Book ID: CBB036891773

Patient voices in Britain, 1840–1948 (2021)


Hanley, Anne (Editor)
Meyer, Jessica (Editor)
Cantor, David (Editor)

Manchester University Press

Publication Date: 2021
Physical Details: 368
Language: English

Historians have long engaged with Roy Porter’s call for histories that incorporate patients’ voices and experiences. But despite concerted methodological efforts, there has simply not been the degree and breadth of innovation that Porter envisaged. Patients’ voices still often remain obscured. This has resulted in part from assumptions about the limitations of archives, many of which are formed of institutional records written from the perspective of health professionals. Patient voices in Britain repositions patient experiences at the centre of healthcare history, using new types of sources and reading familiar sources in new ways. Focusing on military medicine, Poor Law medicine, disability, psychiatry and sexual health, this collection encourages historians to tackle the ethical challenges of using archival material and to think more carefully about how their work might speak to persistent health inequalities and challenges in health-service delivery.

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Authors & Contributors
Paul, Herman
Huistra, Pieter
Lawrence, Susan C.
Letts, Melinda
Tollebeek, Jo
Eskildsen, Kasper Risbjerg
History of the Human Sciences
History of Psychiatry
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Medicina Historica
London Metropolitan University (United Kingdom
University of Portsmouth (United Kingdom
Doctor-patient relationships
Historical method
Libraries and archives
Health care
Rufos of Ephesos
Ludewig, Johann Peter von
Ranke, Leopold von
Henry (Hendrik), Lord of Bréderode
Sickel, Theodor von
Porter, Roy
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
18th century
21st century
20th century, early
Great Britain
Illinois (U.S.)
Labrador (Canada)
National Health Service (Great Britain)

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