This scholarly history, intended both for those interested in the history of medicine and in history generally, documents Scotland's unique contribution to the advancement of medical science during the 18th century.
Helen Dingwall introduces the history of Scottish medicine from earliest times to the present day. She covers developments in medicine, surgery and alternative medicine in relation to changing economic, social, political and religious conditions in Scotland.
Although it is frequently assumed that modern-day medical practice was mainly a consequence of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century developments, this book shows that the seeds of the modern profession were sown much earlier. Helen Dingwall describes and analyses the various branches of the medical profession in Edinburgh in the seventeenth century, showing why the profession developed in the way it did in the period prior to the foundation of the world-famous Medical School in 1726. From the publisher
Portrait of the Psychiatrist As a Young Man by Allan Beveridge
Publication Date: 2011
RD Laing remains one of the most famous psychiatrists of the last 50 years. He championed the rights of the patient, and challenged the often inhumane methods of treating the mentally ill.Based on a wealth of previously unexamined archives relating to his private papers and clinical notes, Portrait of the Psychiatrist as a Young Man sheds new light on RD Laing. From the publisher.
Scotland: A History begins with the earliest settlements to the new Parliament of 1999 and beyond. First published over a decade ago, this new edition has been extended - at both ends - to include recent discoveries about Scotland's early pre-historic settlements, through to a new final chapter covering the history, politics, and economics of the country under the Holyrood Parliament - and the background to the controversy over the Independence Referendum of 2014. From the publisher.
Brown and Brown have compiled a critical re-evaluation of a controversial aspect of rScottish culture. They bring together contributions, first considering the significance of tartan in Scottish history and culture during the last four centuries, and second, looking at the place of tartan and rise of tartanry in the national and international representations of Scottishness.