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  • Personalized Medicine Revolutionby Pieter Cullis; Angeli Mehta

    Saraband 2015; US$ 11.65

    Adverse reactions to medical drugs cause thousands of deaths in the UK every year. Statins, aspirin and other drugs are taken en masse, whether they help or harm. Our one-size-fits-all approach to medicine is primitive. Who we are ? our age, gender, size, ethnic group, environmental conditions, our very individuality ? matters to our health. Shouldn?t... more...

  • Privatization and the New Medical Pluralismby Anita Chary; Peter Rohloff; Peter Benson; Anita Chary; Alejandra Colom; Shom N. Dasgupta-Tsikinas; David Flood; Rachel Hall-Clifford; Nora King; Jonathan Maupin; Carla Pezzia; Peter Rohloff; Paul Wise

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Privatization and the New Medical Pluralism provides ethnographic accounts of the effects of healthcare privatization for indigenous Maya people in Guatemala. This volume will greatly interest scholars in anthropology, global health, and public policy by offering insight into the challenges, opportunities, and inequalities the Maya people face.... more...

  • 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...

  • Breathing Outby Karen Hockney

    Urbane Publications Limited 2015; US$ 1.99

    ?You?ve got cancer? are not the words you expect to hear when you?re a 40-something marathon running fitness freak who has never even smoked a cigarette. Karen Hockney?s extraordinary battle with breast cancer was different in two ways. First, as an Englishwoman living in the south of France, a stone?s throw from Cannes, she suddenly had to contend... 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...

  • The Caregiver's Toolboxby Carolyn P. Hartley; Peter Wong

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    The Caregiver?s Toolbox is your guide to cool apps and online tools, insider tips on how to reduce your medical bills, your privacy rights as a caregiver, where to go for free and low cost help, and much more. It clearly shows which tools will relieve your stress, and those that may add stress. 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...

  • 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...

  • Doctors at the Bordersby 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...