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Medical Lives in the Age of Surgical Revolution
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  • Page extent: 446 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.87 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 610.941
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: R486 .C76 2007
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Medicine--Great Britain--History--19th century
    • Physicians--Great Britain--Biography
    • Lister, Joseph,--Baron,--1827-1912
    • Lister, Joseph,--Baron,--1827-1912
    • Physicians--Great Britain--Biography

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521835480)

  • Also available in Paperback
  • Published April 2007

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$175.00 (C)

An unusual history of doctors trained in Britain in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, and their careers in Britain and the Empire. In this 2007 book, Crowther and Dupree describe the experience of a whole generation of doctors at a time of rapid changes in medical knowledge.


List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Arrivals; 2. Student days: the shared experience of survival; 3. Joseph Lister and the teaching of surgery; 4. First steps: the first five years after qualification; 5. Jex-Blake's women: education and careers; 6. Varieties of practice; 7. Listerism in practice; 8. Lister's men abroad: settlers; 9. Lister's men abroad: imperialists, missionaries and enclaves; 10. Last days; Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.


"This book is groundbreaking in its scope. No other study in the field of the history of medicine has attempted to trace the spread of a medical theory through a cohort of particular individuals as they traveled across the globe." - Elizabeth Todd, H-Albion

''fascinating and important book" -The Scotsman

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