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

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April 2002



Charitable Knowledge explores the formation of the teaching hospital in eighteenth-century London.


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.


'In a study no less rich in its evocation of social change than assured in its grasp of medical history, Susan Lawrence traces the emergence of modern hospital medicine in London. Soon scholars will be wondering how they did without such a book for so long.' Roy Porter, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine 'A thoroughly engaging and theoretically nuanced exploration of how hospital medicine became the wellspring of social, intellectual, and pedagogic authority in the medical world of eighteenth-century London. Written with clarity and subtlety ... Professor Lawrence has compellingly captured the cultural sea change from early modern to modern medicine.' John Harley Warner, Yale University 'Susan Lawrence's study of learning and practicing medicine in Georgian London is, quite simply, wonderful. Based on an unprecedented range of printed and manuscript sources, her volume skillfully dissects the whole vibrant medical scene. It is crammed with vignettes of the great and the ordinary and is an example of the social history of medicine at its very best.' W. F. Bynum, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine 'I would thoroughly recommend this book as an excellent read and collation of medico-historical information.' John M. T. Ford, Lancet 'The sophisticated narrative not only displays the author's erudition and awareness of historical concerns, but is enhanced by well-presented quantitative information.' Caroline Hannaway, Medical History 'Susan C. Lawrence's culmination of a decade's worth of methodical and prodigious research into the cultural milieu of eighteenth-century London 'hospital medicine' has been well worth the wait.' Philip K. Wilson, Times Higher Education Supplement 'Lawrence's work is distinguished by its exhaustive approach to the careers and connections of the medical men who established the elite status of the London hospitals. Her approach is considerably more quantitative than many earlier writings on the hospitals, and the work is the more admirable in that it makes excellent sense of conventional reports which are frequently dry and uninformative when tackled simply as literary texts ... impressive account.' Anne Crowther, Times Literary Supplement ' ... fascinating and very readable ...'. John Ellis, The Pharos
EAN: 9780521525183
ISBN: 0521525187
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in the Histo'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2002
Seitenanzahl: 408 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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