Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 March 1995

328 Pages | 23 illus.

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

ISBN: 9780195090376

Bookseller Code (04)


The Medical Mandarins

The French Academy of Medicine in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

George Weisz

This wide-ranging and imaginative book examines the social and scientific role of the French Academy of Medicine from its creation in 1820 to the outbreak of the Second World War. It employs academic activities and sources to explore such major questions in the social and scientific history of medicine as the nature of therapeutic reasoning, the specificity of French medicine, and the consequences of hierarchial centralization for the medical profession.


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