Steven Palmer is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Windsor, Ontario. He is the author of The History of Costa Rica.
Drawing on a wide range of source material, it charts the changing relationship between patients and practitioners over this period, exploring the impact made by institutional care, government intervention and scientific discovery.
The study illuminates the extent to which medical assistance really was available to patients over the period, by focusing on provincial areas and using local sources. It introduces a variety of contemporary medical practitioners, some of them hitherto unknown and with fascinating intricate details of their work. The text offers an extensive thematic survey, including coverage of:
* institutions such as hospitals, dispensaries, asylums and prisons
* midwifery and nursing
* infections and how changes in science have affected disease control
* contraception, war, and the NHS.
Originally published in 1980.
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This book brings together a number of reviewed and edited conference papers, comprising topics from historical medical classics, physicianship and the doctor’s role, military medicine, and disfigured bodies in anatomical and media perspectives. In addition, it includes the papers given by the conference’s internationally renowned keynote speaker, Dr Guel Russel. It further comprises all of the abstracts of the conference for documentation purposes and is well illustrated with diagrams and images pertaining to the history of medicine.
The selected 2011 conference papers assembled in this volume particularly comprise insights into the histories of Women, Health and Reproduction, Institutes and Deinstitutionalization, the Brain, Mind, and Mindlessness, as well as a special section including Communications in the history of medicine. The 2011 keynote address was delivered by Dr George Weisz, the Cotton-Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine from the Department of Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University, Montréal. Dr Weisz’s presentation, which paralleled his article “The Reinvention of Chronic Disease in the 20th Century”, is reprinted in the current volume with permission from the author and editors of the American Journal of Public Health. This volume also includes the abstracts of all 2011 conference presentations and is well-illustrated with diagrams and images pertaining to the history of medicine.