History: History of Medicine

  • Signing the Body: Marks on Skin in Early Modern France book cover

    Signing the Body

    Marks on Skin in Early Modern France, 1st Edition

    By Katherine Dauge-Roth

    The first major scholarly investigation into the rich history and ambiguous status of the body as a written object, this interdisciplinary study surveys varied forms of corporeal writing, imprinting and marking in France in the early modern period. Author Katherine Dauge-Roth demonstrates that the…

    Hardback – 2019-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Medical Memories and Experiences in Postwar East Germany: Treatments of the Past book cover

    Medical Memories and Experiences in Postwar East Germany

    Treatments of the Past, 1st Edition

    By Markus Wahl

    This book draws on the example of the major cities of Leipzig and Dresden to illustrate continuity and change in public health in the German Democratic Republic. Based on archival work it will demonstrate how members of the medical profession successfully manipulated their pre-1945 past in order to…

    Hardback – 2019-06-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • Archaeology of the Unconscious: Italian Perspectives book cover

    Archaeology of the Unconscious

    Italian Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Fabio A Camilletti, Alessandra Aloisi

    In reconstructing the birth and development of the notion of ‘unconscious’, historians of ideas have heavily relied on the Freudian concept of Unbewussten, retroactively projecting the psychoanalytic unconscious over a constellation of diverse cultural experiences taking place in the eighteenth and…

    Hardback – 2019-06-15 
    Routledge
    Warwick Series in the Humanities

  • Fragmented Feminism: Life and Letters of Anandibai Joshee book cover

    Fragmented Feminism

    Life and Letters of Anandibai Joshee, 1st Edition

    By Meera Kosambi

    Edited by Ramaswamy Ram, Aban Mukherji, Kohatkar Madhavi

    "This book is a search for ‘the real Anandibai Joshee’——a search in which the readers are invited to participate." In her short and eventful life, Anandibai Joshee, the first Indian woman to earn a medical degree, broke many stereotypes. Literate at a time when when it was taboo for a girl to ‘…

    Hardback – 2019-05-30 
    Routledge India

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy in America: The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy book cover

    Electroconvulsive Therapy in America

    The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Sadowsky

    Electroconvulsive Therapy is widely demonized or idealized. Some detractors consider its very use to be a human rights violation, while some promoters depict it as a miracle, the "penicillin of psychiatry." This book traces the American history of one of the most controversial procedures in…

    Paperback – 2019-05-15 
    Routledge

  • The Body in History, Culture, and the Arts book cover

    The Body in History, Culture, and the Arts

    1st Edition

    Edited by Justyna Jajszczok, Aleksandra Musiał

    The aim of this book is to explore the body in various historical contexts and to take it as a point of departure for broader historiographical projects. The chapters in the volume present the ways in which the body constitutes a valuable and productive object of historical analysis, especially as…

    Hardback – 2019-04-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Roman Domestic Medical Practice in Central Italy: From the Middle Republic to the Early Empire book cover

    Roman Domestic Medical Practice in Central Italy

    From the Middle Republic to the Early Empire, 1st Edition

    By Jane Draycott

    Roman Domestic Medical Practice in Central Italy examines the roles that the home, the garden and the members of the household (freeborn, freed and slave) played in the acquisition and maintenance of good physical and mental health and well-being. Focussing on the period from the middle Republic to…

    Hardback – 2019-03-28 
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

  • Civic Medicine: Physician, Polity, and Pen in Early Modern Europe book cover

    Civic Medicine

    Physician, Polity, and Pen in Early Modern Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by J. Andrew Mendelsohn, Annemarie Kinzelbach, Ruth Schilling

    Communities great and small across Europe for eight centuries have contracted with doctors. Physicians provided citizen care, helped govern, and often led in public life. Civic Medicine stakes out this timely subject by focusing on its golden age, when cities rivaled territorial states in local and…

    Hardback – 2019-03-15
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Routledge Revivals: Literature and Medicine during the Eighteenth Century (1993) book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Literature and Medicine during the Eighteenth Century (1993)

    1st Edition

    Edited by Marie Mulvey-Roberts, Roy Porter

    First published in 1993. Although today, medicine and literature are widely seen as falling on different sides of the ‘two cultures’ divide, this was not so in the eighteenth century when doctors, scientists, writers and artists formed a well-integrated educate elite. This book uncovers the…

    Paperback – 2019-02-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Cultures of Healing: Medieval and After book cover

    Cultures of Healing

    Medieval and After, 1st Edition

    By Peregrine Horden

    This volume brings together for the first time an updated collection of articles exploring poverty, poor relief, illness, and health care as they intersected in Western Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, during a ‘long’ Middle Ages. It offers a thorough and wide-ranging investigation…

    Hardback – 2019-02-15
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Anthropology of Tobacco [Open Access]: Ethnographic Adventures in Non-Human Worlds book cover

    Anthropology of Tobacco [Open Access]

    Ethnographic Adventures in Non-Human Worlds, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Russell

    Tobacco has become one of the most widely used and traded commoditites on the planet. Reflecting contemporary anthropological interest in material culture studies, Anthropology of Tobacco makes the plant the centre of its own contentious, global story in which, instead of a passive commodity,…

    Hardback – 2019-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

  • Becoming a Woman and Mother in Greco-Roman Egypt: Women’s Bodies, Society and Domestic Space book cover

    Becoming a Woman and Mother in Greco-Roman Egypt

    Women’s Bodies, Society and Domestic Space, 1st Edition

    By Ada Nifosi

    How did Greco-Roman Egyptian society perceive women’s bodies and how did it acknowledge women’s reproductive functions? Detailing women’s lives in Greco-Roman Egypt this monograph examines understudied aspects of women's lives such as their coming of age, social and religious taboos of menstruation…

    Hardback – 2019-02-05
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

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