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"To Improve the Evidence of Medicine": The 18th century British origins of a critical approach

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In this book, Ulrich Tröhler documents the origins of systematic efforts "to improve the evidence of medicine" (in the words of 18th century physician, Fordyce), demonstrating that a quantitative and critical approach to the evaluation of medical practice became established far earlier than previously thought. He provides a fascinating account of the way that doctors who had often begun their clinical careers outside the medical establishment, used quantified observations to challenge therapeutic dogma based on theory to introduce new treatments. As well as painting a vivid picture of 18th century medical practice, readers will find that many of the issues discussed are equally pertinent to health care, clinical practice and therapeutic evaluation in the 21st century.

The book is in very good+ condition. Signed with a gift inscription from the author to the title page.

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Author(s):
Tröhler, Ulrich
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
25 x 18 cm
Edition:
First edition, 2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0854050566
ISBN-13:
9780854050567
Number of pages:
147
Publisher:
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Title:
"To Improve the Evidence of Medicine": The 18th century British origins of a critical approach

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In this book, Ulrich Tröhler documents the origins of systematic efforts "to improve the evidence of medicine" (in the words of 18th century physician, Fordyce), demonstrating that a quantitative and critical approach to the evaluation of medical practice became established far earlier than previously thought. He provides a fascinating account of the way that doctors who had often begun their clinical careers outside the medical establishment, used quantified observations to challenge therapeutic dogma based on theory to introduce new treatments. As well as painting a vivid picture of 18th century medical practice, readers will find that many of the issues discussed are equally pertinent to health care, clinical practice and therapeutic evaluation in the 21st century.

The book is in very good+ condition. Signed with a gift inscription from the author to the title page.

Added value:
Signed
Author(s):
Tröhler, Ulrich
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
25 x 18 cm
Edition:
First edition, 2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0854050566
ISBN-13:
9780854050567
Number of pages:
147
Publisher:
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Title:
"To Improve the Evidence of Medicine": The 18th century British origins of a critical approach

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