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The construction of professional identities in medical writing and fiction, c. 1830s-1910s

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This thesis examines the representation of medical practitioners between the 1830s and 1910s in Britain and its Empire, drawing on the medical press and fiction. Moving away from the notion that practitioners’ identities were determined chiefly by their qualification or professional appointment, it considers how they were constructed in relation to different axes of identity: age, gender, race, and the spaces of practice.

Each chapter concentrates on a different figure or professio...

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University of Oxford

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Department:
University of Oxford
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Examiner
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University of Glasgow
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Examiner
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University of Oxford
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Supervisor
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National Museums Scotland
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AH/L007010/1
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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