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Locating medical history : the stories and their meanings /
edited by Frank Huisman and John Harley Warner.
imprint
Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.
description
x, 507 p.
ISBN
0801878616 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.
isbn
0801878616 (hardcover : alk. paper)
catalogue key
5149428
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Frank Huisman is a member of the faculty in the history department at the Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands John Harley Warner is professor and chair of the Section of the History of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine, and at Yale he is also a professor of American studies and history
Reviews
Review Quotes
"In recent years, there has been a dramatic shift in how historians of medicine approach their subject. To assess the current state of the discipline, Frank Huisman and John Harley Warner have brought together many of the most eminent historians of medicine to address a tremendous variety of topics within the field as it is practiced today. The resulting volume is an important and stimulating work that will be read both within the field and beyond it."--Harold Cook, Director, The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine
"The volume is exceptionally well edited and introduced and beautifully produced." -- Bill Luckin, Medical History
"After this collection, there will no longer be any excuse for medical historians to pretend that their historical background is merely the 'doctors' histories' supposed once to have ruled the earth. This collection highlights much more interesting ancestries, making links with great traditions of scholarship since the Enlightenment, and with political traditions of both left and right. It includes many personal accounts and assessments which suggest how our disciplinary work can be related to wider goals within and beyond the academy. All historians of medicine should own a copy." -- John V. Pickstone, Social History of Medicine
"A must read for every historian of nursing and student of nursing history. The essays capture the diversity and dynamism of healthcare in a coherent, engaging manner." -- Cynthia Connoloy, Ph.D., P.N.P., Nursing History Review
"A thoughtful and stimulating volume." -- Philip M. Teigen, Isis
"[A] virtue of the book, and the reason everyone should buy it, is that it attempts to be international and makes visible the work of several scholars who are not known or read by many English-speaking historians." -- George Weisz, Bulletin of the History of Medicine
"Contain[s] a number of interesting essays by some of the most creative medical historians of our time." -- Ed Morman, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
"Locating Medical History more than succeeds as, in the editors' words, 'an invitation to explore and reflect on a field--one that can include widely disparate senses of what medical history is, should be, and should do.' The volume contains several specialized and deeply theoretical essays intended for the medical historian, but any physician or researcher interested in the current status of the history of medicine will also enjoy and learn from it." -- Xavier Bosch, Science
"The volume has been excellently written and edited, while it is offering a wealth of references. Reading it I experienced as exciting, stimulating my imagination, challenging to approval or peevishness, inviting to rereading it in the near future. It is a very 'rich' volume, and most certainly a book that one ought to buy or to be given as a present. It is more than worth its price." -- Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde
"After this collection, there will be no longer be any excuse for medical historians to pretend that their historical background is merely the 'doctors' histories' supposed once to have ruled the earth. This collection highlights much more interesting ancestries, making links with great traditions of scholarship since the Enlightenment, and with political traditions of both left and right. It includes many personal accounts and assessments which suggest how our disciplinary work can be related to wider goals within and beyond the academy. All historians of medicine should own a copy." -- John V. Pickstone, Social History of Medicine
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Summaries
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The issues constituting the history of medicine are consequential: how societies organize health care, how individuals or states relate to sickness, how we understand our own identity and agency as sufferers or healers. In Locating Medical History: The Stories and Their Meanings, Frank Huisman, John Harley Warner, and other eminent historians explore and reflect on a field that accommodates a remarkable diversity of practitioners and approaches. At a time when medical history is facing profound choices about its future, these scholars explore the discipline in the distant and recent past in order to rethink its missions and methods today. They discuss such issues as the periodic estrangement of medical history from medicine, the influence of Foucault on the writing of medical history, and the shifts from social to cultural history and back again. Chapters explore an early history of the field, its transformations since the 1970s, and its prospects for the future. With diverse constituencies, a multiplicity of approaches, styles, and aims is both expected and desired. This volume locates medical history within itself and within larger historiographic trends, to provide a springboard for discussions about what the history of medicine should be, and what aims it should serve. Contributors: Olga Amsterdamska, University of Amsterdam; Warwick Anderson, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Allan M. Brandt, Harvard Medical School; Theodore M. Brown, University of Rochester; Roger Cooter, University College London; Martin Dinges, Institut fur Geschichte der Medizin der Robert Bosch Stiftung; Alice Domurat Dreger, Michigan State University; Jacalyn Duffin, Queen's University; Elizabeth Fee, National Library of Medicine; Mary E. Fissell, The Johns Hopkins University; Danielle Gourevitch, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes; Anja Hiddinga, University of Amsterdam; Ludmilla Jordanova, University of East Anglia; Alfons Labisch, Heinrich-Heine-University; Hans-Uwe Lammel, University of Rostock; Sherwin B. Nuland, Yale University; Vivian Nutton, University College London; Roy Porter, formerly University College London; Susan M. Reverby. Wellesley College; David Rosner, Columbia University; Thomas Rutten, University of Newcastle upon Tyne; Heinz-Peter Schmiedebach, University of Greifswald; Christiane Sinding, Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Medical Historiesp. 1
Traditions
To Whom Does Medical History Belong? Johann Moehsen, Kurt Sprengel, and the Problem of Origins in Collective Memoryp. 33
Charles Daremberg, His Friend Emile Littre, and Positivist Medical Historyp. 53
Bildung in a Scientific Age: Julius Pagel, Max Neuburger, and the Cultural History of Medicinep. 74
Karl Sudhoff and "the Fall" of German Medical Historyp. 95
Ancient Medicine: From Berlin to Baltimorep. 115
Using Medical History to Shape a Profession: The Ideals of William Osler and Henry E. Sigeristp. 139
A Generation Reviewed
"Beyond the Great Doctors" Revisited: A Generation of the "New" Social History of Medicinep. 167
The Historiography of Medicine in the United Kingdomp. 194
Social History of Medicine in Germany and France in the Late Twentieth Century: From the History of Medicine toward a History of Healthp. 209
Trading Zones or Citadels? Professionalization and Intellectual Change in the History of Medicinep. 237
The Power of Norms: Georges Canguilhem, Michel Foucault, and the History of Medicinep. 262
Postcolonial Histories of Medicinep. 285
After the Cultural Turn
"Framing" the End of the Social History of Medicinep. 309
The Social Construction of Medical Knowledgep. 338
Making Meaning from the Margins: The New Cultural History of Medicinep. 364
Cultural History and Social Activism: Scholarship, Identities, and the Intersex Rights Movementp. 390
Transcending the Two Cultures in Biomedicine: The History of Medicine and History in Medicinep. 410
A Hippocratic Triangle: History, Clinician-Historians, and Future Doctorsp. 432
Medical History for the General Readerp. 450
From Analysis to Advocacy: Crossing Boundaries as a Historian of Health Policyp. 460
Notes on Contributorsp. 485
Indexp. 491
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