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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.
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 in the history of medicine and the history and philosophy of science for over twenty years. His books include Newborn Child Murder (1996), The Borderland of Imbecility (2000), Infanticide: Historical Perspectives on Child Murder and Concealment 1550-2000, (ed., 2002), Allergy: The History of a Modern Malady (2006), Health and the Modern Home (ed., 2007), and Asthma: The Biography (2009). The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability is due to be published by Oxford University Press in 2013.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction, Mark Jackson PART ONE: PERIODS 2. Medicine and health in the Graeco-Roman world, Philip van der Eijk 3. Medieval medicine, Peregrine Horden 4. Early modern medicine, Thomas Rutten 5. Health and medicine in the Enlightenment, E. C. Spary 6. Medicine and modernity, Roger Cooter 7. Contemporary history of medicine and health, Virginia Berridge PART TWO: PLACES AND TRADITIONS 8. Global and local histories of medicine: interpretative challenges and future possiblities, Sanjoy Bhattacharya 9. Chinese medicine, Vivienne Lo and Michael Stanley-Baker 10. Medicine in Islam and Islamic medicine, Hormoz Ebrahimnejad 11. Medicine in Western Europe, Harold J. Cook 12. History of medicine in Eastern Europe, including Russia, Marius Turda 13. North America, Edmund Ramsden 14. Latin America, Anne-Emanuelle Birn 15. History of medicine in Sub-Saharan Africa, Lyn Schumaker 16. Medicine and colonialism in South Asia since 1500, Mark Harrison 17. History of medicine in Australia and New Zealand, Linda Bryder PART THREE: THEMES AND METHODS 18. Childhood and adolescence, Alysa Levene 19. Medicine and old age, Susannah Ottaway 20. Death, Julie-Marie Strange 21. Historical demography and epidemiology: the meta-narrative challenge, Graham Mooney 22. Chronic illness and disease history, Carsten Timmermann 23. Public health, Christopher Hamlin 24. The political economy of health care in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Martin Gorsky 25. Health, work, and environment: a Hippocratic turn in medical history, Christopher Sellers 26. History of science and medicine, Staffan Muller-Wille 27. Women, health, and medicine, Hilary Marland 28. Health and sexuality, Gayle Davis 29. Medicine and the mind, Rhodri Hayward 30. Medical ethics and the law, Andreas-Holger Maehle 31. Medicine and species: one medicine, one history, Rob Kirk and Michael Worboys 32. Histories of heterodoxy, Roberta Bivins 33. Oral testimony and the history of medicine, Kate Fisher 34. Medical films and television: alternative paths to the cultures of biomedicine, Timothy Boon