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Health Care Issues

  • Now and at the Hour of Our Deathby Susana Moreira Marques; Julia Sanches

    And Other Stories Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    A nurse sleeps at the bedside of his dying patients; a wife deceives her husband by never telling him he has cancer; a bedridden man has to be hidden from his demented and amorous eighty-year-old wife. In her poignant and genre-busting debut, Susana Moreira Marques confronts us with our own mortality and inspires us to think about what is important.... more...

  • Our Unsystematic Health Care Systemby Grace Budrys

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99

    Significantly revised and updated, the fourth edition of Our Unsystematic Health Care System provides an accessible overview of the U.S. health care system, with a focus on the impact of the Affordable Care Act. As in previous editions, the book introduces health insurance arrangements in the U.S. and compares them to health care in other countries.... more...

  • International Studies: Volume 1by Sir Arthur Newsholme

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1931, this book is the first of three volumes that describe the circumstances of medical work in several European countries at that time. Together, the three books look at public administration, local and national, in relation to the prevention of disease. This first volume focuses on the Dutch, Scandinavian and German speaking... more...

  • International Studies: Volume 3by Sir Arthur Newsholme

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    First published in 1931, this book is the third of a three volume set which focuses on medical work, and in particular, public administration in relation to the prevention of disease. This volume provides the most in depth account of the countries it surveys: England and Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. more...

  • International Studies: Volume 2by Sir Arthur Newsholme

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1931, this book is the second of a three volume set which focuses on medical work, and in particular, public administration in relation to the prevention of disease. This volume focuses on the medical circumstances of Belgium, France, Italy, Jugo-Slavia, Hungary, Poland and Czecho-Slovakia. It shows that many of these countries... more...

  • Doctors at the Borders: Immigration and the Rise of Public Healthby Michael LeMay

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 60.00

    The period of 1820 to 1920 was one of mass migration to the United States from other nations of origin. This century-long period served to develop modern medicine with the acceptance of the germ theory of disease and the lessons learned from how immigration officials and doctors of the United States Marine Hospital Service (USMHS) confronted six major... more...

  • The Gift of Caringby M.S. Marcy Cottrell Houle; M.D. M.P.H. Elizabeth Eckstrom; Jennie Chin Hansen

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99

    In the next few years, 66 million Americans will be caring for an aging parent. The desire to help our elders navigate health issues is clear and universal?how to assure proper care and a good ending is not. This book brings the reader into the all-too-familiar scenarios facing our aging parents, and provides the tools needed to help them spend... more...

  • Genomic Messagesby George Annas; Sherman Elias

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 14.99

    Two leaders in the field of genetics?a bioethicist-health lawyer and an obstetrician-gynecologist geneticist?answer the most pressing questions about the application of new genetics to our universal medicine and what personalized medicine means for individual healthcare. Breakthroughs in genetic research are changing modern medicine and pharmaceuticals.... more...

  • Genomic Messagesby George Annas; Sherman Elias

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    Two leaders in the field of genetics?a bioethicist-health lawyer and an obstetrician-gynecologist geneticist?answer the most pressing questions about the application of new genetics to our universal medicine and what personalized medicine means for individual healthcare. Breakthroughs in genetic research are changing modern medicine and pharmaceuticals.... more...

  • The Last Thirty Years in Public Health (Routledge Revivals)by Sir Arthur Newsholme

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    First published in 1936, this book is a continuation of Sir Arthur Newsholme?s Fifty Years in Public Health and covers a wide variety of topics in relation to the subject. It is in part autobiographical as the author recollects and reflects upon his experiences of the system. The book is divided into two main periods, 1908-19, when Newsholme was... more...