Companion to Medicine in the Twentieth Century

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Roger Cooter, John V. Pickstone
Taylor & Francis, 2003 - History - 756 pages
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During the twentieth century, medicine has been radically transformed and powerfully transformative. In 1900, western medicine was important to philanthropy and public health, but it was marginal to the state, the industrial economy and the welfare of most individuals. It is now central to these aspects of life. Our prospects seem increasingly dependent on the progress of bio-medical sciences and genetic technologies which promise to reshape future generations.
The editors of Medicine in the Twentieth Century have commissioned over forty authoritative essays, written by historical specialists but intended for general audiences. Some concentrate on the political economy of medicine and health as it changed from period to period and varied between countries, others focus on understandings of the body, and a third set of essays explores transformations in some of the theatres of medicine and the changing experiences of different categories of practitioners and patients.
 

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Contents

The Political Economy
1
The Golden Age of Medicine?
21
Health and Medicine in Interwar Europe
39
Soviet Medicine
51
Colonial Medicine
67
Health and Health Care in the Progressive
81
PostColonial Medicine
97
Medicine and the Counter Culture
113
The Defended Body
385
The Genetic Body
399
The Analyzed Body
417
The Experimental Body
435
The Ethical Body
451
The Dead Body
469
EXPERIENCES
487
Hospitals
503

Medicine and the Welfare State 19301970
125
Pharmaceutical Industry
141
The Crises of the Welfare States
155
Medicine Technology and Industry
171
BODIES
187
is The Industrial Body
217
The ThirdWorld Body
235
ia The Sexual Body
261
The Reproductive Body
277
The Psychological Body
291
The Psychoanalytic Body
307
The Psychiatric Body
323
The Diseased Body
347
The Disabled Body
367
Nurses
519
Going to the Doctor
543
Childbirth and Maternity
559
Childrens Experiences of Illness
575
aa Wartime
589
Old
617
Mental Illness
633
Surgeons
653
Cancer
671
AIDS and PatientSupport Groups
687
Malaria
703
The Chinese Experience
719
INDEX
739
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