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- Vanguard Press 2009; US$ 25.95
At first, the job as clinical director at Alcor Life Extension Foundation was an exciting change for veteran paramedic Larry Johnson: a well-funded research facility pushing the limits of modern biotech. But as he gained the trust of his eccentric coworkers and was promoted to acting COO, Larry was thrust into a nightmare world of scandalous... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2010; US$ 14.95
Michelle Williams is young and attractive, with close family ties, a busy social life . . . and an unusual occupation. When she impulsively applies to be a mortuary technician and is offered the position, she has no idea that her decision to accept will be one of the most momentous of her life. “What I didn?t realize then,? she writes, “was that I... more...
- Lyons Press 2014; US$ 25.99
Bob Nelson was no ordinary T.V. repairman. One day he discovered a book that ultimately changed his entire life trajectory -- The Prospect of Immortality by Professor Robert Ettinger. From it, he learned about cryonics: a process in which the body temperature is lowered during the beginning of the dying process to keep the brain intact, so that... more...
- Pan American Health Organization 2004; US$ 28.00
Esta publicación proporciona un soporte técnico que justifica las acciones del estado para un correcto manejo de los cadáveres, tomando en cuenta las siguientes premisas: ? el cadáver producto de un desastre no constituye un riesgo infeccioso; ? nunca se deben enterrar a las víctimas en fosas comunes; ? bajo ningún punto de vista se debe proceder... more...
- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 75.00
Obesity is a rising global health problem. On the one hand a clearly defined medical condition, it is at the same time a corporeal state embedded in the social and cultural perception of fatness, body shape and size. Focusing specifically on the maternal body, contributors to the volume examine how the language and notions of obesity connect with,... more...
- Pan American Health Organization 2006; US$ 16.00
This Field Manual for First Responders presents simple recommendations for non-specialists to manage the recovery, basic identification, storage and disposal of dead bodies following disasters. It also makes suggestions about providing support to family members and communicating with the public and the media. This manual will be useful during the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95
In the age of HIV, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the Ebola Virus and BSE, metaphors and experience of contagion are a central concern of government, biomedicine and popular culture. Contagion explores cultural responses of infectious diseases and their biomedical management over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It also investigates the use... more...