History: History of Medicine

  • The End of Physiotherapy: Critical Physiotherapy for the Twenty-First Century book cover

    The End of Physiotherapy

    Critical Physiotherapy for the Twenty-First Century

    By David A. Nicholls

    Physiotherapy is arriving at a critical point in its history. Since World War I, physiotherapy has been the largest allied health profession and the established provider of orthodox physical rehabilitation. However, ageing populations of increasingly chronically ill people, a growing scepticism…

    Hardback – 2017-08-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • 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 engages with the ongoing conversation among historians of science and medicine, what is a scientific network, how does it form and what work does it do in making knowledge? Building on over two decades of work on the republic of letters and long-distance networks this…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Health and Welfare in St. Petersburg, 1900–1941 book cover

    Health and Welfare in St. Petersburg, 1900–1941

    By Christopher Williams

    This is the first monograph to chart the changing health situation in the former capital of the Russian Empire during the first half of the twentieth century. It tells the story of how the Russian - then Soviet - government and public health authorities tried to cope with supplying the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Plague, Print, and the Reformation: The German Reform of Healing, 1473–1573 book cover

    Plague, Print, and the Reformation

    The German Reform of Healing, 1473–1573

    By Erik A. Heinrichs

    This book surveys a neglected set of sources, German plague prints and treatises published between 1473 and 1573, in order to explore the intertwined histories of plague, print, medicine and religion during the Reformation era. It argues that a particularly German reform of healing flourished in…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Colonial Modernities: Midwifery in Bengal, c.1860-1947 book cover

    Colonial Modernities

    Midwifery in Bengal, c.1860-1947

    By Ambalika Guha

    The subject of medicalization of childbirth in colonial India has so far been identified with three major themes: the attempt to reform or ‘sanitize’ the site of birthing practices, establishing lying-in hospitals, and replacing traditional birth attendants with trained midwives and qualified…

    Hardback – 2017-07-17 
    Routledge India
    The Social History of Health and Medicine in South Asia

  • Health and Medicine in the Indian Princely States: 1850-1950 book cover

    Health and Medicine in the Indian Princely States

    1850-1950

    By Waltraud Ernst, Biswamoy Pati, T.V. Sekher

    Since the 1980s there has been a continual engagement with the history and the place of western medicine in colonial settings and non-western societies. In relation to South Asia, research on the role of medicine has focussed primarily on regions under direct British administration. This book looks…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Medicine and the Science of the Stars: Astrological Physick in Early Modern England book cover

    Medicine and the Science of the Stars

    Astrological Physick in Early Modern England

    By Louise Hill Curth

    Despite the modern view of astrology as a pseudoscience, the movements and corresponding effects of the stars played a major role in early modern English society and culture. This holds particularly true of its use in "physick" [the contemporary term for medicine]. As it had for centuries,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Storytelling as Plague Prevention in Medieval and Early Modern Italy: The Decameron Tradition book cover

    Storytelling as Plague Prevention in Medieval and Early Modern Italy

    The Decameron Tradition

    By Martin Marafioti

    Through close readings of five Italian collections of novellas written over a 500-year period, Martin Marafioti explores the literary tradition of storytelling, and particularly its efficacy as a healing tool following traumatic visitations from the plague. In this study, Giovanni Boccaccio's…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule book cover

    The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule

    By Reiko Shinno

    Under the rule of the descendants of Chinggis Khan (1167-1227), China saw the development of a new culture in which medical practice came to be considered a highly respected occupation for elite men. During this period, further major steps were also taken towards the codification of medical…

    Paperback – 2017-06-24 
    Routledge
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • An Intellectual History of Blindness: The Enlightenment to the Present book cover

    An Intellectual History of Blindness

    The Enlightenment to the Present

    By Frank Wyman

    This volume studies two related problematics. First, Enlightenment ideas about human difference in general and blindness in particular were often at war with one another. Second, conflicts concerning Enlightenment thought continued in the lives and writings of many important blind thinkers, from…

    Hardback – 2017-06-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

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

    Translationality

    Essays in the Translational-Medical Humanities

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-06-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies

  • Sufferers and Healers: The Experience of Illness in Seventeenth-Century England book cover

    Sufferers and Healers

    The Experience of Illness in Seventeenth-Century England

    By Lucinda McCray Beier

    Lucinda McCray Beier’s remarkable book, first published in 1987, enters the world of illness in seventeenth-century England, exploring what it was like to be either a sufferer or a healer. A wide spectrum of healers existed, ranging between the housewife, with her simple herbal preparations, local…

    Paperback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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