Journals Higher Education



11 August 2005

392 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195179699

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Divide and Conquer

A Comparative History of Medical Specialization

George Weisz

This wide-ranging book is the first to examine one of the most significant and characteristic features of modern medicine - specialization - in historical and comparative context. Based on research in three languages, it traces the origins of modern medical specialization to 1830s Paris and examines its spread to Germany, Britain, and the US, showing how it evolved from a feature of academic teaching and research into the dominant mode of medical practice since the 1950's.


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