Biographical Memoirs of Medicine in Great Britain: From the Revival of Literature to the Time of Harvey - Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine (Paperback)
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Biographical Memoirs of Medicine in Great Britain: From the Revival of Literature to the Time of Harvey - Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine (Paperback)

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In this absorbing work of medical history, the physician and writer John Aikin (1747-1822) brings together biographical information on a selection of Britain's early medics, shedding light on the lives, works and quirks of more than fifty medical writers, surgeons and physicians between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries. Outlining the roles played by major figures in the great medical advances that marked this period, the book was first published in 1780, prior to Aikin's move to Great Yarmouth in 1784 to practise medicine. However, his political beliefs and dissenting views regarding the Church of England contributed to his unpopularity in the area, prompting his move to London and greater literary freedom. Over the years, he produced a broad range of published works, including his historically valuable Description of the Country from Thirty to Forty Miles Round Manchester (1795), which is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108075947
Number of pages: 366
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm

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