Explorations in Baltic Medical History, 1850-2015
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270 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

10 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Rochester Studies in Medical History

Imprint: University of Rochester Press

Explorations in Baltic Medical History, 1850-2015

Edited by Nils Hansson and Jonatan Wistrand

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Examines medical history in northern Europe from 1850 to 2015 and sheds new light on the circulation of medical knowledge in that region
The Baltic Sea region in northern Europe, with its history of multiple cultural and social transformations, as well as mixture of national and regional scientific styles, has lately attracted much attention from scholars of various disciplines. This book explores the history of medicine in the Baltic Sea region and provides different answers to one central question: How has the circulation of knowledge in the Baltic Sea region influenced medicine as a discipline, and illness as an experience, during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries? The anthology consists of ten chapters that shed new light on how medical ideas and devices were developed in different contexts. Illuminating currents of traditions, contact zones, and areas of conflict, essays in this collection discuss technological, social, and economic aspects relevant for the exchange of medical knowledge across the Baltic Sea. The contributing authors are historians, physicians, geographers, ethnologists, and scholars of literature.

CONTRIBUTORS: Katharina Beier, Motzi Eklöf, Frank Grüner, Martin Gunnarson, Nils Hansson, Axel C. Hüntelmann, Ken Kalling, Michaela Malmberg, Joanna Nieznanowska, Anders Ottosson, Maike Rotzoll, Erki Tammiksaar, Jonatan Wistrand

NILS HANSSON is Associate Professor in the Department of the History, Theory, and Ethics of Medicine at the University of Dusseldorf in Germany. JONATAN WISTRAND teaches in the Department of Medical History, Lund University, Sweden.
Foreword - Peter M. Nilsson
Preface - Heiner Fangerau
Circulation of Knowledge in the Baltic Sea Region: An Introduction - Nils Hansson
Introduction - Jonatan Wistrand
PART 1. TRANSFERS OF MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE ACROSS THE BALTIC SEA
Gym Machines and the Migration of Medical Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century - Anders Ottosson
Gynecological Massage: Gender, Conflict and Transfer of Knowledge in Medicine During the Fin de Siècle - Michaela Malmberg
Worlds Unexplored. Medicine in Stettin, 1800-1945: Current State of Knowledge, Research Perspectives - Joanna Nieznanowska
Smallpox in Malmö, Sweden 1932: Disputed Knowledge of Infection, Contagion and Vaccination in the Baltic Sea Region - Motzi Eklöf
The Politicization of the Anti-alcohol Movement in Pre-independence Estonia - Ken Kalling and Erki Tammiksaar
PART 2. BRIDGING THE BALTIC: COMPARATIVE STUDIES
Network Transfer-Paul Ehrlich and German-Scandinavian Scientific Relationships around 1900 - Axel C. Hüntelmann
Dorpat University in Late Nineteenth Century as a Transit Space for Psychiatric Knowledge. The Example of Emil Kraepelin and his Conceptualization of Melancholia - Maike Rotzoll
Dorpat University in Late Nineteenth Century as a Transit Space for Psychiatric Knowledge. The Example of Emil Kraepelin and his Conceptualization of Melancholia - Frank Grüner
Sanatorium Narratives from the Baltic Sea Region and Early Signs of the Pathographical Genre-The Case of Harriet Löwenhjelm - Jonatan Wistrand
Biobanking at the Baltic Sea: An Analysis of the Swedish, Estonian and German Approaches - Katharina Beier
The Simultaneous Embedment and Disembedment of Biomedicine: Intercorporeality and Patient Interaction at Hemodialysis Units in Riga and Stockholm - Martin Gunnarson
Notes on Contributors
"Explorations in Baltic Medical History, 1850-2015. brings together a wide range of diverse topics: one article exemplifies the migration of medical knowledge by describing the development of gymnastics, whereas another sheds light on the role of intercultural exchange between Eastern and Western concepts of melancholy. This volume unifies these findings and sheds light on new information that will be invaluable to readers from the field of medical history." Philipp Osten, Institute for the History and Ethics of Medicine at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

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Title Details

270 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

10 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Rochester Studies in Medical History

Imprint: University of Rochester Press