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Call for Authors: Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, Second Edition

Greetings! We are inviting academic and medical editorial contributors to the 2nd Edition of SAGE’s Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society. (1st Edition: 2008 Editors’ Choice Award, Booklist! ). This updated three-volume reference includes over 700 signed articles covering issues that surround cancer and its effects on society far beyond the medical conditions themselves. Categories of topics include the Business of Cancer, Cancer Associations, Biographies, Treatments and Therapies, Alternative Treatments and Therapies, Causes of Cancer, Cancer Around the World, and more. Perhaps you may want to join us in creating another award winning encyclopedia! Upon request, a list of available entry titles will be sent to you.  Please send request to cancer@golsonmedia.com. We are currently making assignments with a deadline of June 30, 2014. Th is comprehensive project will be published by SAGE Reference in 2015 and will be marketed to academic and public libraries as a print and di

New digitized collection at the AAMC

New Digitized Collection of Governance Documents Now Available from AAMC Archives The AAMC has released a new collection of historical documents featuring meeting materials, publications, and other resources from the association’s five governing bodies. These serve as important primary source materials for AAMC members and researchers interested in the history of medical education in the U.S. and Canada. Making these materials more easily accessible to the public will help shed light on the AAMC’s long and intense involvement with the development of modern-day medical education. Posting archives online is increasingly considered a best practice, as it provides easy public access to these important records, and increases the transparency of the AAMC’s history while also preserving the actual archival documents. The digitized documents represent a curated collection selected from the voluminous archives on AAMC history, and more than triples the online collection of digitized AA

Volunteer opportunities at St Bartholomew's Hospital Museum

Are you interested in volunteering in St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum? Set in the historic North Wing of St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City of London, the museum tells the story of this renowned institution, which dates back to the 12th century, celebrates its achievements and explains its place in history. We are looking for volunteers to join our small team who staff the museum during opening hours. The role involves welcoming visitors, helping them to get the most out of their visit to the museum and selling postcards and publications, and the opportunity to contribute to archives and museum projects, dependent on skills and time commitment. We would need a commitment to a regular weekly or fortnightly three hour shift.   If you are friendly, reliable and keen to develop your skills, get experience of working in a museum and archives environment, and help Barts and preserve the hospital’s history then this could be the opportunity for you.   For more information

Call for Authors - New Deadline: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society

Greetings, We are inviting academic editorial contributors to The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society, a new 4-volume reference to be published by SAGE Reference. Click here to read the original call New deadline: August 1, 2014. Joseph Golson Senior Author Manager pharmacology@golsonmedia.com

ANN: Consuming medical care, new working papers

Three new working papers discussing the consumption of medical care and services in England, the Netherlands and Venice between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries are now available: Teerapa Pirohakul, Patrick Wallis, 'Medical Revolutions? The growth of medicine in England, 1660-1800' (LSE Economic History WP 185, 2014) This paper studies demand for commercial medical assistance in early modern England. We measure individual consumption of medical and nursing services using a new dataset of debts at death between c.1670-c.1790. Levels of consumption of medical services were high and stable in London from the 1680s. However, we find rapid growth in the provinces, in both the likelihood of using medical assistance, and the sums spent on it. The structure of medical services also shifted, with an increase in ‘general practice’, particularly by apothecaries. The expansion in medical services diffused from London, and was motivated by changing preferences, not wealth htt