Advancing with the Army

Medicine, the Professions and Social Mobility in the British Isles 1790-1850
Author(s): 
Ackroyd, Marcus
Author(s): 
Brockliss, Laurence
Author(s): 
Moss, Michael
Author(s): 
Retford, Kathryn
Author(s): 
Stevenson, John
ISBN: 
0199267065
Date published: 
October 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

A detailed biographical study of the members of the army medical service during the Revolution and Napoleonic wars that charts their background and life both in and outside the army. It demonstrates how a group of medical practitioners from relatively humble backgrounds could use social contacts and experience forged in the army to become an established part of the educated British imperial elite.