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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt investigates the use of medicine as a 'tool of empire' to serve the state building process in Egypt by the British colonial administration. It argues that the colonial state effectively transformed Egyptian medical practice and medical knowledge in ways that were decidedly gendered. On the... more...
- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2012; US$ 68.68
Anatomiestudien, Gehirnchirurgie, Frauenheilkunde, ganzheitliche Behandlung: In der griechisch-römischen Antike war die Medizin hoch entwickelt. Dieser abwechslungsreich bebilderte Band stellt die bedeutendsten Ärzte des Altertums vor - von den frühgriechischen Wanderärzten bis zu den hoch spezialisierten Fachleuten in Rom nach der Zeitenwende. Interessante... more...
- Royal Society of Chemistry 2013; US$ 240.00
Traditional Chinese medicine has a strong scientific basis, but the science of these important preparations is often rarely discussed. Western approaches often simplify traditional Chinese medicine to drug discovery in Chinese plants, however, the majority of traditional Chinese medications use complex mixtures of plant extracts, rather than single... more...
- Safari Books Ltd. 2012; US$ 34.95
It is the aim of this book while clarifying doubts and misconceptions, to provide a thorough reappraisal of the intellectual and rich cultural heritage of Islam with regards to the principles and practice of medicine and its representation to the world in the language of today. In nine chapters a range of topics are discussed including: The Promotion... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
The healing arts as practiced in the Old West often meant the difference between life and death for American pioneers. Whether the challenge was sickness, an Indian arrow, a gunshot wound, or a fall from a horse, a pioneer in the western territories required care for medical emergencies, but often had to make do until a doctor could be found. This... more...
- Karnac Books 2015; US$ 21.95
Franz Alexander was the first graduate of the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute, the man who turned down Freud's offer to enter into private practice in Vienna, and the man Freud told to go to America and spread the doctrine of psychoanalysis. He was also the grandfather of Ilonka Venier Alexander, the author of this remarkable account of one of the... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 64.99
Brown-Seguard: An Improbable Genius Who Transformed Medicine traces the strange career of an eccentric, restless, widely admired, nineteenth-century physician-scientist who eventually came to be scorned by antivivisectionists for his work on animals, by churchgoers who believed that he encouraged licentious behavior, and by other scientists for his... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 24.99
This volume examines important aspects of China's century-long search to provide appropriate and effective health care for its people. Four subjects?disease and healing, encounters and accommodations, institutions and professions, and people's health?organize discussions across case studies of schistosomiasis, tuberculosis, mental health, and tobacco... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
Over the last century, identity as an avenue of inquiry has become both an academic growth industry and a problematic category of historical analysis. This volume shows how the study of medicine can provide new insights into colonial identity, and the possibility of accommodating multiple perspectives on identity within a single narrative. Contributors... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 147.00
Medical texts provide a powerful means of accessing contemporary perceptions of illness and through them assumptions about the nature of the body and identity. By mapping these perceptions, from their nineteenth-century focus on illness located in a biological body through to their 'discovery' of the psycho-social patient of the late twentieth century,... more...