Explorations in Baltic Medical History, 1850-2015

Explorations in Baltic Medical History, 1850-2015

Edited by Nils Hansson, Jonatan Wistrand


University of Rochester Press



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 19th and 20th 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, Alex C. Hüntelmann, Ken Kalling, Michaela Malmberg, Joanna Nieznanowska, Anders Ottosson, Maike Rotzoll, Erki Tammiksaar, Jonatan Wistrand

NILS HANSSON is Lecturer 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.

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April 2019
10 black and white illustrations
268 pages
9x6 in
Rochester Studies in Medical History
ISBN: 9781580469401
Format: Hardback
University of Rochester Press
BISAC MED039000, HIS037060, HIS037070
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Table of Contents

Foreword - Peter M. Nilsson
Preface - Heiner Fangerau
Circulation of Knowledge in the Baltic Sea Region: An Introduction - Nils Hansson
Introduction - Jonatan Wistrand
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
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 and 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
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