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The Keys to Happiness
Sex and the Search for Modernity in fin-de-Siecle Russia
Laura Engelstein
The revolution of 1905 challenged not only the social and political structures of imperial Russia but the sexual order as well. Throughout the decade that followed-in the salons of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, on the pages of popular...

"The Hour of Eugenics"
Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America
Nancy Leys Stepan
Examining for the first time how eugenics was taken up by scientists and social reformers in Latin America, Nancy Leys Stepan compares the eugenics movements in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina with the more familiar cases of Britain, the United States, and...

Decadent Genealogies
The Rhetoric of Sickness from Baudelaire to D'Annunzio
Barbara Spackman
Barbara Spackman here examines the ways in which decadent writers adopted the language of physiological illness and alteration as a figure for psychic...

Difference and Pathology
Stereotypes of Sexuality, Race, and Madness
Sander L. Gilman

Medicine and Society in America
Richard Harrison Shryock
First published in 1960, Richard Harrison Shryock's Medicine and Society in America: 1660–1860 remains a sweeping and informative introduction to the practice of medicine, the education of physicians, the understanding of health and disease, and the...

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