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  • Conceptualising Public Health

    Historical and Contemporary Struggles over Key Concepts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Johannes Kananen, Sophy Bergenheim, Merle Wessel

    In Germanic and Nordic languages, the term for ‘public health’ literally translates to ‘people’s health’, for example Volksgesundheit in German, folkhälsa in Swedish and kansanterveys in Finnish. Covering a period stretching from the late nineteenth century to the present day, this book…

    Hardback – 2018-02-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

  • Society, Medicine and Politics in Colonial India

    1st Edition

    Edited by Biswamoy Pati, Mark Harrison

    The history of medicine and disease in colonial India remains a dynamic and innovative field of research, covering many facets of health, from government policy to local therapeutics. This volume presents a selection of essays examining varied aspects of health and medicine as they relate to the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-13
    Routledge India
    The Social History of Health and Medicine in South Asia

  • Frederic Leighton

    Death, Mortality, Resurrection, 1st Edition

    By Keren Rosa Hammerschlag

    Keren Rosa Hammerschlag's Frederic Leighton: Death, Mortality, Resurrection offers a timely reexamination of the art of the late Victorian period's most institutionally powerful artist, Frederic Lord Leighton (1830-1896). As President of the Royal Academy from 1878 to 1896, Leighton was committed…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

  • Brainwaves: A Cultural History of Electroencephalography

    1st Edition

    By Cornelius Borck

    In the history of brain research, the prospect of visualizing brain processes has continually awakened great expectations. In this study, Cornelius Borck focuses on a recording technique developed by the German physiologist Hans Berger to register electric brain currents; a technique that was…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • Visible Numbers

    Essays on the History of Statistical Graphics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Miles A. Kimball, Charles Kostelnick

    Bringing together scholars from around the world, this collection examines many of the historical developments in making data visible through charts, graphs, thematic maps, and now interactive displays. Today, we are used to seeing data portrayed in a dizzying array of graphic forms. Virtually any…

    Paperback – 2017-12-22
    Routledge

  • Pathology in Practice

    Diseases and Dissections in Early Modern Europe, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-12-21
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Learning Disability and Inclusion Phobia

    Past, Present, Future, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • Storytelling as Plague Prevention in Medieval and Early Modern Italy

    The Decameron Tradition, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

  • The Bioethics of Pain Management

    Beyond Opioids, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • Disability and Art History

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-11-22
    Routledge

  • Hippocratic Oratory

    The Poetics of Early Greek Medical Prose, 1st Edition

    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 to find means to express their arguments that built on authoritative…

    Hardback – 2017-11-03
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

  • Plague, Print, and the Reformation

    The German Reform of Healing, 1473–1573, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-11-02
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

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