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The Western Medical Tradition
1800–2000

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  • Authors:
  • W. F. Bynum, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London
  • Anne Hardy, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London
  • Stephen Jacyna, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London
  • Christopher Lawrence, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London
  • E. M. Tansey, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London
Stephen Jacyna, W. F. Bynum, Christopher Lawrence, Anne Hardy, E. M. Tansey
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  • Date Published: March 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521475655

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  • Written by leading experts who not only describe the most important people, events, and transformations, but give explanations for why medicine developed as it did, this new edition contains one of the first historical summaries of the development of medicine after the Second World War. It is an authoritative source of new information as well as a synthesis of the current state of knowledge on this fascinating subject. The Western Medical Tradition, 1800-2000 is a companion volume to The Western Medical Tradition, 800 BC to AD 1800.

    • Authoritative synthesis of the current knowledge of the Western medical tradition
    • A benchmark study of medicine in the last half of the twentieth century which is the first of its kind
    • Contains useful summary material: illustrations, charts and tables, timelines, bibliographical essays
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Bynum offers an engaging survey...Lawrence skillfully continues the story...[Hardy and Tansey] include some valuable international comparisons ... I would rate this volume a success."
    -The New England Journal of Medicine

    Lawrence's excellent discussion of medicine in the Soviet Union should be singled out for special mention in this category. The Western Medical Tradition 1800-2000 is aimed at students of the history of medicine. However, there is much to recommend the volume to those interested in broader historical matters, with useful material on patterns of disease, hospitals, the role of the state, welfare and public health. All the authors make an effort to place medical developments into their wider social and political context, with Stephen Jacyna setting the early nineteenth century most solidly in a background of political upheaval and industrialization. The book provides an excellent overview of medicine within relatively short periods."
    -Deborah Brunton, The Open UniversityVictorian Studies

    "...the textbook is especially strong on medical education and international organization."
    - Eric J. Engstrom, Canadian Journal of History

    "Far more than most surveys of medical history, this one contains not only a factual narrative but also select examinations of the intersections between health care and Western societies." --John C. Burnham, Ohio State University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521475655
    • length: 630 pages
    • dimensions: 175 x 249 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.04kg
    • contains: 15 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Medicine in transformation, 1800–50 Stephen Jacyna
    2. The rise of science in medicine, 1850–1913 W. F. Bynum
    3. Continuity in crisis: medicine, 1914–45 Christopher Lawrence
    4. Medical enterprise and global response, 1945–2000 Anne Hardy and E. M. Tansey.

  • Authors

    W. F. Bynum, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London
    W. F. Bynum is Professor Emeritus of the History of Medicine at the University College London. He is the author of Medicine and the Five Senses (Cambridge University Press, 1993), William Hunter and the 18th Century Medical World (Cambridge University Press, 1985), and Science and the Practice of Medicine (Cambridge University Press, 1994).

    Anne Hardy, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London
    Anne Hardy is Reader in the History of Medicine at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at the University College London. She is the author of The Epidemic Streets. Infectious Disease and the Rise of Preventive Medicine 1856–1900 and Health and Medicine in Britain since 1850. She is the co-editor of Women and Modern Medicine, and The Road to Medical Statistics.

    Stephen Jacyna, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London
    Stephen Jacyna is Senior Lecturer at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at the University College London. He is the author of Nineteenth-Century Origins of Neuroscientific Concepts (with Edwin Clarke), Philosophic Whigs: Science, Medicine and Citizenship in Edinburgh, 1789–1848, and Lost Words: Narratives of Language and the Brain, 1825–1926.

    Christopher Lawrence, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London
    Christopher Lawrence is Professor of the History of Medicine at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at the University College London. He is the author of Medicine in the Making of Modern Britain, and Rockefeller Money, the Laboratory and Medicine in Edinburgh 1919–1930: New Science in an Old Country.

    E. M. Tansey, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London
    E. M. Tansey is Reader in the History of Modern Medical Sciences for the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London. She has published in numerous medical, scientific and historical journals including Medical History, Journal of the History of Medicine, and Lancet. She is the Convenor of the Wellcome Trust's History of Twentieth Century Medicine Group, which exists to promote interaction between historians, clinicians and biomedical scientists.

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    Stephen Jacyna, W. F. Bynum, Christopher Lawrence, Anne Hardy, E. M. Tansey

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