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- Granta Publications 2011; US$ 13.90
For over two thousand years, attitudes to the menopause have created dread, shame and confusion. This meticulously researched and always entertaining book traces the history of 'the change of life' from its appearance in classical texts, via the medical literature of the eighteenth century, to up-to-the-minute contemporary clinical approaches. Its... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 34.99
The first collective record of the evolution of general medical practice as an academic discipline over half a century. This anthology captures the stories of the early struggles to set up university departments between visionary supporters and traditionalist blockers as well as the steadily increasing successes aided by a dedicated funding system.... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Traditionally, the history of the birth control movement has been told through the accounts of the leaders, organizations, and legislation that shaped the campaign. Historians have recently begun examining the cultural work of printed media, including newspapers, magazines, and novels in fostering support for the cause. This book builds upon this... more...
- Charles C Thomas 1984; US$ 43.95
In an age when the study of the classical languages has been deemphasized, a reference source of common prefixes, suffixes, and roots is of definite value to the student of science. The present volume, in addition to providing a source of these word elements, incorporates the very important aspect of practice in their use. A Medical Greek and Latin... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2014; US$ 36.00
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- Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available
The History of Medicine is an amiable amble through medicine's past, designed as a primer for those taking history of medicine modules as part of their studies and for the wider public seeking a relaxed yet informative read. The approach is to follow medicine's history through the author's neatly designed 'Ages' that offer a meaningful way of grasping... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 61.50
This new paperback edition makes available John Harley Warner's highly influential, revisionary history of nineteenth-century American medicine. Deftly integrating social and intellectual perspectives, Warner explores a crucial shift in medical history, when physicians no longer took for granted such established therapies as bloodletting, alcohol,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 75.50
René Théophile Hyacinthe Laennec (1781-1826) is best known for his invention of the stethoscope, one of medicine's most powerful symbols. Histories, novels, and films have cloaked his life in hagiography and legend. Jacalyn Duffin's fascinating new biography relies on a vastly expanded foundation of primary source material, including thousands of... more...