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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 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...

  • Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology, Part 6, Medicineby Joseph Needham; Lu Gwei-Djen; Nathan Sivin

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 142.00

    A further volume in Joseph Needham's magisterial revelation on China which introduces the history of medicine. more...

  • Mad in Americaby Robert Whitaker

    Basic Books 2001; US$ 17.50

    Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world?s poorest countries. In Mad in America , medical journalist Robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy. The widespread use of lobotomies... 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 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 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...

  • Copeland's Cureby Natalie Robins

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 24.95

    Today, one out of every three Americans uses some form of alternative medicine, either along with their conventional (?standard,? ?traditional?) medications or in place of them. One of the most controversial?as well as one of the most popular?alternatives is homeopathy, a wholly Western invention brought to America from Germany in 1827, nearly forty... more...

  • The Hippocratic Treatise on Glandsby Elizabeth M. Craik

    BRILL 2009; US$ 121.00

    Offers a translation, introduction and commentary, of the "Hippocratic Treatise On Glands". Through an analysis of both content and expression, this title interprets and situates in the context of ancient medical writing. more...

  • Briefnetz Leopoldinaby Thomas Schnalke; Marion Mücke

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00

    On the one hand this book presents unique source material about the history of the Academy Leopoldina and on the other it serves to extend our knowledge in the fields of medicine and history of science. The reader is given an insight into the way the sciences at the time were organized and the book poses the question whether scientific communication... more...