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Making a Medical Living Doctors and Patients in the English Market for Medicine, 1720-1911

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ISBN-10: 052134526X

ISBN-13: 9780521345262

Edition: 1994

Authors: Anne Digby, Jan De Vries, Paul Johnson, Richard Smith, Keith Wrightson

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Making a Medical Market begins with the first voluntary hospital in 1720 and ends in 1911 with national health insurance. It looks at different forms of practice--public appointments in hospitals, office under state welfare systems, and private practice. From the 1750s medicine became more commercialized. Doctors were successful in raising demand for their own services but were unsuccessful in restricting competition. Many medical practitioners struggled to make a living by seeing many patients at low fees, so that "five minutes for the patient" is not a new feature of health care.
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Book details

List price: $139.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/26/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 372
Size: 6.18" wide x 9.29" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 1.474

Paul Johnson lives in London.

Richard Smith is a specialist in organisational development related people development issues and has enjoyed a number of senior roles for a range of blue chip organizations including Dixon Group and Lloyds Bank. Currently running his own consultancy Richard Smith Associates, he works with clients as diverse as Unilever, GKN, Nestle, Mars and Harvard Business School. The Chief Examiner for APMG Change Management products and lead author of the first global Change Management Body of Knowledge for the Change Management Institute, he is also a Fellow of the CIPD.

Keith Wrightsonis the TownsendProfessor of History at Yale University and the author ofEarthly Necessities: Economic Lives in Early Modern Britain. He lives in Guilford, CT.

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Medical practitioners
The context of practice
Medical encounters
The Economic Dimensions of Practice
The creation of surgical general practice
The GP and the goal of prosperity
Patients and Doctors
Medicalisation and affluent patients
Office, altruism and poor patients
Expanding practice with women and child patients