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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 28.50
Essence and emblem of life--feared, revered, mythologized, and used in magic and medicine from earliest times--human blood is now the center of a huge, secretive, and often dangerous worldwide commerce. It is a commerce whose impact upon humanity rivals that of any other business--millions of lives have been saved by blood and its various derivatives,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 29.95
In 1628, the English physician William Harvey published his revolutionary theory of blood circulation. Offering a radical conception of the workings of the human body and the function of the heart, Harvey's theory overthrew centuries of anatomical and physiological orthodoxy and had profound consequences for the history of science. It also had... more...
- Aarhus University Press 2007; US$ 21.00
Europa ser gerne sig selv som direkte arvtager til den klassiske antik. Men den europæiske renæssance kunne ikke have fundet sted uden araberne, der allerede i det 8.-9. århundrede overtog den græsk-romerske videnskabelige arv. Mens antikkens medicin var ukendt i middelalderens Vesten, arbejdede araberne med at udvikle og opdatere arven med egne, persiske... more...
- Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44
Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, "Frankenstein", introduced readers around the world to the concept of raising the dead through scientific procedures. Those who read the book were thrilled by this incredible Gothic adventure. Few, however, realised that Shelley's story had a basis in fact. What she imagined as her modern Prometheus was a serious pursuit... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99
About one American in five receives a diagnosis of major depression over the course of a lifetime. That's despite the fact that many such patients have no mood disorder; they're not sad, but suffer from anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, or a tendency to obsess about the whole business. "There is a term for what they have," writes Edward... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 159.95
This book is the first definitive, descriptive history of the Charity Hospital System of Louisiana, a story of how poverty, politics, public health, public interest, race, gender, and class, shaped the long history of one of the most storied public healthcare systems in the state and nation, to be published in a single volume. Over a period of more... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2002; US$ 16.95
It's no joke that we are all fascinated by the medical profession and the people in it. With Doctors Killed George Washington , trivia mavens Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo explore accidental medical discoveries, medical follies, bizarre cures, and more. This titillating tome puts doctors and medical history under the microscope and exposes more than... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 119.99
The Oxford Textbook of Infectious Disease Control: A Geographical Analysis from Medieval Quarantine to Global Eradication is a comprehensive analysis of spatial theory and the practical methods used to prevent the geographical spread of communicable diseases in humans. Drawing on current and historical examples spanning seven centuries from across... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 19.69
The rise and widespread acceptance of psychosurgery constitutes one of the most troubling chapters in the history of modern medicine. By the late 1950s, tens of thousands of Americans had been lobotomized as treatment for a host of psychiatric disorders. Though the procedure would later be decried as devastating and grossly unscientific, many patients,... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 27.69
From almost the time when man first discovered the pleasures of sin, he also experienced the torments of the Pox. Drawing on references from art and literature, stories of famous sufferers and medical documents, this book presents the history of syphilis and gonorrhoea, and their treatment, from the Renaissance to the antibiotic age. more...