The University of Rochester Press is launching Rochester Studies in Medical History, a new series of titles that will focus on the history of public health. Theodore M. Brown, professor of history, community and preventive medicine, and medical humanities at the University of Rochester, will be editor of the series with a panel of distinguished scholars.
A mix of titles and formats, ranging from monographs by a single author to edited volumes representing many authors and points of view are being solicited. The current plan is to release two to four new works each year.
Topics of interest include the history of measures taken to protect the health of populations by organized community effort, administrative and regulatory agencies, and political and social mobilization. Of special interest is the history of diseases of public health significance, preventive measures, and scientific and social interventions aimed at controlling disease in populations. The panel will also consider studies on the history of epidemiology, community health policy, occupational health and safety, and children's and women's health.
Authors interested in making a submission for consideration are requested to send a project proposal or prospectus. The project proposal should include: 1) a brief but detailed synopsis of the work, outlining its intended contribution to the existing literature; 2) an abstract of 300 words or less, summarizing the work's content; 3) a complete Table of Contents; 4) one sample chapter. All scholars with an interest in submitting their work for consideration should contact Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals can be sent to: University of Rochester Press, 668 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester, NY 14620.
The University of Rochester Press publishes about 20 books a year, with scholarly titles in a variety of fields, including science, history, music, art, African studies, and philosophy. British-based publisher Boydell & Brewer operates the Press on behalf of the University.