African American Pioneers of Sociology: A Critical History. By Pierre Saint-Arnaud, translated by Peter Feldstein. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009. xii + 381 p., notes, bibl., index. ISBN 0-8020-9122-9 hc. $80 ISBN 0-8020-9405-8 pb. $29.95)
Resurrecting Dr. Moss: The Life and Letters of a Royal Navy Surgeon, Edward Lawton Moss MD, RN, 1843-1880. By Paul C. Appleton, edited by William Barr. (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2008. 221 p., ill., index. ISBN 978-1-55238-232-5 42.95 $)
Shock Therapy: A History of Electroconvulsive Treatment in Mental Illness. By Edward Shorter and David Healy. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007. xii + 382 p., notes, index. isbn 0-8020-9347-7 $45)
Much has been written of the Columbian exchange, the transfer between New World and Old of people, pathogens, flora and fauna. The biota of two hemispheres, once seemingly irredeemably separated, were interpenetrated, both through accident and through human agency. Part of this exchange involved ...