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- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95
Medical confidentiality has long been recognised as a core element of medical ethics, with areas currently under debate including the use of patient-identifiable data in research, information sharing across public services, and the implications of advances in genetics. Bringing fresh insights to oft-cited cases and demonstrating a better understanding... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95
As the Civil War's toll mounted, an antiquated medical system faced a deluge of sick and wounded soldiers. In response, the United States created a national care system primarily funded and regulated by the federal government. New Haven, Connecticut, was chosen as the site for a new military hospital because of available medical expertise, ready... 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 69.95
The first comprehensive history of lung cancer from around 1800 to the present day; a story of doctors and patients, hopes and fears, expectations and frustrations. Where most histories of medicine focus on progress, Timmermann asks what happens when medical progress does not seem to make much difference. more...
- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 30.00
Kill or Cure , a lavishly illustrated new history from DK, recounts the quest of doctors and scientists through the ages to tame and conquer mankind's ever-enduring enemies: disease, injury, and death. Sometimes misguided, sometimes inspired, always doggedly determined, the great scientific minds of every generation have battled the unknown within... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available
A gripping tale that traces medicine's extraordinary history Kill or Cure tells the riveting history of medicine from chipping holes in skulls to the latest gene therapy and revolutionary cancer treatments. Compelling stories of drama and detective work reveal the trial and error behind man's endless search for cures to diseases and how... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95
This book places childbirth in early-modern England within a wider network of social institutions and relationships. Starting with illegitimacy - the violation of the marital norm - it proceeds through marriage to the wider gender-order and so to the ceremony of childbirth, the popular ritual through which women collectively controlled... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 44.00
Influenza was the great killer of the nineteenth and twentieth century. The so called ?Russian flu? killed about 1 million people across Europe in 1889 ? including the second-in-line to the British throne, the Duke of Clarence. The Spanish flu of 1918, meanwhile, would kill 50 million people ? nearly 3% of the world?s population. Here, Mark Honigsbaum... more...