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  • Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry IVby Kenneth S. Kendler; Josef Parnas

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 77.99

    The revisions of both DSM-IV and ICD-10 have again focused the interest of the field of psychiatry and clinical psychology on the questions of nosology. This book reviews issues within psychiatric nosology from clinical, historical and particularly philosophical perspectives. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of distinguished authors. more...

  • The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanityby Roy Porter

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 19.81

    This edition does not include illustrations. A definitive study of the history of medicine, from the earliest humans to the present day. more...

  • From an Association to a Royal Collegeby Alan Craft; Keith Dodd

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 86.13

    This book describes the history of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) covering the period from 1988 to 2014, which includes the transition from the British Paediatric Association (BPA) to the formation of the now established RCPCH. The book contains a collection of viewpoints from paediatricians who held officer posts with the... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospitalby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Bellevue tells you what you need to know?before or after you read David Oshinsky?s book.   Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of Bellevue includes: Historical... more...

  • The Religion of Chiropracticby Holly Folk

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 33.99

    Chiropractic is by far the most common form of alternative medicine in the United States today, but its fascinating origins stretch back to the battles between science and religion in the nineteenth century. At the center of the story are chiropractic's colorful founders, D. D. Palmer and his son, B. J. Palmer, of Davenport, Iowa, where in 1897 they... more...

  • Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie im Nationalsozialismus und in der Nachkriegszeitby Heiner Fangerau; Sascha Topp; Klaus Schepker

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2017; US$ 13.57

    Dieses Buch dokumentiert Ergebnisse eines von der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie e.V. (DGKJP) geförderten Forschungsprojektes zur Entstehungsphase der kinder- und jugendpsychiatrischen Fachgesellschaft. Hinzu treten weitere Beiträge zur Vorgeschichte und den Grenzgebieten des Faches im deutschsprachigen... more...

  • Medicine and Religion in Enlightenment Europeby Andrew Cunningham; Ole Peter Grell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Enlightenment period, here understood as covering the years 1650 to 1789, is usually considered to be a period when religion was obliged to give way to rationality. With respect to medicine this means that the religious elements in the treatment and interpretation of diseases to all intents and purposes disappeared. However, there are growing indications... more...

  • The Rise of Causal Concepts of Diseaseby K. Codell Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Much of contemporary medical theory and practice focuses on the identification of specific causes of disease. However, this has not always been the case: until the early nineteenth century physicians thought of diseases in quite different terms. The modern quest for causes of disease can be seen as a single Lakatosian research programme. One can... more...

  • Crafting Immunityby Jennifer Keelan; Kenton Kroker

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Immunity is as old as illness itself, yet historians have only just begun to take up the challenge of reconstructing the modern transformation of attempts to protect against disease. Crafting Immunity assembles in one volume the most recent efforts of an international group of scholars to place the diverse practices of immunity in their historical... more...

  • Contraception, Colonialism and Commerceby Sarah Hodges

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Birth control holds an unusual place in the history of medicine. Largely devoid of doctors or hospitals, only relatively recently have birth control histories included tales of laboratory-based therapeutic innovation. Instead, these histories elucidate the peculiar slippages between individual bodies and a body politic occasioned by the promotion of... more...