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  • Sufferers and Healers

    The Experience of Illness in Seventeenth-Century England, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-05-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Reducing Bodies

    Mass Culture and the Female Figure in Postwar America, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth M. Matelski

    Reducing Bodies: Mass Culture and the Female Figure in Postwar America explores the ways in which women in the years following World War II refashioned their bodies—through reducing diets, exercise, and plastic surgery—and asks what insights these changing beauty standards can offer into gender…

    Paperback – 2017-05-26
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule

    1st Edition

    By Reiko Shinno

    Under the rule of the descendants of Chinggis Khan (1167-1227), China 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 codification of medical…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • The Plague Epic in Early Modern England

    Heroic Measures, 1603–1721, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rebecca Totaro

    The Plague Epic in Early Modern England: Heroic Measures, 1603-1721 presents together, for the first time, modernized versions of ten of the most poignant of plague poems in the English language - each composed in heroic verse and responding to the urgent need to justify the ways of God in times of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge

  • Disability in Eighteenth-Century England

    Imagining Physical Impairment, 1st Edition

    By David M. Turner

    This is the first book-length study of physical disability in eighteenth-century England. It assesses the ways in which meanings of physical difference were formed within different cultural contexts, and examines how disabled men and women used, appropriated, or rejected these representations in…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern British History

  • Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West

    Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anne Van Arsdall, Timothy Graham

    Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West brings together eleven papers by leading scholars in ancient and medieval medicine and pharmacy. Fittingly, the volume honors Professor John M. Riddle, one of today's most respected medieval historians, whose career has been…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean

  • Translationality

    Essays in the Translational-Medical Humanities, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Robinson

    This book defines "translationality" by weaving a number of sub- and interdisciplinary interests through the medical humanities: medicine in literature, the translational history of medical literature, a medical (neuroscience) approach to literary translation and translational hermeneutics, and a…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies

  • The Identity of the History of Science and Medicine

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Cunningham

    In these essays, Andrew Cunningham is concerned with issues of identity - what was the identity of topics, disciplines, arguments, diseases in the past, and whether they are identical with (more usually, how they are not identical with) topics, disciplines, arguments or diseases in the present.…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Female Sexuality and Cultural Degradation in Enlightenment France

    Medicine and Literature, 1st Edition

    By Mary McAlpin

    In her study of eighteenth-century literature and medical treatises, Mary McAlpin takes up the widespread belief among cultural philosophers of the French Enlightenment that society was gravely endangered by the effects of hyper-civilization. McAlpin's study explores a strong thread in this…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • Body and City

    Histories of Urban Public Health, 1st Edition

    By Sally Sheard, Helen Power

    A provocative survey of new research in the history of urban public health, Body and City links the approaches of demographic and medical history with the methodologies of urban history and historical geography. It challenges older methodologies, offering new insights into the significance of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Historical Urban Studies Series

  • The Return of Epidemics

    Health and Society in Peru During the Twentieth Century, 1st Edition

    By Marcos Cueto

    Historians have long recognized epidemics to be a significant, though sometimes hidden, factor in the fortunes of societies and civilizations. The study of epidemics heightens our understanding of relationships between economic systems and living conditions. It illuminates the ideologies and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Health Care and Poor Relief in 18th and 19th Century Northern Europe

    1st Edition

    By Ole Peter Grell, Andrew Cunningham

    Throughout history governments have had to confront the problem of how to deal with the poorer parts of their population. During the medieval and early modern period this responsibility was largely borne by religious institutions, civic institutions and individual charity. By the eighteenth century…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

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