Medicalizing the Surgical Trade, 1650–1820: Workers, Knowledge, Markets and Politics

@inproceedings{Rabier2018MedicalizingTS,
  title={Medicalizing the Surgical Trade, 1650–1820: Workers, Knowledge, Markets and Politics},
  author={C. Rabier},
  year={2018}
}
Since Toby Gelfand’s Professionalising Modern Medicine (1981) historians have investigated surgical practices across Europe, sketching a narrative of Early Modern changes that shaped surgery as part of a growing medical industry. The chapter investigates significant issues concerning surgeons’ identities, their workplace and work hierarchies, as they have been addressed by recent historical studies. It looks at educational patterns, therapeutic practices, technologies, as well as… Expand
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