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  • The Ghost Mapby Steven Johnson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 15.98

    In Ghost Map Steven Johnson tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes ? anaesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead ? who defeated the disease through a combination of local knowledge, scientific research and map-making. In telling their extraordinary... more...

  • The Ghost Mapby Steven Johnson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    From the dynamic thinker routinely compared to Malcolm Gladwell, E. O. Wilson, and James Gleick, The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner with a real-life historical hero that brilliantly illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of viruses, rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry. These are topics that have long obsessed Steven... 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...

  • Briefnetz Leopoldinaby Marion Mücke; Thomas Schnalke

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    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...

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

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 140.00

    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$ 91.00

    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...

  • Histology and Cell Biology Review Flash Cardsby Douglas F. Paulsen

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 50.00

    A fun, fast, portable way to review histology and cell biology 248 Q&A cards great for board review, course work, and the USMLE "The flash cards are user-friendly and fun to read....Once you begin to review these excellent questions and answers, you are hooked on learning....This is a great educational resource for students of medicine... 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...