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Series editors: David Cantor and Keir Waddington

Social Histories of Medicine is concerned with all aspects of health, illness and medicine, from prehistory to the present, in every part of the world. The series covers the circumstances that promote health or illness, the ways in which people experience and explain such conditions, and what, practically, they do about them. Practitioners of all approaches to health and healing come within its scope, as do their ideas, beliefs, and practices, and the social, economic and cultural contexts in which they operate. Methodologically, the series welcomes relevant studies in social, economic, cultural, and intellectual history, as well as approaches derived from other disciplines in the arts, sciences, social sciences and humanities. The series is a collaboration between Manchester University Press and the Society for the Social History of Medicine.

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The metamorphosis of autism Bonnie Evans

Payment and philanthropy in British healthcare, 1918–48 George Campbell Gosling

The politics of vaccination Edited by Christine Holmberg , Stuart Blume and Paul Greenough

Leprosy and colonialism Stephen Snelders

Medical misadventure in an age of professionalization, 1780–1890 Alannah Tomkins

Conserving health in early modern culture Edited by Sandra Cavallo and Tessa Storey

Migrant architects of the NHS Julian M. Simpson

Mediterranean quarantines, 1750–1914 Edited by John Chircop and Francisco Javier Martínez

Sickness, medical welfare and the English poor, 1750–1834 Steven King

Medical societies and scientific culture in nineteenth-century Belgium Joris Vandendriessche

Managing diabetes, managing medicine Martin D. Moore

Vaccinating Britain Gareth Millward

Madness on trial James E. Moran

Early Modern Ireland and the world of medicine Edited by John Cunningham

Feeling the strain Jill Kirby

Rhinoplasty and the nose in early modern British medicine and culture Emily Cock

Communicating the history of medicine Edited by Solveig Jülich and Sven Widmalm

Progress and pathology

Medicine and culture in the nineteenth century

Melissa Dickson , Emilie Taylor-Brown , and Sally Shuttleworth

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ISBN 978 1 5261 3368 7hardback

ISBN 978 1 5261 4754 7open access

First published 2020

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Medicine and culture in the nineteenth century


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