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  • Air Instrument Surgeryby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 99.00

    The use of the compressed air-driven turbine for the activation of surgical burs and saws as developed by Dr. Robert M. Hall has been a boon for the plastic, max­ illofacial, and oral surgeon. The development of air instrument surgery coincided with the opening of new vistas in surgery in the area of craniofacial surgery. Cranio­ facial osteotomies... more...

  • Medical Wisdom and Doctoringby

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 39.99

    Applicable to physicians in all specialties and career stages Contains both clinical information and anecdotal advice An excellent resource for young physicians and students more...

  • Vitalism and the Scientific Image in Post-Enlightenment Life Science, 1800-2010by

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 179.00

    First comprehensive overview of Vitalism: an idea with ever increasing relevance to modern biological theory Comprehensive overview of multi- and trans- disciplinary approaches Combination of historical and contemporary analysis more...

  • Victor McKusick and the History of Medical Geneticsby

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 189.00

    Associated with Dr. Victor A. McKusick who is well-known as the father of medical genetics Offers comprehensive and authoritative reviews in medical genetics Has potential use as a text at several levels, and appeals to all medical researchers and medical students more...

  • Human Subjects Research after the Holocaustby

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 139.00

    Presents relatively unknown aspects of human subjects research during the Third Reich Reveals surprising relationships between German and American human subjects research Dispels myths about Nazi human subjects research Compels introspection and self-examination by today's medical and research practitioners Addresses contemporary bioethical... 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...