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  • The Sense of Smell in the Middle Ages

    A Source of Certainty, 1st Edition

    By Katelynn Robinson

    Odors, including those of incense, spices, cooking, and refuse, were both ubiquitous and meaningful in central and late medieval Western Europe. The significance of the sense of smell is evident in scholastic Latin texts, most of which are untranslated and unedited by modern scholars. Between the…

    Hardback – 2019-09-23 
    Routledge
    Studies in Medieval History and Culture

  • Complaints, Controversies and Grievances in Medicine

    Historical and Social Science Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan Reinarz, Rebecca Wynter

    Recent studies into the experiences and failures of health care services, along with the rapid development of patient advocacy, consumerism and pressure groups have led historians and social scientists to engage with the issue of the medical complaint. As expressions of dissatisfaction, disquiet…

    Paperback – 2019-09-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • A Fragmented Feminism

    The Life and Letters of Anandibai Joshee, 1st Edition

    By Meera Kosambi

    Edited by Ram Ramaswamy, Madhavi Kolhatkar, Aban Mukherji

    "This book is a search for ‘the real Anandibai Joshee’ —— a search in which the readers are invited to participate." In her short and eventful life, Anandibai Joshee, the first Indian woman to earn a medical degree, broke many stereotypes. Literate at a time when it was taboo for a girl to attend…

    Hardback – 2019-08-23 
    Routledge India

  • Civic Medicine

    Physician, Polity, and Pen in Early Modern Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by J. Andrew Mendelsohn, Annemarie Kinzelbach, Ruth Schilling

    Communities great and small across Europe for eight centuries have contracted with doctors. Physicians provided citizen care, helped govern, and often led in public life. Civic Medicine stakes out this timely subject by focusing on its golden age, when cities rivaled territorial states in local and…

    Hardback – 2019-08-20 
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • A Country Doctor in the French Revolution

    Marie-François-Bernadin Ramel, 1st Edition

    By Robert Weston

    This book will be of interest to those studying French medical and Revolutionary history. It traces the life of an early-modern rural French physician from childhood to death — how he worked as a physician for six years in North Africa (taking a particular interest in medical meteorology), sought…

    Hardback – 2019-08-01 
    Routledge

  • 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 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 – 2019-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Archaeology of the Unconscious

    Italian Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Alessandra Aloisi, Fabio Camilletti

    In reconstructing the birth and development of the notion of ‘unconscious’, historians of ideas have heavily relied on the Freudian concept of Unbewussten, retroactively projecting the psychoanalytic unconscious over a constellation of diverse cultural experiences taking place in the eighteenth and…

    Hardback – 2019-06-15 
    Routledge
    Warwick Series in the Humanities

  • Medical Memories and Experiences in Postwar East Germany

    Treatments of the Past, 1st Edition

    By Markus Wahl

    This book draws on the example of the major cities of Leipzig and Dresden to illustrate continuity and change in public health in the German Democratic Republic. Based on archival work, it will demonstrate how members of the medical profession successfully manipulated their pre-1945 past in order…

    Hardback – 2019-06-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • Routledge Revivals: Literature and Medicine during the Eighteenth Century (1993)

    1st Edition

    Edited by Marie Mulvey-Roberts, Roy Porter

    First published in 1993. Although today, medicine and literature are widely seen as falling on different sides of the ‘two cultures’ divide, this was not so in the eighteenth century when doctors, scientists, writers and artists formed a well-integrated educate elite. This book uncovers the…

    Paperback – 2019-05-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Picturing the Lame in Italian Art from Antiquity to the Modern Era

    1st Edition

    By Livio Pestilli

    The presence of the orthopedically impaired body in art is so pervasive that, paradoxically, it has failed to attract the attention of most art historians. In Picturing the Lame in Italian Art from Antiquity to the Modern Era, Livio Pestilli investigates the changing meaning that images of…

    Paperback – 2019-05-24 
    Routledge

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy in America

    The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Sadowsky

    Electroconvulsive Therapy is widely demonized or idealized. Some detractors consider its very use to be a human rights violation, while some promoters depict it as a miracle, the "penicillin of psychiatry." This book traces the American history of one of the most controversial procedures in…

    Paperback – 2019-05-15
    Routledge

  • The End of Physiotherapy

    1st Edition

    By David A. Nicholls

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

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

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