Social History of Medicine

Social History of Medicine is concerned with all aspects of health, illness, and medical treatment in the past. It is committed to publishing work on the social history of medicine from a variety of disciplines. The journal offers its readers substantive and lively articles on a variety of themes, critical assessments of archives and sources, conference reports, up-to-date information on research in progress, a discussion point on topics of current controversy and concern, review articles, and wide-ranging book reviews.

Triannually: April, August, December.

ISSN (print): 
0951631X
ISSN (online): 
14774666

Latest articles

Volume 28 (1)

'Lead[ing] 'em by the Nose into Publick Shame and Derision': Gaspare Tagliacozzi, Alexander Read and the Lost History of Plastic Surgery, 1600-1800
Cock, E., vol. 28 (1): 1-21
Of the China Root: A Case Study of the Early Modern Circulation of Materia Medica
Winterbottom, A. E., vol. 28 (1): 22-44
The State, the People and the Care of Sick and Injured Sailors in Late Stuart England
Neufeld, M., Wickham, B., vol. 28 (1): 45-63
Mr Giovanni Succi Meets Dr Luigi Luciani in Florence: Hunger Artists and Experimental Physiology in the Late Nineteenth Century
Nieto-Galan, A., vol. 28 (1): 64-81
Performing State Medicine During its 'Frustrating' Years: Epidemiology and Bacteriology at the Local Government Board, 1870-1900
Steere-Williams, J., vol. 28 (1): 82-107
The 'Regiment of Skeletons': A First World War Medical Collection
Alberti, S. J. M. M., vol. 28 (1): 108-133
Inter-imperial Learning and African Health Care in Portuguese Angola in the Interwar Period
Coghe, S., vol. 28 (1): 134-154
'Roy Porter Student Prize Essay, 2012' Easing the Passing: R v Adams and Terminal Care in Postwar Britain
Mahar, C., vol. 28 (1): 155-171
'Pretty Pioneering-Spirited People': Genetic Counsellors, Gender Culture, and the Professional Evolution of a Feminised Health Field, 1947-1980
Stillwell, D., vol. 28 (1): 172-193
Helen King, The One-Sex Body on Trial: The Classical and Early Modern Evidence
Read, K. D., vol. 28 (1): 194-195
Joan Cadden, Nothing Natural Is Shameful: Sodomy and Science in Late Medieval Europe
Puff, H., vol. 28 (1): 195-196
Pratik Chakrabarti, Medicine & Empire: 1600-1960
Singh, N., vol. 28 (1): 197-198
Anna Shepherd, Institutionalizing the Insane in Nineteenth-Century England
Wynter, R., vol. 28 (1): 198-200
Gerald V. O'Brien, Framing the Moron: The Social Construction of Feeble-mindedness in the American Eugenic Era
Stern, A. M., vol. 28 (1): 200-201
James C. Mohr, Licensed to Practice - The Supreme Court Defines the American Medical Profession
Harris, J., vol. 28 (1): 201-203
Peter Kirby, Child Workers and Industrial Health in Britain 1780-1850
Cunningham, H., vol. 28 (1): 203-204
Paul Laxton and Richard Rodger, Insanitary City: Henry Littlejohn and the Condition of Edinburgh
Luckin, B., vol. 28 (1): 204-206
Angelique Richardson (ed.), After Darwin: Animals, Emotions, and the Mind
Ball, A., vol. 28 (1): 206-207
Lundy Braun, Breathing Race into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics
McCulloch, J., vol. 28 (1): 207-209
Alan Derickson, Dangerously Sleepy: Overworked Americans and the Cult of Manly Wakefulness
Faue, E., vol. 28 (1): 209-210