Body and Mind pays tribute to one of Australia's most outstanding and influential historians, F.B. (Barry) Smith. Barry has made pioneering contributions to the political, social and cultural histories of Britain and Australia, and these essays range across the fields he made his own, especially the interconnected histories of medicine (body) and ideas (mind).
The editors bring together several generations of Barry's admirers, colleagues, friends and pupils, including Joanna Burke writing on war and industrial trauma, Peter Edwards on the Agent Orange controversy, Pat Jalland on death in the London Blitz and Phillipa Mein Smith on the idea of Australasia.
Body and Mind is a salute to the work, life and times of F.B. Smith.