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Medicine at the Courts of Europe: 1500-1837

Medicine at the Courts of Europe: 1500-1837

1st Edition

Vivian Nutton
December 17, 2018

Originally published in 1990, Medicine at the Courts of Europe 1500-1837 is a collection of essays examining the whole range of medical activities in a variety of European courts, from Rome of the Borgias to the Russia of Catherine the Great. It documents the diverse influences of custom, wealth,...

Doctors, Bureaucrats, and Public Health in France: 1888-1902

Doctors, Bureaucrats, and Public Health in France: 1888-1902

1st Edition

Martha L. Hildreth
December 17, 2018

Originally published in 1987 Doctors, Bureaucrats and Public Health in France focuses on crucial period of 1888-1902, arguably considered the creation of the modern medical system in France. Scientific developments, demographic and political concerns sparked unprecedented period of government...

An Introduction to the History of Medicine: From the Time of the Pharaohs to the End of the XVIIIth Century

An Introduction to the History of Medicine: From the Time of the Pharaohs to the End of the XVIIIth Century

1st Edition

Charles Greene Cumston
December 17, 2018

Originally published in 1926, An Introduction to the History of Medicine is a compilation of reliable and essential contributions to the subject of the history of medicine. The book looks at the evolution of medicine from the practices in Ancient Egypt, to the medicine of the 16th century, and...

The Rise of the Medical Profession: A Study of Collective Social Mobility

The Rise of the Medical Profession: A Study of Collective Social Mobility

1st Edition

Noel Parry, José Parry
December 17, 2018

Originally published in 1976 The Rise of the Medical Profession combines a sociological and historical approach to the rise of the medical profession in England. Sociologically it offers a theoretical framework which for the first time links the study of social mobility and professionalism with the...

Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Tudor and Stuart England

Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Tudor and Stuart England

1st Edition

Audrey Eccles
December 17, 2018

Originally published in 1982 Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Tudor and Stuart England traces the development of obstetrics and gynaecology over the past two centuries. Between the 16th and 18th century midwifery passed from a female mystery, employing traditional medicines and superstitions, to a...

Problems and Methods in the History of Medicine

Problems and Methods in the History of Medicine

1st Edition

Roy Porter, Andrew Wear
December 17, 2018

Originally published in 1987, Problems and Methods in the History of Medicine is a collection of papers surveying and assessing the particular approaches and techniques which have been used in the history of medicine in the past or are still being developed (from the influence of Annales to the...

Medical Obituaries: American Physicians' Biographical Notices in Selected Medical Journals before 1907

Medical Obituaries: American Physicians' Biographical Notices in Selected Medical Journals before 1907

1st Edition

Lisabeth M. Holloway
December 17, 2018

Originally published in 1981, and then again in 1995, Medical Obituaries is an extensive index begun in the 1960s cataloguing biographical data for American physicians from the 18th and 19th century. The book is an extensive index of American physicians and surgeons and contains an extensive list...

Medical Theory, Surgical Practice: Studies in the History of Surgery

Medical Theory, Surgical Practice: Studies in the History of Surgery

1st Edition

Christopher Lawrence
December 17, 2018

Originally published in 1992, Medical Theory, Surgical Practice examines medical and surgical concepts of disease and their relation to the practice of surgery, in particular historical settings. It emphasises that understanding concepts of disease does not just include recounting explicit accounts...

A History of Medicine

A History of Medicine

1st Edition

Arturo Castiglioni
December 17, 2018

Originally published in 1941, A History of Medicine provides a detailed and comprehensive guide to the advancement of medicine, from Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Babylonia, all the way up to the 20th century. The book looks at the close relationship between the progress of medicine and its...

The Scientific Revolution in Victorian Medicine

The Scientific Revolution in Victorian Medicine

1st Edition

A.J. Youngson
December 17, 2018

Originally published 1979 The Scientific Revolution in Victorian Medicine looks at the discovery of inhalation anaesthesia in 1846, and how it began a new era in surgery. The book looks at James Young Simpson’s demonstration of the value of chloroform as an anaesthetic, and how many surgeons...

Medical Journals and Medical Knowledge: Historical Essays

Medical Journals and Medical Knowledge: Historical Essays

1st Edition

William F. Bynum, Stephen Lock, Roy Porter
December 17, 2018

Originally published in 1992 Medical Journals and Medical Knowledge examines both broad developments in print and media and the practice of particular journals such as the British Medical Journal. The book is the first study to address these questions and to examine the impact of regular news on...

The History of Pharmacy: A Selected Annotated Bibliography

The History of Pharmacy: A Selected Annotated Bibliography

1st Edition

Gregory Higby, Elaine C. Stroud
December 17, 2018

Originally published in 1995, The History of Pharmacy is a critical bibliography of selected information on the history of pharmacy. The book is designed to guide students and academics through the history of science and technology. Topics range from medicine, chemical technology and the economics...

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