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The Cambridge History of Medicine

The Cambridge History of Medicine

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521682894

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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The Cambridge History of Medicine, first published in 2006, surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present. Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, this volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, while at the same time engaging with the issues, discoveries, and controversies that have beset and characterized medical progress. The authors weave a narrative that connects disease, doctors, primary care, surgery, the rise of hospitals, drug treatment and pharmacology, mental illness and psychiatry. This volume emphasizes the crucial developments of the past 150 years, but also examines classical, medieval, and Islamic and East Asian medicine. Authoritative and accessible, The Cambridge History of Medicine is for readers wanting a lively and informative introduction to medical history.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine

Author: Mark Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199546497

Category: History

Page: 691

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In three sections, the Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine celebrates the richness and variety of medical history around the world. It explore medical developments and trends in writing history according to period, place, and theme.

Wissenschaft als kulturelle Praxis, 1750-1900

Wissenschaft als kulturelle Praxis, 1750-1900

Author: Hans Erich Bödeker

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 352535469X

Category: History

Page: 426

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Wissenschaftsgeschichte kann sich heute nicht mehr damit begnügen, den Fortschritt der Erkenntnisse zu beschreiben. Vielmehr gilt es, den Blick auf die spezifischen Praktiken der Wissenschaftler zu richten und die kulturellen und gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhänge zu analysieren, in denen bestimmte Wissenschaften entwickelt und verändert wurden. In diesem Band wird Wissenschaft als soziale und kulturelle Praxis untersucht, als ein gesellschaftliches Element unter anderen. Wie wird Wissenschaft produziert und angeeignet? Welche Schritte sind zurückzulegen, bis ein wissenschaftliches Produkt, etwa in Form einer Publikation, gestaltet ist? Welche Verfahrensweisen werden gewählt, um das Ergebnis von der Subjektivität des Forschers abzulösen und es auf die Ebene wissenschaftlicher 'Objektivität' zu heben? Die Autorinnen und Autoren dieses Bandes befassen sich mit so verschiedenen Wissenschaften wie Biologie und Geschichte, Medizin, Ethnographie und Kriminologie in der Periode, in der sich 'moderne Wissenschaft' herausbildete. In übergreifenden Darstellungen und in detaillierten Fallstudien durchbrechen sie immer wieder die Grenzen einzelner Disziplinen, stellen neue Ansätze vor und erproben ungewohnte Fragestellungen.

Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine

Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine

Author: W. F. Bynum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136110443

Category: History

Page: 1816

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This is a comprehensive reference work which surveys all aspects of the history of medicine, both clinical and social, and reflects the complementary approaches to the discipline. The editors have assembled an international team of scholars to provide detailed and informative factual surveys with contemporary interpretations and historiographical debate. Special Features * Comprehensive: 72 substantial and original essays from internationally respected scholars * Unique: no other publication provides so much information in two volumes * Broad-ranging: includes coverage of non-Western as well as Western medicine * Up-to-date: incorporates the very latest in historical research and interpretation * User-friendly: clearly laid out and readable, with a full index of Topics and People * Indispensable: essential information for study and research, including bibliographic notes and cross-referencing between articles.

Explaining Epidemics

Explaining Epidemics

Author: Charles E. Rosenberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052139340X

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Medicine has always had its historians; but until recently it was a history written by and for practitioners. Charles Rosenberg has been one of the key figures in recent decades in opening up the history of medicine beyond parochial concerns and instead viewing medicine in the rich currents of intellectual and social change of the past two centuries. This book brings together for the first time in one place many of Professor Rosenberg's most important essays. The first two sections of essays, focusing on ideas and institutions, are meant at the same time to underline interactions between these realms. The essays treat such topics as therapeutics and its relationship to social change in the nineteenth century; the practice of medicine in New York a century ago; and the rise and fall of the dispensary. The third section of the book focuses on the attempt to use history as a resource for discussion of a medical world that often seems out of control and in a semi-permanent crisis, economic, organizational, and humane. The essays discuss themes that have become visible to the public--deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill and the status of psychiatry; the hospital as a social and economic problem; and the social negotiations surrounding AIDS. Charles Rosenberg is the Janice and Julian Bers Professor of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author, most recently, of the widely acclaimed book, The Care of Strangers: The Rise of America's Hospital System (1987). He has served as president of the Society for the Social History of Medicine and is currently the president of the American Association for the History of Medicine.

The Proceedings of the 22nd Annual History of Medicine Days Conference 2013

The Proceedings of the 22nd Annual History of Medicine Days Conference 2013

Author: Aleksandra Loewenau

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527523753

Category: History

Page: 327

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The Proceedings of the Calgary History of Medicine Days represent a series of volumes in the history of medicine and healthcare that publishes the work of young and emerging researchers in the field, hence providing a unique publishing format. The annual Calgary History of Medicine Days Conference, established in 1991, brings together undergraduate and early graduate students from across Canada, the USA, the UK, and Europe to give paper and poster presentations on a wide variety of topics from the history of medicine and healthcare from an interdisciplinary perspective. The History of Medicine Days offers an annual platform for discussions and exchanges between participants over recent research findings, methodological perspectives, or work-in-progress descriptions of ongoing historiographical projects. This book brings together a number of reviewed and edited conference papers, comprising topics from historical medical classics, physicianship and the doctor’s role, military medicine, and disfigured bodies in anatomical and media perspectives. In addition, it includes the papers given by the conference’s internationally renowned keynote speaker, Dr Guel Russel. It further comprises all of the abstracts of the conference for documentation purposes and is well illustrated with diagrams and images pertaining to the history of medicine.

The Popularization of Medicine, 1650-1850

The Popularization of Medicine, 1650-1850

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415072174

Category: Medical

Page: 308

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The Popularization of Medicine explores the rise of this form of people's medicine, from the early days of printing to the Victorian age, focusing upon the different experiences of Britain and France, more marginal European nations like Spain and Hungary, and upon North America.

A History of Medicine

A History of Medicine

Author: Lois N. Magner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824786734

Category: Medical

Page: 420

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A non-technical, jargon-free presentation of the history of medicine from palaeopathology to recent theories and practices of modern medicine. It gives a wide-ranging overview of Western medicine and an introduction to the rich and varied medical traditions of the Near and Far East.;This text stresses the major themes in the history of medicine - placing the modern experience within the framework of historical issues - and it presents medical history as an important part of intellectual and social history, supplying students with an examination of the field that encourages them to question modern medical assumptions. Areas that are less familiar to students are highlighted, and case histories represent broader issues and trends.