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  • Soul Made Fleshby Carl Zimmer

    Atria Books 2014; US$ 15.00

    In this unprecedented history of a scientific revolution, award-winning author and journalist Carl Zimmer tells the definitive story of the dawn of the age of the brain and modern consciousness. Told here for the first time, the dramatic tale of how the secrets of the brain were discovered in seventeenth-century England unfolds against a turbulent... more...

  • Confronting Contagionby Melvin Santer

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Throughout history, mankind's working theories regarding the cause of infectious disease have shifted drastically, as cultures developed their philosophic, religious, and scientific beliefs. Plagues that were originally attributed to the wrath of the god Apollo were later described by Thucydides as having nothing to do with the gods, though the... more...

  • Bodysnatchers to Livesaversby Tara Womersley; Dorothy Crawford

    Luath Press Ltd 2014;

    This book provides an illustrated history of medicine in Edinburgh in an accessible style for the general reader. Centered on the 280 year history of Edinburgh Medical School, the book showcases famous Edinburgh medical alumni through the ages including Robert Knox and others like Charles Darwin and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who studied medicine in Edinburgh... more...

  • Let Me Healby Kenneth M. Ludmerer

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    In Let Me Heal, prize-winning author Kenneth M.Ludmerer provides the first-ever account of the residency system for training doctors in the United States and by tracing its evolution, explores how the residency system is of fundamental importance to the health of the nation. In the making of a doctor, the residency system represents the dominant formative... more...

  • Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500?1800by Sara Scalenghe

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book is the first on the history of both physical and mental disabilities in the Middle East and North Africa during Ottoman rule. more...

  • Dr. Mary's Monkeyby Edward T. Haslam; Jim Marrs

    Trine Day 2014; US$ 14.95

    The 1964 murder of a nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical professionals enmeshed in covert government operations over the course of three decades. Following a trail of police records, FBI files, cancer statistics, and medical journals, this revealing book presents evidence of a web of medical secret-keeping... more...

  • Family Practice Storiesby Richard Feldman; Richard Feldman

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    An initiative of the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians and the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Family Practice Stories is a collection of tales told by, and about, Hoosier family doctors practicing in the middle of the twentieth century. The stories celebrate that time in America considered to be the golden age of generalism in... more...

  • To See with a Better Eyeby Jacalyn Duffin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 75.50

    René Théophile Hyacinthe Laennec (1781-1826) is best known for his invention of the stethoscope, one of medicine's most powerful symbols. Histories, novels, and films have cloaked his life in hagiography and legend. Jacalyn Duffin's fascinating new biography relies on a vastly expanded foundation of primary source material, including thousands of... more...

  • The Therapeutic Perspectiveby John Harley Warner

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 61.50

    This new paperback edition makes available John Harley Warner's highly influential, revisionary history of nineteenth-century American medicine. Deftly integrating social and intellectual perspectives, Warner explores a crucial shift in medical history, when physicians no longer took for granted such established therapies as bloodletting, alcohol,... more...

  • Against the Spirit of Systemby John Harley Warner

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 75.50

    In this wide-ranging exploration of American medical culture, John Harley Warner offers the first in-depth study of a powerful intellectual and social influence: the radical empiricism of the Paris Clinical School. After the French Revolution, Paris emerged as the most vibrant center of Western medicine, bringing fundamental changes in understanding... more...