Archive for June, 2009

Historical Perspectives on Medical Genetics

Medical genetics is a rapidly expanding specialty practice which deals with the science of heredity as it applies to health and disease. Although ideas about hereditary susceptibility to disease existed long before the twentieth century, it was not until after the Second World War that medical genetics began to take shape as a distinct discipline. [...]

New journal call for papers: Sexualidad, Salud y Sociedad/Sexualidad, Salud y Sociedad/Sexuality, Health and Society

Rio de Janeiro calling! A new tri-lingual on-line journal, with an interest in “the forms of knowledge and sciences that have sexuality as their object, with emphasis on the role of public and collective health in research and in public policy development,” issues a call for papers. Check out the inaugural issue: Sexualidade, Saúde e [...]

Review of Jacalyn Duffin, Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints and Healing in the Modern World, in New England Journal of Medicine

Historian of medicine, Jacalyn Duffin’s new book, Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints and Healing in the Modern World featured in the latest New England Journal of Medicine (suggestion: if you’re tempted to pay to read the feature, acquire the book instead!)

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