The Western Medical Tradition: 1800-2000

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Written by leading experts who not only describe the most important people, events, and transformations, but give explanations for why medicine developed as it did, this new edition contains one of the first historical summaries of the development of medicine after the Second World War. It is an authoritative source of new information as well as a synthesis of the current state of knowledge on this fascinating subject. The Western Medical Tradition, 1800-2000 is a companion volume to The Western Medical Tradition, 800 BC to AD 1800.

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Written by leading experts in the field, The Western Medical Tradition, 1800-2000 not only describes the most important people, events, and transformations in the past two centuries of Western medicine, but gives explanations for why medicine developed as it did, becoming as important as it has in the modern world. A companion volume to The Western medical Tradition, 800 BC to AD 1800, this volume is an authoritative source of new information as well as a synthesis of the current state of knowledge on this fascinating subject.

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W. F. Bynum is Professor Emeritus of the History of Medicine at the University College London. He is the author of Medicine and the Five Senses (Cambridge University Press, 1993), William Hunter and the 18th Century Medical World (Cambridge University Press, 1985), and Science and the Practice of Medicine (Cambridge University Press, 1994).

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