Medical Care and the General Practitioner 1750-1850 by Irvine LoudonMedical Care and the General Practitioner 1750-1850 by Irvine Loudon

Medical Care and the General Practitioner 1750-1850

byIrvine Loudon

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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Unlike most histories of the medical profession between 1750 and 1850, which focus on a small handful of famous doctors and their discoveries, this book concentrates on the neglected but far larger group of rank and file practitioners: the surgeon-apothecaries of the late 18th century and the general practitioners of the early 19th century. Delving into an array of manuscript sources, Loudon examines their social and economic status, their background and training, their scientific methods and medical challenges, and their patients and pay-scales. He demonstrates that they actually faced unparalleled intraprofessional rivalry in an overcrowded profession during these years -- the effects of which are still seen in the structure of Britain's medical establishment today.
Irvine Loudon is a freelance historian of medicine.
Title:Medical Care and the General Practitioner 1750-1850Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.94 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198227930

ISBN - 13:9780198227939

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Editorial Reviews

'Irvine Loudon has written an important book and one that is already a standard reference for discussion of eighteen- and nineteenth-century English medicine. Loudon's significant contribution to our understanding of the medical profession and medical practice in England deserves a wideaudience.'Caroline Hannaway, Johns Hopkins University, Bulletin of the History of Medicine