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- Scribner 2010; US$ 13.11
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 science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells?taken without her knowledge?became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first ?immortal? human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2004; US$ 50.00
Eight thematic chapters guide the reader through the medical perspective of the plague - medieval and modern - and the plague's impact on society, cities, individuals, and art of the time. An annotated timeline guides the reader through the key events and dates of this recurring disaster. 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...
- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 25.95
This extensively revised second edition presents twenty-five different case studies and incorporates research from the authors? recent quantitative study, ?Coping with HIV/AIDS in the Southeast? (CHASE). CHASE includes 611 HIV-positive patients from eight clinics in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana. This is the first... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 15.00
A National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year From Steven Johnson, the dynamic thinker routinely compared to James Gleick, Dava Sobel, and Malcolm Gladwell, The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner about a real-life historical hero, Dr. John Snow. It's the summer of 1854, and London... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00
Understanding how ?contagion? and ?infection? have become powerful metaphors requires a historical reconstruction of this semantic field in the late 19th and early 20th century, when these concepts acquired a scientific meaning. The volume offers an interdisciplinary approach to the cultural history of contagionism between medical bacteriology, the... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 32.95
Health care is more expensive in the United States than in other wealthy nations, and access varies significantly across space and social classes. In this case study, James A. Schafer Jr. uses the city of Philadelphia in the early twentieth-century to show that these problems reflect the informal organization of health care in a free market system... more...
- Royal Society of Medicine Press 2007; US$ 69.00
This unique title gives a detailed and fascinating account of the history surrounding the development of the London Clinic. Established in 1932 by a group of Harley Street doctors, the London Clinic was originally set up to provide inpatient facilities and accommodate a need of pathology, nursing care, physiotherapy and invasive procedures for Harley... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 24.95
Today, one out of every three Americans uses some form of alternative medicine, either along with their conventional (?standard,? ?traditional?) medications or in place of them. One of the most controversial?as well as one of the most popular?alternatives is homeopathy, a wholly Western invention brought to America from Germany in 1827, nearly forty... more...