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  • Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicineby Nancy G. Siraisi

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Western Europe supported a highly developed and diverse medical community in the late medieval and early Renaissance periods. In her absorbing history of this complex era in medicine, Siraisi explores the inner workings of the medical community and illustrates the connections of medicine to both natural philosophy and technical skills. 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 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 First Balloon-Expandable Coronary Stentby Gary S. Roubin

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    The premise of this intriguing book is technical innovation and scientific development. It is about coronary and vascular stenting, a technique that has improved the plight of patients who have unfortunately succumbed to the most devastating epidemic facing modern man?coronary and vascular atherosclerosis. It is also about a lifetime and a career... more...

  • Complaints, Controversies and Grievances in Medicineby Jonathan Reinarz; Rebecca Wynter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Recent studies into the experiences and failures of health care services, along with the rapid development of patient advocacy, consumerism and pressure groups have led historians and social scientists to engage with the issue of the medical complaint. As expressions of dissatisfaction, disquiet and failings in service provision, past complaining... 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...