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Lessons and Legacies: ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’

Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid is Associate Head of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of South Wales, UK, where she teaches modern European History. She is the author of Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain, 1914-1930 and a co-author (with Sharif Gemie and Laure Humbert) of Outcast Europe: Refugees and Relief Workers in an Era of Total War, 1936-1948 (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Medicine in First World War Europe : Soldiers, Medics, Pacifists

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...The Great War finally ended on 11 November 1918. The German authorities had agreed to an armistice, and although official peace treaties were not signed until June 1919, the conflict was effectively over. As the war ended it was time...

Conclusion: The Afterlife of Fashion Victims

Alison Matthews David

Alison Matthews David is Associate Professor in the School of Fashion, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Victims : The Dangers of Dress Past and Present

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2015

Book Chapter

...I wish that I could conclude this book with a salutary tale about how modern medicine and science have solved all of the historical problems with fashion. But the truth is that we have exported most of them and created entirely new ones....

Galen’s Simple Medicines: Problems in Ancient Herbal Medicine

Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Introduction Galen (c. 130–c. 200 ce) and Hippocrates (c. 460–c. 357 bce) are two of the giants of ancient medicine. Galen is perhaps the greater, for while all of his works are the product of one mind, the Hippocratic corpus has...

Body Damage

Home/Front : The Military, War and Gender in Twentieth-Century Germany

Berg, 2002

Book Chapter

...Politicians and military officers hoped the First World War would become something of a ‘fountain of youth’ for the German nation. There was a sense that it would radically renew a society that individualism had rendered sickly...

The Life Cycle

A Cultural History of Women in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, ed. Vincent Caretta, rev. ed. (London: Penguin, 2003), p. 42.Every woman too, at certain times, was forbidden to come into a dwelling house, or touch any person...

Sex, Medicine, and Disease

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...Questions of anatomical difference play a central role in debates about early modern and modern sexuality. Indeed, they tend to organize those debates. In his account of sexuality as a modern phenomenon, for example, Arnold Davidson insists...

Sex, Medicine and Disease

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...Sex for What … ? In matters of sex, the Enlightenment physicians found themselves devoting their attention increasingly to biological sex and gender. This was not merely because their profession was enlarging and they looked to make...

Medicine and Disease

A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...During the twentieth century, major changes in health and medicine took place, including public health measures such as clean water and sanitation, drugs to counter infectious diseases, and remarkable advances in the medical sciences...

Medicine and Disease

A Cultural History of Women in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “Santa Filomena,” in The Complete Poetical Works of Longfellow, ed. Horace Elisha Scudder (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1922), p. 197.Oscar Wilde, “Impression du Matin,” in The Writings of Oscar Wilde: Poems...

Early Greek Medicine: Evidence of Models, Methods and materia medica

Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Introduction and methodology This chapter discusses the philosophy behind, and the evidence of, herbal medicines in the practice of ancient Greek physicians; the Hippocratic physicians. It also explores such concepts and practices that may...