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  • Healthy Boundariesby James G. Hanley

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 125.00

    Argues that the legacies of Victorian public health in England and Wales were not just better health and cleaner cities, but also new ideas of property, liability, and community. more...

  • Vanished in Hiawathaby Carla Joinson

    UNP - Bison Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    Begun as a pork-barrel project by the federal government in the early 1900s, the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians quickly became a dumping ground for inconvenient Indians. The federal institution in Canton, South Dakota, deprived many Native patients of their freedom without genuine cause, often requiring only the signature of a reservation agent.... more...

  • Naturalism in the Philosophy of Healthby Élodie Giroux

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    Ina series of papers published in the 1970s, Christopher Boorse proposed anaturalist theory of health, mainly based on a value-free concept of?biological function?, a concept of ?reference class? and the notion of?statistical normality?. His theory has profoundly shaped the philosophicaldebates on the concepts of health and disease. It could even... more...

  • Nursing before Nightingale, 1815?1899by Carol Helmstadter; Judith Godden

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Nursing Before Nightingale is a study of the transformation of nursing in England from the beginning of the nineteenth century until the emergence of the Nightingale nurse as the standard model in the 1890s. From the nineteenth century on historians have considered Florence Nightingale, with her training school established at St. Thomas's Hospital... more...

  • In the Bonesetter's Waiting Roomby Aarathi Prasad

    Profile Books 2016; US$ 9.98

    India defies definition, and the story of medicine in India is similarly rich and complex: shaped by unique challenges and opportunities, uniting cutting-edge technological developments with ancient cultural traditions, fuelled by political changes which transformed the lives of millions and moulded by the energy of forceful individuals. Here, Aarathi... more...

  • Études sur le Paris d'autrefoisby Arthur Christian; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Un spirituel sceptique, Paul Lacroix, a prétendu que la superstition est la conséquence parasite, mais inévitable, de la religion, et que, dans certaines âmes faibles ou peu éclairées, elle devient plus puissante que la religion même. Sans souscrire à un paradoxe qui, présenté sous cette forme, ne soutient pas l'examen, on est obligé de... more...

  • The Geneby Siddhartha Mukherjee

    Scribner 2016; US$ 32.00 US$ 22.50

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies ?a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to ?read? and ?write? our own genetic information? Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft, brilliant, and... more...

  • The Mirror of Berylby Sangye Desi Gyatso; Gavin Kilty

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 59.95 US$ 41.99

    Composed while its author was the ruler of Tibet,  Mirror of Beryl  is a detailed account of the origins and history of medicine in Tibet through the end of the seventeenth century. Its author, Desi Sangye Gyatso (1653 - 1705), was the heart disciple and political successor of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama and the author of several highly regarded works... more...

  • John Armstrong's The Art of Preserving Healthby Adam Budd

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    John Armstrong's 2000-line poem The Art of Preserving Health was among the most popular works of eighteenth-century literature and medicine. It was among the first to popularize Scottish medical ideas concerning emotional and anatomical sensibility to British readers, doing so through the then-fashionable georgic style. Within three years of its publication... more...

  • The End of Memoryby Jay Ingram

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 19.73

    It has been called ?the plague of the 21st century? for its dramatic increase in numbers and the challenge it poses to health care. There are no effective treatments, merely a few drugs that promise only short-lived results. For centuries, those afflicted by Alzheimer's disease have been robbed of their memories and ability to think clearly; while... more...