The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine celebrates the richness and variety of medical history around the world. In recent decades, the history of. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine, ed. Mark Jackson (Oxford: Oxford U.P., ; pp. xviii + £95). This is one of those rare books that does . The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine. Edited by Mark Jackson. Oxford University Press. xviii + pp. £

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In this latest entry in the Oxford Handbook series, an able group of authors reviews the historiography of a wide range of areas related to the history of medi-. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine (Oxford Handbooks): Medicine & Health Science Books @ PDF | On May 7, , J. G. Hardman and others published Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. Anaesthesia and the Practice of Medicine: Historical.

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Paediatric Surgery. Peri-Operative Care. Despite the inclusion of a wide range of geographically based chapters, the overall center of gravity remains solidly Western, although authors often highlight the plurality and malleability of historical assumptions within the Western world. Readers from outside of Great Britain will likely note a strong tendency to focus on British events and structures.

The handbook will prove valuable for many readers, serving to enlighten both those new to the field and those who have been writing and teaching medical history for some time.

Advanced undergraduate or graduate students studying medical history who want a concise introduction to a specific topic will find this [End Page ] an excellent place to start, including both a critical analysis of the literature and useful suggestions for further reading. It will also be useful for graduate students in departments of history who are not focusing on medical history, but whose work would benefit from engagement with the history of medicine. There is relatively little on some professions that play a central role in medical care, such as nursing, pharmacy, and other health professions.

And most surprising, especially for a book intended to have an impact on contemporary and future practice, the authors by and large have relatively little to say about the history of actual, on-the-ground, nitty-gritty practice of clinical medicine.

For example, in many Western countries the medical experience for patient and physician alike is shaped by ubiquitous clinical practice guidelines, guidelines generated by the relatively new field of health services research, that research itself in part a product of information-manipulating technology. All of these themes have a rich history, but attempts to address that history receive scant attention.

The history of clinical practice is largely absent. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine celebrates the richness and variety of medical history around the world. In recent decades, the history of medicine has emerged as a rich and mature sub-discipline within history, but the strength of the field has not precluded vigorous debates about methods, themes, and sources.


Bringing together over thirty international scholars, this book provides a constructive overview of the current state of these debates, and offers new directions for future scholarship. There are three sections: He has taught modules in the history of medicine and the history and philosophy of science for over twenty years at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to both medical and history students, and has also been involved in teaching medical history to GCSE and A-level students.

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