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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CBMH English Language Books for Review (June 2020)

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.

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

Bian, He. Know Your Remedies: Pharmacy & Culture in Early Modern China. Princeton University Press, 2020.

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

Barbulescu, Constantin. Physicians, Peasants, and Modern Medicine: Imagining Rurality in Romania, 1860-1910. Central European University Press, 2019.

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.

Bachynski, Kathleen. No Game for Boys to Play: The History of Youth Football and the Origins of a Public Health Crisis. University of North Carolina Press, 2019.

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

Best, Rachel Kahn. Common Enemies: Disease Campaigns in America. Oxford University Press, 2019.

Bittel, Carla. Mary Putnam Jacobi and the Politics of Medicine in Nineteenth-Century America. University of North Carolina Press, 2020.

Breen, Benjamin. The Age of Intoxication: Origins of the Global Drug Trade. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019.

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

Capurri, Valentina. “Not Good Enough for Canada”: Canadian Public Discourse around Issues of Inadmissibility for Potential Immigrants with Diseases and/or Disabilities, 1902-2002. University of Toronto Press, 2019.

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

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

Cock, Emily. Rhinoplasty and the Nose in Early Modern British Medicine and Culture. Manchester University Press, 2019.

Cohen, Benjamin R. Cheating on Nature in the Age of Manufactured Food. University of Chicago Press, 2019.

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.

Dee, Olivia. The Anti-Abortion Campaign in England. Routledge, 2019.

Dudley-Shotwell. Revolutionizing Women’s Healthcare: The Feminist Self-Help Movement in America. Rutgers University Press, 2020.

Ellison, Jenny. Being Fat: Women, Weight, and Feminist Activism in Canada. University of Toronto Press, 2020.

Foxhall, Katharine. Migraine: A History. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.

Friedenfelds, Lara. The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America. Oxford University Press, 2020.

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.

Gonaver, Wendy. The Peculiar Institution and the Making of Modern Psychiatry, 1840-1880. University of North Carolina Press, 2019.

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

Hammond, Mitchell L. Epidemics in the Modern World. University of Toronto Press, 2020.

Heggie, Vanessa. Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration. The University of Chicago Press, 2019.

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.

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

Johnson, Bethany L. and Margaret M. Quinlan. You’re Doing it Wrong! Mothering, Media, and Medical Expertise. Rutgers University Press, 2019.

Kang, Helen. Medicine and Morality: Crises in the History of a Profession. University of British Columbia Press, 2019.

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

Kirchhelle, Claas. Pyrrhic Progress: The History of Antibiotics in Anglo-American Food Production. Rutgers University Press, 2020.

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

Kravetz, Melissa. Women Doctors in Weimar and Nazi Germany: Maternalism, Eugenics, and Professional Identity. University of Toronto Press, 2019.

Krueger, Gretchen. Hope and Suffering: Children, Cancer, and the Paradox of Experimental Medicine. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.

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

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.

Magnam, Andrew. The Science of Starving in Victorian Literature, Medicine, and Political Economy. Oxford University Press, 2020.

Marsh, Margaret and Wanda Ronner. The Pursuit of Parenthood: Reproductive Technology from Test-Tube Babies to Uterus Transplants. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.

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

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.

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

Monnais, Laurence. The Colonial Life of Pharmaceuticals: Medicines and Modernity in Vietnam. Cambridge 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.

Neilsen, Emilia. Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives: Stories of Rage and Repair. University of Toronto Press, 2019.

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

Pfutsch, Pierre, ed. Marketplace, Power, and Prestige: The Healthcare Professions’ Struggle for Recognition (19th-20th Century). Franz Steiner Verlag, 2019.

Pollock, Ethan. Without the Banya We Would Perish: A History of the Russian Bathhouse. Oxford University Press, 2019.

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. Break On Through: Radical Psychiatry and the American Counterculture. MIT Press, 2019.

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

Savoia, Paolo. Gaspare Tagliacozzi and Early Modern Surgery. Routledge, 2019.

Scheffler, Robin Wolfe. A Contagious Cause: The American Hunt for Cancer Viruses and the Rise of Molecular Medicine. University of Chicago Press, 2019.

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

Siena, Kevin. Rotten Bodies: Class and Contagion in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Yale University Press, 2019.

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

Smith, Kylie. Talking Therapy: Knowledge and Power in American Psychiatric Nursing. Rutgers University Press, 2020.

Stahnisch, Frank. A New Field in Mind: A History of Interdisciplinarity in the Early Brain Sciences. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020.

Stark, James F. The Cult of Youth: Anti-Ageing in Modern Britain. Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Summers, Martin. Madness in the City of Magnificent Intentions: A History of Race and Mental Illness in the Nation’s Capital. Oxford University Press, 2019.

Szreter, Simon, ed. The Hidden Affliction: Sexually Transmitted Infections and Infertility in History. University of Rochester Press, 2019.

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

Teicher, Amir. Social Mendelism: Genetics and the Politics of Race in Germany, 1900-1948. Cambridge University Press, 2020.

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.

Vaudry, Richard W. Andrew Fernando Holmes: Protestantism, Medicine, and Science in Nineteenth-Century Montreal. University of Toronto Press, 2020.

Velmet Aro. Pasteur’s Empire: Bacteriology and Politics in France, Its Colonies, and the World. Oxford University Press, 2020.

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

Wang, Jessica. Mad Dogs and Other New Yorkers: Rabies, Medicine, and Society in an American Metropolis, 1840-1920. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.

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.


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.