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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 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...

  • Demonsby Virginia Berridge

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    In Demons, Virginia Berridge explores the factors that have affected social attitudes to tobacco, alcohol, and a variety of drugs, through history. Gender, class, and political context have all played a part in a debate that continues today in concerns about binge drinking in the young and the classification of cannabis. more...

  • The Geneby Siddhartha Mukherjee

    Scribner 2016; US$ 32.00

    THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies ?a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to ?read? and ?write? our own genetic information? Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography... more...

  • Wheater's Basic Pathology: A Text, Atlas and Review of Histopathologyby Barbara Young; Geraldine O'Dowd; William Stewart

    Elsevier Health Sciences UK 2009; US$ 79.95

    Wheater's Basic Pathology: A Text, Atlas and Review of Histopathology, 5th Edition, by Barbara Young, BSc, Med Sci(Hons), PhD, MB, BChir, MRCP, FRCPA, Geraldine O'Dowd, BSc(Hons), MBChB(Hons), FRCPath and William Stewart, BSc (Hons), MBChB, PhD, DipFMS, FRCPath is a pathology resource that offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject first by... more...

  • Sleep Paralysisby Brian Sharpless; Karl Doghramji

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Sleep Paralysis: Historical, Psychological, and Medical Perspectives offers the first comprehensive examination of sleep paralysis from both clinical and cultural perspectives. Dr. Brian Sharpless and Dr. Karl Doghramji provide a thorough and easily readable resource on the phenomenon and present differential diagnosis suggestions, medication guidance,... more...

  • Patient H.M.by Luke Dittrich

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.00

    ?Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King?* in this propulsive, haunting journey into the life of the most studied human research subject of all time, the amnesic known as Patient H.M., a man who forever altered our understanding of how memory works?and whose treatment raises deeply unsettling questions about the human cost of scientific progress. For readers... more...

  • Women in the Eighteenth Centuryby Vivien Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 47.95

    This anthology gathers together various texts by and about women, ranging from `conduct' manuals to pamphlets on prostitution, from medical texts to critical definitions of women's writing, from anti-female satires to appeals for female equality. By making this material more widely available, Women in the Eighteenth Century complements the current... more...

  • Black Deathby Robert S. Gottfried

    Free Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    A fascinating work of detective history, The Black Death traces the causes and far-reaching consequences of this infamous outbreak of plague that spread across the continent of Europe from 1347 to 1351. Drawing on sources as diverse as monastic manuscripts and dendrochronological studies (which measure growth rings in trees), historian Robert S.... more...

  • The Panic Virusby Seth Mnookin

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • 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...