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  • Die Wunderheiler der Weimarer Republikby Daniel Körner

    Centaurus Verlag & Media 2016; US$ 29.99

    Aussergewöhnliche Zeiten bringen aussergewöhnliche Erscheinungen hervor. Der Gesundheitsmarkt der Weimarer Republik war von dem Machtkampf zwischen wissenschaftlicher Medizin und Laienheilkunde geprägt. In diesem Kontext gelang es einzelnen medizinischen Laien in der Wahrnehmung ihrer Patienten und der Öffentlichkeit zu Wunderheilern aufzusteigen.... more...

  • 'Regimental Practice' by John Buchanan, M.D.by Paul Kopperman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In 1746, Dr John Buchanan, recently retired as a medical officer in the British Army, produced a manuscript entitled, 'Regimental Practice, or a Short History of Diseases common to His Majesties own Royal Regiment of Horse Guards when abroad (Commonly called the Blews).' Revised in several stages almost until the time of Buchanan's death in 1767, this... more...

  • Colonial caringby Helen Sweet; Sue Hawkins

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 104.99

    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...

  • Anatomical Dissection in Enlightenment England and Beyondby Piers Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Excavations of medical school and workhouse cemeteries undertaken in Britain in the last decade have unearthed fascinating new evidence for the way that bodies were dissected or autopsied in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This book brings together the latest discoveries by these biological anthropologists, alongside experts in the early history... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...