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Title British military and naval medicine, 1600-1830 / edited by Geoffrey L. Hudson.

Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (290 pages) : illustrations.
Series Wellcome series in the history of medicine
Clio medica, 0045-7183 ; 81
Clio medica (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; 81.
Wellcome series in the history of medicine.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: British Military and Naval Medicine, 1600-1830 -- 2. Warfare and the Creation of British Imperial Medicine, 1600-1800 -- 3. The British Army in North America and the West Indies, 1755-83: A Medical Perspective -- 4. Disease and Medicine in the Armies of British India, 1750-1830: The Treatment of Fevers and the Emergence of Tropical Therapeutics -- 5. Who Cared? Military Nursing during the English Civil Wars and Interregnum, 1642-60 -- 6. Privates on Parade: Soldiers, Medicine and the Treatment of Inguinal Hernias in Georgian England -- 7. British Naval Health, 1700-1800: Improvement over Time? -- 8. The Medical Profession and Representations of the Navy, 1750-1815 -- 9. From Palace to Hut: The Architecture of Military and Naval Medicine -- 10. Internal Influences in the Making of the English Military Hospital: The Early-Eighteenth-Century Greenwich.
Summary Annotation Standing armies and navies brought with them military medical establishments, shifting the focus of disease management from individuals to groups. Prevention, discipline, and surveillance produced results, and career opportunities for physicians and surgeons. All these developments had an impact on medicine and society, and were in turn influenced by them. The essays within examine these phenomena, exploring the imperial context, nursing and medicine in Britain, naval medicine, as well as the relationship between medicine, the state and society. British Military and Naval Medicine challenges the notion that military medicine was, in all respects, 'a good thing?. The so-called monopoly of military medicine and the authoritarian structures within the military were complex and, at times, successfully contested. Sometimes changes were imposed that cannot be characterised as improvements. British Military and Naval Medicine also points to opportunities for further research in this exciting field of study.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Military Medicine -- history.
History, 18th Century.
History, 19th Century.
Naval Medicine -- history.
Great Britain.
Chronological Term 1500-1699
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Hudson, Geoffrey L.
Other Form: Print version: British military and naval medicine, 1600-1830. Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007 9789042022720 9042022728 (OCoLC)182737402
ISBN 9781435614222 (electronic bk.)
1435614224 (electronic bk.)