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Title Advancing with the army : medicine, the professions, and social mobility in the British Isles, 1790-1850 / Marcus Ackroyd [and others]
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 393 pages) : illustrations
Contents Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: The French Wars, Industrialization, and the Professions; 1 The Army Medical Service; 2 Background; 3 Education; 4 Army Careers; 5 Professional Life outside the Service; 6 Fortunes and Families; 7 Enquiring Minds; 8 Reflection; Appendix 1 Description of Database; Appendix 2 List of doctors in the sample; Manuscript Sources; Bibliography; Index
Summary A detailed biographical study of the members of the army medical service during the Revolution and Napoleonic wars that charts their background and life both in and outside the army. It demonstrates how a group of medical practitioners from relatively humble backgrounds could use social contacts and experience forged in the army to become an established part of the educated British imperial elite. - ;Providing the first ever statistical study of a professional cohort in the era of the industrial revolution, this prosopographical study of some 450 surgeons who joined the army medical service du
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-376) and index
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Subject Medicine, Military -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Medical care -- Great Britain.
Physicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Social mobility -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
History, 19th Century.
Military Medicine.
Social Mobility.
Great Britain -- History, Military -- 1789-1820.
United Kingdom.
Genre/Form Biography.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
Author Ackroyd, Marcus.
LC no. 2006030801
ISBN 0191514837 (electronic bk.)
9780191514838 (electronic bk.)