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- OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 149.99
The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine celebrates the richness and variety of medical history around the world. In recent decades, the history of medicine has emerged as a rich and mature sub-discipline within history, but the strength of the field has not precluded vigorous debates about methods, themes, and sources. Bringing together over... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00
Covered here in engaging detail are the birth of anatomy and the practice of dissections; the transformation of surgery from a gruesome art to a sophisticated medical specialty; a short history of infectious diseases; the evolution of the diagnostic process; advances in obstetrics and anesthesia; and modern psychiatric therapies and the challenges... more...
- Trine Day 2007; US$ 15.99
The 1964 murder of a nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical professionals enmeshed in covert government operations over the course of three decades. Following a trail of police records, FBI files, cancer statistics, and medical journals, this revealing book presents evidence of a web of medical secret-keeping... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 45.95
At a time of increased interest and renewed shock over the Tuskegee syphilis experiments, Acres of Skin sheds light on yet another dark episode of American medical history. In this disturbing expose, Allen M. Hornblum tells the story of Philadelphia's Holmesburg Prison. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00
The Soul of a New Machine , House , Among Schoolchildren , and Home Town . He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the ?master of the non-fiction narrative.? This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out... more...
- Scribner 2010; US$ 12.00
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane ?biography? of cancer?from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence. Physician, researcher, and award-winning... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
Humorist Cathy Crimmins has written a deeply personal, wrenching, and often hilarious account of the effects of traumatic brain injury, not only on the victim, in this case her husband, but on the family. When her husband Alan is injured in a speedboat accident, Cathy Crimmins reluctantly assumes the role of caregiver and learns to cope with the person... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00
Over the course of history, yellow fever has paralyzed governments, halted commerce, quarantined cities, moved the U.S. capital, and altered the outcome of wars. During a single summer in Memphis alone, it cost more lives than the Chicago fire, the San Francisco earthquake, and the Johnstown flood combined. In 1900, the U.S. sent three doctors... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells?taken without her knowledge in 1951?became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 54.95
By picking up where traditional risk management techniques begin to fail, this book brings together leading-edge thinking from a variety of disciplines and shows how these techniques can be used to conquer uncertainty in projects.The book addresses five key questions: Why is there uncertainty in projects? How do you spot the symptoms of uncertainty,... more...