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  • The Anatomy of Murderby Sabine Hildebrandt

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 120.00

    Of the many medical specializations to transform themselves during the rise of National Socialism, anatomy has received relatively little attention from historians. While politics and racial laws drove many anatomists from the profession, most who remained joined the Nazi party, and some helped to develop the scientific basis for its racialist dogma.... more...

  • Early Modern Medicine and Natural Philosophyby Peter Distelzweig; Benjamin Goldberg; Evan R. Ragland

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 129.00

    This volume presents an innovative look at early modern medicine and natural philosophy as historically interrelated developments. The individual chapters chart this interrelation in a variety of contexts, from the Humanists who drew on Hippocrates, Galen, and Aristotle to answer philosophical and medical questions, to medical debates on the limits... more...

  • The Body, Subject & Subjectedby Debra D. Andrist

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 54.99

    Hominids have always been obsessed with representing their own bodies. The first ?selfies? were prehistoric negative hand images and human stick figures, followed by stone and ceramic representations of the human figure. Thousands of years later, moving via historic art and literature to contemporary social media, the contemporary term ?selfie? was... more...

  • A Hospital for Ashe Countyby Janet C. Pittard

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    When Ashe County Memorial Hospital opened in November 1941, it was the realization of a dream for the poor, sparsely populated county in the mountains of northwestern North Carolina. Building a hospital is a major undertaking for any community at any time. Accomplishing this in the waning days of the Great Depression and on the brink of World War II,... more...

  • Leprosy and Charity in Medieval Rouenby Elma Brenner

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 90.00

    An investigation into the effects of leprosy in one of the major towns in medieval France, illuminating urban, religious and medical culture at the time. more...

  • The Antivaccine Heresyby Karen L. Walloch

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 125.00

    Explores the history of vaccine development and the rise of antivaccination societies in late-nineteenth-century America. more...

  • The Clock and the Mirrorby Nancy G. Siraisi

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 60.50

    Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576), renowned as a mathematician, encyclopedist, astrologer, and autobiographer, was by profession a medical practitioner. His copious writings on medicine reflect both the complexity and diversity of the Renaissance medical world and the breadth of his own interests. In this book, Nancy Siraisi draws on selected themes in... more...

  • Localization and Its Discontentsby Katja Guenther

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Psychoanalysis and neurological medicine have promoted contrasting and seemingly irreconcilable notions of the modern self. Since Freud, psychoanalysts have relied on the spoken word in a therapeutic practice that has revolutionized our understanding of the mind. Neurologists and neurosurgeons, meanwhile, have used material apparatus?the scalpel,... more...

  • Die Gesellschaft Deutscher Neurologen und Psychiater im Nationalsozialismusby Hans-Walter Schmuhl

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 39.99

    Dieses Buch beschreibt die geschichtliche Entwicklung der Gesellschaft Deutscher Neurologen und Psychiater im Nationalsozialismus. Die Gesellschaft Deutscher Neurologen und Psychiater entstand 1935 aus dem Zusammenschluss des Deutschen Vereins für Psychiatrie, des Deutschen Verbandes für psychische Hygiene und der Gesellschaft Deutscher Neurologen.... more...

  • African American Doctors of World War Iby W. Douglas Fisher; Joann H. Buckley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 75.00

    In World War I, 104 African American doctors joined the United States Army to care for the 40,000 men of the 92nd and 93rd Divisions, the Army's only black combat units. The infantry regiments of the 93rd arrived first and were turned over to the French to fill gaps in their decimated lines. The 92nd Division came later and fought alongside other... more...