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Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century
Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe the Scottish contributions to the history of medical thinking and practice in the nineteenth century

  • give examples of many medical advances that were influenced by wider social, economic, political and cultural contexts

  • understand how developments in medical education permitted women to qualify and practise as doctors

  • appreciate that the laboratory had a limited impact on medical practice until the twentieth century

  • describe the status of medical practitioners in Europe during the nineteenth century.