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  • Reasoning against Madnessby Manuella Meyer

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    Examines the emergence of Brazilian psychiatry during a period of national regeneration, demonstrating how socio-political negotiations can shape psychiatric professionalization more...

  • Catching Breathby Kathryn Lougheed

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    Tuberculosis is an ancient disease, but it's not a disease of history. With more than a million victims every year – more than any other disease, including malaria – and antibiotic resistance now found in every country worldwide, tuberculosis is once again proving itself to be one of the smartest killers humanity has ever faced. But it's hardly... more...

  • Collecting the Worldby James Delbourgo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 35.24

    Hans Sloane was a young doctor from Northern Ireland who made his way in London and eventually become physician to the king and much of London society. In his youth he made a defining visit to Jamaica, where he began collecting 'curiosities' of all kinds. He eventually became the centre of a worldwide network which allowed him to assemble the collections... more...

  • The Matter of the Heartby Thomas Morris

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    ‘Thrilling… The “dizzying” story of heart surgery is every bit as important as that of the nuclear, computer or rocket ages. And now it has been given the history it deserves’ Sunday Times For thousands of years the human heart remained the deepest of mysteries; both home to the soul and an organ too complex to touch, let alone operate on. ... more...

  • Malleable Anatomiesby Lucia Dacome

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 97.99

    An account of the practice of anatomical modelling in mid-eighteenth-century Italy, showing how anatomical models became an authoritative source of medical knowledge, but also informed social, cultural, and political developments at the crossroads of medical learning, religious ritual, antiquarian and artistic cultures, and Grand Tour spectacle. more...

  • Pale Riderby Laura Spinney

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    'Magisterial' Observer 'Riveting' Sunday Times With a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 1918–1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the twentieth century, but possibly in all of recorded history. And yet, in our popular conception it exists largely as a footnote to World War... more...

  • The Social Transformation of American Medicineby Paul Starr

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 34.00

    Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize in American History, this is a landmark history of how the entire American health care system of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs has evolved over the last two centuries. "The definitive social history of the medical profession in America....A monumental achievement."H.... more...

  • A Heavy Reckoningby Emily Mayhew; Kirty Topiwala

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 17.31

    What happens when you reach the threshold of life and death - and come back? As long as humans have lived together on the planet, there have been wars, and injured soldiers and civilians. But today, as we engage in wars across the globe with increasingly sophisticated technology, we are able to bring people back from ever closer encounters with... more...

  • Wissenstransfer und Popularkultur in der Frühaufklärungby Jürgen Strein

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 112.00

    In historical and cultural studies, the Early Modern Age has developed a profile of its own. The book series Frühe Neuzeit (Early Modern Age) publishes editions, monographs and collected volumes advancing fundamental research in the field. It does not seek to produce wide-ranging overviews, premature syntheses or pretentious constructions... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secretsby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Patient H.M. tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Luke Dittrich’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of Patient H.M. : A Story... more...