Manchester History of Medicine

Manchester History of Medicine is a collection of 40 books written by leading names in the field. It covers all aspects of health, illness and medicine, from prehistory to the present, in every part of the world.


This collection is a valuable resource for students and academics interested in the history of medicine as it draws upon both the intellectual rigour of the humanities and the practice-based, real-world emphasis of clinical and professional nursing.

Manchester History of Medicine will enable readers to explore all aspects of health and healing including ideas, beliefs and practices, and the social, economic and cultural contexts in which they operate.

Key features & benefits

  • A wide-ranging coverage of studies on health, illness and medicine, edited and authored by scholars from all over the world

  • Includes award winning books such as:
    - Health medicine and the sea, by Katherine Foxhall, winner of the 2016 Harold D. Langley Book Award
    - One hundred years of wartime nursing practices, 1854-1953, by Jane Brooks and Christine Hallett, winner of the 2015 Mary Roberts Award
    - A history of British sports medicine, by Vanessa Heggie, shortlisted for the 2012, Aberdare Literary Prize
    - Physick and the family, by Alun Withey, winner of the 2013 European Association for the History of Health and Medicine book prize and shortlisted for the 2013 Longman/History Today Book of the Year

Authors include

  • Christine E. Hallett - Professor of Nursing History at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester, and Director of the UK Centre for the History of Nursing

  • Steven King - Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Leicester

  • Sandra Cavallo - Professor of Early Modern History at Royal Holloway, University of London

  • Stuart Blume - Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam

  • Waltraud Ernst - Professor of the History of Medicine at Oxford Brookes University

  • Gerald V. O'Brien - Professor of Social Work at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

  • Stephen Snelders - Research Fellow in the Freudenthal Institute of the Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, The Netherlands


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