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The Routledge History of Disease

Edited by: Mark Jackson

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415720014
eBook ISBN: 9781315543420
Adobe ISBN: 9781134857876

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The Routledge History of Disease draws on innovative scholarship in the history of medicine to explore the challenges involved in writing about health and disease throughout the past and across the globe, presenting a varied range of case studies and perspectives on the patterns, technologies and narratives of disease that can be identified in the past and that continue to influence our present.

Organized thematically, chapters examine particular forms and conceptualizations of disease, covering subjects from leprosy in medieval Europe and cancer screening practices in twentieth-century USA to the ayurvedic tradition in ancient India and the pioneering studies of mental illness that took place in nineteenth-century Paris, as well as discussing the various sources and methods that can be used to understand the social and cultural contexts of disease. The book is divided into four sections, focusing in turn on historical models of disease, shifting temporal and geographical patterns of disease, the impact of new technologies on categorizing, diagnosing and treating disease, and the different ways in which patients and practitioners, as well as novelists and playwrights, have made sense of their experiences of disease in the past.

International in scope, chronologically wide-ranging and illustrated with images and maps, this comprehensive volume is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of health through the ages.

Chapter 24 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Perspectives on The History of Disease Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Humours and Humoral Theory Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Models of Disease in Ayurvedic Medicine Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Religion, Magic and Medicine Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Contagion Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Emotions and Mental Illness Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Deviance as Disease Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Pandemics Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Patterns of Animal Disease Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Patterns of Plague in Late Medieval and Early-Modern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Symptoms of Empire Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Disease, Geography and The Market Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Histories and Narratives of Yellow Fever in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Race, Disease and Public Health Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Re-writing the ‘English Disease’ Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Social Geographies of Sickness and Health In Contemporary Paris Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Disability and Prosthetics in Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century England Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Disease, Rehabilitation and Pain Download PDF
Chapter  19:  From Paraffin to PIP Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Cancer Screening Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Medical Bacteriology Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Technology and The ‘Social Disease’ Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Reorganising Chronic Disease Management Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Before HIV Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Leprosy and Identity in The Middle Ages Download PDF
Chapter  26:  French Medical Consultations by Mail, 1600–1800 Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Clinical Narratives of James Parkinson’s Essay on the Shaking Palsy (1817) Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Digital Narratives Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Case Notes and Madness Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Literature and Disease Download PDF
Chapter  31:  When Bodies Need Stories in Pictures  Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Living in The Present Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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