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Asian Biomedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Journal of Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Medicine and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Research in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Scientific Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Transfusion Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention     Open Access  
Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
ASPIRATOR : Journal of Vector-borne Disease Studies     Open Access  
Astrocyte     Open Access  
Atención Familiar     Open Access  
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Atención Primaria Práctica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - Classe di Scienze Medico-Biologiche     Open Access  
Audiology - Communication Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
AUP Advances     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Auris Nasus Larynx     Full-text available via subscription  
Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (AJUM)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Australian Coeliac     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Journal of Medical Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Autopsy and Case Reports     Open Access  
Avicenna     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Avicenna Journal of Clinical Medicine     Open Access  
Avicenna Journal of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bangladesh Journal of Anatomy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Medical Biochemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bangladesh Journal of Medical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bangladesh Journal of Medical Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bangladesh Journal of Medical Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bangladesh Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bangladesh Medical Journal     Open Access  
Bangladesh Medical Journal Khulna     Open Access  
Basal Ganglia     Hybrid Journal  
Basic Sciences of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Batı Karadeniz Tıp Dergisi / Medical Journal of Western Black Sea     Open Access  
Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings     Hybrid Journal  
BBA Clinical     Open Access  
BC Medical Journal     Free  
Benha Medical Journal     Open Access  
Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bijblijven     Hybrid Journal  
Bijzijn     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal  
Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
BioDiscovery     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bioelectromagnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bioelectronic Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioengineering & Translational Medicine     Open Access  
Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Bioethics Research Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Biologics in Therapy     Open Access  
Biology of Sex Differences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biomarker Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Biomarkers in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
BioMed Research International     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Biomédica     Open Access  
Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Biomedical and Biotechnology Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Biomedical Engineering Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Biomedical Engineering Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Biomedical Informatics Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Biomedical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Biomedical Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Biomedical Microdevices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Biomedical Optics Express     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Biomedical Photonics     Open Access  
Biomedical Reports     Full-text available via subscription  
Biomedical Research Reports     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Biomedical Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BioMedicine     Open Access  
Biomedicine Hub     Open Access  
Biomedicines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biomedika     Open Access  
Biomolecular and Health Science Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biophysics Reports     Open Access  
BioPsychoSocial Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Biosafety and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biosalud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biostatistics & Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Birat Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BIRDEM Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Birth Defects Research     Hybrid Journal  
Birth Defects Research Part A : Clinical and Molecular Teratology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Birth Defects Research Part C : Embryo Today : Reviews     Hybrid Journal  
BJR|Open     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BJS Open     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Black Sea Journal of Health Science     Open Access  
BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Blickpunkt Medizin     Hybrid Journal  
BMC Biomedical Engineering     Open Access  
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
BMC Medical Research Methodology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
BMC Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
BMC Obesity     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMC Proceedings     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BMC Research Notes     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
BMH Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMI Journal : Bariátrica & Metabólica Iberoamericana     Open Access  
BMJ     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1906)
BMJ Case Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BMJ Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
BMJ Innovations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
BMJ Leader     Hybrid Journal  
BMJ Open     Open Access   (Followers: 44)
BMJ Open Quality     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
BMJ Open Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
BMJ Surgery, Interventions, & Health Technologies     Open Access  
Bodine Journal     Open Access  
Boletín del Consejo Académico de Ética en Medicina     Open Access  
Boletín del ECEMC     Open Access  
Boletin Médico de Postgrado     Open Access  
Boletín Médico del Hospital Infantil de México     Open Access  
Bone     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Bone and Tissue Regeneration Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bone Marrow Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bone Reports     Open Access  
Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences     Open Access  
Bozok Tıp Dergisi / Bozok Medical Journal     Open Access  
Brachytherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Brain and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Brain Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Brain Connectivity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Brain Impairment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research     Open Access  
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
Brazilian Journal of Pain (BrJP)     Open Access  
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Breastfeeding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
British Journal of Biomedical Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
British Journal of General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
British Journal of Hospital Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
British Medical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Buddhachinaraj Medical Journal     Open Access  
Bulletin Amades     Open Access  
Bulletin de la Société de pathologie exotique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Legal Medicine     Open Access  
Bulletin of Medical Sciences     Open Access  
Bulletin of the History of Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic     Full-text available via subscription  
Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England     Free  
Bulletin of the Scientific Centre for Expert Evaluation of Medicinal Products     Open Access  
Bundesgesundheitsblatt - Gesundheitsforschung - Gesundheitsschutz     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Burapha Journal of Medicine     Open Access  
Burns     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Cadernos de Naturologia e Terapias Complementares     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Calcified Tissue International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Pain     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Medical Association Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Canadian Medical Education Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Prosthetics & Orthotics Journal     Open Access  
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Care Management Journals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports     Open Access  
Case Reports in Acute Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Clinical Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Clinical Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Clinical Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Transplantation     Open Access  
Case Reports in Vascular Medicine     Open Access  
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Case Study and Case Report     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
CASUS : Revista de Investigación y Casos en Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cell & Bioscience     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cell Adhesion & Migration     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cell and Molecular Response to Stress     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cell and Tissue Transplantation and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cell Cycle     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cell Death and Differentiation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cell Death Discovery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cell Health and Cytoskeleton     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cell Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cell Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cell Transplantation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CEN Case Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Central African Journal of Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Cephalalgia Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ceylon Journal of Medical Science     Open Access  

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Bulletin of the History of Medicine
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Number of Followers: 21  
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ISSN (Print) 0007-5140 - ISSN (Online) 1086-3176
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press Homepage  [22 journals]
  • The Neglected Role of Buddhism in the Development of Medicine in Late
           Imperial China Viewed through the Life and Work of Yu Chang 喻昌
    • Abstract: In 1998, TJ Hinrichs published a comprehensive review of the state of Chinese medical research within the medical humanities, titled "New Geographies of Chinese Medicine." Hinrichs argued that new perspective and methodologies were beginning to break up many of the boundaries that had hitherto ordered the field.1 Fifteen years later, Hinrichs together with Linda Barnes followed her review article with the illustrated history Chinese Medicine and Healing, demonstrating how profoundly our understanding of Chinese medicine has deepened as a result of these reorientations.2 Yet, some of the most fundamental assumptions about Chinese medicine that define its place within the wider academy stubbornly persist and are only ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • Blowing Smoke Up Your Arse: Drowning, Resuscitation, and Public Health in
           Eighteenth-Century Venice
    • Abstract: Today, "blowing smoke up your arse" is a metaphor that refers to offering insincere compliments. In the eighteenth century, by contrast, it was a literal and widespread practice that gained traction in many European cities as part of a procedure to resuscitate people who had fallen into water and appeared to have drowned. In 1771, for instance, a surgeon petitioned Venice's Health Magistracy, the Provveditori alla Sanità, to request a reward for having put the method—as set out by the magistracy itself—into practice. Giuseppe Borghi reported that on the evening of December 12, 1771, "I assisted the person of Francesco ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • Dead or Alive' Stillbirth Registration, Premature Babies, and the
           Definition of Life in England and Wales, 1836–1960
    • Abstract: In 1914, J. W. Ballantyne—one of Britain's leading specialists on antenatal health—maintained that the United Kingdom had been "singularly dilatory" in regard to stillbirth registration. Its countries were "almost alone among the civilized nations of the world," he noted, "in making no registrational attempt to discover how many lives in their populations are lost before and at birth."1 Since the 1870s, some obstetricians had been arguing for the value of stillbirth statistics, which they hoped could be used to improve prenatal care and maternity services.2 In 1891, the British Medical Journal had urged that the registration of stillbirths could help to assess whether their primary cause was the widespread use of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Gospel of Wealth and the National Health: The Rockefeller Foundation
           and Social Medicine in Britain's NHS, 1945–60
    • Abstract: Six years after Britain's National Health Service (NHS) launched in 1948, the Darbishire House Health Centre opened its doors on a wet and windy day in Manchester. 1 In addition to providing comprehensive health care free at the point of use to all Britons, the founders of the NHS envisioned a network of similar health centers spreading across the country. These facilities would place a range of medical professionals—including general practitioners (GPs), nurses, laboratory technicians, and social workers—under one roof. However, due to financial constraints, Darbishire House was just the ninth such ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • Note from the Section Editor
    • Abstract: The history of medicine discipline in the twenty-first century does not—and should not—look the same as it did in the past. Technological advances have changed the way we read, teach, research, and interact with each other. New opportunities in the digital humanities and related "alt-ac" jobs provide viable alternatives to tenure-track historian positions, just as these traditional academic appointments increasingly encourage the integration of new methods inside (or even outside) the classroom. The products that emerge from these initiatives are rarely monographs, but instead may take the form of an online resource, interactive exhibition, digital tool, or other type of nonbook media.After a two-year hiatus, the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • Viral Networks: Connecting Digital Humanities and Medical History ed. by
           E. Thomas Ewing and Katherine Randall (review)
    • Abstract: If you do not know anything about edges and nodes, Cytoscape, or epistemic network analysis, this book is for you. It is a great resource for understanding the basics of quantitative methods and tools applied to the history of science and medicine, by showcasing nine ongoing research projects ranging from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.The book has a hybrid shape, available both in print and as an open access digital EPub or PDF. The editor makes available the accompanying raw data files or high-definition visualizations (however, the links to the downloadable resources seem only to be visible via the EPub version, not the PDF). Because the book stemmed from a series of workshops, it is now part of an ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • "Casebooks: The Casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634:
           A Digital Edition" ed. by Lauren Kassell et al. (review)
    • Abstract: The Casebooks Project is a digital archive of the records produced by the medical practitioners Simon Forman and Richard Napier in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Funded by the Wellcome and led by Lauren Kassell, this Cambridge University project has transformed Forman and Napier's original casebooks, now held by the Bodleian library, into a massive database of almost 80,000 interactions between these astrological healers and their patients. As a result, one of the most extensive bodies of premodern medical records in existence is now freely available online.The notes kept by Simon Forman lend themselves to digital dissection very nicely. He meticulously recorded the same basic information about ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • "Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918–19 in
           Philadelphia" (review)
    • Abstract: On September 28, 1918, two hundred thousand Philadelphians turned out to watch a parade and buy savings bonds in support of the United States war effort. Gathered in the crowd that day were nurses, industrial workers, military personnel, seamstresses, and homemakers, but an unknown trespasser also lurked among parade-goers—influenza H1N1. Within six weeks, fourteen thousand people in the city had died in the world's deadliest pandemic to date. A special exhibit at the Mütter Museum, which began in the fall of 2019, invites visitors to learn what it was like to live in Philadelphia at the height of the outbreak. Their programming and exhibition endeavor to link visitors to the past through emotional connections ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Cambridge Companion to Hippocrates ed. by Peter E. Pormann (review)
    • Abstract: There have been so far two excellent introductory studies into Hippocrates and the Hippocratic writings. The first one is the groundbreaking Hippocrate by Jacques Jouanna, which for many years served as the best introduction into Hippocratic studies.1 The second is Elizabeth Craik's The Hippocratic Corpus, which conveniently complements Jouanna's monograph with a detailed analysis of almost all Hippocratic texts and with updated information about the most recent editions and translations of Hippocratic writings and contemporary secondary literature.2 The Cambridge Companion to Hippocrates is the latest contribution to this genre, having the ambition to "provide the uninitiated reader with a first overview of the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • Disabilities and the Disabled in the Roman World: A Social and Cultural
           History by Christian Laes (review)
    • Abstract: The subject of impairment and disability in antiquity has seen an explosion of interest over the last two decades, and Christian Laes has long been one of the subject's most prominent and prolific ambassadors.1 His latest monograph, an English translation and updated version of a monograph originally released in Dutch, is the first in-depth study of impairment and disability in the Roman world.2In a lengthy and detailed introductory chapter, Laes discusses the issues that one encounters when attempting to study impairment and disability in antiquity, starting with the question of which terminology it is appropriate (or not appropriate) to use, pondering the degree to which the very idea of impairment and disability ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • Materia medica: Savoirs et usages de médicaments aux époques
           médiéviales et modernes ed. by Philip Rieder and François Zanetti
    • Abstract: This excellent collection invites us to widen our angle of vision on the social history of medicine so as to include the social life of the medical substances used in medical practice, thereby opening up a range of fruitful perspectives on many neglected topics. The study's strengths are very apparent. First, placing actual medical substances at the center of the analysis complicates and elaborates the perennial triangular model, doctor/patient/illness, in a way that promises genuinely innovative findings. It will encourage a rethinking of the relationship that all types of medical practitioner sustained with medicines. Second, the collection focuses attention away from physicians and surgeons, who have tended to ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • Los enfermos en la España barroca y el pluralismo médico: espacios,
           estrategias y actitudes by Carolin Schmitz (review)
    • Abstract: Scholars have often argued that the increased professionalization of medicine during the early modern period negatively impacted the doctor/patient relationship. However, following the lead of much recent scholarship, Schmitz demonstrates that the presumed hierarchy of medical professionals over patients and of licensed doctors over other practitioners is much more complex than we have previously understood. Her patient-centered argument returns agency to both patients and an array of unregulated medical providers.Schmitz demonstrates an impressive command of the scholarship in both English and Spanish. However, what really sets this work apart is the array of primary sources upon which she relies. Schmitz uses ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • Migraine: A History by Katherine Foxhall (review)
    • Abstract: Katherine Foxhall has written an excellent multilayered history of migraine in the Western context, and that must now be the first port of call for medical historians seeking more than a contemporary or specific period analysis of the topic. She takes a long historical view, beginning with classical and medieval approaches to what was then considered migraine, and moves through to the present day. The word "migraine" derives from Galen's "hemicrania" (pain afflicting half the head, although the stomach was also affected in this formulation), but this apparent linguistic continuity masks a large variety of differences in the ways in which migraine was defined and could manifest itself.There are many theoretical ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • Mother Is a Verb: An Unconventional History by Sarah Knott (review)
    • Abstract: Sarah Knott's book on motherhood, mothering, and the early stages of childrearing challenges the traditional conventions of historical analysis—conventions that were largely established in Germany in the nineteenth century. History, real history, is written by experts whose deep knowledge of particular men and events is tested through the dispassionate arguments of other experts in order to reach conclusions that help move human knowledge ever closer to universal truths. Stylistically, the formality of the prose, the complex sentences, and the Latinate vocabulary signal the seriousness of the historical enterprise. Like the sciences, history is an academic discipline.Knott has written a book that is perhaps more ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • A Modern Contagion: Imperialism and Public Health in Iran's Age of Cholera
           by Amir A. Afkhami (review)
    • Abstract: From 1817, a cholera epidemic that began in Bengal diffused across much of the Indian Subcontinent and along the proliferating pathways of global trade that had opened up in the wake of European—above all, British—imperial expansion. By 1820, cholera had reached China and a year later it was reported in the Middle East.Amir A. Afkhami's A Modern Contagion: Imperialism and Public Health in Iran's Age of Cholera examines the impact of cholera on the development of modern Iran. The book develops three interconnected arguments. First, in the spirit of Charles Rosenberg's classic study The Cholera Years, Afkhami suggests that Iran's epidemics provide a "sampling technique" to throw into relief entangled social ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • Proteins, Pathologies, and Politics: Dietary Innovation and Disease from
    • Abstract: In a legislative attempt to curb what many nutritionists and food reformers see as alarming rates of childhood obesity, the United Kingdom last year rolled out the so-called "Sugar Tax," which puts a charge on excessively sugar-sweetened drinks. It was a move ushered in by antisugar campaigns by celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver and backed by leading public health experts. But Britain is late to the antisugar party. In the past decade Hungary, Mexico, South Africa, and a host of other countries have introduced tax schemes on sugar-sweetened products.We are in a cultural moment today, it seems, where sugar is anathema to good health. But as Rachel Meach points out in this volume, the antisugar campaign is hardly ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Commerce of Vision: Optical Culture and Perception in Antebellum
           America by Peter John Brownlee (review)
    • Abstract: In The Commerce of Vision: Optical Culture and Perception in Antebellum America, Peter John Brownlee illuminates the mutually reinforcing systems that, as he argues, redefined the meaning of vision in the Antebellum United States. Brownlee brings together an astonishing variety of sources to illustrate both "the shifting status of observing subjects" and "the contours and experience of vision itself" (p. 12). Brownlee's facility with these sources—whether they are clerks' diaries, medical treatises, typographic design, literature, painting, printmaking, or advertising—elucidates why, in order to understand what vision meant, we need to trace the optical culture that connected ophthalmologists and genre painters ... Read More
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  • The Other Milk: Reinventing Soy in Republican China by Jia-Chen Fu
    • Abstract: This book chronicles the promotion of soybean milk as a modern, nutritious food item against the backdrop of emerging nutritional science in Republican China. It gives an engaging narrative on how soybean milk was chosen by Chinese "nutrition activists" to reform the "Chinese diet." Jia-Chen Fu criticizes earlier scholars of "food and diet in China" for generally considering nutrition science "either as a Western import or as a modern manifestation of older dietetic knowledge" (p.6). In a sense, the book can be read as Fu's attempt at elucidating the dialectics between the traditional and the modern in the social life of soybean in China.Drawing on recent scholarship and key primary texts, the first two chapters ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Afterlife of the Leiden Anatomical Collections: Hands On, Hands Off by
           Hieke Huistra (review)
    • Abstract: Anatomical collections were long overlooked in accounts of the history of modern medicine. The even ghastlier pantry to Claude Bernard's "ghastly kitchen," collections did not seem relevant to histories of the birth of the clinic and the laboratory revolution in medicine. More recent scholarship by historians such as Sam Alberti, Erin McLeary, and Jonathan Reinarz has challenged this assumption and prompted a re-evaluation of the role of anatomical collections and museums, highlighting how they continued to play a significant role for medical teaching and medical research in the modern era.1Hieke Huistra's study adds a significant contribution to this scholarship by tracing in detail the fate of the various ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • In Quest of Justice: Islamic Law and Forensic Medicine in Modern Egypt by
           Khaled Fahmy (review)
    • Abstract: In recent years, common wisdoms about Ottoman and Egyptian socio-legal change in the long nineteenth century have been turned upside down thanks to a series of revisionist studies focusing on "law in action" and legal culture. The notion that the passage to modernity in the Middle East was a matter of competition between secular and religious forces is a case in point. Revisionist scholarship has refuted this narrative by historicizing and problematizing the concept of "secularization"; by showing that the ulama (Muslim learned class) were deeply involved in legal and administrative reform; and by highlighting the enduring importance of the sharia, albeit in new forms. In Quest of Justice makes a significant ... Read More
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  • Smoking Under the Tsars: A History of Tobacco in Imperial Russia by Tricia
           Starks (review)
    • Abstract: The old adage suggests you should never judge a book by its cover; though an exception should be made for Smoking under the Tsars: A History of Tobacco in Imperial Russia, by Tricia Starks, associate professor of history at the University of Arkansas. The cover incorporates actual nineteenth-century cigarette advertisements, drawn from the forty-seven stunningly vivid, full-color pictures that help immerse the reader into both the image and reality of smoking during the late tsarist period. Fortunately, Starks has an equally vivid narrative to accompany such engrossing images.As anyone who has visited the Soviet Union of old—and presumably the tsarist empire that preceded it—will tell you, tobacco smoking in Russia ... Read More
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  • On the Heels of Ignorance: Psychiatry and the Politics of Not Knowing by
           Owen Whooley (review)
    • Abstract: In his second book, On the Heels of Ignorance: Psychiatry and the Politics of Not Knowing, sociologist Owen Whooley turns the sociology of knowledge approach on its head to study what effects the absence of knowledge can have on a medical specialty—in this case, our persistent ignorance about the fundamental mechanisms of mental illnesses. Unlike other successful disciplines and professions, he contends, American psychiatry was "shaped less by the knowledge it has secured and more by the ignorance it cannot resolve" (p. 197).The result, Whooley suggests, has been a cycle of professional crisis and reinvention, which he categorizes as five linear periods: the nineteenth-century asylum era; the psychobiological ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • Translating the Body: Medical Education in Southeast Asia ed. by C. Hans
           Pols Michele Thompson, and John Harley Warner (review)
    • Abstract: This volume is the most recent in a series of laudable contributions to the history of medicine in modern Southeast Asia.1 Like the earlier volumes, Translating the Body is a collection of fine-grained studies from across the region that contributes to conversations in the global history of medicine and health. Here though, medical education serves as a "historiographically strategic framework for understanding health and medicine in the region and for getting at wider questions about social, cultural, and political change and choice" (p. 29).Local agency is at the forefront of the volume. The titular idiom of translation is intended to capture this, as is the vehicle of education. In a lucid introduction, the ... Read More
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  • Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine: One Health and Its Histories
           ed. by Abigail Woods et al. (review)
    • Abstract: In the 2010s, the concept of "One Health" (OH) has been increasingly "invoked as a potential solution to a complex set of problems cutting across several disciplinary domains" (p. 223), including medicine, veterinary medicine, and public health. Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine, the result of a several-years scholarly collaboration led by Abigail Woods, traces the tangled roots of today's OH in Western biomedicine and writes histories of medicine through the lens of human-animal interactions. But it accomplishes much more: it works to center animals as historical actors, critiques the anthropomorphic bases of OH, and points to new approaches in the histories of medicine and veterinary medicine by seeing ... Read More
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  • Death Is All Around Us: Corpses, Chaos, and Public Health in Porfirian
           Mexico City by Jonathan M. Weber (review)
    • Abstract: The Lugos, a married couple living in one of Mexico City's poorer neighborhoods at the turn of the twentieth century, and parents of a recently deceased infant, refused to comply with the state's new regulations on the disposition of corpses, requiring the immediate burial of the dead. The Lugos, likely wishing to follow the older practice of allowing for several days' mourning before burial, had left their son's corpse with friends, asking that they "hold on to the body for a day or two" (p. 205). On another occasion, a resident of the capital, rather than burying her dead newborn, had left him suspended in a jar of alcohol and a note pleading for a charitable burial, wedged next to a headstone in a suburban ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Body Populace: Military Statistics and Demography in Europe before the
           First World War by Heinrich Hartmann (review)
    • Abstract: Heinrich Hartmann's book shows how military statistics arose as an autonomous, transnational scholarly field with its own methods, institutions, and research issues, before the First World War. It focuses on Switzerland, Germany, and France, and demonstrates that military statistics were important for the rise of demography as a scientific discipline. The book explores how the gathering of health data from military conscripts and assessment of their military fitness gave rise to a notion of a national "collective body" that could be measured and analyzed statistically, and how this fed into discourses about the quality and threatening "degeneration" of national populations.Hartmann situates his study at a meeting ... Read More
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  • A Weary Road: Shell Shock in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914–1918
           by Mark Osborne Humphries, and: Shell-Shock and Medical Culture in First
           World War Britain by Tracey Loughran (review)
    • Abstract: Both of the accounts under review belong to the emerging "third wave" of historical trauma studies that can be characterized, among other things, by close, nuanced attention to the performance of gender; to the historical specificities of psychological injury; to the changing "scripts" of social and medical expectation. Both accounts tackle relatively restricted themes connected to shell shock during the First World War. This close focus pays off in important new insights. Inevitably there is a trade-off in the loss of alternative and complementary perspectives.Tracey Loughran's study gives full attention to published medical discourse in Britain as it emerges and shifts through the war years. Critical to her ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • Stacking the Coffins: Influenza, War and Revolution in Ireland,
           1918–19 by Ida Milne (review)
    • Abstract: Influenza, it seems, is the microbe that keeps on giving. When in 1998 Howard Phillips and David Killingray convened a conference in Cape Town to open up new perspectives on the 1918 influenza pandemic, the number of books and articles devoted to this "neglected" historical event already numbered 600. Since then at least 250 more have been added to the historiography.1Perhaps the most notable contributions to this second wave of flu scholarship have come from social and cultural historians interested in the local iterations of the pandemic; Milne's sweeping new Irish history of the pandemic is in very much in this tradition.Focusing on the intersection of the pandemic with war and revolution, Milne demonstrates how ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Unconventional Career of Dr. Muriel Bell by Diana Brown (review)
    • Abstract: Diana Brown's biography of New Zealand physician and nutritionist Muriel Bell chronicles the professional life of a highly influential figure in the history of nutrition and women's and children's health. Bell's work spanned the medical and the veterinary at both the micro (biochemical) and macro (public health) scales, addressing topics from karaka berry toxicity to cobalt deficiency to water fluoridation to school milk programs. Her research on vitamins and minerals "helped prevent deficiency diseases, especially in children, and her work on dietary fats and cholesterol helped to shed light on the growing problem of coronary heart disease." Her contributions as a public servant—Bell was a member of the New ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass
           Incarceration after 1945 by Anne E. Parsons (review)
    • Abstract: At a time when history and other humanistic disciplines are under attack for their alleged impracticality, one wishes to stress that the purchase of knowledge does not have to meet only instrumental goals. Still, it is also good to have reminders that there can be concrete practical gains for public policy from the study of history. Anne E. Parsons has provided a good one.Too many mentally ill people are in prison. Parsons starts with this observation, but seeks to complicate the story of how this happened. The simple story says that with the release of the mentally ill because of deinstitutionalization, they were simply transferred—in effect, if not by design—to other, more punitive, institutions. There is a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • Coming Home: How Midwives Changed Birth by Wendy Kline (review)
    • Abstract: In Coming Home: How Midwives Changed Birth, Wendy Kline offers an engaging read about an important chapter in the feminist health movement and the history of childbirth. The fight to revive midwifery and home birth in the United States has largely been seen in a binary that flattens a complex story. Opponents characterize home birth as a reckless return to the past; supporters see it as a victim of patriarchal, physician-led obstetrics. Kline's work moves our understanding beyond these oversimplifications, pointing to a long history of cooperation and collaboration among lay midwives, nurse-midwives, physicians, and consumers that could serve as a road map to rapprochement.Kline organizes her book chronologically ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America by Anthony Ryan Hatch
    • Abstract: It is no secret that institutions of incarceration in the United States remain some of the most opaque establishments in our society. Anthony Ryan Hatch delves into the logics and consequential harms of such secrecy in Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America, exploring the deployment of psychotropics in the U.S. carceral apparatus. Just as important to his analysis of how psychoactive pharmaceuticals are used in carceral institutions is his epistemological excavation of the absence of knowledge about such activities. Silent Cells offers a compelling analysis that is both nuanced and clear, affirming in newly harrowing ways the unchecked mechanisms through which the United States' particular form of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
  • Books Received
    • Abstract: The Bulletin reserves freedom of decision as to the publications to be included in this section. Items received, other than those reviewed, are ultimately incorporated into the collection of the Institute of the History of Medicine.The Bulletin reserves freedom of decision as to the publications to be included in this section. Items received, other than those reviewed, are ultimately incorporated into the collection of the Institute of the History of ... Read More
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  • Erratum
    • Abstract: In the article "Our Doctors, Ourselves: Barbara Seaman and Popular Health Feminism in the 1970s" by Kelly O'Donnell (Winter issue, no. 93.3, pp. 550–76), footnotes 31–38 (p. 557) were omitted owing to a technical error. We regret this error and have corrected the online version of the article. The missing footnotes are printed ... Read More
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