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History of medicine. Medical expeditions

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  • A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE (5th Ptg.)by Otto L. Bettmann

    Charles C Thomas 1979; US$ 47.95

    By Otto L. Bettmann, The Bettmann Archive, New York, New York. With a Foreword by Philip S. Hench Using pictures selected from the famous Bettmann Archive, this book illustrates and narrates the history of medicine from Egypt and the ancient East through the Nineteenth Century. The text graphically depicts the great physicians, the key inventions and... more...

  • Blood and Gutsby Roy Porter

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    Mankind's battle to stay alive is the greatest of all subjects. This brief, witty and unusual book by Britain's greatest medical historian compresses into a tiny span a lifetime spent thinking about millennia of human ingenuity in the quest to cheat death. Each chapter sums up one of these battlefields (surgery, doctors, disease, hospitals, laboratories... more...

  • The Birth of the Clinicby Michel Foucault

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 21.95

    In this remarkable book Michel Foucault, one of the most influential thinkers of recent times, calls us to look critically at specific historical events in order to uncover new layers of significance. In doing so, he challenges our assumptions not only about history, but also about the nature of language and reason, even of truth. The scope of such... more...

  • Bulletin of WHO Vol. 92 No. 08 2014by WHO

    World Health Organization 2014; US$ 36.00

    The Bulletin of the World Health Organization is an international journal of public health with a special focus on developing countries. Since it was first published in 1948 the Bulletin has become one of the world's leading public health journals. As the flagship periodical of the World Health Organization (WHO) the Bulletin draws on WHO experts... more...

  • Evidence-Based Practice in Complementary and Alternative Medicineby Sanjeev Rastogi

    Springer 2012; US$ 189.00

    This book investigates the ways in which the evidence base is influencing complementary and alternative medicine in general and Ayurveda and allied health practices in particular. The latter have traditionally been prevalent in Asia and are now increasingly attracting interest worldwide. The book is divided into four sections, the first of which examines... more...

  • Bulletin of WHO Vol. 90 No. 01 2012by World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2012; US$ 36.00

    The Bulletin of the World Health Organization is an international journal of public health with a special focus on developing countries. Since it was first published in 1948 the Bulletin has become one of the world's leading public health journals. As the flagship periodical of the World Health Organization (WHO) the Bulletin draws on WHO experts... more...

  • Besonnte Vergangenheit: Lebenserinnerungen 1859-1919by Carl Ludwig Schleich

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 14.85

    Hauptbeschreibung "Schleichs Leben, Denken und Tun war ein Versuch zur harmonischen, allseitig entwickelten Persönlichkeit. [.] Er war nicht Naturforscher, der nebenbei dichtete, sondern er "dichtete" als Forscher und forschte als Dichter. Er war nicht ein Chirurg, der nebenbei humane Reflexionen niederschrieb, sondern er verwirkte seine Humanität... more...

  • Russian Physicians in an Era of Reform and Revolution, 1856-1905by Nancy Madelker Frieden

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    This history of the medical profession in pre-Revolutionary Russia examines an influential segment of the educated elite. The author shows how Russian physicians differed in social origin, careers, and professionalization from their counterparts in other lands. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...