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Governing Habits
Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic
Eugene Raikhel
Governing Habits is an ethnography of extraordinary sensitivity and awareness that shows how therapeutic practice and expertise is expressed in the highly specific, yet rapidly transforming milieu of hospitals, clinics, and rehabilitation centers in post­-Soviet Russia.



Heinrich Kaan's "Psychopathia Sexualis" (1844)
A Classic Text in the History of Sexuality
Heinrich Kaan
Heinrich Kaan's fascinating work—part medical treatise, part sexual taxonomy, part activist statement, and part anti-onanist tract—takes us back to the origins of sexology.



Weill Cornell Medicine
A History of Cornell's Medical School
Antonio M. Gotto, Jennifer Moon
In this insightful and nuanced book, dean emeritus Antonio M. Gotto Jr., MD, and Jennifer Moon situate the history of Cornell's medical school in the context of the development of modern medicine and health care. The book examines the triumphs, struggles, and controversies the medical college has undergone.



Casualties of History
Wounded Japanese Servicemen and the Second World War
Lee K. Pennington
In Casualties of History, Lee K. Pennington relates for the first time in English the experiences of Japanese wounded soldiers and disabled veterans of Japan's "long" Second World War (from 1937 to 1945).



Walking Corpses
Leprosy in Byzantium and the Medieval West
Timothy S. Miller, John W. Nesbitt
Timothy Miller and John Nesbitt remind us that the history of leprosy in the West is incomplete without considering the Byzantine Empire, which confronted leprosy and its effects well before the Latin West.



The Pathological Family
Postwar America and the Rise of Family Therapy
Deborah Weinstein
The Pathological Family examines how family therapy developed against the intellectual and cultural landscape of postwar America.



The Big Squeeze
A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram
Dr. Handel Reynolds
This concise book chronicles the often turbulent history of screening mammography since its introduction in the early 1970s.



The Criminalization of Abortion in the West
Its Origins in Medieval Law
Wolfgang P. Müller
Wolfgang P. Müller tells the story of how abortion came to be criminalized in the West. As he shows, criminalization as a distinct phenomenon and abortion as a self-standing criminal category developed in tandem with each other.



The Contagious City
The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia
Simon Finger
The Contagious City details how early Americans struggled to preserve their collective health against both the strange new perils of the colonial environment and the familiar dangers of the traditional city, through a period of profound transformation.



Exclusions
Practicing Prejudice in French Law and Medicine, 1920–1945
Julie Fette
Julie Fette shows in Exclusions that doctors and lawyers persuaded the French state to enact exclusionary legislation banning naturalized citizens from careers in law and medicine for up to ten years after they had obtained French nationality.



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