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  • Riotous Fleshby April R. Haynes

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    Nineteenth-century America saw numerous campaigns against masturbation, which was said to cause illness, insanity, and even death. Riotous Flesh explores women?s leadership of those movements, with a specific focus on their rhetorical, social, and political effects, showing how a desire to transform the politics of sex created unexpected alliances... more...

  • Intrusive Interventionsby Graham Mooney

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the advent, during the mid-nineteenth century in Britain, of techniques of infectious disease surveillance, now one of the most powerful set of tools in modern public health. more...

  • On Hysteriaby Sabine Arnaud

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 44.00

    These days, hysteria is known as a discredited diagnosis that was used to group and pathologize a wide range of conditions and behaviors in women. But for a long time, it was seen as a legitimate category of medical problem?and one that, originally, was applied to men as often as to women. In On Hysteria , Sabine Arnaud traces the creation and rise... more...

  • The Heart Healersby M.D. M.D. James Forrester

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    The compelling story of how scientists and doctors learned to save the human heart by one of the men who made it possible more...

  • Uroscopy in Early Modern Europeby Mr Leonhard Unglaub; Prof Dr Michael Stolberg; Dr Andrew Cunningham; Professor Ole Peter Grell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Uroscopy - the diagnosis of disease by visual examination of the urine - played a very prominent role in early modern medical practice and in the lives of ordinary people. Widely considered as the most reliable way to diagnose diseases and pregnancies it was taught at the best universities. Leading physicians prided themselves on their mastery in... more...

  • Into Africaby Barbra Mann Wall

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    In  Into Africa , Barbra Mann Wall offers a transnational history that explores the intersection of religion, medicine, gender, race, and politics in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on the years following World War II. The book highlights the importance of transnational partnerships, using the stories of four groups of European and American nuns to enhance... more...

  • A Joosr Guide to? The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Sklootby Joosr

    Bokish Ltd 2015; US$ 2.99

    In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at more...

  • The English Physicianby Nicholas Culpeper; Michael A. Flannery; Michael A. Flannery

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    The first medical book published in the American colonies. The English Physician is a humble vest-pocket-sized 94-page medical guide for the common person, by the prolific herbalist and author Nicholas Culpeper. It was a staple in 17th-century England, as it was short, written in accessible prose, and inexpensive; and perhaps as attractive,... more...

  • Brain Stormsby Jon Palfreman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 26.99

    A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2015 - Publishers Weekly A star science journalist with Parkinson's reveals the inner workings of this perplexing disease Seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's, and doctors, researchers, and patients continue to hunt for a cure. In Brain Storms , the award-winning journalist Jon Palfreman... more...

  • A Short History of Diseaseby Sean Martin

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    A concise and accessible history of infectious and non-infectious diseases, complete with the most up-to-date research on 2014?s Ebola outbreak Using an interdisciplinary approach, this survey chronicles the historical and geographical evolution of infectious and non-infectious diseases, from their prehistoric origins to the present day, offering... more...