H-Disability is a scholarly network that explores the multitude of historical issues surrounding the experience and phenomenon of 'disability.' H-Disability was established in response to the growing academic interest and expanding scholarly literature on issues of disability throughout the world.

Recent Content

Author: 
Gayle Davis
Reviewer: 
Brian W. Refford

Refford on Davis, ''The Cruel Madness of Love': Sex, Syphilis and Psychiatry in Scotland, 1880-1930.'


Gayle Davis. 'The Cruel Madness of Love': Sex, Syphilis and Psychiatry in Scotland, 1880-1930. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008. 285 pp. $84.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-420-2463-2.

Reviewed by Brian W. Refford (York College of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-Disability (January, 2012)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Beth Linker
Reviewer: 
Susan Burch

Burch on Linker, 'War’s Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America'


Beth Linker. War’s Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. 304 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-48253-8.

Reviewed by Susan Burch (Middlebury College)
Published on H-Disability (September, 2011)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Anne K. Gross
Reviewer: 
Jacqueline Foertsch

Foertsch on Gross, 'The Polio Journals: Lessons from My Mother'


Anne K. Gross. The Polio Journals: Lessons from My Mother. Greenwood Village: Diversity Matters Press, 2011. ii + 272 pp. $16.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-578-06591-5.

Reviewed by Jacqueline Foertsch (University of North Texas)
Published on H-Disability (July, 2011)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

A Family Paralyzed by Polio

Author: 
Ann Millett-Gallant
Reviewer: 
Maureen Park

Park on Millett-Gallant, 'The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art'


Ann Millett-Gallant. The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 177 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-10406-8.

Reviewed by Maureen Park (University of Glasgow)
Published on H-Disability (June, 2011)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Enabling Art?

Author: 
Heather Green Wooten
Reviewer: 
Daniel S. Goldberg

Goldberg on Wooten, 'The Polio Years in Texas: Battling a Terrifying Unknown'


Heather Green Wooten. The Polio Years in Texas: Battling a Terrifying Unknown. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 2009. xiv + 248 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60344-140-7; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-60344-165-0.

Reviewed by Daniel S. Goldberg (East Carolina University)
Published on H-Disability (May, 2011)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

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