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  • Acupuncture and Chinese Medicineby Charles Buck

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 68.00

    Drawing on his extensive experience and study in the field, Charles Buck presents an authoritative and accessible account of the history of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. The book provides an accurate overview, focussing on the key developments that are of most practical relevance to clinicians of today. more...

  • Aphrodisiacs, Fertility and Medicine in Early Modern Englandby Jennifer Evans

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    An investigation into aphrodisiacs challenges pre-conceived ideas about sexuality during this period. more...

  • Jewish Medical Resistance in the Holocaustby Michael A. Grodin M.D.

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 110.00

    Faced with infectious diseases, starvation, lack of medicines, lack of clean water, and safe sewage, Jewish physicians practiced medicine under severe conditions in the ghettos and concentration camps of the Holocaust. Despite the odds against them, physicians managed to supply public health education, enforce hygiene protocols, inspect buildings... more...

  • Spike Island: The Memory of a Military Hospitalby Philip Hoare

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    This ebook contains a limited number of illustrations. The story of Netley in Southampton ? its hospital, its people and the secret history of the 20th-century. Now with a new afterword uncovering astonishing evidence of Netley's links with Porton Down & experiments with LSD in the 1950s. more...

  • Spike Island: The Memory of a Military Hospitalby Philip Hoare

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    This ebook contains a limited number of illustrations. The story of Netley in Southampton ? its hospital, its people and the secret history of the 20th-century. Now with a new afterword uncovering astonishing evidence of Netley's links with Porton Down & experiments with LSD in the 1950s. more...

  • Soul Made Fleshby Carl Zimmer

    Atria Books 2014; US$ 15.00

    In this unprecedented history of a scientific revolution, award-winning author and journalist Carl Zimmer tells the definitive story of the dawn of the age of the brain and modern consciousness. Told here for the first time, the dramatic tale of how the secrets of the brain were discovered in seventeenth-century England unfolds against a turbulent... more...

  • Medical Transitions in Twentieth-Century Chinaby Mary Brown Bullock; Bridie Andrews

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    This volume examines important aspects of China's century-long search to provide appropriate and effective health care for its people. Four subjects?disease and healing, encounters and accommodations, institutions and professions, and people's health?organize discussions across case studies of schistosomiasis, tuberculosis, mental health, and tobacco... more...

  • Confronting Contagionby Melvin Santer

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Throughout history, mankind's working theories regarding the cause of infectious disease have shifted drastically, as cultures developed their philosophic, religious, and scientific beliefs. Plagues that were originally attributed to the wrath of the god Apollo were later described by Thucydides as having nothing to do with the gods, though the... more...

  • Let Me Healby Kenneth M. Ludmerer

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    In Let Me Heal, prize-winning author Kenneth M.Ludmerer provides the first-ever account of the residency system for training doctors in the United States and by tracing its evolution, explores how the residency system is of fundamental importance to the health of the nation. In the making of a doctor, the residency system represents the dominant formative... more...

  • Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500?1800by Sara Scalenghe

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book is the first on the history of both physical and mental disabilities in the Middle East and North Africa during Ottoman rule. more...