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Agnes Arnold-Forster

sociability, see Delia Gavrus , ‘ Men of Dreams and Men of Actions: Neurologists, Neurosurgeons and the Performance of Professional Identity, 1920–1950 ’, Bulletin of the History of Medicine , 85 ( 2011 ), 57 – 92 ; Peter Kernahan , ‘ Surgery Becomes a Specialty: Professional Boundaries and Surgery ’, in Thomas

in Cold, hard steel
Distilled spirits, drunkenness and disease in early modern England and the British Atlantic world
David Korostyshevsky

other intellectuals who ‘did not readily disentangle the body, mind and soul’. 13 In a period in which modern professional boundaries between physicians, clergymen and other popular health writers were not yet drawn, physicians often acted as moralists while clergymen practised or wrote about medicine. I argue that the ways in which early modern writers understood the effects of the drink itself challenges Clemis’s conclusion ‘that discussion of purely medical aspects of drunkenness and habitual drinking could never be

in Alcohol, psychiatry and society
Medicine and the knowledge economy in Asia
Andrew Mackillop

in order to improve timber supplies to the Bombay Marine. This was a capital-intensive project, with the presidency council advancing no less than £10,000. The next logical step was ship construction, although in 1805 the court of directors refused his proposals for the building of large warships. Maconochie’s experience shows how malleable occupational and professional boundaries remained within the Company’s early nineteenth-century colonial state. His ownership of the Duncan , at 300 tons one of the largest country trading ships operating out of Bombay, enabled

in Human capital and empire
‘You see McDonnell the value of a good character’
Katie Barclay

were g­enerally ­considered less qualified again, except when identifying poisons and chemical compounds. Professional hierarchies were closely tied to wider social status, with surgeons likelier to be better educated, wealthier and so more respectable than general physicians and apothecaries. Like the distinction between barristers and solicitors, professional boundaries overlapped with and reinforced social position. The evidence given by surgeons was thus given greater weight than other medical experts. This growing specialisation of knowledge was a direct

in Men on trial