A Medical History of Skin: Scratching the Surface (Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine 10)

A Medical History of Skin: Scratching the Surface (Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine 10)

By: Kevin Patrick Siena (author), Jonathan Reinarz (editor)Hardback

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Diseases affecting the skin have tended to provoke a response of particular horror in society. This collection of essays uses case studies to chart the medical history of skin from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.

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Scratching The Surface: an Introduction - Kevin Siena and Jonathan Reinarz Part I: The Emerging Skin Field 1 Drain, Blister, Bleed: Surgeons Open and Close the Skin in Georgian London - Lynda Payne 2 Abominable Ulcers, Open Pores and a New Tissue: Transforming the Skin in the Norwegian Countryside 1750-1850 - Anne Kviem Lie 3 Protecting the Skin of the British Empire: St Paul's Bay Disease in Quebec - James Moran 4 'Italic Scurvy', 'Pellarina', 'Pellagra': Medical Reactions to a New Disease in Italy, 1770-1815 - David Gentilcore Part II: Skin, Stigma and Identity 5 The Moral Biology of 'the itch' in Eighteenth-Century Britain - Kevin Siena 6 Syphilis, Backwardness and Indigenous Skin Lesions through French Physicians' Eyes in the Colonial Maghreb, 1830-1930 - Adrien Minard 7 Discovering the 'Leper': Shifting Attitudes towards Leprosy in Twentieth-Century Uganda - Kathleen Vongsathorn 8 Sex and Skin Cancer: Kaposi's Sarcoma Becomes the 'Stigmata of AIDS', 1979-1983 - Richard A McKay Part III: Skin, Disease and Visual Culture 9 'An Alteration in the Human Countenance': Inoculation, Vaccination and the Face of Smallpox in the Age of Jenner - Matthew L Newsom Kerr 10 Portraying Skin Disease: Robert Carswell's Dermatological Watercolours - Mechthild Fend 11 Atavistic Marks and Risky Practices: The Tattoo in Medico-Legal Debate, 1850-1950 - Gemma Angel 12 'Kissed by the Sun': Tanning the Skin of the Sick with Light Therapeutics, c.1890-1930 - Tania Woloshyn 13 'Classic, Characteristic or Typical': The Skin and the Visual Properties of External Anthrax Lesions - James F Stark Afterword: Reading the Skin, Discerning the Landscape: A Geo-historical Perspective of our Human Surface - Philip K Wilson

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  • publication date: 20/02/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781848934139
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 294
  • ID: 9781848934139
  • weight: 614
  • ISBN10: 1848934130

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