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- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 13.60
After their successful books What Killed Jane Austen? and How Isaac Newton Lost his Marbles, Dr Leavesley and Dr Biro turn their attention once again to a new collection of medical mysteries and marvels. Written with Leavesley and Biro's clinical flair and knack for diagnosing the truth, Flies in the Ointment: Medical Quacks, Quirks and Oddities reveals... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 13.60
After their successful book speculating on What Killed Jane Austen, Dr Jim Leavesley and Dr George Biro turn their attention to How Isaac Newton Lost His Marbles and more medical mysteries. The life and death of this hypochondriac scientist is just one of over 50 intriguing stories of famous patients, doctors, medical experiments, disasters and triumphs.... more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 45.00
Even the most powerful men in the world are human?they get sick, take dubious drugs, drink too much, contemplate suicide, fret about ailing parents, and bury people they love. Young Richard Nixon watched two brothers die of tuberculosis, even while doctors monitored a suspicious shadow on his own lungs. John Kennedy received last rites four times as... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 45.95
In American Catholic Hospitals, Barbra Mann Wall chronicles changes in Catholic hospitals during the twentieth century. Wall explores the Church's struggle to safeguard its religious values. As hospital leaders reacted to increased political, economic, and societal secularization, they extended their religious principles in the areas of universal... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 28.95
Since the 1950s, the American pharmaceutical industry has been heavily criticized for its profit levels, the high cost of prescription drugs, drug safety problems, and more, yet it has, together with the medical profession, staunchly and successfully opposed regulation. Pills, Power, and Policy offers a lucid history of how the American drug industry... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 13.11
A doctor removes the normal, healthy side of a patient's brain instead of the malignant tumor. A man whose leg is scheduled for amputation wakes up to find his healthy leg removed. These recent examples are part of a history of medical disasters and embarrassments as old as the profession itself. In A Brief History of Bad Medicine, Robert... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 39.95
In 1886, Newark City Hospital opened a training school for nurses in New Jersey. With the dawn of a new century women began to demand rights that had been denied them, and nurses too demanded changes in health care and higher education. For the first time, On Duty offers a highly readable account of the struggle for professional autonomy by New... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2005; US$ 19.99
Scurvy took a terrible toll in the Age of Sail, killing more sailors than were lost in all sea battles combined. The threat of the disease kept ships close to home and doomed those vessels that ventured too far from port. The willful ignorance of the royal medical elite, who endorsed ludicrous medical theories based on speculative research while ignoring... more...
Die Testimonien zur šltesten knidischen Lehre und Analysen knidischer Schriften im Corpus HippocraticumDe Gruyter 1975; US$ 238.00
Knidische Medizin: Die Testimonien Zur šltesten Knidischen Lehre Und Analysen Knidischer Schriften Im Corpus Hippocraticum, Tl 1: Teil 1 more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
Larry Dossey forever changed our understanding of the healing process with his phenomenal New York Times bestseller, Healing Words. Now the man considered on of the pioneers of mind/body medicine provides the scientific and medical proof that the spiritual dimension works in therapeutic treatment, exploding the boundaries of the healing arts with... more...