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  • The Nocebo Effectby Stewart Justman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    The Nocebo Effect documents the transformation of normal problems into medical ones and brings out the risks of this inflationary practice. One notable risk is that people labeled as sick may find themselves living up to their label through the alchemy of the nocebo effect. more...

  • The Nocebo Effectby Stewart Justman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    The Nocebo Effect documents the transformation of normal problems into medical ones and brings out the risks of this inflationary practice. One notable risk is that people labeled as sick may find themselves living up to their label through the alchemy of the nocebo effect. more...

  • Psychiatry and Chinese Historyby Howard Chiang

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    This collection examines psychiatric medicine in China across the early modern and modern periods. Essays focus on the diagnosis, treatment and cultural implications of madness and mental illness and explore the complex trajectory of the medicalization of the mind in shifting political contexts of Chinese history. more...

  • Towards a Sociology of Cancer Caregivingby Dr Rebecca E Olson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Once a synonym for death, cancer is now a prognosis of multiple probabilities and produces a world of uncertainty for carers. Drawing on rich, in-depth interview data and employing interactionist theories, Towards a Sociology of Cancer Caregiving explores carers' lived experiences, paying close attention to the ways in which spouse carers manage the... more...

  • War and the Militarization of British Army Medicine, 1793?1830by Catherine Kelly

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    This study demonstrates the emergence and development of the identity of the ?military medical officer? and places their work within the broader context of changes to British medicine during the first half of the nineteenth century. more...

  • Locating Healthby Erika Dyck

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    The essays in this collection focus on the dynamic relationship between health and place. Historical and anthropological perspectives are presented ? each discipline having a long tradition of engaging with these concepts. The resulting dialogue should produce a new layer of methodology, enhancing both fields. more...

  • Medicine in the Remote and Rural North, 1800?2000by J T H Connor

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    This volume of thirteen essays focuses on the health and treatment of the peoples of northern Europe and North America over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. more...

  • The Care of Older Peopleby Mayumi Hayashi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    Across the globe, populations are getting older. Hayashi surveys the development of residential care in Britain and Japan from the 1920s onwards, using regional case studies, and taking into account the influence of traditions and cultural norms. more...

  • Welfare and Old Age in Europe and North Americaby Bernard Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    Over the last twenty years, historians have become increasingly interested in the role of non-state organizations in the development of welfare services. This study is particularly focused on the role of friendly societies and other insurance bodies in the provision of aid for the elderly and the sick. more...

  • Meat, Medicine and Human Health in the Twentieth Centuryby Christian Bonah

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    This collection of essays explores some of the complex relations between meat and health in the twentieth century. It highlights a complicated array of contradictory attitudes towards meat and human health. They show how meat came to be regarded as a central part of a modern healthy diet and trace critiques of meat-eating and the meat industry. more...