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Radiation Evangelists

Radiation Evangelists

Technology, Therapy, and Uncertainty at the Turn of the Century
Radiation Evangelists explores x-ray and radium therapy in the United States and Great Britain during a crucial period of its development, from 1896 to 1925. It focuses on the pioneering work of early advocates in the field, the “radiation evangelists” who, motivated by their faith in a new technology, trust in new ...
Anxious Times

Anxious Times

Medicine and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

The Pressures of Modern Life and Their Impact on Bodily and Mental Health in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Drugs on the Page

Drugs on the Page

Pharmacopoeias and Healing Knowledge in the Early Modern Atlantic World

Examining the Circulation, Commodification, and Organization of Healing Goods and Healing Knowledge

A New Order of Medicine

A New Order of Medicine

The Rise of Physicians in Reformation Nuremberg

The Construction of Medical Privilege and a New Argument about Medical “Progress”

Human and Animal Cognition in Early Modern Philosophy and Medicine

Human and Animal Cognition in Early Modern Philosophy and Medicine

This volume focuses on medical and philosophical debates on human intelligence and animal perception in the early modern age.

Gender, State, and Medicine in Highland Ecuador

Gender, State, and Medicine in Highland Ecuador

Modernizing Women, Modernizing the State, 1895-1950

Kim Clark relates the stories of women who successfully challenged Ecuadorian state programs in the wake of the Liberal Revolution of 1895. New laws left loopholes wherein women could contest entry into education systems, certain professions, and vote in elections. These women became modernizers and agents of change, winning freedoms for themselves and future generations.

A History of Organ Transplantation

A History of Organ Transplantation

Ancient Legends to Modern Practice

Foreword by Clyde Barker and Thomas E. Starzl

The first book of its kind, A History of Organ Transplantation examines the evolution of surgical tissue replacement from classical times through the medieval period and up to the present day. This volume will be useful to undergraduates, graduate students, scholars, surgeons, and the general public. Both Western and non-Western experiences as well as folk practices are included.

Influenza

Influenza

A Century of Science and Public Health Response

George Dehner examines the wide disparity in national and international responses to influenza pandemics, from the Russian flu of 1889 to the swine flu outbreak in 2009. He chronicles the technological and institutional progress made along the way and shows how these developments can shape an effective future policy.

Medicine and Politics in Colonial Peru

Medicine and Politics in Colonial Peru

Population Growth and the Bourbon Reforms

An original study examining the primacy placed on physicians and medical care to generate population growth and increase the workforce during the late eigteenth century in colonial Peru.

Curative Powers

Curative Powers

Medicine and Empire in Stalin’s Central Asia

Curative Powers combines post-colonial theory with ethnographic research to reconstruct how the Soviet government used medicine and public health policy to transform the society, politics, and culture of its outlying regions, specifically Kazakhstan.

Winner of the 2003 Heldt Prize from the Association for Women in Slavic Studies.

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