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

    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...

  • When Doctors Become Patientsby Robert Klitzman

    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...

  • False Hope: Bone Marrow Transplantation for Breast Cancerby Richard A. Rettig; Peter D. Jacobson; Cynthia M. Farquhar

    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...

  • Healing with waterby Jane M. Adams

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 109.99

    Healing with water provides a medical and social history of English spas and hydropathic centres from 1840 to 1960. It investigates health practices and healing cultures at specialist inland resorts showing that water was used in varied therapeutic approaches by both orthodox and unorthodox practitioners. It explores ideas about water's healing... more...

  • Nursing and Social Changeby Monica F. Baly

    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...

  • Holism and Complementary Medicineby Vincent Di Stefano

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 40.90

    A systematic introduction to the principles of holism which underly all complementary and natural therapies, and an account of its place in the history of medicine. more...

  • Die Contergankatastrophe - Eine Bilanz nach 40 Jahrenby L. Zichner; M.A. Rauschmann; K.-D. Thomann

    Steinkopff 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... more...

  • A Short History of Medicineby F. GonzÁLez-Crussi

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00

    Covered here in engaging detail are the birth of anatomy and the practice of dissections; the transformation of surgery from a gruesome art to a sophisticated medical specialty; a short history of infectious diseases; the evolution of the diagnostic process; advances in obstetrics and anesthesia; and modern psychiatric therapies and the challenges... more...

  • Popular Medicinesby Peter G Homan; Briony Hudson; Raymond C Rowe

    Pharmaceutical Press 2007; US$ 55.00

    Popular Medicines: An illustrated history contains fascinating histories of well-known medicines. Historical details of 21 popular branded medicines are provided, some of which date back to the earliest proprietary medicines in the sixteenth century. Each pictorial history includes biographical details of the inventor, the origins of the medicine and... more...

  • Nurses' Workby Patricia D'Antonio; Ellen Baer; Sylvia Rinker; Joan E. Lynaugh

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 89.00

    Designated a Doody's Core Title!. Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!. "The excerpts taken from original writings and events provide readers with a sneak peak into a forgotten world.... This book is a must for anyone in the nursing profession. Essential. All levels. "-- Choice. With contributions from some of the most renowned nursing... more...