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History of medicine. Medical expeditions

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  • Happy Accidentsby Morton A. Meyers

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    Happy Accidents is a fascinating, entertaining, and highly accessible look at the surprising role serendipity has played in some of the most important medical discoveries in the twentieth century. What do penicillin, chemotherapy drugs, X-rays, Valium, the Pap smear, and Viagra have in common? They were each discovered accidentally, stumbled upon... more...

  • Family Practice Storiesby Richard Feldman; Richard Feldman

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    An initiative of the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians and the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Family Practice Stories is a collection of tales told by, and about, Hoosier family doctors practicing in the middle of the twentieth century. The stories celebrate that time in America considered to be the golden age of generalism in... more...

  • The Asian Dietby Jason Bussell

    Findhorn Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Chinese Medicineby Ping-Chung Leung; Charlie Changli Xue; Yung-Chi Cheng

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2003; US$ 190.00

    This invaluable book is aimed at those who are concerned about Chinese medicine — how it works, what its current state is and, most important, how to make full use of it. The audience therefore includes clinicians who want to serve their patients better and patients who are eager to supplement their own conventional treatment. The authors of... more...

  • Simon Baruchby Patricia Spain Ward

    University of Alabama Press 1753; US$ 39.95

    This biography recounts the remarkable life of a Prussian/Polish Jew who immigrated to the United States as a teenager in the 1850s and became one of the nation's best-known physicians by the turn of the century. Ward reconstructs the life of a medical student in the South at the opening of the Civil War, the adventures of a Confederate surgeon, and... more...

  • The Book of Oriental Medicineby Clive Witham

    Findhorn Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    Addressing the issues of how and why illness occurs, this informative guide provides fresh Eastern perspectives on wellbeing and health. With easy-to-understand explanations, clear illustrations, and straightforward treatment alternatives, previously unexplained signs and symptoms can be researched, understood and dealt with. Tried-and-true techniques... more...

  • Resident On Callby Scott Rivkees

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    One of America?s leading pediatric researchers recounts his first year as a young intern at Massachusetts General Hospital. An intriguing topic with vast appeal, written with moving accounts of an education that medical school does not provide. more...

  • Der Parallelvertrieb von Arzneimittelnby Thomas-Johannes Jochheim

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 26.70

    Hauptbeschreibung Unter dem Parallelvertrieb von Arzneimitteln versteht man den Handel mit zentral über die Europäische Arzneimittelagentur (EMA) zugelassenen Arzneimitteln. Er ist abzugrenzen vom älteren und deutlich bekannteren Parallelimport, der den Handel mit national zugelassenen Arzneimitteln beschreibt. Obwohl die Anzahl zentral zugelassener... more...

  • Ein Leben für das Lebenby Max Ober

    Edition Raetia 2014; US$ 11.02

    Der Bozner Arzt Max Ober, geboren 1918, erzählt vom Leben in seiner Fülle und Rätselhaftigkeit: Geburt und Tod, Hoffnung und Verzweiflung so nah beisammen, oft nur durch ein Krankenbett getrennt. Max Ober kennt, trotz "halb-hearrischer" Herkunft, schon früh die Härten des Lebens: die schwierige Ehe seiner Eltern, schwere Erkrankungen, Jugend... more...

  • Moments of Truthby Thomas Dormandy

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2004; US$ 30.00

    Who were the scientific geniuses behind some of the most innovative and important discoveries in modern medicine?     Medical science in the 21st century is continuing to advance, but the character of that advancement is now governed by research teams and committees. Yet in the 19th century – a century when there were many great... more...