Medicine in the Making of Modern Britain, 1700-1920

Christopher Lawrence

Medicine in the Making of Modern Britain, 1700-1920
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Medicine in the Making of Modern Britain, 1700-1920

Christopher Lawrence

A critical overview of medicine’s place in the development of modern Britain, examining the significance of the clinical encounter in contemporary society. In this synoptic study, Lawrence assembles specialized scholarship into a broad argument, showing how the medical profession created a specific role for itself, and how a vast amount of important social policy decision-making has emanated from that.

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