Medical misadventure in an age of professionalisation, 1780-1890 by Alannah TomkinsMedical misadventure in an age of professionalisation, 1780-1890 by Alannah Tomkins

Medical misadventure in an age of professionalisation, 1780-1890

byAlannah Tomkins

Hardcover | September 13, 2017

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This book looks at medical professionalisation from a new perspective, one of failure rather than success. It questions the existing picture of broad and rising medical prosperity across the nineteenth century to consider the men who did not keep up with professionalising trends. It unpicksthe life stories of men who could not make ends meet or who could not sustain a professional persona of disinterested expertise, either because they could not overcome public accusations of misconduct or because they struggled privately with stress. In doing so it uncovers the trials of the medicalmarketplace and the pressures of medical masculinity. All professionalising groups risked falling short of rising expectations, but for doctors these expectations were inflected in some occupationally specific ways.
Alannah Tomkins is a Reader in History at Keele University.
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Title:Medical misadventure in an age of professionalisation, 1780-1890Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.98 inPublished:September 13, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1526116073

ISBN - 13:9781526116079

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