Making a Medical Living: Doctors and Patients in the English Market for Medicine, 1720-1911 (Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time)

Making a Medical Living: Doctors and Patients in the English Market for Medicine, 1720-1911 (Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time)

ISBN10: 0521524512
ISBN13: 978-0521524513
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Title: Making a Medical Living: Doctors and Patients in the English Market for Medicine, 1720-1911 (Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (June 30, 2002)
Language: English
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Pages: 372 pages
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences

Making a Medical Living: Doctors and Patients in the English Market for Medicine, 1720-1911 (Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time)



Making a Medical Market begins with the first voluntary hospital in 1720 and ends in 1911 with national health insurance. It looks at different forms of practice--public appointments in hospitals, office under state welfare systems, and private practice. From the 1750s medicine became more commercialized. Doctors were successful in raising demand for their own services but were unsuccessful in restricting competition. Many medical practitioners struggled to make a living by seeing many patients at low fees, so that "five minutes for the patient" is not a new feature of health care.

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