Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine
Series Editors: David Cantor and Keir Waddington
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The series is concerned with all aspects of health, illness and medicine, from antiquity to the present, in all parts of the globe. Its interests include the circumstances that promote health or illness, the ways in which people experience and explain such conditions, and what, practically, they do about them. Practitioners of medicine, nursing, psychiatry, pharmacy, biomedical science and vernacular healing come within its ambit; as do hospitals and hospices, patients and politicians, priests and pill-pushers, wise-women and witches, and all concerned with medicine in its widest sense. Methodologically, the series welcomes approaches derived from social history, as well as relevant studies in economic, cultural, and intellectual history. It also seeks to encourage historical work that employs the insights of related disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, demography, and epidemiology, as well as literary, science, and policy studies.
The series is a collaboration between Pickering & Chatto and the Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM). The SSHM has pioneered interdisciplinary approaches to the histories of medicine, welfare, public health, demography, anthropology, sociology, social administration and health economics. Its membership is drawn from those interested in a variety of disciplines, including history of health, welfare, medical science and practice.
- Stress in Post-War Britain (2015)
- Bacteria in Britain, 1880–1939
- Biologics, A History of Agents Made From Living Organisms in the Twentieth Century
- The Care of Older People
- Child Guidance in Britain, 1918–1955
- Desperate Housewives, Neuroses and the Domestic Environment, 1945–1970
- Disabled Children
- Health and Citizenship
- Human Heredity in the Twentieth Century
- Institutionalizing the Insane in Nineteenth-Century England
- Locating Health
- Meat, Medicine and Human Health in the Twentieth Century
- A Medical History of Skin
- Medicine in the Remote and Rural North, 1800–2000
- Modern German Midwifery, 1885–1960
- A Modern History of the Stomach
- Nervous Disease in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain
- The Politics of Hospital Provision in Early Twentieth-Century Britain
- Psychiatry and Chinese History
- Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine 1-10
David Cantor is a Historian at the Office of History, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. His scholarly work focuses on history of medicine in the twentieth-century, most recently the histories of cancer, stress and medical film. His publications include Reinventing Hippocrates (ed) (2002), Cancer in the Twentieth Century (ed) (2008) and Meat, Medicine, and Human Health in the Twentieth Century (co-edited with Christian Bonah and Matthias Dörries) (Pickering & Chatto, 2010).
Keir Waddington is Director of Research at the Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University. A specialist in the social history of medicine, Keir's research interests focus on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain, including public health, medicine and charity, Victorian hospitals, medical education, the history of nursing, and the twentieth-century history of Bethlem (Bedlam). Recent publications include The Bovine Scourge: Meat, Tuberculosis and Public Health, 1850–1914 (2006) and An Introduction to the Social History of Medicine: Europe since 1500 (2012).
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