History of Medicine Products

  • 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 – 2018-09-20 

  • 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 

  • 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 Contemporary Africa

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-07-18 
    Seminar Studies

  • 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 – 2018-07-18 

  • History, Memory and Public Life

    The Past in the Present

    Edited by Adam Sutcliffe, Anna Maerker, Simon Sleight

    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 public life today. Divided into two parts, the book addresses both the theoretical and applied aspects of…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28 

  • An Autobibliography by John Caius

    Edited by Vivian Nutton

    John Caius (1510–1573), second founder of Gonville and Caius College Cambridge, was an English scholar with an international reputation in his lifetime as a naturalist, historian and medical writer. His Autobibliography is a major contribution to the history of English culture in the middle years…

    Hardback – 2018-06-26 
    Routledge Early Modern Translations

  • 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 – 2018-06-15 
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

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

    Protecting the Collective

    By Christopher Williams

    In the first book to chart late Imperial and Soviet health policy and its impact on the health of the collective in Russia’s former capital and second "regime" city, Christopher Williams argues that in pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg radical sections of the medical profession and the Bolsheviks…

    Hardback – 2018-05-29 
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Medicine, Health and Being Human

    Edited by Lesa Scholl

    Medicine, Health and Being Human begins a conversation to explore how the medical has defined us: that is, the ways in which perspectives of medicine and health have affected cultural understandings of what it means to be human. With chapters that span from the early modern period through to the…

    Hardback – 2018-05-22 
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • The Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States

    Edited by Jerald Podair, Darren Dochuk

    The Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States is a comprehensive introduction to the most important trends and developments in the study of modern United States history. Driven by interdisciplinary scholarship, the thirty-four original chapters underscore the vast range of…

    Hardback – 2018-05-18 
    Routledge Histories

  • It All Depends on the Dose

    Poisons and Medicines in European History

    Edited by Ole Peter Grell, Andrew Cunningham, Jon Arrizabalaga

    This is the first volume to take a broad historical sweep of the close relation between medicines and poisons in the Western tradition, and their interconnectedness. They are like two ends of a spectrum, for the same natural material can be medicine or poison, depending on the dose, and poisons can…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10 
    The History of Medicine in Context

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