août 2011

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Appel à contribution – Noble Suffering : Representations of the Experience of Pain

Sponsor: Medica: The Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages

This session will examine the redemptive potential for pain and suffering as evidenced in the material and literary culture of medieval Europe. We invite proposals that investigate portrayals of both emotional and physical suffering in religious and secular art and literature. Speakers are encouraged to explore representations of redemptive pain as expressed in images, objects, and texts from a broad range of perspectives, from saint to sinner, romantic hero to base criminal.

Possible topics include:

Images of pain in religious art and texts, such as renditions of scripture, the lives of the saints, etc.

Representations of pain in literature, such as romance, drama, fabliaux,etc.

Images and treatment of pain in medical texts

Associations of pain and suffering with specific diseases, such as leprosy

Pain and suffering in secular punishment

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words and a completed Participant Information Form (PIF) by e-mail to Linda Migl Keyser( by *15 September 2011*.

Additional information for applicants and the PIF are available at

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Parution – Social history of medicine


Social history of medicine, Volume 24, Issue 2, August 2011

John Slater and María Luz López Terrada
Scenes of Mediation: Staging Medicine in the Spanish Interludes

Mitchell Lewis Hammond
Medical Examination and Poor Relief in Early Modern Germany

Gill Newton
Infant Mortality Variations, Feeding Practices and Social Status in London between 1550 and 1750

Russell Noyes, Jr.
The Transformation of Hypochondriasis in British Medicine, 1680–1830

Zipora Shehory-Rubin
Jewish Midwives in Eretz Israel During the Late Ottoman Period, 1850–1918

Philippa Martyr
‘Behaving Wildly’: Diagnoses of Lunacy among Indigenous Persons in Western Australia, 1870–1914

Avi Sharma
Medicine from the Margins? Naturheilkunde from Medical Heterodoxy to the University of Berlin, 1889–1920

Emma L. Jones
The Establishment of Voluntary Family Planning Clinics in Liverpool and Bradford, 1926–1960: A Comparative Study

Alison Nuttall
Maternity Charities, the Edinburgh Maternity Scheme and the Medicalisation of Childbirth, 1900–1925

Angela Davis
A Revolution in Maternity Care? Women and the Maternity Services, Oxfordshire c. 1948–1974

Susan Kelly
Education of Tubercular Children in Northern Ireland, 1921 to 1955

Peter Hobbins
‘Immunisation is as Popular as a Death Adder’: The Bundaberg Tragedy and the Politics of Medical Science in Interwar Australia

Seamus Mac Suibhne and Brendan D. Kelly
Vampirism as Mental Illness: Myth, Madness and the Loss of Meaning in Psychiatry

David Adams
Artificial Kidneys and the Emergence of Bioethics: The History of ‘Outsiders’ in the Allocation of Haemodialysis

Sources and Resources

Martin Gorsky and John Mohan
Uses of Yearbooks: The Voluntary Hospitals Database

On Site

Nicole Baur
Oral Testimonies in Mental Health History

Focus on Nursing

Rima D. Apple
Patricia D’Antonio, American Nursing: A History of Knowledge, Authority, and the Meaning of Work

Cynthia Toman
Myra Rutherdale (ed.), Caregiving on the Periphery: Historical Perspectives on Nursing and Midwifery in Canada

Rosemary Wall
Susan McGann, Anne Crowther and Rona Dougall, A History of the Royal College of Nursing 1916–90: A Voice for Nurses

Jane Brooks
Lynn McDonald, Florence Nightingale at First Hand

Patricia D’Antonio
Kara Dixon Vuic, Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War

Mathilde Hackmann
Sylvelyn Hähner-Rombach (ed.), Alltag in der Krankenpflege: Geschichte und Gegenwart—Everyday Nursing Life: Past and Present

Jessica Howell
Louise Penner, Victorian Medicine and Social Reform: Florence Nightingale among the Novelists


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