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Pathology in the 19th and 20th Centuries
edited by Cay-Rudiger Prull

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

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paperback, x+142pp, ISBN 0952704552, 1998 UK: £18.95
Europe: £22.94
USA: £25.14
Elsewhere: £25.89
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Consolidating the three main perspectives of pathology - biological, cognitive and professional - this edited volume places the history of this discipline into the wider context of the history of scientific medicine and the history of science. The essays are based on material presented at the first conference of the History of Pathology Network, under the auspices of EAHMH.


  • Cay-Rüdiger Prüll, "Introduction: The History of Pathology and its Problems"
  • Volker Hess, "Disease as Parasite: The Discovery of Time for a Theory of Pathology"
  • Christian Bonah, "Pathological Anatomy versus Pathological Physiology: A Franco-German Dispute over a 'Province for Pathology'"
  • Thomas Schlich, "Pathological Theory - Surgical Practice? The Rationale behind the first Organ Transplantations (1880s-1920s)"
  • Cay-Rüdiger Prüll, "Pathology and Surgery in London and Berlin 1800-1930: Pathological Theory and Clinical Practice"
  • Lazare Benaroyo, "Pathology and the Crisis of German Medicine (1920-1930): A Study of Ludwig Aschoff's Case"
  • Consolidated Bibliography
  • Index


Lazare Benaroyo is Lecturer in the History of Medicine and Medical Ethics at the Institute of the History of Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a Fellow of the Fondation René Chassot pour l'Ethique Médicale. He has published on 18th century medicine, in particular "L'Avis au peuple sur sa santé" de Samuel Auguste Tissot (1728-1797): la voie vers une médecine éclairée (Zurich, 1988). He has also published on 19th century medicine, in particular on the history of inflammation. He is currently working on historical and philosophical aspects of contemporary issues in clinical ethics.

Christian Bonah is Attaché Temporaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche for Sciences Humaines et Sociales en Médecine at the Medical Faculty of Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France. He has published a monograph on Les Sciences physiologiques en Europe Analyses comparées du XIXème siècle (Vrin, Paris, 1995) dealing mainly with physiological periodicals. Recently, he has completed his PhD thesis on medical education, research and practice in France and Germany during the second half of the Nineteenth Century, a case study of two medical Faculties in the provinces Nancy and Strasbourg.

Volker Hess is Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Institute for the History of Medicine at Free University of Berlin, Germany. He has published on the history of medical semiotics, including Von der semiotischen zur diagnostischen Medizin 1750-1850 (Husum, 1993).

Cay-Rüdiger Prüll is research assistant at the Institute for the History of Medicine at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, where he teaches medical history. At the moment, he is working on his habilitation-thesis about the history of pathology in Berlin and London between 1900 and 1945. His doctoral thesis deals with the history of the medical faculty of the University of Giessen, Germany (1750-1918). His main research topic is the social history of modern medicine and science, in particular the history of pathology (including the history of autopsies in the 19th and 20th centuries) and psychiatry. Furthermore, he has worked on medical history museology.

Thomas Schlich is research officer at the Institute for the History of Medicine at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. He has finished his habilitation-thesis on the invention of organ transplantation between 1880 and 1930. He recently co-edited (with M. Dinges) Neue Wege in der Seuchengeschichte (Stuttgart, 1995). His research topics include Judaism and medicine in 18th to 20th century Germany, modern medicine and science, in particular physiology, bacteriology and surgery. He has just started a research project on metal implants in trauma care from the 1950s to the 1990s.