By Geoffrey L. Hudson
Status armies and navies introduced with them army clinical institutions, moving the focal point of illness administration from members to teams. Prevention, self-discipline, and surveillance produced effects, and profession possibilities for physicians and surgeons. most of these advancements had an influence on medication and society, and have been in flip prompted by way of them. The essays inside of study those phenomena, exploring the imperial context, nursing and medication in Britain, naval medication, in addition to the connection among drugs, the country and society. British army and Naval Medicine demanding situations the proposal that army drugs used to be, in all respects, 'a stable thing'. The so-called monopoly of army drugs and the authoritarian buildings in the army have been complicated and, from time to time, effectively contested. occasionally adjustments have been imposed that can't be characterized as advancements. British army and Naval Medicine additionally issues to possibilities for extra examine during this fascinating box of analysis.
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44. H. Boeshier De La Touche, Some Observations of the Power and Efficacy of a Medicine Against Looseness, Bloody Fluxes, etc. By the late William Cockburn, 2nd edn (London, 1757). 45. J. Brewer, The Sinews of Power: War, Money and the English State, 1688–1783 (New York: Knopf, 1989). For evidence of long-running emphasis upon economy, see the correspondence of the Lords of the Admiralty to the Commissions for Sick and Wounded Seamen between 1702 and 1728, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, ADM/E/1–6.
All these characteristics arose as a consequence of the fixation upon the lessons and requirements of war and state service. Prior to 1800, references to women within the literature were rare. 98 The ostensible object of the discourse is the European body, but the advice is all focused, silently, upon the youthful male. D. Alsop rudimentary advice for children – child doses for prescriptions (which are always implicitly set for adults) – appear extremely infrequently prior to 1800. Instead, the emphasis was firmly upon the youthful, male, European body.
Xv. This text was republished in 1639 for use by the royalist army and the subtitle was altered to: ‘Chirurgical Instructions for the younger sort of Surgeon, imployed in the Service of his Majestie, or for the Common Wealth upon any occasion whatsoever’. Woodall, op. cit. J. Keevil, Medicine and the Navy, 1200–1649 (Edinburgh and London: Livingstone, 1957), 177, 220–26. F. Guerra, Historia de la Materia Medica Hispanoamericana y Filipina en la Epoca Colonial (Madrid, 1973). Of those who published before 1617, Woodall referred only to the writing of Nicolas Monardes.