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  • 'Regimental Practice' by John Buchanan, M.D.by Paul Kopperman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In 1746, Dr John Buchanan, recently retired as a medical officer in the British Army, produced a manuscript entitled, 'Regimental Practice, or a Short History of Diseases common to His Majesties own Royal Regiment of Horse Guards when abroad (Commonly called the Blews).' Revised in several stages almost until the time of Buchanan's death in 1767, this... more...

  • Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval Westby Anne Van Arsdall; Timothy Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West brings together eleven papers by leading scholars in ancient and medieval medicine and pharmacy. Fittingly, the volume honors Professor John M. Riddle, one of today's most respected medieval historians, whose career has been devoted to decoding the complexities of early medicine... more...

  • Medicine, Government and Public Health in Philip II's Spainby Michele L. Clouse

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Bridging the gap between histories of medicine and political/institutional histories of the early modern crown, this book explores the relationship between one of the most highly bureaucratic regimes in early modern Europe, Spain, and crown interest in and regulation of medical practices. Complementing recent histories that have emphasized the interdependent... more...

  • Colonial caringby Helen Sweet; Sue Hawkins

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    From the height of colonialism in the mid nineteenth century, through to the aftermath of the Second World War, nurses have been at the heart of colonial projects. They were ideally placed to insinuate the 'improving' culture of their employers into the local communities they served, and travelled in droves to far flung parts of the globe to serve... more...

  • Anatomical Dissection in Enlightenment England and Beyondby Piers Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Excavations of medical school and workhouse cemeteries undertaken in Britain in the last decade have unearthed fascinating new evidence for the way that bodies were dissected or autopsied in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This book brings together the latest discoveries by these biological anthropologists, alongside experts in the early history... more...

  • Destigmatising mental illness?by Vicky Long

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 100.00 US$ 86.00

    Examines mental healthcare workers' efforts to educate the public between 1870 and 1970 more...

  • Hunting the 1918 Fluby Kirsty E. Duncan

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2006; US$ 26.95

    A detailed account of Kristy Duncan's experiences as she organized a multi-national, multi-discipline scientific expedition to exhume the bodies of a group of Norwegian miners, victims of the 1918 Spanish flu. more...

  • The Little Book of Medical Breakthroughsby Naomi Craft

    IMM Lifestyle 2016; US$ 7.99

    The Little Book of Medical Breakthroughs explains over 100 seminal discoveries, inventions and theories that have shaped the history of medical practice. Presenting a wide range of the most important medical breakthroughs, it covers a variety of topics, including artificial limbs used in Ancient Egypt, modern-day X-rays, immunisation and sanitation.This... more...

  • Histories of Suicideby John Weaver; David Wright

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 33.95

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays assembles historians, health economists, anthropologists, and sociologists, who examine the history of suicide from a variety of approaches to provide crucial insight into how suicide differs across nations, cultures, and time periods. more...

  • Who cared for the carers?by Debbie Palmer

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 105.00 US$ 90.30

    Compares the histories of psychiatric and voluntary hospital nurses' health from the rise of the professional nurse in 1880 to the advent of the National Health Service in 1948 more...