Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform by Carin Berkowitz

By Carin Berkowitz

Sir Charles Bell (1774–1842) used to be a scientific reformer in a superb age of reform—an occasional and reluctant vivisectionist, a theistic popularizer of average technological know-how, a Fellow of the Royal Society, a medical professional, an artist, and a instructor. He used to be one of the final of a new release of clinical males who strove to style a very British technology of drugs; who shaped their careers, their learn, and their courses throughout the inner most study rooms of nineteenth-century London; and whose politics have been formed via the exigencies of constructing a residing via patronage in a time whilst careers in scientific technological know-how easily didn't exist. A decade after Bell’s demise, that international used to be long gone, changed via professionalism, standardized schooling, and ordinary occupation paths.

           

In Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform, Carin Berkowitz takes readers into Bell’s global, aiding us comprehend the lifetime of medication prior to the fashionable separation of lecture room, laboratory, and hospital. via Bell’s tale, we witness the age whilst sleek scientific technological know-how, with its sensible universities, set curricula, and doctors, was once born.

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