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  • The Geneby Siddhartha Mukherjee

    Scribner 2016; US$ 20.00

    THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies —a fascinating history of the gene and “a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick”... more...

  • The Emperor of All Maladiesby Siddhartha Mukherjee

    Scribner 2010; US$ 18.00

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.... more...

  • The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introductionby William Bynum

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 7.99

    This Very Short Introduction explores the history of Western medicine, examining the key turning points, discoveries, and controversies in its rich history from classical times to the present. more...

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #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,... more...

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 11.48

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks , now an HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey & Rose Byrne Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta’s family... 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...

  • Classic Descriptions of Diseaseby Ralph Major

    Charles C Thomas 1978; US$ 107.95

    By Ralph H. Major. This text presents two hundred and eighty-seven selections from the original, epoch making accounts of authorities whose contributions and discoveries have furnished the foundation of our knowledge of clinical medicine. The articles included are the first known, one of the earliest, or one of the most interesting accounts of the... more...

  • Histology and Cell Biology Review Flash Cardsby Douglas Paulsen

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 53.00

    A fun, fast, portable way to review histology and cell biology 248 Q&A cards great for board review, course work, and the USMLE LANGE Flash Cards Histology and Cell Biology Review Flash Cards are a quick, concise, and effective way to review the essential concepts and methods of cell biology. Each of the 248 cards feature a high-yield study... more...

  • Making and Marketing Medicine in Renaissance Florenceby James Shaw; Evelyn Welch

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 72.00

    What did you do when you fell ill in fifteenth-century Florence? How did you get the medicines that you needed at a price you could afford? What would you find when you entered an apothecary’s shop? This richly detailed study of the Speziale al Giglio in Florence provides surprising answers, demonstrating the continued importance of highly personalised... 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...