Social History of Medicine 33 (2020), 3

Social History of Medicine 33 (2020), 3.

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Society for the Social History of Medicine Helen King, Roger Davidson
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Herausgeber d. Zeitschrift
Society for the Social History of Medicine Helen King, Roger Davidson

Social History of Medicine is concerned with all aspects of health, illness, and medical treatment in the past. It is committed to publishing work on the social history of medicine from a variety of disciplines. The journal offers its readers substantive and lively articles on a variety of themes, critical assessments of archives and sources, conference reports, up-to-date information on research in progress, a discussion point on topics of current controversy and concern, review articles, and wide-ranging book reviews.

Original Articles

From ‘Vilest Beverage’ to ‘Universal Medicine’: Drinking Water in Printed Regimens and Health Guides, 1450–1750
David Gentilcore

Medical Marvels and Professional Medicine: Establishing Scientific Authority in Enlightenment France
Angela C Haas

The Colic of Madrid (1788–1814): Experts, Poisons, Politics, and War at the End of the Ancien Régime in Spain
José Ramón Bertomeu-Sánchez

The Conservative Tradition in British Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery 1900–1956
Christopher Lawrence

Bonds of Kinship and Care: RAMC Photographic Albums and the Making of ‘Other’ Domestic Lives
Jason Bate

‘These Curly-Bearded, Olive-Skinned Warriors’: Medicine, Prosthetics, Rehabilitation and the Disabled Sepoy in the First World War, 1914–1920
Aparna Nair

Local Actions, National Policies and International Knowledge: Family Planning and Statistical Practices in Taiwan (1949–1980s)
Yi-Tang Lin

Standardising Defence Lines: William Perrin Norris, Eugenics and Australian Border Control
Jennifer S Kain

Maternal Mortality in 19th- and Early 20th-century Italy
Matteo Manfredini; Marco Breschi; Alessio Fornasin ; Stanislao Mazzoni; Sergio De lasio ...

Curare: The Poisoned Arrow that Entered the Laboratory and Sparked a Moral Debate
Shira Shmuely

‘These Are the Medicines That “Make” Monsters’: Thalidomide in Southern Africa, 1958–1962
Julie Parle; Ludger Wimmelbücker

Where is the Hoechst Insulin?: The Role of Diabetics and Their Doctors as Consumers During the German Democratic Republic’s Autarkic Policy of ‘Making Free From Disturbance’, 1961–1966
Kathrin A Hiepko

The Blessings of Medicine? Patient Characteristics and Health Outcomes in a Ugandan Mission Hospital, 1908–1970
Shane Doyle; Felix Meier zu Selhausen; Jacob Weisdorf

‘Problems of Today and Tomorrow’: Prevention and the National Health Service in the 1970s
Peder Clark

Fighting an Epidemic in Political Context: Thirty-Five Years of HIV/AIDS Policy Making in the United States
Tasleem J Padamsee

Book Reviews

Elaine Leong, Recipes and Everyday Knowledge: Medicine, Science and the Household in Early Modern England
Nichola E Harris

Matthew James Crawford and Joseph M. Gabriel (eds), Drugs on the Page: Pharmacopoeias and Healing Knowledge in the Early Modern Atlantic World
Zachary Dorner

Mike Jay, Mescaline: A Global History of the First Psychedelic
Peder Clark

Christopher E. Forth, Fat. A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life
Alexander Pyrges

Emily Ogden, Credulity: A Cultural History of US Mesmerism
Kimberly Adams

Nicolas Rasmussen, Fat in the Fifties: America’s First Obesity Crisis
David J Hutson

Jia-Chen Fu, The Other Milk: Reinventing Soy in Republican China
Wayne Soon

Katherine Foxhall, Migraine: A History
Lucas Richert

Christabelle Sethna and Gayle Davis (eds), Abortion Across Borders: Transnational Travel and Access to Abortion Services
Shannon Stettner

Jill Kirby, Feeling the Strain: A Cultural History of Stress in Twentieth-century Britain
Rob Boddice

Robert Bennett, Pill
Dominique A Tobbell

Pierre Pfütsch (ed), Marketplace, Power, Prestige. The Healthcare Professions’ Struggle for Recognition (19th-20th Century)
Alannah Tomkins

Ben Kasstan, Making Bodies Kosher: The Politics of Reproduction Among Haredi Jews in England
Jillian M Hinderliter

Esyllt W. Jones, Radical Medicine: The International Origins of Socialized Health Care in Canada
Tracey L Adams

Jan Walmsley and Simon Jarrett (eds), Intellectual Disability in the Twentieth Century: Transnational Perspectives on People, Policy, and Practice
Michael Rembis



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