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History

  • 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$ 28.99

    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$ 21.25

    ·          ?A 'must-read' for anyone interested in the birth of America.? ? Howard Markel, author of An Anatomy of Addiction ·          ?Reminds us that debates over health care are nothing new in America.? ? Jonathan D. Sarna, author of When General Grant Expelled the Jews ?Lucid, accessible prose.? ? Alan M. Kraut, author of Goldberger?s... more...

  • Overdosed Americaby John Abramson

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 8.99

    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 Professor Hibba Abugideiri; Professor Philippa Levine; Professor John Marriott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    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 process in Egypt by the British colonial administration. It argues that the colonial state effectively transformed Egyptian medical practice and medical knowledge in ways that were decidedly gendered. On the... more...

  • Ärzte in der Antikeby Heike Achner

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2012; US$ 68.68

    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$ 169.99

    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...

  • Psychopathologie und »Rasse«by Andrea Adams

    transcript 2014; US$ 37.84

    Gibt es einen Zusammenhang zwischen »Rasse« und psychischen Leiden? Diese Frage beschäftigte deutschsprachige Psychiater und andere Ärzte im späten 19. und beginnenden 20. Jahrhundert. Andrea Adams rekonstruiert diese wissenschaftliche Auseinandersetzung, analysiert die Vielfalt an Positionen und Themen sowie die Aushandlungs- und Stabilisierungsprozesse,... more...