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Published April, 2016
By Dr Susan Cohen
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd
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Looks at the role of the midwife in Britain from ancient times up to the present, paying particular attention to the incredible medical and social advances over the years.

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Published June, 2015
By Rachel Bairsto
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Early dentistry was amateurish and limited to barber-surgeons, travelling tooth-pullers and blacksmiths, with patients often suffering as much from the cure as the malady. This book looks at this history and at the professionalism seen from the late nineteenth century onwards, which has led to very dramatic improvements in dental treatment.

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Published June, 2015
By Rachel Bairsto
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Looks at this whole grisly history as well as at the increasing professionalism seen from the late nineteenth century onwards, which has led to very dramatic improvements in dental treatment, including modern dentures, amalgam fillings, anaesthetics and orthodontics, and to the boom in cosmetic dentistry.

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Published March, 2014
By Dr Susan Cohen
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The numbers of the dead and wounded in the First World War were horrendous and unprecedented. This book tells the stories of the services that risked all to collect casualties from the battlefield by stretcher and/or ambulance, of the frontline hospitals that offered primary treatment.

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Published November, 2010
By Susan Cohen
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Shows how the role of the district nurse has moved on greatly since Queen Victoria's Jubilee, expanding and developing to provide a broad range of invaluable health care services in the community.

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Published December, 2008
By Lavinia Mitton
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Follows the changes in hospital treatment that took place during the Victorian era and explores the different types of hospitals that were available, from the celebrated specialist institutions served by famous surgeons to the appalling workhouse infirmaries where the patients were looked after by untrained pauper nurses.

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Published May, 2008
By Sarah Rutherford
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Dreaded and reviled by many, the nineteenth-century buildings provide a unique window on how the Victorians housed and treated the mentally ill. This book offers an insight into their history, their often imposing architecture and their later decline.

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Published September, 2007
By Nicholas Summerton
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Covers individual medical care, public health and the relationship between religion and medicine in Roman Britain. This book examines the archaeological, epigraphic and literary evidence for health care in Roman Britain, set in the context of the Roman Empire.

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