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  • Netter's Essential Histology E-Bookby William K. Ovalle; Patrick C. Nahirney

    Elsevier Health Sciences 2007; US$ 79.95

    Here's a contemporary and visual overview of normal histology that combines classic Netter illustrations and new drawings in the Netter style, with original light and electron micrographs, and succinct explanatory text to give you a rich understanding of this vital subject. Excellent as both a reference and a review, this book will serve you well at... more...

  • Ferdinand Sauerbruch – Meisterchirurg im politischen Sturmby Wolfgang U. Eckart

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 4.95

    WolfgangU. Eckart setzt sich vornehmlich mit dem politischen Sauerbruch – oder besser:der politischen Selbstinszenierung des großen Chirurgen – im Wandel derSysteme, die seinen Lebensweg begleiteten, auseinander. Insbesondere die überweite Strecken von seinem Ghostwriter konstruierte, teilweise erfundene‚Autobiographie’ „Das war mein Leben“ hat dem... more...

  • False Hopeby Richard A. Rettig; Peter D. Jacobson; Cynthia M. M.D. Farquhar; Wade M. M.D. Aubry

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 43.99

    In the late 1980s, a promising new treatment for breast cancer emerged: high-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow transplantation or HDC/ABMT. By the 1990s, it had burst upon the oncology scene and disseminated rapidly before having been carefully evaluated. By the time published studies showed that the procedure was ineffective, more than... more...

  • The Sterilization Movement and Global Fertility in the Twentieth Centuryby Ian R. Dowbiggin

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 54.99

    Many would be surprised to learn that the preferred method of birth control in the United States today is actually surgical sterilization. This book takes an historical look at the sterilization movement in post-World War II America, a revolution in modern contraceptive behavior. Focusing on leaders of the sterilization movement from the 1930's through... more...

  • To Cast Out Diseaseby John Farley

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 64.99

    This is the first history of the Rockefeller Foundation's International Health Division (1913-1951), which was one of the most important public health agencies of the 20th century, a precursor of the World Health Organization. Based on extensive primary research, the book is enlivened with character sketches and descriptions of the conflicts among... more...

  • A History of Intelligence and 'Intellectual Disability'by C.F. Goodey

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Starting with the hypothesis that not only human intelligence but also its antithesis 'intellectual disability' are nothing more than historical contingencies, C.F. Goodey's paradigm-shifting study traces the rich interplay between labelled human types and the radically changing characteristics attributed to them. From the twelfth-century beginnings... more...

  • A Cretan Healer's Handbook in the Byzantine Traditionby Patricia Ann Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In 1930 the Cretan healer Nikolaos Konstantinos Theodorakis of Meronas re-copied a notebook containing medical lore passed down through his family over generations. The present volume offers an edition of this notebook together with an English translation, the first of its kind. It belongs to the genre of iatrosophia, practical handbooks dating mainly... more...

  • The Body Dividedby Sally Wilde; Sarah Ferber

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Bodies and body parts of the dead have long been considered valuable material for use in medical science. Over time and in different places, they have been dissected, autopsied, investigated, harvested for research and therapeutic purposes, collected to turn into museum and other specimens, and then displayed, disposed of, and exchanged. This book... more...

  • Entdeckungsgeschichte frühkindlicher Reflexeby Claudia Kotter

    Centaurus Verlag & Media 2016; US$ 19.86

    Das Buch hat sowohl die Entdeckungsgeschichte frühkindlicher Reflexe als auch die historische Entwicklung der allgemeinen Reflexlehre zum Thema. Es wird zunächst ein Überblick gegeben über das umfangreiche Gebiet der geschichtlichen Entwicklung der allgemeinen Reflexlehre vom Altertum bis ins 21. Jahrhundert, orientiert an einer Reihe von großen Entdeckern... more...

  • Die Wunderheiler der Weimarer Republikby Daniel Körner

    Centaurus Verlag & Media 2016; US$ 16.88

    Aussergewöhnliche Zeiten bringen aussergewöhnliche Erscheinungen hervor. Der Gesundheitsmarkt der Weimarer Republik war von dem Machtkampf zwischen wissenschaftlicher Medizin und Laienheilkunde geprägt. In diesem Kontext gelang es einzelnen medizinischen Laien in der Wahrnehmung ihrer Patienten und der Öffentlichkeit zu Wunderheilern aufzusteigen.... more...