The Pressures of Modern Life and Their Impact on Bodily and Mental Health in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Examining the Circulation, Commodification, and Organization of Healing Goods and Healing Knowledge
The Construction of Medical Privilege and a New Argument about Medical “Progress”
This volume focuses on medical and philosophical debates on human intelligence and animal perception in the early modern age.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.