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The Popularization of medicine, 1650-1850

Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.
Series: Wellcome Institute series in the history of medicine.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the rise of popularized medical writings which gave simple advice for home treatments, charting the rise from the Victorian age and focusing on the different experiences of Britain, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Congresses
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Porter
ISBN: 0415072174 9780415072175
OCLC Number: 24380340
Notes: Papers from a conference held at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in London in Jan. 1991.
Credits: Based on a conference held at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in London in January 1991.
Description: x, 297 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The popularization of medicine in early modern England / Andrew Wear --
Acquiring surgical know-how : occupational and lay instruction in early eighteenth-century London / Philip K. Wilson --
Readers, texts, and contexts : vernacular medical works in early modern England / Mary E. Fissell --
The popularization of medicine in France, 1650-1900 / Matthew Ramsey --
The non-naturals made easy / Antoinette Emch-Dériaz --
The popularization of medicine during the Spanish Enlightenment / Enrique Perdiguero --
Tissot as part of the medical Enlightenment in Hungary / Maria Szlatky --
Spreading medical Enlightenment : the popularization of medicine in Georgian England, and its paradoxes / Roy Porter --
''But all those authors are foreigners' : American literary nationalism and domestic medical guides / Norman Gevitz. 'Mr Scott's case' : a view of London medicine in 1825 / Stephen Jacyna.
Series Title: Wellcome Institute series in the history of medicine.
Responsibility: edited by Roy Porter.
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