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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • 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 2010; US$ 29.99

    Features various chapters that present the many tales of legendary medical innovators, diseases that changed history, insightful clinical sayings, famous persons and their illnesses, and epic blunders made by physicians and scientists. This book highlights what health professionals should know about the career path they have chosen. 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...

  • Evidence and Interpretation in Studies on Early Science and Medicineby Edith Sylla; William R. Newman

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Containing sixteen essays and a substantial introduction by noted historians of premodern science, this book provides a fresh look at divergent yet complementary traditions of interpreting the natural world, ranging from Greek mechanics to early modern Chinese theories of dragons. more...

  • Quality and Quantityby William H. Schneider

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 72.00

    This book, first published in 2001, is an account of eugenicists' efforts to improve the inherited biological quality of the French population. more...

  • Science and Empireby Paul F. Cranefield

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 56.00

    The story of East Coast fever, a lethal disease of cattle, and its scientific study. 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...