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Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

Series Editor: Joseph Melling, Anne Borsay

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  1. Mental Illness and Learning Disability since 1850

    Finding a Place for Mental Disorder in the United Kingdom

    Edited by Pamela Dale, Joseph Melling

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    Taking forward the debate on the role and power of institutions for treating and incarcerating the insane, this volume challenges recent scholarship and focuses on a wide range of factors impacting on the care and confinement of the insane since 1850, including such things as the community, Poor...

    Published March 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  2. Community Nursing and Primary Healthcare in Twentieth-Century Britain

    By Helen M. Sweet, with Rona Dougall

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    This book takes a fresh look at community nursing history in Great Britain, examining the essentially generalist and low profile, domiciliary end of the professional nursing spectrum throughout the twentieth century. It charts the most significant changes affecting the nurse’s work on the district...

    Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  3. New Directions in Nursing History

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Susan McGann, Barbara Mortimer

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    This collection of essays reflects the current interdisciplinary and international nature of the history of nursing scholarship. Covering a range from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, this book draws on research from eleven different countries to address: the issues of...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Sex, Sin and Suffering

    Venereal Disease and European Society since 1870

    Edited by Roger Davidson, Lesley A. Hall

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    This volume brings together for the first time a series of studies on the social history of venereal disease in modern Europe and its former colonies. It explores, from a comparative perspective, the responses of legal, medical and political authorities to the 'Great Scourge'. In particular, how...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919

    New Perspectives

    Edited by David Killingray, Howard Phillips

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    The Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918-19 was the worst pandemic of modern times, claiming over 30 million lives in less than six months. In the hardest hit societies, everything else was put aside in a bid to cope with its ravages. It left millions orphaned and medical science desperate to find...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Madness, Architecture and the Built Environment

    Psychiatric Spaces in Historical Context

    Edited by James Moran, Leslie Topp, Jonathan Andrews

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    This is the first volume of papers devoted to an examination of the relationship between mental health/illness and the construction and experience of space. This historical analysis with contributions from leading experts will enlighten and intrigue in equal measure. The first rigorous scholarly...

    Published December 9th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Women and Smoking since 1890

    By Rosemary Elliot

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    The changing face of the female smoker, from the lady smokers of the late nineteenth century to the lone mother of the late twentieth century, suggests that the history of smoking among women is not just about the assimilation of women into a male practice, but about the changing, and varied,...

    Published November 25th 2011 by Routledge

  8. In the Name of the Child

    Edited by Roger Cooter

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    Published November 4th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Health and Medicine in the circum-Caribbean, 1800–1968

    Edited by Juanita De Barros, Steven Palmer, David Wright

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    Health and medicine in colonial environments is one of the newest areas in the history of medicine, but one in which the Caribbean is conspicuously absent. Yet the complex and fascinating history of the Caribbean, borne of the ways European colonialism combined with slavery, indentureship, migrant...

    Published April 6th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Health and the Modern Home

    Edited by Mark Jackson

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    Health and the Modern Home explores shifting and contentious debates about the impact of the domestic environment on health in the modern period. Drawing on recent scholarship, contributors expose the socio-political context in which the physical and emotional environment of "the modern home" and "...

    Published December 13th 2007 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Britain and the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic: A Dark Epilogue
    By Niall Johnson
    To Be Published October 31st 2014

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