Cambridge Studies in the history of medicine

Vital Accounts. Quantifying Health and Population in Eighteenth-Century England and France. Rusnock AA.


Traumatic Pasts. History, Psychiatry, and Trauma in the Modern Age, 1870–1930. Micale MS, Lerner P, Eds.

... medical and cultural aspects of experiences understood to be "traumatic" from rail and factory accidents in the later nineteenth century through the First World War and its aftermath.

Sir Arthur Newsholme and State Medicine. Eyler JM.

The half century between 1885 and 1935 witnessed a significant improvement in the health of the British people... The book examines ... the ideas and experiences of one prominent participant...

The Transformation of German Academic Medicine, 1750-1820. Thomas H Broman.

... a new interpretation of the emergence of modern medical science ... did not emerge suddenly from the revolutionary transformation of Europe at the opening of the nineteenth century, as Foucault and others have argued. Instead ...

Charitable Knowledge: Hospital Pupils and Practitioners in Eighteenth-Century London. Susan C. Lawrence.

... explores the interconnections among medical teaching, medical knowledge and medical authority in eighteenth-century London. The metropolis lacked a university until the nineteenth century, so the seven major voluntary hospitals ... were crucial sites for educating ...

Social History of Wet Nursing in America: From Breast to Bottle. Janet Golden.

... contributes to our understanding of the cultural authority of medical science, the role of physicians in shaping child rearing practices, the social construction of motherhood, and the profound dilemmas of class and culture that played out in the private space of the nursery.

International Health Organisations and Movements. Weindling P.

... a collection of original studies on the international health and welfare organizations between the First and the Second World Wars. ... Multilateral organizations such as the League of Nations and a variety of types of non-governmental organizations are discussed.

Legal Medicine in History. Michael Clark, Catherine Crawford, Eds.

... fresh interpretations of the growth of medico-legal ideas, institutions and practices in Britain, Europe and America over the past four hundred years. Based on a wealth of new research, it brings the historical study of legal medicine firmly into the realm of social history. Case studies of ...

AIDS and Contemporary History. Berridge V, Strong P, Eds.

The advent of AIDS has led to a revival of interest in the historical relationship of disease to society. There now exists a new consciousness of AIDS and history, and of AIDS itself as an historic event. This provides the starting-point of this collection of essays.

Mission and Method. Fowler La Berge, AE.

In Mission and Method Ann La Berge shows how the French public health movement developed within the socio-political context of the Bourbon Restoration and July Monarchy, and within the context of competing ideologies of liberalism, conservatism, socialism, and statism. 

The Colonial Disease. The Colonial Disease: A Social History of Sleeping Sickness in Northern Zaire, 1900-1940. Maryinez Lyons.

The Belgians commonly referred to their colonisation of the Congo as a 'civilising mission', and many regarded the introduction of western bio-medicine as ... their 'gift' to Africans. By 1930, however, it was clear that some features of their 'civilising mission' were in fact closely connected to the poor health of many of the Congolese.

Science and Empire. East Coast Fever in Rhodesia and the Transvaal.

East Coast fever is a lethal disease of cattle caused by a parasite. It affects and distorts lymph cells and causes them to behave like cells in leukemia and lymphoma. The disease was unknown to Western science or to veterinary practice until it was introduced into Rhodesia in 1901. ... 

Quality and Quantity: The Quest for Biological Regeneration in Twentieth-Century France. William H. Schneider.

... eugenics in early twentieth-century France provided a broad cover for a variety of reform movements that attempted to bring about the biological regeneration of the French population. ,,, France showed a growing interest in natalist, neo-Lamarckian, social hygiene, racist, and other biologically-based movements as a response to the perception that French society was in a state of decline and degeneration.

Public Health in Papua New Guinea: Medical Possibility and Social Constraint, 1884-1984. Donald Denoon, Kathleen Dugan, Leslie Marshall.

... relationship between public health and the medical profession and colonial bureaucracy, and also analyses the profession's social and technical ideas which determined the kinds of health policies and programmes attempted. ... of value not only to anthropologists and historians of tropical medicine but also to historians of colonialism ...

Abortion, Doctors and the Law: Some Aspects of the Legal Regulation of Abortion in England from 1803 to 1982. John Keown.

Ranging from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the 1980s, this book focuses on the evolution of the law and medical practice of abortion in England. Little academic attention has hitherto been given to the development and scope of abortion law in England, the formative influence of the medical profession ...

Morbid Appearances: The Anatomy of Pathology in the Early Nineteenth Century. Russell Charles Maulitz.

... clinical medicine and its important early branch, pathology. Morbid Appearances traces the emergence in France and England of this important medical tradition ... how the pathology of tissues came to occupy a central position in the teaching and research ...

Patients and Practitioners. Porter R, Ed.

The authors examine the meanings that were attached to sickness; ... beliefs and practices; ...popular medical knowledge; and the relations between patients and their doctors ... seen from the patients' point of view. 

From Medical Chemistry to Biochemistry: The Making of a Biomedical Discipline. Robert E. Kohler

This penetrating case study of institution building and entrepreneurship in science shows how a minor medical speciality evolved into a large and powerful academic discipline. Drawing extensively on little-used archival sources ...

The Renaissance Notion of Woman: A Study in the Fortunes of Scholasticism and Medical Science in European Intellectual Life. Ian Maclean.

Theology, medicine, ethics, politics, and law are examined ... The threads of the investigation are then drawn together and Dr Maclean shows how the notion of woman was influenced by both forces of conservatism and forces which fostered change ...