Canadian Bulletin of Medical History / Bulletin canadien d'histoire de la médecine

Published twice a year by Wilfrid Laurier University Press and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History presents refereed articles and other information on all aspects of the history of medicine, health care, and related disciplines.



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Vol 31, No 2

Table of Contents

Front Matter / Pages Liminaires

Editorsʼ Note / Note des rédactrices PDF
Guest Editors' Introduction / Introduction des rédactrices invitées PDF
Shannon Stettner, Tracy Penny Light 9-24


Ideal Births and Ideal Babies: English-Canadian Advice Literature in the 1950s and 1960s Abstract PDF
Sally Mennill 25-47
They’re “More Children than Adults”: Teens, Unmarried Pregnancy, and the Canadian Medical Profession, 1945-61 Abstract PDF
Sharon Wall 49-69
“The Luxurious Daughters of Artificial Life”: Female “Delicacy” and Pain in Late-Victorian Advice Literature Abstract PDF
Whitney Wood 71-92
Towards Legitimate Nursing Work? Historical Discursive Constructions of Abortion in The Canadian Nurse, 1950-1965 Abstract PDF
Catherine Haney 93-115
In Defence of Reason: Religion, Science, and the Prince Edward Island Anti-Abortion Movement, 1969-1988 Abstract PDF
Katrina Ackerman 117-138
“A midwife at every confinement”: Midwifery and Medicalized Childbirth in Ontario and Britain, 1920-1950 Abstract PDF
Gwenith Siobhan Cross 139-159
What’s a Guy To Do?: Contraceptive Responsibility, Confronting Masculinity, and the History of Vasectomy in Canada Abstract PDF
Sarah Shropshire 161-182
“In a country every way by nature favourable to health”: Landscape and Public Health in Victorian Rural Wales Abstract PDF
Keir Waddington 183-204
Palliative Care: The Oldest Profession? Abstract PDF
Jacalyn Duffin 205-228

Book Reviews / Comptes Rendus

Review: The Inevitable Hour: A History of Caring for Dying Patients in America by Emily K. Abel PDF
Thomas Long 229-231
Review: A Cultural History of the Nurse’s Uniform by Christina Bates PDF
Stuart Wildman 231-232
Review: Comrades in Health: U.S. Health Internationalists Abroad and at Home by Anne-Emanuelle Birn and Theodore M. Brown, editors PDF
Susan Armstrong-Reid 232-234
Review: Charcot in Morocco with introduction, notes, and translation by Toby Gelfand PDF
Frank Stahnisch 234-236
Review: Female Patients in Early Modern Britain: Gender, Diagnosis and Treatment by Wendy D. Churchill PDF
Alun Withey 236-238
Review: Gender, State, and Medicine in Highland Ecuador: Modernizing Women, Modernizing the State, 1895-1950 by A. Kim Clark PDF
Gwenith Siobhan Cross 238-239
Review: Ourselves Unborn: A History of the Modern Fetus by Sara Dubow PDF
Heather Latimer 239-241
Review: Moving Beyond Borders: A History of Black Canadian and Caribbean Women in the Diaspora by Karen Flynn PDF
Michelle Filice 241-242
Review: Prescribed: Writing, Filling, Using, and Abusing the Prescription in Modern America by Jeremy A. Greene and Elizabeth Siegel Watkins, editors PDF
Hope Leman 243-244
Review: A History of Organ Transplantation: Ancient Legends to Modern Practice by David Hamilton and The Origins of Organ Transplantation: Surgery and Laboratory Science, 1880-1930 by Thomas Schlich PDF
Shelley McKellar 244-247
Review: Genentech: The Beginnings of Biotech by Sally Smith Hughes PDF
Mark Finlay 248-249
Review: The Birth Control Clinic in a Marketplace World by Rose Holz PDF
Tess Lanzarotta 249-251
Review: Picturing the Book of Nature: Image, Text, and Argument in Sixteenth-Century Human Anatomy and Medical Botany by Sachiko Kusukawa PDF
Jennifer Evans 251-252
Review: Imaging and Imagining the Fetus: The Development of Obstetric Ultrasound by Malcolm Nicolson and John E.E. Fleming PDF
Jennifer Rinaldi 253-254
Compte Rendu: Professions à part entière. Histoire des ergothérapeutes, orthophonistes, physiothérapeutes, psychologues et travailleuses sociales au Québec par Julien Prud’homme PDF
Nicole Rousseau 254-256
Compte rendu: Infirmières de colonie. Soins et médicalisation dans les régions du Québec, 1932-1972 par Nicole Rousseau et Johanne Daigle PDF
Marie-Claude Thifault 256-257
Review: Phoenix: The Life of Norman Bethune by Roderick Stewart and Sharon Stewart PDF
Ann Frances Toews 257-259
Compte rendu: Du front à l’asile, 1914-1918 par Stéphane Tison et Hervé Guillemain PDF
Alexandre Klein 259-263
Review: Deliver Me from Pain: Anesthesia & Birth in America by Jacqueline H. Wolf PDF
Whitney Wood 263-265
Review: Radical, a play by Charles Hayter, directed by Edward Chua, Toronto Fringe Festival, 4-13 July 2014. PDF
Denise Bowes 267-268
Dissertations / Thèses PDF

News / Nouvelles

News / Nouvelles PDF

Cover / Couverture

Image: “The Church Cares for the Unmarried Mother and Her Child,” 1955. United Church of Canada, British Columbia Conference Archives, Burnaby Home for Girls, Reference File. PDF

ISSN 0823-2105
© 2014 Canadian Society for the History of Medicine/
    Société canadienne dʼhistoire de la médecine