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Gentlemen, scientists, and doctors

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This book offers the first full-length study of medical education at the University of Cambridge for nearly 70 years. Drawing on the extensive records in the university archives and contemporary periodical literature, it sets the development of the Cambridge medical school in the context of the history of medicine, science and higher education. The author begins with the preservation of the faculty in the face of early nineteenth-century attacks on privilege in medicine and higher education, presenting a detailed investigation of the reforms of the 1860s and 1870s which led to the creation of the laboratories in the experimental sciences such as physiology and pathology on which so much of the University's twentieth-century reputation was to rest, and of a clinical school which faded quickly and was soon forgotten. The second half describes the evolution of this reformed faculty into the model of academic medicine that we recognise and follow today. Nor are the students forgotten: their experiences of medical education at the University are illustrated with numerous quotations from periodicals such as Granta and the Magazine of the Cambridge University Medical Society. Dr MARK WEATHERALL was at Cambridge from 1986 to 1997, and held a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship.
Book bound in green cloth with pasted title on front and silver lettering on spine. Would list as 'fine', but for small stain on front cover and on rear where nap is marked (see 2nd photo). No jacket - as issued?

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Author(s):
Mark Weatherall
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 16.5cm
Edition:
1st edition 1st printing
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0851156819
ISBN-13:
9780851156811
Number of pages:
341
Publisher:
Boydell Press
Title:
Gentlemen, scientists, and doctors: Medicine at Cambridge 1800 - 1940

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This book offers the first full-length study of medical education at the University of Cambridge for nearly 70 years. Drawing on the extensive records in the university archives and contemporary periodical literature, it sets the development of the Cambridge medical school in the context of the history of medicine, science and higher education. The author begins with the preservation of the faculty in the face of early nineteenth-century attacks on privilege in medicine and higher education, presenting a detailed investigation of the reforms of the 1860s and 1870s which led to the creation of the laboratories in the experimental sciences such as physiology and pathology on which so much of the University's twentieth-century reputation was to rest, and of a clinical school which faded quickly and was soon forgotten. The second half describes the evolution of this reformed faculty into the model of academic medicine that we recognise and follow today. Nor are the students forgotten: their experiences of medical education at the University are illustrated with numerous quotations from periodicals such as Granta and the Magazine of the Cambridge University Medical Society. Dr MARK WEATHERALL was at Cambridge from 1986 to 1997, and held a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship.
Book bound in green cloth with pasted title on front and silver lettering on spine. Would list as 'fine', but for small stain on front cover and on rear where nap is marked (see 2nd photo). No jacket - as issued?

Author(s):
Mark Weatherall
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 16.5cm
Edition:
1st edition 1st printing
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0851156819
ISBN-13:
9780851156811
Number of pages:
341
Publisher:
Boydell Press
Title:
Gentlemen, scientists, and doctors: Medicine at Cambridge 1800 - 1940

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