Surgery and Society in Peace and War

Orthopaedics and the Organization of Modern Medicine, 1880–1948

  • Roger Cooter

Part of the Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History book series (STMMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 105-136
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 250-399

About this book


This book illuminates how crucial transformations in medical politics and organisation were linked to wider changes in society, economy and ideology. Paying particular attention to developments in medical welfare for physically handicapped children, wounded soldiers and injured workers, this extensively documented study challenges conventional accounts of medical specialisation; provides Anglo-American comparisons; and demonstrates the importance for medical modernity of changing interactions between philanthropy, war, labour, capital and the state.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Roger Cooter
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  1. 1.Wellcome Unit for the History of MedicineUniversity of ManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1993
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-64283-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-10235-5
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