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  • 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...

  • 'Curing queers'by Tommy Dickinson

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.80

    Drawing on a rich array of source materials including previously unseen, fascinating (and often quite moving) oral histories, archival and news media sources, 'Curing queers' examines the plight of men who were institutionalised in British mental hospitals to receive 'treatment' for homosexuality and transvestism, and the perceptions and actions of... 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...

  • 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...

  • Popular Medicinesby Peter G Homan; Briony Hudson; Raymond C Rowe

    Pharmaceutical Press 2007; US$ 32.50

    Popular Medicines: An illustrated history contains fascinating histories of well-known medicines. Historical details of 21 popular branded medicines are provided, some of which date back to the earliest proprietary medicines in the sixteenth century. Each pictorial history includes biographical details of the inventor, the origins of the medicine and... more...