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The Routledge History of Disease





ISBN 9780367868819
Published December 19, 2019 by Routledge
618 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge History of Disease draws on innovative scholarship in the history of medicine to explore the challenges involved in writing about health and disease throughout the past and across the globe, presenting a varied range of case studies and perspectives on the patterns, technologies and narratives of disease that can be identified in the past and that continue to influence our present.



Organized thematically, chapters examine particular forms and conceptualizations of disease, covering subjects from leprosy in medieval Europe and cancer screening practices in twentieth-century USA to the ayurvedic tradition in ancient India and the pioneering studies of mental illness that took place in nineteenth-century Paris, as well as discussing the various sources and methods that can be used to understand the social and cultural contexts of disease.



Chapter 24 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9781315543420.ch24 

Table of Contents

List of figures



List of tables



Acknowledgements



List of contributors





1. Perspectives on the History of Disease



Mark Jackson



Part One: Models



2. Humours and Humoral Theory



Jim Hankinson





3. Models of Disease in Ayurvedic Medicine



Dominik Wujastyk





4. Religion, Magic and Medicine



Catherine Rider





5. Contagion



Michael Worboys





6. Emotions and Mental Illness



Elena Carrera





7. Deviance as Disease: The Medicalization of Sex and Crime



Jana Funke





Part Two: Patterns



8. Pandemics



Mark Harrison





9. Patterns of Animal Disease



Abigail Woods





10. Patterns of Plague in Late Medieval and Early-Modern Europe



Samuel Cohn





11. Symptoms of Empire: Cholera in Southeast Asia, 1820-1850



Robert Peckham





12. Disease, Geography, and the Market: Epidemics of Cholera in Tokyo in the Late Nineteenth Century



Akihito Suzuki





13. Histories and Narratives of Yellow Fever in Latin America



Monica Garcia





14. Race, Disease and Public Health: Perceptions of Māori Health



Katrina Ford





15. Re-writing the ‘English disease’: Migration, Ethnicity and ‘Tropical Rickets’



Roberta Bivins





16. Social Geographies of Sickness and Health in Contemporary Paris: Toward a Human Ecology of Mortality in the 2003 Heat Wave Disaster



Richard Keller





Part Three: Technologies



17. Disability and Prosthetics in Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-century England



David Turner





18. Disease, Rehabilitation and Pain



Julie Anderson





19. From Paraffin to PIP: Th

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Author(s)

Biography

Mark Jackson is Professor of the History of Medicine at the University of Exeter. His publications include The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability (2013), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine (ed., 2011), Asthma: The Biography (2009), Health and the Modern Home (ed., 2007), Allergy: The History of a Modern Malady (2006), Infanticide: Historical Perspectives on Child Murder and Concealment 1550-2000 (ed., 2002), The Borderland of Imbecility (2000), and Newborn Child Murder (1996).

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