Science and the Practice of Medicine in the Nineteenth Century; Medicine in the Making of Modern Britain 1700-1920BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6965.1380 (Published 19 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1380
- F B Smith
Science and the Practice of Medicine in the Nineteenth Century
W F Bynum, Cambridge University Press, £12.95, pp 283 ISBN 0 521 27205 X
Medicine in the Making of Modern Britain 1700-1920
Christopher Lawrence Routledge, £6.99, pp 106 ISBN 0 415 09168 3
These two complementary studies draw on recent scholarship in the history of medicine and on current anxieties about the place of technical scientific medical practice in the prevention, cure, and palliation of ill health.
Bynum's survey is authoritative, wide ranging, and elegant. His approach is …