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  • 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...

  • A Joosr Guide to? The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Sklootby Joosr

    Joosr Ltd 2015; US$ 2.12

    In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at joosr.com.... more...

  • Dying to Get Highby Wendy Chapkis; Richard J. Webb

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    Dying to Get High with Susie Bright on Boing Boing! Warring Wines; ?You Want to Fight??; Nurse Mary Jane in Santa Cruz High Times interviews the authors Alternet excerpt of the book ("How Pot Became Demonized") Discussion from the Santa Cruz Metro Marijuana as medicine has been a politically charged topic in this country for more than... more...

  • Race in a Bottleby Jonathan Kahn

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    At a ceremony announcing the completion of the first draft of the human genome in 2000, President Bill Clinton declared, “I believe one of the great truths to emerge from this triumphant expedition inside the human genome is that in genetic terms, all human beings, regardless of race, are more than 99.9 percent the same.? Yet despite this declaration... more...

  • The Red Marketby Scott Carney

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 17.99

    ?An unforgettable nonfiction thriller, expertly reported?.A tremendously revealing and twisted ride, where life and death are now mere cold cash commodities.? ?Michael Largo, author of Final Exits Award-winning investigative journalist and contributing Wired editor Scott Carney leads readers on a breathtaking journey through the macabre underworld... 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...

  • Briefnetz Leopoldinaby Marion Mücke; Thomas Schnalke

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 162.87

    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...

  • Untersuchungen zur hippokratischen Schrift "Über die alte Heilkunst"by Brice Maucolin

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 119.42

    This study takes as its subject the polemical text attributed to Hippocrates On Ancient Medicine , which challenges the views of the causes and treatment of illness prevalent at the time of its composition (around 400 BC). The main emphasis of the study is placed on the analysis of the author?s scientific polemic. With this approach, a text... more...

  • Der zweite Blickby Beate Kunst; Thomas Schnalke; Gottfried Bogusch

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 81.41

    Wax anatomical models, pathological specimens, obstetrical instruments, art objects, manuscripts: Since 2002 scientists and curators of the collection of the Medical History Museum of the Charité in Berlin have presented special objects. 15 contributions have been selected to serve as examples in this book. 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...