Bulletin of the History of Medicine

Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Volume 80, Number 1, Spring 2006

CONTENTS

Articles

    Chakrabarti, Pratik.
  • "Neither of meate nor drinke, but what the Doctor alloweth": Medicine amidst War and Commerce in Eighteenth-Century Madras
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    Subject Headings:
    • Medicine -- India -- Madras -- History -- 18th century.
    • East India Company -- History -- 18th century.
    • Madras (India) -- Commerce -- History -- 18th century.
    • War -- Medical aspects.
    Abstract:
      Madras in the eighteenth century was a site of continuous warfare sparked mostly by trading interests. This paper studies how these influences of hostility and commerce shaped the medical establishment of the English East India Company. It begins by analyzing the struggle of the medical establishment to cope with military and logistical requirements; it then shows how the Coromandel trade provided a peculiar dynamic to the practice of medicine in Madras. By aligning the history of medicine with that of trade, the paper traces the parallel trajectories of intellectual and material wealth. The development of modern medicine is seen as a process of adjusting to and engaging with diverse ideas and items—sometimes co-opting them, sometimes realigning them in new modes of production.
    Keywords:
      Madras, "black doctor," surgeon, Country trade, bazaar, Tanjore pills, Coromandel, hospital, English East India Company
    Hochmuth, Christian.
  • Patterns of Medical Culture in Colonial Bengal, 1835-1880
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    Subject Headings:
    • Medical education -- India -- Bengal -- History -- 19th century.
    • Medicine -- Practice -- India -- Bengal -- History -- 19th century.
    • Medical College of Bengal -- History -- 19th century.
    • University of Calcutta. Medical College -- History -- 19th century.
    Abstract:
      Scholars of colonial medicine have not paid sufficient attention to the role of indigenous practitioners educated in scientific medicine. This paper examines the context of education in scientific medicine through a number of medical texts written by indigenous authors; it also analyzes the in-patient and out-patient work of indigenous practitioners in government dispensaries by means of yearly dispensary reports, a resource that has hitherto not been researched systematically. Such an analysis offers valuable insights into the way that scientific medicine was accommodated by the local environment, and was combined with principles of indigenous medicine.
    Keywords:
      colonial medical education, colonial medicine, indigenous medicine, medical pluralism, accommodation, authority, hybridity
    Schlich, Thomas.
  • Trauma Surgery and Traffic Policy in Germany in the 1930s: A Case Study in the Coevolution of Modern Surgery and Society
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wounds and injuries -- Surgery -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
    • Transportation, Automotive -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
    Abstract:
      This paper analyzes how in Germany in the first half of the twentieth century the development of surgery and modern automobile traffic were intertwined. It describes the mutual influence of traffic policy and trauma surgery under the conditions of National Socialist politics of modernization. This coevolutionary development provides an example of how the rise of much of modern surgery can be better understood by taking into account other, nonmedical developments in society.
    Keywords:
      trauma surgery, orthopedic surgery, traffic policy, National Socialism, surgery, medicalization
    Snelders, Stephen,
    Kaplan, Charles.
    Pieters, Toine,
  • On Cannabis, Chloral Hydrate, and Career Cycles of Psychotrophic Drugs in Medicine
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    Subject Headings:
    • Cannabis -- Therapeutic use -- History.
    • Chloral -- History.
    • Psychotropic drugs -- History.

Review Article

    Kushner, Howard I.
  • Taking Biology Seriously: The Next Task for Historians of Addiction?
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    Subject Headings:
    • Tracy, Sarah W., 1963-, ed. Altering American consciousness: the history of alcohol and drug use in the United States, 1800-2000.
    • Acker, Caroline Jean, 1947-, ed.
    • Erlen, Jonathon, 1946-, ed. Federal drug control: the evolution of policy and practice.
    • Spillane, Joseph F., ed.
    • Alcoholism -- United States -- History.
    • Drugs of abuse -- Law and legislation -- United States.

News and Events

Media Reviews

    Brown, Julie K.
  • UCLA Collects! Bodies of Knowledge (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • University of California, Los Angeles. Fowler Museum of Cultural History. UCLA Collects! Bodies of Knowledge [exhibition]
    • Body, Human -- Exhibitions.
    McLeary, Erin Hunter.
  • Quack, Quack, Quack: The Sellers of Nostrums in Prints, Posters, Ephemera, and Books (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Helfand, William H., cur. Quack, quack, quack: the sellers of nostrums in prints, posters, ephemera and books [exhibition]
    • Ittmann, John W., cur.
    • Philadelphia Museum of Art.
    • Helfand, William H. Quack, quack, quack: the sellers of nostrums in prints, posters, ephemera & books: an exhibition on the frequently excessive & flamboyant seller of nostrums as shown in prints, posters, caricatures, books, pamphlets, advertisements & other graphic arts over the last five centuries.
    • Quacks and quackery -- Exhibitions.
    • Quacks and quackery -- History.

Essay Review

    Weisz, George.
  • Making Medical History
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    Subject Headings:
    • Huisman, Frank, ed. Locating medical history: the stories and their meanings.
    • Warner, John Harley, 1953-, ed.
    • Medicine -- Historiography.

Book Reviews

    Ziegler, Joseph,
  • Health, Sickness, Medicine and the Friars in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Montford, Angela, 1938- Health, sickness, medicine and the friars in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
    • Medicine, Medieval -- Europe.
    Arrizabalaga, Jon.
  • The Black Death, 1346-1353: The Complete History (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Benedictow, Ole Jørgen. Black Death, 1346-1353: the complete history.
    • Black Death -- History.
    Gelfand, Toby,
  • Women's Medical Work in Early Modern France (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Broomhall, Susan. Women's medical work in early modern France.
    • Medicine -- France -- History -- 16th century.
    Fissell, Mary Elizabeth.
  • Medical Conflicts in Early Modern London: Patronage, Physicians, and Irregular Practitioners, 1550-1640 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Pelling, Margaret. Medical conflicts in early modern London: patronage, physicians, and irregular practitioners, 1550-1640.
    • White, Frances.
    • Medicine -- England -- London -- History -- 16th century.
    Lawrence, Christopher,
  • The Knife Man: The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father of Modern Surgery (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Moore, Wendy, 1952- Knife man: the extraordinary life and times of John Hunter, father of modern surgery.
    • Hunter, John, 1728-1793.
    Broman, Thomas Hoyt.
  • Krankenhaus und lokale Politik, 1770-1850: Das Beispiel Düsseldorf (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Dross, Fritz. Krankenhaus und lokale Politik 1770-1850: das Beispiel Düsseldorf.
    • Hospitals -- Germany -- Düsseldorf -- History.
    Duffin, Jacalyn.
  • François Blanchet. Vol. 1, L'étudiant et le savant (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Castonguay, Stéphane. François Blanchet.
    • Limoges, Camille.
    • Blanchet, François Xavier, 1776-1830.
    Walters, Ronald G.
  • Venereal Disease and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Lowry, Thomas P. (Thomas Power), 1932- Venereal disease and the Lewis and Clark expedition.
    • Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)
    Fett, Sharla M.
  • Doctoring the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Stowe, Steven M., 1946- Doctoring the South: southern physicians and everyday medicine in the mid-nineteenth century.
    • Medicine -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
    Schroeder-Lein, Glenna R.,
  • Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in Civil War America (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Schultz, Jane E. Women at the front: hospital workers in Civil War America.
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Hospitals.
    Sohn, Anton P. (Anton Phillip)
  • Bleed, Blister, and Purge: A History of Medicine on the American Frontier (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Steele, Volney. Bleed, blister, and purge: a history of medicine on the American frontier.
    • Medicine -- West (U.S.) -- History.
    Baldwin, Peter.
  • Bodily Matters: The Anti-Vaccination Movement in England, 1853-1907 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Durbach, Nadja, 1971- Bodily matters: the anti-vaccination movement in England, 1853-1907.
    • Smallpox -- Vaccination -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
    Vrettos, Athena,
  • Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Frawley, Maria H., 1961- Invalidism and identity in nineteenth-century Britain.
    • Chronic diseases -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
    Courtwright, David T.,
  • A History of Cocaine: The Mystery of Coca Java and the Kew Plant (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Karch, Steven B. History of cocaine: the mystery of coca java and the kew plant.
    • Coca industry -- Indonesia -- History -- 19th century.
    Kay, Gwen.
  • A History of Nonprescription Product Regulation (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Pray, W. Steven. History of nonprescription product regulation.
    • Drugs, Nonprescription -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
    Killingray, David.
  • Fever of War: The Influenza Epidemic in the U.S. Army during World War I (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Byerly, Carol R. Fever of war: the influenza epidemic in the U.S. Army during World War I.
    • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 -- Europe.
    Nájera, Jose A.
  • La acción médico-social contra el paludismo en la España metropolitana y colonial del siglo XX (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Rodríguez Ocaña, Esteban. Acción médico-social contra el paludismo en la España metropolitana y colonial del siglo XX.
    • Malaria -- Treatment -- Spain -- History -- 20th century.
    Frantz, Janet Elizabeth.
  • Carville: Remembering Leprosy in America (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Gaudet, Marcia G. Carville: remembering leprosy in America.
    • National Hansen's Disease Programs Center (U.S.) -- History.
    Pytell, Timothy.
  • Jung Stripped Bare by His Biographers, Even (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Shamdasani, Sonu, 1962- Jung stripped bare by his biographers, even.
    • Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961.
    Makari, George J.
  • Reinventing Depression: A History of the Treatment of Depression in Primary Care, 1940-2004 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Callahan, Christopher M. Reinventing depression: a history of the treatment of depression in primary care, 1940-2004.
    • Berrios, G. E.
    • Depression, Mental -- Treatment -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
    Borck, Cornelius.
  • Brain and Visual Perception: The Story of a Twenty-Five-Year Collaboration (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hubel, David H. Brain and visual perception: the story of a 25-year collaboration.
    • Wiesel, Torsten N.
    • Visual pathways.
    Calmes, Selma Harrison.
  • Careers in Anesthesiology: Autobiographical Memoirs. Vol. 8 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Caton, Donald, 1937-, ed. Careers in anesthesiology: autobiographical memoirs.
    • McGoldrick, Kathryn E., ed.
    • Anesthesiologits -- Biography.
    Putnam, Constance E.,
  • Teaching Tomorrow's Medicine Today: The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1963-2003 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Niss, Barbara. Teaching tomorrow's medicine today: the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1963-2003.
    • Aufses, Arthur H.
    • Mount Sinai School of Medicine -- History.
    Guerrini, Anita,
  • Beasts of the Earth: Animals, Humans, and Disease (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Torrey, E. Fuller (Edwin Fuller), 1937- Beasts of the earth: animals, humans, and disease.
    • Yolken, Robert H.
    • Zoonoses -- Popular works.
    López, José.
  • Biomedicine and the Human Condition: Challenges, Risks, and Rewards (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Sargent, Michael G., 1943- Biomedicine and the human condition: challenges, risks, and rewards.
    • Health -- Philosophy.
    Löwy, Ilana,
  • Interferon: The Science and Selling of a Miracle Drug (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Pieters, Toine, 1960- Interferon: the science and selling of a miracle drug.
    • Interferon -- History.
    Fox, Daniel M.
  • NHS plc: The Privatisation of Our Health Care (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Pollock, Allyson. NHS plc: the privatisation of our health care.
    • Leys, Colin.
    • Great Britain. National Health Service.
    Jones, Greta.
  • Patients, Potions, and Physicians: A Social History of Medicine in Ireland, 1654-2004 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Farmar, Tony. Patients, potions, and physicians: a social history of medicine in Ireland, 1654-2004.
    • Medicine -- Ireland -- History -- 17th century.
    Quadagno, Jill S.
  • Health Security for All: Dreams of Universal Health Care in America (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Derickson, Alan. Health security for all: dreams of universal health care in America.
    • Right to health care -- United States -- History.
    Gilman, Sander L.
  • Was ist Medizin? Westliche und östliche Wege der Heilkunst (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Unschuld, Paul U. (Paul Ulrich), 1943- Was ist Medizin?: westliche und östliche Wege der Heilkunst.
    • Medicine -- Philosophy -- History.

Book Notes

    Wilson, Renate,
    Packard, Randall M.,
    Fissell, Mary Elizabeth.
  • Book Notes
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    Subject Headings:
    • Friedrich, Christoph, ed. Apotheker und Universität.
    • Müller-Jahncke, Wolf-Dieter, ed.
    • Conrad, Lawrence I., 1949-, ed. Women and modern medicine.
    • Hardy, Anne, Dr., ed.
    • Children's Hospital (Boston, Mass.). Archives Program. Children's Hospital Boston.

Books Received




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