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dc.contributor.editorSchlich, Thomas 23:55 13:36:15
dc.identifierOCN: 1015372154
dc.description.abstractThis handbook covers the technical, social and cultural history of surgery. It reflects the state of the art and suggests directions for future research. It discusses what is different and specific about the history of surgery - a manual activity with a direct impact on the patient’s body. The individual entries in the handbook function as starting points for anyone who wants to obtain up-to-date information about an area in the history of surgery for purposes of research or for general orientation. Written by 26 experts from 6 countries, the chapters discuss the essential topics of the field (such as anaesthesia, wound infection, instruments, specialization), specific domains areas (for example, cancer surgery, transplants, animals, war), but also innovative themes (women, popular culture, nursing, clinical trials) and make connections to other areas of historical research (such as the history of emotions, art, architecture, colonial history).
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeology::NH Historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::M Medicine and Nursing::MN Surgeryen_US
dc.subject.otherSocial history surgery
dc.subject.otherCultural history surgery
dc.titleThe Palgrave Handbook of the History of Surgery
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 18 Surgery, Imperial Rule and Colonial Societies (1800–1930)
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 16 Surgery and Emotion
oapen.imprintPalgrave Macmillan

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  • Fitzpatrick, Kieran (2018)
    The following chapter is concerned with the ways in which political, social and cultural contexts shape the performance and perceptions of surgery, especially under nineteenth-century colonial empires.
  • Brown, Michael (2018)
    In this chapter I have endeavoured to demonstrate the ways in which an approach that takes the emotions seriously might nuance and complicate our understandings of the history of pre-anaesthetic surgery. In general, historians ...