Charitable Knowledge

Charitable Knowledge

Hospital Pupils and Practitioners in Eighteenth-century London

eBook - 1996
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Cambridge Univ Pr
Charitable Knowledge explores the formation of the teaching hospital in eighteenth-century London.
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.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780511584718
0511584717
9780511003288
0511003285
9780521363556
0521363551
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 390 pages) : illustrations, map

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