Medical History

(The median citation count of Medical History is 0. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Plague and the Fall of Baghdad (1258)17
Making the medical mask: surgery, bacteriology, and the control of infection (1870s–1920s)5
Ca’ Granda, an avant-garde hospital between the Renaissance and Modern age: a unique scenario in European history5
Tibetan medicine with respect to increased attention to the east in Russian society: The second half of the nineteenth century to early twentieth century3
Medicine and the critique of war: military psychiatry, social classification and the malingering patient in colonial India3
The penetration of financial capital and the growth of private hospital groups in Europe: the case of Spain (1975–2022)3
Between colonial medicine and global health: protein malnutrition and UNICEF milk in the Belgian Congo2
Total prevention: a history of schistosomiasis in Japan2
‘A transverse scar on the neck’ – psychosomatic approach in the differential diagnosis and surgical treatment of hyperthyroidism in post-war Finland2
Radium traffic: radiation, science and spiritualism in early twentieth-century Japan2
Negotiating medical services in the Madras Presidency: the subordinate perspectives (1882–1935)2
Between trust and violence: medical encounters under Japanese military occupation during the War in China (1937–1945)2
Warfare and the launch of medical reform in Britain, 1793–18112
In search of lost fleas: reconsidering Paul-Louis Simond’s contribution to the study of the propagation of plague2
Sexually transmitted infections, their treatment and urban change in colonial Leopoldville, 1910–19602
Lust for life: coping with tuberculosis in late nineteenth-century Europe1
‘Pearls’ of the nineteenth-century: from therapeutic actors to global commodities medicinal leeches in the Ottoman Empire1
Assessing the conduct of juveniles: diagnosis and delinquency, 1900–20131
A history of thalidomide in India1
The complexities of postcolonial international health: Karl Evang in India 19531
Work, marriage and premature birth: the socio-medicalisation of pregnancy in state socialist East-Central Europe1
A great race of drinkers? Irish interpretations of alcoholism and drinking stereotypes, 1945–19751
Pioneers in pathology and female role models: the Jewish scientists Rahel Rodler, Ruth Silberberg, Lotte Strauss and Zelma Wessely1
Cholera, British seamen and maritime anxieties in Calcutta, c.1830s–1890s ‘The William Bynum Prize Essay1
Health care and the spread of medical knowledge in the Portuguese empire, particularly the Estado da Índia (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries)1
The making of the ‘useless and pathological’ uterus in Taiwan, 1960s to 1990s1
Franco-British responses to chemical warfare 1915–8, with special reference to the medical services, casualty statistics and the threat to civilians1
Psychiatry, psychology and homosexual prisoners in New Zealand, 1910–19601
‘I have been obliged to Send Nassaw’: an enslaved healer’s medical labour and skill in eighteenth-century Virginia1
The skeletal effects of congenital syphilis: the case of Parrot’s bones1
Falling from horses: medical controversy in early eighteenth-century England1
The ‘new era in medicine’: John Ryle and the promotion of social medicine1
Sex work, containment and the new discourse of public health in French colonial Levant1
Doctors, families and the industry in the clinic: the management of ‘intersex’ children in Swiss paediatric medicine (1945–1970)1
Negotiating South–South cooperation for mental health: the World Health Organization and the African Mental Health Action Group, 1970s–90s1
Have we lost sleep? A reconsideration of segmented sleep in early modern England1
Logic, geometry and visualisation of the body in Acquapendente’s rediscovered Methodus anatomica (1579)1
Attending the birth: competition for obstetrical training by medical students and midwives in nineteenth-century France1
Fluid deafness: earwax and hardness of hearing in early modern Europe1
Neeraja Sankaran, A Tale of Two Viruses, Parallels in the Research Trajectories of Tumor and Bacterial Viruses (Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021), pp. 296, $55, hardcover, ISBN: 970
Acroagonines: Ugo Cerletti’s audacious attempt to place the neurophysiological effects of electroconvulsive therapy in vials0
Hans Pols, Nurturing Indonesia, Medicine and Decolonization in the Dutch East Indies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), pp. xx + 285, £41.00, hardback, ISBN: 9781108424578.0
Shilpi Rajpal, Curing Madness? A Social and Cultural History of Insanity in Colonial North India, 1800–1950s (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2021), pp. xiv + 295, ₹1295, hardback, ISBN: 0-19-01280
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Howard Phillips, In a Time of Plague: Memories of the ‘Spanish’ Flu Epidemic of 1918 in South Africa (Cape Town: Van Riebeeck Society for the Publication of Southern African Historical Documents, 20180
Kristin D. Hussey, Imperial Bodies in London. Empire, Mobility and the Making of British Medicine, 1880-1814 (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021), pp.256, £43.74, hardback, ISBN: 08229460
Professors of racial medicine: imperialism and race in nineteenth-century United States medical schools0
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Mie Nakachi, Replacing the Dead: The Politics of Reproduction in the Postwar Soviet Union (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021), pp. xi + 328, $39.95, hardback, ISBN: 9780190635138.0
Xiaoping Fang, China and the Cholera Pandemic: Restructuring Society under Mao (Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021), pp. 312, $55.00, hardback, ISBN: 9780822946625).0
Scandinavian entry points to social medicine and postcolonial health: Karl Evang and Halfdan Mahler in India0
Trained Army Nurses in Colonial India: Early Experiences and Challenges0
Thorny entanglements: feminism, eugenics and the Abortion Law Reform Association’s (ALRA) campaign for safe, accessible abortion in Britain, 1936–19670
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Aro Velmet, Pasteur’s Empire: Bacteriology & Politics in France, Its Colonies, & the World (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020), pp. xiv + 306, $78.00, hardback, ISBN: 9780190072827.0
Samuel K., Jr. Cohn, Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), pp. x + 656, £22.99, hardback, ISBN: 9780198819660.0
Mobilising through vaccination: the case of polio in France (1950–60s)0
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Physicians imprisoned in Franco Spain’s Miranda de Ebro “Campo de Concentración”0
Alistair Ritch, Sickness in the Workhouse: Poor Law Medical Care in Provincial England, 1834–1914 (Woodbridge: University of Rochester Press, 2019), pp. 298, £95, hardback, ISBN: 9781580469753.0
Carla Bittel, Elaine Leong and Christine von Oertzen (eds.), Working with Paper: Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019), pp. ix + 310, $55.000
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An ordinary malaria? Intermittent fever in Denmark, 1826–18860
Leonard D. Smith, Private Madhouses in England, 1640–1815: Commercialised Care for the Insane (Gewerbestrasse, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), pp. xix + 323, £70.00/$90.00, ebook, ISBN: 9783030
Paulo Drinot, The Sexual Question: A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850s–1950s (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020), pp. xv + 328, $31.99, paperback, ISBN: 9781108717281.0
Medical imagery in Maximus of Tyre’s Orations0
John Henderson, Florence Under Siege: Surviving Plague in an Early Modern City (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2019), pp. 363, £30.00, hardback, ISBN: 9780300196344.0
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Alisha Rankin, The Poison Trials: Wonder Drugs, Experiment, and the Battle for Authority in Renaissance Science (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2021), pp. 312, $35, paperback, ISBN: 978022674480
John Wiltshire, Frances Burney and the Doctors: Patient Narratives Then and Now (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp. 212, £75.00, hardback/e-book, ISBN: 9781108476362/9781108754361.0
Zhou Xun, The People’s Health: Health Intervention and Delivery in Mao’s China, 1949–1983 (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020), pp. iv+369, $37.95, paperback, ISBN: 9780228001942.0
Commercialising everyday distress: neurasthenia and traditional Chinese medicine in colonial Hong Kong, 1950s to 1980s0
Anne Pollock, Synthesizing Hope: Matter, Knowledge and Place in South African Drug Discovery (Chicago, IL and London: University of Chicago Press, 2019), pp. 191, £18.33, paperback, ISBN: 978-022662910
‘The poetry of psychiatry’: existential analysis and the politics of psychopathology in Franco’s Spain0
Plague and the Mongol conquest of Baghdad (1258)? A reevaluation of the sources0
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Joris Vandendriessche, Medical Societies and Scientific Culture in Nineteenth-Century Belgium (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018), pp. 336, £80, hardback, ISBN: 978-1-5261-3320-5.0
Alastair Compston, All Manner of Industry and Ingenuity. A Bio-Bibliography of Thomas Willis 1621–1675 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021), pp. xvi + 805, £99.99, hardback, ISBN: 9780198795391.0
‘A sad inheritance of misery’: the cultural life of hereditary scrofula in eighteenth-century England0
Immigrant Irishwomen and maternity services in New York and Boston, 1860–19110
Pain, medicine and the monitoring of war violence: the case of rifle bullets (1868–1918)0
Chris Mounsey, Sight Correction: Vision and Blindness in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019), pp. vii + 330, $79.50, hardback, ISBN: 9780813943312.0
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Josep L. Barona, Nutritional Policies and International Diplomacy: The Impact of Tadasu Saiki and the Imperial State Institute of Nutrition (Tokyo, 1916–1945) (Brussels: Peter Lang, 2021), pp. 239, $40
Rise of Siddha medicine: causes and constructions in the Madras Presidency (1920–1930s)0
Sethina Watson, On Hospitals: Welfare, Law and Christianity in Western Europe, 400–1320 (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2020). 376 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-884753-3.0
Crafting British medicine in the Empire: the establishment of medical schools in India and Canada, 1763–18370
Participating in eradication: how Guinea worm redefined eradication, and eradication redefined Guinea worm, 1985–20220
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‘The god of criminals is their belly’: diet, prisoner health, and prison medical officers in mid-nineteenth-century English and Irish prisons0
Climate, diseases and medicine: the welfare of soldiers during the East Asian War of 1592–15980
Smallpox Geographies: vaccination, borders and Indigenous peoples in Australia’s coastal north0
Ole J. Benedictow, The Complete History of the Black Death, 2nd edn (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2021), pp. 1058, £ 143, hardback, ISBN: 9781783275168.0
Syphilis, blanchiment and French colonial medicine in sub-Saharan Africa during the interwar period0
Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, Innovation in Byzantine Medicine, The Writings of John Zacharias Aktouarios (c.1275–c.1330) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), pp. xviii + 342, £90, hardback, ISBN: 970
Finding ruh in the forebrain: Mazhar Osman and the emerging Turkish psychiatric discourse0
Charles Allan McCoy, Diseased States: Epidemic Control in Britain and the United States (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2020), pp. 224, $28.95, paperback, ISBN: 9781625345073.0
On the Heart of the Hippocratic Corpus: its meaning, context and purpose0
Plague and the Fall of Baghdad (1258) – CORRIGENDUM0
Anthony Cerulli, The Practice of Texts: Education and Healing in South India (Oakland: The University of California Press, 2022), pp. xiv+221, '2,700.00, paperback, ISBN: 978-0-520-38354-8.0
Shinjini Das, Vernacular Medicine in Colonial India: Family, Market and Homeopathy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp. 304, £75, hardback, ISBN: 9781108420624.0
Marga Vicedo, Intelligent Love: The Story of Clara Park, Her Autistic Daughter, and the Myth of the Refrigerator Mother (Boston: Beacon Press, 2021), pp. 1+259, $28.95, hardback, ISBN: 9780807025628.0
Delia Gavrus and Susan Lamb (eds), Transforming Medical Education. Historical Case Studies of Teaching, Learning, and Belonging in Medicine. (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 200
Rohan Deb Roy, Malarial Subjects: Empire, Medicine and Nonhumans in British India: 1820–1909 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), pp. 346, £78.99, hardback, ISBN: 9781107172364.0
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The South American medical communities in the genesis of the tropical medicine: construction and circulation of knowledge on American leishmaniasis in the beginning of the twentieth century0
Breakdown and reform: the Chilean road to the creation of ministries of hygiene and social welfare 1892–19310
Diego Armus and Pablo F. Gómez, The Gray Zones of Medicine: Healers and History in Latin America (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021), pp. vii + 262, [$55], hardback, ISBN: 97808229468540
Medical schools in empires: connecting the dots0
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P.N. Singer and Philip J. van de Eijk (eds and trans), Galen: Works on Human Nature. Volume 1: Mixtures (De Temperamentis) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp. xvii + 269, hardback, ISBN0
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Ways of knowing the health of livestock populations: the age of surveys, 1928–650
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Sasha Mullally and David Wright, Foreign Practices: Immigrant Doctors and the History of Canadian Medicare (Montreal, Kingston, London & Chicago: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020), pp. 360, $0
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Axel Fliethmann and Christiane Weller (eds), Anatomy of the Medical Image: Knowledge Production and Transfiguration from the Renaissance to Today (Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill, 2021), pp0
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Medical fears of the malingering soldier: ‘phony cronies’ and the Repat in 1960s Australia0
Beneath the skin: method and perception in Hippocratic medicine0
Emily Kesling, Medical Texts in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2020), pp. xii + 233, £60, hardback, ISBN: 9781843845492.0
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Negotiating social medicine in a postcolonial context: Halfdan Mahler in India 1951–610
‘Microcosm of the Pacific’: Colonial encounters at the Central Medical School in Fiji0
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Emily Baum, The Invention of Madness: State, Society, and the Insane in Modern China (Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2018), pp. 304, $40.00 (USD), paperback, ISBN: 9780226558240.0
Nourishing food, clean air and exercise: medical debates over environment and polar hygiene on Robert Falcon Scott’s British National Antarctic expedition, 1901–19040
Workhouse or asylum? Accommodating pauper lunatics in nineteenth-century England0
Sunil Pandya, Medical Education in Western India: Grant Medical College and Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy’s Hospital (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019), pp. xxiv+561, £70.99, hardbac0
The expansion of medical education in the Dutch East Indies and the formation of the Indonesian medical profession0
Smallpox and immunisation policies in Argentina from the nineteenth to the twentieth century0
With all best wishes for the future0
Pierre-Yves Donzé, Medtech. The Formation and Growth of a Global Industry, 1960–2020 (Singapore: Palgrave MacMillan, 2022), pp. 230, £99.99, hardback, ISBN: 9789811671739.0
The power of the ‘universal’: caste and missionary medical discourses of alcoholism in the Telugu print sphere, 1900–19400
Harold J. Cook, ed., Translation at Work: Chinese Medicine in the First Global Age (Leiden: Brill; Boston, MA: Rodopi, 2020), pp. xii + 214, $144.00, hardback, ISBN: 9789004362741.0
Age matters: health, older people and gerohygiene in the late Soviet Union0
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Marginalised within a minority: Jews with disabilities in the Jewish press of the Kingdom of Poland (1860s–1914)0
Kalle Kananoja, Healing Knowledge in Atlantic Africa: Medical Encounters, 1500–1850 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021), pp. xii + 258, $99.99, hardback, ISBN: 9781108491259.0
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Nadja Durbach, Many Mouths: The Politics of Food in Britain from the Workhouse to the Welfare State (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020), pp. vii + 361, £34.99, hardback, ISBN: 9781108483834.0
A vaccination romance: Rider Haggard’s Dr. Therne (1898) in the vaccination debate0
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Work, marriage and premature birth: the sociomedicalisation of pregnancy in state socialist East-Central Europe – ERRATUM0
Su Jing, 西医来华十记 [Ten Essays on Western Medicine in China] (Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company, 2020), pp. vi + 380, ¥68.00, hardback, ISBN: 9787101142501.0
Gavin Weightman, The Great Inoculator. The Untold Story of Daniel Sutton and His Medical Revolution (New Haven, NJ, and London: Yale University Press, 2020), pp. xv + 188, £16.99, hardback, ISBN: 97800
Adam J. Davis, The Medieval Economy of Salvation: Charity, Commerce and the Rise of the Hospital (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2019), pp. xv + 317, $39.95, hardback, ISBN: 9781501742100
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Spanish–French leech trade and its consequences: From the increase in medical demand to resource depletion and technical innovation0
Wendy Kline, Coming Home: How Midwives Changed Birth (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019), pp. xi + 243, Updf, ISBN: 9780190232528.0