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Advancing with the army : medicine, the professions, and social mobility in the British Isles, 1790-1850

Author: Marcus Ackroyd
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Providing a statistical study of a professional cohort in the era of the industrial revolution, this prosopographical study, of some 450 surgeons who joined the army medical service during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, charts their background, education, military and civilian career, marriage, and wealth at death.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Student Collection
History
Military history
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Ackroyd
ISBN: 0199267065 9780199267064
OCLC Number: 70985409
Description: xv, 393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction : the French wars, industrialization, and the professions --
1. The army medical service --
2. Background --
3. Education --
4. Army careers --
5. Professional life outside the service --
6. Fortunes and families --
7. Enquiring minds --
8. Reflection.
Responsibility: Marcus Ackroyd [and others].
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