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Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

Series Editor: Joseph Melling, Anne Borsay

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  1. Financing Medicine

    The British Experience Since 1750

    Edited by Martin Gorsky, Sally Sheard

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    Financing Medicine brings together a collection of essays dealing with the financing of medical care in Britain since the mid-eighteenth century, with a view to addressing two major issues: Why did the funding of the British health system develop in the way it did? What were the...

    Published August 22nd 2006 by Routledge

  2. Britain and the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic

    A Dark Epilogue

    By Niall Johnson

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    Between August 1918 and March 1919 a flu pandemic spread across the globe and in just under a year 40 million people had died from the virus worldwide. This is the first book to provide a total history and seriously analyze the British experiences during that time.The book provides the most...

    Published May 11th 2006 by Routledge

  3. The Risks of Medical Innovation

    Risk Perception and Assessment in Historical Context

    Edited by Thomas Schlich, Ulrich Tröhler

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    The risks involved in introducing new drugs and devices are amongst the most discussed issues of modern medicine. Presenting a new way of thinking about these issues, this volume considers risk and medical innovation from a social historical perspective, and studies specific cases of medical...

    Published December 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  4. Medicine and Colonial Identity

    Edited by Bridie Andrews, Mary P. Sutphen

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    Over the last century, identity as an avenue of inquiry has become both an academic growth industry and a problematic category of historical analysis. This volume shows how the study of medicine can provide new insights into colonial identity, and the possibility of accommodating multiple...

    Published May 29th 2003 by Routledge

  5. Innovations in Health and Medicine

    Diffusion and Resistance in the Twentieth Century

    Edited by Jenny Stanton

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    This volume brings together cutting edge research by historians from Britain, Germany, France, the US, Japan and New Zealand. Innovative in its approach to innovation, it focuses on diffusion and resistance, and organization as well as technology. The collection features issues such as control and...

    Published April 11th 2002 by Routledge

  6. Food, Science, Policy and Regulation in the Twentieth Century

    International and Comparative Perspectives

    Edited by Jim Phillips, David F. Smith

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    This highly topical book offers a comprehensive study of the interaction of food, politics and science over the last hundred years. A range of important case studies, from pasteurisation in Britain to the E coli outbreak offers new material for those interested in science policy and the role of...

    Published December 21st 2000 by Routledge

  7. Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914

    Edited by Bill Forsythe, Joseph Melling

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    This comprehensive collection provides a fascinating summary of the debates on the growth of institutional care during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Revising and revisiting Foucault, it looks at the significance of ethnicity, race and gender as well as the impact of political and cultural...

    Published April 1st 1999 by Routledge

  8. Reassessing Foucault

    Power, Medicine and the Body

    Edited by Colin Jones, Roy Porter

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    Though Foucault is now widely taught in universities, his writings are notoriously difficult. Reassessing Foucault critically examines the implications of his work for students and researchers in a wide range of areas in the social and human sciences. Focusing on the social history of medicine,...

    Published April 30th 1998 by Routledge

  9. The Locus of Care

    Families, Communities, Institutions, and the Provision of Welfare Since Antiquity

    Edited by Peregrine Horden, Richard Smith

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    The care of the needy and the sick is delivered by various groups including immediate family, the wider community, religious organisations and the State funded institutions. The Locus of Care provides an historical perspective on welfare detailing who carers were in the past, where care was...

    Published December 11th 1997 by Routledge

  10. Midwives, Society and Childbirth

    Debates and Controversies in the Modern Period

    Edited by Hilary Marland, Anne Marie Rafferty

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

    Midwives, Society and Childbirth is the first book to examine midwives' lives and work in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries on a national and international scale. Focusing on six countries from Europe, the approach is interdisciplinary with the studies written by a diverse team of social,...

    Published July 10th 1997 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Britain and the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic: A Dark Epilogue
    By Niall Johnson
    To Be Published December 2nd 2014

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