Skill in the History of Medicine and Science

Posted on 20 July 2015

A new special issue of Medical History is out now, guest edited by Nicholas Whitfield and Thomas Schlich.

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July 2015’s issue of Medical History is now available, a special issue on ‘Skill in the History of Medicine and Science’, edited by Nicholas Whitfield and Thomas Schlich. The issue features the following articles:

* Guest editorial – Skills through History - Nicholas Whitfield and Thomas Schlich

* A Knockout Experiment: Disciplinary Divides and Experimental Skill in Animal Behaviour Genetics - Nicole C. Nelson

* Social Skills: Adolf Meyer’s Revision of Clinical Skill for the New Psychiatry of the Twentieth Century - Susan Lamb

* Surgical Skills Beyond Scientific Management - Nicholas Whitfield

* Neither Physicians Nor Surgeons: Whither Neuropathological Skill in Post-war England? - Anna Kathryn Schoefert

* ‘The Days of Brilliancy are Past’: Skill, Styles and the Changing Rules of Surgical Performance, ca. 1820–1920 - Thomas Schlich

* Skill, Judgement and Conduct for the First Generation of Neurosurgeons, 1900–1930 - Delia Gavrus

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.