Tuesday, July 1, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT: Current Journal Articles on Disability History

About once a month, and appearing as an an occasional feature of H-Disability, Penny L. Richards, a PhD Research Scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and Co-editor of H-Education and H-Disability, compiles and posts a listing of recently published historical articles about disability (somewhat broadly defined). These articles are usually found on the "current periodicals" shelves at a university library, from the most recent two calendar years (right now, 2007-2008). Some of them are culled from online Table of Contents sites maintained by journal publishers. Additional sources include book chapters in new collections, cites for new books, and cites for review articles, new books, and new dissertations.

She welcomes contributions offlist that are compiled into subsequent postings. Her usual caveats for contributions are:

"1) your definitions of history and disability may exclude some of these articles, and include others;

2) listing here does not necessarily constitute a recommendation of the articles involved; and

3) only English-language tables of contents or abstracts are usually culled (but works in other languages are welcome from contributors)."


Birnbaum, Aiton. "Collective Trauma and Post-Traumatic Symptoms in the Biblical Narrative of Ancient Israel," _Mental Health, Religion, and Culture_ 11(5)(2008): 533-546.

Heggie, Vanessa, "Lies, Damn Lies, and Manchester's Recruiting Statistics: Degeneration as an 'Urban Legend' in Victorian and Edwardian Britain," _Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences_ 63(2)(April 2008): 178-216.

Lande, R. Gregory, "Invalid Corps," _Military Medicine_ 173(6)(June 2008): 525-528.

Sen, Reena, Juliet Goldbart, and Sudha Kaul. "Growth of an NGO: The Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy from 1974 to 2006," _Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities_ 5(2)(June 2008): 105-111.

Slevin, Tom. "The Wound and the First World War: 'Cartesian' Surgeries to Embodied Being in Psychoanalysis, Electrification, and Skin Grafting," _Body & Society_ 14(2008): 39-61.


Olyan, Saul M. _Disability in the Hebrew Bible: Interpreting Mental and Physical Differences_ (Cambridge UP 2008).

Borsay, Anne, and Peter Shapely, eds. _Medicine, Charity, and Mutual Aid: The Consumption of Health and Welfare in Britain, c1550-1950_ (Ashgate 2007).

McIvor, Arthur, and Ronald Johnston, _Miners' Lung: A History of Dust Disease in British Coal Mining_ (Ashgate 2007).


Szabo Verzoc, William (MA 2008, Wayne State University): "Bringing our Boys Home: Historical Perspectives on War, Rehabilitation and Canadian Society Through an Examination of Print Media Representations of the Great War"
Advisor: Jacalyn D. Harden


R. A. Houston reviewed Jeffrey R. Watt, ed., _Sin to Insanity: Suicide in Early Modern Europe_ (Cornell UP 2004), in _European History Quarterly_ 38(2008): 515-517.

Justin Willis reviewed Chloe Campbell, _Race and Empire: Eugenics in Colonial Kenya_ (Manchester UP 2007), in _History_ 93(311)(July 2008): 397-398.

Fearnley, Andrew M. "Primitive Madness: Re-Writing the History of Mental Illness and Race," _Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences_ 63(2)(April 2008): 245-257.

Review of Celia Brickman, _Aboriginal Populations in the Mind: Race and Primitivity in Psychoanalysis_ (Columbia UP 2003); and James B. Waldram, _Revenge of the Windigo: The Construction of the Mind and Mental Health of North American Aboriginal Peoples_ (University of Toronto Press 2004).

Wendy J. Turner reviewed Luke Demaitre, _Leprosy in Premodern Medicine: A Malady of the Whole Body_ (Johns Hopkins UP 2007) in _Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences_ 63(3) (2008): 396-398.

Gerald N. Grob reviewed Patricia D'Antonio, _Founding Friends: Families, Staff, and Patients in the Friends Asylum in Early Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia_ (Lehigh UP 2006), in _Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences_ 63(3)(2008): 405-407.

Contributions received this month from: Jonathan Erlen, Catherine Kudlick, Tim Vermande, Daniel Wilson

Compiled by
Penny L. Richards PhD
Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Co-editor, H-Education and H-Disability