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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 107 new and published books in the subject of History of Medicine — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Dorian Aegean (Routledge Revivals)

    By Elizabeth M. Craik

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This wide-ranging yet detailed study describes and assesses the many-faceted cultural achievement of an area remote from Athens, the Dorian islands. Elizabeth Craik’s scholarship sets this lively outlying region of the ancient Greek world – which included Rhodes, Kos, Karpathos, Melos, and Thera –...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Forensic Medicine and Death Investigation in Medieval England

    By Sara M. Butler

    Series: Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

    England has traditionally been understood as a latecomer to the use of forensic medicine in death investigation, lagging nearly two-hundred years behind other European authorities. Using the coroner's inquest as a lens, this book hopes to offer a fresh perspective on the process of death...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Some Early and Later Houses of Pity (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Morrison Hobson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    From around the eleventh century until the Reformation, a close connection between the Church and hospitals was formed as they became a refuge for the ill, ostracised and poor. First published in 1926, John Morrison Hobson presents a fascinating survey of the hospitals and almshouses found...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Science, Public Health and the State in Modern Asia

    Edited by Liping Bu, Darwin H. Stapleton, Ka-Che Yip

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book examines the encounter between western and Asian models of public health and medicine in a range of East and Southeast Asian countries over the course of the twentieth century until now. It discusses the transfer of scientific knowledge of medicine and public health approaches from Europe...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Insanity of Place / The Place of Insanity

    Essays on the History of Psychiatry

    By Andrew Scull

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    This compelling book brings together many of the major papers published by Andrew Scull in the history of psychiatry over the past decade and a half. Examining some of the major substantive debates in the field from the eighteenth century to the present, the historiographic essays provide a...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Abortion in England 1900-1967

    By Barbara Brookes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Over the decades from 1900 to 1967 abortion was transformed from an important female-centred form of fertility control into a medical event, closely monitored by the State. This transition, the author argues here, took place against a background of debate over fertility control and its implications...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Women as Mothers in Pre-Industrial England

    Edited by Valerie Fildes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Originally published in 1990, this book met the rising interest in the subject of women in pre-industrial England, bringing together a group of scholars with diverse and wide-ranging interests; experts in social and medical history, demography, women’s studies, and the history of the family, whose...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge