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The Oxford handbook of the history of medicine

Author: Mark Jackson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
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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 debates about methods, themes, and sources. Bringing together over thirty international scholars, this handbook provides a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Student Collection
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford handbook of the history of medicine.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Jackson
ISBN: 9780199546497 0199546495 9780199668397 0199668396
OCLC Number: 713182471
Description: xviii, 672 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I. Periods. Medicine and health in the Graeco-Roman world / Philip van Der Eijk --
Medieval medicine / Peregrine Horden --
Early modern medicine / Thomas Rütten --
Health and medicine in the enlightenment / E.C. Spary --
Medicine and modernity / Roger Cooter --
Contemporary history of medicine and health / Virginia Berridge --
pt. II. Places and traditions. Global and local histories of medicine : interpretative challenges and future possibilities / Sanjoy Bhattacharya --
Chinese medicine / Vivienne Lo and Michael Stanley-Baker --
Medicine in Islam and Islamic medicine / Hormoz Ebrahimnejad --
Medicine in Western Europe / Harold J. Cook --
History of medicine in Eastern Europe, including Russia / Marius Turda --
Science and medicine in the United States of America / Edmund Ramsden --
Public health and medicine in Latin America / Anne-Emanuelle Birn --
History of medicine in Sub-Saharan Africa / Lyn Schumaker --
Medicine and colonialism in South Asia since 1500 / Mark Harrison --
History of medicine in Australia and New Zealand / Linda Bryder --
pt. III. Themes and methods. Childhood and adolescence / Alysa Levene --
Medicine and old age / Susannah Ottaway --
Death / Julie-Marie Strange --
Historical demography and epidemiology : the meta-narrative challenge / Graham Mooney --
Chronic illness and disease history / Carsten Timmermann --
Public health / Christopher Hamlin --
The political economy of health care in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries / Martin Gorsky --
Health, work, and environment : a hippocratic turn in medical history / Christopher Sellers --
History of science and medicine / Staffan Müller-Wille --
Women, health, and medicine / Hilary Marland --
Health and sexuality / Gayle Davis --
Medicine and the mind / Rhodri Hayward --
Medical ethics and the law / Andreas-Holger Maehle --
Medicine and species : one medicine, one history? / Robert G.W. Kirk and Michael Worboys --
Histories of heterodoxy / Roberta Bivins --
Oral testimony and the history of medicine / Kate Fisher --
Medical film and television : an alternative path to the cultures of biomedicine / Timothy Boon.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Jackson.
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