Langstaff: A Nineteenth-Century Medical Life
Published: December 1999© 1999
416 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
Ebook - ePub
A unique and readable microhistory of an ordinary physician and his community during a period of revolutionary medical change. Duffin bases her insights on a detailed computer-assisted analysis of 40 years of extant daybooks of James Langstaff (1825-1889).
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