History of Medicine

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Medicine and Morality

Crises in the History of a Profession

UBC Press

The first historical study of morality and science in Canadian medicine, Medicine and Morality shows how moments of doubt in doctors’ impartiality resulted in changes to how medicine was done, and even to the very definition of medical practice itself.

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The Impossible Clinic

A Critical Sociology of Evidence-Based Medicine

UBC Press

The aims of evidence-based medicine cannot be reconciled with its outcomes, yet this impossible practice persists at the intersection of professional medical regulation and liberal governance strategies.

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A World without Martha

A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference

UBC Press, Purich Books

A World without Martha is an unflinching yet compassionate memoir of how one sister’s institutionalization for intellectual disability in the 1960s affected the other, sending them both on separate but parallel journeys shaped initially by society’s inability to accept difference and later by changing attitudes towards disability, identity, and inclusion.

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Made Modern

Science and Technology in Canadian History

UBC Press

The first major collection of its kind in thirty years, Made Modern explores the role of science and technology in shaping Canadians’ experience of themselves and their place in the modern world.

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Be Wise! Be Healthy!

Morality and Citizenship in Canadian Public Health Campaigns

UBC Press

This book examines the history of public health in Canada, covering issues such as milk pasteurization, vaccination, fluoridation, nutrition education, industrial health, and campaigns against sexually transmitted infections.

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China Gadabouts

New Frontiers of Humanitarian Nursing, 1941–51

UBC Press

This critical reassessment of the Quaker-sponsored humanitarian nursing convoy in 1940s China will deepen understanding of the ethical, cultural, and political barriers to delivering humanitarian assistance then and now.

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