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For Fear of Pain: British Surgery, 1790-1850 (Clio Medica 70) (Wellcome Series in the History of Medicine) [Paperback]

By Peter Stanley (Author)
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Oh, you hurt me, Sir! are you going to do it again?
A patient, 1832

For Fear of Pain offers a social history of the operating room in Britain during the final decades of painful surgery.

It asks profound questions: how could surgeons operate upon conscious patients; how could patients submit? It presents a revisionist view of surgery, hygiene, nursing, military and naval surgery and the introduction of anaesthesia.

For Fear of Pain seeks to unite the clinical with the human. Drawing on fresh evidence, it offers powerful insights into the experience of painful surgery. It is populated by the characters, ambitions, and animosities of the great men of contemporary medicine, by the young men who grew into surgeons, and by the patients whose fortitude was so notable.

Dr Peter Stanley is Principal Historian at the Australian War Memorial, Australias national military museum. He is one of Australias leading military historians, publishing mainly in Australian and British military history, including The Remote Garrison, Tarakan, White Mutiny and Alamein: the Australian Story. For Fear of Pain is his fourteenth book.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Rodopi
Pages   368
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.74" Width: 5.91" Height: 0.94"
Weight:   1.28 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Rodopi
ISBN  904201024X  
ISBN13  9789042010246  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! A military historian working at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Peter Stanley is editor of "What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?" and author of "Bomber Command, Air Battle Europe, 1939- 1945."

Peter Stanley was born in 1956 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Australian War Memorial.

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1Books > Subjects > History > Europe > England > 19th Century
2Books > Subjects > History > Europe > England > General
3Books > Subjects > Medicine > General
4Books > Subjects > Medicine > Special Topics > History
5Books > Subjects > Medicine > Specialties > Anesthesiology
6Books > Subjects > Medicine > Specialties > Surgery > General
7Books > Subjects > Medicine > Specialties > Surgery
8Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Medical > Medicine > Surgery > Anesthesiology
9Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Medical > Medicine > Surgery > General Surgery

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