London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; xiv, 279pp. Index. Illustrations. Library markings, otherwise a fine, as new copy. Item #18691
"A Medical History of Skin... offers a thoughtful and carefully assembled multi-faceted series of studies on the representation of the skin with the aspiration that it be the start of a more extensive historical project exploring ‘the cultural history of the skin through the prism of its diseases’ (p. 1). The three parts of the edited collection contain thirteen chapters that are framed with an introduction by the editors and an afterword by Philip K. Wilson. The editors introduce their collection with a great deal of care and fine intellectual nuance, telling us that ‘the skin speaks and throughout..." (Oxford Academic website) Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine 10).