­ CHAPTER SEVENTEEN / CHAPITRE DIX-SEPT

Sleuthing and Science: How to Research a Question in Medical History

Enquête et science: comment mener une recherche en histoire de la médecine

 

Topics on this page / Sujets ici

 

General / Ouvrages généraux

Antiquity to the Enlightenment / Antiquité aux Lumières

Nursing, Midwifery, Pharmacy, and Other Health Professions / Soins infirmiers, sages-femmes, pharmacie et autres professions

History and Historiography of Medicine in…

Histoire et historiographie de la médecine en…

·      Britain / Iles Britanniques

·      Canada

·      France

·      United States / Etats Unis

Websites/ Sites Web

 

General Works / Ouvrages généraux

Apple, Rima D., Gregory J. Downey, and Stephen L. Vaughn, eds. Science in Print: Essays on the History of Science and the Culture of Print. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2012.

Borch-Jacobsen, Mikkel and Sonu Shamdasani. The Freud Files: An Inquiry into the History of Psychoanalysis. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Brentjes, Sonja, Taner Edis, and Lutz Richter-Bernburg, eds. 1001 Distortions: How (Not) to Narrate History of Science, Medicine, and Technology in Non-Western Cultures. Würzburg, Germany: Ergon Verlag, 2016.

Brieger, Gert H. Writ Large’: Medical History, Medical Anthropology, and Medicine and Literature. John P. McGovern Lecture. Houston, Tex.: American Osler Society, 2000.

Burnham, John C. How the Idea of Profession Changed the Writing of Medical History. London: Medical History, Supp. no.18., Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1998.

Cave, Mark, and Stephen M. Sloan, eds. Listening on the Edge: Oral History in the Aftermath of Crisis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Claflin, Kyri W., and Peter Scholliers, eds. Writing Food History: A Global Perspective. London; New York: Berg, 2012.

Connor, Jennifer J. Life Writing in Medical History. Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 13 (1996),123-37.

Cooter, Roger, and Claudia Stein. Writing History in the Age of Biomedicine. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2013.

Digby, Anne, Waltraud Ernst, and Projit B. Muhkarji, eds. Crossing Colonial Historiographies: Histories of Colonial and Indigenous Medicines in Transnational Perspective. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2010.

Dixon, Thomas, Geoffrey Cantor, and Stephen Pumfrey, eds. Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Doel, Ronald Edmund, and Thomas Söderqvist, eds. The Historiography of Contemporary Science, Technology, and Medicine: Writing Recent Science. London; New York: Routledge, 2006.

Edwards, Paul N. How to Give an Academic Talk: Changing the Culture of Public Speaking in the Humanities, 1998. https://faculty.washington.edu/kate1/ewExternalFiles/howtotalk.pdf

Fass, Paula S., ed. The Routledge History of Childhood in the Western World. London; New York: Routledge, 2013.

Giffney, Noreen, Michelle M. Sauer, and Diane Watt, eds. The Lesbian Premodern. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Grmek, Mirko D. Pathological Realities: Essays on Disease, Experiments, and History. trans., ed. Pierre-Olivier Méthot. New York: Fordham University Press, 2019.

Hannaway, Caroline. Historiographical Trends in the History of Medicine: An Editor’s Perspective. In New Perspectives in the History of Medicine, eds. H. Attwood et al., 75–84. Melbourne: University of Melbourne, 1990.

Hess, Volker, and Benoit Majerus. Writing the history of psychiatry in the 20th century. History of Psychiatry 22.86Pt2 (2011):139-45.

Holmes, F. L. The Responsible Medical Historian. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 45 (1990): 277-84.

Huisman, Frank, and John Harley Warner, eds. Locating Medical History: The Stories and Their Meaning. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.

Jones, David S., Jeremy A. Greene, Jacalyn Duffin, and John Harley Warner. Making the Case for History in Medical Education. J History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 70.2 (2014): 165-94.

Jordanova, Ludmilla. Has the Social History of Medicine Come of Age?’ Historical Journal 36 (1993): 437–49.

Jordanova, Ludmilla. The Look of the Past: Visual and Material Evidence in Historical Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Joy Robert J., and Dale C. Smith. On writing medical history. Annals of Diagnostic Pathology. 1.2 (1997):130-7.

Lovett, Lisetta, and Alannah Tomkins. Medical History Education for Health Practitioners. London: Radcliffe Publishing, 2013.

Ludmerer, Kenneth M. Writing the History of Hospitals. Bulletin of the History of Medicine 56 (1982): 106–9.

Maerker, Anna, Simon Sleight and Adam Sutcliffe, eds. History, Memory and Public Life: The Past in the Present. Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2018.

McEvoy, John G. The Historiography of the Chemical Revolution: Patterns of Interpretation in the History of Science. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2010.

Méthot, Pierre-Olivier, and Bernardino Fantini. Medicine and Ecology: Historical and Critical Perspectives on the Concept of 'Emerging Disease' Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences 64 (2014):172-173, 213-230.

Micale, Michael S. Paradigm and Ideology in Psychiatric History Writing: The Case of Psychoanalysis. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 184 (1996): 146–52.

Nardizzi, Vin, Stephen Guy-Bray, and Will Stockton, eds. Queer Renaissance Historiography: Backward Gaze. Farnham: Ashgate, 2009.

Nielsen, May-Brith Ohman. A Historiographical Inquiry into the Theoretical and Methodological Implications of Borders in the Studies of Great Epidemics: Bugs and Borders. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2015.

Noack, Christian, Lindsay Janssen, and Vincent Comerford, eds. Holodomor and Gorta Mór: Histories, Memories, and Representations of Famine in Ukraine and Ireland. London; New York: Anthem Press, 2012.

Nuland, Sherwin B. Doctors and Historians. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 43 (1988): 137–40.

Peterkin, Allan D. and Anna Skorzewska. Health Humanities in Post-Graduate Medical Education. Oxford University Press, 2018

Porter, Roy. The Patient’s View: Doing Medical History from Below. Theory and Society 14 (1985): 175–98.

Porter, Roy, and Andrew Wear, eds. Problems and Methods in the History of Medicine. London: Croom Helm, 1987.

Prioreschi, P. Physicians, Historians, and the History of Medicine. Medical Hypotheses 38 (1992): 97–101.

Risse, Guenter B., and John Harley Warner. Reconstructing Clinical Activities: Patient Records in Medical History. Social History of Medicine 5 (1992): 183–205.

Segal, Marcia Texler, and Vasilikie Demos, eds. Advancing Gender Research from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries. Bingley, UK: Emerald Jai, 2008.

Simonton, D.K. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of historical data. Annual Review of Psychology 54 (2003): 617-40.

Smout, T.C. Exploring Environmental History: Selected Essays. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009.

Söderqvist, Thomas ed. The History and Poetics of Scientific Biography. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.

Söderqvist, Thomas, and Doel Ronald E., eds. Historiography of Contemporary Science, Technology, and Medicine. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Teigen, Philip M. An Apology for Commemorative History: An Essay Review. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 50 (1995): 79–85.

Teigen, Philip M. Why Historians of Medicine Are Wary of Biography. Canadian Bulletin Medical History 13 (1996): 181-6.

Waddington, Keir. An Introduction to the Social History of Medicine: Europe since 1500. Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Wilson, Leonard G. Medical History without Medicine. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 35 (1980): 5–7.

 

Antiquity to the Enlightenment / Antiquité aux Lumières

Bourgault, Sophie, and Robert Sparling, eds. A Companion to Enlightenment Historiography. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2013.

Cairns, Francis, Miriam Griffin, Sandra Cairns, and Frederick Williams, eds. Health and Sickness in Ancient Rome: Greek and Roman Poetry and Historiography. Cambridge: Francis Cairns, 2010.

Green, Monica H. Medicine in the Archives: Resources for Researching Medical History Topics. Medieval Feminist Forum 40.1 (2005): 60-67.

Green. Monica.  https://www.sciencia.cat/sites/default/files/2016-12/green_cumulativebib_feb2010.pdf

Grmek, Mirko D. Introduction. In Western Medical Thought from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, ed. M. Grmek and B. Fantini, trans. Antony Shugaar, 1–21, 355-57. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2002.

Hyacinthe, Rapaël. Lazare et les autres: Pistes de recherche sur les dédicaces et les cultes hagiographiques dans les leproseries médiévales. Revue de la Societe Francaise d'Histoire des Hopitaux 152 (2014): 7-16.

Jacquart, Danielle. Commentaire et écriture médicale aux XIVe et XV siècles. Turnhout: Brepols, 2002.

Jones, Lori, and Richard Nevell. Plagued by doubt and viral misinformation: The need for evidence-based use of historical disease images. Lancet Infectious Disease 16.10 (2016): E235-E240.

Manning, Gideon, and Cynthia Klestinec, eds. Professors, Physicians, and Practices in the History of Medicine: Essays in Honor of Nancy Siraisi. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2017.

Marganne, M.H. Apport de la papyrologie a l'histoire de la médecine. Histoire des Sciences Médicales 38.2 (2004): 157-64.

Osborne, Robin. The History Written on the Classical Greek Body. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Potter, Paul. Short Handbook of Hippocratic Medicine. Québec: Sphinx 1988.

Siraisi, Nancy G. History, Medicine, and the Traditions of Renaissance Learning. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007.

Traub, Valerie. Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.

Verbanck-Piérard, Annie. Au temps de Galien: un médecin grec dans l'Empire romain. Paris: Somogy, 2018.

 

Nursing, Midwifery, Pharmacy, and Other Health Professions /

Soins infirmiers, sages-femmes, pharmacie et autres professions

Allotey, Janette C. Writing midwives' history: problems and pitfalls. Midwifery 27.2 (2011): 131-37.

Anderson, Stuart, and C. Homan. Prescription Books as Historical Sources. Pharmaceutical Historian 29 (1999): 51-4, 1999.

Anderson, Stuart. ‘I Remember it Well’: Oral History in the History of Pharmacy. Social History of Medicine 10 (1997): 331-43.

Anderson, Stuart. Perceptions of teaching the history of pharmacy in the United Kingdom. Pharmacy in History 53.1 (2010): 22-28.

Bernard, N. The Novel and Nursing History: A Consideration of Potential Sources. International History of Nursing Journal 4 (1999): 26-32.

Church, O.M. Historiography in Nursing Research. Western Journal of Nursing Research 9 (1987): 275–9.

De Chesnay, Mary, ed. Nursing Research using Historical Methods. New York: Springer, 2015.

Hallett, Christine E. The Personal Writings of First World War Nurses: A Study of the Interplay of Authorial Intention and Scholarly Interpretation. Nursing Inquiry 14 (2007): 320-9.

Lewenson, Sandra B., and Eleanor Krohn Herrmann, eds. Capturing Nursing History: A Guide to Historical Methods in Research. New York: Springer, 2008.

Lusk, Brigid. Historical methodology for nursing research. Image - the Journal of Nursing Scholarship 29.4 (1997):355-9.

Lusk, Brigid, and S. Sacharski. Dead or Alive: HIPAA's Impact on Nursing Historical Research. Nursing History Review 13 (2005): 189-97.

McPherson, Kathryn. Writing Nursing History in Canada: Issues and Approaches. Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 11 (1994): 3-22.

Schwartz, K.B. and W. Colman. Historical research methods in occupational therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 42.4 (1988):239-44.

Toman, Cynthia and Meryn Stuart. Emerging Scholarship in Nursing. Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 21 (2004): 223-7.

 

Britain / Iles Britanniques

Andrews Jonathan. Grand Master of Bedlam: Roy Porter and the History of Psychiatry. History of Science 41 (2003): 269-86.

Kuhn, Philip. Psychoanalysis in Britain, 1893-1913: Histories and Historiography. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2017.

Loughlin, Kelly. The History of Health and Medicine in Contemporary Britain: Reflections on the Role of Audio-Visual Sources. Social History of Medicine 13 (2000): 131-45.

Pickstone, J.V. The Development and Present State of History of Medicine in Britain. Dynamis 19 (1999): 457-86.

Porter, Roy. The Historiography of Medicine in the U.K. Medicina Nei Secoli 10 (1998): 253-69.

 

Canada

Bernier, Jacques. La place de l’histoire de la médecine. Health and Canadian Society/Santé et Société Canadienne 1 (1993): 19–49.

Bliss, Michael. Writing History: A Professor’s Life. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2011.

Brown, Tom. Has the history of Canadian medicine come of age? A personal view. Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 17 (2000): 7-22, 2000.

Carr, Ian and Beamish, Robert E. How Much Gin in the Tonic? The Problems of Writing a Provincial Medical History. Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 17 (2000): 37-53.

Craig, Barbara L. What research tools do historians of Canadian medicine currently use? what do they need and want for the future? report and analysis of a survey, 1995-96. Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 14 (1997): 289-307.

Crowley, Terry, ed. Clio’s Craft: A Primer of Historical Methods. Toronto: Copp-Clark Pitman, 1988.

Grenier, G. et M.J. Fleury. La médecine et la santé au Canada français: un bilan historiographique (1987-2002). Scientia Canadensis 26 (2002): 29-58.

Guérard François. L' histoire de la santé au Québec: filiations et spécificités. Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadien d'Histoire de la Medecine 17.1-2 (2000): 55-72.

Heaman, E.A., Alison Li, and Shelley McKellar, eds. Essays in Honour of Michael Bliss: Figuring the Social. Toronto; Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 2008.

Low, James A. Administrative Records Management and Archival Program: The Kingston Experience. Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 18(2):381-9, 2001.

Mitchinson, Wendy. Medical Historiography in English Canada. Health and Canadian Society/Santé et Société Canadienne 1 (1993): 205–27.

Roland, Charles G., and Jacques Bernier. Secondary Sources in the History of Canadian Medicine: A Bibliography/Bibliographie de l'Histoire de la Médecine. Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2000.

Roland, Charles G., and Paul Potter. An Annotated Bibliography of Canadian Medical Periodicals, 1826-1975. Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine. Clarke, Irwin, 1979.

Shortt, S.E.D. Antiquarians and Amateurs: Reflections on the Writing of Medical History in Canada. In Medicine in Canadian Society: Historical Perspectives, ed. S. E. D. Shortt, 1–17. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1981.

Strong-Boag, Veronica. The Spotlight on Children. Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 19 (2002): 5-16.

Twohig, Peter L. Recent Writing on Health Care History in Canada. Scientia Canadensis 26 (2002): 7-28.

Trafzer, Clifford. First Nations and Medical History. Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 18 (2001): 5-9.

 

Several articles in a special double issue of the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 17 (Nov 2002) addressed historiographic topics in honour of historian Charles G. Roland.

A special issue of Historical Methods 33 (number 4 2000) focused on uses of the newly released 1901 Census.

 

France (et en français)

Braunstein, Jean-François. Daremberg et les débuts de l’histoire de la médecine en France. Revue d’Histoire des Sciences 58. 2 (2005): 367–87.

Chevandier, C. Objet de recherche, méthodes et sources en histoire. Recherche en Soins Infirmiers 109 (2012): 33-6.

Crignon, C et D. Antoine-Mahut. Médecine, philosophie et révolution scientifique. Une étude bibliographique. Gesnerus 71.2 (2014): 187-203.

Deleuze, J. La sauvegarde des musées d’histoire de la médecine. Histoire des Sciences Médicales 50.4 (2016): 511-514.

Demont, P. Remarques sur le tableau de la médecine et d'Hippocrate chez Platon. Studies in Ancient Medicine 46 (2016): 61-82.

Duchesneau, François. Histoire et philosophie des sciences: une stratégie de convergence. History & Philosophy of the Life Sciences 23.1 (2001):87-103.

Gardey, Delphine.  Comment écrire l'histoire des relations corps, genre, médecine au xxe siècle? Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire 37.1 (2013): 143-62.

Glardon, P. L'histoire naturelle du XVIe siècle: historiographie, méthodologie et perspectives. Gesnerus 63,3-4 (2006): 280-98.

Gourevitch, Danielle, Thierry Bardinet, et Pierre Baron. Histoire de la médecine: leçons méthodologiques. Paris: Editions Marketing, 1995.

Grmek, M.D. Definition du domaine propre de l'histoire des sciences et considerations sur ses rapports avec la philosophie des sciences. History & Philosophy of the Life Sciences 23.1 (2001): 5-12.

Hyacinthe, Rapaël. Lazare et les autres: Pistes de recherche sur les dédicaces et les cultes hagiographiques dans les leproseries médiévales. Revue de la Societe Francaise d'Histoire des Hopitaux 152 (2014): 7-16.

Jacquart, Danielle. Commentaire et écriture médicale aux XIVe et XV siècles. Turnhout: Brepols, 2002.

Jones, Lori, and Richard Nevell. Plagued by doubt and viral misinformation: The need for evidence-based use of historical disease images. Lancet Infectious Disease 16.10 (2016): E235-E240.

Jouanna, Jacques. La naissance de l'histoire de la médecine en Grèce a l'époque classique. Histoire des Sciences Médicales 37.3 (2003): 319-29.

Klein, Alexandre, et Séverine Parayre, eds. Histoire de la santé: XVIIIe-XXe siècles: nouvelles recherches francophones. Paris et Québec: Hermann: Presses de l'Université Laval, 2015.

Picard, Jean-François, et Suzy Mouchet. La métamorphose de la médecine: Histoire de la recherche médicale dans la France du XXe siècle. Paris: PUF, 2015.

Poisson, Michel. La pratique de la recherche en histoire, Soins. La revue de reference infirmière 58 (2013).

Roux, Dominique, et Gicquel Yohan, eds. Michel Foucault et la consommation; gouverner et séduire. Caen: EMS Management & Société, 2018.

Segal, Allain. Le centennaire de la Société Française d'Histoire de la Médecine. Propos sur son histoire (1902-2002). Histoire des Sciences Médicales 37.3 (2003): 275-94.

 

United States / Etats Unis

Brandt, A.M. Emerging Themes in the History of Medicine. Milbank Quarterly 69 (1991): 199–214.

Findlen, Paula. The Two Cultures of Scholarship?’ Isis 96 (2005): 230-7.

Fixico, Donald L. Call for Change: The Medicine Way of American Indian History, Ethos, and Reality. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2013.

Hudson, Robert P. Medical History without Medicine. Pharos 67 (2004): 10-1.

Jarcho, Saul. Some Observations and Opinions on the Present State of Ameri­can Medical Historiography. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 44 (1989): 288–90.

Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory, Margaret W. Rossiter, and James Harvey Young, eds. Historical Writing on American Science: Perspectives and Prospects. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.

Kushner, Howard I. Medical Historians and the History of Medicine. Lancet 372 (2008): 710-11.

Lawrence, Susan C. Privacy and the Past: Research, Law, Archives, Ethics. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers U Press, 2016.

Leavitt, Judith. Medicine in Context: Review Essay of the History of Medicine. American Historical Review 95 (1990): 1471–84.

Miller, Genevieve. The Fielding H. Garrison Lecture. In Praise of Amateurs: Medical History in America before Garrison. Bulletin of the History of Medicine 47 (1973): 586–615.

Shapin, Steven. Hyperprofessionalism and the Crisis of Readership in the History of Science. Isis 96 (2005): 238-43.

Tomes, Nancy. Oral History in the History of Medicine. Journal of American History 78 (1991): 607–17.

Teigen, Philip M. ‘A Kindly, Useful Mentor’: Applying the History of Medicine to Public Policy. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 54 (1999): 353-63.

 

A special issue of Journal of the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences 63 (October 2008) was devoted to the career of historian Charles E. Rosenberg.

 

A special issue of Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 29 (August-October 2004 was called. Transforming American Medicine: A Twenty-Year Retrospective on The Social Transformation of American Medicine [by Paul Starr]’.

 

Websites

History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Research Portal, McMaster University. https://medhumanities.mcmaster.ca.

History of Science and Medicine Research Guide, University of Toronto. https://guides.library.utoronto.ca/c.php?g=251008&p=1672701.

Jackson, Mark. Research Resources in Medical History Directory. [Britain and Ireland].Wellcome Institute, 2012. https://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/wtvm056353_1.pdf

 

Historical Collections --archives, papers, images, and other resources are featured at

Histoire de la médecine (bibliothèques), Paris

         https://www.biusante.parisdescartes.fr/histoire/

 

Musée d’histoire de la Médecine, Paris

         https://u-paris.fr/musee-de-lhistoire-de-la-medecine/

Musée des hospitalières de l’Hôtel Dieu de Montréal

         https://www.mtl.org/fr/quoi-faire/musees-et-culture/musee-des-hospitalieres-de-l-hotel-dieu-de-montreal

Musée de médecine de Bruxelles

https://www.museemedecine.be

National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, USA.

https://collections.nlm.nih.gov

Osler Library, McGill University, Montreal Canada https://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches/osler

Wellcome Library, London, UK       

https://wellcomelibrary.org