Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 March 2014

268 Pages | 3 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719095573

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Performing medicine

Medical culture and identity in provincial England, c.1760-1850

Michael Brown

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A fresh and distinctive account of one of the most important themes in the history of modern medicine: the development of the medical profession as a body of scientific experts
  • Places culture at the heart of its analysis, demonstrating how medicine was reconfigured at the level of identity, imagination, performance and representation
  • Touches on many key themes of early modern and modern British history, from sociability, patronage and politeness to radical reform, popular sovereignty, and the public and the state
  • Has implications for contemporary debates about the present state and future course of British medicine at a time when talk of de-professionalisation abounds