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Food, Feast, and Famine

A free virtual issue of Social History of Medicine Guest edited by Sara Pennell (University of Greenwich) and Rachel Rich (Leeds Beckett University)

This new virtual issue is made up of 13 articles, a reviews essay, 10 book reviews, and a conference report from the Social History of Medicine archive. It also features a brand new introduction from the guest editors looking at the history of food and medicine in its wider context.

All articles are free to read until the end of September 2016.


Introduction

Articles

Weighting for Health: Management, Measurement and Self-surveillance in the Modern Household
by Roberta Bivins and Hilary Marland Social History of Medicine (Advance Access)

The Dutch famine of 1944-45: mortality and morbidity in past and present generations
by L.H. Lumey and F.W.A. Van Poppel
Social History of Medicine (1994) 7 (2)

‘Brothers who have Studied Medicine’: Dominican Friars in Thirteenth-Century Paris
by Angela Montford
Social History of Medicine (2011) 24 (3)

Motherhood, milk and money: infant mortality in early modern Finland
by Beatrice Moring
Social History of Medicine (1998) 11 (2)

Infant Mortality Variations, Feeding Practices and Social Status in London between 1550 and 1750
by Gill Newton
Social History of Medicine (2011) 24 (2)

Mr Giovanni Succi Meets Dr Luigi Luciani in Florence: Hunger Artists and Experimental Physiology in the Late Nineteenth Century
by Agustí Nieto-Galan
Social History of Medicine (2015) 28 (1)

Body weight and self-control in the United States and Britain since the 1950s
by Avner Offer
Social History of Medicine (2001) 14 (1)

Food and the Purification of Society: Dr. Paul Carton and Vegetarianism in Interwar France
by Arouna P. Ouédraogo
Social History of Medicine (2001) 14 (2)

State Regulation and the Hazards of Milk, 1900-1939
by Jim Phillips and Michael French
Social History of Medicine (1999) 12 (3)

Beyond the Medical Text: Health and Illness in Early Medieval Italian Sources

by Clare Pilsworth
Social History of Medicine (2011) 24 (1)

Dearth and Social Policy in Early Modern England
by Paul Slack
Social History of Medicine (1992) 5 (1)

Coffee, Microscopy, and the Lancet’s Analytical Sanitary Commission
by S. D. Smith
Social History of Medicine (2001) 14 (2)

A Source of our Wealth, Yet Adverse to our Health? Butter and the Diet-Heart link in New Zealand to c. 1990
by Frances Steel
Social History of Medicine (2005) 18 (3)

Reviews Essay:

Nutritious Foods and Consumption Choices in the Early Modern Period

by Paul Lloyd
Social History of Medicine (2011) 24 (1)

Book Reviews:

C. M. Woolgar, D. Derjeantson, and T. Waldron (eds), Food in Medieval England: Diet and Nutrition
Reviewed by Constance B. Hieatt
Social History of Medicine (2007) 20 (2)

Dionysios Ch. Stathakopoulos, Famine and Pestilence in the late Roman and early Byzantine Empire: a systematic survey of Subsistence Crises and Epidemics
Reviewed by Peregrine Horden
Social History of Medicine (2005) 18 (2)

Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Fasting Girls, The Emergence of Anorexia Nervosa as a Modern Disease
Reviewed by Irvine Loudon
Social History of Medicine (1989) 2 (2)

Jeffrey M. Pilcher, Food in World History
Reviewed by James E. McWilliams
Social History of Medicine (2006) 19 (2)

Ian Miller ‘David Cantor, Christian Bonah and Matthias Dörres (eds), Meat, Medicine and Human Health in the Twentieth Century
Reviewed by Ian Miller
Social History of Medicine (2011) 24 (2)

Piero Camporesi, Bread of Dreams: Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Europe
Reviewed by Thomas W. Laquer
Social History of Medicine (1991) 4 (3)

J.C. Rose and R.H. Steckel (eds), Backbone of History: Health and Nutrition in the Western Hemisphere
Reviewed by Charlotte Roberts

Social History of Medicine (2006) 19 (2)

Our Daily Bread
by Brent D. Shaw
Social History of Medicine (1989) 2 (2)

Peter Brown, The Body and Society. Men, Women and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity
Caroline Walker Bynum, Holy Feast and Holy Fast. The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women

Reviewed by Julia M. H. Smith
Social History of Medicine (1990) 3 (1)

Peter J. Atkins, Peter Lummel, and Derek J. Oddy (eds), Food and the City in Europe since 1800
Reviewed by Keir Waddington
Social History of Medicine (2008) 21 (1)

Conference Report:

The Raw and the Cooked: Fashion in Food
Report by Jane Grigson
Social History of Medicine (1989) 2 (3)



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