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New and Published Books

  1. The Elements of Vital Statistics (Routledge Revivals)

    By Sir Arthur Newsholme

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1889, this book provides a guide to vital statistics- the science of numbers applied to the life-history of communities and nations- in relation to medical problems. Chapters cover a wide variety of categories including population, births and deaths, sickness, occupation and...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  3. British Medicine in an Age of Reform

    By Roger French, Andrew Wear

    British Medicine in an Age of Reform, charts the nature and dynamics of the radical changes which occurred between 1780 and 1850 - a great turning point in British medicine. Medicine was reformed just as politics was being reformed. It became a recognizable profession, and at the same time there...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

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

    Edited by Juanita De Barros, Steven Palmer

    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 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Public Health and the US Military

    A History of the Army Medical Department, 1818-1917

    By Bobby A. Wintermute

    Public Health and the US Military is a cultural history of the US Army Medical Department focusing on its accomplishments and organization coincident with the creation of modern public health in the Progressive Era. A period of tremendous social change, this time bore witness to the creation of an...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Health and the Modern Home

    Edited by Mark Jackson

    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 April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Asylum as Utopia (Psychology Revivals)

    W.A.F. Browne and the Mid-Nineteenth Century Consolidation of Psychiatry

    Edited by Andrew Scull

    Series: Psychology Revivals

    What Asylums Were, Are, and Ought to Be, first published in 1837, was of considerable significance in the history of lunacy reform in Britain. It contains perhaps the single most influential portrait by a medical author of the horrors of the traditional madhouse system. Its powerful and...

    Published March 16th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Prevention of Tuberculosis (Routledge Revivals)

    By Sir Arthur Newsholme

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1908, this book presents a study of tuberculosis. It looks first at its causes, before examining how the problem of mortality from illness had already been reduced. The third part of the book then focuses on measures for reducing and annihilating tuberculosis altogether. Being...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Story of Modern Preventive Medicine (Routledge Revivals)

    Being a Continuation of the Evolution of Preventive Medicine

    By Sir Arthur Newsholme

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1929, this book is a continuation of Arthur Newsholme’s Evolution of Preventive Medicine, published in 1927, which was concerned with the possibilities in progress of prevention of disease, up to the middle of the nineteenth century. The current volume focuses on the modern...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  10. International Studies: Volume 1

    Prevention and Treatment of Disease

    By Sir Arthur Newsholme

    Series: Routledge Revivals: International Studies in the Prevention of Disease

    First published in 1931, this book is the first of three volumes that describe the circumstances of medical work in several European countries at that time. Together, the three books look at public administration, local and national, in relation to the prevention of disease. This first volume...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge