Doctors, Politics and Society: Historical Essays

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    Editeur Rodopi - Brill
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    The great British reformer Jeremy Bentham wrote that 'the art of legislation is but the art of healing practised upon a large scale'. He added that 'It is the common endeavour of both to relieve men from the miseries of life. But the physician relieves them one by one: the legislator by millions at a time'. Bentham raised the question of the interplay of medicine with politics. It forms an important topic with powerful contemporary overtones. This volume, containing eleven essays plus a lengthy introduction, seeks to explore it historically. It takes a long perspective, covering the last two centuries and also an international viewpoint, examining Britain in detail but also containing contributions dealing with the United States, Germany, Russia and France.

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    Nbr Pages Arabes 332
    Collection Clio Medica/The Wellcome Series in the History of Medicine
    ISBN 13 978-90-5183-510-6
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