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Call the Doctor: A Social History of Medical Men

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Hardback with pictorial dust jacket, it has red cloth covers with a blue label with gilt titling on the spine. It is in good condition although the jacket is marked and there is some foxing on the pages. It contains introduction, index and illustrations. This is not a history of medicine but a study of the doctor himself and of the varying esteem in which he has been held in the community. It begins in the days when he was beginning to shake himself free from soothsayers, philosophers and theologists. It describes the furious quarrels between physicians, surgeons, apothecaries and quacks, in which the patient tended to be forgotten, and traces the emergence of the general practitioner with his jars of leeches and his stethoscope in his top-hat.

Item details

Author(s):
E S Turner
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1958
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
320
Publisher:
The Quality Book Club
Title:
Call the Doctor: A Social History of Medical Men

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Hardback with pictorial dust jacket, it has red cloth covers with a blue label with gilt titling on the spine. It is in good condition although the jacket is marked and there is some foxing on the pages. It contains introduction, index and illustrations. This is not a history of medicine but a study of the doctor himself and of the varying esteem in which he has been held in the community. It begins in the days when he was beginning to shake himself free from soothsayers, philosophers and theologists. It describes the furious quarrels between physicians, surgeons, apothecaries and quacks, in which the patient tended to be forgotten, and traces the emergence of the general practitioner with his jars of leeches and his stethoscope in his top-hat.

Author(s):
E S Turner
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1958
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
320
Publisher:
The Quality Book Club
Title:
Call the Doctor: A Social History of Medical Men

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