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  • SickKidsby David Wright; Mary Jo Haddad; The Hospital for Sick Kids

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    David Wright?s SickKids: The History of the Hospital for Sick Children chronicles the remarkable history of SickKids, including its triumphs and tragedies, its discoveries and dead-ends. more...

  • Nursing with a Messageby Patricia D'Antonio

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 26.95

    Nursing with a Message transports readers to New York City in the 1920s and 1930s, charting the rise and fall of two community health centers.  Patricia D?Antonio examines the day-to-day operations of these clinics, as well as the community outreach work done by nurses who visited schools, churches, and homes. Assessing both the successes and failures... more...

  • Crown Street Women's Hospitalby Judith Godden

    Allen & Unwin 2017; US$ 25.45

    The history of Sydney's pioneering maternity hospital is also a history of medical care for women in Australia, from the days of untrained midwives to alternative birthing units. more...

  • OCR GCSE History SHP: The Elizabethans, 1580-1603by Michael Riley; Jamie Byrom

    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...

  • Spuren der Avantgarde: Theatrum alchemicumby Helmar Schramm (?); Michael Lorber; Jan Lazardzig

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 159.32

    Examining the recourse to alchemical experimental practices by the early 20th century avant-garde movement in Europe opens up a surprising perspective on the relationship between art and science in the early modern and modern eras. This volume explores the Theatrum alchemicum as a natural philosophical labyrinth, a hybrid melting pot of... more...

  • NeuroTribesby Steve Silberman; Oliver Sacks

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 9.99

    Winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize A Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Foreword by Oliver Sacks What is autism: a devastating developmental condition, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth,... more...

  • Indirect Actionby Lisa Diedrich

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    The experience of illness (both mental and physical) figures prominently in the critical thought and activism of the 1960s and 1970s, though it is largely overshadowed by practices of sexuality. Lisa Diedrich explores how and why illness was indeed so significant to the social, political, and institutional transformation beginning in the 1960s through... more...

  • Henri de Rothschild, 1872?1947by Harry W. Paul

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Dr Henri de Rothschild was a fifth generation Rothschild and perhaps the most famous of the Paris Rothschilds of the fin-de-siècle period. A 'sleeping partner' of the bank and the non-drinking owner of Mouton-Rothschild, Henri spent much of his life building medical institutions and promoting scientific medicine, including the promotion of Ehrlich's... more...

  • Negotiating the French Pox in Early Modern Germanyby Claudia Stein

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the identity of the 'French disease' (alias the 'French pox' or 'Morbus Gallicus') in the German Imperial city of Augsburg between 1495 and 1630. Rejecting the imposition of modern conceptions of disease upon the past, it reveals how early modern medical theory facilitated enormous flexibility in defining disease, and how disease... more...