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Spotlight On: The History of Medicine
A selection of articles from the pages of History Review and History Today on the history of medicine and medical practice.
Elizabeth A. Fenn examines a little known catastrophe that reshaped the history of a continent.
Roy Porter charts the whirlwind of medical triumphs that promised limitless progress in human health and our more sober reflections on the eve of the third millennium.
Sarah Pepper investigates a medical pioneer whose name survives today on a bread wrapper, but whose sweeping system of wholefoods and natural prescriptions offended the medical establishment of late Victorian England.
Roy Porter looks into medicine in Georgian England where sufferers from the 'Glimmering of the Gizzard' the 'Quavering of the Kidneys' and the 'Wambling Trot' could chose their cures from a cornucopia of remedies and nostrums doled out by an army of practitioners amongst whom flourished the quacks.
Andrew Mendelsohn outlines the attractions of a fast-growing an popular field of study.
Essay and Exam Advice
Elliot Richman provides a useful strategy for the ultimate test.
The former editor of History Review,Robert Pearce gives his personal view.
Drawing on classroom experience, Viv Sanders offers advice and seeks answers.
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