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Making a medical living : doctors and patients in the English market for medicine, 1720-1911

Author: Anne Digby
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Series: Cambridge studies in population, economy, and society in past time, 24.
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How did doctors make a living? Making a Medical Living explores the neglected socio-economic history of medical practice, beginning with the first voluntary hospital in 1720 and ending with national health insurance in 1911. It looks at private practice and how this was supplemented by public appointments. In this innovative study, Anne Digby makes use of new archival sources of information to produce a compelling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Digby
ISBN: 052134526X 9780521345262
OCLC Number: 28966767
Description: xix, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Professional structure of practice --
Medical practioners --
Context of practice --
Medical encounters --
Economic dimensions of practice --
Creation of a surgical general practice --
GP and the goal of prosperity --
Physicians --
Patients and doctors --
Medicalisation and affluent patients --
Office, altruism and poor patients --
Expanding practice with women and child patients --
Synthesis --
Reflections.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in population, economy, and society in past time, 24.
Responsibility: Anne Digby.
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