Charitable Knowledge: Hospital Pupils and Practitioners in Eighteenth-Century London by Susan C. LawrenceCharitable Knowledge: Hospital Pupils and Practitioners in Eighteenth-Century London by Susan C. Lawrence

Charitable Knowledge: Hospital Pupils and Practitioners in Eighteenth-Century London

bySusan C. LawrenceEditorCharles Rosenberg

Paperback | June 27, 2002

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Charitable Knowledge explores the interconnections among medical teaching, medical knowledge and medical authority in eighteenth-century London. The metropolis lacked a university until the nineteenth century, so the seven major voluntary hospitals--St. Bartholomew, St. Thomas, Guy, the Westminster, St. George, the Middlesex, and the London--were crucial sites for educating surgeons, surgeon-apothecaries and visiting physicians. Lawrence explains how charity patients became teaching objects, and how hospitals became medical schools. She demonstrates that hospital practitioners gradually gained authority within an emerging medical community, transforming the old tripartite structure into a loosely unified group of de facto general practitioners dominated by hospital men. Historians of science and medicine will want to read this book.
Title:Charitable Knowledge: Hospital Pupils and Practitioners in Eighteenth-Century LondonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.91 inPublished:June 27, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521525187

ISBN - 13:9780521525183

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Table of Contents

List of tables and figures; Preface; 1. Introduction: hospital medicine in eighteenth-century London; Part I. Institutions and Education: 2. The London hospitals: virtue and value; 3. The corporations, licensing and reform, 1700-1815; 4. Walking the wards: from apprentices to pupils; 5. London lecturing: public knowledge and private courses; Part II. Community and Knowledge: 6. Gentlemen scholars and clinical cases, 1700-1760; 7. London hospital men and a medical community, 1760-1815; 8. Hospital men make medical knowledge, 1760-1815; Conclusion; Appendices; Notes; Index.

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"This is a thorough and well-argued analysis of the development of hospital teaching in eigteenth century London ....All readers will find in Larence's book a carefully though out, well documented and thoroughly researched work that is likely to become the standrad in its field." Margaret DeLacy, American Historical Review