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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Color Textbook of Histologyby Leslie P. Gartner; James L. Hiatt

    Elsevier Health Sciences 2006; US$ 84.95

    Concise, current, and richly illustrated, this one-of-a-kind text encompasses cellular and molecular biological concepts as well as classical morphology to present histology from a functional perspective. A wealth of superb illustrations - including light and electron micrographs as well as schematic diagrams and three-dimensional drawings - make... more...

  • The Surgions Mateby John Woodall; Irmgard Müller

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 206.85

    This book reproduces and comments John Woodall?s handbook which was used as standard text for medical treatment at sea in the seventeenth century and was the first instruction for medical service aboard on the whole. In 1612 the East India Company, founded in London 1600 and invested with special royal privileges and authority, appointed John Woodall... more...