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 18, 2019

To review English language books, please contact:
Whitney Wood, PhD
AMS Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of History
University of Calgary
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Abel, Emily K. Prelude to Hospice: Florence Wauld, Dying People, and their Families. Rutgers University Press, 2018.

Adamson, Peter (ed.). Health: A History. Oxford University Press, 2019.

Afkhami, Amir A. A Modern Contagion: Imperialism and Public Health in Iran’s Age of Cholera. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.

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

Archer, Seth. Sharks upon the Land: Colonialism, Indigenous Health, and Culture in Hawai’I, 1778-1855. Cambridge 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.

Batza, Katie. Before AIDS: Gay Health Politics in the 1970s. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.

Barber, P.W. Psychedelic Revolutionaries: LSD and the Birth of Hallucinogenic Research. University of Regina Press, 2018.

Baum, Emily. The Invention of Madness: State, Society, and the Insane in Modern China. University of Chicago Press, 2018.

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

Bonea, Amelia, Melissa Dickson, Sally Shuttleworth, and Jennifer Wallis (eds.). Anxious Times: Medicine and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019.

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.

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

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.

Connolly, Cynthia A. Children and Drug Safety: Balancing Risk and Protection in Twentieth-Century America. Rutgers University Press, 2018.

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

Cowgill, Brittany. Rest Uneasy: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in Twentieth-Century America. Rutgers University Press, 2018.

Crawford, Matthew James and Joseph M. Gabriel (eds.). Drugs on the Page: Pharmacopoeias and Healing Knowledge in the Early Modern Atlantic World. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019.

Dacome, Lucia. Malleable Anatomies: Models, Makers, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Doroshow, Deborah Blythe. Emotionally Disturbed: A History of Caring for America’s Troubled Children. University of Chicago Press, 2019.

Gallagher, Noelle. Itch, Clap, Pox: Venereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination. Yale University Press, 2019.

Geroulanos, Stefanos and Todd Meyers. The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War. University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Greenlees, Janet. When the Air Became Important: A Social History of the New England and Lancashire Textile Industries. Rutgers University Press, 2019.

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.

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.

Jones-Imohtep, Edward and Tina Adcock (eds.). Made Modern: Science and Technology in Canadian History. University of British Columbia Press, 2018.

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

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

Kline, Wendy. Coming Home: How Midwives Changed Birth. Oxford University Press, 2019.

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

Leong, Elaine. Recipes and Everyday Knowledge: Medicine, Science and the Household in Early Modern England. University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Littlefield, Melissa M. Instrumental Intimacy: EEG Wearables and Neuroscientific Control. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.

Liskova, Katerina. Sexual Revolution Socialist Style. Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Lowy, Ilana. Tangled Diagnoses: Prenatal Testing, Women, and Risk. University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Mackowiak, Philip A. Patients as Art: Forty Thousand Years of Medical History in Drawings, Paintings, and Sculpture. Oxford University Press, 2018.

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

McCallum, Mary Jane Logan and Adele Perry. Structures of Indifference: An Indigenous Life and Death in a Canadian City. University of Manitoba Press, 2018.

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

McNamara, Trent. Birth Control and American Modernity: A History of Popular Ideas. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

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

Meyer, Jessica. An Unequal Burden: The Men of the Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War. Oxford University Press, 2019.

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

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

Mitchinson, Wendy. Fighting Fat: Canada, 1920-1980. University of Toronto Press, 2018.

Moore, Martin D. Managing Diabetes, Managing Medicine: Chronic Disease and Clinical Bureaucracy in Post-War Britain. Manchester University Press, 2019.

Murphy, Hannah. A New Order of Medicine: The Rise of Physicians in Reformation Nuremberg. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019.

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

Newman, Brooke N. A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica. Yale University Press, 2018.

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

Pandya, Sunil. Medical Education in Western India: Grant Medical College and Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy’s Hospital. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.

Pearson, Jessica Lynne. The Colonial Politics of Global Health: France and the United Nations in Postwar Africa. Harvard University Press, 2018.

Poskett, James. Materials of the Mind: Phrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science, 1815-1920. University of Chicago Press, 2019.

Ramirez, Paul. Enlightened Immunity: Mexico’s Experiments with Disease Prevention in the Age of Reason. Stanford University Press, 2018.

Richert, Lucas. Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs. McGill-Queens University Press, 2019.

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.

Seth, Suman. Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

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.

Takeuchi-Demirici, Aiko. Contraceptive Diplomacy: Reproductive Politics and Imperial Ambitions in the United States and Japan. Stanford University Press, 2018.

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

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.

Vargha, Dora. Polio Across the Iron Curtain: Hungary’s Cold War with an Epidemic. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

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

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

Waugh, Earle H., Shirley Schipper, and Shelley Ross (eds.). Female Doctors in Canada: Experience and Culture. University of Toronto Press, 2019.

Withycombe, Shannon. Lost: Miscarriage in Nineteenth-Century America. Rutgers University Press, 2018.

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


Livres à recenser (français)


Date de la dernière modification: mars 15, 2019

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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Aeby-Magnin Danielle, Un hôpital psychiatrique mis en lumière. Marsens, passé/présent, Au fil du temps, 2018.

Baechler Jean et Michèle Battesti, dir., Guerre et Santé, Paris, Hermann, 2018.

Berdah Delphine, Abattre ou vacciner. La France et le Royaume-Uni en lutte contre la tuberculose et la fièvre aphteuse (1900-1960), Paris, EHESS, 2018.

Boulet Louis-Philippe et Jean Bussières, L’Hôpital Laval : 100 ans d’histoire médicale à Québec. 1918-2018, Septentrion, 2018.

Buchet L., Ginnaio M., Séguy I., Les conditions sanitaires des populations du passé. Environnements, maladies, prophylaxies et politiques publiques, 2018.

Caire Michel, Soigner les fous. Histoire des traitements médicaux en psychiatrie, Paris, Nouveau monde éditions, 2019.

Collard Franck et Evelyne Samama, Le corps polychrome. Couleurs et santé : Antiquité, Moyen Âge, Époque moderne, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2018.

Compagnon Antoine et Céline Surprenant, dir., Freud au Collège de France, Paris, Collège de France, 2018.

Crignon Claire et David Lefebvre, Médecins et philosophes. Une histoire, Paris, CNRS éditions, 2019.

Droixhe Daniel, Les charlatans du cancer : Offre thérapeutique et presse médicale dans la France des Lumières, Hermann, 2018.

Fau-Vincenti Véronique, Le Bagne des fous, Paris, La manufacture des livres, 2019.

Guignard Laurence, Antoine Léger l'anthropophage. Une histoire des lectures de la cruauté-1824-1903, Jérôme Million, 2018.

Harper Kyle, Comment l'Empire romain s'est effondré. Le climat, les maladies et la chute de Rome, Paris, La découverte, 2019.

Kleiman-Lafon Sylvie et Micheline Louis-Courvoisier, dir., Les esprits animaux. XVIème–XXIème siècle : littérature, histoire, philosophie, Épistémocritique, 2018.

Knebusch Julien et Alexandre Wenger, dir., Réseaux médico-littéraires dans l’Entre-deux-guerres. Revues, institutions, lieux, figures, Épistémocritique, 2018.

Soeur Kühnhold Grete, Une infirmière allemande au Cameroun 1913-1916, Paris, L’harmattan, 2019.

Laqueur Thomas W., Le travail des morts. Une histoire culturelle des dépouilles mortelles, Gallimard, 2018.

Marec Yannick, dir., Hôpitaux et médecine en guerre. De la création du service de santé militaire aux conflits contemporains, Rouen, Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2018.

Maury Serge, Une secte janséniste convulsionnaire sous la Révolution française : Les Fareinistes (1783-1805), Paris, L’Harmattan, 2019.

Majerus Benoît et Anne Roekens, Vulnérables. Les patients psychiatriques en Belgique (1914-1918), PUN, 2018.

Parent André, L'histoire des neurosciences à Québec. Cinquante ans de recherche sur le cerveau et ses maladies, PUL, 2018.

Perez Stanis et Jacqueline Vons, dir., Santé et médecine à la cour de France, 2018.

Rieder Philip, François Zanetti, éd., Materia medica. Savoirs et usages des médicaments aux époques médiévales et modernes, Genève, Droz, 2018.

Rossigneux-Méheust Mathilde, Vies d’hospice. Vieillir et mourir en institution au XIXe siècle, Paris, Champ Vallon, 2018.

Rouësse, Jacques, Le Bien-Aimé se meurt... Louis XV, le malade et ses médecins, Éditions Fiacre, 2018.

Salvadori Françoise et Laurent-Henri Vignaud, Antivax. La résistance aux vaccins du XVIIIe siècle à nos jours, Paris, Vendémiaire, 2019.

Spinney Laura, La Grande Tueuse : Comment la grippe espagnole a changé le monde, Albin Michel, 2018.

Steichen Olivier, De la médecine d'observation à la médecine factuelle: Histoire critique de l'evidence-based medicine, Hermann, 2018.

Trochu Thibaud, William James. Une autre histoire de la psychologie, CNRS Éditions, 2018.

Weeks Jeffrey, Écrire l'histoire des sexualités, Lyon, PUL, 2019.