Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 August 2017

304 Pages | 15 b/w illus.,

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526116079

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Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation, 1780-1890

Alannah Tomkins

Published by Manchester University Press

Social Histories of Medicine MUP Series

Medical Misadventure considers the doctors whose careers were disrupted or entirely derailed by misfortune, ineptitude, or temptation to crime. Conflicts with colleagues, and threats to medical masculinity, gave rise to extraordinary stories of loss, distress, and occasional recovery.


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