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The Age of StressScience and the Search for Stability

The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability

Mark Jackson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199588626
eISBN:
9780191750779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588626.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

We are living in a stressful world. Approximately half of all British employees suffer from workplace stress and over 13 million working days are lost through stress each year, costing the economy ... More

American Geography and GeographersToward Geographical Science

American Geography and Geographers: Toward Geographical Science

Geoffrey J. Martin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780195336023
eISBN:
9780190269920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336023.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Commencing in the 1820’s, American scholars took learning in Germany. There they confronted forms of geography in the universities, and learned of the normal school tradition. Upon their return to ... More

Colonial Medical Care in North IndiaGender, State, and Society, c. 1830-1920

Colonial Medical Care in North India: Gender, State, and Society, c. 1830-1920

Samiksha Sehrawat

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198096603
eISBN:
9780199082773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096603.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This meticulously researched book traces the introduction of colonial medical care, and its rapid expansion between 1840 and 1920. By funding medical care, the colonial state forged a new ... More

Contagious CommunitiesMedicine, Migration, and the NHS in Post War Britain

Contagious Communities: Medicine, Migration, and the NHS in Post War Britain

Roberta Bivins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198725282
eISBN:
9780191792625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725282.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

It was only a coincidence that the NHS and the Empire Windrush (carrying 492 migrants from Britain’s West Indian colonies) arrived together. As the ship’s passengers disembarked in June 1948, frantic ... More

Cradle to GraveLife, Work, and Death at the Lake Superior Copper Mines

Cradle to Grave: Life, Work, and Death at the Lake Superior Copper Mines

Larry Lankton

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083576
eISBN:
9780199854158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083576.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Concentrating on technology, economics, labor, and social history, this book documents the full life cycle of one of America's great mineral ranges from the 1840s to the 1960s. The book examines the ... More

Death in ChildbirthAn International Study of Maternal Care and Maternal Mortality 1800-1950

Death in Childbirth: An International Study of Maternal Care and Maternal Mortality 1800-1950

Irvine Loudon

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229971
eISBN:
9780191678950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229971.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book studies maternal care and maternal mortality. Over the last two hundred years different countries developed quite different systems of maternal care. This book is an analysis, firmly ... More

The Epidemic StreetsInfectious Diseases and the Rise of Preventive Medicine 1856–1900

The Epidemic Streets: Infectious Diseases and the Rise of Preventive Medicine 1856–1900

Anne Hardy

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203773
eISBN:
9780191675966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203773.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book represents an advance in the historical study of death and disease in the 19th century. It draws on a wide range of public health records and provides a detailed epidemiological ... More

EpidemicsHate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

This book challenges a dominant hypothesis in the study of epidemics. From an interdisciplinary array of scholars, a consensus has emerged: invariably, epidemics in past times provoked class hatred, ... More

Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890–1945

Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890–1945

Paul Weindling

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206910
eISBN:
9780191677373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206910.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

How did typhus come to be viewed as a ‘Jewish disease’ and what was the connection between the anti-typhus measures during the First World War and the Nazi gas chambers and other genocidal medical ... More

The Evolution of British General Practice, 1850–1948

The Evolution of British General Practice, 1850–1948

Anne Digby

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205135
eISBN:
9780191676512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205135.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This is a major new study of the formative period in the development of modern general practice in the UK. Drawing upon an impressive range of hitherto unused archival material, the book analyses the ... More

Frontiers of Medicine in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1899–1940

Frontiers of Medicine in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1899–1940

Heather Bell

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207498
eISBN:
9780191677694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207498.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Much recent work on the history of colonial medicine argues that medicine was the handmaiden of colonial power and of capitalism. Highlighting the tenuousness of colonial power, this book challenges ... More

Frozen EmpiresAn Environmental History of the Antarctic Peninsula

Frozen Empires: An Environmental History of the Antarctic Peninsula

Adrian Howkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190249144
eISBN:
9780190249175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249144.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, World Modern History

This book examines the environmental history of the Antarctic Peninsula region from the early twentieth century to the present. As the most politically contested part of the Antarctic continent, the ... More

General Practice under the National Health Service, 1948–1997The First Fifty Years

General Practice under the National Health Service, 1948–1997: The First Fifty Years

Irvine Loudon, John Horder, and Charles Webster (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206750
eISBN:
9780191677304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206750.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book provides a history of general practice under the National Health Service, from 1948 to the present. Between them, the chapters cover all the main aspects of general practice, including ... More

The Global History of PaleopathologyPioneers and Prospects

The Global History of Paleopathology: Pioneers and Prospects

Jane Buikstra and Charlotte Roberts (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195389807
eISBN:
9780190254308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389807.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book provides a global compendium on the history of paleopathology, an interdisciplinary scientific discipline that focuses on the study of ancient disease. Offering perspectives from regions ... More

I Died for BeautyA Biography of Dorothy Wrinch

I Died for Beauty: A Biography of Dorothy Wrinch

Marjorie Senechal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199732593
eISBN:
9780190254353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199732593.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Dorothy Wrinch, a complicated and ultimately tragic figure, is remembered today for her much publicized feud with Linus Pauling over the shape of proteins, known as “the cyclol controversy.” Pauling ... More

Images and ContextsThe Historiography of Science and Modernity in India

Images and Contexts: The Historiography of Science and Modernity in India

Dhruv Raina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068808
eISBN:
9780199080113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068808.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The last three decades of the twentieth century witnessed a critical turn towards the theory of history and an examination of the representation and historiography of the Orient. This volume situates ... More

Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century
                        Scotland

Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

R. A. Houston

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207870
eISBN:
9780191677830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207870.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

How did people view mental health problems in the 18th century, and what do the attitudes of ordinary people towards those afflicted tell us about the values of ... More

Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Michael W. Dols

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This is a study of madness in the medieval Islamic world. Using a wide variety of sources from history, literature, and art, the book explores beliefs about madness in Islamic society and examines ... More

Making Mathematical CultureUniversity and Print in the Circle of Lefèvre d'Étaples

Making Mathematical Culture: University and Print in the Circle of Lefèvre d'Étaples

Richard Oosterhoff

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198823520
eISBN:
9780191862151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823520.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, European Early Modern History

In 1503, for the first time, a student at Paris could spend his entire university career studying only the printed textbooks of his teacher, in the works of the humanist and university reformer ... More

Malleable AnatomiesModels, Makers, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy

Malleable Anatomies: Models, Makers, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy

Lucia Dacome

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198736189
eISBN:
9780191799914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198736189.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Malleable Anatomies examines the early stages of the practice of anatomical modelling. It investigates the ‘mania’ for anatomical displays that swept the Italian peninsula in the mid-eighteenth ... More

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