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  • Recherches sur les Origines et la Formation de la Médecine Traditionnelle Chinoiseby Ernesto Nastari-Micheli

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    Cet ouvrage pr sente le Corpus m dical de l Empereur Jaune, le Huang Di Nei Jing, un ensemble de textes chinois compil s il y a 2000 ans environ. Il s agit d une uvre composite, une recension qui peut tre consid r e comme l quivalent extr me-oriental du Corpus m dical d Hippocrate. Ces textes ont eu une grande importance culturelle et ont t la base... more...

  • Bloodby Douglas Starr

    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...

  • William Harveyby Thomas Wright

    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...

  • Histology: The Big Pictureby John Ash; David Morton; Sheryl A. Scott

    McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 46.00

    Get the BIG PICTURE of Histology ? and zero-in on what you really need to know to ace the course and board exams! 400 FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS Medical Histology: The Big Picture is a different kind of study tool. With an emphasis on what you ?need to know? versus ?what?s nice to know?, and featuring more than 400 full-color illustrations... more...

  • 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...