Advancing with the Army: Medicine, the Professions and by Marcus Ackroyd,Laurence Brockliss,Michael Moss,Kate

By Marcus Ackroyd,Laurence Brockliss,Michael Moss,Kate Retford,John Stevenson

delivering the 1st ever statistical examine of a pro cohort within the period of the commercial revolution, this prosopographical examine of a few 450 surgeons who joined the military clinical carrier throughout the innovative and Napoleonic wars, charts the historical past, schooling, army and civilian occupation, marriage, sons' occupations, wealth at dying, and broader social and cultural pursuits of the participants of the cohort. It unearths the position which may be performed by way of the
nascent professions during this interval in selling swift social mobility.

The crew of clinical practitioners chosen for this research didn't come from prosperous or expert households yet profited from their years within the military to accumulate a pretty good and occasionally magnificent fortune, marry into the professions, and position their sons in specialist careers. The research contributes to our knowing of Britishness within the interval, because the majority of the cohort got here from small-town and rural Scotland and eire yet seldom chanced on their other halves within the local kingdom and
frequently settled in London and different English towns, the place they typically turned pillars of the community.

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