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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...

  • Colonial caringby Helen Sweet; Sue Hawkins

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    From the height of colonialism in the mid nineteenth century, through to the aftermath of the Second World War, nurses have been at the heart of colonial projects. They were ideally placed to insinuate the 'improving' culture of their employers into the local communities they served, and travelled in droves to far flung parts of the globe to serve... more...

  • Medicine, Government and Public Health in Philip II's Spainby Michele L. Clouse

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Bridging the gap between histories of medicine and political/institutional histories of the early modern crown, this book explores the relationship between one of the most highly bureaucratic regimes in early modern Europe, Spain, and crown interest in and regulation of medical practices. Complementing recent histories that have emphasized the interdependent... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Briefnetz Leopoldinaby Marion Mücke; Thomas Schnalke

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    On the one hand this book presents unique source material about the history of the Academy Leopoldina and on the other it serves to extend our knowledge in the fields of medicine and history of science. The reader is given an insight into the way the sciences at the time were organized and the book poses the question whether scientific communication... more...

  • Der zweite Blickby Beate Kunst; Thomas Schnalke; Gottfried Bogusch

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 105.00

    Wax anatomical models, pathological specimens, obstetrical instruments, art objects, manuscripts: Since 2002 scientists and curators of the collection of the Medical History Museum of the Charité in Berlin have presented special objects. 15 contributions have been selected to serve as examples in this book. more...