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  • Starvation Heightsby Gregg Olsen

    Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.00

    In 1911 two wealthy British heiresses, Claire and Dora Williamson, came to a sanitorium in the forests of the Pacific Northwest to undergo the revolutionary ?fasting treatment? of Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard. It was supposed to be a holiday for the two sisters. But within a month of arriving at what the locals called Starvation Heights, the women were... 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...

  • 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...

  • Understanding Health Policy, Sixth Editionby Thomas Bodenheimer; Kevin Grumbach

    McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 50.00

    Understand how the healthcare system works ? and how you can succeed in it Covers the 2010 Affordable Care Act The most trusted and comprehensive guide to healthcare available, Understanding Health Policy provides everything students and professionals need to build a solid foundation on the field?s most critical issues. ... more...

  • The Ghost Mapby Steven Johnson

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 15.00

    A National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year From Steven Johnson, the dynamic thinker routinely compared to James Gleick, Dava Sobel, and Malcolm Gladwell, The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner about a real-life historical hero, Dr. John Snow. It's the summer of 1854, and London... more...

  • The Neurological Patient in Historyby L. Stephen Jacyna; Stephen T. Casper

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 75.00

    Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries countless stories about neurological patients appeared in newspapers, books, medical papers, and films. In this kaleidoscopic study, the contributors illustrate how the neurological patient was constructed in history and came to occupy its role in Western culture. more...

  • The Remedyby Thomas Goetz

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    The riveting history of tuberculosis, the world?s most lethal disease, the two men whose lives it tragically intertwined, and the birth of medical science. In 1875, tuberculosis was the deadliest disease in the world, accountable for a third of all deaths. A diagnosis of TB?often called consumption?was a death sentence. Then, in a triumph of... more...

  • The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 16by Lodewijk C. Palm

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 249.95

    In volume XVI of The Collected Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, 25 letters of Van Leeuwenhoek have been included, all of them written from July 1707 to June 1712. The letters were written to six distinct addressees. The larger part was addressed to the Royal Society in London in general (sixteen letters); and to three of its fellows in particular:... more...

  • The Dirt on Cleanby Katherine Ashenburg

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 24.99

    The question of cleanliness is one every age and culture has answered with confidence. For the first-century Roman, being clean meant a two-hour soak in baths of various temperatures, scraping the body with a miniature rake, and a final application of oil. For the aristocratic Frenchman in the seventeenth century, it meant changing your shirt once... more...

  • Pale Facesby Charles L. Bardes

    Bellevue Literary Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    The Bellevue Literary Press Pathographies series debuts with a fascinating journey through the history of medicine. more...