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Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1800-1930: A Source Book Edited by Deborah Brunton

Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1800-1930: A Source Book
by Edited by Deborah Brunton

Provides readers with unrivalled access to a comprehensive range of sources on the provision of medical care during the nineteenth centrury -- .
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Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1800-1930: A Source Book Summary


During the nineteenth century, the provision of medical care underwent a radical transformation. In 1800, the body was still understood in terms of humours and fluids, and treatment was provided by a wide range of individuals, some of whom had little or no formal training. Institutions were marginal to the medical enterprise, and governments took almost no part in providing medical services. By 1930, however, a recognisably modern medicine had begun to emerge across Europe. New understandings of human physiology had resulted in the new science of surgical therapy; hospitals had become centres for care, research and training; and the newly organised medical professions increasingly sought to regulate medical practice. In most countries, the state had accepted responsibility for public health and the provision of basic welfare services. This volume provides readers with unrivalled access to a comprehensive range of sources on these major themes. Extracts from contemporary writings vividly illustrate key aspects of medical thought and practice, while a selection of classic historical research and up-to-date work in the field helps further our understanding of medical history. Thematically arranged, these sources are assembled to complement the essays in the companion volume, Medicine Transformed: Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1800-1930. In addition, brief scholarly introductions make the sources accessible to both the specialist and the general reader. -- .

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GOR001718510
Title
Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1800-1930: A Source Book
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Very Good
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Paperback
Publisher
Manchester University Press
Year published
Number of pages
328
ISBN 10
0719067391
ISBN 13
9780719067396
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