Medicine in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

Medicine in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

by Roger Cooter
     
 

ISBN-10: 9057024799

ISBN-13: 9789057024795

Pub. Date: 09/01/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

During the twentieth century, medicine has been radically transformed and powerfully transformative. In 1900, western medicine was important to philanthropy and public health, but it was marginal to the state, the industrial economy and the welfare of most individuals. It is now central to these aspects of life. Our prospects seem increasingly dependent on the

Overview

During the twentieth century, medicine has been radically transformed and powerfully transformative. In 1900, western medicine was important to philanthropy and public health, but it was marginal to the state, the industrial economy and the welfare of most individuals. It is now central to these aspects of life. Our prospects seem increasingly dependent on the progress of bio-medical sciences and genetic technologies which promise to reshape future generations.
The editors of Medicine in the Twentieth Century have commissioned over forty authoritative essays, written by historical specialists but intended for general audiences. Some concentrate on the political economy of medicine and health as it changed from period to period and varied between countries, others focus on understandings of the body, and a third set of essays explores transformations in some of the theatres of medicine and the changing experiences of different categories of practitioners and patients.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789057024795
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
776
Sales rank:
815,815
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction
Section II: Power
1. Production, Community and Consumption: The Politcal Economy of Twentieth Century Medicine
2. The Golden Age of Medicine? Science and Medicine, 1880-2000
3. Health and Medicine in Interwar Europe
4. Soviet Medicine
5. Colonial Medicine
6. Health and Healthcare in the Progressive Era
7. History of Post-Colonial Medicine
8. Medicine and Counter-Culture
9. Medicine and the Welfare State 1930-1970
10. The Pharmaceutical Industry in the Twentieth Century
11. Medicine, Technology and Industry
12. Welfare StatesSection III: Bodies1. The Historiographical Body
2. The Healthy Body
3. The Industrial Body
4. The 'Third World Body'
5. The Temporal Body
6. The Sexual Body
7. The Reproductive Body
8. The Psychological Body
9. The Psychoanalytic body
10. The Psychiatric Body
11. The Diseased Body
12. The Disabled Body
13. The Genetic Body
14. The Analyzed Body
15. The Experimental Body
16. The Ethical Body
17. The Dead Body
Section IV: Experiences1. Media
2. Hospitals
3. Nurses
4. Health Workers
5. Going to the Doctor
6. Childbirth and Maternity
7. Children's Experience of Illness
8. Wars
9. Supported Lives
10. Old Age
11. Mental Illness
12. Surgeons
13. Cancer
14. AIDS and Patient/Support Groups
15. Malaria
16. The Chinese Experience

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