The rise and decline of the medical member: doctors and Parliament in Edwardian and interwar Britain.

@article{Cooter2004TheRA,
  title={The rise and decline of the medical member: doctors and Parliament in Edwardian and interwar Britain.},
  author={Roger Cooter},
  journal={Bulletin of the history of medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={59-107}
}
  • Roger Cooter
  • Published 2004 in Bulletin of the history of medicine
This paper challenges the view that British medical parliamentarians were a rare breed whose limited presence was felt most during the late-Victorian period. Focused on the interwar "movement" for a medical lobby in Parliament, it idenitifies 159 medical candidates (of whom 72 were elected). It traces the motivations of the British Medical Association in… CONTINUE READING