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Bodies in Flux: Scientific Methods for Negotiating Medical Uncertainty

Christa Teston

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226450520
eISBN:
9780226450834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450834.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Uncertainty in cancer care is mitigated, albeit only in part, through medical evidence. But not all evidences are equally persuasive. What materials and methods, therefore, make some medical ... More


Therapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals and Social Change in the Twentieth Century

Jeremy A. Greene, Flurin Condrau, and Elizabeth Siegel Watkins (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390734
eISBN:
9780226390901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390901.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Histories of medicine in the twentieth century are often illustrated with specific pharmaceuticals: antibiotics that defeated infectious diseases, vaccines that prevented childhood diseases, ... More


Republican Lens: Gender, Visuality, and Experience in the Early Chinese Periodical Press

Joan Judge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520284364
eISBN:
9780520959934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284364.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is an act of redemption. It retrieves a genre of text that has been banished to the margins of scholarly inquiry but that provides unparalleled access to the complexities of the past: the ... More


Public Bodies

Joan Judge

in Republican Lens: Gender, Visuality, and Experience in the Early Chinese Periodical Press

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520284364
eISBN:
9780520959934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284364.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The nuance and insight of women’s writings is apparent in their discussion of issues related to women’s reproductive health. Chapter 4 probes the complexity of obstetrical and gynecological ... More


The End?: History-Writing in the Age of Biomedicine (and Before)

Roger Cooter and Claudia Stein

in Writing History in the Age of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186635
eISBN:
9780300189438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186635.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about history writing in the age of biomedicine. The volume presents an analysis about the history of medicine. It suggests a ... More


The Turn of the Body

Roger Cooter and Claudia Stein

in Writing History in the Age of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186635
eISBN:
9780300189438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186635.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter presents an analysis of an essay which aimed to summarize and problematize the enormous importance that came to be attached to the human body in the field of humanities during the 1980s ... More


Medicine and Its Fragments, 1945–1948

John Paul DiMoia

in Reconstructing Bodies: Biomedicine, Health, and Nation-Building in South Korea Since 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784115
eISBN:
9780804786133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784115.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the question of biomedicine versus traditional practice in Korea, tracing the gradual marginalization of the latter category by successive foreign regimes, first Japanese, and ... More


Civic Assimilation: Sanitary Life in Neighborhood Keijō

Todd A. Henry

in Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276550
eISBN:
9780520958418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276550.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how seasonal cleanups and other neighborhood campaigns aimed to link the health of individual bodies to that of the larger collective. It argues that police enforcement of ... More


Neurology in interwar Britain

Stephen T. Casper

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091926
eISBN:
9781781706992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091926.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The culture of British medicine had changed after World War I. Medicine was slowly becoming more centralised in both governance by the British state but also in the local organisation of hospital ... More


Neurology and state medicine

Stephen T. Casper

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091926
eISBN:
9781781706992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091926.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Neurology's twin programme – its scientific research and clinical practice – never found an easy alliance. The clinical work, the research, and the bureaucratic features and administrative needs of ... More


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