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Social History of Medicine is concerned with all aspects of health, illness, and medical treatment in the past. It is committed to publishing work on the social history of medicine from a variety of disciplines …Find out more
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The Roy Porter Essay Prize
Read the latest winner of the Roy Porter Student Essay Prize free online:
Gilding the Pill: The Sensuous Consumption of Patent Medicines, 1815–1841
Erica M. Storm
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Virtual Issue: Food, Feast, and Famine
Guest edited by Sara Pennell (University of Greenwich) and Rachel Rich (Leeds Beckett University)
The latest virtual issue from Social History of Medicine presents a selection of articles and reviews from the archive on the subject of Food, Feast, and Famine to tie in with the theme of this year's International Medieval Congress.
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