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William Hunter and the Eighteenth-Century Medical World

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ISBN-10: 0521525179

ISBN-13: 9780521525176

Edition: 2002

Authors: W. F. Bynum, Roy Porter

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Arising from a conference commemorating the 200th anniversary of the death of William Hunter (1718-1783), this book explores the career of that physician, obstetrician, medical educator and man of culture.
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Book details

List price: $50.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.02" wide x 9.06" long x 1.18" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Roy Sydney Porter was born December 31, 1946. He grew up in a south London working class home. He attended Wilson's Grammar School, Camberwell, and won an unheard of scholarship to Cambridge. His starred double first in history at Cambridge University (1968) led to a junior research fellowship at his college, Christ's, followed by a teaching post at Churchill College, Cambridge. His Ph.D. thesis, published as The Making Of Geology (1977), became the first of more than 100 books that he wrote or edited. Porter was a Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Churchill College, Cambridge from 1972 to 1979; Dean from 1977 to 1979; Assistant Lecturer in European History at Cambridge…    

Acknowledgements
Introduction
William Hunter: a surgeon and a gentleman
The happiness of riches
Medical Education
The role of apprenticeship in eighteenth-century medical education in England
Physicians, hospitals and career structures in eighteenth-century London
'Invite the philosopher, as well as the charitable': hospital teaching as private enterprise in Hunterian London
Ornate physicians and learned artisans: Edinburgh medical men, 1726-1776
German medical education in the eighteenth century: the Prussian context and its influence
The politics of health and the institutionalisation of clinical practices in Europe in the second half of the eighteenth century
Anatomy and Physiology
Vitalism in late eighteenth-century physiology: the cases of Barthez
William and John Hunter: breaking the Great Chain of Being
Obstetrics
The pleasures of procreation: traditional and biomedical theories of conception
William Hunter and the varieties of man-midwifery
The management of normal deliveries and the generation of William Hunter
Gender, generation and science: William Hunter's obstetrical atlas
Index