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History of medicine. Medical expeditions

  • 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...

  • Bulletin of WHO Vol. 92 No. 08 2014by WHO

    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...

  • 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...

  • Russian Physicians in an Era of Reform and Revolution, 1856-1905by Nancy Madelker Frieden

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    This history of the medical profession in pre-Revolutionary Russia examines an influential segment of the educated elite. The author shows how Russian physicians differed in social origin, careers, and professionalization from their counterparts in other lands. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Goodness Not Griefby Yean Leng Lim

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 44.00

    A biography of the author's background which provides insight into his training in medicine and his opinions on the concepts and training that are necessary to be a good doctor. The aims of this book are to first show how coronary angioplasty was pioneered in Australia, Singapore and China. Second, it is to illustrate the founding of a long-awaited... more...

  • The History of Medicineby Mark Jackson

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.99

    In a world burdened by chronic conditions and mutating viruses, with a health service strained to its limits, the history of medicine challenges our understanding of what it means to be healthy. By illuminating the ailments and methods of the past, our own dilemmas about medical practice and policy can be put into a new perspective. Esteemed historian... 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...

  • Surgeon General's Warningby Mike Stobbe

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    What does it mean to be the nation's doctor? In this engaging narrative, journalist Mike Stobbe examines the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, emphasizing that it has always been unique within the federal government in its ability to influence public health. But now, in their efforts to provide leadership in public health policy, surgeons general... more...

  • The Doctrine of Signaturesby Scott Buchanan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...