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Wear, A. (Andrew) 1946-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 165 publications in 1 language and 5,790 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Singer
Classifications: R484, 610.94
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Most widely held works by A Wear
Medicine in society : historical essays( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social history of medicine over the last fifteen years has redrawn the boundaries of medical history. Specialized papers and monographs have contributed to our knowledge of how medicine has affected society and how society has shaped medicine. This book synthesizes, through a series of essays, some of the most significant findings of this 'new social history' of medicine. The period covered ranges from ancient Greece to the present time. While coverage is not exhaustive, the reader is able to trace how medicine in the West developed from an unlicensed open market place, with many different types of practitioners in the classical period, to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century professionalized medicine of state influence, of hospitals, public health medicine, and scientific medicine. The book also covers innovatory topics such as patient-doctor relationships, the history of the asylum, and the demographic background to the history of medicine
The Medical renaissance of the sixteenth century( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medizingeschichte / Renaissance
The Medical revolution of the seventeenth century( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems and methods in the history of medicine( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpretation and cultural history( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British medicine in an age of reform by R. K French( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1780 and 1850 was one of the great turning points in British medicine. Medicine was reformed just as politics was being reformed, and many of the characteristics of modern medicine emerged. British Medicine in an Age of Reform charts the nature and dynamics of the radical changes which occurred in this period. With the help of the state, medicine became a recognizable profession. At the same time there was a push from within medicine to base the subject on science and to develop a career structure that did not depend upon social connections but instead worked as a meritocracy. By the end of the 1850s, medicine had become perceptibly modern. It lacked only germ theory which was to follow a few years later. The details of the Apothecaries' Act, the use of the rhetoric of science for the purpose of medical reform, and the ways in which post-revolutionary French medicine was used as an example in British reforms are documented by the contributors. Other contributions include discussions of forensic medicine as a paradigm of reform, the teaching of chemistry to medical students, and how scientific medicine affected the doctor-patient relationship
Health and healing in early modern England : studies in social and intellectual history by A Wear( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctors and ethics : the earlier historical setting of professional ethics( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge and practice in English medicine, 1550-1680 by A Wear( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a major synthesis of the knowledge and practice of early modern English medicine set in its social and cultural contexts. The book vividly maps out some central areas such as remedies (and how they were made credible) and how and why surgeons worked upon the body
Knowledge and practice in early modern English medicine, 1550-1680 by A Wear( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a major synthesis of the knowledge and practice of early modern English medicine in their social and cultural contexts. The book maps out vividly some central areas: remedies (and how they were made credible), notions of disease, advice on preventive medicine and on healthy living, how surgeons worked upon the body and their understanding of what they were doing, and the prevention and treatment of plague." "The structures of practice and knowledge examined in the first part of the book came to be challenged in the later seventeenth century, when the 'new science' began to overturn the foundation of established knowledge. However, as the second part of the book shows, traditional medical practice was so well entrenched in English culture that much of it continued into the eighteenth century. Various changes which set the agenda for later medical treatment did, however, occur, and these are discussed in the final chapter."--Jacket
Writings on travel, discovery, and history by Daniel Defoe( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of Daniel Defoe's travel and historical writings reveal the range of his intellectual interests. His ""Tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain"", which came out between 1724 and 1726, drew on Defoe's travels throughout England and Scotland - often as a political agent and spy
Writings on travel, discovery and history by Daniel Defoe( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Due preparations for the plague (1722) by Daniel Defoe( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings on travel, discovery and history by Daniel Defoe( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings on travel, discovery and history by Daniel Defoe( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings on travel, discovery and history by Daniel Defoe( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings on travel, discovery and history by Daniel Defoe( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings on travel, discovery and history by Daniel Defoe( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings on travel, discovery and history by Daniel Defoe( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings on travel, discovery and history by Daniel Defoe( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Medicine in society : historical essays
Alternative Names
Wear, A.

Wear, Andrew.

Wear, Andrew 1946-

Wear, Andrew William 1946-

Languages
English (131)

Covers
The Medical renaissance of the sixteenth centuryThe Medical revolution of the seventeenth centuryInterpretation and cultural historyBritish medicine in an age of reformHealth and healing in early modern England : studies in social and intellectual historyDoctors and ethics : the earlier historical setting of professional ethicsKnowledge and practice in English medicine, 1550-1680Knowledge and practice in early modern English medicine, 1550-1680