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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicinecelebrates the richness and variety of medical history around the world. In recent decades, the history of medicine has emerged as a rich and mature sub-discipline within history, but the strength of the field has not precluded vigorous debates about methods, themes, and sources. Bringing together over thirty international scholars, this handbook provides a constructive overview of the current state of these debates, and offers new directions for future scholarship. There are three sections: the first explores the methodological challenges and historiographical debates generated by working in particular historical ages; the second explores the history of medicine in specific regions of the world and their medical traditions, and includes discussion of the 'global history of medicine'; the final section analyses, from broad chronological and geographical perspectives, both established and emerging historical themes and methodological debates in the history of medicine.
Mark Jackson was Director of the Centre for Medical History at the University of Exeter between 2000 and 2010. He served as Chair of the Wellcome Trust History of Medicine Funding Committee between 2003 and 2008 and is currently Chair of the Wellcome Trust Research Resources in Medical History Funding Committee. He has taught modules in the history of medicine and the history and philosophy of science for over twenty years. His books include Newborn Child Murder (1996), The Borderland of Imbecility (2000), Infanticide: Historical Perspectives on Child Murder and Concealment 1550-2000, (ed., 2002), Allergy: The History of a Modern Malady (2006), Health and the Modern Home (ed., 2007), and Asthma: The Biography (2009). The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability is due to be published by Oxford University Press in 2012.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations and Tables
List of Contributors
Medicine and Health in the Graeco-Roman World
Early Modern Medicine
Health and Medicine in the Enlightenment
Medicine and Modernity
Contemporary History of Medicine and Health
Places and Traditions
Global and Local Histories of Medicine: Interpretative Challenges and Future Possibilities
Medicine in Islam and Islamic Medicine
Medicine in Western Europe
History of Medicine in Eastern Europe, Including Russia
Science and Medicine in the United States of America
Public Health and Medicine in Latin America
History of Medicine in Sub-Saharan Africa
Medicine and Colonialism in South Asia since 1500
History of Medicine in Australia and New Zealand
Themes and Methods
Childhood and Adolescence
Medicine and Old Age
Historical Demography and Epidemiology: The Meta-Narrative Challenge
Chronic Illness and Disease History
The Political Economy of Health Care in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centurie
Health, Work, and Environment: A Hippocratic Turn in Medical History
History of Science and Medicine
Women, Health, and Medicine
Health and Sexuality
Medicine and the Mind
Medical Ethics and the Law
Medicine and Species: One Medicine, One History?
Histories of Heterodoxy
Oral Testimony and the History of Medicine
Medical Film and Television: An Alternative Path to the Cultures of Biomedicine
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