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

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 74.99 US$ 64.49

    This book covers the history of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), the international society for the clinical neurosciences, from its founding in Brussels in 1957 to the present day. more...

  • Suffering in the Land of Sunshineby Emily K. 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$ 24.95

    Emily K. Abel shows how the association of the disease with ?tramps? during the 1880s and 1890s and Dust Bowl refugees during the 1930s provoked exclusionary measures against both groups. In addition, public health officials sought not only to restrict the entry of Mexicans (the majority of immigrants) during the 1920s but also to expel them during... 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$ 26.00

    ?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$ 11.24

    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...

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

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 169.99 US$ 146.19

    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...

  • Healing with waterby Jane M. Adams

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 109.99 US$ 94.59

    Healing with water provides a medical and social history of English spas and hydropathic centres from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. It argues that demand for healing rather than leisure drove the growth of a number of inland resorts which became renowned for expertise and treatment facilities. These aspects were actively marketed... more...

  • Cholera in Detroitby Richard Adler

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    During the mid- to late 19th century, Detroit and the American Midwest were the sites of five major cholera epidemics. The first of these, the 1832 outbreak, was of particular significance--an unexpected consequence of the Black Hawk War. In order to suppress the Native American uprising then taking place in regions around present-day Illinois, General... more...

  • The Human Radiation Experimentsby Final Report of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    This book describes in fascinating detail the variety of experiments sponsored by the U.S. government in which human subjects were exposed to radiation, often without their knowledge or consent. Based on a review of hundreds of thousands of heretofore unavailable or classified documents, this Report tells a gripping story of the intricate relationship... more...