“New History of Medicine” at the Beginning of the XXIst сentury: Research Agenda and the Range of Issues
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“New History of Medicine” at the Beginning of the XXIst сentury: Research Agenda and the Range of Issues
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The article offers some observations concerning the current state of the “new history of medicine”, a field of research focused on the role of medicine, its ideas, ideologies and practices in culture and society. The author concentrates on methodological trends of this field, its research agenda, and the challenges it faces at the moment. In spite of the pessimistic opinions of some commentators on the perspectives of its further development, the author concludes that the new medical history in its present state does not show any signs of crisis. Quite the contrary, it is developing fast and steady, reacting to challenges and incorporating new approaches.
history of medicine, “new history of medicine”, methodology of history, history of epidemics, history of health and disease, “neuroturn”, neurosciences
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