Medical Education at St Bartholomew's Hospital, 1123-1995

Medical Education at St Bartholomew's Hospital, 1123-1995

Keir Waddington

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Traces the evolution of medical education at Barts from its foundation in 1123 to the college's merger with The London Hospital and Queen Mary & Westfield College in 1995.
Medical Education at St Bartholomew's Hospital traces the evolution of medical education at Barts from its foundation in 1123 to the college's merger with The London and Queen Mary & Westfield College in 1995. Drawing on the hospital's rich archives, it investigates how training was institutionalised and organised at Barts to explore the shifting nature of medical education between the eighteenth and late-twentieth century.
Medical Education at St Bartholomew's Hospital, in analysing the history of the medical college at Barts, explores the relationship between clinical study, science and the institution to look at the rise of the hospital student, the growth of laboratory medicine, and the evolution of a research culture. It places the changing nature of training at Barts in the context of metropolitan and national developments to analyse the structure of medical training, the University of London and its impact on medical education, and the experiences of the students and staff. Questions are asked about how academic medicine developed and about the relationship between training, the bedside, teaching hospitals and the politics of healthcare and higher education. In looking at these areas, existing notions of the "development" of medical education are problematised to provide a study that explores the nature of medical education at Barts and in London.

KEIR WADDINGTON is lecturer in history at Cardiff University.

Details

May 2003
34 black and white, 7 line illustrations
478 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851159195
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBJD1, 1DBKESL, 2AB, 3H, 4P
BISAC MED039000
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(A) masterly history. ....(It) should be required reading for ... all those interested in the history of medical teaching. BARTS & THE LONDON CHRONICLE
This is an important study that adds more detail to the once impressionistic picture of London medical education. MEDICAL HISTORY
An exemplary addition to the literature. AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW
A hugely impressive volume.. A monumental work of historical research. HISTORY
An immensely successful, authoritative, well-written account of the history of medical education in the London hospitals. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

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