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  • Bodies in Fluxby Christa Teston

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    Doctors, scientists, and patients have long grappled with the dubious nature of ?certainty? in medical practice. To help navigate the chaos caused by ongoing bodily change we rely on scientific reductions and deductions. We take what we know now and make best guesses about what will be. But bodies in flux always outpace the human gaze. Particularly... more...

  • The Mesmeristby Wendy Moore

    Orion 2017; US$ 23.99

    Medicine, in the early 1800s, was a brutal business. Operations were performed without anaesthesia while conventional treatment relied on leeches, cupping and toxic potions. The most surgeons could offer by way of pain relief was a large swig of brandy. Onto this scene came John Elliotson, the dazzling new hope of the medical world. Charismatic... more...

  • Historia de la enfermeríaby María Luisa Martínez Martín; Elena Chamorro Rebollo

    Elsevier Health Sciences 2017; US$ 33.04

    Esta tercera edición sigue el camino que relaciona los cuidados y los métodos, así como las instituciones donde se llevaban a cabo, con la consideraciónpor la salud y la enfermedad que caracteriza cada momento de la hisotira, y respetando las etapas que definió Collière para clasificar la evolución de los cuidados: doméstica, vocacional, técnica... more...

  • OCR GCSE History SHP: Britain in Peace and War 1900-1918by Christopher Culpin

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 15.99

    An OCR endorsed textbook Let SHP successfully steer you through the new specification with an exciting, enquiry-based series that invigorates teaching and learning; combining best practice principles and worthwhile tasks to develop students' high-level historical knowledge and skills. - Tackle unfamiliar topics from the broadened curriculum... more...

  • A history of the case studyby Birgit Lang; Joy Damousi; Alison Lewis

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 110.00

    The case study is a modern genre that has not yet outgrown its original purpose. This collection tells the story of the genre as inseparable from the foundation of sexology and psychoanalysis, and integral to the history of European literature. more...

  • Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry IVby Kenneth S. Kendler; Josef Parnas

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 77.99

    The revisions of both DSM-IV and ICD-10 have again focused the interest of the field of psychiatry and clinical psychology on the questions of nosology. This book reviews issues within psychiatric nosology from clinical, historical and particularly philosophical perspectives. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of distinguished authors. more...

  • The Enlightened Mr. Parkinsonby Cherry Lewis

    Icon Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.99

    The first-ever biography of the man behind the disease - and a pioneer of medical science more...

  • Life on Iceby Joanna Radin

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    After the atomic bombing at the end of World War II, anxieties about survival in the nuclear age led scientists to begin stockpiling and freezing hundreds of thousands of blood samples from indigenous communities around the world. These samples were believed to embody potentially invaluable biological information about genetic ancestry, evolution,... more...

  • The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanityby Roy Porter

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 20.47

    This edition does not include illustrations. A definitive study of the history of medicine, from the earliest humans to the present day. more...

  • From an Association to a Royal Collegeby Alan Craft; Keith Dodd

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 86.88

    This book describes the history of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) covering the period from 1988 to 2014, which includes the transition from the British Paediatric Association (BPA) to the formation of the now established RCPCH. The book contains a collection of viewpoints from paediatricians who held officer posts with the... more...