Medical misadventure in an age of professionalisation, 1780-1890 /

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 unpicks the life...

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Main Author: Tomkins, Alannah,
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017
Series: Social histories of medicine.
Online Access: Library Purchase Underway
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Table of Contents:
  • Financial hardship: bankruptcy, insolvency, and medical charity
  • Thwarted ambition and disappointing careers? Narratives of the Indian Medical Service
  • Accident or on purpose? Neglect, incompetence, and unintentional killing
  • Crimes against the body: causing harm
  • Mad doctors: lunacy and the asylum
  • Despairing doctors: professional stress and suicide.