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  • The Social Transformation Of American Medicineby Paul Starr

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 26.95

    Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize in American History, this is a landmark history of how the entire American health care system of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs has evolved over the last two centuries. "The definitive social history of the medical profession in America....A monumental achievement."?H.... more...

  • Junqueira's Basic Histology: Text and Atlas, Thirteenth Editionby Anthony Mescher

    McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 72.00

    The histology text the medical field turns to first -- authoritative, concise, beautifully illustrated, and completely up-to-date More than 600 full-color illustrations For more than three decades, Junquiera's Basic Histology has been unmatched in its ability to explain the relationship between cell and tissue structure with their function... more...

  • Coronaryby Stephen Klaidman

    Scribner 2007; US$ 15.00

    A chilling real-life medical thriller, Coronary chronicles the story of two highly respected heart doctors who violated the most sacred principle of their profession: First, do no harm. In the summer of 2002, fifty-five-year-old John Corapi, a Catholic priest with a colorful background, visited Dr. Chae Hyun Moon, a celebrated cardiologist in... more...

  • The Emperor of All Maladiesby Siddhartha Mukherjee

    Scribner 2010; US$ 7.59

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE 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. Physician, researcher, and award-winning... more...

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • Minds Behind the Brainby Stanley Finger

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 22.99

    Preface. 1. Introduction: A Voyage Across Time. 2. An Ancient Egyptian Physician: The Dawn of Neurology. 3. Hippocrates: The Brain as the Organ of the Mind. 4. Galen: The Birth of Experimentation. 5. Andreas Vesalius: The New "Human" Neuroanatomy. 6. Rene Descartes: The Mind-Body Problem. 7. Thomas Willis: The Functional Organization of the... more...

  • Sick from Freedomby Jim Downs

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 21.99

    Bondspeople who fled from slavery during and after the Civil War did not expect that their flight toward freedom would lead to sickness, disease, suffering, and death. But the war produced the largest biological crisis of the nineteenth century, and as historian Jim Downs reveals in this groundbreaking volume, it had deadly consequences for hundreds... 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...

  • The Hippocratic Treatise on Glandsby Elizabeth M. Craik

    BRILL 2009; US$ 121.00

    Offers a translation, introduction and commentary, of the "Hippocratic Treatise On Glands". Through an analysis of both content and expression, this title interprets and situates in the context of ancient medical writing. more...