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Locating medical history : the stories and their meanings

edited by Frank Huisman and John Harley Warner.
  • Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2004.
  • x, 507 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Medical Subjects
  • Student Collection.
  • Aufsatzsammlung.
  • "The issues constituting the history of medicine are consequential: how societies organize health care, how individuals on states relate to sickness, how we understand our own identity and agency as sufferers or healers. In Locating Medical History: The Stories and Their Meanings, Frank Huisman, John Harley Warner, and other historians explore and reflect on a field that accommodates a remarkable diversity of practitioners and approaches."
  • "At a time when medical history is facing profound choice, about its future, these scholars explore the discipline in the distant and recent past in order to rethink its missions and methods today. They discuss such issues as the periodic estrangement of medical history from medicine, the influence of Foucault on the writing of medical history, and the shifts from social to cultural history and back again. They explore an early history of the field, its transformations since the 1970s, and its prospects for the future."
  • "With diverse constitutions, a multiplicity of approaches, styles, and aims is both expected and desired. This volume locates medical history within itself and within larger historiographic trends, providing a springboard for discussions about what the history of medicine should be, and what aims it should serve."--Jacket.
  • note: 1. Medical histories / Frank Huisman / John Harley Warner
  • Pt. I Traditions
  • 2. To whom does medical history belong? Johann Moehsen, Kurt Sprengel, and the problem of origins in collective memory / Hans-Uwe Lammel
  • 3. Charles Daremberg, his friend Emile Littre, and positivist medical history / Danielle Gourevitch
  • 4. Bildung in a scientific age : Julius Pagel, Max Neubeurger, and the cultural history of medicine / Heinz-Peter Schmiedebach
  • 5. Karl Sudhoff and "the fall" of German medical history / Thomas Rutten
  • 6. Ancient medicine : from Berlin to Baltimore / Vivian Nutton
  • 7. Using medical history to shape a profession : the ideals of William Osler and Henry E. Sigerist / Elizabeth Fee / Theodore M. Brown
  • Pt. II generation reviewed
  • 8. "Beyond the great doctors" revisited : a generation of the "new" social history of medicine / Susan M. Reverby / David Rosner
  • 9. historiography of medicine in the United Kingdom / Roy Porter
  • 10. Social history of medicine in Germany and France in the late twentieth century : from the history of medicine toward a history of health / Martin Dinges
  • 11. Trading zones or citadels? : professionalization and intellectual change in the history of medicine / Anja Hiddinga / Olga Amsterdamska
  • 12. power of norms : Georges Canguilhem, Michel Foucault, and the history of medicine / Christiane Sinding
  • 13. Postcolonial histories of medicine / Warwick Anderson
  • Pt. III After the cultural turn
  • 14. "Framing" the end of the social history of medicine / Roger Cooter
  • 15. social construction of medical knowledge / Ludmilla Jordanova
  • 16. Making meaning from the margins : the new cultural history of medicine / Mary E. Fissell
  • 17. Cultural history and social activism : scholarship identities and the intersex rights movement / Alice Domurat Dreger
  • 18. Transcending the two cultures in biomedicine : the history of medicine and history in medicine / Alfons Labisch
  • 19. Hippocratic triangle : history, clinician-historians, and future doctors / Jacalyn Duffin
  • 20. Medical history for the general reader / Sherwin B. Nuland
  • 21. From analysis to advocacy : crossing boundaries as a historian of health policy / Allan M. Brandt.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Eisenhower copy: Gift of Johns Hopkins University; 2004.
  • OCLC
Additional form
  • 0801878616
  • 9780801878619
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2003012875
  • OCLC: 52424177
  • OCLC: 52424177