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Medicine Transformed : Health, Disease and Society in Europe 1800-1930 - Deborah Brunton

Medicine Transformed

Health, Disease and Society in Europe 1800-1930

By: Deborah Brunton (Editor)

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During the nineteenth century medicine underwent a radical transformation. In 1800, the body was still understood in terms of humors and fluids, and a wide range of individuals provided medical care. Institutions were marginal to the medical enterprise, and governments took almost no part in providing medical services. By 1930 a new modern medicine had begun to emerge across Europe. New understandings of the body opened up surgery and treatments, and hospitals became centers for care, research and training. In "Medicine Transformed," original essays by established scholars in the social history of medicine explore these developments and examine topics such as the military and colonial medicine, the role of women and access to care. The essays provide an accessible introduction to the subject, setting nineteenth and early twentieth-century medicine in its political, cultural, intellectual and economic contexts.
Medicine transformed is complemented by a companion volume of primary and secondary readings: "Health, disease and society in Europe, 1800-1930: A source book."

List of illustrations
List of contributors
The localisation of disease
The changing shape of the hospital
Medical reform and medical practice
Gender and medicine: midwives, nurses and women doctors
The development of surgery
Public health: dealing with disease in populations
Colonial and imperial medicine
Asylums, psychiatry and mental disorder c.1815-1914
Motherhood and the state
The fortunes of eugenics
The patient's perspective: access to care
Medicine in war
The laboratory revolution
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ISBN: 9780719067358
ISBN-10: 0719067359
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 24th June 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.05