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The Development of Scientific Marketing in the Twentieth Century: Research for Sales in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The Development of Scientific Marketing in the Twentieth Century: Research for Sales in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Jean-Paul Gaudillière
February 07, 2017

The global pharmaceutical industry is currently estimated to be worth $1 trillion. Contributors chart the rise of scientific marketing within the industry from 1920-1980. This is the first comprehensive study into pharmaceutical marketing, demonstrating that many new techniques were actually...

Stress in Post-War Britain

Stress in Post-War Britain

Mark Jackson
February 07, 2017

In the years following World War II the health and well-being of the nation was of primary concern to the British government. The essays in this collection examine the relationship between health and stress in post-war Britain through a series of carefully connected case studies....

A Medical History of Skin: Scratching the Surface

A Medical History of Skin: Scratching the Surface

Kevin Patrick Siena
January 21, 2016

Diseases affecting the skin have tended to provoke a response of particular horror in society. This collection of essays uses case studies to chart the medical history of skin from the eighteenth to the twentieth century....

Disabled Children: Contested Caring, 1850–1979

Disabled Children: Contested Caring, 1850–1979

Anne Borsay
January 21, 2016

This volume of essays attempts to identify the shared experiences of disabled children and examine the key debates about their care and control. The essays follow a chronological progression while focusing on the practices in a number of different countries....

Desperate Housewives, Neuroses and the Domestic Environment, 1945–1970

Desperate Housewives, Neuroses and the Domestic Environment, 1945–1970

Ali Haggett
January 21, 2016

Although the figure of the ‘desperate housewife’ is familiar to us, Haggett suggests that many women in the 1950s and ’60s led satisfying lives and that gender roles, while very different, were often seen as equal....

Locating Health: Historical and Anthropological Investigations of Place and Health

Locating Health: Historical and Anthropological Investigations of Place and Health

Erika Dyck, Christopher Fletcher
January 21, 2016

The essays in this collection focus on the dynamic relationship between health and place. Historical and anthropological perspectives are presented – each discipline having a long tradition of engaging with these concepts. The resulting dialogue should produce a new layer of methodology, enhancing...

Medicine in the Remote and Rural North, 1800–2000

Medicine in the Remote and Rural North, 1800–2000

J T H Connor, Stephen Curtis
January 21, 2016

This volume of thirteen essays focuses on the health and treatment of the peoples of northern Europe and North America over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries....

Health and Citizenship: Political Cultures of Health in Modern Europe

Health and Citizenship: Political Cultures of Health in Modern Europe

Frank Huisman, Harry Oosterhuis
January 21, 2016

This collection of essays looks at issues of health and citizenship in Europe across two centuries. Contributors examine the extent to which the state can interfere with the private lives of its citizens, the role of individual responsibility and if any boundary occurs in terms of what the state...

Western Maternity and Medicine, 1880-1990

Western Maternity and Medicine, 1880-1990

Janet Greenlees, Linda Bryder
January 21, 2016

The contributors to this collection look into the experiences of women in the Western world going through pregnancy and birth over the last hundred years....

War and the Militarization of British Army Medicine, 1793–1830

War and the Militarization of British Army Medicine, 1793–1830

Catherine Kelly
January 21, 2016

This study demonstrates the emergence and development of the identity of the ‘military medical officer’ and places their work within the broader context of changes to British medicine during the first half of the nineteenth century....

Biologics, A History of Agents Made From Living Organisms in the Twentieth Century

Biologics, A History of Agents Made From Living Organisms in the Twentieth Century

Alexander von Schwerin, Heiko Stoff, Bettina Wahrig
January 21, 2016

The use of biologics – drugs made from living organisms – has raised specific scientific, industrial, medical and legal issues. The essays contained in this collection each deal with a case study of a biologic substance, or group of biologics, and its use during the twentieth century....

The Politics of Hospital Provision in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

The Politics of Hospital Provision in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Barry M Doyle
January 21, 2016

Doyle examines the role of local and national politics on hospitals. Ultimately, Doyle argues that social and economic diversity created a number of models for future health care which rested on a combination of voluntary and municipal provision....

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