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Author Lawrence, Susan C.

Title Charitable knowledge : hospital pupils and practitioners in eighteenth-century London / Susan C. Lawrence
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 390 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Cambridge history of medicine
Cambridge history of medicine.
Contents 1. Introduction: Hospital medicine in eighteenth-century London. The setting. Transformations. Hospital medicine -- 2. The London hospitals: Virtue and value. Charity and the hospitals. Hospital practitioners -- 3. The Corporations, licensing, and reform, 1700-1815. The London corporations: Membership and licensing. Education at the halls and college. Education, war, and the colleges: Reform and responses, 1780-1815 -- 4. Walking the wards: From apprentices to pupils. Apprentices and pupils, character and cash. On the wards: Increasing numbers, blurry boundaries. Learning on the wards -- 5. London lecturing: Public knowledge and private courses. Private and public: Business, knowledge, access, and authority. The London system: An overview. Entrepreneurs: Entertainment and expertise, 1700-1760. Bodies and businesses: Hospital lecturing, 1760-1820 -- 6. Gentlemen scholars and clinical cases, 1700-1760. Public persona: Publishing. Publicity and polemics. Ancients and moderns
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Medical education -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century.
Medicine -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century.
Teaching hospitals -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century.
Medical Staff, Hospital -- education.
History, 18th Century.
Hospitals, Voluntary -- history.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511003285 (electronic bk.)
9780511003288 (electronic bk.)