Reviewer needed: ‘Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise of the Principles & Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery’ by Richard Barnett

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise of the Principles & Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery‘ by Richard Barnett (Thames & Hudson, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but we are specifically looking for a review from an artist or academic. Crucial Interventions is a startling look at Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Colonial Caring: A History of Colonial and Post-Colonial Nursing’ edited by Helen Sweet and Sue Hawkins

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Colonial Caring: A History of Colonial and Post-Colonial Nursing‘ edited by Helen Sweet and Sue Hawkins (Manchester University Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but may be particularly suited to those with an interest in the history of medicine and care. From the Read the full article…

Researcher positions: history of medicine and biomedical research (CfA, Science Museum, February 7, 2016)

The Science Museum is developing major new Medicine Galleries to showcase thousands of objects from our medicine collections for the next generation. Thanks to the initial financial support from the Wellcome Trust, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and the Wolfson Foundation, these six new galleries will open in 2019, transforming much of the first floor of Read the full article…

‘Uroscopy in Early Modern Europe’ reviewed by Jessica Legacy

‘Uroscopy in Early Modern Europe’ by Michael Stolberg (Ashgate, 2015) Uroscopy is an out-dated medical practice involving the examination of urine. Physicians inspected urine colour, texture, and quality in order to detect disease and the degree of a patient’s health. Michael Stolberg opens his book, Uroscopy in Early Modern Europe with the claim that ‘this Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa’ by William H. Schneider

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa‘ by William H. Schneider (Ohio University Press, 2013). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This first extensive study of the practice of blood transfusion in Africa traces the history of one of the most important therapies in Read the full article…

‘Pain: A Political History’ reviewed by Dr Anastasia Kucharski

‘Pain: A Political History’ by Keith Wailoo (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) In Pain: A Political History Keith Wailoo surveys American social legislation since World War II in terms of its impact on people who experience pain. To organise his narrative he divides politicians and advocates in two groups: those who prefer self-sufficiency and minimal Read the full article…

AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral studentships: history of medicine and medical anthropology (The Science Museum)

A consortium of the Science Museum Group Museums, BT Archives, the RGS-IBG and the Royal Society has been awarded eighteen AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral studentships over three years. The Science Museum, in particular, is interested in proposals concerning the history of medicine and medical anthropology relating to: Sites of scientific research and their material culture: the Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Making of Modern Anthrax, 1875-1920: Uniting Local, National and Global Histories of Disease’ by James F. Stark

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Making of Modern Anthrax, 1875-1920’ by our CMH New Generations participant James F. Stark (Pickering & Chatto, 2013). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. From the mid-nineteenth century onwards a number of previously unknown conditions were recorded in both animals and humans. Known by a variety Read the full article…

HSTM Inaugural Conference (CfP, Maynooth University, 13-14 November 2015)

The HSTM Network Ireland fosters research, teaching and public engagement in the history of science, technology and medicine (HSTM) in Ireland.  It brings together researchers based in Ireland and welcomes overseas members with relevant interests. We aim to raise the profile of HSTM in Ireland and link Irish-based researchers to an international community of scholars. The Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Medicine and Empire: 1600-1960’ by Pratik Chakrabarti

Two copies of ‘Medicine and Empire: 1600-1960’ by Pratik Chakrabarti (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) are available for review. We are looking for two contrasting perspectives on Chakrabart’s work, which could take the form of different academic perspectives or reviews by an academic and clinician. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘The history of modern medicine Read the full article…