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Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation, 1780-1890

Alannah Tomkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116079
eISBN:
9781526128447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116079.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book examines the turbulent careers of medical practitioners who wanted to become full members of the profession but were held back from the fulfilment of their ambitions. They might have fallen ... More


Men, Honour, and Crimes of Passion

Ruth Harris

in Murders and Madness: Medicine, Law, and Society in the Fin de Siècle

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202592
eISBN:
9780191675430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202592.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter provides further observations on masculine responsibility, examining male crimes of passion, notions of masculine honour, and the critique of middle-class decadence. Men claimed passion ... More


Conclusion

Ruth Harris

in Murders and Madness: Medicine, Law, and Society in the Fin de Siècle

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202592
eISBN:
9780191675430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202592.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book has delineated the way various forms of discourse about crime and madness overlapped with issues of class, gender, and politics in fin-de-siècle Paris. Central to this discussion were the ... More


The Engendering Heart

Heather Webb

in The Medieval Heart

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300153934
eISBN:
9780300153941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153934.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines medieval concepts of the heart as a gendered and generative organ, an organ that, of necessity, had commerce with the outside environment. As numerous examples in the previous ... More


The Tools of Gender Production

Christina Dunbar-Hester

in Low Power to the People: Pirates, Protest, and Politics in FM Radio Activism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028127
eISBN:
9780262320498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028127.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter continues the exploration of identity production and work with a special emphasis on gender identity. Recognizing that men’s relationships with technology are a dominant iteration of ... More


Introduction

Alannah Tomkins

in Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation, 1780-1890

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116079
eISBN:
9781526128447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116079.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Medical professionalisation is well represented in the existing literature, but the impact of the process on medical masculinity is not. Similarly there has been an assumption that ... More


Thwarted ambition and disappointing careers? Narratives of the Indian Medical Service

Alannah Tomkins

in Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation, 1780-1890

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116079
eISBN:
9781526128447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116079.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Men recruited to the Indian Medical Service would have been justified in regarding their careers with apprehension, given the high mortality among medical men in India and the slim chances of either ... More


Conclusion

Alannah Tomkins

in Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation, 1780-1890

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116079
eISBN:
9781526128447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116079.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The conclusion surveys the extent of empirical data used in this research and summarises key findings about the persistence of the medical marketplace and the challenges to medical masculinity. It ... More


‘Get the Best Article in the Market’: Prostheses for Women in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Commerce

Ryan Sweet

Claire L. Jones (ed.)

in Rethinking Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures, 1820-1939

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526101426
eISBN:
9781526124166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101426.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1822, George Webb Derenzy, a former captain in the British army, published a volume titled Enchiridion: Or, A Hand for the One-Handed. The text highlighted what Derenzy called his ‘One-Handed ... More


Good Wives

Evelleen Richards

in Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436906
eISBN:
9780226437064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437064.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 2 discusses the ways in which Darwin’s family background, views on marriage, and his experiences as Victorian husband and father entered into the making of sexual selection. Emma Darwin’s ... More


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