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

ISBN-10: 0199267065

ISBN-13: 9780199267064

Delivering the 1st ever statistical learn of a pro cohort within the period of the economic revolution, this prosopographical examine of a few 450 surgeons who joined the military scientific provider through the progressive and Napoleonic wars, charts the heritage, schooling, army and civilian occupation, marriage, sons' occupations, wealth at loss of life, and broader social and cultural pursuits of the contributors of the cohort. It unearths the function that may be performed by means of the nascent professions during this interval in selling fast social mobility. the crowd of clinical practitioners chosen for this research didn't come from prosperous or specialist households yet profited from their years within the military to accumulate a pretty good and occasionally impressive fortune, marry into the professions, and position their sons in specialist careers. The examine 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 discovered their other halves within the local kingdom and often settled in London and different English towns, the place they typically turned pillars of the neighborhood.

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The present section examines the effect of this unprecedented pressure on the central administration. Not surprisingly, given its rudimentary organization and unprofessional ethos, it often spectacularly failed, and soon became the butt of criticism, both from within and outside the service, in some ways carrying the can for the general lack of success in the war until Wellington’s Peninsular campaign. ¹⁵ Although it took most of the war to establish a formula that commanded confidence—and even in the Waterloo campaign the central administration of the medical service did not cover itself in glory¹⁶—the period witnessed the gradual appearance of an organizing authority which really had teeth.

Gibney, on leaving the army after Waterloo, built up his civilian career in Cheltenham, married a Warwickshire lady with West Indian planter connections, and put his son in the army. In later life, was he Irish, English, or British? ⁶⁰ Finally, the book, especially Chapter 6, will throw interesting comparative light on the naval medical corps as an agent of social mobility. Although, as has been noted, constructing a prosopography of naval surgeons during the French wars is a much more difficult task, two of the authors—Brockliss and Moss—have begun to do so, using as their initial source the service registers dating from the early 1830s.

320 in the database. ⁵⁵ No. 231 in the database. His place of birth is unknown but he was apprenticed in Edinburgh so almost certainly came from Scotland: see comments on cohorts’ place of origin in Ch. 2 under ‘Geographical Origin’ and Ch. 3 under ‘Apprenticeship’. 1. g Keith Robbins, Nineteenth-Century Britain: England, Scotland and Wales: The Making of a Nation (Oxford, 1988); Linda Colley, Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707–1837 (London, 1992); Brockliss and Eastwood, Union of Multiple Identities.

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