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To comfort always : a history of palliative medicine since the nineteenth century

Author: David Clark
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Oxford medical histories.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Palliative medicine was first recognised as a specialist field in 1987. One hundred years earlier, London based doctor William Munk published a treatise on 'easeful death' that mapped out the principles of practical, spiritual, and medical support at the end of life. In the intervening years a major process of development took place which led to innovative services, new approaches to the study and relief of pain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Clark
ISBN: 9780199674282 0199674280
OCLC Number: 946010986
Description: xiv, 237 pages : portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Nineteenth century doctors and care of the dying --
Homes for the terminally ill : 1885-1945 --
Interest and disinterest in mid-twentieth century --
Cicely Saunders and her early associates : a kaleidoscope of effects --
Defining the clinical realm --
Specialty recognition and global development --
Palliative medicine : historical record and challenges that remain.
Series Title: Oxford medical histories.
Other Titles: History of palliative medicine since the nineteenth century
Responsibility: David Clark.

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Covers the rise of clinical studies, academic programmes and international collaborations to promote palliative care. It examines the continuing need to provide evidence in support of development and  Read more...

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