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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine
 

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.

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ISBN 9780199546497
Barcode 9780199546497
Published 6 September 2011 by Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Jackson, Mark
Series Oxford Handbooks
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ISBN-13 9780199546497
ISBN-10 0199546495
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 6 September 2011
International Publication Date 1 November 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Jackson, Mark
Series Oxford Handbooks
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
World History
History Of Medicine
Number of Pages 696
Dimensions Width: 181mm
Height: 253mm
Spine: 45mm
Weight 1,376g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress History of Medicine, World Health, Medicine - History
NBS Text Medicine: General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 610.9
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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 Bill Bynum, The Lancet

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Author's Bio

Mark Jackson was Director of the Centre for Medical History at the University of Exeter between 2000 and 2010. He served as Chair of the Wellcome Trust History of Medicine Funding Committee between 2003 and 2008 and is currently Chair of the Wellcome Trust Research Resources in Medical History Funding Committee. He has taught modules in the history of medicine and the history and philosophy of science for over twenty years. His books include Newborn Child Murder (1996), The Borderland of Imbecility (2000), Infanticide: Historical Perspectives on Child Murder and Concealment 1550-2000, (ed., 2002), Allergy: The History of a Modern Malady (2006), Health and the Modern Home (ed., 2007), and Asthma: The Biography (2009). The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability is due to be published by Oxford University Press in 2012.

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