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1.  MDH volume 58 issue 1 Cover and Back matter 
Medical History  2014;58(1):b1-b3.
PMCID: PMC3865998
2.  MDH volume 58 issue 1 Cover and Front matter 
Medical History  2014;58(1):f1-f2.
PMCID: PMC3866003
3.  ‘I’ve Never Found Doctors to be a Difficult Bunch’: Doctors, Managers and NHS Reorganisations in Manchester and Salford, 1948–2007 
Medical History  2013;57(1):65-86.
Since 1974 the National Health Service (NHS) has been subject to successive reorganisations which have shaped and reshaped patterns of administration, clinical care and services. This paper uses two sources of oral evidence: a Witness Seminar with a group of administrators who attended the NHS National Administrators’ Training Scheme in the late 1950s and a collection of interviews with doctors and managers who have played key roles in the health services of Manchester and Salford between 1974 and 2007. It surveys the day-to-day interactions between doctors and administrators/managers in hospital settings and analyses what these reveal about relationships within the broader context of shifting organisational structures and management styles. It suggests that the evidence challenges the historical stereotyping of the two groups and that strong working relationships have been determined as much by the values of respect and association as by changes to structures or management styles.
PMCID: PMC3566749  PMID: 23393403
Health Services; Medicine; Management; Administration; Doctors
4.  The Creation of the English Hippocrates 
Medical History  2011;55(4):457-478.
This article examines the process by which the London physician Thomas Sydenham (1624–89) rose to fame as the English Hippocrates in the late seventeenth century. It provides a survey of the evidence for the establishment of Sydenham’s reputation from his own writings, his professional relations, and the writings of his supporters and detractors. These sources reveal that in the first decades of his career Sydenham had few supporters and faced much opposition. However, by the end of the seventeenth century, Sydenham was the object of extraordinary outbursts of adulation and had become renowned for his decrying of hypotheses and speculative theory, his promotion of natural histories of disease, and the purported similarities between his medical method and that of Hippocrates. It is argued that Sydenham’s positive reputation owed little to his achievements in medicine: it was almost entirely the result of his promotion by the philosopher John Locke and a small group of sympathetic physicians. It was they who created the English Hippocrates.
PMCID: PMC3199640  PMID: 22025796
Giorgio Baglivi; Herman Boerhaave; Andrew Brown; College of Physicians; Charles Goodall; John Locke; Thomas Sydenham
5.  Book Reviews 
Medical History  2011;55(4):570-571.
PMCID: PMC3199641
6.  Book Reviews 
Medical History  2011;55(4):576-578.
PMCID: PMC3199642
7.  Medicines, Travellers and the Introduction and Spread of ‘Modern’ Medicine in the Mt Everest Region of Nepal 
Medical History  2011;55(4):503-521.
The significant contribution of medicines in the introduction and spread of ‘modern’ medicine has, with the exception of vaccination, been neglected in historical studies, yet medicines have been a significant factor in people’s experiences of sickness and in their use and non-use of health services. Although medicines are implicitly acknowledged in the literature as important in the provision of healthcare, this article uses a case study of the Mt Everest region of Nepal during the second half of the twentieth century to argue that medicines have had an explicit and central role in the introduction and spread of modern medicine in this region. It also highlights the importance of travellers in the process. While this article focuses on biomedical products, modern medicine, as elsewhere in the wider Himalayan region, continued to be practised within a changing but plural medical environment. The first part of the article discusses medicines and travellers who, in the absence of biomedical services, were the main source of medicines prior to the mid-1960s, while the second part considers medicines and Khunde Hospital, which was built in 1966 by the area’s most famous overseas traveller and became not only the area’s main provider of modern health services but also the main source of medicines.
PMCID: PMC3199643  PMID: 22025798
Medicines; ‘Modern’ Medicine; Medical Pluralism; Travellers; Nepal; Sherpas; Sir Edmund Hillary; Khunde Hospital
8.  Sounding the ‘Citizen–Patient’: The Politics of Voice at the Hospice des Quinze-Vingts in Post-Revolutionary Paris 
Medical History  2011;55(4):479-502.
This essay explores new models of the citizen–patient by attending to the post-Revolutionary blind ‘voice’. Voice, in both a literal and figurative sense, was central to the way in which members of the Hospice des Quinze-Vingts, an institution for the blind and partially sighted, interacted with those in the community. Musical voices had been used by members to collect alms and to project the particular spiritual principle of their institution since its foundation in the thirteenth century. At the time of the Revolution, the Quinze-Vingts voice was understood by some political authorities as an exemplary call of humanity. Yet many others perceived it as deeply threatening. After 1800, productive dialogue between those in political control and Quinze-Vingts blind members broke down. Authorities attempted to silence the voice of members through the control of blind musicians and institutional management. The Quinze-Vingts blind continued to reassert their voices until around 1850, providing a powerful form of resistance to political control. The blind ‘voice’ ultimately recognised the right of the citizen–patient to dialogue with their political carers.
PMCID: PMC3199644  PMID: 22025797
Blindness; Hospice des Quinze-Vingts; Valentin Haüy; Post-Revolutionary Paris; Citizen–Patient; Sound
9.  Book Reviews 
Medical History  2011;55(4):565-566.
PMCID: PMC3199645
10.  Book Reviews 
Medical History  2011;55(4):559-560.
PMCID: PMC3199646
11.  Obituary 
Medical History  2011;55(4):539-540.
PMCID: PMC3199647
12.  Book Reviews 
Medical History  2011;55(4):572-573.
PMCID: PMC3199648
13.  Book Reviews 
Medical History  2011;55(4):549-550.
PMCID: PMC3199649
14.  Book Reviews 
Medical History  2011;55(4):573-574.
PMCID: PMC3199650
15.  Book Reviews 
Medical History  2011;55(4):571-572.
PMCID: PMC3199651
17.  Books also Received 
Medical History  2011;55(4):580-582.
PMCID: PMC3199653
18.  Book Reviews 
Medical History  2011;55(4):551-552.
PMCID: PMC3199654
19.  Book Reviews 
Medical History  2011;55(4):578-579.
PMCID: PMC3199655
20.  Book Reviews 
Medical History  2011;55(4):553-555.
PMCID: PMC3199656
21.  Book Reviews 
Medical History  2011;55(4):560-562.
PMCID: PMC3199657
22.  Book Reviews 
Medical History  2011;55(4):563-565.
PMCID: PMC3199658
23.  Index 
Medical History  2011;55(4):583-606.
PMCID: PMC3199659
24.  Book Reviews 
Medical History  2011;55(4):568-570.
PMCID: PMC3199660
25.  Book Reviews 
Medical History  2011;55(4):574-575.
PMCID: PMC3199661

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