Texts for Social history of medicine Bibliography


From:         Merril D. Smith/
              Douglas Smith <76061.1056@compuserve.com>
              15 Aug 1997

Hi everyone:

I just wanted to thank everyone who responded to my query for books to teach a course, the Social History of Medicine. The suggestions for books and also ideas for teaching the course were very helpful. Here is a list I compiled of the books list members suggested (I think I may have missed a few -- sorry!) and some I found while looking around:


[Editor's Note: We've combined the responses to H-Women post with Merril's for a more complete listing.]

Barbara Bates, _Bargaining for Life: A Social History of Tuberculosis, 1876-1938_ (Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania Press, 1992) Brandt, No Magic Bullet
James H.Cassady, Medicine in America: A Short History Susan Cayleff, Wash and Be Healed
Ehrenreigh and English, _For Her own Good: 150 Years of the Experts' Advice to Women_(Doubleday, 1978) Marian Faux, Roe v. Wade
Foucault, Michelle _The Birth of the Clinic_ Suzanne Gordon, Life Support: Three Nurses on the Front Lines Joel Howell, Technology in the Hospital Jewett, Sarah Orne _A Country Doctor_
Leavitt, Judith Walzer _Brought to Bed; Childbearing in America, 1750-1950_
______________, The Healthiest City
______________, Typhoid Mary
Leavitt, Judith _Women and Health in America_ Leavitt, Judith and Numbers, eds., _Sickness and Health in America_ Lynaugh, Joan E., ed. _Studies in Health, Illness and Caregiving in America_ (series)
James Mohr, Doctors and the Law
Regina Morantz-Sanchez, Sympathy and Science Susan Reverby, Ordered to Care
Naomi Rogers, Dirt and Disease
Charles Rosenberg, The Care of Strangers _________________, The Cholera Years
David Rothman, The Discovery of the Asylum Rothman, Sheila _Living in the Shadow of Death_ Sharp, Jane _The Midwives Book, or the Whole Art of Midwifery_ (1671) Printout can be ordered from Women Writer's Project at http://www.wwp.brown.edu
Sanger, Margaret _My Fight for Birth Control_, 1931 Shilts, Randy _And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic_(Penguin, 1987)
Edward Shorter, From Paralysis to Fatigue Susan Smith, Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired Solinger _Wake Up Little Susie_
Sontag, Susan _Illness as a Metaphor_
Paul Starr, The Social Transformation of American Medicine Ulrich, _A Midwife's Tale_

Other suggestions:
_Our Bodies, Ourselves_

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