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Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

Series Editor: Joseph Melling, Anne Borsay

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  1. Lunatic Hospitals in Georgian England, 1750–1830

    By Leonard Smith

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    Lunatic Hospitals in Georgian England, 1750–1830 constitutes the first comprehensive study of the philanthropic asylum system in Georgian England. Using original research and drawing upon a wide range of expertise on the history of mental health this book demonstrates the crucial role of the...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Plural Medicine, Tradition and Modernity, 1800-2000

    Edited by Waltraud Ernst

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    Research into 'colonial' or 'imperial' medicine has made considerable progress in recent years, whilst the study of what is usually referred to as 'indigenous' or 'folk' medicine in colonized societies has received much less attention. This book redresses the balance by bringing together current...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Contagion

    By Alison Bashford, Claire Hooker

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    In the age of HIV, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the Ebola Virus and BSE, metaphors and experience of contagion are a central concern of government, biomedicine and popular culture.Contagion explores cultural responses of infectious diseases and their biomedical management over the nineteenth and...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Race, Science and Medicine, 1700-1960

    Edited by Waltraud Ernst, Bernard Harris

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    Considering cases from Europe to India, this collection brings together current critical research into the role played by racial issues in the production of medical knowledge. Confronting such controversial themes as colonialism and medicine, the origins of racial thinking and health and migration,...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of Madness

    The State, Insanity and Society in England, 1845–1914

    By Joseph Melling, Bill Forsythe

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    The discovery and treatment of insanity remains one of the most debated and discussed issues in social history. Focusing on the second half of the nineteenth century, The Politics of Madness provides a new perspective on this important topic, based on research drawn from both local and national...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Medicine, Health and the Public Sphere in Britain, 1600-2000

    Edited by Steve Sturdy

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    Medicine is concerned with the most intimate aspects of private life. Yet it is also a focus for diverse forms of public organization and action. In this volume, an international team of scholars use the techniques of medical history to analyse the changing boundaries and constitution of the public...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Social Histories of Disability and Deformity

    Bodies, Images and Experiences

    Edited by David M. Turner, Kevin Stagg

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    Collecting together essays written by an international set of contributors, this book provides an important contribution to the emerging field of disability history. It explores changes in understandings of deformity and disability between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries, and reveal the ways...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Histories of the Normal and the Abnormal

    Social and Cultural Histories of Norms and Normativity

    By Waltraud Ernst

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    This fascinating volume tackles the history of the terms 'normal' and 'abnormal'. Originally meaning 'as occurring in nature', normality has taken on significant cultural gravitas and this book recognizes and explores that fact. The essays engage with the concepts of the normal and the...

    Published October 19th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Shaping Sexual Knowledge

    A Cultural History of Sex Education in Twentieth Century Europe

    Edited by Lutz Sauerteig, Roger Davidson

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    The history of sex education enables us to gain valuable insights into the cultural constructions of what different societies have defined as 'normal' sexuality and sexual health. Yet, the history of sex education has only recently attracted the full attention of historians of modern sexuality....

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Medicine, the Market and the Mass Media

    Producing Health in the Twentieth Century

    Edited by Virginia Berridge, Kelly Loughlin

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    This collection opens up the post war history of public health to sustained research-based historical scrutiny. Medicine, the Market and the Mass Media examines the development of a new view of 'the health of the public' and the influences which shaped it in the post war years. Taking a broad...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Britain and the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic: A Dark Epilogue
    By Niall Johnson
    To Be Published December 3rd 2014

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