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Constructing General Practice

Anne Digby

in The Evolution of British General Practice, 1850–1948

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780198205135
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676512 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205135.003.0001
Constructing General Practice

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This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the changes in medical practice and doctors' lives during the 19th century. It then describes the various sources used in this study and the application of evolutionary theory to try to explain some of the many changes in medical practice. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: physicians; doctors; medical practice; United Kingdom; evolutionary theory

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Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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