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  • Contesting Medical Confidentialityby Andreas-Holger Maehle

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    Medical confidentiality is an essential cornerstone of effective public health systems, and for centuries societies have struggled to maintain the illusion of absolute privacy. In this age of health databases and increasing connectedness, however, the confidentiality of patient information is rapidly becoming a concern at the forefront of worldwide... more...

  • Doctoring Traditionsby Projit Bihari Mukharji

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Like many of the traditional medicines of South Asia, Ayurvedic practice transformed dramatically in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With Doctoring Tradition , Projit Bihari Mukharji offers a close look at that recasting, upending the widely held yet little-examined belief that it was the result of the introduction of Western... more...

  • To Comfort Alwaysby David Clark

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    Covers the rise of clinical studies, academic programmes and international collaborations to promote palliative care. It examines the continuing need to provide evidence in support of development and assesses the dilemmas of unequal access to services and pain relieving drugs. more...

  • Black Novemberby Geoffrey Rice

    Canterbury University Press 2016; US$ 13.99

    This book details New Zealand's worst public health crisis, and its worst natural disaster: over 8,500 New Zealanders died from influenza and pneumonia in just six weeks. Nearly a quarter of the victims were Maori, who died at seven times the death rate of European New Zealanders. First published in 1988, Black November now has three new chapters to... more...

  • OCR GCSE History SHP: Migrants to Britain c.1250 to presentby Martin Spafford; Dan Lyndon

    Hodder Education 2016; US$ 15.99

    An OCR endorsed textbook Let SHP successfully steer you through the new specification with an exciting, enquiry-based series that invigorates teaching and learning; combining best practice principles and worthwhile tasks to develop students' high-level historical knowledge and skills. - Tackle unfamiliar topics from the broadened curriculum... more...

  • Circuit Riders for Mental Healthby William S. Bush

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    Circuit Riders for Mental Health  explores for the first time the transformation of popular understandings of mental health, the reform of scandal-ridden hospitals and institutions, the emergence of community mental health services, and the extension of mental health services to minority populations around the state of Texas. Author William S. Bush... more...

  • Traumatic Memories of the Second World War and Afterby Peter Leese; Jason Crouthamel

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 95.62

    This collection investigates the social and cultural history of trauma to offer a comparative analysis of its individual, communal, and political effects in the twentieth century. Particular attention is given to witness testimony, to procedures of personal memory and collective commemoration, and to visual sources as they illuminate the changing... more...

  • Disability in Antiquityby Christian Laes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 240.00

    This volume is a major contribution to the field of disability history in the ancient world. Contributions from leading international scholars examine deformity and disability from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in various media. The volume is not confined to a narrow view of ?antiquity? but includes... more...

  • Doctor of Societyby Roy Porter

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1992, this book explores how we come to hold our present attitudes towards health, sickness and the medical profession. Roy Porter argues that the outlook of the age of Enlightenment was crucially important in the creation of modern thinking about disease, doctors and society. To illustrate this viewpoint, he focuses on Thomas Beddoes,... more...

  • A Plague on All Our Housesby Bruce J. Hillman MD

    University Press of New England 2016; Not Available

    The medical detective story of Dr. Michael Gottlieb?s discovery of AIDS, his struggle with the medical establishment, and the temptations of Hollywood more...