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Battle-scarredMortality, medical care and military welfare in the British Civil Wars

Battle-scarred: Mortality, medical care and military welfare in the British Civil Wars

David Appleby and Andrew Hopper (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526124807
eISBN:
9781526138675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124807.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Historians of the British Civil Wars are increasingly taking notice of these bloody conflicts as a critical event in the welfare history of Europe. This volume will examine the human costs of the ... More

Bellies, bowels and entrails in the eighteenth century

Bellies, bowels and entrails in the eighteenth century

Rebecca Anne Barr, Sylvie Kleiman-Lafton, and Sophie Vasset (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526127051
eISBN:
9781526138682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526127051.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This collection of essays seeks to complicate the notion of the supremacy of the brain as the key organ of the Enlightenment, by focusing on the workings of the bowels and viscera that obsessed ... More

Colonial CaringA history of colonial and post-colonial nursing

Colonial Caring: A history of colonial and post-colonial nursing

Helen Sweet and Sue Hawkins (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099700
eISBN:
9781526104397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099700.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Colonial Caring covers over a century of colonial nursing by nurses from a wide range of countries including: Denmark, Britain, USA, Holland and Italy; with the colonised countries including South ... More

Destigmatising mental illness?Professional politics and public education in Britain, 1870-1970

Destigmatising mental illness?: Professional politics and public education in Britain, 1870-1970

Vicky Long

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719085819
eISBN:
9781781706404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085819.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Challenging the assumption that the stigma attached to mental illness stems from public ignorance and irresponsible media coverage, this book examines mental healthcare workers’ efforts to educate ... More

The English SystemQuarantine, immigration and the making of a Port Sanitary zone

The English System: Quarantine, immigration and the making of a Port Sanitary zone

Krista Maglen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719089657
eISBN:
9781781706947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089657.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The English Systemis a history of port health and immigration at a critical moment of transformation at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. It challenges generally held ... More

Framing the moronThe social construction of feeble-mindedness in the American eugenic era

Framing the moron: The social construction of feeble-mindedness in the American eugenic era

Gerald V. O'Brien

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719087097
eISBN:
9781781705896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087097.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Many people are shocked upon discovering that tens of thousands of innocent persons in the United States were involuntarily sterilized, forced into institutions, and otherwise maltreated within the ... More

Healing with waterEnglish spas and the water cure, 1840-1960

Healing with water: English spas and the water cure, 1840-1960

Jane M. Adams (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095696
eISBN:
9781781708439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095696.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Healing with water provides a medical and social history of English spas and hydropathic centres from 1840 to 1960. It argues that demand for treatment rather than leisure drove the development of a ... More

Henry Dresser and Victorian OrnithologyBirds, Books and Business

Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Henry A. McGhie

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the life of Henry Dresser (1838–1915), one of the most productive British ornithologists of the mid-late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; it is also an exploration of ... More

Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine

Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine

Howard Chiang (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096006
eISBN:
9781781708460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096006.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This collection expands the history of Chinese medicine by bridging the philosophical concerns of epistemology and the history and cultural politics of transregional medical formations. Topics range ... More

Leprosy and ColonialismSuriname Under Dutch Rule, 1750-1950

Leprosy and Colonialism: Suriname Under Dutch Rule, 1750-1950

Stephen Snelders

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526112996
eISBN:
9781526128485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526112996.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Leprosy and colonialism investigates the history of leprosy in the colony of Suriname in the Dutch Caribbean within the context of colonial power and racial conflict - from the plantation economy and ... More

Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation, 1780-1890

Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation, 1780-1890

Alannah Tomkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116079
eISBN:
9781526128447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116079.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book examines the turbulent careers of medical practitioners who wanted to become full members of the profession but were held back from the fulfilment of their ambitions. They might have fallen ... More

Mental health nursingThe working lives of paid carers, 1800s-1900s

Mental health nursing: The working lives of paid carers, 1800s-1900s

Anne Borsay and Pamela Dale (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096938
eISBN:
9781781708637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096938.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book seeks to integrate the history of mental health nursing with the wider history of institutional and community care for people experiencing mental illness and/or living with a learning ... More

Negotiating nursingBritish Army sisters and soldiers in the Second World War

Negotiating nursing: British Army sisters and soldiers in the Second World War

Jane Brooks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526119063
eISBN:
9781526138811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119063.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Negotiating nursing explores how the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (Q.A.s) salvaged men within the sensitive gender negotiations of what should and could constitute nursing work ... More

The neurologistsA history of a medical specialty in modern Britain, c.17892000

The neurologists: A history of a medical specialty in modern Britain, c.17892000

Stephen T. Casper

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091926
eISBN:
9781781706992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091926.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Since the 1990s, the English-speaking world has seen the rise of a neuroculture derived from neurology and neuroscience. The Neurologists is a book that asks how did we arrive at this moment? What is ... More

Nurse Writers of the Great War

Nurse Writers of the Great War

Christine E. Hallett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992521
eISBN:
9781526104342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992521.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The First World War was the first ‘total war’. Its industrial weaponry damaged millions of men, and drove whole armies underground into dangerously unhealthy trenches. Many were killed. Others ... More

The Politics of VaccinationA Global History

The Politics of Vaccination: A Global History

Christine Holmberg, Stuart Blume, and Paul Greenough (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526110886
eISBN:
9781526124272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110886.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In this book scholars from across the globe investigate changes in ‘society’ and ‘nation’ over time through the lens of immunisation. Such an analysis unmasks the idea of vaccination as a simple ... More

Recycling the disabledArmy, medicine, and modernity in WWI Germany

Recycling the disabled: Army, medicine, and modernity in WWI Germany

Heather R. Perry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089244
eISBN:
9781781707982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089244.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is a critical examination of the relationships between war, medicine, and the pressures of modernization in the waning stages of the German Empire. Through her examination of wartime ... More

Rethinking Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures, 1820-1939

Rethinking Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures, 1820-1939

Claire L. Jones (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526101426
eISBN:
9781526124166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101426.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Drawing together essays written by scholars from Great Britain and the United States, this book provides an important contribution to the emerging field of disability history. It explores the ... More

Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Don Leggett and Charlotte Sleigh (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090981
eISBN:
9781526115133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090981.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79 provides a ‘big picture’ account of science in modern Britain. It charts the changing contours of science and illuminates its role in governing the nation. ... More

Sickness, medical welfare and the English poor, 1750-1834

Sickness, medical welfare and the English poor, 1750-1834

Steven King

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526129000
eISBN:
9781526138859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129000.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the welfare experiences of the sick poor between the 1750s and through the so-called crisis of the Old Poor Law ending in the 1830s. It brings together a large dataset of accounts, ... More

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