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11-20 of 35 results in 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 24th 2011 by Routledge
Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge
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 5th 2009 by Routledge
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 12th 2007 by Routledge
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 June 6th 2007 by Routledge
The British Experience Since 1750
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 21st 2006 by Routledge
A Dark Epilogue
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 10th 2006 by Routledge
The State, Insanity and Society in England, 1845–1914
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 March 14th 2006 by Routledge
Risk Perception and Assessment in Historical Context
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 21st 2005 by Routledge
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 28th 2003 by Routledge
Britain and the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic: A Dark Epilogue
To Be Published September 14th 2013
Medicine, Health and the Public Sphere in Britain, 1600-2000
To Be Published September 26th 2013
Nutrition in Britain: Science, Scientists and Politics in the Twentieth Century
To Be Published September 29th 2013