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  • Freaks of Natureby Mark Blumberg

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; 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...

  • The Rise of Fetal and Neonatal Physiologyby Lawrence D. Longo

    Springer 2013; US$ 209.00

    During the mid- to late-twentieth century, study of the physiology of the developing fetus and newborn infant evolved rapidly to become a major discipline in the biomedical sciences. Initially of interest from a standpoint of function of the placenta and oxygenation of the fetus, the field advanced to explore both normal functional mechanisms as well... more...

  • The Developing Human Brainby F. H. Gilles; A. Leviton; E. C. Dooling

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    The Developing Human Brain 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...

  • Mortality and Maldevelopmentby Harold Kalter

    Springer 2009; US$ 189.00

    Congenital malformations are worldwide occurrences striking in every condition of society. This work focuses on the relation of these malformations to deficiency of a particular dietary ingredient, folic acid. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...