Medical Innovations in Historical Perspective
A team of medical historians apply the techniques of social history to key questions of medical innovation. The topics include surgical techniques, new therapies, and psychiatry; they range from the 1860s to the 1960s and include European and American examples as well as British. How and why were new forms of medicine initiated? How were they understood, received, or rejected? The answers given will interest students and practitioners in history, sociology, economics, medicine and policy studies.