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Logo of medhistThe Wellcome Trust Centre of the History of Medicine (UCL)Medical History
Med Hist. 2010 April; 54(2): 290–292.
PMCID: PMC2844277

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Bagliani Agostino Paravicini., Le monde végétal: médecine, botanique, symbolique, Micrologus’ Library, 30, Florence, Sismel, Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2009, pp. x, 498, illus., [euro]77.00 (paperback 978-88-8450-330-5).

Borowy Iris, Hardy Anne. (eds), Of medicine and men: biographies and ideas in European social hygiene between the world wars, Berlin, Peter Lang, 2008, pp. 223, £27.30 (paperback 978-3-631-58044-8).

Cohn Samuel K., Jr, Cultures of plague: medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance, Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. xiv, 342, illus., £65.00 (hardback 978-0-19-957402-5).

Coleborne Catharine., Madness in the family: insanity and institutions in the Australasian colonial world, 1860–1914, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, pp. xv, 220, £80.00 (hardback 978-0-230-57807-4).

Driel Mels van., Manhood: the rise and fall of the penis, London, Reaktion Books, 2009, pp. 288, £21.95, $35.00 (hardback 978-1-86189-542-4).

Durbach Nadja., Spectacle of deformity: freak shows and modern British culture, Berkeley and London, University of California Press, 2010, pp. xiii, 273, £27.95, $39.95 (hardback 978-0-520-25768-9).

Espinosa Mariola., Epidemic invasions: yellow fever and the limits of Cuban independence, 1878–1930, University of Chicago Press, 2009, pp. x, 189, $22.50, £15.50 (paperback 978-0-226-21812-0).

Fox Robert. (ed.), Thomas Beddoes, 1760–1808, papers of a special issue, Notes and Records of the Royal Society, 63 (3), London, Royal Society Publishing, 2009, pp. 110, £10.00. (Orders to:

Frewer Andreas, Bremberger Bernhard, Siedbürger Günther. (eds), Der “Ausländereinsatz” im Gesundheitswesen (1939–1945). Historische und ethische Probleme der NS-Medizin, Geschichte und Philosophie der Medizin, Band 8, Stuttgart, Franz Steiner, 2009, pp. 288, [euro]45.79 (hardback 978-3-515-09201-2).

Galen , Galien. Tome III: Le Médecin. Introduction, ed. and trans. Caroline Petit, Collection des Universités de France, Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 2009, pp. cxl, 232, [euro]69.00 (paperback 978-2-251-00555-3).

Goold Imogen, Kelly Catherine. (eds), Lawyers’ medicine: the legislature, the courts and medical practice, 1760–2000, Oxford and Portland, OR, Hart Publishing, 2009, pp. xiv, 224, £30.00 (paperback 978-1-84113-849-7).

Gradmann Christoph., Laboratory disease: Robert Koch’s medical bacteriology, transl. Elborg Forster, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009, pp. viii, 318, £18.00, $35.00 (hardback 978-0-8018-9313-1).

Green Monica H., Trotula: un compendio medievale di medicina delle donne, Edizione Nazionale “La Scuola Medica Salernitana”, 4, Florence, Sismel, Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2009, pp. vi, 427, [euro]52.00 (paperback 978-88-8450-336-7).

Gross Charles G., A hole in the head: more tales in the history of neuroscience, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2009, pp. x, 356, illus., £25.95, $35.00 (hardback 978-0-262-01338-3).

Hähner-Rombach Sylvelyn. (ed.), Alltag in der Krankenpflege: Geschichte und Gegenwart (Everyday Nursing Life: Past and Present), Med GG-Beiheft 32, Stuttgart, Franz Steiner, 2009, [euro]42.06 (paperback 978-3-515-09332-3).

Harrison Mark, Jones Margaret, Sweet Helen. (eds), From western medicine to global medicine: the hospital beyond the west, Hyderabad, Orient BlackSwan, 2009, pp. x, 489, Rs 795.00 (hardback 978-81-250-3702-6).

Haycock David Boyd, Archer Sally. (eds), Health and medicine at sea, 1700–1900, Woodbridge, Boydell Press, 2009, pp. xiv, 229, £55.00, $105.00 (hardback 978-1-84383-522-6).

Hull Kathleen L., Pestilence and persistence: Yosemite Indian demography and culture in colonial California, Berkeley and London, University of California Press, 2009, pp. xiv, 374, £30.95, $45.00 (hardback 978-0-520-25847-1).

Jentzen Jeffrey M., Death investigation in America: coroners, medical examiners, and the pursuit of medical certainty, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 2009, pp. 290, £36.95, [euro]45.00, $49.95 (hardback 978-0-674-03453-2).

Keating Conrad., Smoking kills: the revolutionary life of Richard Doll, Oxford, Signal Books, 2009, pp. xviii, 495, illus., £17.99 (hardback 978-1-904955-63-4).

Kichigina Galina., The imperial laboratory: experimental physiology and clinical medicine on post-Crimean Russia, Wellcome Series in the History of Medicine, Clio Medica 87, Amsterdam and New York, Rodopi, 2009, pp. vi, 374, [euro]76.00 (hardback 978-90-420-2658-2).

Knight David., The making of modern science: science, technology, medicine and modernity: 1789–1914, Cambridge, UK, and Malden, MA, Polity Press, 2009, pp. xiv, 370, £55.00 (hardback 978-0-7456-3675-7), £17.99 (paperback 978-0-7456-3676-4).

Lancaster Brian., A fertile mind: Cuthbert William Johnson: Croydon’s Victorian agricultural writer and public health reformer, Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society, Proceedings, Sept. 2009, vol. 19, part 2, £3.50 (ISBN 978-0-906047-23-1; ISSN 0309-8656).

Maimonides Moses., On poisons and the protection against lethal drugs, a parallel Arabic-English edition edited, translated and annotated by Gerrit Bos, with critical editions of medieval Hebrew translations by Gerrit Bos and medieval Latin translations by Michael R McVaugh,Provo, Utah, Brigham Young University Press, 2009, distributed by Chicago University Press, pp. liii, 373, £34.50 $49.95 (hardback 978-0-8425-2730-9).

Morgan Lynn M., Icons of life: a cultural history of human embryos, Berkeley and London, University of California Press, 2009, pp. xvii, 310, £37.95, $55.00 (hardback 978-0-520-26043-6); £14.95, $21.95 (paperback 978-0-520-26044-3).

Oddy Derek J, Atkins Peter J, Amilien Virginie. (eds), The rise of obesity in Europe: a twentieth century food history, Farnham, Surrey, and Burlington, VT, Ashgate, 2009, pp. xv, 246, £60 (hardback 978-0-7546-7696-6).

Reinarz Jonathan., Health care in Birmingham: the Birmingham teaching hospitals 1779–1939, Woodbridge, Boydell Press, 2009, pp. xii, 276, illus., £60.00 (hardback 978-1-84383-506-6).

Reiser Stanley Joel., Technological medicine: the changing world of doctors and patients, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 229, £20.00, $30.00 (hardback 978-0-521-83569-5).

Stökel Sigrid, Lisner Wiebke, Rüve Gerlind. (eds), Das Medium Wissenschaftszeitschrift seit dem 19. Jahrhundert: Verwissenschaftlichung der Gesellschaft, Vergesellschaftung von Wissenschaft, Wissenschaft, Politik und Gesellschaft, Band 5, Stuttgart, Franz Steiner, 2009, pp. 254, [euro]31.78 (paperback 978-3-515-09342-2).

Unschuld Paul U., What is medicine? Western and eastern approaches, Berkeley and London, University of California Press, 2009, pp. xiv, 236, £16.95.

Woods Robert., Death before birth: fetal health and mortality in historical perspective, Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. xviii, 294, £60.00 (hardback 978-0-19-954275-8).

Zhan Mei., Other-worldly: making Chinese medicine through transnational frames, Durham, NC, and London, Duke University Press, 2009, pp. xiv, 240, £58.00 (hardback 978-0-8223-4363-9), £14.99 (paperback 978-0-8223-4384-4).

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