Claudia Stein

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Public museums are a relatively new invention. However, the passion for collecting things, and setting them aside as treasured objects, has a long tradition. From the sixteenth century, in many European palaces and aristocratic residences, cupboards and whole rooms were set aside to house the particular collections of princes and noblemen. The earliest of(More)
power over nature, can work with natural means to effect cures. There is much that is theologically remarkable and psychologically astute, such as the description of the soul's desire for, and integral connection to, the body (chapter 4) or the account, which mingles physiological predisposition and psychological dynamic, of how anger rises from black bile(More)
AIDS posters can be treated as material objects whose production, distribution and consumption varied across time and place. It is also possible to reconstruct and analyse the public health discourse at the time these powerful images appeared. More recently, however, these conventional historical approaches have been challenged by projects in literary and(More)
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Sir, the article titled Personal account: A drop of dentistry in the jungle (BDJ 2016; 220: 160–163) highlighted the appalling conditions in the refugee camps set up in Calais as well as providing us an insight into the poor oral health status of many of the camp’s residents. As dental students this motivated us to make the journey from Cardiff to Calais(More) Requests for permission to reproduce or translate WHO publications – whether for sale or for noncommercial distribution – should be addressed to WHO Press, at the above address (fax: +41 22 791 4806; email: The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the(More)
  • Claudia Stein
  • Nordic journal of science and technology studies
  • 2014
This article reflects upon the recent return to linear history writing in medical history. It takes as its starting point a critique of the current return to constructivist ideas, suggesting the use of other methodological choices and interpretations to the surviving archival and textural sources of the sixteenth century pox. My investigation analyses the(More)
This paper investigates why, during the 1980s and 1990s health posters moved into focus in Anglo-American intellectual culture. It argues, that this cannot be explained simply by the fact that more posters came to be produced during the "time of AIDS". It suggests the greater importance of broader shifts in socio-political life and epistemology. Through(More)
This article investigates the historical method of Karl Sudhoff (1853- 1938), Germany's first professor of medical history. It argues that in order to understand his ideas more fully, we need to step outside the historiography of medical history and assess his methodology in relation to the norms and ideals of German academic history writing in general. The(More)
This article de-constructs and re-constructs the dynamic of a sixteenth-century political dispute between the Catholic Bavarian Duke Wilhelm V and the Protestant Saxon Elector August I. By focusing on the visual imagery which ignited the dispute, the paper explores sixteenth-century 'ways of seeing' and the epistemic role realistic images played in the(More)