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History of medicine. Medical expeditions

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  • Soundings in Tibetan Medicineby Mona Schrempf

    BRILL 2007; US$ 123.00

    Presents a collection of studies on the anthropology and history of Tibetan medicine. This work provides fresh insights into both dynamic developments and historical continuities in medical knowledge and practice that have been manifest in a range of traditional and contemporary Tibetan societies. more...

  • Medicine Todayby Kate Kelly

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Many people take for granted that physicians know what they are doing, but every day scientists must make very difficult decisions. Just because scientists can harvest stem cells, doesn't mean that they should; and while one day nanotechnology might mean a little "nanobot" can be turned into a blood vessel to clean out the arteries, there... more...

  • White Coat Talesby Robert B. Taylor

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 29.99

    What health professionals should know about medical history Written by a distinguished leader in medical education and highly respected author of over 23 medical books Stories that put today's medical practice into perspective Insights into the history, language and culture of medicine more...

  • Charitable Knowledgeby Susan C. Lawrence

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 72.00

    Charitable Knowledge explores the formation of the teaching hospital in eighteenth-century London. more...

  • The Transformation of German Academic Medicine, 1750?1820by Thomas H. Broman

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 44.00

    This book studies the evolution of medical theory and education in Germany between 1750 and 1820. more...

  • The History of Medicineby William Bynum

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, this Very Short Introduction surveys the history of medicine from classical times to the present. Focussing on the key turning points in the history of Western medicine, such as the advent of hospitals and the rise of experimental medicine, Bill Bynum offers insights into... more...

  • Teaching Psychiatry to Undergraduatesby Tom Brown; John Eagles

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2011; US$ 63.00

    Teaching Psychiatry to Undergraduates will help specialist trainees, consultants, and all those with teaching responsibilities to deliver the high-quality undergraduate teaching their students, and psychiatry, deserve. more...

  • Martyrology Books 1 & 2by bp Nichol

    Coach House Books 1994; US$ 12.95

    'All of Nichol's work is stamped by his desire to create texts that are engaging in themselves as well as in context, and to use indirect structural and textual devices to carry meaning. In The Martyrology different ways of speaking testify to a journey through different ways of being. Language is both the poet?s instructor and, through its various... more...

  • Officina Hippocraticaby Lorenzo Perilli; Christian Brockmann; Klaus-Dietrich Fischer; Amneris Roselli

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    It has long been appreciated that ancient medicine, and above all Hippocrates and Galen, played a significant role in the development of medicine until the Age of Enlightenment, and the last forty years have for the first time seen detailed research into questions related to this. For an adequate understanding of this instructive and powerful... more...

  • Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magicby Elaine G. Breslaw

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 69.00

    "Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic is much more than a history of health in early America. It is a history of struggle, as natives and newcomers alike grappled with the obstacles imposed by biology, ecology, and fellow human beings. Breslaw?s fearless appraisal, supported by stories and anecdotes, entertains, provokes, and cajoles. In the end... more...