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  • Verzamelaars van vormby Luuc Kooijmans; Annet Mooij; Laurens de Rooy; Roelof-Jan Oostra

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 42.25

    In zijn soort was Museum Vrolikianum de laatste grote privé-verzameling die in Nederland werd opgebouwd. De Vrolik-collectie, sinds begin jaren tachtig ondergebracht bij het AMC, vormt daarmee een ware tijdcapsule van vlak vóór de grote medische en wetenschappelijke veranderingen die de nieuwe tijd zou brengen ? niet in de laatste plaats met de lancering... more...

  • Viruses, Plagues, and Historyby Michael B. A. Oldstone

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 11.99

    The story of viruses and humanity is a story of fear and ignorance, of grief and heartbreak, and of great bravery and sacrifice. Michael Oldstone tells all these stories as he illuminates the history of the devastating diseases that have tormented humanity, focusing mostly on the most famous viruses. Oldstone begins with smallpox, polio, and measles.... more...

  • Michael Ryan's Writings on Medical Ethicsby Howard A. Brody

    Springer 2009; US$ 209.00

    Michael Ryan (d. 1840) remains one of the most mysterious figures in the history of medical ethics, despite the fact that he was the only British physician during the middle years of the 19th century to write about ethics in a systematic way. Michael Ryan's Writings on Medical Ethics offers both an annotated reprint of his key ethical writings,... more...

  • Geschichte der Berliner Universitäts-Frauenklinikenby Matthias David; Andreas D. Ebert

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    This book documents the history of the women's hospital of Berlin University. The focus is on the structures and the individuals whose work had an effect on gynecology throughout Germany and internationally. more...

  • Medicine Todayby Kate Kelly

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Many people take for granted that physicians know what they are doing, but every day scientists must make very difficult decisions. Just because scientists can harvest stem cells, doesn't mean that they should; and while one day nanotechnology might mean a little "nanobot" can be turned into a blood vessel to clean out the arteries, there... more...

  • Medicine-by-Postby Wayne Wild

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 84.00

    Medicine-by-Post is an interdisciplinary study that will engage readers both in the history of medicine and the eighteenth-century novel. The correspondence from the large private practices of James Jurin, George Cheyne, and William Cullen opens a unique window on the doctor–patient relationship in England and Scotland from this period. The letters,... more...

  • Health in the European Unionby P. Mladovsky

    World Health Organization 2010; US$ 50.00

    Good health is a fundamental resource for social and economic prosperity and Europe has seen improvements over the past few decades in both health status and living and working conditions. But this study investigates differences in health status within and between European countries and examines some of the challenges faced by those seeking a healthier... more...

  • White Coat Talesby Robert B. Taylor

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 29.99

    What health professionals should know about medical history Written by a distinguished leader in medical education and highly respected author of over 23 medical books Stories that put today's medical practice into perspective Insights into the history, language and culture of medicine more...

  • Medicine in Societyby Andrew Wear

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 52.00

    These essays synthesises many of the most significant findings of recent research from ancient Greece to the present day. more...

  • Patients and Practitionersby Roy Porter

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 52.00

    The essays in this volume provide an unusual historical perspective on the experience of illness. more...