Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Charitable Knowledge explores the interconnections between medical teaching, medical knowledge, and medical authority in eighteenth-century London. The metropolis lacked a university until the nineteenth century, so the seven major voluntary hospitals - St Bartholomew's, St Thomas's, Guy's, the Westminster, St George's, the Middlesex, and the London - were crucial sites for educating surgeons, surgeon-apothecaries, and visiting physicians. Lawrence explains how charity patients became teaching objects, and how hospitals became medical schools. She demonstrates that hospital practitioners gradually gained authority within an emerging medical community, transforming the old tripartite structure into a loosely unified group of de facto general practitioners dominated by hospital men. As hospital physicians and surgeons became the new elite, they profoundly shaped what counted as 'good' knowledge among medical men, both in the construction of clinical observations and in the proper use of science.

Buy Charitable Knowledge book by Susan C. Lawrence from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521525183
ISBN-10: 0521525187
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 408
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Charitable Knowledge book by Susan C. Lawrence and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Author Susan C. Lawrence

Privacy and the Past by Susan C. Lawrence

Privacy and the Past

Hardback, February 2016
$86.00
Civil War Washington by Susan C. Lawrence

Civil War Washington

Hardback, April 2015
$94.69
Charitable Knowledge by Susan C. Lawrence

Charitable Knowledge

Hardback, April 1996
$234.00