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Philosophic Whigs
Medicine, Science and Citizenship in Edinburgh, 1789-1848





ISBN 9780415755344
Published April 24, 2014 by Routledge
224 Pages

 
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Philosophic Whigs explores the links between scientific activity and politics in the early nineteenth century. Through a study of the Edinburgh medical school, L.S. Jacyna analyses the developments in medical education in the context of the social and political relationships within the local Whig community. Philosophic Whigs is a fascinating study of the links between science and the society that produces it.