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History of medicine. Medical expeditions

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  • Curing Their Illsby Megan Vaughan

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95

    Curing their Ills traces the history of encounters between European medicine and African societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Vaughan's detailed examination of medical discourse of the period reveals its shifting and fragmented nature, highlights its use in the creation of the colonial subject in Africa, and explores the conflict between... more...

  • The Asian Dietby Jason Bussell

    Findhorn Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    In this era of fad diets, detox programs, and "superfoods," this examination of the relationship between diet and lifestyle looks to the Far East to claim that the simple principles to live by are balance and moderation. By rebuilding the connections between what is put into the body and how it functions, the diet outlined in this book teaches the... more...

  • Therapeutic Revolutionby Pierre R. Band

    Bentham Science Publishers 2014; US$ 39.00

    Cancer is a disease responsible for several million annual deaths among humans, worldwide. However, advances in healthcare - which include breakthroughs in science and medicine as well as access to medical treatment - have improved the survival rate of cancer patients over the last few decades. Therapeutic Revolution relates the story of one of the... more...

  • Gendered Drugs and Medicineby Teresa Ortiz-Gómez; María Jesús Santesmases

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Drugs are considered to be healers and harmers, wonder substances and knowledge makers; objects that impact on social hierarchies, health practices and public policies. This book focuses on the ways that gender, race/ethnicity and class, influence the design, standardisation and circulation of drugs throughout several highly medicalised countries.... more...

  • Bulletin of WHO Vol. 92 No. 03 2014by World Health Organization

    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...

  • Bulletin of WHO Vol. 92 No. 04 2014by World Health Organization

    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...

  • Manuscript Sources of Medieval Medicineby Margaret R. Schleissner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Paracelsusby Irmgard Müller; Paracelsus

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    Originaltext und ausfuhrlicher historischer und medizinischer Kommentar von Irmgard MullerHier handelt es sich um die erste Monographie uber die Krankheiten einer besonderen Berufsgruppe. Das Werk markiert den Anfang der arbeitsmedizinischen Literatur uberhaupt. Im Mittelpunkt stehen Lungenerkrankungen (Tbc, Lungenkrebs, Staublunge) sowie Metallvergiftungen... more...

  • Living Translationby Sonya Pritzker

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Integrating theoretical perspectives with carefully grounded ethnographic analyses of everyday interaction and experience, Living Translation examines the worlds of international translators as well as U.S. teachers and students of Chinese medicine, focusing on the transformations that occur as participants engage in a ?search for resonance? with... more...

  • 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...