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- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99
When a waiting world learned on April 12, 1955, that Jonas Salk had successfully created a vaccine to prevent poliomyelitis, he became a hero overnight. Born in a New York tenement, humble in manner, Salk had all the makings of a twentieth-century icon-a knight in a white coat. In the wake of his achievement, he received a staggering number of awards... more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 17.99
For many doctors, their role as powerful healer precludes thoughts of ever getting sick themselves. When they do, it initiates a profound shift of awareness-- not only in their sense of their selves, which is invariably bound up with the invincible doctor role, but in the way that they view their patients and the doctor-patient relationship. While... more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 40.99
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...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 52.99
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... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 48.00
Flashcards derived from one of the most popular histology texts ever published Market: Medical students (18,750 per year) Features content derived from Junquira?s Basic Histology (0-07-163020-1), the field?s leading text and atlas 300 cards with an image and a question on one side and the answer and commentary on the flip side Helps... 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95
Nursing and Social Change is essential reading for nurses who wish to understand how their profession had developed from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Now in its third edition the book has been completely revised to take into account the challenges facing nurses. Ten new chapters include contributions from senior members of the nursing... more...
Die Contergankatastrophe - Eine Bilanz nach 40 Jahren (Deutsches Orthopädisches Geschichts- und Forschungsmuseum (Jahrbuch)) (Dutch Edition)Springer 2006; US$ 69.99
Mit der Einführung des Beruhigungsmittels Thalidomid (Contergan) im Jahre 1957 nahm die folgenschwerste Arzneimittelkatastrophe des 20. Jahrhunderts ihren Lauf. In Deutschland wurden ungefähr 5.000 Kinder mit Conterganschäden geboren. Das 6. Jahrbuch des Deutschen Orthopädischen Geschichts- und Forschungsmuseums ist der Geschichte und den Folgen der... more...