History: History of Medicine

  • The Minoan Body: A Somatic Approach to Social, Economic and Political Change in Bronze Age Crete book cover

    The Minoan Body

    A Somatic Approach to Social, Economic and Political Change in Bronze Age Crete, 1st Edition

    By Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw

    Hardback – 2020-04-01 
    Routledge

  • Death Ritual and Bereavement book cover

    Death Ritual and Bereavement

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ralph Houlbrooke

    Originally published in 1989, Death, Ritual and Bereavement examines the social history of death and dying from 1500 to the 1930s. This edited collection focuses on the death-bed, funerals, burials, mourning customs, and the expression of grief. The essays throw fresh light on developments which…

    Hardback – 2020-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ritual

  • Medicine and Justice: Medico-Legal Practice in England and Wales, 1700–1914 book cover

    Medicine and Justice

    Medico-Legal Practice in England and Wales, 1700–1914, 1st Edition

    By Katherine D. Watson

    This monograph makes a major new contribution to the historiography of criminal justice in England and Wales, by focusing on the intersection of the history of law and crime with medical history. It does this through the lens provided by one group of historical actors, medical professionals who…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • Supernatural Encounters: Demons and the Restless Dead in Medieval England, c.1050–1450 book cover

    Supernatural Encounters

    Demons and the Restless Dead in Medieval England, c.1050–1450, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Gordon

    The belief in the reality of demons and the restless dead formed a central facet of the medieval worldview. Whether a pestilent-spreading corpse mobilised by the devil, a purgatorial spirit returning to earth to ask for suffrage, or a shape-shifting demon intent on crushing its victims as they…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Studies in Medieval History and Culture

  • Tuberculosis - The Singapore Experience, 1867-2018: Disease, Society and the State book cover

    Tuberculosis - The Singapore Experience, 1867-2018

    Disease, Society and the State, 1st Edition

    By Kah Seng Loh, Li Yang Hsu

    Through a rich account of tuberculosis in Singapore from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, this book charts the relationship between disease, society and the state, outlining the struggles of colonial and post-colonial governments to cope with widespread disease and to establish…

    Hardback – 2019-12-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Gaspare Tagliacozzi and Early Modern Surgery: Faces, Men, and Pain book cover

    Gaspare Tagliacozzi and Early Modern Surgery

    Faces, Men, and Pain, 1st Edition

    By Paolo Savoia

    This book uses the work of Bolognese physician and anatomist Gaspare Tagliacozzi to explore the social and cultural history of early modern surgery; it discusses how Italian and European surgeons‘ attitudes to health and beauty, and how patients‘ gender shaped views on the public appearance of the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-17 
    Routledge
    The Body in the City

  • 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 of the marked body in the early modern period, this interdisciplinary study examines multiple forms, uses, and meanings of corporeal inscription and impression in France and the French Atlantic from the late sixteenth through early…

    Hardback – 2019-11-20 
    Routledge

  • Bodies of Information: Reading the VariAble Body from Roman Britain to Hip Hop book cover

    Bodies of Information

    Reading the VariAble Body from Roman Britain to Hip Hop, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chris Mounsey, Stan Booth

    Bodies of Information initiates the Routledge Advances in the History of Bioethics series by encompassing interdisciplinary Bioethical discussions on a wide range of descriptions of bodies in relation to their contexts from varying perspectives: including literary analysis, sociology, criminology,…

    Hardback – 2019-11-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the History of Bioethics

  • Social Class and Mental Illness in Northern Europe book cover

    Social Class and Mental Illness in Northern Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Petteri Pietikäinen, Jesper Vaczy Kragh

    This book examines the relationship between social class and mental illness in Northern Europe during the 20th century. Contributors explore the socioeconomic status of mental patients, the possible influence of social class on the diagnoses and treatment they received in psychiatric institutions,…

    Hardback – 2019-10-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • A Historical Sociology of Disability: Human Validity and Invalidity from Antiquity to Early Modernity book cover

    A Historical Sociology of Disability

    Human Validity and Invalidity from Antiquity to Early Modernity, 1st Edition

    By Bill Hughes

    Covering the period from Antiquity to Early Modernity, A Historical Sociology of Disability argues that disabled people have been treated in Western society as good to mistreat and – with the rise of Christianity – good to be good to. It examines the place and role of disabled people in the moral…

    Paperback – 2019-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

  • The Evolution of Medical Genetics: A British Perspective book cover

    The Evolution of Medical Genetics

    A British Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Peter S. Harper

    This informative new book presents an accessible account of the development of medical genetics over the past 70 years, one of the most important areas of 20th, and now 21st, century science and medicine. Based largely on the author’s personal involvement and career as a leader in the field over…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30
    CRC Press

  • Translationality: Essays in the Translational-Medical Humanities book cover

    Translationality

    Essays in the Translational-Medical Humanities, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Robinson

    This book defines "translationality" by weaving a number of sub- and interdisciplinary interests through the medical humanities: medicine in literature, the translational history of medical literature, a medical (neuroscience) approach to literary translation and translational hermeneutics, and a…

    Paperback – 2019-09-26
    Routledge

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