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Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine


About the Series

Series Editors: David Cantor and Keir Waddington

Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine is concerned with all aspects of health, illness and medicine, from antiquity to the present. The series is a collaboration between Routledge and the Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM). The SSHM has pioneered the social history of medicine and interdisciplinary approaches to the histories of medicine, welfare, public health, demography, anthropology, sociology, social administration and health economics, and the book series reflects these interests.

Submissions are invited from established scholars and first-time authors alike. Prospective authors should send a detailed proposal with a rationale, chapter outlines and at least two sample chapters alongside a brief author’s biography and an anticipated submission date to the editors.

Edited collections:

David Cantor: cantord @ mail.nih.gov

Authored monographs:

Keir Waddington: waddingtonK @ cardiff.ac.uk

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Stress in Post-War Britain

Stress in Post-War Britain

1st Edition

By Mark Jackson
February 07, 2017

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 in post-war Britain through a series of carefully connected case studies....

The Development of Scientific Marketing in the Twentieth Century Research for Sales in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The Development of Scientific Marketing in the Twentieth Century: Research for Sales in the Pharmaceutical Industry

1st Edition

By Jean-Paul Gaudillière
February 07, 2017

The global pharmaceutical industry is currently estimated to be worth $1 trillion. Contributors chart the rise of scientific marketing within the industry from 1920-1980. This is the first comprehensive study into pharmaceutical marketing, demonstrating that many new techniques were actually ...

A Medical History of Skin Scratching the Surface

A Medical History of Skin: Scratching the Surface

1st Edition

By Kevin Patrick Siena
January 21, 2016

Diseases affecting the skin have tended to provoke a response of particular horror in society. This collection of essays uses case studies to chart the medical history of skin from the eighteenth to the twentieth century....

A Modern History of the Stomach Gastric Illness, Medicine and British Society, 1800–1950

A Modern History of the Stomach: Gastric Illness, Medicine and British Society, 1800–1950

1st Edition

By Ian Miller
January 21, 2016

This is the first exploration of the relationship between the abdomen and British society between 1800 and 1950. Miller demonstrates how the framework of ideas established in medicine related to gastric illness often reflected wider social issues including industrialization and the impact of ...

Bacteria in Britain, 1880–1939

Bacteria in Britain, 1880–1939

1st Edition

By Rosemary Wall
January 21, 2016

Focusing on the years between the identification of bacteria and the production of antibiotic medicine, Wall presents a study into how bacteriology has affected both clinical practice and public knowledge....

Biologics, A History of Agents Made From Living Organisms in the Twentieth Century

Biologics, A History of Agents Made From Living Organisms in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

Edited By Alexander von Schwerin, Heiko Stoff, Bettina Wahrig
January 21, 2016

The use of biologics – drugs made from living organisms – has raised specific scientific, industrial, medical and legal issues. The essays contained in this collection each deal with a case study of a biologic substance, or group of biologics, and its use during the twentieth century....

Child Guidance in Britain, 1918–1955 The Dangerous Age of Childhood

Child Guidance in Britain, 1918–1955: The Dangerous Age of Childhood

1st Edition

By John Stewart
January 21, 2016

Stewart presents a history of child guidance in Britain from its origins in the years after the First World War until the consolidation of the welfare state. This is the first study of child guidance in this period and makes a significant contribution to the historiography....

Desperate Housewives, Neuroses and the Domestic Environment, 1945–1970

Desperate Housewives, Neuroses and the Domestic Environment, 1945–1970

1st Edition

By Ali Haggett
January 21, 2016

Although the figure of the ‘desperate housewife’ is familiar to us, Haggett suggests that many women in the 1950s and ’60s led satisfying lives and that gender roles, while very different, were often seen as equal....

Disabled Children Contested Caring, 1850–1979

Disabled Children: Contested Caring, 1850–1979

1st Edition

By Anne Borsay
January 21, 2016

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 the practices in a number of different countries....

Health and Citizenship Political Cultures of Health in Modern Europe

Health and Citizenship: Political Cultures of Health in Modern Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Frank Huisman, Harry Oosterhuis
January 21, 2016

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 role of individual responsibility and if any boundary occurs in terms of what the state ...

Human Heredity in the Twentieth Century

Human Heredity in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

By Bernd Gausemeier
January 21, 2016

The essays in this collection examine how human heredity was understood between the end of the First World War and the early 1970s. The contributors explore the interaction of science, medicine and society in determining how heredity was viewed across the world during the politically turbulent ...

Locating Health Historical and Anthropological Investigations of Place and Health

Locating Health: Historical and Anthropological Investigations of Place and Health

1st Edition

Edited By Erika Dyck, Christopher Fletcher
January 21, 2016

The essays in this collection focus on the dynamic relationship between health and place. Historical and anthropological perspectives are presented – each discipline having a long tradition of engaging with these concepts. The resulting dialogue should produce a new layer of methodology, enhancing ...

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