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- Medicine and Health in the Graeco-Roman World
- Medieval Medicine
- Early Modern Medicine
- Health and Medicine in the Enlightenment
- Medicine and Modernity
- Contemporary History of Medicine and Health
- Global and Local Histories of Medicine: Interpretative Challenges and Future Possibilities
- Chinese Medicine
- Medicine in Islam and Islamic Medicine
- Medicine in Western Europe
- History of Medicine in Eastern Europe, Including Russia
- Science and Medicine in the United States of America
- Public Health and Medicine in Latin America
- History of Medicine in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Medicine and Colonialism in South Asia since 1500
- History of Medicine in Australia and New Zealand
- Childhood and Adolescence
- Medicine and Old Age
- Historical Demography and Epidemiology: The Meta-Narrative Challenge
- Chronic Illness and Disease History
- Public Health
- The Political Economy of Health Care in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
- Health, Work, and Environment: A Hippocratic Turn in Medical History
- History of Science and Medicine
- Women, Health, and Medicine
- Health and Sexuality
- Medicine and the Mind
- Medical Ethics and the Law
- Medicine and Species: One Medicine, One History?
- Histories of Heterodoxy
- Oral Testimony and the History of Medicine
- Medical Film and Television: An Alternative Path to the Cultures of Biomedicine
Abstract and Keywords
The aim of this article is to chart the broad contours of historical scholarship on medicine in Russia/Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Whether dealing with practical developments or clusters of ideas, the history of medicine in Eastern European countries, as much as in Russia, shares certain narratives, conceptual traits, and methodological conventions. The comparative conceptual strategy proposed here, moreover, is intended not only to reveal much-needed research on neglected national case studies, but also to redefine wider debates in the history of medicine more generally. This article further mentions the need for substantial research and analytical effort to stimulate historiographic interest in these topics from a comparative perspective, at both regional and international levels.
Marius Turda is a Reader in Central and Eastern European Biomedicine at Oxford Brookes University. He is the author of The Idea of National Superiority in Central Europe, 1880–1918 and Modernism and Eugenics, and the editor, with Paul Weindling, of Blood and Homeland: Eugenics and Racial Nationalism in Central and Southeast Europe, 19001940. His main areas of interest include the history of eugenics, racism, anthropology, and nationalism in Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on Hungary and Romania. He is currently completing a book on the history of eugenics in Hungary between 1904 and 1944.
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