The Bodleian Libraries have subscribed to a new French History of Medicine journal entitled: Histoire, Medecine et Sante. The peer-reviewed journal, which is from the University of Toulouse II, will be published twice a year and include research articles, discussion of sources and historiography and reviews in English and French. Article summaries are provided in French and English at the end of the issue.
The topic of the first issue is “pudeurs” which translates as modesty in English. Articles include Anne Carol on medical cadavers and Elsa Nicol on women with cancer in the 19th century. There is also a book review of Morbid Curiosities : Medical Museums in Nineteenth-Century Britain (OUP, 2011), which is available to consult in the Wellcome Unit Library and the Bodleian Library’s Gladstone Link, as well as electronically as an ebook.
Available to consult
The first issue is now available to request from the Bodleian Stacks via SOLO for members of the Bodleian Libraries. The requested volume can be consulted in the Bodleian Libraries Reading Room of your choice. A full list of contents is available on the Historiens de la sante blog.