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  • Biobanking in the Era of the Stem Cellby Ron Hart; Jennifer Moore

    Biota Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    The study of mental health disorders and the genetics behind these disorders can be greatly enhanced by the use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). Since many mental health disorders develop after puberty, the only way in which to study the genetic mechanism of these diseases previously was through cellular surrogates, such as blood or cultured... more...

  • Bloodby Douglas Starr

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 28.50

    Essence and emblem of life--feared, revered, mythologized, and used in magic and medicine from earliest times--human blood is now the center of a huge, secretive, and often dangerous worldwide commerce. It is a commerce whose impact upon humanity rivals that of any other business--millions of lives have been saved by blood and its various derivatives,... more...

  • The Body, Subject & Subjectedby Debra D. Andrist

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 54.99

    Hominids have always been obsessed with representing their own bodies. The first ?selfies? were prehistoric negative hand images and human stick figures, followed by stone and ceramic representations of the human figure. Thousands of years later, moving via historic art and literature to contemporary social media, the contemporary term ?selfie? was... more...

  • Borelli's On the Movement of Animals - On the Force of Percussionby Giovanni Alfonso Borelli; Paul Maquet

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 159.00

    This volume provides an introduction to Borelli?s theory on the movement of animals and demonstrates the nature of the energy of percussion, its causes, properties and effects. Building on and moving away from the theory of mechanics as formulated by Aristotle and Galileo and countering objections expressed by Stephani degli Angeli among others, Borelli... more...

  • Borelli's On the Movement of Animals - On the Natural Motions Resulting from Gravityby Giovanni Alfonso Borelli; Paul Maquet

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 159.00

    This volume provides an introduction to Borelli?s theory on the movement of animals and describes his theory and scientific experiments relating to the natural movements of bodies in a fluid environment. It describes in great detail why and how bodies which present with different magnitudes, weights and shapes move at a greater or a smaller velocity... more...

  • The Business of Private Medical Practiceby James A. Schafer

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    Health care is more expensive in the United States than in other wealthy nations, and access varies significantly across space and social classes. In this case study, James A. Schafer Jr. uses the city of Philadelphia in the early twentieth-century to show that these problems reflect the informal organization of health care in a free market system... more...

  • Charitable Knowledgeby Susan C. Lawrence

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 72.00

    Charitable Knowledge explores the formation of the teaching hospital in eighteenth-century London. more...

  • Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquardby Louis-Cyril Celestin

    Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 139.00

    In a penetrating new biography of the Mauritian-born neurologist whose discoveries changed the scientific landscape, the author unravels the torment suffered by a genius driven by the unceasing conflict between his personal and professional identities. more...

  • A Classified Bibliography of the History of Dutch Medicine 1900?1974by G.A. Lindeboom; A.A.G. Ham

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 129.00

    I. In some periods of the past Netherlands medicine has played a major role in the evolution of European medicine; today its history still enjoys much in­ terest even at the other side of the Ocean. In this bibliography it has been my endeavour to compile references for all that has been written on the history of Dutch medicine in our country and elsewhere... more...

  • The Clock and the Mirrorby Nancy G. Siraisi

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 60.50

    Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576), renowned as a mathematician, encyclopedist, astrologer, and autobiographer, was by profession a medical practitioner. His copious writings on medicine reflect both the complexity and diversity of the Renaissance medical world and the breadth of his own interests. In this book, Nancy Siraisi draws on selected themes in... more...