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The Resource The mesmerist : the society doctor who held Victorian London spellbound, Wendy Moore

The mesmerist : the society doctor who held Victorian London spellbound, Wendy Moore

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The mesmerist : the society doctor who held Victorian London spellbound
Title
The mesmerist
Title remainder
the society doctor who held Victorian London spellbound
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Moore
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
BIOGRAPHY: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & MEDICINE. At the beginning of the 1800s, surgery was a brutal affair. It was said of one acclaimed surgeon 'His surgical acquirements were very small, his operations generally very badly performed, and accompanied with much bungling, if not worse...It was lucky, therefore, for Lucas at least, that his deafness made him largely immune to his patients' dying groans'. If you needed to have a tumour removed or a leg hacked off, the most surgeons could offer by way of relief was a large swig of brandy. In addition, the medical profession was riddled with nepotism and corruption so that it was who - rather than what - you knew that was more important than knowledge. Into this arena came two ambitious young men. Thomas Wakley, founder of the new Lancet magazine, which aimed to 'lance the boil of corruption and malpractice that he had witnessed in the capital's hospitals and medical schools...but also to shed light on the best medical advances and scientific practice'
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Wendy
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dupotet, J.
  • Elliotson, John
  • Wakley, Thomas
  • Mesmerism
  • Medical care
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The mesmerist : the society doctor who held Victorian London spellbound, Wendy Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059914369
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
308 pages,8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781474602297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)985837906
Label
The mesmerist : the society doctor who held Victorian London spellbound, Wendy Moore
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059914369
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
308 pages,8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781474602297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)985837906

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