Former Book Series

The Society for the Social History of Medicine’s (SSHM) first ventures into book publishing were Health Care and Popular Medicine in Nineteenth Century England (Croom Helm, 1977) and The Social History of Occupational Health (Croom Helm, 1985). These were followed by three book series.

The first series, Studies in the Social History of Medicine, was a collaboration between the SSHM and Tavistock, later Routledge when Tavistock was taken over. Established in 1989, the series published 37 books by the time it ended in 2009. Series editors were Margaret Pelling, Jonathan Barry, Bernard Harris, Joseph Melling, Anne Borsay and David Cantor.

The second, Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine, was a collaboration between the Society and Pickering and Chatto, later Routledge when Pickering and Chatto, like Tavistock before it, was taken over. Established in 2008, the series published 24 books by the time it ended in 2015.  Series editors were David Cantor and Keir Waddington.

The third series which began in 2016 is Social Histories of Medicine, a collaboration between the Society and Manchester University Press. The series editors are David Cantor (2016-present), Elaine Leong (2019-present), and Anne Hanley (2020-present). Former editors were Keir Waddington (2016-2020).

Studies in the Social History of Medicine:

  • Andrews, Bridie, and Mary P. Sutphen (eds), Medicine and Colonial Identity (2003).
  • Barry, Jonathan, and Colin Jones (eds), Medicine and Charity before the Welfare State (1991).
  • Bashford, Alison, and Claire Hooker, Contagion (2001).
  • Berridge, Virginia, and Kelly Loughlin, Medicine, the Market and the Mass Media: Producing health in the twentieth century (2006).
  • Cooter, Roger, In the Name of the Child: Health and welfare, 1880-1940 (1992).
  • Cunningham, Andrew, and Ole Peter Grell (eds), Health Care and Poor Relief in Protestant Europe, 1500-1700 (2004).
  • Dale, Pamela, and Joseph Melling (eds), Mental Illness and Learning Disability since 1850: Finding a place for mental disorder in the United Kingdom (2006).
  • Davidson, Roger, and Lesley A. Hall (eds), Sex, Sin and Suffering: Venereal disease and European society since 1870 (2001).
  • De Barros, Juanita, Steven Palmer, and David Wright (eds), Health and Medicine in the circum-Caribbean, 1800–1968 (2009).
  • Digby, Anne, and David Wright (eds), From Idiocy to Mental Deficiency: Historical perspectives on people with learning disabilities (1997).
  • Elliot, Rosemary, Women and Smoking since 1890 (2008).
  • Ernst, Waltraud, Histories of the Normal and the Abnormal: Social and cultural histories of norms and normativity (2008).
  • Ernst, Waltraud, Plural Medicine, Tradition and modernity, 1800-2000 (2002).
  • Ernst,Waltraud, and Bernard Harris (eds), Race, Science and Medicine, 1700-1960 (1999).
  • Forsythe, Bill, and Joseph Melling (eds), Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914: A social history of madness in comparative perspective (1999).
  • Gijswit-Hofstra, Marijke, Hilary Marland and Hans de Waardt, Illness and Healing: Alternatives in Western Europe (2004).
  • Gorsky, Martin and Sally Sheard (eds), Financing Medicine: The British Experience since 1750 (2007).
  • Horden, Peregrine and Richard Smith (eds), The Locus of Care: Families, communities, institutions, and the provision of welfare since antiquity (1998).
  • Jackson, Mark (ed.), Health and the Modern Home (2008).
  • Johnson, Niall, Britain and the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic: A dark epilogue (2006).
  • Jones, Colin, and Roy Porter (eds), Reassessing Foucault: Power, medicine and the body (1994).
  • Killingray, David, and Howard Phillips (eds), The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19: New perspectives (2003).
  • Marland, Hilary, and Anne Marie Rafferty (eds), Midwives, Society and Childbirth: Debates and controversies in the modern period (1998).
  • Marks, Lara, and Michael Worboys (eds), Migrants, Minorities and Health: Historical and contemporary studies (1997).
  • McGann, Susan, and Barbara Mortimer (eds), New Directions in Nursing History (2005).
  • Melling, Joseph, and Bill Forsythe, The Politics of Madness: The state, insanity and society in England, 1845–1914 (2006).
  • Moran, James, Leslie Topp and Jonathan Andrews (eds), Madness, Architecture and the Built Environment: Psychiatric spaces in historical context (2007).
  • Pelling, Margaret, and Richard M. Smith (eds), Life, Death and the Elderly: Historical perspectives (1994).
  • Phillips, Jim, and David F. Smith (eds), Food, Science, Policy and Regulation in the Twentieth Century: International and comparative perspectives (2001).
  • Sauerteig, Lutz, and Roger Davidson (ed.), Shaping Sexual Knowledge: A cultural history of sex education in twentieth-century Europe (2009).
  • Schlich, Thomas, and Ulrich Tröhler (ed.), The Risks of Medical Innovation: Risk perception and assessment in historical context (2006).
  • Smith, David, Nutrition in Britain: Science, scientists and politics in the twentieth century (1997).
  • Smith, Leonard, Lunatic Hospitals in Georgian England, 1750–1830 (2007).
  • Stanton, Jenny (ed.), Innovations in Health and Medicine: Diffusion and resistance in the Twentieth Century (2004).
  • Sturdy, Steve (ed.), Medicine, Health and the Public Sphere in Britain, 1600-2000 (2003).
  • Sweet, Helen M., and Rona Dougall (eds), Community Nursing and Primary Healthcare in Twentieth-Century Britain (2008)
  • Turner, David M., and Kevin Stagg (eds), Social Histories of Disability and Deformity: Bodies, images and experiences (2007).

Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine:

  • Barona, Josep L., The Rockefeller Foundation, Public Health and International Diplomacy, 1920–1945 (2015).
  • Beatty, Heather R., Nervous Disease in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain: The Reality of a Fashionable Disorder (2012).
  • Bonah, Christian, David Cantor and Mathias Dörries (eds), Meat, Medicine and Human Health in the Twentieth Century (2011).
  • Borsay, Anne, and Pamela Dale (eds), Disabled Children: Contested caring, 1850-1979 (2012).
  • Chiang, Howard (ed.), Psychiatry and Chinese History (2015).
  • Connor, J. T. H., and Stephen Curtis (eds), Medicine in the Remote and Rural North, 1800–2000 (2011).
  • Doyle, Barry M., The Politics of Hospital Provision in Early Twentieth-Century Britain (2014).
  • Dyck, Erika, and Christopher Fletcher (eds), Locating Health: Historical and Anthropological Investigations of Place and Health (2011).
  • Fallwell, Lynne, Modern German Midwifery, 1885–1960 (2014).
  • Gaudillière, Jean-Paul, and Ulrike Thoms, The Development of Scientific Marketing in the Twentieth Century (2015).
  • Gausemeier, Bernd, Staffan Müller-Wille and Edmund Ramsden, Human Heredity in the Twentieth Century (2014).
  • Greenlees, Janet, and Linda Bryder (ed.), Western Maternity and Medicine, 1880-1990 (2014).
  • Haggett, Ali, Desperate Housewives, Neuroses and the Domestic Environment, 1945–1970 (2012).
  • Hayashi, Mayumi, The Care of Older People: England and Japan, a comparative study (2013).
  • Huisman, Frank, and Harry Oosterhuis (eds), Health and Citizenship: Political Cultures of Health in Modern Europe (2014).
  • Jackson, Mark (ed.), Stress in Post-War Britain (2015).
  • Jas, Nathalie, and Soraya Boudia (eds), Toxicants, Health and Regulation since 1945 (2013).
  • Kelly, Catherine, War and the Militarization of British Army Medicine, 1793–1830 (2011).
  • Miller, Ian, A Modern History of the Stomach: Gastric Illness, Medicine and British Society, 1800–1950 (2011).
  • Reinarz, Jonathan, and Kevin Siena (eds), A Medical History of Skin (2013).
  • Shepherd, Anna, Institutionalizing the Insane in Nineteenth-Century England (2014).
  • Stewart, John, Child Guidance in Britain, 1918–1955: The Dangerous Age of Childhood (2014).
  • von Schwerin, Alexander, Heiko Stoff, and Bettina Wahrig, Biologics, A History of Agents Made From Living Organisms in the Twentieth Century (2014).
  • Wall, Rosemary, Bacteria in Britain, 1880–1939 (2014).

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