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A history of Scottish medicine

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"In this book, Helen Dingwall introduces the history of Scottish medicine from earliest times to the present day. Offering a new synthesis of medicine and society in Scotland, she covers developments in medicine, surgery and alternative medicine in relation to the changing economic, social, political and religious background; discusses concepts of professionalism and institutionalisation; and assesses medical practitioners and patients in the general historical context." "This is the first major history of medicine in Scotland for over twenty years. Its breadth of coverage - given both the time span and the range of background factors considered - makes A History of Scottish Medicine invaluable reading for all those with an interest in this subject."--Jacket.