New Directions and Challenges in Histories of Health, Healing and Medicine in South Africa

Posted on 29 April 2014

A new special issue of Medical History, guest edited by Vanessa Noble and Julie Parle

April 2014’s issue of Medical History is now available, a special issue on ‘New Directions and Challenges in Histories of Health, Healing and Medicine in South Africa’, edited by Julie Parle and Vanessa Noble of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The issue features the following articles:

Wilbraham - Reconstructing Harry: A Genealogical Study of a Colonial Family ‘Inside’ and ‘Outside’ the Grahamstown Asylum, 1888–1918.

Noble & Parle - ‘The Hospital was just like a Home’: Self, Service and the ‘McCord Hospital Family’.

Klausen - ‘The Trial the World is Watching’: The 1972 Prosecution of Derk Crichton and James Watts, Abortion, and the Regulation of the Medical Profession in Apartheid South Africa.

Tsampiras - Two Tales about Illness, Ideologies, and Intimate Identities: Sexuality Politics and AIDS in South Africa, 1980–95.

Mbali - ‘A Matter of Conscience’: The Moral Authority of the World Medical Association and the Readmission of the South Africans, 1976–1994.

Denis - New Patterns of Disclosure: How HIV-Positive Support Group Members from KwaZulu-Natal Speak of their Status in Oral Narratives.

More information on this and past issues is available via Medical History’s website.

Medical History is a refereed journal devoted to all aspects of the history of medicine and health, with the goal of broadening and deepening the understanding of the field, in the widest sense, by historical studies of the highest quality. The editorial office is located in the Centre for Global Health Histories at the University of York, and the journal itself is published by Cambridge University Press.