Premodern Health, Disease, and Disability
British Library, Harley ms. 4425, f.10v. Detail of a miniature of an allegorical figure on crutches embodying Vieillesse (Old Age).
Series editors

Wendy J. Turner, Augusta University (chair)
Christina Lee, University of Nottingham
Walton O. Schalick III, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Geographical Scope
Chronological Scope
Premodern is most often defined as pre-French Revolution or about 1800
Editorial Board

Bianca Frohne, Kiel University and Homo debilis Research Group, University of Bremen
Aleksandra Pfau, Hendrix University
Kristina Richardson, Queens College
Catherine Rider, University of Exeter
Alicia Spencer-Hall, Queen Mary, University of London
Anne Van Arsdall, Emerita, University of New Mexico
William York, Portland State University

Ancient health, Medieval health, Early Modern health, disease, disability, hospitals, medicine, public health, leeches

Premodern Health, Disease, and Disability

Premodern Health, Disease, and Disability is an interdisciplinary series devoted to all topics concerning health from all parts of the globe and including all premodern time periods: Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Early Modern. The series is global, including but not limited to Europe, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Asia. We encourage submissions examining medical care, such as health practitioners, hospitals and infirmaries, medicines and herbal remedies, medical theories and texts, care givers and therapies. Other topics pertinent to the scope of the series include research into premodern disability studies such as injury, impairment, chronic illness, pain, and all experiences of bodily and/or mental difference. Studies of diseases and how they were perceived and treated are also of interest. Furthermore, we are looking for works on medicinal plants and gardens; ecclesiastical and legal approaches to medical issues; archaeological and scientific findings concerning premodern health; and any other studies related to health and health care prior to 1800.