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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • The Origins of AIDSby Jacques Pepin

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    This compelling new account looks back to the early twentieth-century origins and subsequent development of HIV/AIDS before 1981. more...

  • Picturing the Book of Natureby Sachiko Kusukawa

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 36.00

    Because of their spectacular, naturalistic pictures of plants and the human body, Leonhart Fuchs’s De historia stirpium and Andreas Vesalius’s De humani corporis fabrica are landmark publications in the history of the printed book. But as Picturing the Book of Nature makes clear, they do more than bear witness to the development... more...

  • Managing Project Uncertaintyby David Cleden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 59.95

    By picking up where traditional risk management techniques begin to fail, this book brings together leading-edge thinking from a variety of disciplines and shows how these techniques can be used to conquer uncertainty in projects.The book addresses five key questions: Why is there uncertainty in projects? How do you spot the symptoms of uncertainty,... more...

  • The Panic Virusby Seth Mnookin

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.00

    WHO DECIDES WHICH FACTS ARE TRUE? In 1998 Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist with a history of self-promotion, published a paper with a shocking allegation: the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine might cause autism. The media seized hold of the story and, in the process, helped to launch one of the most devastating health scares ever. In the... more...

  • Sobotta Lehrbuch Histologieby Thomas Deller; Ulrich Welsch

    Elsevier Health Sciences Germany 2014; US$ 38.87

    Die komplette Histologie - Lehrbuch und Atlas in Einem! Wie sind die menschlichen Gewebe aufgebaut? Wie funktionieren sie? Welche klinische Bedeutung haben sie? Das bewährte Lehrbuch erläutert die komplette Histologie verständlich, funktionsorientiert und im anatomischen Zusammenhang: Komplett: umfassende Darstellung der Zell- und Gewebelehre... more...

  • The First Balloon-Expandable Coronary Stentby Gary S. Roubin

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    The premise of this intriguing book is technical innovation and scientific development. It is about coronary and vascular stenting, a technique that has improved the plight of patients who have unfortunately succumbed to the most devastating epidemic facing modern man?coronary and vascular atherosclerosis. It is also about a lifetime and a career... more...

  • Complaints, Controversies and Grievances in Medicineby Jonathan Reinarz; Rebecca Wynter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Recent studies into the experiences and failures of health care services, along with the rapid development of patient advocacy, consumerism and pressure groups have led historians and social scientists to engage with the issue of the medical complaint. As expressions of dissatisfaction, disquiet and failings in service provision, past complaining... more...

  • Infections, Chronic Disease, and the Epidemiological Transitionby Alexander Mercer

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 125.00

    Examines the ongoing, worldwide epidemiological transition from acute infectious diseases to chronic diseases as the predominant causes of death, presenting a new theory on how chronic diseases have developed. more...

  • The London Clinicby Harvey White

    Royal Society of Medicine Press 2007; US$ 69.00

    This unique title gives a detailed and fascinating account of the history surrounding the development of the London Clinic. Established in 1932 by a group of Harley Street doctors, the London Clinic was originally set up to provide inpatient facilities and accommodate a need of pathology, nursing care, physiotherapy and invasive procedures for Harley... more...