Each volume in the EAHMH History of Medicine, Health and Disease Series combines original papers presented at its bi-annual meetings with other invited contributions reflecting the interdisciplinary approach which is characteristic of the Association's research initiatives.
This major publication contains essays by leading scholars based on material first presented at the first conference in the "Coping with Sickness" series, plus full index and consolidated bibliography.
Virginia Berridge is Reader in History and Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, the United Kingdom. She was formerly Co-Director of the AIDS Social History Programme and now heads a new programme on science policy and public health history. She has published on the social history of health and medicine, on drugs, alcohol, AIDS and on the role of the media. Her books include Opium and the People. Opiate Use in Nineteenth Century England (Yale University Press, 1987) and (as joint editor) AIDS and Contemporary History (Cambridge University Press, 1993).
Anders Brändström is Associate Professor in Historical Demography at Umeå University, Sweden. He has published in historical demography, social history and the social history of medicine. His dissertation focused on infant mortality in nineteenth century Sweden and he is involved currently in a comparative project on the decline of infant and childhood mortality in Europe in the last two hundred years. He is an overseas member of the editorial board of Social History of Medicine and a board member of the Demographic Data Base at Umeå University, Sweden.
José Valenzuela Candelario is Lecturer in the History of Medicine in the Department of the History of Science at the University of Granada, Spain and has published on the history of occupational development within Spanish medicine.
Mikel Gallart has completed recently a doctoral dissertation in the history of science at the University of Granada, Spain and has published on the history of vaccination in Spain. He is working presently at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, United Kingdom.
Teresa Ortiz Gómez is Associate Professor in the History of Medicine in the Department of the History of Science at the University of Granada, Spain. She has published extensively on the role of medical professionals in eighteenth century Spain.
Robert Jütte is Professor of History at the University of Stuttgart, Germany and Director of the Institute for the History of Medicine and Health of the Robert Bosch Foundation. He has published extensively on German and European urban, cultural, medical and social history. His most recent book is Poverty and Deviance in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 1994). He is a member of the Scientific Board of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health.
Gerry Kearns is Lecturer in Geography at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He has published on historical demography and on the social history of medicine.
Hilary Marland is Research Officer at the Institute for Medical History, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands where she holds also a Wellcome Research Fellowship. Her books include Medicine and Society in Wakefield and Huddersfield, 1780-1870 (Cambridge University Press, 1987), is co-author of "Mother and Child were Saved". ... (Rodopi, 1987); is editor of The Art of Midwifery. Early Modern Midwives in Europe (Routledge, 1993); and is co-editor of Women and Children First: International Maternal and Infant Welfare, 1870-1945 (Routledge, 1992).
Carmen Quesada Ochoa has completed recently a doctoral dissertation in the history of science in the University of Granada, Spain and is currently a postdoctoral fellow.
John Woodward is Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History in the Department of History at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom and Co-Director of the Sheffield Centre for the History of Medicine. He has published in the social history of medicine and in historical demography, including editing with Robert Woods Urban Disease & Mortality in Nineteenth Century England (Batsford, 1984). He is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Society for the Social History of Medicine and of the Editorial Board of Social History of Medicine. Currently, he is a member of the Scientific Board of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health.