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History

  • Wounds in the Middle Agesby Anne Kirkham; Cordelia Warr

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This book focuses on the representation, perception and treatment of wounds in the Middle Ages. Contributors situate wounds within the context of religious belief before turning to theory, symbolism, and more grounded spheres involving the law and the battlefield. Adopting an innovative approach to the subject, this book will appeal to all those interested... more...

  • The Long Struggle against Malaria in Tropical Africaby James L. A. Jr Webb

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    The first history of malaria control efforts in tropical Africa, contributing to the emerging sub-discipline of the historical epidemiology of contemporary disease challenges. more...

  • The Poetry of Raymond Carverby Sandra Lee Kleppe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Best known as one of the great short story writers of the twentieth century, Raymond Carver also published several volumes of poetry and considered himself as much a poet as a fiction writer. Sandra Lee Kleppe focuses particularly on the complex literary and scientific systems that influenced Carver’s development as a writer as she makes a case... more...

  • Pale Facesby Charles L. Bardes

    Bellevue Literary Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    The Bellevue Literary Press Pathographies series debuts with a fascinating journey through the history of medicine. more...

  • The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 16by Lodewijk C. Palm

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 249.95

    In volume XVI of The Collected Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, 25 letters of Van Leeuwenhoek have been included, all of them written from July 1707 to June 1712. The letters were written to six distinct addressees. The larger part was addressed to the Royal Society in London in general (sixteen letters); and to three of its fellows in particular:... more...

  • The Dirt on Cleanby Katherine Ashenburg

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 24.99

    The question of cleanliness is one every age and culture has answered with confidence. For the first-century Roman, being clean meant a two-hour soak in baths of various temperatures, scraping the body with a miniature rake, and a final application of oil. For the aristocratic Frenchman in the seventeenth century, it meant changing your shirt once... more...

  • The Remedyby Thomas Goetz

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    The riveting history of tuberculosis, the world?s most lethal disease, the two men whose lives it tragically intertwined, and the birth of medical science. In 1875, tuberculosis was the deadliest disease in the world, accountable for a third of all deaths. A diagnosis of TB?often called consumption?was a death sentence. Then, in a triumph of... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of National Women's Hospitalby Linda Bryder

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    In this major history, Linda Bryder traces the annals of National Women?s Hospital over half a century in order to tell a wider story of reproductive health. She uses the varying perspectives of doctors, nurses, midwives, consumer groups, and patients to show how together their dialog shaped the nature of motherhood and women?s health in 20th-century... more...

  • Choleraby S. L. Kotar; J. E. Gessler

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The "King of Terrors" is more prevalent today than at any time throughout history. In seven major cholera pandemics beginning in 1817, hundreds of thousands of people have died. Although called "The disease of filth," the deadly effects of cholera spared no one, no matter their station in life.This book presents a chronological... more...

  • The Flu Epidemic of 1918by Sandra Opdycke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    In 1918, a devastating world-wide influenza epidemic hit the United States. Killing over 600,000 Americans and causing the national death rate to jump 30% in a single year, the outbreak obstructed the country's participation in World War I and imposed terrible challenges on communities across the United States. This epidemic provides an ideal lens... more...