History of Medicine Products

  • Fecal Matters in Early Modern Literature and Art

    Studies in Scatology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeff Persels, Russell Ganim

    Feces, urine, flatus, phlegm, vomitus - unlike ourselves, our most educated forebears did not disdain these functions, and, further, they employed scatological references in all manner of works. This collection of essays was provoked by what its editors considered to be a curious lacuna: the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Studies in European Cultural Transition

  • With Words and Knives

    Learning Medical Dispassion in Early Modern England, 1st Edition

    By Lynda Payne

    The practice of medicine in the days before the development of anaesthetics could often be a brutal and painful experience. Many procedures, especially those involving surgery, must have proved almost as distressing to the doctor as to the patient. Yet in order to cure, the medical practitioner was…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • Organizing the Blind

    The case of ONCE in Spain, 1st Edition

    By Roberto Garvía

    This book is a case study which narrates the history of the National Organization of the Spanish Blind (ONCE), established in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. Contrary to other affluent countries where most blind people live on welfare benefits, the Spanish blind enjoy full employment.…

    Hardback – 2016-11-08
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Medicine, Natural Philosophy and Religion in Post-Reformation Scandinavia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ole Grell, Andrew Cunningham

    The close relationship between religion, medicine and natural philosophy in the post-Reformation period has been documented and explored in a body of research since the 1990s; however, the direct and continued impact of Melanchthonian natural philosophy within the individual Lutheran principalities…

    Hardback – 2016-11-04
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Henri de Rothschild, 1872–1947

    Medicine and Theater, 1st Edition

    By Harry W. Paul

    Dr Henri de Rothschild was a fifth generation Rothschild and perhaps the most famous of the Paris Rothschilds of the fin-de-siècle period. A 'sleeping partner' of the bank and the non-drinking owner of Mouton-Rothschild, Henri spent much of his life building medical institutions and promoting…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Popular Medicine, Hysterical Disease, and Social Controversy in Shakespeare's England

    1st Edition

    By Kaara L. Peterson

    Mining a series of previously uncharted conversations springing up in 16th- and 17th-century popular medicine and culture, this study explores early modern England's significant and sustained interest in the hysterical diseases of women. Kaara L. Peterson assembles a fascinating collection of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Routledge

  • Of Books and Botany in Early Modern England

    Sixteenth-Century Plants and Print Culture, 1st Edition

    By Leah Knight

    Contemplating the textual gardens, poetic garlands, and epigrammatic groves which dot the landscape of early modern English print, Leah Knight exposes and analyzes the close configuration of plants and writing in the period. She argues that the early modern cultures and cultivation of plants and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Routledge
    Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

  • Children and Everyday Life in the Roman and Late Antique World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christian Laes, Ville Vuolanto

    Children and Everyday Life in the Roman and Late Antique World explores what it meant to be a child in the Roman world - what were children’s concerns, interests and beliefs - and whether we can find traces of children’s own cultures. By combining different theoretical approaches and source…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Fashioning Childhood in the Eighteenth Century

    Age and Identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anja Müller

    This innovative collection of essays re-examines conventional ideas of the history of childhood, exploring the child's increasing prominence in eighteenth-century discourse and the establishment of the category of age as a marker of social distinction alongside race, class and gender. While…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Hermaphrodites in Renaissance Europe

    1st Edition

    By Kathleen P. Long

    Kathleen Long explores the use of the hermaphrodite in early modern culture wars, both to question traditional theorizations of gender roles and to reaffirm those views. These cultural conflicts were fueled by the discovery of a new world, by the Reformation and the backlash against it, by nascent…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Biblical Scholarship, Science and Politics in Early Modern England

    Thomas Browne and the Thorny Place of Knowledge, 1st Edition

    By Kevin Killeen

    Kevin Killeen addresses one of the most enigmatic of seventeenth century writers, Thomas Browne (1605-1682), whose voracious intellectual pursuits provide an unparalleled insight into how early modern scholarly culture understood the relations between its disciplines. Browne's work encompasses…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

  • Art, Sex and Eugenics

    Corpus Delecti, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fae Brauer, Anthea Callen

    This book reveals how art and sex promoted the desire for the genetically perfect body. Its eight chapters demonstrate that before eugenics was stigmatized by the Holocaust and Western histories were sanitized of its prevalence, a vast array of Western politicians, physicians, eugenic societies,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

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