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Matrons, Medics and Maladies: Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in the 1840s; The Edinburgh City Hospital

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7258.456 (Published 12 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:456
  1. P Dileep Kumar, chief resident
  1. Department of Medicine, Huron Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland, USA

    Matrons, Medics and Maladies: Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in the 1840s

    Bill Yule

    Tuckwell Press, £12.99, pp 248

    ISBN: 1 86232 091 8

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    Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in the 1840s

    James A Gray

    Tuckwell Press, £20, pp 488

    ISBN 1 86232 096 9

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    These two books tell the story of medicine in the city of Edinburgh, spanning about 160 years. Bill Yule's Matrons, Medics and Maladies is pleasantly formatted with boxed case histories and hand drawn caricatures of the late 19th century lifestyle. The notes of the house officers in the 1850s show …

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