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No ordinary surgeon : the life of William Binley Dickinson
No ordinary surgeon : the life of William Binley Dickinson
Smith, Dorothy Bentley2017
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This is the story of William Binley Dickinson, a fascinating character whose life encompasses much that is notable about Regency and Victorian Britain. An esteemed man of medicine as well as an ardent supporter of the arts and scholarship, Dickinson was involved in much of Macclesfield's development over the nineteenth century, holding senior roles in the government of the area. He saw the toll taken on ordinary citizens and local government by such varied factors as parliamentary reform, the rise of free trade, widespread revolt, epidemics, and the deaths of monarchs. William's story is also the story of those around him; a prolific letter writer, the plethora of written material left to us and recorded in this book gives the reader an insight not only into his life, but how he touched those around him.
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Imprint:
Stroud : Amberley, 2017.
Collation:
624 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9781445676401 (hbk)
Dewey class:
942.716081092942.716081
Language:
English
BRN:
2601440
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