Critical Issues in Health and Medicine

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An Organ of Murder

Crime, Violence, and Phrenology in Nineteenth-Century America

Rutgers University Press

An Organ of Murder explores the origins of both popular and elite theories of criminality in the nineteenth-century United States. This work traces the long-lasting influence of phrenological visual culture and language in America, as well as the practical uses of phrenology in courts, prisons, and daily life.

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Exhibiting Health

Public Health Displays in the Progressive Era

Rutgers University Press

This book is an analysis of the logic of production--and where possible the consumption--of visual displays for popular public health education between 1900 and 1930. It examines the power and limits of using visual displays to support public health initiatives.
 

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The Love Surgeon

A Story of Trust, Harm, and the Limits of Medical Regulation

Rutgers University Press

From the 1950s to 1980s, Ohio obstetrician gynecologist James Burt performed a bizarre procedure that he termed “love surgery” on hundreds of new mothers, not bothering to get their informed consent. The Love Surgeon asks tough questions about Burt’s heinous acts and what they reveal about the failures of the medical establishment.

 

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Talking Therapy

Knowledge and Power in American Psychiatric Nursing

Rutgers University Press

Talking Therapy traces the rise of modern psychiatric nursing in the United States from the 1930s to the 1970s. Through an analysis of the relationship between nurses and other mental health professions, with an emphasis on nursing scholarship, this book highlights the role of nurses in challenging, and complying with, modern approaches to psychiatry.
 

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Pyrrhic Progress

The History of Antibiotics in Anglo-American Food Production

Rutgers University Press

Mass-introduced after 1945, antibiotics helped revolutionize post-war agriculture, but food producers soon became dependent on routine antibiotic use to sustain and increase production. Pyrrhic Progress analyses over half a century of antibiotic use, regulation, and resistance in US and British food production.

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Healthcare and Human Dignity

Law Matters

Rutgers University Press

The biases that permeate the American healthcare system are nearly invisible; invisible to all but those they handicap. In Healthcare and Human Dignity, law professor Frank McClellan recounts the experiences of some such individuals and highlights the importance of establishing a healthcare system that prioritizes human dignity.

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