Professor Mark Jackson



The Routledge History of Disease, Routledge, 2015.

Stress in Postwar Britain, 1945-1980, Pickering and Chatto, 2015.

The History of Medicine: A Beginner's Guide, OneWorld, 2014.

The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability, Oxford University Press, 2013.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011.

Asthma: The Biography, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009.

Health and the Modern Home, New York, Routledge, 2007.

with Calman K, Forty Years of Medical Education, Special Issue of Medical Education, Oxford: Blackwell, 2006.

Allergy: The History of a Modern Malady., Reaktion Books, 2006.

The Clinical and Laboratory Origins of Allergy, special issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 2003.

Infanticide: Historical Perspectives on Child Murder and Its Concealment, 1550-2000, Ashgate, 2002.

The Borderland of Imbecility Medicine, Society and the Fabrication of the Feeble Mind in Late Victorian and Edwardian England, Manchester University Press, 2000.

with Atkinson D, Walmsley J, Forgotten Lives Exploring the History of Learning Disability, 1997.

New-born Child Murder Women, Illegitimacy and the Courts in Eighteenth-century England, Manchester University Press, 1996.

with Feinberg G, The Chain of Immunology, Wiley-Blackwell, 1983.


The stress of life: a modern complaint?, Lancet, vol. 383, 2014, 300-301

`The pursuit of happiness: the social and scientific origins of Hans Selye's natural philosophy of life', History of Human Sciences, 2012, 13-29

`Divine stramonium: the rise and fall of smoking for asthma'., Medical History, vol. 54, 2010, 171-194

Historical keywords: dust, Lancet, 2009

Illness and identity, Lancet, vol. 372, 2008, 1030-1031

Historical keywords: infanticide, Lancet, 2006

Medical Education, special issue on the history of medical education to commemorate the 40th volume of Medical Education, vol. 40, no. 3, 2006

Biography as history, Journal of Medical Biography, vol. 12, 2004, 63-65

John Freeman, hay fever and the origins of clinical allergy in Britain, 1900-1950., Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, vol. 34, no. 3, 2003, 473-490

Clinical and Laboratory Origins of Allergy, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, vol. 34C, special Issue, 2003

Editorial: full of mercy and good fruits, Medical Education, vol. 37, 2003

Back to the future: history and humanism in medical education, Medical Education, vol. 36, 2002, 506-507

Introduction, Wellcome Trust Witness Seminar: Childhood Asthma and Beyond, 2001

Allergy: the making of a modern plague, Clinical and Experimental Allergy, Blackwell, Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI, 2001

In search of stability: Hans Selye and the biology of stress, Wellcome History, 2006, 1-4

Fiction in the archives? Sources for the Social history of infanticide, Archives, vol. 27, 2002, 173-185

Disease and Diversity in history: review article, Social History of Medicine, vol. 15, 2002


Men and women under stress: neuropsychiatric models of resilience during and after the Second World War, in Stress in Post-war Britain, 1945-80, Pickering and Chatto, 2015, 111-130 + notes pp.220-227

Stress in Post-war Britain: An Introduction, in Stress in Postwar Britain, 1945-80, Pickering and Chatto, 2015, 1-15 + notes pp. 193-6

Evaluating the role of Hans Selye in the modern history of stress, in Cantor D, Ramsden E (eds) Stress, Shock, and Adaptation in the Twentieth Century, Rochester US: University of Rochester Press, 2014, 21-48

Introduction, in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, 1-17

`Permeating national boundaries: German and American influences on the emergence of medico-pedagogy in Edwardian England'., in Roelcke V, Weindling PJ, Westwood L (eds) International Relations in Psychiatry: Britain, Germany and the United States through World War II, Rochester, New York: University of Rochester Press, 2010, 30-47

with Soderqvist T, Stillwell C, Immunity and immunology, in Pickstone JV, Bowler P (eds) Cambridge History of Science, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009

A private line to medicine: the clinical and laboratory contours of allergy in the early twentieth century, in Kroker K, Keelan J, Mazumdar P (eds) Crafting Immunity: Working Histories of Clinical Immunology, Ashgate, 2007, 55-76

`Home sweet home: historical perspectives on health and the modern home, in Jackson M (eds) Health and the Modern Home, New York: Routledge, 2007, 1-17

`Allergy con amore': psychosomatic medicine and the `asthmogenic home' in the mid-twentieth century, in Jackson M (eds) Health and the Modern Home, Routledge, 2007, 153-174

Cleansing the air and promoting health: the politics of pollution in post-war Britain., in Berridge V, Loughlin K (eds) Medicine, the media and the mass market: producing health in the twentieth century, Routledge, 2005, 219-241

'A menace to the good of society': class, fertility and the feeble-minded in Edwardian England., in Digby A, Andrews J (eds) Sex and Seclusion, Class and Custody: Perspectives on Gender and Class in the History of British and Irish Psychiatry, Amsterdam: Rodolphi, 2004, 271-294