Book Reviews – Comptes-rendus de livres


The Canadian Bulletin of Medical History  is looking for reviewers  for the following new publications in the field of health and medical history.  Le Bulletin canadien d’histoire de la médecine est à la recherche de volontaires pour écrire les  compte-rendus des livres en histoire de la médecine et de la santé qui se trouvent listés ci-dessous.

For presses wishing to have books reviewed, please contact the editor responsible before sending books.  Les maisons d’éditions doivent contacter les responsables de la rédaction avant d’expédier un livre pour en demander la recension.

The CBMH is searching for a new review editor for English language books.  The book review editor selects new books for review or for review essays that suit the CBMH mandate, identifies and secures qualified reviewers, corresponds with reviewers and publishers, maintains a database of ongoing reviews, edits book review manuscripts in consultation with the author(s), and submits book review copy twice per year.  If interested, please contact

To review English language books, please contact:
Jenny Ellison, PhD
Mount Allison University
63D York Street, Sackville, NB
E4L 1G9
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Pour proposer des compte-rendus des livres en français, veuillez contacter:
Alexandre Klein, PhD
Faculté des sciences de la santé
Université d’Ottawa
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Books / Les livres

Anderson, Robert G W and Jean Jones, eds. The Correspondence of Joseph Black. Ashgate, 2012.

Andrews, Birdie. The Making of Modern Chinese Medicine, 1850-1960. University of British Columbia Press, 2013.

Arsdall, Anne Van, ed.  Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West- Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle. Ashgate, 2012.

Bhattacharya, Nandini. Contagion and Enclaves: Tropical Medicine in Colonial India. Liverpool University Press, 2012

Binnema, Ted. Enlightened Zeal: The Hudson’s Bay Company and Scientific Networks, 1670-1870. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Boehm, Isabelle and Nathalie Rousseau. L’Expressivité du lexique médical en Grèce et à Rome. Hommages à Françoise Skoda. Paris, Presses Universitaires de Paris-Sorbonne, 2014.

Davis, Simon. Community Mental Health in Canada: Theory, Policy and Practice. Vancouver: UBC Pres, 2013.

Doig, Noel. Setting the Record Straight: A Doctor’s Memoir of the 1962 Medicare Crisis. Saskatoon, SK: Indie Ink Publishing, 2013.

Ferngren, Gary B. Medicine and Religion. Baltimore: John’s Hopkins University Press, 2014.

Fox, Renée C. Doctors Without Borders: Humanitarian Quests, Impossible Dreams of Médecins SandFrontières. Baltimore: John’s Hopkins University Press, 2014.

Grob, Gerald N. Aging Bones: A Short History of Osteoporosis. Baltimore: John’s Hopkins University Press, 2014.

Halfmann, Drew. Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada. University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Horwitz, Allan V. Anxiety: A Short History. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.

Humphreys, Margaret. Marrow of Tragedy: The Health Crisis of the American Civil War. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.

Kim, Hoi-eun. Doctors of Empire: Medical and Cultural Encounters Between Imperial Germany and Meiji Japan. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Lachenal, Guillaume. Le médicament qui devait sauver l’Afrique. Un scandale pharmaceutique aux colonies. La Découverte – Les empêcheurs de penser en rond, 2014.

McLaren, Angus. Reproduction by Design: Sex, Robots, Trees, and Test-Tube Babies in Interwar Britain. University Of Chicago Press, 2012.

Mohr, James C. Licensed to Practice: The Supreme Court Defines the American Medical Profession. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.

Monnais,  Laurence, C. Michele Thompson and Ayo Wahlberg, eds. Southern Medicine for Southern People: Vietnamese Medicine in the Making. Cambridge, 2012.

Paul, Diane B. and Brosco, Jeffrey P. The PKU Paradox: A Short History of a Genetic Disease. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.

Rawcliffe, Carole. Urban Bodies: Communal Health in Late Medieval English Towns and Cities. Rochester, NY: Boydell & Brewer, 2013.

Richert, Lucas. Conservatism, Consumer Consumer Choice and the Food and Drug Administration during the Reagan Era: A Prescription for Scandal. New York: Lexington Books, 2014.

Shepherd, Anna. Institutionalizing the Insane in Nineteenth-Century England. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2014.

Shorter, Edward. Partnership for Excellence: Medicine at the University of Toronto and Academic Hospitals. University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Weisz, George. Chronic Disease In the Twentieth Century, A History. Baltimore: John’s Hopkins University Press, 2014.