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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 51 new and published books in the subject of Medical History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The ‘Hippocratic’ Corpus

    Content and Context

    By Elizabeth M. Craik

    The Hippocratic Corpus comprises some sixty medical works of varying length, style and content. Collectively, this is the largest surviving body of early Greek prose. As such, it is an invaluable resource for scholars and students not only of ancient medicine but also of Greek life in general....

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. A History of the Brain

    From Stone Age surgery to modern neuroscience

    By Andrew P. Wickens

    A History of the Brain tells the full story of neuroscience, from antiquity to the present day. It describes how we have come to understand the biological nature of the brain, beginning in prehistoric times, and progressing to the twentieth century with the development of Modern Neuroscience....

    Published December 8th 2014 by Psychology Press

  3. Medicine in the Twentieth Century

    Edited by Roger Cooter, John Pickstone

    During the twentieth century, medicine has been radically transformed and powerfully transformative. In 1900, western medicine was important to philanthropy and public health, but it was marginal to the state, the industrial economy and the welfare of most individuals. It is now central to these...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Taylor & Francis

  4. 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 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Healing Holidays

    Itinerant Patients, Therapeutic Locales and the Quest for Health

    Edited by Harish Naraindas, Cristiana Bastos

    This volume on medical tourism includes contributions by anthropologists and historians on a variety of health-seeking modes of travel and leisure. It brings together analyses of recent trends of "medical tourism", such as underinsured middle-class Americans traveling to India for surgery, pious...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Public Health and National Reconstruction in Post-War Asia

    International Influences, Local Transformations

    Edited by Liping Bu, Ka-che Yip

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book, based on extensive original research, considers the transformation of public health systems in major East, South and Southeast Asian countries in the period following the Second World War. It examines how public health concepts, policies, institutions and practices were improved, shows...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 16

    Edited by Lodewijk C. Palm

    In volume XVI of The Collected Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, 25 letters of Van Leeuwenhoek have been included, all of them written from July 1707 to June 1712. The letters were written to six distinct addressees. The larger part was addressed to the Royal Society in London in general (sixteen...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by CRC Press

  9. The Flu Epidemic of 1918

    America's Experience in the Global Health Crisis

    By Sandra Opdycke

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    In 1918, a devastating world-wide influenza epidemic hit the United States. Killing over 600,000 Americans and causing the national death rate to jump 30% in a single year, the outbreak obstructed the country's participation in World War I and imposed terrible challenges on communities across the...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Bioethics of Pain Management

    Beyond Opioids

    By Daniel S. Goldberg

    Series: Routledge Annals of Bioethics

    In this book, public health ethicist Daniel S. Goldberg sets out to characterize the subjective experience of pain and its undertreatment within the US medical establishment, and puts forward public policy recommendations for ameliorating the undertreatment of pain. The book begins from the...

    Published February 20th 2014 by Routledge