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Physicians and society

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The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh was founded during one of the most disturbed and violent periods in Scottish History, yet it survived the religious and political conflicts of its early years to become the most influential medical and scientific body in Scotland. Fellows of the College created what became the foremost medical school in Europe and the English-speaking world. At the same time the College took the lead in promoting measures to raise the health and welfare of a radically changing society in Scotland.In 1681 when the College was founded Scotland was a poor country economically dependent on the products of the land; two centuries later it was one of the leading industrial countries in the world. It was the close and constant involvement in the evolving problems of Scottish society that shaped the growth and development of College giving it a character and traditions quite distinct from those of all other British medical corporations. It was in meeting the medical problems of the time, as they presented in Scotland, that many of the Fellows of College earned their considerable international reputations. This book is a social history of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh from its foundation in 1681 until 1918 when, at the end of the First World War, its role was changed by the creation of the Ministry of Health.

This book is in very good condition.

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Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0859766985
ISBN-13:
9780859766982
Number of pages:
274
Publisher:
John Donald
Title:
Physicians and Society - a history of the royal college of physicians of Edinburgh

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The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh was founded during one of the most disturbed and violent periods in Scottish History, yet it survived the religious and political conflicts of its early years to become the most influential medical and scientific body in Scotland. Fellows of the College created what became the foremost medical school in Europe and the English-speaking world. At the same time the College took the lead in promoting measures to raise the health and welfare of a radically changing society in Scotland.In 1681 when the College was founded Scotland was a poor country economically dependent on the products of the land; two centuries later it was one of the leading industrial countries in the world. It was the close and constant involvement in the evolving problems of Scottish society that shaped the growth and development of College giving it a character and traditions quite distinct from those of all other British medical corporations. It was in meeting the medical problems of the time, as they presented in Scotland, that many of the Fellows of College earned their considerable international reputations. This book is a social history of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh from its foundation in 1681 until 1918 when, at the end of the First World War, its role was changed by the creation of the Ministry of Health.

This book is in very good condition.

Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0859766985
ISBN-13:
9780859766982
Number of pages:
274
Publisher:
John Donald
Title:
Physicians and Society - a history of the royal college of physicians of Edinburgh

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