Introduction - Disease and Modernity.
Chapter 1 - Disease and Medicine before 1500.
Chapter 2 - Early Modern Europe.
Chapter 3 - Disease and Social Order: The Enlightenment and its Legacy.
Chapter 4 – The World Beyond Europe.
Chapter 5 – Disease in an Age of Commerce and Industry.
Chapter 6 – The Individual and the State.
Chapter 7 – Disease, War and Modernity.
Chapter 8 – Health for All: Affluence, Poverty and Disease Since 1945.
"This thoroughly researched and thought-provoking book is an easy and enjoyable read...an excellent introductory text on the history of disease and medicine." --Choice, February 2005
"Harrison's book is a masterful mix of narrative and historiographic analysis. his thesis about disease and the modern state, as well as the clarity of his text, will make this an accessible book even for beginner students, yet the breadth of his research and his explication of debates will make it useful to even the most advanced student and scholar." --History: Reviews of New Books, Winter 2005
"In short, this is a well-crafted and well-written synthesis that meets the goal of accessibility for undergraduate courses."
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
- This is the first general introductory work on disease that effectively integrates the history of disease in the West and a broader analysis of the rise of the modern world.
- Contains a wide range of the latest scholarship in an accessible and lively form.
- Has an up-to-date glossary, explaining key terms and concepts.
- Written by a young scholar who is highly regarded in his field.