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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.



Eradication
Ridding the World of Diseases Forever?
Nancy Leys Stepan
This book by the award-winning historian of medicine Nancy Leys Stepan is an accessible, beautifully written, and deeply researched examination of one of the most controversial issues in public health today.



Notes on Nightingale
The Influence and Legacy of a Nursing Icon
Florence Nightingale and her place in nursing history and in contemporary nursing discourse is a topic of continuing interest for nursing students, teachers, and professional associations. This book offers new scholarship on her work and legacy.



Differential Diagnoses
A Comparative History of Health Care Problems and Solutions in the United States and France
Paul V. Dutton
How has France assure universal coverage while protecting patient and practitioner freedoms? What can Americans learn from the French experience, and what can the French learn from the U.S. example?



Murder after Death
Literature and Anatomy in Early Modern England
Richard Sugg
Just as museum exhibits of plastinated corpses, television dramas about forensics, and books about the eventual fate of human remains provoke interest and generate ethical debates today, anatomy was a topic of fascination-and autopsies a spectator...



The Archaeology of Disease
Charlotte Roberts, Keith Manchester
The Archaeology of Disease shows how the latest scientific and archaeological techniques can be used to identify the common illnesses and injuries from which humans suffered in antiquity. Charlotte Roberts and Keith Manchester offer a vivid picture of...



Mummies and Death in Egypt
Françoise Dunand, Roger Lichtenberg
"Today, a good century after the first X-rays of mummies, Egyptology has the benefit of all the methods and means at the disposal of forensic medicine. The 'mummy stories' we tell have changed their tone, but they have enjoyed much success, with...



Sexing the Citizen
Morality and Masculinity in France, 1870–1920
Judith Surkis
Surkis shows how masculine sexuality became central to the making of a republican social order. Marriage, Surkis argues, affirmed the citizen's masculinity, while also containing and controlling his desires.



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