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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
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At the beginning of the 1800s, surgery was a brutal affair. 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 and John Elliotson. These two were avid consumers of the latest scientific views and findings. Together they promoted the idea of public hospitals that were more than slaughterhouses. But as with every dramatic rise, there came a fall. And that fall began in the summer of 1837, when a French visitor, the self-styled Baron Jules Denis Dupotet, arrived to promote the practice of mesmerism
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Wendy
Dewey number
  • 610.9'034
  • 154.7'0922
  • 154.70922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine
  • Dupotet, J.
  • Elliotson, John
  • Wakley, Thomas
  • Mesmerism
  • London (England)
  • Health and Wellbeing
Label
The mesmerist : the society doctor who held Victorian London spellbound, Wendy Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781474602310
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474602310
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The mesmerist : the society doctor who held Victorian London spellbound, Wendy Moore
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781474602310
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474602310
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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