samedi 21 janvier 2017

Dictionnaire des femmes médecins pendant la guerre civile américaine

Women Medical Doctors in the United States Before the Civil War: A Biographical Dictionary 

Edward C. Atwater

Hardcover: 409 pages
Publisher: Univ of Rochester Pr (November 25, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1580465717

This groundbreaking reference work contains brief biographical articles for over two hundred women, most of them little known, who graduated from schools of medicine in the United States before the Civil War. The volume includes an introductory essay examining the social and religious backgrounds of the women graduates, as well as their motivations for becoming physicians and their varying degrees of success as practitioners. In addition, the essay offers information on what physician training and practice were like during the period, as well as on the need for reform that provided a setting for women's entry into the profession. The biographical entries are supplemented by a chronological table of female medical graduates and a geographical table indicating the places in which they practiced. Edward C. Atwater is emeritus professor of medicine and the history of medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

La préservation en histoire de la phytothérapie

Preservation Matters in the History of Herbal Medicine

Call for posters

One Day Seminar

Herbal History Research Network

Wednesday 7th June 2017

Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 3TR, UK


The aim of this day seminar is to bring together researchers in the history of herbal medicine and others interested in explorations into preservation and the practice of herbal medicine. The theme of preservation can be understood at varying levels, from a practical concern with preservation of medicinal remedies to the continuity or otherwise of traditions of knowledge and understanding of plants as medicines. This seminar will incorporate talks on doing research, relating past and present practice, practical aspects of preservation, and continuities of herbal knowledge.

  • Early medieval herbal formulations: Are we missing something? (Dr Frances Watkins, Herbal History Research Network) 
  • Traditional remedies and modern science: A Russian-German project from the 1880s. (Professor Vivian Nutton, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University) 
  • The medico-botanical world of a 1598 Italian manuscript: Traditional knowledge in the past and present. (Dr Raffaella Bruzzone, University of Nottingham) 
  • Preservation matters: Exploring historical recipes in a practical sense. (Christina Stapley, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum) 
  • What books might herbalists have used in mid-Victorian Britain? (Alison Denham, Herbal History Research Network)

ABOUT THE HERBAL HISTORY RESEARCH NETWORK The Herbal History Research Network brings together historical researchers, medical herbalists and others who are active in exploring the history of herbal medicine. The Network aims to promote further research and encourages applications from postgraduate students who wish to submit a poster abstract (250 words) to email Frances Watkins at by 28 February 2017. Students who are successful in their application will be offered free attendance to the event and will be entered for an award for the best presentation.


Advance booking for this event is essential (earlybird discount available for booking before March 2017).

Full programme and registration form at

Histoire des cosmétiques et de la phytothérapie

History of Cosmetics and Phytotherapy

Call for Abstracts

I am happy to inform you that, in the context of the 5th International Phytocosmetics and Phytotherapy Congress, which will take place in Patras, Greece, on May 15-17, 2017, Alain Touwaide and I are organizing a session on the History of Cosmetics and of Phytotherapy, entitled "The Fragrance of History". 

Cosmetics and cosmetic uses of natural products have a long history possibly dating as far back as Humankind. The session devoted to this topic will explore remains of ancient perfumes studied with cutting-edge laboratory analytical methods, documents reporting the methods for the preparation of perfumes and other products for bodily hygiene, and works of art representing perfume production, plants used for perfumery or other aspects of the care for the body through history. It is expected to bring to light uses of plants and natural resources previously unknown or not well known, to open new methodological avenues for future research, and to broaden the approach to perfume and bodily hygiene by framing them in the context of history. 
We welcome abstracts on these and other related topics, on any time-period and geographical area.

I hope you will consider submitting a proposal for a presentation in this historical session. Please, follow the instructions to submit your abstract. 

Thanks for your attention and for circulating this announcement to colleagues and friends.

Best wishes,

Emanuela Appetiti

vendredi 20 janvier 2017

Dernier numéro du Bulletin of the History of Medicine

Bulletin of the History of Medicine

Volume 90, Number 4, Winter 2016


“The Weight of Perhaps Ten or a Dozen Human Lives”: Suicide, Accountability, and the Life-Saving Technologies of the Asylum
Kathleen M. Brian

The “Ice Age” of Anatomy and Obstetrics: Hand and Eye in the Promotion of Frozen Sections around 1900
Salim Al-Gailani

Measuring Up: Anthropometrics and the Chinese Body in Republican Period China
Jia-Chen Fu

“A Greater Earnestness of Purpose and a More Militant Spirit”: Physicians and Medical Relief in 1930s Michigan
Susan Stein-Roggenbuck

News and Events
Digital Media and Humanities
Lisa A. O’Sullivan, Editor

Website Review: University of Minnesota Academic Health Center Oral History Project
Marcia Meldrum

Museum Review: Dittrick Medical History Center
Jacob Steere-Williams, Cara Delay

Book Reviews

Rheumatism: Its History from Paleo-Pathology to the Advent of Experimental Science by Thomas G. Benedek (review)
Kevin C. Chung

Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume One: The Medieval and Early Modern Perioded. by Anna Winterbottom and Facil Tesfaye, and: Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume Two: The Modern Period ed. by Anna Winterbottom and Facil Tesfaye (review)
Mark Harrison

Anatomies: De Vésale au Virtuel ed. by Vincent Barras (review)
Cynthia Klestinec

Antiquarianism, Language, and Medical Philology: From Early Modern to Modern Sino-Japanese Medical Discourses ed. by Benjamin Elman (review)
Yumi Kim

Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England by Olivia Weisser (review)
Elaine Leong

Aphrodisiacs, Fertility and Medicine in Early Modern England by Jennifer Evans (review)
Lisa W. Smith

The Fate of Anatomical Collections ed. by Rina Knoeff and Robert Zwijnenberg (review)
Carin Berkowitz

Haeckel’s Embryos: Images, Evolution, and Fraud by Nick Hopwood (review)
Frederick B. Churchill

Medical Practice, 1600–1900: Physicians and Their Patients ed. by Martin Dinges et al. (review)
Mary Lindemann

For All of Humanity: Mesoamerican and Colonial Medicine in Enlightenment Guatemala by Martha Few (review)José Ramón Jouve Martín

A History of Midwifery in the United States: The Midwife Said Fear Not by Helen Varney and Joyce Beebe Thompson (review)
Wendy Kline

Peripheral Desires: The German Discovery of Sex by Robert Deam Tobin (review)
Harry Oosterhuis

Patient Expectations: How Economics, Religion, and Malpractice Shaped Therapeutics in Early America by Catherine L. Thompson (review)
Norman Gevitz

Slavery, Agriculture, and Malaria in the Arabian Peninsula by Benjamin Reilly (review)
Alan Mikhail

Epidemics, Empire and Environments: Cholera in Madras and Quebec City, 1818–1910 by Michael Zeheter (review)
Anne Hardy

Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States, 1850–2000: Mycoses and Modernity by Aya Homei and Michael Worboys (review)
Rosemary Wall

Medicine on the Periphery: Public Health in Yucatan, Mexico, 1870–1960 by David Sowell (review)
Marcos Cueto

Indian Doctors in Kenya, 1895–1940: The Forgotten History by Anna Greenwood and Harshad Topiwala (review)
John Iliffe

Localization and Its Discontents: A Genealogy of Psychoanalysis and the Neuro Disciplines by Katja Guenther (review)
Susan Lamb

Cultural Politics of Hygiene in India, 1890–1940: Contagions of Feeling by Srirupa Prasad (review)
David Arnold

Recycling the Disabled: Army, Medicine, and Modernity in WWI Germany by Heather R. Perry (review)
Lisa J. Pruitt

Ensuring America’s Health: The Public Creation of the Corporate Health Care System by Christy Ford Chapin (review)
Daniel M. Fox

The Corrigible and the Incorrigible: Science, Medicine, and the Convict in Twentieth-Century Germany by Greg Eghigian (review)
Michael H. Kater

Human Heredity in the Twentieth Century ed. by Bernd Gausemeier, Staffan Müller-Wille, and Edmund Ramsden (review)
Andrew J. Hogan

The Development of Scientific Marketing in the Twentieth Century ed. by Jean-Paul Gaudillière and Ulrike Thoms (review)
Daniel Robinson

The Pandemic Perhaps: Dramatic Events in a Public Culture of Danger by Carlo Caduff (review)
Theresa MacPhail

Vaccine Nation: America’s Changing Relationship with Immunization by Elena Conis (review)
Nadav Davidovitch

Abortion after Roe by Johanna Schoen (review)
Lena Lennerhed

Making Medical Knowledge by Miriam Solomon (review)
Stefan Timmermans

Genetic Geographies: The Trouble with Ancestry by Catherine Nash (review)
Nadia Abu El-Haj

Back to the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America by Jessica Martucci (review)
Barbara Katz Rothman

Men at Risk: Masculinity, Heterosexuality, and HIV Prevention by Shari L. Dworkin (review)
Paula A. Treichler

The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China by Everett Yuehong Zhang (review)
Andrew Schonebaum

The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging by Margaret Lock (review)
Stephen Katz

Le chien dans la médecine du XXe siècle

Research Associate in the History of Twentieth-Century Physiology & Genetics

Call for applications

This is an opportunity to work on a Wellcome Trust funded project on the dog in science and medicine in the twentieth century, focusing particularly on genetics and physiology.

You will join a project where former members have worked on the dog in veterinary medicine and the behavioural sciences, and on changing attitudes to the risks associated with dogs. This post would suit scholars with a background in the history of biology, the history of the biomedical science, or the history of medicine.

Your key responsibilities will be to engage in independent research closely related to the aims of the grant, developing publications also closely related to the aims of the grant, including articles in peer reviewed journals and work towards an academic monograph.

You should have completed, or shortly be about to hold a PhD, (or equivalent), in the history of biology, or the history of medicine, or the history of veterinary medicine in the twentieth century.

A more detailed job description and person specification is available at:

Closing Date : 09/02/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : available immediately until 31 December 2017
Job Reference : BM&H-009442

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: Professor Michael Worboys, Emeritus Professor in the Division of Medical Education, Email:

General enquiries: Email: Tel: 0161 275 4499

Bourse de voyage pour la Duke University

Duke University, History of Medicine Travel Grants

Call for applications

A reminder that the History of Medicine Collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University is accepting applications for our travel grant program. 

Research grants of up to $1,000 will be offered to researchers whose work would benefit from access to the historical medical collections at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Our holdings include over 20,000 print items and 4,500 unique manuscripts along with photographs, prints, and over 800 medical instruments and artifacts including a large collection of ivory anatomical manikins. Collection strengths include but are not limited to anatomical atlases, human sexuality, materia medica, pediatrics, psychiatry, and obstetrics & gynecology,.

Any faculty member, graduate or undergraduate student, or independent scholar with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the History of Medicine Collections is eligible to apply. Writers, creative and performing artists, film makers and journalists are welcome to apply. All applicants must reside outside of a 100-mile radius of Durham, NC.

Grant money may be used for: transportation expenses (including air, train or bus ticket charges; car rental; mileage using a personal vehicle; parking fees); accommodations; and meals. Expenses will be reimbursed once the grant recipient has completed his or her research visit(s) and has submitted original receipts.

Research topics should be strongly supported by the History of Medicine Collections. We encourage applicants to contact the Curator of the History of Medicine Collections to discuss research projects and Rubenstein Library collections that might support it before submitting an application. 

The deadline for application is January 31, 2017 by 5:00 PM EST. Recipients will be announced in March 2017. Grants must be used between April 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

jeudi 19 janvier 2017

Le psychiatre, l'enfant et l'Etat

Le psychiatre, l'enfant et l'Etat. Enjeux d’une spécialité en construction, 1900-1950

Revue d’histoire de l’enfance “irrégulière” 

Ce volume est consacré au Congrès international de psychiatrie infantile qui s’est tenu à Paris en 1937 au cours de l’exposition internationale. Premier du genre, il est organisé notamment par Georges Heuyer dont l’importance dans le domaine de l’enfance pendant l’entre deux guerres est désormais un fait admis. Ce sera l’occasion de faire le point sur ce personnage aux multiples activités et d’évoquer la documentation qu’il a laissée. Qui dit congrès international dit aussi circulations, échanges entre les participants, enjeux de connaissance et rapports de pouvoir. C’est tout cela que s’efforce d’aborder ce numéro en faisant une large place à différents représentants de plusieurs des pays présents. C’est ainsi que la psychiatrie de l’enfant et son institutionnalisation sera explorée à partir des situations allemande, belge, britannique, italienne, française et suisse… Enfin, ce sera aussi l’occasion d’appréhender les savoirs psychiatriques sur l’enfant en amont comme en aval afin de mieux saisir l’importance de ce congrès, au-delà du fait d’avoir été le premier du genre.

Samuel Boussion et Jean-Christophe Coffin: Introduction

Enjeux scientifiques et politiques d’un congrès
Samuel Boussion: Le premier congrès international de Psychiatrie infantile (Paris, 1937), ou le baptême d’une spécialité ambitieuse
Jean-Christophe Coffin: La psychiatrie de l’enfant en France, une affaire de l’État ? 
Nadine Lefaucheur: De l’étude de la relation postulée entre dissociation familiale et délinquance juvénile à la rencontre avec Georges Heuyer et ses archives : fragments d’autobiographie sociologique 
Volker Roelcke: The twofold politics of psychiatry: Ernst Rüdin and the German delegation at the International Congress of Child Psychiatry in Paris, 1937 

Des psychiatres en circulation
John Stewart: British Child Guidance Practitioners at the Paris Conference: Their Ideas and Therapeutic Methods 
Benoît Majerus et Veerle Massin: Des psychiatres et des enfants : une histoire belge autour du congrès de 1937 
Elisabetta Benetti: Entre psychiatrie et anthropologie criminelle. Les Italiens au congrès de Psychiatrie infantile de Paris 
Martine Ruchat: Des médecins suisses au congrès de Psychiatrie infantile : l’hypothèse de l’hygiène mentale
Karin Zetterqvist Nelson: “A reason behind every action”. The early years of Swedish Child Psychiatry, 1930-1945 
Guillaume Périssol: La guidance du docteur Healy : modulation de la psychiatrie infantile ?

Le champ de la psychiatrie de l’enfant
Annick Ohayon: Les premiers moments de la psychanalyse de l’enfant en France dans les années 1920 et 1930 
Mathias Gardet: Face à la question sociale, la réponse médicale. De la psychiatrisation des écoliers et des jeunes délinquants
Susan Gross Solomon: Patient Dossiers and Clinical Practice in 1950s French Child Psychiatry

Histoire de la psychiatrie légale à Hamilton

Moving Out of the Shadows: A History of Forensic Psychiatry in Hamilton

Deadman, John (Principal Author and Editor) 

St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton 
price: $29.95
124 pages

Table of Contents:

Foreword — Gary Chaimowitz
Introduction — John Deadman
Acknowledgements — John Deadman

1. Forensic Medicine and Mental Health Through the Ages
2. Forensic Psychiatry in Canada
3. Forensic Psychiatry in Ontario
4. The Hamilton Forensic Program 1972-2014

5. Reflections - Ben Bernardo
6. Reflections - Joseph Kovacich
7. Reflections - Dr. Marcel Lemieux
8. Reflections - Dr. Guyon Mersereau
9. Reflections - Dr. David Dawson
10. Reflections - Dr. Joseph Ferencz
11. Reflections - Dr. Gary Chaimowitz
12. Reflections - Dr. Richard Padgett
13. Reflections - Maria Reitmeier
14. Reflections - Dr. John Deadman