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  • Children and Youth in Sickness and in Health: A Historical Handbook and Guideby Janet Golden; Richard Meckel; Heather Prescott

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 67.00

    Six original essays reflect the growing scholarly interest in the history of childhood and youth, particularly issues affecting child health and welfare. These important new essays show how changing patterns of health and disease have responded to and shaped notions of childhood and adolescence as life stages. Until the early 20th century, life-threatening... more...

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells?taken without her knowledge in 1951?became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by... more...

  • Unit 731by Hal Gold

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    This is a riveting and disturbing account of the medical atrocities performed in and around Japan during WWII. Some of the cruelest deeds of Japan's war in Asia did not occur on the battlefield, but in quiet, antiseptic medical wards in obscure parts of the continent. Far from front lines and prying eyes, Japanese doctors and their assistants... more...

  • Holism and Complementary Medicineby Vincent Di Stefano

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 40.90

    A systematic introduction to the principles of holism which underly all complementary and natural therapies, and an account of its place in the history of medicine. more...

  • The Checklist Manifestoby Atul Gawande

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    Today we find ourselves in possession of stupendous know-how, which we willingly place in the hands of the most highly skilled people. But avoidable failures are common, and the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of our knowledge has exceeded our ability to consistently deliver it - correctly, safely or efficiently. In this groundbreaking... more...

  • Plagues and Peoplesby William Mcneill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    Upon its original publication, Plagues and Peoples was an immediate critical and popular success, offering a radically new interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact--political, demographic, ecological, and psychological--of disease on cultures. From the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by the Spanish, to the... more...

  • Achievements in Medicine 1974-1989by T.K. Chan

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1989; US$ 24.00

    This commemorative volume has been prepared by the teaching staff of the Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, in honour of Professor david Todd, as a tribute to his distinguished tensure as Head of the Department of Medicine from 1974-1989. In addition to his biography and curriculum viate, achievements in each subspecialty of Medicine... more...

  • Allotria eines alten Medizinersby Wilhelm Alexander Freund

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 54.99

    Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser... more...

  • The Anatomy of Murderby Sabine Hildebrandt

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 120.00

    Of the many medical specializations to transform themselves during the rise of National Socialism, anatomy has received relatively little attention from historians. While politics and racial laws drove many anatomists from the profession, most who remained joined the Nazi party, and some helped to develop the scientific basis for its racialist dogma.... more...

  • BASICS Histologieby Henrik Holtmann; Monika Bobkowski; Stefan Elsberger

    Elsevier Health Sciences Germany 2009; US$ 9.76

    Verloren im Dickicht der Überinformation? Schluss mit dem Stress: Mit der BASICS-Reihe gewinnen Sie den Überblick! Gut von den Grundlagen der Histologie bis zur Histomorphologie, Funktion und Klinik der Organsysteme Besser Mit klinischen Fallbeispielen. Basics: jedes Thema in kleinen Häppchen auf je einer Doppelseite. Schön... more...