Medical care and the general practitioner 1750 1850 gives the history of general practice during its formative years it is a book about an insufficiently known career which would make good reading for all doctors and could be read in conjunction with death in childbirth the history of obstetrics by the same author. Unlike most histories of the medical profession between 1750 and 1850 which focus on a small handful of famous doctors and their discoveries this book concentrates on the neglected but far larger group of rank and file practitioners the surgeon apothecaries of the late 18th century and the general practitioners of the early 19th century. Medical care and the general practitioner 1750 1850 irvine loudon a clarendon press publication drawing from an array of manuscript sources this book examines the large group of rank and file medical practitioners in england during the late 18th and early 19th centuries their background training social and economic status scientific methods and medical challenges. Medical care and the general practitioner 1750 1850 responsibility irvine loudon the surgeon apothecaries of the 18th century and the general practitioners of the 19th some common assumptions about the history of the medical profession are challenged in this book based largely on manuscript sources. Get this from a library medical care and the general practitioner 1750 1850 irvine loudon this study is concerned not with famous doctors but with the rank and file practitioners of the 18th and 19th centuries some common assumptions about the history of the medical profession are
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