Selected Papers on the History of Medicine and Healthcare (2014)

This volume continues the Proceedings of the Calgary History of Medicine Days series which publishes the work of young and emerging researchers in the field, hence providing a unique publishing format. The annual Calgary History of Medicine Days Conference, established in 1991, brings together undergraduate and early graduate students from across Canada, Latin America, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe to give paper and poster presentations on a wide variety of topics from the history of medicine and healthcare from a multiple perspectives. The History of Medicine Days offers an annual platform for discussions and exchanges between participants regarding recent research findings, methodological perspectives, and work-in progress descriptions of ongoing historiographical projects.

This book explores such topics as historical medical classics, the history of medicine in Canada, the effects of war on medicine, and historical conceptions of blood and circulation. Furthermore, it includes the paper given by the conference’s internationally renowned keynote speaker, Dr Thomas Schlich, Professor of History and History of Medicine at McGill University, Quebec. In addition, it gathers together all the abstracts of the conference for documentation purposes, and is well-illustrated with images and diagrams pertaining to the history of medicine.

William J. Pratt is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Alberta, Canada. He has taught military history, Canadian history and Canadian Studies at the University of Calgary, the University of Alberta, Mount Royal University, and the University of Lethbridge, Canada.

Lesley Bolton is a Sessional Instructor in the Department of Classics and Religion at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Calgary, Canada. Her research interests are ancient medicine, with a particular focus on women’s healthcare, and female practitioners and authors. She is the author of Medical Terminology from Head to Toe.

Frank W. Stahnisch is an Associate Professor with joint appointment in the Department of Community Health Sciences and the Department of History at the University of Calgary, Canada. He also holds the AMF/Hannah Professorship in the History of Medicine and Health Care in the Cumming School of Medicine at the same institution.

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ISBN: 1-5275-3909-1

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-3909-9

Release Date: 1st November 2019

Pages: 320

Price: £64.99