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  • Contagion in Prussia, 1831by Richard S. Ross III

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    In 1831, Prussia was consumed by two fears: the possibility of revolution resulting from the 1830 November Uprising of Poland against Russia, and a looming cholera epidemic. As the contagion made its way across Russia, Prussian medical officials took note and prepared to respond to what they thought was a highly contagious disease. When it spread to... more...

  • Robert Burton and the Transformative Powers of Melancholyby Asst Prof Stephanie Shirilan; Professor Mary Thomas Crane; Professor Henry S. Turner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Few English books are as widely known, underread, and underappreciated as Robert Burton?s The Anatomy of Melancholy. Stephanie Shirilan laments that modern scholars often treat the Anatomy as an unmediated repository of early modern views on melancholy, overlooking the fact that Burton is writing a cento - an ancient form of satire that quotes and... more...

  • The Royal Touch in Early Modern Englandby Stephen Brogan

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 90.00

    First modern analysis of the custom of the "royal touch" in the Tudor and Stuart reigns. more...

  • Back to the Breastby Jessica Martucci

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    After decades of decline during the twentieth century, breastfeeding rates began to rise again in the 1970s, a rebound that has continued to the present. While it would be easy to see this reemergence as simply part of the naturalism movement of the ?70s, Jessica Martucci reveals here that the true story is more complicated. Despite the widespread... more...

  • Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reformby Carin Berkowitz

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Sir Charles Bell (1774?1842) was a medical reformer in a great age of reform?an occasional and reluctant vivisectionist, a theistic popularizer of natural science, a Fellow of the Royal Society, a surgeon, an artist, and a teacher. He was among the last of a generation of medical men who strove to fashion a particularly British science of medicine;... more...

  • Mummies, Cannibals and Vampiresby Richard Sugg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in vivid detail the largely forgotten history of European corpse medicine, which saw kings, ladies, gentlemen, priests and scientists prescribe, swallow or wear human blood, flesh, bone, fat, brains and skin in an attempt to heal themselves of epilepsy, bruising, wounds, sores, plague, cancer, gout and depression.... more...

  • The Laws of Medicineby . Instaread

    iDreamBooks Inc 2015; US$ 2.99

    Inside this Instaread of The Laws of Medicine: ? Overview of the book ? Important People ? Key Takeaways ? Analysis of Key Takeaways more...

  • Riotous Fleshby April R. Haynes

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    Nineteenth-century America saw numerous campaigns against masturbation, which was said to cause illness, insanity, and even death. Riotous Flesh explores women?s leadership of those movements, with a specific focus on their rhetorical, social, and political effects, showing how a desire to transform the politics of sex created unexpected alliances... more...

  • Popular Errorsby Laurent Joubert; Gregory de Rocher

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.75

    Laurent Joubert was an important figure in the medical world of the French Renaissance. Born in 1529, he became a doctor at age 29 and shortly thereafter was appointed personal physician to Catherine de Medici and later became physician to three French monarchs. Joubert was an educator as well as a physician, and he wrote several works of medical... more...

  • Blood Culturesby Cathy Hannabach

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Offering a cultural history of blood as it was mobilized across twentieth-century U.S. medicine, militarisms, and popular culture, Hannabach examines the ways that blood has saturated the cultural imaginary. more...