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Human embryology

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  • Der moralische Status menschlicher Embryonenby Gregor Damschen; Dieter Schönecker

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 133.00

    In the debate about the moral status of human embryos, it is not always clear which arguments are actually being disputed. This textbook offers students, researchers, and interested laypersons an efficient way to find information about the current state of the discussion and to familiarize themselves quickly with the most important arguments.... more...

  • Your Developing Baby, Conception to Birthby Peter Doubilet; Carol Benson; Roanne Weisman

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 18.95

    Awarded the iParenting Media Award for Excellent Product of 2008! Experience the miracle of life-with your own eyes Congratulations, parents-to-be! You're about to embark on a momentous journey. Even more exciting, you're the first generation of parents who-thanks to 3D and conventional ultrasound-can actually ?see? your child before he... more...

  • Human Developmentby Ted Zerucha

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 31.95

    Provides an overview of human development, discussing fertilization, cell development, and cell movement. more...

  • Freaks of Natureby Mark S. Blumberg

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 16.99

    In most respects, Abigail and Brittany Hensel are normal American twins. Born and raised in a small town, they enjoy a close relationship, though each has her own tastes and personality. But the Hensels also share a body. Their two heads sit side-by-side on a single torso, with two arms and two legs. They have not only survived, but have developed... more...

  • Neural Tube Defectsby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2008; US$ 188.00

    Neural tube defects are the second most common cause of perinatal death from birth defects in the United Kingdom. In this important book, leading scientists evaluate the latest evidence on the causative factors--both genetic and environmental--of these major human congenital malformations. They also discuss prospects for early detection by prenatal... more...

  • Spectacle of Deformityby Nadja Durbach

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 52.95

    In 1847, during the great age of the freak show, the British periodical Punch bemoaned the public's "prevailing taste for deformity." This vividly detailed work argues that far from being purely exploitative, displays of anomalous bodies served a deeper social purpose as they generated popular and scientific debates over the meanings attached to bodily... more...

  • Teratology in the Twentieth Century Plus Tenby Harold Kalter

    Springer 2010; US$ 209.00

    Serious congenital malformations are a major contributor to the infant death rate worldwide. Their nonhereditary causes are multiple and complex, and include infectious and metabolic dangers, disease medication, nutritional inadequacy, medicinal products, environmental agents and pollutants, among them. The cause of many however is still unknown. The... more...

  • On Monsters and Marvelsby Ambroise Pare; Janis L. Pallister

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    Ambroise Paré, born in France around 1510, was chief surgeon to both Charles IX and Henri III. In one of the first attempts to explain birth defects, Paré produced On Monsters and Marvels, an illustrated encyclopedia of curiosities, of monstrous human and animal births, bizarre beasts, and natural phenomena. Janice Pallister's acclaimed English... more...

  • Icons of Lifeby Lynn Morgan

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    Icons of Life tells the engrossing and provocative story of an early twentieth-century undertaking, the Carnegie Institution of Washington's project to collect thousands of embryos for scientific study. Lynn M. Morgan blends social analysis, sleuthing, and humor to trace the history of specimen collecting. In the process, she illuminates how a hundred-year-old... more...

  • The Lives of Chang and Engby Joseph Andrew Orser

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America more...