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Physicians and society : a social history of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Author: Morrice McCrae
Publisher: Edinburgh : John Donald, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a social history of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh from its foundation in 1681 until 1918 when, at the end of the First World War, its role was changed by the creation of the Ministry of Health.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCrae, Morrice.
Physicians and society.
Edinburgh : John Donald, 2007
(OCoLC)685223000
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morrice McCrae
ISBN: 9780859766982 0859766985
OCLC Number: 159651403
Description: 274 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: Threshold of the modern world --
Survival: Royalists and Covenanters, Newtonians and Traditionalists --
A rival to Leiden --
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary --
Pre-eminence: Cullen and Curriculum --
The invention of medical ethics --
An industrial society --
Certain measures for the public good --
Cholera and its legacy --
Alison and Chadwick: Health care for the poor --
Poverty or miasma --
Alison and the college defeated: The Registration Act --
The struggle for equal recognition --
Incarceration or treatment --
Britain's first medical research laboratory --
New qualifications, new schools of medicine.
Responsibility: Morrice McCrae.
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