作者 Tomkins, Alannah
書名 Medical misadventure in an age of professionalisation, 1780-1890 / Alannah Tomkins
出版項 Manchester : Manchester University Press, c2017
book jacket
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 陽明大學書庫區  WZ70.FE5 T658 2017    30020101030452  在架上
稽核項 xii, 290 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
叢書名 Social histories of medicine
Social histories of medicine
內容 Financial hardship: bankruptcy, insolvency, and medical charity -- Thwarted ambition and disappointing careers? Narratives of the Indian Medical Service -- Accident or on purpose? Neglect, incompetence, and unintentional killing -- Crimes against the body: causing harm -- Mad doctors: lunacy and the asylum -- Despairing doctors: professional stress and suicide
附註 This book looks at medical professionalisation from a new perspective, one of failure rather than success. It questions the existing picture of broad and rising medical prosperity across the nineteenth century to consider the men who did not keep up with professionalising trends. It unpicks the life stories of men who could not make ends meet or who could not sustain a professional persona of disinterested expertise, either because they could not overcome public accusations of misconduct or because they struggled privately with stress. In doing so it uncovers the trials of the medical marketplace and the pressures of medical masculinity. All professionalising groups risked falling short of rising expectations, but for doctors these expectations were inflected in some occupationally specific ways
主題 Physicians
Medicine -- England -- History -- 18th century
Medicine -- Wales -- History -- 18th century
Medicine -- England -- History -- 19th century
Medicine -- Wales -- History -- 19th century
Malpractice -- history
History, 18th Century
History, 19th Century
Physicians -- history
Wales
England
國際標準書號 9781526116079 (hbk.) : GBP75.00