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

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  • Germs, Genes, & Civilizationby David P. Clark

    Pearson Education 2010; US$ 24.99

    In Germs, Genes and Civilization , Dr. David Clark tells the story of the microbe-driven epidemics that have repeatedly molded our human destinies. You'll discover how your genes have been shaped through millennia spent battling against infectious diseases. You'll learn how epidemics have transformed human history, over and over again, from ancient... more...

  • Theatre in Health and Careby Emma Brodzinski

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    This unique book examines theatre practice that takes place within a range of health and care settings from medical training to advocacy projects for service users. Drawing on a range of case studies, the book provides insights into working practices as well as posing critical questions in relation to the field. more...

  • Pilgrims in Medicine - Conscience, Legalism and Human Rightsby Thomas Alured Faunce

    BRILL 2004; US$ 257.00

    This arrestingly novel work develops a normative synthesis of medical humanities, virtue ethics, medical ethics, health law and human rights. It presents an ambitious, complex and coherent argument for the reconceptualisation of the doctor-patient relationship and its regulation utilising approaches often thought of as being separate, if not opposed... more...

  • Daughters of Haritiby Santi Rozario; Geoffrey Samuel

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 160.00

    Hariti is the ancient Indian goddess of childbirth and women healers, known at one time throughout South and Southeast Asia from India to Nepal and Bali. Daughters of Hariti looks at her 'daughters' today, female midwives and healers in many different cultures across the region. It also traces the transformation of childbirth in these cultures under... more...

  • Human Frontiers, Environments and Diseaseby Tony McMichael

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 58.00

    A compelling account of the relentless trajectory of humankind across time and geography. more...