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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 109 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. 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 10th 2014 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 December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. The Locus of Care

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

    Edited by Peregrine Horden, Richard Smith

    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 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Midwives, Society and Childbirth

    Debates and Controversies in the Modern Period

    Edited by Hilary Marland, Anne Marie Rafferty

    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 December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914

    Edited by Bill Forsythe, Joseph Melling

    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 December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Oral History, Health and Welfare

    Edited by Joanna Bornat, Robert Perks

    Oral History, Health and Welfare discusses the significance of oral history to the history of the development of health and welfare provisions. It includes discussion on:* the end of the workhouse * professional education and training of midwives * HIV and Aids * birth control * the role of the...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  9. From Idiocy to Mental Deficiency

    Historical Perspectives on People with Learning Disabilities

    Edited by Anne Digby, David Wright

    From Idiocy to Mental Deficiency is the first book devoted to the social history of people with learning disabilities in Britain. Approaches to learning disabilities have changed dramatically in recent years. The implementation of 'Care in the Community', the campaign for disabled rights and the...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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