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- BRILL 2007; US$ 247.00
Provides fresh insight to the practice of medical care in the medieval world. The authors examine the medicinal prescriptions and references to materia medica of the Cairo Genizah by combining the approaches of ethnobotany and history of medicine. more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 42.25
In zijn soort was Museum Vrolikianum de laatste grote privé-verzameling die in Nederland werd opgebouwd. De Vrolik-collectie, sinds begin jaren tachtig ondergebracht bij het AMC, vormt daarmee een ware tijdcapsule van vlak vóór de grote medische en wetenschappelijke veranderingen die de nieuwe tijd zou brengen ? niet in de laatste plaats met de lancering... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 48.00
The Age of Enlightenment brought about impressive achievements in scientific understanding that pertained to medicine. This work discusses what occurred during this age of 'enlightenment' that affected future developments in medicine. It also features a chronology, a glossary, and an array of historical and other sources for further research. more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00
This book documents the history of the women's hospital of Berlin University. The focus is on the structures and the individuals whose work had an effect on gynecology throughout Germany and internationally. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00
Many people take for granted that physicians know what they are doing, but every day scientists must make very difficult decisions. Just because scientists can harvest stem cells, doesn't mean that they should; and while one day nanotechnology might mean a little "nanobot" can be turned into a blood vessel to clean out the arteries, there... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 16.99
The story of viruses and humanity is a story of fear and ignorance, of grief and heartbreak, and of great bravery and sacrifice. Michael Oldstone tells all these stories as he illuminates the history of the devastating diseases that have tormented humanity, focusing mostly on the most famous viruses. Oldstone begins with smallpox, polio, and measles.... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 179.00
Michael Ryan (d. 1840) remains one of the most mysterious figures in the history of medical ethics, despite the fact that he was the only British physician during the middle years of the 19th century to write about ethics in a systematic way. Michael Ryan's Writings on Medical Ethics offers both an annotated reprint of his key ethical writings,... more...
- World Health Organization 2010; US$ 50.00
Good health is a fundamental resource for social and economic prosperity and Europe has seen improvements over the past few decades in both health status and living and working conditions. But this study investigates differences in health status within and between European countries and examines some of the challenges faced by those seeking a healthier... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 84.00
Medicine-by-Post is an interdisciplinary study that will engage readers both in the history of medicine and the eighteenth-century novel. The correspondence from the large private practices of James Jurin, George Cheyne, and William Cullen opens a unique window on the doctorpatient relationship in England and Scotland from this period. The letters,... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 29.99
Features various chapters that present the many tales of legendary medical innovators, diseases that changed history, insightful clinical sayings, famous persons and their illnesses, and epic blunders made by physicians and scientists. This book highlights what health professionals should know about the career path they have chosen. more...