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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: April 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521475655

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  • This book, first published in 2006, is a detailed and authoritative account of the last two centuries of the development of 'Western' medicine, a tradition now important everywhere in the world. It is 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, becoming as important as it has in the modern world. It 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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    '[A] massive, richly detailed and impressive overview of the past two centuries …'. The Lancet

    'As this book shows, traditions in medicine and science can have a powerful influence on how health care is shaped for the future. I therefore recommend the book to anyone with a serious interest in understanding the interactions between social and scientific events that have formed modern medicine.' Nature

    'Bynum does produce a social framework within which the rise of scientific medicine makes sense. … the final chapter provides one of the first historical summaries of medicinal developments in the post-war period.' The Times Literary Supplement

    'This section will challenge many, if not most, honours students, but will be ultimately very rewarding for them (and their teachers). Jacyna skilfully deconstructs the ideological role of professional elites and medical heroes, and is tellingly sensitive to the historical significance of the lower ranks of the profession as the 'shock troops of the bourgeois revolution.' Medical History

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    • Date Published: April 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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