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The Neurologists: A History of a Medical Specialty in Modern Britain, C.1789-2000 Hardcover – 30 Jun 2014


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An important contribution to our understanding of specialization in medicine. Casper's carefully researched and lucidly argued study presents an illuminating picture of the way in which British neurology developed an intellectual and ultimately institutional identity separate from that of elite medicine generally. It is a complex and nuanced story that cannot be explained by technological innovation or market incentives alone. --Charles Rosenberg, Harvard University

A most substantial and illuminating contribution, not only to the history of neurology, but also to our understanding of scientific-medical disciplines and the relationship of science to its broader context. Casper uses the confusing and often contradictory usages of the words 'neurology' and 'neurologist' by historical actors in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as points of departure for a convincing and richly contextualized historical account of neurology and the dynamics of specialization. --Professor Daniel Todes, The Johns Hopkins University

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Stephen T. Casper is Assistant Professor in History of Science at Clarkson University

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