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The Timechart History of Medicine

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7267.1027 (Published 21 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1027
  1. Alex Paton, retired consultant physician
  1. Oxfordshire

    Ed Gill Davies


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    Worth Press, £17.99, pp 72

    ISBN 1 903035 01 X

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    Margaret Thatcher's biographer, John Campbell, warned recently that “concentration on individuals can only aggravate the biographical bias which already distorts historiography.” Yet our own history of medicine seems to be irretrievably bound up with the names and deeds of “the great and the good,” like the kings and queens in the schools of my youth, and we …

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