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Animals and Medicine

by Jack Botting & Regina Botting (editor)

Animals and Medicine: The Contribution of Animal Experiments to the Control of Disease offers a detailed, scholarly historical review of the critical role animal experiments have played in advancing medical...


The Rockefeller Foundation, Public Health and International Diplomacy, 1920-1945

by Josep L Barona

Based on extensive archival research, this study examines the role of the Rockefeller Foundation and the League of Nations in improving public health during the interwar period. Barona argues that the Foundation...


Navy Medicine in Vietnam: Passage to Freedom to the Fall of Saigon: : Passage to Freedom to the Fall of Saigon

by Jan K. Herman & Naval History & Heritage Command (U.S.)

 Navy Medicine begins and ends with a humanitarian operation-—the first, in 1954, after the French were defeated, when refugees fled to South Vietnam to escape from the communist regime in the North; and...


Madhouses, Mad-Doctors, and Madmen: The Social History of Psychiatry in the Victorian Era

by Andrew Scull

The Victorian Age saw the transformation of the madhouse into the asylum into the mental hospital; of the mad-doctor into the alienist into the psychiatrist; and of the madman (and madwoman) into the mental...


Another Person's Poison: A History of Food Allergy

by Matthew Smith

To some, food allergies seem like fabricated cries for attention. For others, they pose a dangerous health threat. Food allergies are bound up with so many personal and ideological concerns that it is difficult...


Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture

by Louise Penner & Tabitha Sparks

This collection of essays explores the rise of scientific medicine and its impact on Victorian popular culture. Chapters include an examination of Dickens's involvement with hospital funding, concerns over milk...


Stress in Post-War Britain, 1945-85

by Mark Jackson

In the years following World War II the health and well-being of the nation was of primary concern to the British government. The essays in this collection examine the relationship between health and stress...


Nervous Disease in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain: The Reality of a Fashionable Disorder

by Heather R Beatty

This study, based on extensive use of eighteenth-century newspapers, hospital registers and case notes, examines the experience of suffering from nervous disease - a supposedly upper-class malady. Beatty concludes...


The Politics of Reproduction in Ottoman Society, 1838-1900

by Gülhan Balsoy

Epidemics, migration and territorial losses led to population decline in early nineteenth-century Turkey. In response, Ottoman elites began a programme of population growth. Balsoy uses previously untapped archival...


Disabled Children: Contested Caring, 1850-1979

by Anne Borsay

This volume of essays attempts to identify the shared experiences of disabled children and examine the key debates about their care and control. The essays follow a chronological progression while focusing on...


Breast Cancer in the Eighteenth Century

by Marjo Kaartinen

Early modern physicians and surgeons tried desperately to understand breast cancer, testing new medicines and radically improving operating techniques. In this study, the first of its kind, Kaartinen explores...


Residential Institutions in Britain, 1725-1970: Inmates and Environments

by Jane Hamlett

The essays in this collection explore both organizational intentions and inhabitants' experiences in a diverse range of British residential institutions during a period when such provision was dramatically increasing....


Institutionalizing the Insane in Nineteenth-Century England

by Anna Shepherd

The nineteenth century brought an increased awareness of mental disorder, epitomized in the Asylum Acts of 1808 and 1845. Shepherd looks at two very different institutions to provide a nuanced account of the...


Health and Citizenship: Political Cultures of Health in Modern Europe

by Frank Huisman

This collection of essays looks at issues of health and citizenship in Europe across two centuries. Contributors examine the extent to which the state can interfere with the private lives of its citizens, the...


The Politics of Hospital Provision in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

by Barry M Doyle

Doyle examines the role of local and national politics on hospitals. Ultimately, Doyle argues that social and economic diversity created a number of models for future health care which rested on a combination...


Western Maternity and Medicine, 1880-1990

by Janet Greenlees

The contributors to this collection look into the experiences of women in the Western world going through pregnancy and birth over the last hundred years.


The Medical Trade Catalogue in Britain, 1870-1914

by Claire L Jones

By the late nineteenth century advances in medical knowledge, technology and pharmaceuticals led to the development of a thriving commercial industry. Drawing on over 400 medical trade catalogues Jones presents...


The Making of Modern Anthrax, 1875-1920: Uniting Local, National and Global Histories of Disease

by James F Stark

Stark offers a fresh perspective on the history of infectious disease. He examines anthrax in terms of local, national and global significance, and constructs a narrative that spans public, professional and...


Medicine and Colonialism: Historical Perspectives in India and South Africa

by Poonam Bala

Focusing on India and South Africa during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the essays in this collection address power and enforced modernity as applied to medicine. Clashes between traditional methods...


Stress in Post-War Britain

by Mark Jackson

In the years following World War II the health and well-being of the nation was of primary concern to the British government. The essays in this collection examine the relationship between health and stress...