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Part I: The Emergence of Medical Specialization in the Nineteenth Century Chapter 1: The Rise of Specialties in Early-Nineteenth-Century-Paris Chapter 2: Medical Specialization in London: A Reverse Mirror Image Chapter 3: Specialization in the German-Speaking World Chapter 4: The Rise of American Specialties Part II: Domesticating Specialist Practice, 1890-1950 Chapter 5: Regulating Specialists in National Medical Directories Chapter 6: Regulating Specialists in Germany Chapter 7: Regulating Specialists the American Way Chapter 8: The French Style of Regulating Specialists Chapter 9: Regulating Specialists in the British Manner Chapter 10: Medical Specialties in Comparative Perspective Epilogue: Medical Specialization in Second Half of the Twentieth Century

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"This is clearly the most authoritative and up-to-date treatment of the history of medical specialization. The author's fluency in French and German enables him to compare and contrast developments in America, Britain, Germany, and France and do justice to both national differences and cross-border similarities. His grasp of the secondary literature is also formidable, making this book a valuable contribution to not just the history of medical specialization, but also the history of medicine in general."--Ian R. Dowbiggin, Chair, Department of History, University of Prince Edward Island "This is an impressive, encyclopedic study, which provides wonderful source material and ways of looking at the struggles to incorporate specialization into organized medicine in four countries with different political structures, health payment arrangements, and professional organization. The research is impeccable. Weisz knows what has happened in the four countries better than anyone I can think of. He has an exceptional command of primary and secondary sources." --Rosemary A. Stevens, Stanley I. Sheer Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania "Divide and Conquer is a magnificent piece of scholarship. It is meticulously researched, well thought-out, and clearly written. It may be the definitive work on medical specialization."--Bernice A. Pescosolido, Indiana University, American Journal of Sociology "Divide and Conquer reveals rich, uncharted territory. It is a great pleasure to read, evocative, and splendidly detailed."--Medical History "The book is a tour de force and deserves a wide readership in the health-policy world, as well as among historians and sociologists of medicine and the professions."--Bulletin of the History of Medicine "Indispensable. This well-informed, lucidly-written, and sophisticated comparative study constitutes an important contribution not only to the history of medicine, but to the sociology of the professions - and to the enterprise of comparative history itself."--Charles E. Rosenberg, Ernest E. Monrad Professor to the Social Sciences, Harvard University "In this important historical study, George Weisz, PhD, professor of Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University, cogently analyzes the forces that gave rise to specialties and continue to shape their futures... For those who are interested in contemporary health care challenges, Weisz's book provides essential and compelling historical perspective."--JAMA "This book will be widely read by historians of medicine...Non-specialists will also find much in Divide and Conquer. Anyone working on a medical specialty will want to consult with Weisz's work."--H-France "This is clearly the most authoritative and up-to-date treatment of the history of medical specialization. The author's fluency in French and German enables him to compare and contrast developments in America, Britain, Germany, and France and do justice to both national differences and cross-border similarities. His grasp of the secondary literature is also formidable, making this book a valuable contribution to not just the history of medical specialization, but also the history of medicine in general." --Ian R. Dowbiggin, Chair, Department of History, University of Prince Edward Island "This is an impressive, encyclopedic study, which provides wonderful source material and ways of looking at the struggles to incorporate specialization into organized medicine in four countries with different political structures, health payment arrangements, and professional organization. The research is impeccable. Weisz knows what has happened in the four countries better than anyone I can think of. He has an exceptional command of primary and secondary sources." --Rosemary A. Stevens, Stanley I. Sheer Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania "Divide and Conquer reveals rich, uncharted territory. It is a great pleasure to read, evocative, and splendidly detailed."--Medical History "The book is a tour de force and deserves a wide readership in the health-policy world, as well as among historians and sociologists of medicine and the professions."--Bulletin of the History of Medicine "Indispensable. This well-informed, lucidly-written, and sophisticated comparative study constitutes an important contribution not only to the history of medicine, but to the sociology of the professions - and to the enterprise of comparative history itself."--Charles E. Rosenberg, Ernest E. Monrad Professor to the Social Sciences, Harvard University "In this important historical study, George Weisz, PhD, professor of Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University, cogently analyzes the forces that gave rise to specialties and continue to shape their futures... For those who are interested in contemporary health care challenges, Weisz's book provides essential and compelling historical perspective."--JAMA "This book will be widely read by historians of medicine...Non-specialists will also find much in Divide and Conquer. Anyone working on a medical specialty will want to consult with Weisz's work."--H-France

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