A History of Scottish Medicine: Themes and Influences

A History of Scottish Medicine: Themes and Influences

By: Helen Dingwell (author)Paperback

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Great names, research and innovations, celebrated centres of medical training - Scotland has always been associated with medicine. In this exciting book, Helen Dingwall introduces the history of Scottish medicine from earliest times to the present day. Offering a new synthesis of medicine and society in Scotland, she *Covers developments in medicine, surgery and alternative medicine in relation to the changing economic, social, political and religious background. *Discusses concepts of professionalism and institutionalisation. *Assesses medical practitioners and patients in the general historical context. This is the first comprehensive study of Scottish medicine to be written by a historian for over twenty years. Its breadth of coverage - given both the time span and the range of background factors considered - makes A History of Scottish Medicine invaluable reading for all those with an interest in this fascinating subject.

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Helen Dingwall is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Stirling.


Introduction; Part One: A Nation in the Making: Medicine in Scotland from Earliest Times to c.1500; 1. Scotland and Scots before Scotland; 2. Scottish Medicine in pre-Scotland Times; 3. Medicine in Medieval Scotland; Part Two: A Nation Ascendant? Medicine in Scotland from c.1300-c.1800; 4. Scotland and Scots in Scotland; 5. Medicine in Early Modern Scotland; 6. Medicine in Enlightenment Scotland; Part Three: A Nation Eclipsed? Medicine in Scotland from c.1800-2000; 7. Scotland and Scots Beyond Scotland; 8. Public Medicine in Public Scotland; 9. Modern Medicine in Modern Scotland; Conclusion; Further Reading; Select Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/11/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780748608652
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780748608652
  • weight: 426
  • ISBN10: 0748608656

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