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The Pursuit of Happiness

Mark Jackson

in The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199588626
eISBN:
9780191750779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588626.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

As the scientific credibility of biological theories of stress declined, Hans Selye turned to public lectures, media appearances, and popular publications to promote his concept of stress to the ... More


Water cure, regimen and healthy living

Jane M. Adams

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095696
eISBN:
9781781708439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095696.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The popularity of water cures was related to broader health cultures including concerns over the impact of urbanisation and industrialisation on health. Around mid-century water cures were adapted to ... More


Reconceiving the Pill: From Revolutionary Therapeutic to Lifestyle Drug

Elizabeth Siegel Watkins

in Therapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals and Social Change in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390734
eISBN:
9780226390901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390901.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Although much ink was spilt in the 1960s either crediting or blaming the pill for fomenting sexual revolution, it is clear from the historical record that the pill played only a supporting role as ... More


Afterword: Making ‘the Medical’

Mark Harrison

in Locating the Medical: Explorations in South Asian History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199486717
eISBN:
9780199092093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199486717.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This Afterword reflects on the creation of the category of ‘the medical’ and how it came to be inscribed in India during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It argues that the main factors ... More


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