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  • 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...

  • Nature Curesby James C. Whorton

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    Writing with wit and with fairness to all sides, Whorton offers a fascinating look at alternative health systems, highlighting their history, theories, successes and failures. His book is an engaging and authoritative history that highlights the course of alternative medicine in the U.S., providing valuable background to the wide range of therapies... more...

  • The Emperor of All Maladiesby Siddhartha Mukherjee

    Scribner 2010; US$ 9.00

    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...

  • Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wenby Paul U. Unschuld; Hermann Tessenow

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 204.95 US$ 163.96

    A foundation of Chinese life sciences and medicine, the Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen is now available for the first time in a complete, fully annotated English translation. Also known as Su Wen , or The Yellow Emperor?s Inner Classic, this influential work came into being over a long period reaching from the 2nd century bce to the 8th century ce.... more...

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.77

    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 did not learn of her 'immortality' until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating... more...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 210.00

    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$ 154.00

    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...