A unique and readable microhistory of an ordinary physician and his community during a period of revolutionary medical change. Duffin bases her insights on a detailed computer-assisted analysis of 40 years of extant daybooks of James Langstaff (1825-1889).
About the author
Jacalyn Duffin is a haematologist and historian who is Professor in the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen`s University.
'It is a most useful, indeed an indispensable reference work for its subject and for that period of Canadian history during which William Lyon Mackenzie King was a major figure.'
The Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science
'... Dawson believe in the North American two-party system in which the primary task of the statesman is to keep in healthy operation a nation-wide political party, uniting as many of the major interest-groups in the country as possible ... This was exactly how King conceived his function as a political leader. Dawson gives a masterly analysis of how he brought together again the warring factions of the Liberal party which had been so badly split by the Conscription crisis ... When we Canadians have digested these three volumes we shall be politically a much more mature people.'
Political Science Quarterly
Other titles by Jacalyn Duffin
History of Medicine
A Scandalously Short Introduction, Third Edition
The Medical Expedition to Easter Island
Cosmas and Damian in a Postmodern World
History of Medicine, Second Edition
A Scandalously Short Introduction
Doctors, Saints, and Healing 1588-1999
SARS in Context
Memory, History, and Policy
Lovers and Livers
Disease Concepts in History
Clio in the Clinic
History in Medical Practice
A Nineteenth-Century Medical Life