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Yellow Demon of Fever Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade
ISBN: HB: 9780300215854, Yale University Press, June 2020
296 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 23 black&white illus.
As the slave trade brought Europeans, Africans, and Americans into contact, diseases were traded along with human lives. Manuel Barcia examines the battle waged against disease, where traders fought against loss of profits while enslaved Africans fou...
Florence Under Siege Surviving Plague in an Early Modern City
ISBN: HB: 9780300196344, Yale University Press, August 2019
376 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 50 colour illus., 4 maps
Plague remains the paradigm against which reactions to many epidemics are often judged. Here, John Henderson examines how a major city fought, suffered, and survived the impact of plague. Going beyond traditional oppositions between rich and poor, th...
Rotten Bodies Class and Contagion in Eighteenth-Century Britain
ISBN: PB: 9780300233520, Yale University Press, July 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 8 black&white illus.
Britain had no idea that it would not see another plague after the horrors of 1666, and for a century and a half the fear of epidemic disease gripped and shaped British society. Plague doctors had long asserted that the bodies of the poor were especi...
Itch, Clap, Pox Venereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination
ISBN: HB: 9780300217056, Yale University Press, March 2019
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 40 black&white illus.
In eighteenth-century Britain, venereal disease was everywhere and nowhere: while physicians and commentators believed the condition to be widespread, it remained shrouded in secrecy, and was often represented using slang, symbolism, and wordplay. In...
Finest Traditions of My Calling One Physician's Search for the Renewal of Medicine
ISBN: PB: 9780300227048, Yale University Press, May 2017
320 pp., 21x14 cm
Patients and doctors alike are keenly aware that the medical world is in the midst of great change. We live in an era of continuous healthcare reforms, many of which focus on high volume, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. This compelling, thoughtfu...
Discovering Tuberculosis A Global History, 1900 to the Present
ISBN: HB: 9780300190298, Yale University Press, August 2015
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 4 black&white illus.
Tuberculosis is one of the world's deadliest infectious diseases, killing nearly two million people every year, now more than at any other time in history. While the developed world has nearly forgotten about TB, it continues to wreak havoc across mu...
Writing History in the Age of Biomedicine
ISBN: HB: 9780300186635, Yale University Press, July 2013
384 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 7 black&white illus.
A collection of ten essays paired with substantial prefaces, this book chronicles and contextualizes Roger Cooter's contributions to the history of medicine. Through an analysis of his own work, Cooter critically examines the politics of conceptual a...
Great Manchurian Plague of 1910-1911 The Geopolitics of an Epidemic Disease
ISBN: HB: 9780300183191, Yale University Press, January 2013
192 pp., 21x14 cm, 14 black&white illus.
When plague broke out in Manchuria in 1910 as a result of transmission from marmots to humans, it struck a region struggling with the introduction of Western medicine, as well as with the interactions of three different national powers: Chinese, Japa...
Medicine at Yale The First 200 Years
ISBN: HB: 9780300167306, Yale University Press, January 2011
240 pp., 30.5x24.9 cm, 350 illus.
Founded in 1810, the Yale School of Medicine was among the nation's first medical schools. Over the past 200 years it has grown and evolved to become a world-class institution for research, education, and patient care, as well as a hub of medical inn...
Atmosphere of Heaven The Unnatural Experiments of Dr Beddoes an His Sons of Genius
ISBN: PB: 9780300168914, Yale University Press, August 2010
296 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 24 black&white illus.
At the Pneumatic Institution in Bristol, founded in the closing years of the eighteenth century, dramatic experiments with gases precipitated not only a revolution in scientific medicine but also in the history of ideas. Guided by the energy of maver...