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  • Die Testimonien zur ältesten knidischen Lehre und Analysen knidischer Schriften im Corpus Hippocraticumby

    De Gruyter 1975; US$ 238.00

    Knidische Medizin: Die Testimonien Zur ältesten Knidischen Lehre Und Analysen Knidischer Schriften Im Corpus Hippocraticum, Tl 1: Teil 1 more...

  • The History of the World Federation of Neurologyby Johan A. Aarli

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 74.99

    Since its founding in 1957, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) has been deeply integrated in the development of international collaboration in the field of neurology, and has played a key part in asserting with dissemination of information and the need to learn from each other, independent of political systems, but with a basis in the development... more...

  • Suffering in the Land of Sunshineby Emily Abel

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    The history of medicine is much more than the story of doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Seeking to understand the patient's perspective, historians scour the archives, searching for rare personal accounts. Bringing together a trove of more than 400 family letters by Charles Dwight Willard, Suffering in the Land of Sunshine provides a unique window... more...

  • Tuberculosis and the Politics of Exclusionby Emily K. Abel

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    Though notorious for its polluted air today, the city of Los Angeles once touted itself as a health resort. After the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in 1876, publicists launched a campaign to portray the city as the promised land, circulating countless stories of miraculous cures for the sick and debilitated. As more and more migrants poured... more...

  • Plagues in World Historyby John Aberth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 33.99

    Plagues in World History provides a concise, comparative world history of catastrophic infectious diseases, including plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, and AIDS. John Aberth considers not only their varied impact but also the many ways in which people have been able to influence diseases simply through their cultural attitudes.... more...

  • Revolutionary Medicineby Jeanne E. Abrams

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 69.00

    Before the advent of modern antibiotics, one’s life could be abruptly shattered by contagion and death, and debility from infectious diseases and epidemics was commonplace for early Americans, regardless of social status. Concerns over health affected the founding fathers and their families as it did slaves, merchants, immigrants, and everyone... more...

  • Overdosed Americaby John Abramson

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    Using the examples of Vioxx, Celebrex, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and anti-depressants, Overdosed America shows that at the heart of the current crisis in American medicine lies the commercialization of medical knowledge itself. Drawing on his background in statistics, epidemiology, and health policy, John Abramson, M.D., reveals the ways... more...

  • Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egyptby Hibba Abugideiri

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt investigates the use of medicine as a 'tool of Empire' to serve the state building processes in Egypt by the British colonial administration, which effectively transformed Egyptian medical practice and medical knowledge in ways that were decidedly gendered. The book shows how the introduction... more...

  • Ärzte in der Antikeby Heike Achner

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2010; US$ 25.89

    Anatomiestudien, Gehirnchirurgie, Frauenheilkunde, ganzheitliche Behandlung: In der griechisch-römischen Antike war die Medizin hoch entwickelt. Dieser abwechslungsreich bebilderte Band stellt die bedeutendsten Ärzte des Altertums vor - von den frühgriechischen Wanderärzten bis zu den hoch spezialisierten Fachleuten in Rom nach der Zeitenwende. Interessante... more...

  • Advancing with the Armyby Marcus Ackroyd; Laurence Brockliss; Michael Moss; Kate Retford; John Stevenson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 149.99

    A detailed biographical study of the members of the army medical service during the Revolution and Napoleonic wars that charts their background and life both in and outside the army. It demonstrates how a group of medical practitioners from relatively humble backgrounds could use social contacts and experience forged in the army to become an established... more...