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The Oxford handbook of the history of medicine [electronic resource] /
edited by Mark Jackson.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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xviii, 672 p. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0199546495, 9780199546497
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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0199546495
9780199546497
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8674772
 
Includes bibliographic references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2012-08-01:
This work in the "Oxford Handbooks in History" series consists of 34 essays written by individual authors grouped into three categories: historical periods; geographical locations; themes and methodologies. The perspective of the contributors is almost exclusively British. Each essay attempts to provide an overview of the major writers in the topic covered, evaluate their historiography, and identify directions and opportunities for future history of medicine research and publication. Because of the multiplicity of contributors, the lucidity and clarity of the writing varies. Further, given the amount of information each essay attempts to cover, omissions and thin coverage may be expected. For example, the founder of clinical pathophysiology, Giovanni Morgagni (1682-1771), is not mentioned in the chapter on Enlightenment medicine, and Moses Maimonides (1135-1204) receives less than one sentence in the section on Islamic medicine. Extensive footnotes accompany each essay. Useful for libraries supporting doctoral programs in the history of medicine. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners. R. D. Arcari University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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essays of almost uniformly high quality ... a scholarly history
The essays in turn can be prescriptive, descriptive, or analytical, and they display the rich variety of approaches that medical historians take when practising their craft...brilliant...outstanding
"The Handbook will prove valuable for many readers, serving to enlighten both those new to the field and those who have been writing and teaching medical history for some time. Advanced undergraduate or graduate students studying medical history who want a concise introduction to a specfic topic will find this an excellent place to start, including both a critical analysis of hte literature and the useful suggestions for further reading." --Bulletin of the History of Medicine
The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine provides an ambitious, up-to-date and thought-provoking overview of the key themes, methodologies and debates in medical history.
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In three sections, 'The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine' celebrates the richness and variety of medical history around the world. It explore medical developments and trends in writing history according to period, place, and theme.
Main Description
The first large-scale review of the field for twenty years Original articles by leading international scholars offering up-to-date discussion of key themes and issues in the discipline Combines past approaches to the history of medicine and an agenda for future research Includes extensive notes and select bibliographies Book jacket.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicinecelebrates 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 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.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations and Tablesp. x
List of Contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Periods
Medicine and Health in the Graeco-Roman Worldp. 21
Medieval Medicinep. 40
Early Modern Medicinep. 60
Health and Medicine in the Enlightenmentp. 82
Medicine and Modernityp. 100
Contemporary History of Medicine and Healthp. 117
Places and Traditions
Global and Local Histories of Medicine: Interpretative Challenges and Future Possibilitiesp. 135
Chinese Medicinep. 150
Medicine in Islam and Islamic Medicinep. 169
Medicine in Western Europep. 190
History of Medicine in Eastern Europe, Including Russiap. 208
Science and Medicine in the United States of Americap. 225
Public Health and Medicine in Latin Americap. 243
History of Medicine in Sub-Saharan Africap. 266
Medicine and Colonialism in South Asia since 1500p. 285
History of Medicine in Australia and New Zealandp. 302
Themes and Methods
Childhood and Adolescencep. 321
Medicine and Old Agep. 338
Deathp. 355
Historical Demography and Epidemiology: The Meta-Narrative Challengep. 373
Chronic Illness and Disease Historyp. 393
Public Healthp. 411
The Political Economy of Health Care in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuriep. 429
Health, Work, and Environment: A Hippocratic Turn in Medical Historyp. 450
History of Science and Medicinep. 469
Women, Health, and Medicinep. 484
Health and Sexualityp. 503
Medicine and the Mindp. 524
Medical Ethics and the Lawp. 543
Medicine and Species: One Medicine, One History?p. 561
Histories of Heterodoxyp. 578
Oral Testimony and the History of Medicinep. 598
Medical Film and Television: An Alternative Path to the Cultures of Biomedicinep. 617
Indexp. 635
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