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Medicine and the humanities. Medicine and disease in relation to history, literature, etc.

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  • Funktionen des Erlebensby Matthias Jung; Jan-Christoph Heilinger

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 119.00

    Humans are being that not only lead their lives but also experience them. Why? This volume examines this question from the perspective of multiple disciplines in the natural and social sciences. The contributions investigate the ways in which personal feeling and individual experience are central components in our dealings with our social and physical... more...

  • Medizinische Schreibweisenby Nicolas Pethes; Sandra Richter

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 126.00

    The volume examines the interrelationships between the history of medicine and literature from the 17th until the 19th centuries. The papers in the volume analyse these interrelationships using the styles of medical and literary texts, which show how the dimensions of knowledge and of representation determine each other? for example in the case of... more...

  • World Health Statistics 2014by World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2014; US$ 48.00

    The World Health Statistics series is WHO's annual compilation of health-related data for its 194 Member States and includes a summary of the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and associated targets. This year it also includes highlight summaries on the ongoing commitment to end preventable maternal... more...

  • Spuren der Avantgarde: Theatrum machinarumby

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    The book series Theatrum Scientiarum compiles original studies at the interface of philosophy, the history of science, cultural studies and theatre studies. Now the 4th volume is published, Traces of the Avant-garde: Theatrum machinarum, focusing on the origins of the machine paradigm and its cultural establishment in the 17th century from the perspective... more...

  • Unfitting Storiesby Valerie Raoul; Connie Canam; Angela D. Henderson; Carla Paterson

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007; US$ 48.95

    Unfitting Stories: Narrative Approaches to Disease, Disability, and Trauma illustrates how stories about ill health and suffering have been produced and received from a variety of perspectives. Bringing together the work of Canadian researchers, health professionals, and people with lived experiences of disease, disability, or trauma, it addresses... more...

  • Cellmatesby Rose T Clark

    Saraband 2013; US$ 7.28

    "Remarkably beautiful, powerful and uplifting" (Andrew Anderson, Maggie's Centre). 'I?m Rose. John and I shared nearly eight years of our lives together. For the last three years cancer anchored us together. This is our story, of how two ordinary people live with the diagnosis, the check-ups, the disappointments, the relief, the questions, the answers,... more...

  • Neurology Of The Artsby F. Clifford Rose

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 228.00

    This book is the first attempt to provide a basis for the interaction of the brain and nervous system with painting, music and literature. The introduction deals with the problems of creativity and which parts of the brain are involved. Then an overview of art presents the multiple facets, such as anatomy, and the myths appearing in ancient descriptions... more...

  • Managing Vulnerabilityby Tim Dartington

    Karnac Books 2010; US$ 26.95

    Clinicians, managers and researchers - as well as politicians and religious leaders - are worrying about a lack of compassion and humanity in the care of vulnerable people in society.In this book Tim Dartington explores the dynamics of care. He argues that we know how to do it, but somehow we seem to keep getting it wrong. Poor care in hospitals and... more...

  • The Medical Science of House, M.D.by Andrew Holtz

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 15.00

    How can a teenager adopted at birth nearly die because his real mother didn?t get a measles shot?How can a husband?s faith in his wife?s fidelity determine whether radical treatment will cure her or kill her? How can a missed eye doctor appointment reveal a genetic disease? How can doctors choose the right course for a pregnant woman when one may... more...

  • Demography and Nutritionby Susan Scott; Christopher J. Duncan

    Wiley 2008; US$ 269.99

    This exciting and important book covers the impact on demography of the nutrition of populations, offering the view that the change from the hunter-gatherer to an agricultural life-style had a major impact on human demography, which still has repercussions today. Demography and Nutrition takes an interdisciplinary approach, involving time-series analyses,... more...