The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine

Paperback | December 20, 2012

EditorMark Jackson

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine celebrates 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 debatesabout 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.

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine celebrates 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 debatesabout methods, themes, and sources. Bringing t...

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 i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:696 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:December 20, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199668396

ISBN - 13:9780199668397

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Table of Contents

1. Mark Jackson: IntroductionPart One: Periods2. Philip van der Eijk: Medicine and health in the Graeco-Roman world3. Peregrine Horden: Medieval medicine4. Thomas Rutten: Early modern medicine5. E. C. Spary: Health and medicine in the Enlightenment6. Roger Cooter: Medicine and modernity7. Virginia Berridge: Contemporary history of medicine and healthPart Two: Places and Tradtions8. Sanjoy Bhattacharya: Global and local histories of medicine: interpretative challenges and future possiblities9. Vivienne Lo and Michael Stanley-Baker: Chinese medicine10. Hormoz Ebrahimnejad: Medicine in Islam and Islamic medicine11. Harold J. Cook: Medicine in Western Europe12. Marius Turda: History of medicine in Eastern Europe, including Russia13. Edmund Ramsden: North America14. Anne-Emanuelle Birn: Latin America15. Lyn Schumaker: History of medicine in Sub-Saharan Africa16. Mark Harrison: Medicine and colonialism in South Asia since 150017. Linda Bryder: History of medicine in Australia and New ZealandPart Three: Themes and Methods18. Alysa Levene: Childhood and adolescence19. Susannah Ottaway: Medicine and old age20. Julie-Marie Strange: Death21. Graham Mooney: Historical demography and epidemiology: the meta-narrative challenge22. Carsten Timmermann: Chronic illness and disease history23. Christopher Hamlin: Public health24. Martin Gorsky: The political economy of health care in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries25. Christopher Sellers: Health, work, and environment: a Hippocratic turn in medical history26. Staffan Muller-Wille: History of science and medicine27. Hilary Marland: Women, health, and medicine28. Gayle Davis: Health and sexuality29. Rhodri Hayward: Medicine and the mind30. Andreas-Holger Maehle: Medical ethics and the law31. Rob Kirk and Michael Worboys: Medicine and species: one medicine, one history32. Roberta Bivins: Histories of heterodoxy33. Kate Fisher: Oral testimony and the history of medicine34. Timothy Boon: Medical films and television: alternative paths to the cultures of biomedicine

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"The essays in turn can be prescriptive, descriptive, or analytical, and they display the rich variety of approaches that medical historians take when practising their craft...brilliant...outstanding" --Bill Bynum, The Lancet