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Working towards Equity: Disability Rights Activism and employment in Late-Twentieth-Century Canada
Working towards Equity: Disability Rights Activism and employment in Late-Twentieth-Century Canada
By Dustin Galer

In Working towards Equity, Dustin Galer argues that paid work significantly shaped the experience of disability during the late twentieth century.

Available Feb 2018
Preserving on Paper: Seventeenth-Century Englishwomen's Receipt Books
Preserving on Paper: Seventeenth-Century Englishwomen's Receipt Books
Edited by Kristine Kowalchuk
Preserving on Paper is a critical edition of three seventeenth-century receipt books–handwritten manuals that included a combination of culinary recipes, medical remedies, and household tips which documented the work of women at home.
Published Jun 2017
The Discovery of Insulin
The Discovery of Insulin
By Michael Bliss

In this engaging and award-winning account, historian Michael Bliss recounts the fascinating story behind the discovery of insulin – a story as much filled with fiery confrontation and intense competition as medical dedication and scientific genius.

Published May 2017
The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism
The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism
By Alice A. Kuzniar

Alice A. Kuzniar critically examines the alternative medical practice of homeopathy within the Romantic culture in which it arose. In The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism, Kuzniar argues that Hahnemann was a product of his time rather than an iconoclast and visionary.

Published Apr 2017
Baby Trouble in the Last Best West: Making New People in Alberta, 19051939
Baby Trouble in the Last Best West: Making New People in Alberta, 1905–1939
By Amy Kaler

Baby Trouble in the Last Best West explores the ways that women’s childbearing became understood as a social problem in early twentieth-century Alberta.

Published Feb 2017
SickKids: The History of the Hospital for Sick Children
SickKids: The History of the Hospital for Sick Children
David Wright
Foreword by Mary Jo Haddad
David Wright’s SickKids: The History of the Hospital for Sick Children chronicles the remarkable history of SickKids, including its triumphs and tragedies, its discoveries and dead-ends.
Published Nov 2016
Doctors of Empire: Medical and Cultural Encounters between Imperial Germany and Meiji Japan
Doctors of Empire: Medical and Cultural Encounters between Imperial Germany and Meiji Japan
By Hoi-eun Kim

In Doctors of Empire, Hoi-eun Kim recounts the story of the almost 1,200 Japanese medical students who rushed to German universities to learn cutting-edge knowledge from the world leaders in medicine, and of the dozen German physicians who were invited to Japan to transform the country’s medical institutions and education.

Published Jun 2016
Doctors beyond Borders: The Transnational Migration of Physicians in the Twentieth Century
Doctors beyond Borders: The Transnational Migration of Physicians in the Twentieth Century
Edited by Laurence Monnais and David Wright

Doctors beyond Borders provides an essential historical perspective on the transnational migration of health care practitioners.

Published Apr 2016
From Body to Community: Venereal Disease and Society in Baroque Spain
From Body to Community: Venereal Disease and Society in Baroque Spain
By Cristian Berco

Using the sole surviving admissions book for Toledo, Spain’s Hospital de Santiago, Cristian Berco reconstructs the lives of men and women afflicted with the pox by tracing their experiences before, during, and after their hospitalization.

Published Mar 2016
Separate Beds: A History of Indian Hospitals in Canada, 1920s-1980s
Separate Beds: A History of Indian Hospitals in Canada, 1920s-1980s
By Maureen K. Lux

A disturbing look at the dark side of the liberal welfare state, Separate Beds reveals a history of racism and negligence in health care for Canada’s First Nations that should never be forgotten.

Published Mar 2016