History: History of Medicine

  • 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

    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 – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

  • The Dutch Boerhaavians and Enlightenment Medicine of Body and Soul: Powers in Between book cover

    The Dutch Boerhaavians and Enlightenment Medicine of Body and Soul

    Powers in Between

    By Rina Knoeff

    Herman Boerhaave was the most famous and influential medical teacher in early eighteenth-century Europe. His death in 1738 is generally regarded as the marking the end of the ’Golden Age’ of Dutch science and the beginning of the chemico-medical revolution inaugurated by the work of Lavoisier in…

    Hardback – 2018-10-28 
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • The Afterlife of the Leiden Anatomical Collections: Hands On, Hands Off book cover

    The Afterlife of the Leiden Anatomical Collections

    Hands On, Hands Off

    By Hieke Huistra

    The Afterlife of the Leiden Anatomical Collections starts where most stories end: after death. It tells the story of thousands of body parts kept in bottles and boxes in nineteenth-century Leiden – a story featuring a struggling medical student, more than one disappointed anatomist, a monstrous…

    Hardback – 2018-10-23 
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Science, Africa and Europe: Processing Information and Creating Knowledge book cover

    Science, Africa and Europe

    Processing Information and Creating Knowledge

    Edited by Patrick Harries, Martin Lengwiler, Nigel Penn

    Historically, scientists and experts have played a prominent role in shaping the relationship between Europe and Africa. Starting with travel writers and missionary intellectuals in the seventeenth century, European savants have engaged in the study of nature and society in Africa. Knowledge about…

    Hardback – 2018-10-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Plague and the City book cover

    Plague and the City

    Edited by Lukas Engelmann, John Henderson, Christos Lynteris

    Plague and the City uncovers discourses of plague and anti-plague measures in the city during the medieval and early modern periods, and explores the connection between plague and urban environments including attempts by professional bodies to prevent or limit the outbreak of epidemic disease.…

    Paperback – 2018-10-08 
    Routledge
    The Body in the City

  • Empires of Knowledge: Scientific Networks in the Early Modern World book cover

    Empires of Knowledge

    Scientific Networks in the Early Modern World

    Edited by Paula Findlen

    Empires of Knowledge charts the emergence of different kinds of scientific networks – local and long-distance, informal and institutional, religious and secular – between the fifteenth and the eighteenth centuries as one of the important phenomena of the early modern world. It seeks to answer what…

    Paperback – 2018-10-05 
    Routledge

  • Tuberculosis in the Americas, 1870-1945: Beneath the Anguish in Philadelphia and Buenos Aires book cover

    Tuberculosis in the Americas, 1870-1945

    Beneath the Anguish in Philadelphia and Buenos Aires

    By Vera Blinn Reber

    This book focuses on the era during which the cause of tuberculosis had been identified, and public health officials were seeking to prevent it, but scientists had not yet found a cure. By examining tuberculosis comparatively in two Atlantic port cities, Buenos Aires and Philadelphia, it explores…

    Hardback – 2018-09-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas

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

    Signing the Body

    Marks on Skin in Early Modern France

    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 – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Reimagining Science and Statecraft in Postcolonial Kenya: Stories from an African Scientist book cover

    Reimagining Science and Statecraft in Postcolonial Kenya

    Stories from an African Scientist

    By Denielle Elliott

    This book examines the development of medical sciences in postcolonial Kenya, through the adventures and stories of the controversial Kalenjin scientist Davy Kiprotich Koech. As a collaborative life story project, it privileges African voices and retellings, re-centering the voice of African…

    Hardback – 2018-08-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Poison, Medicine, and Disease in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe book cover

    Poison, Medicine, and Disease in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

    By Frederick W Gibbs

    This book presents a uniquely broad and pioneering history of premodern toxicology by exploring how late medieval and early modern (c. 1200–1600) physicians discussed the relationship between poison, medicine, and disease. Drawing from a wide range of medical and natural philosophical texts—with an…

    Hardback – 2018-07-23 
    Routledge

  • Medicine in Modern Britain 1780-1950 book cover

    Medicine in Modern Britain 1780-1950

    By Deborah Brunton

    Medicine in Modern Britain 1780–1950 provides an introduction to the development of medicine – scientific and heterodox, domestic and professional – in Britain from the end of the early modern period and through modern times. Divided thematically, each chapter within this book addresses a different…

    Paperback – 2018-07-11 
    Routledge
    Seminar Studies

  • History, Memory and Public Life: The Past in the Present book cover

    History, Memory and Public Life

    The Past in the Present

    Edited by Anna Maerker, Simon Sleight, Adam Sutcliffe

    History, Memory and Public Life introduces readers to key themes in the study of historical memory and its significance by considering the role of historical expertise and understanding in contemporary public reflection on the past. Divided into two parts, the book addresses both the theoretical…

    Paperback – 2018-07-11 
    Routledge

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