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- Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 44.00
This book studies the evolution of medical theory and education in Germany between 1750 and 1820. more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 68.95
The controversy surrounding the significance of evidence-based medicine (EBM) in clinical practice, far from abating, has grown and developed a momentum of its own. This book examines the arguments for and against EBM being a new paradigm in medicine, and puts together the most coherent and compelling case as to how and why its rigor should be applied... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 9.99
Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, this Very Short Introduction surveys the history of medicine from classical times to the present. Focussing on the key turning points in the history of Western medicine, such as the advent of hospitals and the rise of experimental medicine, Bill Bynum offers insights into... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 74.95
C.F. Goodey traces the interplay between human types and the changing characteristics attributed to them, from the twelfth-century beginnings of European social administration through to the onset of today's formal human science disciplines. In proposing a theory of intellectual disability as historically contingent, this paradigm-shifting work... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 85.00
Addresses a crucial period in the history of psychiatry by examining the mutual perceptions and transfer processes of conceptual, institutional, and financial resources and the migration of psychiatrists between Britain, the United States, and Germany. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 134.99
Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages investigates the common medieval belief that magic could cause impotence, focusing particularly on the period 1150-1450. The subject has never been studied in detail before, but there is a surprisingly large amount of information about it in four kinds of source: confessors' manuals; medical compendia that... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 20.99
In the course of the 20th century, cancer went from being perceived as a white woman's nemesis to a "democratic disease" to a fearsome threat in communities of color. Drawing on film and fiction, on medical and epidemiological evidence, and on patients' accounts, Keith Wailoo tracks this transformation in cancer awareness, revealing... more...