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Medical Journals and Medical Knowledge

Historical Essays, 1st Edition

Edited by William F. Bynum, Stephen Lock, Roy Porter


287 pages

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Originally published in 1992 Medical Journals and Medical Knowledge examines both broad developments in print and media and the practice of particular journals such as the British Medical Journal. The book is the first study to address these questions and to examine the impact of regular news on the making of the medical community. The book considers the rise of the medical press, and looks at how it recorded and described principal developments and so promoted medical science and enhanced medical consciousness. This book was a seminal work when first published and was one of the first to consider the importance of the roots of medical journalism, editorial practices and the ways in which the medical journalism altered the world of medicine.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Contributors



1. The Rise of Medical Journalism in Britain to 1800, Roy Porter

2. Periodical Knowledge: Medical Journals and their Editors in Nineteenth-Century Britain, W.F. Bynum and Janice C. Wilson

3. Medicine, Politics and the Medical Periodical 1800-50, Jean Loudon and Irvine Loudon

4. Medicine and the Victorian Scientific Press, W.H. Brock

5. ‘Notorious Abominations’: Architecture and the Public Health in The Builder 1843-83, Ruth Richardson

6. Social Diseases? Crime and Medicine in the Victorian Press, Michael Harris

7. The British Medical Journal: A Retrospect, Peter Bartrip

8. The American Medical Association and its Journal, Elizabeth Knoll

9. The British Medical Journal in America, John Burnham

10. Psychiatric Journals and the Evolution of Psychological Medicine, Michael Shepherd

11. The Medical Journals and the Politics of Public Health 1918-1990, Julian Tudor Hart

12. The British Medical Journal and the Twentieth-Century Consultant, Christopher C. Booth


About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1926 and 1995, draw together research by leading academics in the area of medicine and history, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines the advancement of medicine throughout history from medicine in antiquity to advancements in science during the Victorian period, the set looks at the rise of the medical profession, how medical journals have adapted and contributed to modern medicine, midwifery and surgical practices, whilst also exploring medical history and advancements throughout the world. This set will be of particular interest to academics of history, medicine, sociology and anthropology respectively.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General