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  • A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiositiesby J.C. McKeown

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.69

    A light-hearted portrait of the origins of modern medicine in the ancient world more...

  • How to Survive a Plagueby David France

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 16.48

    How to Survive a Plague by David France is the riveting, powerful and profoundly moving story of the AIDS epidemic and the grass-roots movement of activists, many of them facing their own life-or-death struggles, who grabbed the reins of scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease.... more...

  • From Anesthesia to X-Rays: Innovations and Discoveries That Changed Medicine Foreverby Christiane Fabbri

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 58.00

    Medical innovation is an extremely important topic?and one to which relatively little study has been devoted. This volume is designed to introduce readers to the history and development of key advances in the science and practice of medicine. It explores issues in medical history and provides perspective on contemporary scientific research and innovation.... more...

  • Therapeutic Revolutionsby Jeremy A. Greene; Flurin Condrau; Elizabeth Siegel Watkins

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    When asked to compare the practice of medicine today to that of a hundred years ago, most people will respond with a story of therapeutic revolution: Back then we had few effective remedies, but now we have more (and more powerful) tools to fight disease, from antibiotics to psychotropics to steroids to anticancer agents. This collection challenges... more...

  • Scurvyby Jonathan Lamb

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 30.10

    Scurvy, a disease often associated with long stretches of maritime travel, generated sensations exceeding the standard of what was normal. Eyes dazzled, skin was morbidly sensitive, emotions veered between disgust and delight. In this book, Jonathan Lamb presents an intellectual history of scurvy unlike any other, probing the speechless encounter... more...

  • HIV and AIDS: A Very Short Introductionby Alan Whiteside

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 7.19

    HIV/ AIDS continues to be a major public health issue, affecting millions of sufferers worldwide. This Very Short Introduction explains the science, the international and local politics, the demographics, and the devastating consequences of the disease, and addresses some of the big issues that will concern us over the next decade. more...

  • Psychological Trauma and the Legacies of the First World Warby Jason Crouthamel; Peter Leese

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 91.98

    This transnational, interdisciplinary study of traumatic neurosis moves beyond the existing histories of medical theory, welfare, and symptomatology. The essays explore the personal traumas of soldiers and civilians in the wake of the First World War; they also discuss how memory and representations of trauma are transmitted between patients, doctors... more...

  • The Age of Stressby Mark Jackson

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 34.99 US$ 31.49

    An exploration of the history of scientific studies of stress in the modern world. Reveals how the science that legitimates and fuels current anxieties about stress has been shaped by a wide range of socio-political and cultural, as well as biological, factors: stress is both a condition and a metaphor. more...

  • Bellevueby David Oshinsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00

    From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime victims, vicious psychopaths, assorted derelicts, lunatics,... more...

  • Cancer Drug Discoveryby Kyu-Won Kim; Jae Kyung Roh; Hee-Jun Wee; Chan Kim

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 158.59

    The reader will discover a comprehensive and multifaceted overview of the history of the development of anticancer drugs deeply influenced by the cell concept of cancer and future directions for the development of new anticancer drugs. First, this book documents the scientific progress in biological science over the last 70 years and the influence... more...