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- University of California Press 2011; US$ 28.95
Since the 1950s, the American pharmaceutical industry has been heavily criticized for its profit levels, the high cost of prescription drugs, drug safety problems, and more, yet it has, together with the medical profession, staunchly and successfully opposed regulation. Pills, Power, and Policy offers a lucid history of how the American drug industry... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 13.11
A doctor removes the normal, healthy side of a patient's brain instead of the malignant tumor. A man whose leg is scheduled for amputation wakes up to find his healthy leg removed. These recent examples are part of a history of medical disasters and embarrassments as old as the profession itself. In A Brief History of Bad Medicine, Robert... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 39.95
In 1886, Newark City Hospital opened a training school for nurses in New Jersey. With the dawn of a new century women began to demand rights that had been denied them, and nurses too demanded changes in health care and higher education. For the first time, On Duty offers a highly readable account of the struggle for professional autonomy by New... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2005; US$ 18.99
Scurvy took a terrible toll in the Age of Sail, killing more sailors than were lost in all sea battles combined. The threat of the disease kept ships close to home and doomed those vessels that ventured too far from port. The willful ignorance of the royal medical elite, who endorsed ludicrous medical theories based on speculative research while... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 164.00
This book brings together in one volume fifteen Nobel Prize-winning discoveries that have had the greatest impact upon medical science and the practice of medicine during the 20th century and up to the present time. Its overall aim is to enlighten, entertain and stimulate. This is especially so for those who are involved in or contemplating a career... more...
Die Testimonien zur šltesten knidischen Lehre und Analysen knidischer Schriften im Corpus HippocraticumDe Gruyter 1975; US$ 224.00
Knidische Medizin: Die Testimonien Zur šltesten Knidischen Lehre Und Analysen Knidischer Schriften Im Corpus Hippocraticum, Tl 1: Teil 1 more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
Larry Dossey forever changed our understanding of the healing process with his phenomenal New York Times bestseller, Healing Words. Now the man considered on of the pioneers of mind/body medicine provides the scientific and medical proof that the spiritual dimension works in therapeutic treatment, exploding the boundaries of the healing arts with... more...
- Biota Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00
The study of mental health disorders and the genetics behind these disorders can be greatly enhanced by the use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). Since many mental health disorders develop after puberty, the only way in which to study the genetic mechanism of these diseases previously was through cellular surrogates, such as blood or cultured... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 39.95
Cet ouvrage pr sente le Corpus m dical de l Empereur Jaune, le Huang Di Nei Jing, un ensemble de textes chinois compil s il y a 2000 ans environ. Il s agit d une uvre composite, une recension qui peut tre consid r e comme l quivalent extr me-oriental du Corpus m dical d Hippocrate. Ces textes ont eu une grande importance culturelle et ont t la base... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 28.50
Essence and emblem of life--feared, revered, mythologized, and used in magic and medicine from earliest times--human blood is now the center of a huge, secretive, and often dangerous worldwide commerce. It is a commerce whose impact upon humanity rivals that of any other business--millions of lives have been saved by blood and its various derivatives,... more...