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History of medicine. Medical expeditions

  • House Calls and Hitching Postsby Dorcas Hoover

    Good Books 2015; US$ 11.95

              Medical technology meets rural values of simplicity, home health remedies, and unwavering faith in divine providence when a country-boy-turned-country-doctor returns to his roots. House Calls and Hitching Posts is a sometimes humorous and often intimate account of Dr. Elton Lehman's 36 years practicing medicine among the Amish of Wayne,... more...

  • Erfolgreiches wissenschaftliches Schreibenby Simone Fischer

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 23.68

    Inhaltlich fundiert, jedoch leicht verständlich und gut nachvollziehbar geschrieben, basiert dieses "Lernbuch" auf den gültigen formalen Standards, die das Grundgerüst jeder wissenschaftlichen Arbeit bilden. Berücksichtigt und einbezogen sind ebenfalls die Entwicklung und die sinnvolle Nutzung der elektronischen Medien. Sachlich und strukturiert... more...

  • Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726-1832by Megan J. Coyer; David E. Shuttleton

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 88.00

    Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726?1832 examines the ramifications of Scottish medicine for literary culture within Scotland, throughout Britain, and across the transatlantic world. The contributors take an informed historicist approach in examining the cultural, geographical, political, and other circumstances enabling the dissemination... more...

  • Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empireby John Slater; Maríaluz López-Terrada; José Pardo-Tomás

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    As the Spanish empire grew, cultural ideas and practices related to sickness and health, sex, monstrosity and death came into contact and conflict. Old ideas took root in new soil, others were stamped out, and new cultures arose. This collection examines the dynamic context in which medical cultures circulated to propose new interpretations of the... more...

  • Politische Medizin der Frühen Neuzeitby Sabine Kalff

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 196.00

    This study systematically explores the interconnections between medicine and politics in the early modern era. With the medicalization of governance, the figure of the doctor came into focus, and the doctor's diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic procedures became a model for governmental action, one that helped shape the discourse of... more...

  • Queen of the Professionsby Charles E. McClelland

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 69.99

    Queen of the Professions: The Rise and Decline of Medical Prestige and Power in America is a colorful yet authoritative work of social history offering readers a sturdy platform from which to confront looming issues about the future of American medical care. Its unique perspective brings crucial context to current debates about modern medicine.... more...

  • Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and the Religion of Biologic Livingby Brian C. Wilson

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Purveyors of spiritualized medicine have been legion in American religious history, but few have achieved the superstar status of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his Battle Creek Sanitarium. In its heyday, the "San" was a combination spa and Mayo Clinic. Founded in 1866 under the auspices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and presided over by the charismatic... more...

  • Gestorben wird täglichby Hans Bankl

    facultas.wuv 2014; US$ 12.13

    HANS BANKL, der große österreichische Pathologe, hat sein Leben dem Sammeln und Erforschen von Krankengeschichten und Todesursachen gewidmet. Schicksale berühmter historischer Persönlichkeiten und deren Ende - zusammengestellt in akribischer Kleinarbeit.Mord, Selbstmord oder doch ein natürlicher Tod? Die Frage, die oft nur EINEM gestellt wird - dem... more...

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

    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...

  • Health and Wellness in 19th-Century Americaby John Waller

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    This book provides a comprehensive description of what being sick and receiving "medical care" was like in 19th-century America, allowing modern readers to truly appreciate the scale of the improvements in healthcare theory and practice. more...