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  • 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 – 2017-12-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

  • Pathology in Practice

    Diseases and Dissections in Early Modern Europe

    Edited by Silvia De Renzi, Marco Bresadola, Maria Conforti

    Post-mortems may have become a staple of our TV viewing, but the long history of this practice is still little known. This book provides a fresh account of the dissections that took place across early modern Europe on those who had died of a disease or in unclear circumstances. Drawing on different…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • The Bioethics of Pain Management

    Beyond Opioids

    By Daniel S. Goldberg

    In this book, public health ethicist Daniel S. Goldberg sets out to characterize the subjective experience of pain and its undertreatment within the US medical establishment, and puts forward public policy recommendations for ameliorating the undertreatment of pain. The book begins from the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • Disability and Art History

    Edited by Ann Millett-Gallant, Elizabeth Howie

    This is the first book of its kind to feature interdisciplinary art history and disability studies scholarship. Art historians have traditionally written about images of figures with impairments and artworks by disabled artists, without integrating disability studies scholarship, while many…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Hippocratic Oratory

    The Poetics of Early Greek Medical Prose

    By James R. Cross

    On Ancient Medicine, On the Art, On Breaths, On the Nature of Human Beings and On the Sacred Disease are among the most well-known and sophisticated works of the Hippocratic Collection. The authors of these treatises were seeking means to express their arguments that built on authoritative models…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

  • 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 – 2017-11-03 
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • William Hunter and his Eighteenth-Century Cultural Worlds

    The Anatomist and the Fine Arts

    By Helen McCormack

    The eminent physician and anatomist Dr William Hunter (1718-1783) made an important and significant contribution to the history of collecting and the promotion of the fine arts in Britain in the eighteenth century. Born at the family home in East Calderwood, he matriculated at the University of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • City, Court, Academy

    Language Choice in Early Modern Italy

    Edited by Eva Del Soldato, Andrea Rizzi

    This volume focuses on early modern Italy and some of its key multilingual zones: Venice, Florence, and Rome. It offers a novel insight into the interplay and dynamic exchange of languages in the Italian peninsula, from the early fifteenth to the early seventeenth centuries. In particular, it…

    Hardback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge

  • Hospital Care and the British Standing Army, 1660–1714

    By Eric Gruber von Arni

    At the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, amongst the first acts of Charles II's government was the abolition of the New Model Army and the sweeping away of the legislation and institutions that had supported it, including most of the medical provisions provided by the republican regime.…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • The British Anti-Psychiatrists

    From Institutional Psychiatry to the Counter-Culture, 1960-1971

    By Oisín Wall

    The British anti-psychiatric group, which formed around R.D. Laing, David Cooper, and Aaron Esterson in the 1960s, burned bright, but briefly, and has left a long legacy. This book follows their practical, social, and theoretical trajectory away from the structured world of institutional psychiatry…

    Hardback – 2017-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Scientific Practices in European History, 1200-1800

    A Book of Texts

    By Peter Dear

    Scientific Practices in European History, 1200–1800 presents and situates a collection of extracts from both widely known texts by such figures as Copernicus, Newton, and Lavoisier, and lesser known but significant items, all chosen to provide a perspective on topics in social, cultural and…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge

  • 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

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