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  • Selling Scienceby Stephen E. Mawdsley

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 54.95

    In Selling Science , medical historian Stephen E. Mawdsley recounts the untold story of the first large clinical trial to control polio, using 55,000 healthy children. The value of the proposed experiment was questioned by many prominent health professionals, but as Mawdsley points out, compromise and coercion moved it forward. He shows that at a... more...

  • An Interventional Radiology Odysseyby Josef Rösch

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 89.99

    In this autobiography, Josef Rösch, aleading pioneer in interventional radiology from its inception to the present,documents his life and discusses important aspects of his work, focusingespecially on those procedures that he developed or improved and that were popularizedby his lectures and publications. In Prague, Dr. Rösch worked onsplenoportography... more...

  • Public Health: A Very Short Introductionby Virginia Berridge

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This Very Short Introduction outlines the nature of public health in our world today and places public health in its historical context from the earliest times, analysing in particular the changes in public health regulation through the nineteenth century and the twentieth and twenty first centuries. more...

  • Battling Melanomaby Claudia Cornwall

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99

    Melanoma is a deadly disease, and rates of diagnosis have been rising for the last 30 years. Here Claudia Cornwall details the quest to find a cure for her husband, and the information about melanoma treatment they discover along the way. more...

  • Impertinente ostéopathieby Yves Lepers

    Primento Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    Ce livre décrit l?ostéopathie moderne, la compare ŕ celle des origines et propose une réflexion sur la reconnaissance scientifique ŕ laquelle cette discipline aspire. La pratique de l?ostéopathie repose aujourd?hui sur des hypothčses biomécaniques ou neurophysiologiques susceptibles d?ętre vérifiées scientifiquement. Et pourtant, si une partie... more...

  • Vaccination : agression ou protection ?by Annick Guimezanes; Marion Mathieu

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Deux spécialistes se penchent sur les vaccins et leur impact sur notre santé. BCG, DTP, vaccins antigrippe, contre la coqueluche, l?hépatite B ou encore la rougeole? Chacun d?entre nous est amené, ŕ divers moments de sa vie, ŕ faire l?expérience de la vaccination, pour lui-męme ou pour ses proches. Pourtant, celle-ci ne va pas sans poser de nombreuses... more...

  • Global Anti-Vice Activism, 1890?1950by Jessica R. Pliley; Robert Kramm-Masaoka; Harald Fischer-Tiné

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00 US$ 78.72

    This book places vice and vice regulation in their global social and cultural contexts at the turn of the twentieth century. more...

  • Epidemien und Pandemien in historischer Perspektiveby Jörg Vögele; Stefanie Knöll; Thorsten Noack

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 54.99

    Im Zentrum dieses Sammelbandes stehen neue Forschungsergebnisse interdisziplinärer Autorinnen und Autoren aus sieben Ländern zum Thema Seuchen. Seuchen verbreiten zunächst Unsicherheiten, so dass historische Beispiele und Denkweisen herangezogen werden, um Gefahren zu erkennen und Gegenmaßnahmen zu treffen. Solche Traditionen lassen sich... more...

  • Fighting Fitby Laura Dawes

    Orion 2016; US$ 23.99

    At the beginning of the Second World War, medical experts predicted epidemics of physical and mental illness on the home front. Rationing would decimate the nation's health, they warned; drugs, blood and medical resources would be in short supply; air raid shelters and evacuation would spread diseases; and the psychological effects of bombing raids... more...

  • Nurses After Warby CNM RN PhD Mary Ellen Doherty; OCNS RN PhD Elizabeth Scannell-Desch

    Springer Publishing Company 2016; US$ 49.99

    Based on candid interviews with 35 nurses who were deployed for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this is the first book to reveal the stresses and moral dilemmas they experienced as they transitioned back into everyday life. The nurses share their difficulties with family separation, clinical reassignments, post-traumatic stress disorder, the perceived... more...