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  • Raising the Deadby Andy Dougan

    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...

  • How Everyone Became Depressedby Edward Shorter

    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...

  • History of the Charity Hospitals of Louisianaby Jonathan Roberts; Thomas Durant

    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...

  • Doctors Killed George Washingtonby Erin Barrett; Jack Mingo; David Colbert

    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 Textbook of Infectious Disease Controlby Andrew Cliff; Matthew Smallman-Raynor

    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...

  • Dellmann's Textbook of Veterinary Histologyby Jo Ann Eurell; Brian L. Frappier

    Wiley 2013; US$ 106.99

    The leading veterinary histology text returns with a fully updated sixth edition. Written in a concise, easy-to-understand that's a pleasure to read, this new edition continues the student-friendly tradition originated by Dr. Dellman, presenting the basics of histology including cytology and microscopic anatomy. The Sixth Edition focuses on the most... more...

  • The Lobotomy Lettersby Mical Raz

    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 Poxby Kevin Brown

    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...

  • The Remedyby Thomas Goetz

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    The riveting history of tuberculosis, the world?s most lethal disease, the two men whose lives it tragically intertwined, and the birth of medical science. In 1875, tuberculosis was the deadliest disease in the world, accountable for a third of all deaths. A diagnosis of TB?often called consumption?was a death sentence. Then, in a triumph of... more...

  • Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicineby W. F. Bynum; Roy Porter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 175.00

    This is a comprehensive reference work which surveys all aspects of the history of medicine, both clinical and social, and reflects the complementary approaches to the discipline. The editors have assembled an international team of scholars to provide detailed and informative factual surveys with contemporary interpretations and historiographical debate.... more...