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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.

Andrew Mendelsohn outlines the attractions of a fast-growing an popular field of study.

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.

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