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

  • Cellmatesby Rose T Clark

    Saraband 2013; US$ 11.65

    "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...

  • Daughters of Haritiby Santi Rozario; Geoffrey Samuel

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 160.00

    Is Western medical technology necessarily a good thing, or can it be dangerous? This book investigates its impact on midwives, healers and mothers giving birth in India today. 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...

  • Funktionen des Erlebensby Matthias Jung; Jan-Christoph Heilinger

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 112.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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... more...

  • Medizinische Schreibweisenby Nicolas Pethes; Sandra Richter

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 119.00

    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...

  • 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...