History of Medicine Products

  • A History of Psychiatry

    Edited by German Berrios

    The 6-volume facsimile collection charts the history and development of psychiatry. The volumes take an international perspective, including writings in German, French, Italian as well as UK/US materials. A collection of British documents (or documents in English) would not adequately…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15 

  • Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Modern Japanese Empire

    Edited by David G. Wittner, Philip C Brown

    Science, technology, and medicine all contributed to the emerging modern Japanese empire and conditioned key elements of post-war development. As the only emerging non-Western country that was a colonial power in its own right, Japan utilized these fields not only to define itself as racially…

    Hardback – 2016-01-12 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Irish Insanity


    Edited by Damien Brennan

    The national public asylum system in Ireland was established during the early nineteenth century and continued to operate up to the close of the twentieth century. These asylums / mental hospitals were a significant physical and social feature of Irish communities. They were used intensively and…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Homes of the London Poor and the Bitter Cry of Outcast London

    By Octavia Hill, Andrew Mearns

    Originally published together in 1970, this study collects two essays on the housing situation of London in the nineteenth century. Homes of the London Poor was first published in 1875 and written by Octavia Hill, the granddaughter of the pioneer of sanitary reformation, Dr. T. Southwood Smith.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-26 
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule

    By Reiko Shinno 秦 玲子 

    Yuan China, one of the four empires created by the descendants of Cinggis Qan (1167-1227), 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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds

    Edited by Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Molly Jones-Lewis

    The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds explores how environment was thought to shape ethnicity and identity, discussing developments in early natural philosophy and historical ethnographies. Defining ‘environment’ broadly to include not only…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 

  • Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires

    The History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians, 2nd Edition

    By Richard Sugg

    Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in vivid detail the largely forgotten history of European corpse medicine, which saw kings, ladies, gentlemen, priests and scientists prescribe, swallow or wear human blood, flesh, bone, fat, brains and skin in an attempt to heal themselves of epilepsy,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-27 

  • Disease and Crime

    A History of Social Pathologies and the New Politics of Health

    Edited by Robert Peckham

    Paperback – 2015-11-15 
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Bodies and Lives in Ancient America

    Health Before Columbus

    By Debra L. Martin, Anna J. Osterholtz

    Bodies and Lives in Ancient America offers a broad overview of what it was like to live and die throughout North America before European contact. Using a unique life history approach, the book moves from pregnancy and birth through to senescence. Drawing on biological data gathered from human…

    Paperback – 2015-11-09 

  • The History of Nursing

    Edited by Christine Hallett

    The History of Nursing is a complex, shifting discipline engaged in an ongoing search for identity and purpose. If its earliest works were celebratory narratives of ‘great deeds’ and ‘influential nurses’, dominated by biographies of Florence Nightingale and tropes of imperial womanhood, then from…

    Hardback – 2015-11-06 
    Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

  • Learning Disability and Inclusion Phobia

    Past, Present, Future

    By C. F. Goodey

    The social position of learning disabled people has shifted rapidly over the last 20 years, from long-stay institutions, first into community homes and day centres, and now to a currently emerging goal of "ordinary lives" for individuals using person-centred support and personal budgets. These…

    Hardback – 2015-10-20 
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-10-01
    Routledge Revivals

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