Lessons in medical politics: Thomas Wakley and the Irish Medical Charities, 1827-39.

@article{Cassell1990LessonsIM,
  title={Lessons in medical politics: Thomas Wakley and the Irish Medical Charities, 1827-39.},
  author={R. D. Cassell},
  journal={Medical History},
  year={1990},
  volume={34},
  pages={412 - 423}
}
Thomas Wakley (1795-1862), the founding editor of the Lancet, has an assured place in the history of medical reform in England. A friend of William Cobbett, the radical activist who helped him establish the Lancet in 1823, Wakley fought vested interests through his journal as well as in the House of Commons, where he served as the Member for Finsbury from 1835 to 1852. A nice assessment of his temperament and politics appears in the Dictionary of National Biography, which describes him as "an… Expand
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