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  • One hundred years of wartime nursing practices, 1854-1953by Brooks Jane; Hallett Christine

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    This book examines the work that nurses of many differing nations undertook during the Crimean War, the Boer War, the Spanish Civil War, both World Wars and the Korean War.It makes an excellent and timely contribution to the growing discipline of nursing wartime work. In its exploration of multiple nursing roles during the wars, it considers the responsiveness... more...

  • Harmony in Healingby James Garber

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 100.00

    Medicine and astronomy are the oldest of all the sciences. They appear at first glance to be the original odd couple. Their union gave birth to a progeny that populated the Western world for more than two millennia. From an historical perspective, their marriage and mutual influence is undeniable. Cosmology and cosmogony, as natural philosophical aspects... more...

  • Malarial Subjectsby Rohan Deb Roy

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book examines how and why British imperial rule shaped scientific knowledge about malaria and its cures in nineteenth-century India. This title is also available as Open Access. more...

  • Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation, 1780-1890by Alannah Tomkins

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 110.00

    This book looks at medical professionalisation from a new perspective, one of failure rather than success. It questions the existing picture of broad and rising medical prosperity across the nineteenth century to consider the men who did not keep up with professionalising trends. It unpicks the life stories of men who could not make ends meet or who... more...

  • The Decline of Therapeutic Bloodletting and the Collapse of Traditional Medicineby K. Codell Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    Over the course of a single generation, without significant discussion or debate, a key practice of traditional medicine was almost completely abandoned in mid-nineteenth-century Europe. K. Codell Carter's book describes how and why bloodletting was abandoned, noting that it was part of a process in which innovation was required so that modern scientific... more...

  • The Making of British Bioethicsby Duncan Wilson

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    The making of British bioethics provides the first in-depth study of how philosophers, lawyers and other 'outsiders' came to play a major role in discussing and helping to regulate issues that used to be left to doctors and scientists. It details how British bioethics emerged thanks to a dynamic interplay between sociopolitical concerns and the aims... more...

  • 'Curing queers'by Tommy Dickinson

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Drawing on a rich array of source materials including previously unseen, fascinating (and often quite moving) oral histories, archival and news media sources, 'Curing queers' examines the plight of men who were institutionalised in British mental hospitals to receive 'treatment' for homosexuality and transvestism, and the perceptions and actions of... more...

  • Who Cared for the Carers?by Debbie Palmer

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Nursing and Social Changeby Monica F. Baly

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95

    Nursing and Social Change is essential reading for nurses who wish to understand how their profession had developed from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Now in its third edition the book has been completely revised to take into account the challenges facing nurses. Ten new chapters include contributions from senior members of the nursing... more...

  • Holism and Complementary Medicineby Vincent Di Stefano

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 40.90

    A systematic introduction to the principles of holism which underly all complementary and natural therapies, and an account of its place in the history of medicine. more...