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Medicine and the market in England and its colonies, c.1450-c.1850

Author: Mark S R Jenner; Patrick Wallis
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

What was the medical marketplace? This book provides the first critical examination of medicine and the market in pre-modern England, colonial North America and British India. Chapters explore the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark S R Jenner; Patrick Wallis
ISBN: 9780230506435 0230506437
OCLC Number: 474762072
Description: xiii, 269 s. : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The medical marketplace / Mark S.R. Jenner and Patrick Wallis --
Medical economies in fifteenth-century England / Robert Ralley --
Competition and cooperation in the early modern medical economy / Patrick Wallis --
The rural medical marketplace in southern England c.1570-1720 / Ian Mortimer --
Magic, alchemy, and the medical economy in early modern England: the case of Robert Fludd's magnetical medicine / Lauren Kassell --
The marketplace of print / Mary E. Fissell --
Recipe collections and the currency of medical knowledge in the early modern 'medical marketplace' / Elaine Leong and Sara Pennell --
Midwifery in the 'medical marketplace' / Adrian Wilson --
Illness in the 'social credit' and 'money' economies of eighteenth-century New England / Ben Mutschler --
Medical marketplaces beyond the West: bazaar medicine, trade, and the English establishment in eighteenth century India / Pratik Chakrabarti --
Monopoly, markets and public health: pollution and commerce in the history of London water 1780-1830 / Mark S.R. Jenner --
Medicine, quackery, and the free market: the 'war' against Morison's pills and the construction of the medical profession, c.1830-c.1850 / Michael Brown
Responsibility: edited by Mark S.R. Jenner and Patrick Wallis


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'For over two decades now, the idea of a medical marketplace has been a vital shaping influence on historians seeking to understand the nature of health provision in pre-modern societies. Medicine Read more...

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