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-professionalization abounds