Reviews

Author: 
Naomi Rogers
Reviewer: 
Jacqueline Foertsch

Foertsch on Rogers, 'Polio Wars: Sister Kenny and the Golden Age of American Medicine'

Naomi Rogers. Polio Wars: Sister Kenny and the Golden Age of American Medicine. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 488 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-538059-0.

Reviewed by Jacqueline Foertsch (University of North Texas) Published on H-Disability (March, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Chris Mounsey, ed.
Reviewer: 
Susan Anderson

Anderson on Mounsey, 'The Idea of Disability in the Eighteenth Century'

Chris Mounsey, ed. The Idea of Disability in the Eighteenth Century. Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650-1850 Series. New York: Bucknell University Press, 2014. 280 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61148-559-2; $39.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61148-739-8.

Reviewed by Susan Anderson (Leeds Trinity University College) Published on H-Disability (March, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Mat Savelli, Sarah Marks, eds.
Reviewer: 
Susan Burch

Burch on Savelli and Marks, 'Psychiatry in Communist Europe'

Mat Savelli, Sarah Marks, eds. Psychiatry in Communist Europe. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 240 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-49091-9.

Reviewed by Susan Burch (Middlebury College) Published on H-Disability (January, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Sue Wheatcroft
Reviewer: 
Jason Ellis

Ellis on Wheatcroft, 'Worth Saving: Disabled Children during the Second World War'

Sue Wheatcroft. Worth Saving: Disabled Children during the Second World War. Disability History Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013. 224 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8800-1; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78499-119-7.

Reviewed by Jason Ellis (University of British Columbia) Published on H-Disability (January, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Sebastian Barsch, Anne Klein, Pieter Verstraete, eds.
Reviewer: 
Rebecca Scales

Scales on Barsch and Klein and Verstraete, 'The Imperfect Historian: Disability Histories in Europe'

Sebastian Barsch, Anne Klein, Pieter Verstraete, eds. The Imperfect Historian: Disability Histories in Europe. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2013. 280 pp. $60.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-631-63659-6.

Reviewed by Rebecca Scales (Rochester Institute of Technology) Published on H-Disability (January, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Sara Scalenghe
Reviewer: 
John Little

Little on Scalenghe, 'Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500-1800'

Sara Scalenghe. Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500-1800. Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 220 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04479-1; $32.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-62279-1.

Reviewed by John Little (American University) Published on H-Disability (January, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Lennard J. Davis
Reviewer: 
Arianna Introna

Introna on Davis, 'The End of Normal: Identity in a Biocultural Era'

Lennard J. Davis. The End of Normal: Identity in a Biocultural Era. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014. 168 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-07202-6; $30.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-472-05202-8.

Reviewed by Arianna Introna (University of Stirling) Published on H-Disability (January, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Claudia Malacrida
Reviewer: 
Dustin Galer

Galer on Malacrida, 'A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years'

Claudia Malacrida. A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. xiv + 302 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4426-2689-8; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4426-4953-8.

Reviewed by Dustin Galer (University of Toronto) Published on H-Disability (January, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Martin Halliwell
Reviewer: 
James W. Trent

Trent on Halliwell, 'Therapeutic Revolutions: Medicine, Psychiatry, and American Culture, 1945-1970'

Martin Halliwell. Therapeutic Revolutions: Medicine, Psychiatry, and American Culture, 1945-1970. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2013. Illustrations. 448 pp. $62.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-6064-9; $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-6065-6.

Reviewed by James W. Trent (Gordon College) Published on H-Disability (January, 2016) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Nancy J. Hirschmann, Beth Linker, eds.
Reviewer: 
Josh Dohmen

Dohmen on Hirschmann and Linker, 'Civil Disabilities: Citizenship, Membership, and Belonging'


Nancy J. Hirschmann, Beth Linker, eds. Civil Disabilities: Citizenship, Membership, and Belonging. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 320 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4667-4.

Reviewed by Josh Dohmen (University of Memphis)
Published on H-Disability (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Wolfgang Uwe Eckart
Reviewer: 
Sebastian Weinert

Weinert on Eckart, 'Medizin in der NS-Diktatur: Ideologie, Praxis, Folgen'

Wolfgang Uwe Eckart. Medizin in der NS-Diktatur: Ideologie, Praxis, Folgen. Köln: Böhlau Verlag Köln, 2012. 567 pp. EUR 39.90 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-412-20847-9.

Reviewed by Sebastian Weinert (Humboldt-University of Berlin) Published on H-Disability (December, 2015) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Pieter Verstraete
Reviewer: 
Paul van Trigt

van Trigt on Verstraete, 'In the shadow of disability: Reconnecting History, Identity and Politics'

Pieter Verstraete. In the shadow of disability: Reconnecting History, Identity and Politics. Opladen: Barbara Budrich-Esser, 2012. 133 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8474-0023-3.

Reviewed by Paul van Trigt (UV University Amsterdam) Published on H-Disability (November, 2015) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Susan Burch, Michael Rembis
Reviewer: 
María-Isabel Porras Gallo

Porras Gallo on Burch and Rembis, 'Disability Histories'

Susan Burch, Michael Rembis. Disability Histories. Disability Histories Series. Urbana: University Of Illinois Press, 2014. 416 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03874-7; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08031-9.

Reviewed by María-Isabel Porras Gallo (University of Castilla-La Mancha) Published on H-Disability (November, 2015) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Ernest Cole
Reviewer: 
Esme Cleall

Cleall on Cole, 'Theorizing the Disfigured Body: Mutilation, Amputation, and Disability in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone'

Ernest Cole. Theorizing the Disfigured Body: Mutilation, Amputation, and Disability in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone. Trenton: Africa Research and Publications, 2014. 196 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-59221-965-0.

Reviewed by Esme Cleall (University of Sheffield) Published on H-Disability (November, 2015) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Barbara Floyd, ed.
Reviewer: 
Geoffrey F. Reaume

Reaume on Floyd, 'From Institutions to Independence: A History of People with Disabilities in Northwest Ohio'

Barbara Floyd, ed. From Institutions to Independence: A History of People with Disabilities in Northwest Ohio. Toledo: University of Toledo Press, 2010. x + 174 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-932259-07-3.

Reviewed by Geoffrey F. Reaume (York University) Published on H-Disability (October, 2015) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

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