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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping,... more...

  • Practising Colonial Medicineby Anna Crozier

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    The role of the Colonial Medical Service - the organisation responsible for healthcare in British overseas territories - goes to the heart of the British Colonial project. Practising Colonial Medicine is a unique study based on original sources and research into the work of doctors who served in East Africa. It shows the formulation of a distinct colonial... more...

  • Traumatic Pastsby Mark S. Micale; Paul Lerner

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 33.00

    The essays in this book trace the origins of ongoing heated debates regarding trauma. more...

  • Mountains Beyond Mountainsby Tracy Kidder

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 17.00

    Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine , House , Among Schoolchildren , and Home Town . He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the “master of the non-fiction narrative.” This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells... more...

  • Medical Apartheidby Harriet A. Washington

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.95

    From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. Medical Apartheid is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters... more...

  • The London Clinicby Harvey White

    Royal Society of Medicine Press 2007; US$ 69.00

    This unique title gives a detailed and fascinating account of the history surrounding the development of the London Clinic. Established in 1932 by a group of Harley Street doctors, the London Clinic was originally set up to provide inpatient facilities and accommodate a need of pathology, nursing care, physiotherapy and invasive procedures for Harley... more...

  • Classic Descriptions of Diseaseby Ralph Major

    Charles C Thomas 1978; US$ 107.95

    By Ralph H. Major. This text presents two hundred and eighty-seven selections from the original, epoch making accounts of authorities whose contributions and discoveries have furnished the foundation of our knowledge of clinical medicine. The articles included are the first known, one of the earliest, or one of the most interesting accounts of the... more...

  • Making and Marketing Medicine in Renaissance Florenceby James Shaw; Evelyn Welch

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 72.00

    What did you do when you fell ill in fifteenth-century Florence? How did you get the medicines that you needed at a price you could afford? What would you find when you entered an apothecary’s shop? This richly detailed study of the Speziale al Giglio in Florence provides surprising answers, demonstrating the continued importance of highly personalised... more...

  • Achievements in Medicine 1974-1989by T.K. Chan

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1989; US$ 24.00

    This commemorative volume has been prepared by the teaching staff of the Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, in honour of Professor david Todd, as a tribute to his distinguished tensure as Head of the Department of Medicine from 1974-1989. In addition to his biography and curriculum viate, achievements in each subspecialty of Medicine... more...

  • Mennesketby Peter K.A. Jensen

    Aarhus University Press 2006; US$ 19.88

    Modellen har siden haft en kolossal indvirkning på videnskaben og samfundet.Indlejret i molekylets yndefulde kurver lå nøglen til en helt ny videnskab, molekylærbiologien, der over de efterfølgende 50 år har givet os en forbløffende indsigt i vores arts biologi. Ligeså betydningsfuld har indvirkningen været på lægevidenskaben, fødevareproduktionen... more...