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  • Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval Westby Anne Van Arsdall; Timothy Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West brings together eleven papers by leading scholars in ancient and medieval medicine and pharmacy. Fittingly, the volume honors Professor John M. Riddle, one of today's most respected medieval historians, whose career has been devoted to decoding the complexities of early medicine... more...

  • Destigmatising mental illness?by Vicky Long

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 100.00 US$ 86.00

    Examines mental healthcare workers' efforts to educate the public between 1870 and 1970 more...

  • The Little Book of Medical Breakthroughsby Naomi Craft

    IMM Lifestyle 2016; US$ 7.99

    The Little Book of Medical Breakthroughs explains over 100 seminal discoveries, inventions and theories that have shaped the history of medical practice. Presenting a wide range of the most important medical breakthroughs, it covers a variety of topics, including artificial limbs used in Ancient Egypt, modern-day X-rays, immunisation and sanitation.This... more...

  • Histories of Suicideby John Weaver; David Wright

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 33.95

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays assembles historians, health economists, anthropologists, and sociologists, who examine the history of suicide from a variety of approaches to provide crucial insight into how suicide differs across nations, cultures, and time periods. more...

  • Hunting the 1918 Fluby Kirsty E. Duncan

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2006; US$ 26.95

    A detailed account of Kristy Duncan's experiences as she organized a multi-national, multi-discipline scientific expedition to exhume the bodies of a group of Norwegian miners, victims of the 1918 Spanish flu. more...

  • Who cared for the carers?by Debbie Palmer

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 105.00 US$ 90.30

    Compares the histories of psychiatric and voluntary hospital nurses' health from the rise of the professional nurse in 1880 to the advent of the National Health Service in 1948 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...