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- 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...
- 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$ 18.00
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...
- University of California Press 1998; US$ 12.95
Why does the human brain insist on interpreting the world and constructing a narrative? In this ground-breaking work, Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the world's foremost cognitive neuroscientists, shows how our mind and brain accomplish the amazing feat of constructing our past?a process clearly fraught with errors of perception, memory, and judgment.... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 22.99
Preface. 1. Introduction: A Voyage Across Time. 2. An Ancient Egyptian Physician: The Dawn of Neurology. 3. Hippocrates: The Brain as the Organ of the Mind. 4. Galen: The Birth of Experimentation. 5. Andreas Vesalius: The New "Human" Neuroanatomy. 6. Rene Descartes: The Mind-Body Problem. 7. Thomas Willis: The Functional Organization of the... 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...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 121.00
Offers a translation, introduction and commentary, of the "Hippocratic Treatise On Glands". Through an analysis of both content and expression, this title interprets and situates in the context of ancient medical writing. more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00
On the one hand this book presents unique source material about the history of the Academy Leopoldina and on the other it serves to extend our knowledge in the fields of medicine and history of science. The reader is given an insight into the way the sciences at the time were organized and the book poses the question whether scientific communication... more...