Skip to Content

Books by Subject

History of Medicine Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 114 new and published books in the subject of History of Medicine — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books

  1. Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet

    By Frances Garrett

    This book explores the cultural history of embryology in Tibet, in culture, religion, art and literature, and what this reveals about its medicine and religion. Filling a significant gap in the literature this is the first in-depth exploration of Tibetan medical history in the English language. It...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Ministry of Health (Routledge Revivals)

    By Sir Arthur Newsholme

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1925, this book explores public health and its administration. It looks at both local and central health administration and surveys the various departments including The Board of Education and The Home Office. The book discusses motives, principles, and results of reform in the...

    Published February 12th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Last Thirty Years in Public Health (Routledge Revivals)

    By Sir Arthur Newsholme

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1936, this book is a continuation of Sir Arthur Newsholme’s Fifty Years in Public Health and covers a wide variety of topics in relation to the subject. It is in part autobiographical as the author recollects and reflects upon his experiences of the system. The book is divided...

    Published February 12th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Evolution of Preventive Medicine (Routledge Revivals)

    By Sir Arthur Newsholme

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1927, this book provides a complete study of the beginnings and early development of preventive medicine. It looks at the subject’s underlying principles and discusses the prominent writers of the past. Topics cover infection, plague, science and medicine, poverty and preventive...

    Published February 12th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Risks of Medical Innovation

    Risk Perception and Assessment in Historical Context

    Edited by Thomas Schlich, Ulrich Tröhler

    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 February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Financing Medicine

    The British Experience Since 1750

    Edited by Martin Gorsky, Sally Sheard

    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 February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Royal Touch (Routledge Revivals)

    Sacred Monarchy and Scrofula in England and France

    By Marc Bloch

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Selected Works of Marc Bloch

    First published in English in 1973, The Royal Touch explores the supernatural character that was long attributed to royal power. Throughout history, both France and England claimed to hold kings with healing powers who, by their touch, could cure people from all strands of society from illness and...

    Published February 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Healthcare in Private and Public from the Early Modern Period to 2000

    Edited by Paul Weindling

    A key volume on a central aspect of the history of medicine and its social relations, The History of Healthcare in Public and Private examines how the modernisation of healthcare resulted in a wide variety of changing social arrangements in...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Complaints, Controversies and Grievances in Medicine

    Historical and Social Science Perspectives

    Edited by Jonathan Reinarz, Rebecca Wynter

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Recent studies into the experiences and failures of health care services, along with the rapid development of patient advocacy, consumerism and pressure groups have led historians and social scientists to engage with the issue of the medical complaint. As expressions of dissatisfaction, disquiet...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Migrants, Minorities & Health

    Historical and Contemporary Studies

    Edited by Lara Marks, Michael Worboys

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge