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A Medical history of skin : scratching the surface / edited by Jonathan Reinarz and Kevin Siena.

Contributor(s): Reinarz, Jonathan | Siena, Kevin Patrick.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: WR140 .M43 2016Series: Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine: no. 10Publication: London : Routledge 2016Description: xiv, 279 p. : ill.Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2013ISBN: 9781138662261; 1138662267; 9781848934139; 1848934130.Subject(s): Skin diseases | Skin diseases -- Therapy
Contents:
Drain, blister, bleed : surgeons open and close the skin in Georgian London / Lynda Payne -- Abominable ulcers, open pores and a new tissue : transforming the skin in the Norwegian countryside, 1750-1850 / Anne Kveim Lie -- Protecting the skin of the British Empire : St Paul's Bay disease in Quebec / James Moran -- "Italic scurvy," "pellarina," "pellagra" : medical reactions to a new disease in Italy, 1770-1815 / David Gentilcore -- The moral biology of "the itch" in eighteenth-century Britain / Kevin Siena -- Syphilis, backwardness and indigenous skin lesions through French physicians' eyes in the Colonial Maghreb, 1830-1930 / Adrien Minard -- Discovering the "leper" : shifting attitudes towards leprosy in twentieth-century Uganda / Kathleen Vongsathorn -- Sex and skin cancer : Kaposi's sarcoma becomes the "stigmata of AIDS," 1979-83 / Richard A. McKay -- "An alteration in the human countenance" : inoculation, vaccination and the face of smallpox in the age of Jenner / Matthew L. Newsom Kerr -- Portraying skin disease : Robert Carswell's dermatological watercolours / Mechthild Fend -- Atavistic marks and risky practices : the tattoo in medico-legal debate, 1850-1950 / Gemma Angel -- "Kissed by the sun" : tanning the skin of the sick with light therapeutics, c. 1890-1930 / Tania Woloshyn -- "Classic, characteristic or typical" : the skin and the visual properties of external anthrax lesions / James F. Stark -- Afterword : reading the skin, discerning the landscape : a geo-historical perspective of our human surface / Philip K. Wilson.
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Reprint. Originally published: 2013

Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-267) and index.

Drain, blister, bleed : surgeons open and close the skin in Georgian London / Lynda Payne -- Abominable ulcers, open pores and a new tissue : transforming the skin in the Norwegian countryside, 1750-1850 / Anne Kveim Lie -- Protecting the skin of the British Empire : St Paul's Bay disease in Quebec / James Moran -- "Italic scurvy," "pellarina," "pellagra" : medical reactions to a new disease in Italy, 1770-1815 / David Gentilcore -- The moral biology of "the itch" in eighteenth-century Britain / Kevin Siena -- Syphilis, backwardness and indigenous skin lesions through French physicians' eyes in the Colonial Maghreb, 1830-1930 / Adrien Minard -- Discovering the "leper" : shifting attitudes towards leprosy in twentieth-century Uganda / Kathleen Vongsathorn -- Sex and skin cancer : Kaposi's sarcoma becomes the "stigmata of AIDS," 1979-83 / Richard A. McKay -- "An alteration in the human countenance" : inoculation, vaccination and the face of smallpox in the age of Jenner / Matthew L. Newsom Kerr -- Portraying skin disease : Robert Carswell's dermatological watercolours / Mechthild Fend -- Atavistic marks and risky practices : the tattoo in medico-legal debate, 1850-1950 / Gemma Angel -- "Kissed by the sun" : tanning the skin of the sick with light therapeutics, c. 1890-1930 / Tania Woloshyn -- "Classic, characteristic or typical" : the skin and the visual properties of external anthrax lesions / James F. Stark -- Afterword : reading the skin, discerning the landscape : a geo-historical perspective of our human surface / Philip K. Wilson.

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