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- Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 17.99
Humour outweighs dignity in this autobiography by a leading Australian surgeon, foundation Professor of Surgery at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, and past President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. It covers eighty years from childhood in different Australian country towns through the development of a surgical career with as many... more...
- Reaktion Books 2003; US$ 34.50
In a historical tour de force, Roy Porter takes a critical look at representations of the body in death, disease and health, and at images of the healing arts in Britain from the mid-seventeenth to the twentieth century. Porter's key assumptions are that the human body is the chief signifier and communicator of all manner of meanings ? religious, moral,... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95
Ayurveda is an age-old medical system that was formulated over 5,000 years ago. Documented in the Vedas, the ancient Hindu sacred texts of India, it is a complete wellness regimen with ultimate spiritual goals. Ayurveda provides a detailed analysis of India's four healing systems?Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Tibetan traditional medicine. This fascinating... more...
- Charles C Thomas 1967; US$ 114.95
Authorities from five continents have combined their knowledge to produce this first multiple-authored work on paleopathology ... a welcome addition to the libraries of medical practitioners in all disciplines, anthropologists, and human biologists as well as general and medical historians; introductory chapters place the subject in wide perspective.... more...
- Routledge 1976; US$ 48.95
Towards the middle of the eighteenth century, Pomme treated and cured a hysteric by making her take ?baths, ten or twelve hours a day, for ten whole months?. At the end of this treatment for the desiccation of the nervous system and the heat that sustained it, Pomme saw ?membranous tissues like pieces of damp parchment ?peel away with some slight... more...
- CRC Press 2003; US$ 139.95
Ayurveda may be the oldest form of health care in the world and is often referred to as the ...Mother of All Healing.... In Ayurveda, body, mind and consciousness work together in maintaining balance. Published studies have documented reductions in cardiovascular disease risk factors, including blood pressure and reaction to stress, in individuals... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 40.00
This is a major synthesis of the knowledge and practice of early modern English medicine set in its social and cultural contexts. The book vividly maps out some central areas such as remedies (and how they were made credible) and how and why surgeons worked upon the body. more...
- Taylor & Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
Survival analysis is an active field and many advances, particularly in software, have emerged over the last eight years. Modelling Survival Data in Medical Research, Second Edition updates and expands on the highly successful first edition, which was praised for its clarity, content, and broad-based accessibility. This edition presents the most current... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 35.00
The development of medicine and philosophy in antiquity was closely connected. This collection of previously-published essays, some of which have been specially translated into English, explores the topic in a wide-ranging and accessible fashion and will interest students of ancient medicine, ancient philosophy and the history of Western thought. more...