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  • 'Curing queers'by Tommy Dickinson

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.80

    Drawing on a rich array of source materials including previously unseen, fascinating (and often quite moving) oral histories, archival and news media sources, 'Curing queers' examines the plight of men who were institutionalised in British mental hospitals to receive 'treatment' for homosexuality and transvestism, and the perceptions and actions of... more...

  • 'If You Knew the Conditions'by David N. Dejong

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 36.99

    'If You Knew the Conditions' examines the inadequacies of the healthcare provided to American Indians by the Indian Medical Service. DeJong argues that, while Congress and the Indian Service had a responsibility to provide meaningful and relevant medical services to American Indians, parsimonious appropriations and indifference to American Indian... more...

  • "Our Gallant Doctor"by James Goodwin

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 35.00

    On September 13, 1942, HMCS Ottawa was sunk by a German U-boat. Dr. George Hendry, exhausted from hours of difficult surgery, was lost, along with many others. more...

  • 'Regimental Practice' by John Buchanan, M.D.by Paul Kopperman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In 1746, Dr John Buchanan, recently retired as a medical officer in the British Army, produced a manuscript entitled, 'Regimental Practice, or a Short History of Diseases common to His Majesties own Royal Regiment of Horse Guards when abroad (Commonly called the Blews).' Revised in several stages almost until the time of Buchanan's death in 1767, this... more...

  • 'Regimental Practice' by John Buchanan, M.D.by Professor Paul Kopperman; Dr Andrew Cunningham; Professor Ole Peter Grell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    In 1746, Dr John Buchanan, recently retired as a medical officer in the British Army, produced a manuscript entitled, 'Regimental Practice, or a Short History of Diseases common to His Majesties own Royal Regiment of Horse Guards when abroad (Commonly called the Blews).' Revised in several stages almost until the time of Buchanan's death in 1767,... more...

  • 12, 20 & 5by John Parrish

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    The wry and heart-wrenching memoir of a young doctor?s year behind the frontlines in Vietnam. Assigned to the marine camp at Phu Bai, Dr. John A. Parrish confronted all manner of medical trauma, quickly shedding the naïveté of a new medical intern. With this memoir, he crafts a haunting, humane portrait of one man?s agonizing confrontation with... more...

  • 200 Jahre Psychiatrie an der Universität Leipzigby Matthias C. Angermeyer; Holger Steinberg

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2005; US$ 44.99

    Leipzig als Wiege der akademischen Psychiatrie ? Wussten Sie, dass der Ursprung der zwei Jahrhunderte umfassenden Entwicklung der akademischen Psychiatrie nicht etwa in Paris, in Berlin oder Edinburgh liegt, sondern in Leipzig? Dort wurde als erster Lehrer für ein seelenheilkundliches Fach an einer Universität im Jahre 1811 Heinroth berufen. Damit... more...

  • 24 hours to save the NHSby Nigel Crisp

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.79

    '24 hours to save the NHS' is the inside story written by the man with unprecedented authority as both Chief Executive of the NHS and Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health. It describes the successes and failures as well as the pressures and the difficulties of making improvements in the fourth biggest organization in the world. more...

  • AIDS Between Science and Politicsby Peter Piot; Laurence Garey

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    Peter Piot, founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), recounts his experience as a clinician, scientist, and activist fighting the disease from its earliest manifestation to today. The AIDS pandemic was not only disruptive to the health of millions worldwide but also fractured international relations,... more...

  • AIDS Doctorsby Ronald Bayer; Gerald M. Oppenheimer

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    Today, AIDS has been indelibly etched in our consciousness. Yet it was less than twenty years ago that doctors confronted a sudden avalanche of strange, inexplicable, seemingly untreatable conditions that signaled the arrival of a devastating new disease. Bewildered, unprepared, and pushed to the limit of their diagnostic abilities, a select group... more...