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  • Women, Infanticide and the Press, 1822-1922

    News Narratives in England and Australia, 1st Edition

    By Nicola Goc

    In her study of anonymous infanticide news stories that appeared from 1822 to 1922 in the heart of the British Empire, in regional Leicester, and in the penal colony of Australia, Nicola Goc uses Critical Discourse Analysis to reveal both the broader patterns and the particular rhetorical…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
    Routledge

  • Bad Vibrations

    The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease, 1st Edition

    By James Kennaway

    Music has been used as a cure for disease since as far back as King David's lyre, but the notion that it might be a serious cause of mental and physical illness was rare until the late eighteenth century. At that time, physicians started to argue that excessive music, or the wrong kind of music,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Maritime Quarantine

    The British Experience, c.1650–1900, 1st Edition

    By John Booker

    As a maritime trading nation, the issue of quarantine was one of constant concern to Britain. Whilst naturally keen to promote international trade, there was a constant fear of importing potentially devastating diseases into British territories. In this groundbreaking study, John Booker examines…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Plague Hospitals

    Public Health for the City in Early Modern Venice, 1st Edition

    By Jane L. Stevens Crawshaw

    Developed throughout early modern Europe, lazaretti, or plague hospitals, took on a central role in early modern responses to epidemic disease, in particular the prevention and treatment of plague. The lazaretti served as isolation hospitals, quarantine centres, convalescent homes, cemeteries, and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • Disability in Antiquity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christian Laes

    This volume is a major contribution to the field of disability history in the ancient world. Contributions from leading international scholars examine deformity and disability from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in various media. The volume is not…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30
    Routledge
    Rewriting Antiquity

  • Great Psychologists as Parents

    Does knowing the theory make you an expert?, 1st Edition

    By David Cohen

    Does it make you a better parent if you have pioneered scientific theories of child development? In a unique study, David Cohen compares what great psychologists have said about raising children and the way they did it themselves. Did the experts practice what they preached?   Using an eclectic…

    Paperback – 2016-09-29
    Routledge

  • Regulating Health and Safety in the British Mining Industries, 1800–1914

    1st Edition

    By Catherine Mills

    This book explores the emergence and growth of state responsibility for safer and healthier working practices in British mining and the responses of labour and industry to expanding regulation and control. It begins with an assessment of working practice in the coal and metalliferous mining…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Studies in Labour History

  • Gendered Drugs and Medicine

    Historical and Socio-Cultural Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Teresa Ortiz-Gómez, María Jesús Santesmases

    Drugs are considered to be healers and harmers, wonder substances and knowledge makers; objects that impact on social hierarchies, health practices and public policies. As a collective endeavour, this book focuses on the ways that gender, along with race/ethnicity and class, influence the design,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Gender and Well-Being

  • Visualizing Medieval Medicine and Natural History, 1200–1550

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jean A. Givens, Karen M. Reeds, Alain Touwaide

    Images in medieval and early modern treatises on medicine, pharmacy, and natural history often confound our expectations about the functions of medical and scientific illustrations. They do not look very much like the things they purport to portray; and their actual usefulness in everyday medical…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    AVISTA Studies in the History of Medieval Technology, Science and Art

  • Miners' Lung

    A History of Dust Disease in British Coal Mining, 1st Edition

    By Arthur McIvor, Ronald Johnston

    Arthur McIvor and Ronald Johnston explore the experience of coal miners' lung diseases and the attempts at voluntary and legal control of dusty conditions in British mining from the late nineteenth century to the present. In this way, the book addresses the important issues of occupational health…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Before My Helpless Sight

    Suffering, Dying and Military Medicine on the Western Front, 1914–1918, 1st Edition

    By Leo van Bergen

    Despite the numerous vicious conflicts that scarred the twentieth century, the horrors of the Western Front continue to exercise a particularly strong hold on the modern imagination. The unprecedented scale and mechanization of the war changed forever the way suffering and dying were perceived and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Renaissance Food from Rabelais to Shakespeare

    Culinary Readings and Culinary Histories, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joan Fitzpatrick

    Providing a unique perspective on a fascinating aspect of early modern culture, this volume focuses on the role of food and diet as represented in the works of a range of European authors, including Shakespeare, from the late medieval period to the mid seventeenth century. The volume is divided…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

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