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Readings and Media Sources

 

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NOTE THAT MANY READINGS WILL BE DRAWN FROM E-JOURNALS AND ELECTRONIC DATABASES. IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THESE RESOURCES, COME SEE ME.

  • Most articles will be available either on JSTOR or Project MUSE
  • Remember that you can search both of these simultaneously via ResearchPro on the Library website

 

     See the bottom of this page for a list of useful websites

    Books

    BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE SHORT LOAN COLLECTION, AND WHERE POSSIBLE, AS E-BOOKS.

    THE BOOKS BELOW WILL BE USED EITHER IN THEIR ENTIRETY OR IN PART. WE WILL READ LARGER SECTIONS OF THOSE MARKED WITH AN *.

    • *Warwick Anderson, The Cultivation of Whiteness: Science, Health and Racial Destiny in Australia, (Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2006
    • Alison Bashford, ed., Medicine at the Border: Disease, Globalization and Security, 1850 to the Present (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2006).
    • *Jane Caplan and John Torpey (eds), Documenting Individual Identity The Development of State Practices since the French Revolution (Princeton: PUP, 2001).
    • *Simon Cole, Suspect Identities: A History of Fingerprints and Criminal Identification (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2001).
    • Jose van Dijck, Imagenation: Popular Images of Genetics, (Macmillan Press, 1998)
    • *Kaja Finkler, Experiencing the New Genetics: Family and kinship on the medical frontier. (Philadelphia: UPenn, 2000).
    • *Linda Hogle Recovering the Nation’s Body: Cultural Memory Medicine and the Politics of Redemption (New Brunswick: Rutgers, 1999).
    • Judith Walzer Leavitt, Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public’s Health (Boston MA: Beacon Press, 1996).
    • Lara Marks, Sexual Chemistry: A History of the Contraceptive Pill (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001).
    • *Walter McDougall, …The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age (New York: Basic Books, 1985)
    • Dorothy Nelkin, M. Susan Lindee, The DNA Mystique: The Gene as a Cultural Icon (New York: W.H.Freeman and Co, 1995).
    • Michelle Stanworth, Reproductive technologies: gender, motherhood and medicine, (Oxford: Polity press, 1987).
    • *Chandak Sengoopta, Imprint of the Raj: How Fingerprinting was Born in Colonial India (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2003).
    • *Keith Wailoo and Simon Pemberton, The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine: Ethnicity and Innovation in Tay-Sachs, Cystic Fibrosis and Sickle Cell Disease (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006).

     

    FILMS/OTHER MEDIA

    'The Return of Martin Guerre';

    ‘Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life’;

    ‘John Q’;

    ‘Junior’;

    ‘Born with Two Mothers’

    ‘The Family Man’,

    ‘Sicko’

     

    Useful Websites:

    Note that I add to this list regularly.

    http://www.history.ac.uk/ihr/Focus/Medical/web.html This site offers well-chosen links to research resources, centres of research and image collections relevant to the history of medicine.

    http://www.eugenicsarchive.org/eugenics/ Like it says on the tin, this website addresses eugenics, spcifically the US eugenics movement as documented in the archives of the Cold Spring Harbour DNA learning Center.

     http://www.wellcomecollection.org/home-explore.aspx The Wellcome Trust hosts a number of fantastic online exhibitions addressing module themes -- from the news release announcing the birth of the first test tube baby to interviews on the ethics of genetic screening.

    http://images.wellcome.ac.uk/ Your first port of call for historical and contemporary images of medicine and medical themes. See also the US National Library of Medicine's website, immediately below.

    http://ihm.nlm.nih.gov/luna/servlet/view/all The Images from the History of Medicine website is a bit slow, but spectacular, and particularly rich on international health initiatives from the WHO.