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History of medicine. Medical expeditions

  • Medicine in the Qur'an and Sunnahby Umar Faruk Adamu

    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...

  • Medicine in the Old Westby Jeremy Agnew

    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...

  • The Life and Times of Franz Alexanderby Ilonka Venier Alexander

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • Brown-Sequardby Michael J. MD Aminoff

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    This book traces the strange career of Brown-Séquard, an eccentric, restless, nineteenth-century physician-scientist whose life was characterized by dramatic reversals of fortune and is said to have been "one of the greatest discovers of facts that the world has ever seen". more...

  • Medical Transitions in Twentieth-Century Chinaby Bridie Andrews; Mary Brown Bullock

    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...

  • Medicine and Colonial Identityby Bridie Andrews; Mary P. Sutphen

    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...

  • A New History of Identityby Professor David Armstrong

    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...

  • Advances in Mesopotamian Medicine from Hammurabi to Hippocratesby Annie Attia; Gilles Buisson; Markham J. Geller

    BRILL 2009; US$ 123.00

    This volume, which originated with a conference at the Collège de France, comprises articles on Babylonian and Assyrian medicine. more...

  • David Wendel Yandellby Nancy Disher Baird

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    David Wendel Yandell was the most distinguished physician of a family noted for its contributions to the medical profession over a period of generations. Like his father before him, Yandell taught for many years at the Medical Department of the University of Louisville. His years as a Confederate surgeon impressed upon him the horrifying consequences... more...

  • Healing Kentuckyby Nancy Disher Baird

    The University Press of Kentucky 2009; US$ 5.95

    From the pioneering Danville surgeon Ephraim McDowell, the first doctor to successfully perform abdominal surgery, and Luke Blackburn, dubbed the "Hero of Hickman" and elected governor in 1879 after his efforts to combat yellow fever, to contemporary Kentucky doctors performing groundbreaking reconstructive surgery and artificial heart implants, Healing... more...