While we're on the subject of physicians, doctors, etc.
Posted by Carolyn B on June 08, 1998 at 21:52:08:
In response to Politics, written by Marie-Bernadette on June 08, 1998 at 14:00:37
How professionalized was the practice of medicine at this point? I know that the 19th C. was when the doctors and scientists got increasingly professionalized (setting standards for training, discovering hygiene,etc.) but where did things stand at the beginning of the century?
For those of you who saw "A Midwife's Tale" on PBS, there was one segment about the male doctors taking over the midwife's job, wanting to attend deliveries as part of the regular course of things rather than just being called in for emergencies. (What the women's history courses cover as the devaluing of women's work, and subjugation of female medical practice by the patriarchal system, yadda yadda ; ) Where did this process stand in Regency England?
And would a nobleman's son, a gentleman, be encouraged to engage in a profession that involved sticking your hands in other people's bodies, dissecting corpses and so forth?
A few questions for the experts out there!
- No expert, but... ElaineL 07:49:58 6/09/98 (5)
- Apothecary vs. Physician Peg 08:47:34 6/09/98 (4)
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