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The Healers
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ISBN:
9781841830513
Categories
History
Imprint
Mercat
Publication Date
01 July 2007
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
336

The Healers

A History of Medicine in Scotland
by David Hamilton - Find out more about the author

’His account is masterful… essential reading… likely to remain the standard short work on Scottish medical history.’--Medical History

A new edition of the bestselling history. Written for the general reader, it tells the inspiring but occasionally gruesome story of medicine in Scotland up to the present day—from the early efforts of folk healers and medieval institutions like Soutra Hospital, through to the 19th century when bodysnatching was rife, an age when doctors like Joseph Lister, David Livingstone and James Simpson made Scottish medicine world-famous.    

David Hamilton was, until he retired in 2005, a transplant surgeon in Glasgow. He now teaches medical history in St Andrews University. As well as medicine, his great passion is golf, and he is the author of many books on the subject and runs his own small publishing press specialising in golf history titles. He is the author of The Scottish Golf Guide, also published by Birlinn.