The Medical Context of Bones

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


Concepts, institutions, pioneers and techniques comprise what are often regarded as the essential building blocks for the history of a medical specialty. This chapter considers those integral to the history of orthopaedics. In so doing, however, a part of its purpose is to indicate how insufficient they are as historical explanation for the making of the modern specialism. More significant — as subsequent chapters will show — were the politics of surgery, ideologies bearing on childhood, economic interests, and the experience of war.


Orthopaedic Surgery Club Foot Conservative Surgery Hallux Valgus Medical Context 
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© Roger Cooter 1993

Authors and Affiliations

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

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