New issue – Bulletin for the History of Medicine

The latest issue of the Bulletin for the History of Medicine contains a number of articles that might be of interest to H-Madness readers, including a piece by Beth Linker on “The Borderland of Medical and Disability History” (followed by two comments by Daniel J. Wilson and Julie Livingston), and an article by David Wright et al. about mental asylums in Victorian Canada.

The complete table of contents is below:

Table of Contents

Editors’ Note
Positioning Paper
“On the Borderland of Medical and Disability History: A Survey of the Fields”
Beth Linker
Daniel J. Wilson
Catherine Kudlick

Julie Livingston

“The Invention of Infertility in the Classical Greek World: Medicine, Divinity, and Gender”
Rebecca Flemming

“Dying to Get Out of the Asylum: Mortality and Madness in Four Mental Hospitals in Victorian Canada, c. 1841–1891”
David Wright, Laurie Jacklin, and Tom Themeles

“Benevolent Tyranny of Biostatistics: Public Administration and the Promotion of Biostatistics at the National Institutes of Health, 1946–1970”
Sejal Patel

“Plow, Town, and Gown: The Politics of Family Practice in 1960s America”
Dominique Tobbell

News and Events

Book Reviews
Anthony Cerulli. Somatic Lessons: Narrating Patienthood and Illness in Indian Medical Literature
Reviewer: Hartmut Scharfe

Esther Cohen, Leona Toker, Manuela Consonni, and Otniel E. Dror, eds. Knowledge and Pain
Reviewer: Joanna Bourke

John Parascandola. King of Poisons: A History of Arsenic
Reviewer: P. W. J. Bartrip

Sylvia A. Pamboukian. Doctoring the Novel: Medicine and Quackery from Shelley to Doyle
Reviewer: Michael Brown

Nancy Cervetti. S. Weir Mitchell, 1829–1914: Philadelphia’s Literary Physician
Reviewer: Helen L. Horowitz

<>Guy R. Hasegawa. Mending Broken Soldiers: The Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs
Reviewer: J. T. H. Connor

Pratik Chakrabarti. Bacteriology in British India: Laboratory Medicine and the Tropics
Reviewer: Christoph Gradmann

Marian Moser Jones. The American Red Cross from Clara Barton to the New Deal
Reviewer: Julia F. Irwin

David S. Jones. Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care
Reviewer: Allen B. Weisse

Paul Starr. Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform
Reviewer: Daniel M. Fox

Guenter B. Risse. Plague, Fear, and Politics in San Francisco’s Chinatown
Reviewer: Myron Echenberg

<>William C. Summers. The Great Manchurian Plague of 1910–1911: The Geopolitics of an Epidemic Disease
Reviewer: Carol A. Benedict

Beth Linker. Warʼs Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America
Reviewer: Jeffrey S. Reznick

Sarah G. Mars. The Politics of Addiction: Medical Conflict and Drug Dependence in England since the 1960s
Reviewer: Stephen Snelders

Kaushik Sunder Rajan, ed. Lively Capital: Biotechnologies, Ethics, and Governance in Global Markets
Reviewer: Todd Meyers

Jonathan Kahn. Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in a Post-Genomic Age
Reviewer: Anne Pollock

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