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  • 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...

  • Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empireby John Slater; Maríaluz López-Terrada; José Pardo-Tomás

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 114.95

    Early modern Spain was a global empire in which a startling variety of medical cultures came into contact, and occasionally conflict, with one another. Spanish soldiers, ambassadors, missionaries, sailors, and emigrants of all sorts carried with them to the farthest reaches of the monarchy their own ideas about sickness and health. These ideas were,... more...

  • Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval Westby Anne Van Arsdall; Timothy Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West brings together eleven papers by leading scholars in ancient and medieval medicine and pharmacy. Fittingly, the volume honors Professor John M. Riddle, one of today's most respected medieval historians, whose career has been devoted to decoding the complexities of early medicine... more...

  • Medicine, Government and Public Health in Philip II's Spainby Michele L. Clouse

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Bridging the gap between histories of medicine and political/institutional histories of the early modern crown, this book explores the relationship between one of the most highly bureaucratic regimes in early modern Europe, Spain, and crown interest in and regulation of medical practices. Complementing recent histories that have emphasized the interdependent... more...

  • Plague Hospitalsby Jane L. Stevens Crawshaw

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Developed throughout early modern Europe, lazaretti, or plague hospitals, took on a central role in early modern responses to epidemic disease, in particular the prevention and treatment of plague. The lazaretti served as isolation hospitals, quarantine centres, convalescent homes, cemeteries, and depots for the disinfection or destruction of infected... more...

  • The Midwifeby Susan Cohen

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    The midwife: medical professional, friend in a woman's hour of greatest need, potent social and cultural symbol. Though the role of midwife has existed since time immemorial, it is only since the Victorian era that it has been a recognised and regulated profession. This book, from social history expert Susan Cohen, looks at midwifery in Britain from... more...

  • The World's Emergency Roomby Michael VanRooyen

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    Twenty years ago, the most common cause of death for medical humanitarians and other aid workers was traffic accidents; today, it is violent attacks. And the death of each doctor, nurse, paramedic, midwife, and vaccinator is multiplied untold times in the vulnerable populations deprived of their care. In a 2005 report, the ICRC found that for... more...

  • White Coat Talesby Robert B. Taylor

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 39.99

    This new edition of  White Coat Tales  presents intriguing stories that give historical context to what we do in medicine today?the body?s ?holy bone? and how it got its name, a surprising reason why gout seemed to be so prevalent several centuries ago, and the therapeutic misadventure that shortened the life of Eleanor Roosevelt.  In... more...

  • Anatomical Dissection in Enlightenment England and Beyondby Piers Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Excavations of medical school and workhouse cemeteries undertaken in Britain in the last decade have unearthed fascinating new evidence for the way that bodies were dissected or autopsied in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This book brings together the latest discoveries by these biological anthropologists, alongside experts in the early history... more...

  • Health and Disease in Byzantine Crete (7th?12th centuries AD)by Chryssi Bourbou

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Daily life and living conditions in the Byzantine world are relatively underexplored subjects, often neglected in comparison with more visible aspects of Byzantine culture, such as works of art. The book is among the few publications on Greek Byzantine populations and helps pioneer a new approach to the subject, opening a window on health status and... more...