Művelődés-, Tudomány- és Orvostörténeti Folyóirat
2017/14           ISSN: 2062-2597

Roger French, Andrew Wear: British Medicine in an Age of Reform, Routledge, London, 2015, 272p.
ISBN: 020399129X, 978020
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Kötet: 2015/10

British Medicine in an Age of Reform, charts the nature and dynamics of the radical changes which occurred between 1780 and 1850 - a great turning point in British medicine. Medicine was reformed just as politics was being reformed. It became a recognizable profession, and at the same time there was an impetus from within to base the subject upon science. By the end of the 1850's medicine had become perceptibly `modern'.

Contributions by acknowledged experts cover subjects from Apothecaries' Act of 1815 to froensic medicine, and the effect of scientific medicine on the doctor-patient relationship. Fascinating and detailed, British Medicine in an Age of Reform provides a rich source of information for students of social history, the history of medicine and science, and for those working in the medical profession.


Szirmai Imre: Ideg-lelés , Medicina, Budapest, 2015, 340p.
ISBN: 978 963 226 538 4
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Kötet: 2015/10

A 12 évvel ezelőtt nagy sikert aratott „Valami ideg” című esszékötet átdolgozott, bővített, újragondolt változata. A neurológus professzor szerző szakmája, az orvosi hivatás jelenlegi helyzetét elemzi változó, lassan elszegényedő társadalmunkban, az orvosok és betegeik viselkedésének tükrében, hivatásában megélt tapasztalatai alapján. Érdekes és jellemző részleteket ismerhetünk meg az orvossá válás folyamatáról, az orvosi gondolkodásról, elsősorban az ideggyógyász szemszögéből, nem mellékesen sok tudománytörténeti ismerettel és köznapi történettel „fűszerezve” a szöveget.


Andrew Scull: , Thames and Hudson Ltd , London, 2015, 448p.
ISBN: : 978-0500252123
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Kötet: 2015/10

This hugely ambitious volume, worldwide in scope and ranging from antiquity to the present, examines the human encounter with Unreason in all its manifestations, the challenges it poses to society and our responses to it. In twelve chapters organized chronologically from the Bible to Freud, from exorcism to mesmerism, from Bedlam to Victorian asylums, from the theory of humours to modern pharmacology, Andrew Scull writes compellingly about madness, its meanings, its consequences and our various attempts to understand and treat it.


Richard Barnett, Wellcome collection : , Thames & Hudson Ltd , London, 2015, 256p.
ISBN: ISBN10 0500518106
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Kötet: 2015/10

The nineteenth century saw a complete transformation of the practice and reputation of surgery. Crucial Interventions follows its increasingly optimistic evolution, drawing from the very best examples of rare surgical textbooks with a focus on the extraordinary visual materials of the mid-nineteenth century. Unnerving and graphic, yet beautifully rendered, these fascinating illustrations include step-by-step surgical techniques paired with medical instruments and painted depictions of operations in progress. Arranged for the layman from head to toe, and accompanied by an authoritative, eloquent and inspiring narrative from medical historian Richard Barnett, author of 2014 bestseller The Sick Rose, Crucial Interventions is a unique and captivating book on one of the world's most mysterious and macabre professions, and promises to be another success.