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.

Books for review (English)
Livres à recenser (français)

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.


Books for review (English)


Last updated: February 7, 2017

To review English language books, please contact:
James E. Moran, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, History Department
University of Prince Edward Island
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Abraham, Thomas. Polio: The Odyssey of Eradication. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Appleby, David and Andrew Hopper. Battle Scarred: Mortality, Medical Care and Military Welfare in the British Civil Wars. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Barnes, David. The Great Stink of Paris and the Nineteenth-Century Struggle against Filth and Germs. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.

Barr, Rebecca Anne, Sylvie Kleiman-Lafton and Sophie Vasset. Bellies, Bowels and Entrails in the Eighteenth Century. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Amar, Zohar, and Efraim Lev. Arabian Drugs in Early Medieval Mediterranean Medicine. Edinburgh University Press, 2018.

Berco, Cristain. From Body to Community: Venereal Disease and Society in Baroque Spain. University of Toronto Press, 2016.

Bisbee, Cynthia Carson, Paul Bisbee, Erika Dyck, Patrick Farrell, James Sexton and James Spisak. Psychedelic Prophets: The Letters of Aldous Huxley and Humphry Osmond. McGill Queen’s University Press, 2018.

Bonah, Christian, David Cantor and Anja Laukötter (eds.). Health Education Films in the Twentieth Century. Rochester University Press, 2018.

Bourke, Joanna. The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Bristow, Nancy. American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Brooks, Jane. Negotiating Nursing: British Army Sisters and Soldiers in the Second World War. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Burghardt, Madeline. Broken: Institutions, Families, and the Construction of Intellectual Disability. McGill Queen’s University Press, 2018.

Burney, Ian & Neil Pemberton. Murder and the Making of English CSI. Johns Hopkins, 2016.

Carstairs, Catherine, Bethany Philpott and Sara Wilmshurst. Be Wise! Be Healthy! Morality and Citizenship in Canadian Public Health Campaigns. University of British Columbia Press, 2018.

Cavallo, Sandra and Tessa Storey, Conserving Health in Early Modern Culture: Bodies and Environments in Italy and England. Manchester University Press, 2017.

Cavanaugh, T.A. Hippocrates’ Oath and Asclepius Snake: The Birth of the Medical Profession. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Chieko, Nakajima. Body, Society, and Nation: The Creation of Public Health nad Urban Culture in Shanghai. Harvard University Press, 2018.

Chircop, John and Francisco Javier Martinez, Mediterranean quarantines, 1750-1914. Manchester University Press, 2018.

Clark, David. To Comfort Always: A History of Palliative Medicine Since the Nineteenth Century. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Connor, Jennifer and Katherine Side. The Grenfell Medical Mission and American Support in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1890s-1940s. McGill Queen’s University Press, 2018.

Durnin, David and Ian Miller (Eds.). Medicine, Health and Irish Experiences of Conflict, 1914-1945. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Evans, Bonnie. The Metamorphosis of Autism: A History of Child Development in Britain. Manchester University Press, 2017.

Foxhall, Katherine. Health, Medicine and the Sea: Australian Voyages, c. 1815-60. Manchester University Press, 2016.

Glassford, Sarah, Mobilizing Mercy: A History of the Canadian Red Cross. McGill Queen’s University Press, 2017.

Hanley, James. Healthy Boundaries: Property, Law, and Public Health in England and Wales, 1815-1872. Rochester University Press, 2016.

Hobbins, Peter. Venomous Encounters: Snakes, Vivisection and Scientific Medicine in Colonial Australia. Manchester University Press, 2017.

Hogan, Andrew. Life Histories of Genetic Disease. Johns Hopkins, 2016.

Horowitz, Alan. PTSD: A Short History. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.

Humphries, Mark Osborne. A Weary Road: Shell Shock in the Canadian Expeditionary Force: 1814-1918. University of Toronto Press, 2018.

Humphreys, Margaret. Marrow of Tragedy: The Health Crisis of the American Civil War. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.

Hunter, Mary. The Face of Medicine: Visualizing Medical Masculinities in Late Nineteenth-Century Paris. Manchester University Press, 2017.

Jackson, Mark. A Global History of Medicine. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Jackson, Mark. The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Jacobs, Charlotte DeCroes. Jonas Salk: A Life. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Jones, Claire. Rethinking Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures, 1820-1939. Manchester University Press, 2017.

Kazanjian, Powel. Frederick Novy and the Development of Bacteriology in Medicine. Rutgers University Press, 2017.

Kelly, Laura. Irish Women in Medicine, c. 1880s-1920s: Origins, Education and Careers. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Kim, Hoi-eun. Doctors of Empire: Medical and Cultural Encounters between Imperial Germany and Meiji Japan. University of Toronto Press, 2016.

King, Stephen. Sickness, Medical Welfare and the English Poor, 1750-1834. Manchester University Press, 2018.

Krotz, Larry. Diagnosing the Legacy: The Discovery, Research, and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Indigenous Youth. University of Manitoba Press, 2018.

Lamb, S.D. Pathologist of the Mind: Adolf Meyer and the Origins of American Psychiatry. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.

Kushner, Howard. On the Other Hand: Left Hand, Right Brain, Mental Disorder and History. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.

Lachenal, Guillaume. The Lomidine Files: The Untold Story of a Medical Disaster in Colonial Africa. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.

Lang, Birgit, Joy Damousi, and Alison Lewis. A History of the Case Study: Sexology, Psychoanalysis and Literature. Manchester University Press, 2017.

Mangham, Andrew and Daniel Lea. The Male Body in Medicine and Literature. Oxford University Press, 2018.

McDonagh, Patrick, C.F. Goodey and Tim Stainton. Intellectual Disability: A Conceptual History, 1200-1900. Manchester University Press, 2018.

McKellar Shelley. Artificial Hearts: The Allure and Ambivalence of a Controversial Medical Technology. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.

McKeown, J.C. A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the Healing Arts of Greece and Rome. Oxford University Press, 2017

Metzler, Irina. Fools and Idiots? Intellectual Disability in the Middle Ages. Manchester University Press, 2018.

Meyer, Manuella, Reasoning against Madness: Psychiatry and the State in Rio de Janeiro, 1830-1944. Rochester University Press, 2017.

Michaels, Paula. Lamaze: An International History. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Milne, Ida. Stacking the Coffins: Influenza, War and Revolution in Ireland, 1918-19. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Montgomery, Adam. The Invisible Injured: Psychological Trauma in the Canadian Military from the First World War to Afghanistan. McGill Queen’s University Press, 2017.

Neswald, Elizabeth, David Smith and Ulrike Thoms (eds). Setting Nutritional Standards: Theory, Policies, Practices. Rochester University Press. 2017.

Newton, Hannah. Misery to Mirth: Recovery from Illness in Early Modern England. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Nguyen, Thuy. Childbirth, Maternity, and Medical Pluralism in French Colonial Vietnam, 1880-1945. Rochester University Press, 2016.

Raddin, Jennifer. Melancholic Habits: Burton’s Anatomy and the Mind Sciences. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Rosental, Paul-André (ed.). Silicosis: A World History. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.

Roy, Rohan Deb and N.A. Guy. Locating the Medical: Explorations in South Asian History. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Sáenz, Lu Maria Hernàndez, Carving a Niche: The Medical Profession in Mexico, 1800-1870. McGill Queen’s University Press, 2018.

Seed, David, Stephen Kenny and Chris Williams (Eds.). Life and Limb: Perspectives on the American Civil War. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Shorter, Edward and Max Fink. The Madness of Fear: A History of Catatonia. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Simpson, Julian. Migrant Architects of the Nhs: South Asian Doctors and the Making of British General Practice. Manchester University Press, 2017.

Sivaramakrishan, Kavita. As the World Ages: Rethinking a Demographic Crisis. Harvard University Press, 2018.

Snelders, Stephen. Leprosy and Colonialism: Suriname under Dutch Rule, 1750-1950. Manchester University Press, 2017.

Soyoung, Suh. Naming the Local: Medicine, Language, and Identity in Korea Since the Fifteenth Century. Harvard University Press, 2017.

Tompkins, Alannah. Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalism, 1780-1890. Manchester University Press, 2017.

Trent, James. Inventing the Feeble Mind: A History of Intellectual Disability in the United States. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Turner, David and Daniel Blackie. Disability in the Industrial Revolution. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Udwadia, Farokh Erach. Tabiyat. Medicine and Healing in India. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Verbugge, Martha. Active Bodies: A History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Walshe, Thomas. Neurological Concepts in Ancient Greek Medicine. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Wall, L. Lewis. Tears for my Sisters: The Tragedy of Obstetric Fistula. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.

Woloshyn, Tania Anne. Soaking up the Rays: Light Therapy and Visual Culture in Britain, c. 1890-1940. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Wolf, Jacqueline. Cesarean Section: An American History of Risk, Technology and Consequence. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.


Livres à recenser (français)


Date de la dernière modification: février 14, 2018

Pour proposer des compte-rendus des livres en français, veuillez contacter:
Alexandre Klein, Ph.D.
Chercheur postdoctoral
Département des sciences historiques
Université Laval - Québec
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Aussel Michel, 2016, Le docteur Ange Guépin. Nantes, du saint-simonisme à la République, PUR.

Baschet Jérôme, Corps et âmes. Une histoire de la personne au Moyen Âge, Flammarion, 2016.

Betta Emmanuel, L'autre Genèse. Histoire de la fécondation artificielle, Hermann, 2017

Boudon Millot Véronique et Serena Buzzi (éd.), Guérison, religion et raison : de la médecine hippocratique aux neurosciences, Boccard, 2017.

Bouhdiba Sofiane, 2016, Pavillon jaune. Histoire de la quarantaine, de la Peste à Ebola, L’Harmattan.

Cahen Fabrice, Gouverner les mœurs. La lutte contre l’avortement en France, 1890-1950, Ined, 2016.

Chandelier Joël, Avicenne et la médecine en Italie. Le Canon dans les universités (1200-1350), Honoré Champion, 2017.

Cherici Céline (éd.), 2016, Anatomophysiologie du cerveau et du cervelet chez Vincenzo Malacarne (1744-1816), Hermann.

d’Abovillle Ombline et Frédérique Malotaux, Le Grand Hotêl Dieu de Lyon, Libel, 2016.

Delaporte Sophie, Visages de guerre - Les gueules cassées, de la guerre de Sécession à nos jours, Belin, 2017.

Delphine Gardey et Marilène Vuille (dir.), Les sciences du désir. La sexualité féminine de la psychanalyse aux neurosciences, Éditions Le bord de l'eau, 2017.

Diouf Mame Sow, Le médecin hippocratique. Aux sources de la médecine moderne, Les Belles-lettres, 2017.

Fardeau Michel, Passion neurologie. Jules et Augusta Dejerine, Odile Jacob, 2017.

Freud Sigmund et Eugen Bleuler, Lettres 1904-1937, Gallimard, 2016.

Géniaux Charles, Les rebouteux du Morbihan en 1900, Stephane Batigne, 2016.

Germain Michel A., Les tables d'opération. De l'Antiquité à nos jours, L’Harmattan, 2016.

Gildas Brégain, Pour une histoire du handicap au XXe siècle. Approches transnationales (Europe et Amériques), PUR, 2018.

Grulier Jean-Claude, Eugène Minkowski. Philosophe de la psychiatrie, L’harmattan, 2017.

Hannotin Denis, Chirurgien de Napoléon III. Auguste Nélaton (1807-1873), L’Harmattan, 2016.

Henri Ellenberger, Ethno-psychiatrie, ENS Éditions, 2017.

Labrude Pierre, Bernard Legras, Laetitia Mezzarobba, Christophe Richard, La faculté de médecine et l'école de pharmacie de Nancy pendant la Grande Guerre, Gerard Louis, 2016.

LOISON Laurent et Michel MORANGE (dir.), L'invention de la régulation génétique. Les Nobels 1965 (Jacob, Lwoff, Monod) et le modèle de l'opéron dans l'histoire de la biologie, Rue d’ULM, 2017.

Maud Ternon, Juger les fous au Moyen Âge, PUF, 2017.

Ménissier Patricia, 2016, Être mère. XVIIIe-XXIe siècle, CNRS

Michel Kokoreff, Anne Coppel, Michel Peraldi (dir.), La catastrophe invisible. Histoire sociale de l'héroïne (France, années 1950-2000), 2017.

M.-L. Monfort, Janus Cornarius et la redécouverte d'Hippocrate à la Renaissance, Brepols, 2017.

Monnier Sophie et Karen Fiorentino (dir.), Les archives hospitalières. Regards croisés, L’Harmattan, 2016.

Patrice Debré, Robert Debré, une vocation française, Paris, Odile Jacob, 2017.

Samama Evelyne, La médecine de guerre en Grèce ancienne, Brepols, 2017

SCHEID John, Marilyn NICOUD, Didier BOISSEUIL et Joël COSTE, Le thermalisme. Approches historiques et archéologiques d’un phénomène culturel et médical, CNRS Éditions, 2015.

Scribonius Largus, Compositions médicales, Belles-lettres, 2016.

Thifault, MC, Perreault, I, Klein, A., (dir). L'archive psychiatrique, Santé mentale au Québec - Volume XLI, numéro 2, 2016.

Waller John, Les danseurs fous de Strasbourg. Une épidémie de transe collective en 1518, La Nuée Bleue, 2016.