Toxicants, Health andRegulation since 1945
The number of substances potentially dangerous to our health andenvironment is constantly increasing.Though governments have inroducedmeasures to protect us from thisrising threat, the growth in industry and new developments in science andtechnology mean that we are at greaterrisk of exposure to toxic materialsthan at any other time in history. Thepapers in this volume examine theconcurrent rise of pollutants and theregulations designed to police theiruse.
Emmanuel Henry, Michelle Murphy,Christopher Sellers, Didier Torny andSezin Topçu
256pp: 234x156: February 2013
978 1 84893 403 0: £60/$99
978 1 78144 035 3
A Medical History of Skin:
Scratching the Surface
With obvious and sometimes repellantoutward signs of malady, diseasesof the skin are often perceived to be highly contagious, as well assynonymous with immorality. Thiscollection of essays uses case studiesto chart the history of skin from theeighteenth to the twentieth century.
Gemma Angel, Mechthild Fend, DavidGentilcore, Matthew Newsom Kerr, AnneKviem Lie, Richard A McKay, AdrienMinard, James Moran, Linda Payne, JamesF Stark, Kathleen Vongsathorn and PhilipK Wilson
256pp: 234x156: April 2013
978 1 84893 413 9: £60/$99
978 1 78144 040 7
The Care of Older People:
England and Japan, A Comparative Study
Across the globe, populations aregetting older. Britain and Japanare examples of two rapidly ageingsocieties, and their governments faceincreasing challenges in how to deal with this situation. Based on extensivearchival research and oral testimony,Hayashi sets policy and practice atthe national, regional and local levelsin their historical contexts, offering aunique comparison of the evolutionof modern residential care in Englandand Japan.
‘Hayashi has written the rst
comparative study of the urgent issueof the residential care of older peoplein Britain and Japan. ... she valuablydispels the deeply entrenched belief that older people are much more respected and cared for in Asian countries such as Japan, than in western countries suchas Britain.’
Pat Thane, King’s CollegeLondon
256pp: 234x156: June 2013
978 1 84893 417 7: £60/$99
978 1 78144 043 8
Child Guidance in Britain,1918–1955
Stewart presents a history of childguidance in Britain from its originsin the years after the First World Waruntil the consolidation of the WelfareState. Concepts widely used in thisguidance also played a part in broadersocial and cultural perceptions of whatconstituted a child’s healthy emotionaland psychological development. This
is the rst study of child guidance inthis period and makes a signicant
contribution to the historiography.
256pp: 234x156: June 2013
978 1 84893 429 0: £60/$99
978 1 78144 054 4
Human Heredity in theTwentieth Century
This collection of essays looks at how human heredity was understood between 1900 and the late 1970s.Developments are explored acrossthree themed sections; concepts,practices and institutions. Thecontributors explore the interactionof science, medicine and society indetermining how heredity was viewedacross the world during the politically turbulent years of the twentiethcentury.
Jenny Bangham, Ana Barahona, FrancescoCassata, Nathaniel Comfort, AnneCottebrune, Soraya de Chadarevian,Judith E Friedman, Pascal Germann,Susan Lindee, Veronika Lipphardt, DianePaul, Stephen Pemberton, María JesúsSantesmases, Edna Suárez, Alexander von Schwerin, Paul Weindling and Philip Wilson
256pp: 234x156: July 2013
978 1 84893 426 9: £60/$99
978 1 78144 051 3
Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine
The series is concerned with allaspects of health, illness andmedicine, from antiquity to thepresent, in all parts of the globe.It is a collaboration betweenPickering & Chatto and the Society for the Social History of Medicine(SSHM).