Medical History Products

  • The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 17

    Edited by Lodewijk C Palm

    The contents of the letters published here, again show the great range of subjects that occupied Van Leeuwenhoek: from sugar candy, the shape and crystal structure of diamonds, the dissolution of silver crystals in aqua fortis to gold dust from Guinea dissolved in aqua regia and the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-19 
    CRC Press

  • Twenty-Six Portland Place

    The Early Years of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

    By Gordon C. Cook

    Twenty-Six Portland Place is a ground-breaking exploration of the early years of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, from its foundation in 1907 to its half-century in 1957. Following its formation at the height of the Empire, it became a forum in which to discuss and develop ideas…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    CRC Press

  • Nanomedicine in Health and Disease

    Edited by Ross J. Hunter, Victor R. Preedy

    The nanosciences are a rapidly expanding field of research with a wide applicability to all areas of health and disease prevention. This book, covers the regulation of nanomedicine, nanotubes, topical applications of nanoparticles, nanocrystals, antioxidant nanoparticles, lipid nanocapsules,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    CRC Press

  • Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific

    Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases

    Edited by Milton J. Lewis, Kerrie L. MacPherson

    Chronic diseases—cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes—are not only the principal cause of world-wide mortality but also are now responsible for a striking increase in the percentage of sickness in developing countries still grappling with the acute problems of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

  • Constructing the Viennese Modern Body

    Art, Hysteria and the Puppet

    By Harriet Marin

    This book takes a new, interdisciplinary approach to analyzing modern Viennese visual culture, informed by Austro-German theater, contemporary medical treatises centered on hysteria, and an original examination of dramatic gestures in expressionist artworks. It centers on the following question:…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • The Etruscans and the History of Dentistry

    The Golden Smile through the Ages

    By Marshall Joseph Becker, Jean MacIntosh Turfa

    The Etruscans and the History of Dentistry offers a study of the construction and use of gold dental appliances in ancient Etruscan culture, and their place within the framework of a general history of dentistry, with special emphasis on appliances, from Bronze Age Mesopotamia and Egypt to modern…

    Hardback – 2017-03-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Medical Education

    A History in 100 Images

    By Kieran Walsh

    This fascinating guide to medical education introduces the reader to the historical development of this important subject through 100 powerful images from the prestigious Wellcome Library Collection that highlight key figures in the field and innovations that have taken place, not just in the…

    Paperback – 2016-06-01
    CRC Press

  • The Social Construction of Disease

    From Scrapie to Prion

    By Kiheung Kim

    A historical exploration of scientific disputes on the causation of so-called ‘prion diseases’, this fascinating book covers diseases including Scrapie, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). Firstly tracing the twentieth-century history of disease research and…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • Bodies and Lives in Ancient America

    Health Before Columbus

    By Debra L. Martin, Anna J. Osterholtz

    Bodies and Lives in Ancient America offers a broad overview of what it was like to live and die throughout North America before European contact. Using a unique life history approach, the book moves from pregnancy and birth through to senescence. Drawing on biological data gathered from human…

    Paperback – 2015-11-10
    Routledge

  • Disease, Health Care and Government in Late Imperial Russia

    Life and Death on the Volga, 1823-1914

    By Charlotte E. Henze

    This book addresses fundamental issues about the last decades of Tsarist Russia, contributing significantly to current debates about how far and how successfully modernisation was being implemented by the Tsarist regime. It focuses on successive outbreaks of cholera in the city of Saratov on the…

    Paperback – 2015-08-18
    Routledge
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

  • Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet

    By Frances Garrett

    This book explores the cultural history of embryology in Tibet, in culture, religion, art and literature, and what this reveals about its medicine and religion. Filling a significant gap in the literature this is the first in-depth exploration of Tibetan medical history in the English language. It…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • The Risks of Medical Innovation

    Risk Perception and Assessment in Historical Context

    Edited by Thomas Schlich, Ulrich Tröhler

    The risks involved in introducing new drugs and devices are amongst the most discussed issues of modern medicine. Presenting a new way of thinking about these issues, this volume considers risk and medical innovation from a social historical perspective, and studies specific cases of medical…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge

1Series in Medical History

Product Search