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Coping with Sickness: Perspectives on Health Care, Past and Present
edited by John Woodward & Robert Jutte

Subject: History of Medicine
Publisher: EAHMH Publications (UK)

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hardback, xi+221pp, ISBN 095270451X, 1996 UK: £24.95
Europe: £29.75
USA: £33.20
Elsewhere: £34.05
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Coping with Sickness: Perspectives on Health Care, Past and Present cover

Other volumes in the EAHMH History of Medicine, Health and Disease Series:

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 second conference in the "Coping with Sickness" series, held in Sant Feliu de Guixols in Spain in 1995, plus full index and consolidated bibliography.


Contents:

  • John Woodward, "Health Care, Past and Present"
  • William Fulford, "Modern Conceptions of Health and Illness: The Case for Co-operation between Historians and Philosophers of Medicine"
  • Arthur Kleinman, "Suffering in China and the West: The Challenge of an Interpersonal Locus of Experience to the Hypertrophy of Individual Autonomy in Health"
  • Luis García-Ballester, "Improving Health: A Challenge to European Medieval Galenism"
  • Karl-Heinz Leven, "Attitudes Towards Physical Health in Late Antiquity"
  • Andreas-Holger Maehle, "The Ethics of Prevention: German Philosophers of the Late Enlightenment on the Morality of Smallpox Inoculation"
  • Roy Porter, "Conflict and Controversy: The Interpretation of Constitutional Disease"
  • Susan Gross Solomon, "The Health of the 'Other': Medical Research and Empire in 1920s Russia"
  • Jane Lewis, "Agents of Health Care: The Relationship between Family, Professionals and the State in the Mixed Economy of Welfare in Twentieth-Century Britain"
  • Consolidated Bibliography
  • Index


Contributors:

K.W.M. (Bill) Fulford is Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health in the Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, United Kingdom. He is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, and founder of the Philosophy Special Interest Group in The Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is the Editor of a new journal for philosophy and mental health, PPP - Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology. He has published widely on medical education and on the philosophy and ethics of psychiatry, in particular Moral Theory and Medical Practice (Cambridge University Press, 1989, reprinted in paperback, 1995).

Luis García-Ballester is Professor of the History of Medicine at the Spanish Research National Council (CSIC) in Barcelona, Spain. He specialises in the history of ancient, medieval and Renaissance medicine, with a particular interest in Galen and Galenism. He began the publication of Dynamis (Granada, 1980), the current annual Spanish journal covering both the history of medicine and the history of science in any language. He is editor (with M.R. McVaugh and J.A. Paniagua) of the critical edition of the biomedical works of Arnald of Vilanova (c. 1240-1311) (ten of the twenty volumes have already been published by Barcelona University Press, 1975-), and has also published more than a hundred papers and books.

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 monograph is Poverty and Deviance in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 1994) and he co-edited and contributed to Coping with Sickness. Historical Aspects of Health Care in a European Perspective (EAHMH Publications:, 1995). Currently, he is Secretary and a member of the Council and of the Scientific Board of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health.

Arthur Kleinman is Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard University, United States. His books include: Patients and Healers in the Context of Culture (University of California Press, 1980); Social Origins of Distress and Disease (Yale University Press, 1986), The Illness Narratives (Basic Books, 1988), and Writing at the Margin: Discourse between Anthropology and Medicine (University of California Press, 1996). He is also co-editor of a Daedulus issue on 'Social Suffering' (1995) and of the World Mental Health report (Oxford University Press, 1995).

Karl-Heinz Leven is Lecturer in the History of Medicine at the Institute for the History of Medicine at the University of Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Germany. He has published on the history of epidemics, medicine in Ancient and Byzantine times, the history of medical ethics, and the history of dermatology.

Jane Lewis is Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom and a Fellow of All Souls. She has published extensively on the history of social policy, gender and health in the twentieth century. Her work includes: The Voluntary Sector, the State and Social Work in Britain (1995); Women in Britain since 1945 (1992), (ed.) Women and Social Policies In Europe (1993); and What Price Community Medicine? (1986).

Andreas-Holger Maehle is Wellcome Research Fellow in the History of Medicine in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Durham, United Kingdom, and Privatdozent at the University of Gšttingen, Germany. He has published extensively on the history and ethics of experimental medicine, including Johann Jakob Wepfer (1620-1695) als Toxikologe (Sauerländer, 1987) and Kritik und Verteidigung des Tierversuchs: Die Anfänge der Diskussion im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert (Steiner, 1992).

Roy Porter is Professor in the Social History of Medicine at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London. He is currently working on a general history of medicine. Recent publications include Mind Forg'd Manacles. Madness in England from the Restoration to the Regency (Athlone, 1987); A Social History of Madness (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987); In Sickness and in Health. The British Experience, 1650-1850 (Fourth Estate, 1988); Patient's Progress (Polity, 1989) - these last two co-authored with Dorothy Porter; Health for Sale. Quackery in England 1660-1850 (Manchester University Press); Doctor of Society: Thomas Beddoes and the Sick Trade in Late Enlightenment England (Routledge, 1991) and London: A Social History (Hamish Hamilton, 1994). He has jointly edited and contributed to The Western Medical Tradition 800BC to AD1800 (Cambridge University Press, 1995) and Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine (Routledge, 1993).

Susan Gross Solomon is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, Canada. The author of numerous articles on the history of Soviet public health, she is currently completing a monograph, Caring for the Body Politic, on the history of Soviet social hygiene in the 1920s. She is also writing a second monograph, The Odd Couple, on Soviet-German medical relations during the inter-war years. Her books include Health and Society in Revolutionary Russia (edited with John F. Hutchinson) and the travel diary of Karl Wilmanns: Lamas, Lues und Leninisten: Tagebuch einer Reise durch Russland in die Burjatttische Republik im Sommer 1926. She is one of the five principal investigators in the Stalin-Era Research and Archives Project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and is a member of the Academic Board of the Kennan Institute, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, United States.

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) and he co-edited and contributed to Coping with Sickness. Historical Aspects of Health Care in a European Perspective (EAHMH Publications:, 1995). 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 President-Elect and a member of the Council and of the Scientific Board of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health.