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Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation, 1780-1890 - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation, 1780-1890

Alannah Tomkins


This book examines the turbulent careers of medical practitioners who wanted to become full members of the profession but were held back from the fulfilment of their ambitions. They might have fallen bankrupt, or have been forced to take a post that did not live up to their expectations. Alternatively they might have been accused of neglecting or injuring patients. Another possibility was that they felt the pressures of professional practice so severely that they fell ill or committed suicide. This book tells the stories of the unfortunate, deceptive and desperate doctors who tried and failed ... More

Keywords: Medical professionalisation, medical marketplace, medical masculinity, turbulent medical careers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526116079
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526116079.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alannah Tomkins, author
Keele University