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Locating Medical History
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The issues constituting the history of medicine are consequential: how societies organize health care, how individuals or 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 eminent 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 choices 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. Chapters explore the early history of the field, its transformations since the 1970s, and its prospects for the future. With diverse constituencies, a multiplicity of approaches, styles, and aims is both expected and desired. This volume locates medical history within itself and within larger historiographic trends, to provide a springboard for discussions about what the history of medicine should be, and what aims it should serve. Contributors: Olga Amsterdamska, University of Amsterdam; Warwick Anderson, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Allan M. Brandt, Harvard Medical School; Theodore M. Brown, University of Rochester; Roger Cooter, University College London; Martin Dinges, Institut f

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
  1. 1 Medical Histories
  2. pp. 1-30
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  1. PART I: Traditions
  1. 2 To Whom Does Medical History Belong? Johann Moehsen, Kurt Sprengel, and the Problem of Origins in Collective Memory
  2. pp. 33-52
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  1. 3 Charles Daremberg, His Friend
  2. pp. 53-73
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  1. 4 Bildung in a Scientific Age: Julius Pagel, Max Neuburger, and the Cultural History of Medicine
  2. pp. 74-94
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  1. 5 Karl Sudhoff and ‘‘the Fall’’ of German Medical History
  2. pp. 95-114
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  1. 6 Ancient Medicine: From Berlin to Baltimore
  2. pp. 115-138
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  1. 7 Using Medical History to Shape a Profession: The Ideals of William Osler and Henry E. Sigerist
  2. pp. 139-164
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  1. PART II: A Generation Reviewed
  1. 8 ‘‘Beyond the Great Doctors’’ Revisited: A Generation of the ‘‘New’’ Social History of Medicine
  2. pp. 167-193
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  1. 9 The Historiography of Medicine in the United Kingdom
  2. pp. 194-208
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  1. 10 Social History of Medicine in Germany and France in the Late Twentieth Century: From the History of Medicine toward a History of Health
  2. pp. 209-236
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  1. 11 Trading Zones or Citadels? Professionalization and Intellectual Change in the History of Medicine
  2. pp. 237-261
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  1. 12 The Power of Norms: Georges Canguilhem, Michel Foucault, and the History of Medicine
  2. pp. 262-284
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  1. 13 Postcolonial Histories of Medicine
  2. pp. 285-306
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  1. PART III: After the Cultural Turn
  1. 14 ‘‘Framing’’ the End of the Social History of Medicine
  2. pp. 309-337
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  1. 15 The Social Construction of Medical Knowledge
  2. pp. 338-363
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  1. 16 Making Meaning from the Margins: The New Cultural History of Medicine
  2. pp. 364-389
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  1. 17 Cultural History and Social Activism: Scholarship, Identities, and the Intersex Rights Movement
  2. pp. 390-409
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  1. 18 Transcending the Two Cultures in Biomedicine: The History of Medicine and History in Medicine
  2. pp. 410-431
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  1. 19 A Hippocratic Triangle: History, Clinician-Historians, and Future Doctors
  2. pp. 432-449
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  1. 20 Medical History for the General Reader
  2. pp. 450-459
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  1. 21 From Analysis to Advocacy: Crossing Boundaries as a Historian of Health Policy
  2. pp. 460-484
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 485-489
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 491-507
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