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  • Pale Facesby Charles L. Bardes

    Bellevue Literary Press 2014;

    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 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...

  • The Story of Painby Joanna Bourke

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Everyone knows what is feels like to be in pain. Scraped knees, toothaches, migraines, giving birth, cancer, heart attacks, and heartaches: pain permeates our entire lives. We also witness other people - loved ones - suffering, and we 'feel with' them. It is easy to assume this is the end of the story: 'pain-is-pain-is-pain', and that... more...

  • The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in Franceby Michael A. Osborne

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France examines the turbulent history of the ideas, people, and institutions of French colonial and tropical medicine from their early modern origins through World War I. Until the 1890s colonial medicine was in essence naval medicine, taught almost exclusively in a system of provincial medical schools built... more...

  • Ludwik Hirszfeldby Marta A. Balinska; William H. Schneider

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 39.94

    Ludwik Hirszfeld (1884-1954), one of the most prominent serologists of the twentieth century, discovered the inheritance and established the nomenclature of blood groups and opened the field of human population genetics. He also carried out groundbreaking research in the genetics of disease and immunology. Following World War II, he founded Poland's... more...

  • Medical Services in the First World Warby Susan Cohen

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99

    Trench warfare, advances in weaponry and disastrous military planning led to horrific types of injuries and an unprecedented scale of mass casualties during World War I. This is the amazing and little known story of the medical service personnel and the organized system of critical care which provided a lifeline of hope and humanity in the midst of... more...