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Dr Carsten Timmermann

MSc, MA, PhD

Publications

2016
Thompson, P., Batista-Navarro, R. T., Kontonatsios, G., Carter, J., Toon, E., McNaught, J., ... Ananiadou, S. (2016). Text mining the history of medicine. P L o S One, 11(1), [e0144717]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144717. Publication link: a4ba4803-be78-4b32-8ec1-5a98acb2ea41
Timmermann, C. (2016). The Invention of the Randomised Controlled Trial. Biological Sciences Review, 28(4), 34-36. . Publication link: d9f9de12-3ce5-4ddd-b2d9-d02e87316d5c
Toon, E., Timmermann, C., & Worboys, M. (2016). Text-Mining and the History of Medicine: Big Data, Big Questions?Medical History, 60(2), 294-296. DOI: 10.1017/mdh.2016.18. Publication link: 95b25999-9f5a-4a5a-9260-177cca352bb7
Timmermann, C. (2016). Coping and Critique. BioSocieties, 11(4), 528-534. DOI: 10.1057/s41292-016-0030-3. Publication link: d05c260f-8e24-4d77-a730-f1ac11fae493
2015
Timmermann, C., & Timmer, C. (2015). David S. Jones: Broken Hearts. The Tangled History of Cardiac Care [book review]. Social History of Medicine, 28(2), 418-419. DOI: 10.1093/shm/hkv018. Publication link: 7d9834fe-870e-43ed-8acd-8cc8b7139786
2014
Timmermann, C. (2014). Standards, scales and chronic illness: A brief introduction. Chronic Illness, 10(1), 3-4. DOI: 10.1177/1742395312468459. Publication link: 6e33c794-d5ba-4fce-9e75-c3271757ddc6
Timmermann, C. (2014). Keith Wailoo: How Cancer Crossed the Color Line [book review]. Unknown Journal, 34(2), 514-516. DOI: 10.1080/03612759.2012.704238. Publication link: de08812f-cd30-48d6-a1f8-02a8afee44f9
Timmermann, C. (2014). Not moribund at all! An historian of medicine’s response to Richard Horton. The Guardian (The H-Word). . Publication link: ab807203-1124-458f-9f03-b96c2f9caadb
2013
Timmermann, C. (2013). 'Just give me the best quality of life questionnaire': The Karnofsky scale and the history of quality of life measurements in cancer trials. Chronic Illness, 9(3), 179-190. DOI: 10.1177/1742395312466903. Publication link: 8a4a0d4a-a8ed-4cb6-9f11-8aec28711e8b
Timmermann, C. (2013). A History of Lung Cancer: The Recalcitrant Disease. (Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan .. Publication link: 1d08aec9-5892-4548-9728-4013befb29bc
Timmermann, C. (2013). Haller, Lea: Cortison. Geschichte eines Hormons, 1900–1955 [Book Review]. Gesnerus, 70, 359-361. . Publication link: 2aa48777-11e3-4de2-955d-4145ace8c1e6
2012
Timmermann, C., & Toon, E. (Ed.) (2012). Cancer Patients, Cancer Pathways: Historical and Sociological Perspectives. (Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan .. Publication link: 37ecde07-9cf2-4925-b855-85f2b2043da4
Timmermann, C., & Toon, E. (Ed.) (2012). Running Out of Options: Surgery, Hope and Progress in the Management of Lung Cancer, 1950s to 1990s. In Cancer Patients, Cancer Pathways. (pp. 36-56). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan . . Publication link: 38e55f95-3f7f-47f2-9b34-346fff4e0a1c
Timmermann, C. (2012). Heiner Fangerau, Spinning the Scientific Web: Jacques Loeb (1859–1924) und sein Programm einer internationalen biomedizinischen Grundlagenforschung [book review]. NTM Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin, 20(4), 352-354. . Publication link: 1bb22e18-44a7-451d-a198-cd0627ad1fe2
Timmermann, C. (2012). Appropriating risk factors: The reception of an American approach to chronic disease in the two German states, c. 1950-1990. Social History of Medicine, 25(1), 157-174. DOI: 10.1093/shm/hkr051. Publication link: 509b533e-6c95-44aa-8a39-dcfc27d4d1d1
Timmermann, C. (2012). Ilana Löwy. Preventive Strikes: Women, Precancer, and Prophylactic Surgery [book review]. Isis, 103(2), 386-387. DOI: 10.1086/667475. Publication link: 8dc45eab-070e-40c9-bc95-d6d6556724f0
Timmermann, C., & Condrau, F. (2012). Ivan Illich's 'Medical Nemesis' and the History of Medicine. Nach Feierabend: Zürcher Jahrbuch für Wissensgeschichte, 8, 179-188. . Publication link: 9a958606-df84-4ce1-a8e1-dd75332c4d40
Timmermann, C. (2012). Gabriele Moser, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft und Krebsforschung 1920–1970 [book review]. Social History of Medicine. DOI: 10.1093/shm/hks088. Publication link: dbdf2ce0-0846-4d39-ba5c-c45c6bf04770
Timmermann, C., & Toon, E. (2012). Introduction. In Cancer Patients, Cancer Pathways: Historical and Sociological Perspectives. (pp. 1-10). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan . . Publication link: c44cf7cd-636a-4794-9ec1-3d7c3573c816
2011
Timmermann, C., & Jackson, M. (Ed.) (2011). Chronic Illness and Disease History. In The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine. (pp. 393-410). Oxford: Oxford University Press. . Publication link: 8943f3bc-b6b1-4099-9b7a-ab8fdd2443b2
Timmermann, C. (2011). Cournand, Andre Frederic. In Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons . DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002391. Publication link: 13d531cf-afed-42bf-967a-8454856bb66b
2010
Timmermann, C. (2010). Eva Johach, Krebszelle und Zellenstaat: Zur medizinischen und politischen Metaphorik in Rudolf Virchows Zellularpathologie [book review]. NTM Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin, 18(1), 129-130. . Publication link: 539dfe2a-3e53-4020-9c84-c3651ac3fc9d
Timmermann, C. (2010). Following the American Example? American Models for Hospital Medicine and Research: The Case of the Kerckhoff Institute in Bad Nauheim. Medizinhistorisches Journal, 45(1), 24-42. . Publication link: 25e9a7d8-a694-4d98-ba6a-fe12b16eceac
Timmermann, C. (2010). Focus on Austria and Germany [essay review]. Social History of Medicine, 23(2), 412-415. DOI: 10.1093/shm/hkq014. Publication link: 5cf0118e-810a-4a37-a0d1-b904af9c481d
Timmermann, C., Lengwiler, M. (Ed.), & Madarasz, J. (Ed.) (2010). Risikofaktoren: Der scheinbar unaufhaltsame Erfolg eines Ansatzes aus der amerikanischen Epidemiologie in der deutschen Nachkriegsmedizin. In Das präventive Selbst: Eine Kulturgeschichte moderner Gesundheitspolitik. (pp. 251-277). Bielefeld: Transcript-Verlag. . Publication link: 8225690f-7055-49f6-94ba-3e82f79b0311
2008
Timmermann, C., Gaudilliere, J. P. (Ed.), & Hess, V. (Ed.) (2008). How does a Drug become Medicine? Hexamethonium and the Treatment of High Blood Pressure, 1940s-1950s. In Ways of Regulating. (pp. 153-163). Berlin: MPIWG. . Publication link: 966d95bc-d4c8-4fa1-b1b1-4ac6e8a68ee4
Timmermann, C., & Hannaway, C. (Ed.) (2008). Clinical research in postwar Britain: the role of the Medical Research Council. In Biomedicine in the Twentieth Century. (pp. 231-254). Amsterdam: IOS Press. . Publication link: d0ef33dc-4a96-4523-ae8b-28fb093aa2a3
Timmermann, C. (2008). W.F. Bynum, Anne Hardy, Stephen Jacyna, Christopher Lawrence and E.M. Tansey, The Western Medical Tradition, 1800 to 2000 [book review]. Annals of Science, 65(2), 287-308. DOI: 10.1080/00033790701393966. Publication link: c028b7e5-09b2-46d2-b3d5-8cae33e7ccc4
Valier, H., & Timmermann, C. (2008). Clinical trials and the reorganization of medical research in post-Second World War Britain. Medical History, 52(4), 493-510. DOI: 10.1017/S0025727300002994. Publication link: 5711dd71-390b-4623-91e1-9f9d28f8b20a
Timmermann, C., & Cantor, D. (Ed.) (2008). As depressing as it was predictable? Lung cancer, clinical trials, and the Medical Research Council in Postwar Britain. In Cancer in the Twentieth Century. (pp. 312-334). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. . Publication link: 5121d056-ec19-4441-9522-cbd7157801cd
2007
Timmermann, C., Bynum, W. F. (Ed.), & Bynum, H. (Ed.) (2007). McMichael, John. In Dictionary of Medical Biography. (Vol. 4, pp. 863-864). Westport: Greenwood Press. . Publication link: 499f97f7-61b3-4f28-b0fe-2c066247032b
Timmermann, C., Bynum, W. F. (Ed.), & Bynum, H. (Ed.) (2007). Bauer, Karl Heinrich. In Dictionary of Medical Biography. (Vol. 1, pp. 172-172). Westport: Greenwood Press. . Publication link: 0d37ef56-20fc-4272-ba05-caaebae33277
Timmermann, C., Bynum, W. F. (Ed.), & Bynum, H. (Ed.) (2007). Pickering, George White. In Dictionary of Medical Biography. (Vol. 4, pp. 1005-1006). Westport: Greenwood Press. . Publication link: 3e1e1e20-c652-4e45-a109-5246f63a8ec7
Timmermann, C., Bynum, W. F. (Ed.), & Bynum, H. (Ed.) (2007). Grotjahn, Alfred. In Dictionary of Medical Biography. (Vol. 2, pp. 585-586). Westport: Greenwood Press. . Publication link: 8d8fbe91-97e3-4e05-9786-95547a59316c
Timmermann, C., Bynum, W. F. (Ed.), & Bynum, H. (Ed.) (2007). Rosenbach, Ottomar. In Dictionary of Medical Biography. (Vol. 4, pp. 1084-1084). Westport: Greenwood Press. . Publication link: d2899dea-9244-430a-93aa-f5c30e1da1f5
Timmermann, C., Bynum, W. F. (Ed.), & Bynum, H. (Ed.) (2007). Richards, Dickinson Woodruff. In Dictionary of Medical Biography. (Vol. 4, pp. 1071). Westport: Greenwood Press. . Publication link: 91bd005f-64b9-48fd-bf02-e8406a522ff1
Timmermann, C. (2007). As depressing as it was predictable? Lung cancer, clinical trials, and the medical research council in postwar Britain. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 81(1), 312-334. DOI: 10.1353/bhm.2007.0012. Publication link: ea0e7146-578e-4c7f-abe7-e751e1fe65d4
2006
Timmermann, C., & Ernst, W. (Ed.) (2006). A Matter of Degree: The Normalization of Hypertension, circa 1940 -1970. In Histories of the Normal and the Abnormal. (pp. 245-261). London: Routledge. . Publication link: d5c0fb36-2ee9-4986-a764-80c240659aba
Timmermann, C. (2006). Christoph Gradmann, Krankheit im Labor: Robert Koch und die medizinische Bakteriologie [book review]. Social History of Medicine, 19(2), 366-367. DOI: 10.1093/shm/hkl029. Publication link: e2320f7d-1055-45a1-8f08-b36f0b437094
Timmermann, C., Schlich, T. (Ed.), & Troehler, U. (Ed.) (2006). To Treat or Not To Treat: Drug Research and the Changing Nature of Essential Hypertension. In The Risks of Medical Innovation. (pp. 133-147). Routledge. . Publication link: 75525d19-fae7-4305-b41b-a6646af542c4
Timmermann, C., & Anderson, J. (2006). Introduction: Devices, Designs and the History of Technology in Medicine. In Devices and Designs: Medical Technologies in Historical Perspective. (pp. 1-36). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan . . Publication link: baa6809e-f44b-469b-b202-87d2d4d91bb3
Timmermann, C., & Anderson, J. (Ed.) (2006). Hexamethonium, Hypertension, and Pharmaceutical Innovation: The Transformation of an Experimental Drug in Post-war Britain. In Devices and Designs: Medical Technologies in Hist. Perspective. (pp. 156-174). Palgrave Macmillan . . Publication link: 1283573b-a792-4c8f-8e44-3add86c0baaa
Timmermann, C., & Anderson, J. (Ed.) (2006). Devices and Designs: Medical Technologies in Historical Perspective. (Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan .. Publication link: 4b066cf8-52e0-4ccf-a291-3ac13a704156
Timmermann, C. (2006). Arthur Daemmrich, Pharmacopolitics: Drug Regulation in the United States and Germany [book review]. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 61(1), 103-105. . Publication link: 423aab34-374d-4c50-9f1d-1468eb114765
2005
Cantor, D., Timmermann, C., Goodman, J. (Ed.), Norton, M. (Ed.), & Parascandola, M. (Ed.) (2005). Lung Cancer. In Tobacco in History and Culture. (pp. 320-326). New York: Scribner. . Publication link: 4536428b-03f0-4137-9cdc-6a90afe949be
Timmermann, C. (2005). Harry M. Marks, The Progress of Experiment: Science and Therapeutic Reform in the United States, 1900–1990 [book review]. British Journal for the History of Science, 38, 118-119. DOI: 10.1017/S0007087404356682. Publication link: 01a93585-400b-424e-a1ee-9b0e83fd83ba
Timmermann, C., Albrecht, G. A. (Ed.), Bichenbach, J. (Ed.), Mitchell, D. (Ed.), Schalick, W. O. (Ed.), & Snyder, S. (Ed.) (2005). Hypertension. In Encyclopedia of Disability. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Press. . Publication link: 8c401ce4-b04f-4c2a-957c-bf353492a09f
Timmermann, C., Berridge, V. (Ed.), & Loughlin, K. (Ed.) (2005). Americans and Pavlovians: the Central Institute for Cardiovascular Research at the East German Academy of Sciences and its precursor institutions as a case study of biomedical research in a country of the Soviet Bloc (c. 1950-1980). In Medicine, the Market and the Mass Media. (pp. 244-265). London: Routledge. . Publication link: 8198c677-00bb-4b90-bb53-2da1b85619ea
Timmermann, C. (2005). Michael Hau, The Cult of Health and Beauty in Germany: A Social History, 1890-1930 [book review]. European History Quarterly, 35, 351-352. DOI: 10.1177/026569140503500211. Publication link: f0788a02-3ad7-4870-89b0-767a92051ed3
2004
Timmermann, C. (2004). William G. Rothstein. Public Health and the Risk Factor: A History of an Uneven Medical Revolution [book review]. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 59(4), 597-598. DOI: 10.1093/jhmas/jrh115. Publication link: 729988f5-6069-4511-977f-7055cad2507f
Timmermann, C. (2004). Allen B. Weisse, Heart to Heart: The Twentieth-Century Battle Against Cardiac Disease [book review]. British Journal for the History of Science, 37, 363-364. DOI: 10.1017/S0007087404396123. Publication link: 9b046098-2336-4a60-92b6-a20bd28273cd
Timmermann, C. (2004). Deadly Enemies [review no 425]. Reviews in History. . Publication link: 01ccac96-bab8-498f-9ec3-505ffef3a96c
Timmermann, C. (2004). Quack, Quack, Quack: The Sellers of Nostrums in Prints, Posters, Ephemera and Books [book review]. Journal of Design History, 17, 115-116. DOI: 10.1093/jdh/17.1.115. Publication link: 35a3ec7f-6270-4a94-8dcf-cc32661dbdd7
2003
Timmermann, C. (2003). Jennifer Stanton (ed.), Innovations in Health and Medicine: Diffusion and Resistance in the Twentieth Century [book review]. Medical History, 47(4), 535-536. . Publication link: 35b56d83-e719-46bc-89e3-a36c4807f6b6
Timmermann, C. (2003). Barbara Clow, Negotiating Disease: Power and Cancer Cure, 1900-1950 [book review]. Medical History, 47, 391-392. . Publication link: 45e2d721-fcab-4b44-915c-7697ba89bb16
Timmermann, C. (2003). Kirk Jeffrey, Machines in our Hearts: The Cardiac Pacemaker, the Implantable Defibrillator, and American Health Care [book review]. British Journal for the History of Science, 36, 251-252. DOI: 10.1017/S0007087403345042. Publication link: 5c0102db-d704-42e9-b4aa-80682c235a11
Timmermann, C. (2003). Nikolai Krementsov, The Cure: A Story of Cancer and Politics from the Annals of the Cold War [book review]. British Journal for the History of Science, 36(3), 377-378. DOI: 10.1017/S0007087403315110. Publication link: 6d7ab590-aef8-4701-8a33-21b0c98e3801
Timmermann, C. (2003). Jordan Goodman and Vivien Walsh, The Story of Taxol: Nature and Politics in the Pursuit of an Anti-Cancer Drug [book review]. British Journal for the History of Science, 36, 120-121. DOI: 10.1017/S0007087403454976. Publication link: 96a8fe87-0ec1-4f5a-943b-fee1728d50c5
2002
Timmermann, C. (2002). Claudia Wiesemann. Die heimliche Krankheit: Eine Geschichte des Suchtbegriffs [book review]. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 76(1), 142-143. DOI: 10.1353/bhm.2002.0048. Publication link: 70c9cd68-23f7-4dab-a73a-b667f15f6fc8
Timmermann, C. (2002). Städter aller Laender, simuliert euch! Das neue Urbis-Museum in Manchester macht viel Wind - und Metropolen interaktiv erfahrbar [Cities of all countries, simulate! The new Urbis museum in Manchester makes a lot of wind – and you can virtually experience a metropolis ]. Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 56. . Publication link: a97e76bc-e87e-4f72-8298-8dcf0634a0a2
Timmermann, C. (2002). Robert N. Proctor, The Nazi War on Cancer [book review]. British Journal for the History of Science, 35, 234-235. DOI: 10.1017/S0007087402374703. Publication link: 417a8af9-8076-4f2e-8fe4-52da3f84dddb
2001
Timmermann, C. (2001). Constitutional Medicine, Neo-Romanticism and the Politics of anti-Mechanism in interwar Germany. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 75(4), 717-739. DOI: 10.1353/bhm.2001.0198. Publication link: 2bd97bf8-9b4a-4b44-874c-61e60f3b3697
Timmermann, C. (2001). Christoph Gradmann and Thomas Schlich (eds), Strategien der Kausalitaet: Konzepte der Krankheitsverursachung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert [book review]. Social History of Medicine, 14(1), 149-150. DOI: 10.1093/shm/14.1.149. Publication link: 122e3804-6fa1-4415-b156-1c8cfb1fbfcf
Timmermann, C., & Cantor, D. (Ed.) (2001). A Model for the 'New Physician'? Hippocrates in Interwar Germany. In Reinventing Hippocrates. (pp. 302-324). Aldershot: Ashgate. . Publication link: 591a3168-4869-4e76-a12d-8122dabcfbdf
Timmermann, C. (2001). Joerg Voegele, Urban Mortality Change in England and Germany, 1870-1913 [book review]. Social History of Medicine, 14(3), 568-569. DOI: 10.1093/shm/14.3.568. Publication link: 4794d0ec-d155-4653-8ac5-f11e525c5b41
Timmermann, C. (2001). Rationalising 'Folk Medicine' in Interwar Germany: Faith, Business and Science at Dr. Madaus & Co. Social History of Medicine, 14(3), 459-482. DOI: 10.1093/shm/14.3.459. Publication link: cd5186da-23e6-4fe0-bcbd-69b8fbfbbe6d
Timmermann, C. (2001). Die Nachtseite des Wirtschaftswunders. Zum Einschlafen nahm 1961 jeder dritte Deutsche Contergan: Eine Bilanz nach 40 Jahren [The dark side of the economic miracle: every third German took thalidomide to get to sleep. A look back after 40 years]. Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 73. . Publication link: e05e3594-1497-4a70-bc89-49517387024f
2000
Timmermann, C., Hochadel, O. (Ed.), & Kocher, U. (Ed.) (2000). Wer darf heilen und wer nicht? 'Kurpfuscherei' und die Krise der Medizin in der Weimarer Republik. In Lügen und Betrügen: Das Falsche in der Geschichte von der Antike bis zur Moderne. (pp. 133-149). Cologne: Böhlau. . Publication link: cea91f7f-2f04-4d87-ad73-1476e7ee19e7
Timmermann, C. (2000). Roland Girder, Landaerzte: Als Krankenbesuche noch Abenteuer waren [book review]. Social History of Medicine, 13(1), 191-192. DOI: 10.1093/shm/13.1.191. Publication link: 11fef75e-580f-475e-a875-472417d8252c
1999
Timmermann, C. (1999). Weimar Medical Culture: Doctors, Healers, and the Crisis of Medicine in Interwar Germany, 1918-1933 Manchester: University of Manchester. Publication link: aa7feb16-67c8-4586-9601-7432bfa106ea
Timmermann, C. (1999). Manfred Berg and Geoffrey Cocks (eds.), Medicine and Modernity: Public Health and Medical Care in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Germany [book review]. Social History of Medicine, 12(2), 340-342. DOI: 10.1093/shm/12.2.340. Publication link: 823b7680-4c6a-4181-92ac-3f0487d7ded2
1998
Timmermann, C. (1998). Thomas H. Broman, The Transformation of German Academic Medicine, 1750–1820 [book review]. British Journal for the History of Science, 31(1998), 479-480. DOI: 10.1017/S0007087498273407. Publication link: a23f5650-aa5f-4cdc-82ef-8062c4ca398e
Timmermann, C. (1998). Lynn K. Nyhart, Biology Takes Form: Animal Morphology and the German Universities, 1800–1900 [book review]. Centaurus, 40(3-4), 364-365. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0498.1998.tb00537.x. Publication link: d364567f-a8f1-4d35-ab90-299291b325d6
Timmermann, C. (1998). Zwischen Volksmedizin und Moderne: Die Madaus-Jahrbücher in den zwanziger und dreißiger Jahren [Between folk medicine and modernity: The Madaus Yearbooks in the 1920s and 1930s]. Madaus Illustrierte, (2), 32-36. . Publication link: 33a5e114-3ad7-48f4-83d6-537007036acb
1996
Timmermann, C. (1996). Concepts of the Human Constitution in Weimar Medicine, 1918-1933 Manchester: University of Manchester. Publication link: 6d5e3830-c107-4b26-8f86-cf2f2a6f6c3e
1995
Timmermann, C., Behlke, J., Ristau, O., Gerst, H., & Heinemann, U. (1995). Chemical cross-linking and analytical ultracentrifugation study of the histone-like protein HBsu: quaternary structure and DNA binding. Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science, 99, 74-81. DOI: 10.1007/BFb0114073. Publication link: 23ae251a-e255-4ea3-8921-9eabcf9111b2
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