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Beyond Thomas Wakley: invisible actors and hidden voices in The Lancet during the 19th century

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In 1893 The Lancet published an editorial reflecting on the legacy of its first Editor, Thomas Wakley, who led the journal from its inception in 1823 to his death in 1862. The Lancet was, the article proclaimed, “the ‘incarnation’ of Thomas Wakley”. In the years after Wakley's death, this version of The Lancet's history cemented and stuck. His name remains integral to the journal to this day, as in the annual Wakley Prize. The Lancet's mission to expose medical corruption was inextricably lin...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-7150-1756
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Lancet More from this journal
Volume:
402
Issue:
10409
Pages:
1228-1230
Publication date:
2023-10-07
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1608286
Local pid:
pubs:1608286
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2024-01-30

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