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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 69.95

    C.F. Goodey traces the interplay between human types and the changing characteristics attributed to them, from the twelfth-century beginnings of European social administration through to the onset of today's formal human science disciplines. In proposing a theory of intellectual disability as historically contingent, this paradigm-shifting work... more...

  • International Relations in Psychiatryby Volker Roelcke; Paul J. Weindling; Louise Westwood

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 85.00

    Addresses a crucial period in the history of psychiatry by examining the mutual perceptions and transfer processes of conceptual, institutional, and financial resources and the migration of psychiatrists between Britain, the United States, and Germany. more...

  • Magic and Impotence in the Middle Agesby Catherine Rider

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 134.99

    Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages investigates the common medieval belief that magic could cause impotence, focusing particularly on the period 1150-1450. The subject has never been studied in detail before, but there is a surprisingly large amount of information about it in four kinds of source: confessors' manuals; medical compendia that... more...

  • How Cancer Crossed the Color Lineby Keith Wailoo

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 20.99

    In the course of the 20th century, cancer went from being perceived as a white woman's nemesis to a "democratic disease" to a fearsome threat in communities of color. Drawing on film and fiction, on medical and epidemiological evidence, and on patients' accounts, Keith Wailoo tracks this transformation in cancer awareness, revealing... more...

  • The Rise And Fall Of Modern Medicineby James Le Fanu

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    The medical achievements of the post-war years rank as one of the supreme epochs of human endeavour. Advances in surgical technique, new ideas about the nature of disease and huge innovations in drug manufacture vanquished most common causes of early death, But, since the mid-1970s the rate of development has slowed, and the future of medicine is uncertain.... more...

  • Officina Hippocraticaby Lorenzo Perilli; Christian Brockmann; Klaus-Dietrich Fischer; Amneris Roselli

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    It has long been appreciated that ancient medicine, and above all Hippocrates and Galen, played a significant role in the development of medicine until the Age of Enlightenment, and the last forty years have for the first time seen detailed research into questions related to this. For an adequate understanding of this instructive and powerful influence... more...

  • The Rise And Fall Of Modern Medicineby James Le Fanu

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 30.99

    The medical achievements of the post-war years rank as one of the supreme epochs of human endeavour. Advances in surgical technique, new ideas about the nature of disease and huge innovations in drug manufacture vanquished most common causes of early death, But, since the mid-1970s the rate of development has slowed, and the future of medicine is uncertain.... more...

  • Flies in the Ointment Medical Quacks, Quirks and Odditiesby George Biro; Jim Leavesley

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 13.66

    After their successful books What Killed Jane Austen? and How Isaac Newton Lost his Marbles, Dr Leavesley and Dr Biro turn their attention once again to a new collection of medical mysteries and marvels. Written with Leavesley and Biro's clinical flair and knack for diagnosing the truth, Flies in the Ointment: Medical Quacks, Quirks and Oddities reveals... more...

  • How Isaac Newton Lost His Marbles And More Medical Mysteries, Marvels and Mayhemby George Biro; Jim Leavesley

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 13.66

    After their successful book speculating on What Killed Jane Austen, Dr Jim Leavesley and Dr George Biro turn their attention to How Isaac Newton Lost His Marbles and more medical mysteries. The life and death of this hypochondriac scientist is just one of over 50 intriguing stories of famous patients, doctors, medical experiments, disasters and triumphs.... more...

  • The Heart of Powerby David Blumenthal; James Morone

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    Even the most powerful men in the world are human?they get sick, take dubious drugs, drink too much, contemplate suicide, fret about ailing parents, and bury people they love. Young Richard Nixon watched two brothers die of tuberculosis, even while doctors monitored a suspicious shadow on his own lungs. John Kennedy received last rites four times as... more...