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  • Holism and Complementary Medicineby Vincent Di Stefano

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 40.90

    A systematic introduction to the principles of holism which underly all complementary and natural therapies, and an account of its place in the history of medicine. more...

  • The Geneby Siddhartha Mukherjee

    Scribner 2016; US$ 14.99

    THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies —a fascinating history of the gene and “a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick”... more...

  • Bodies Politicby Roy Porter

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 35.95

    Bodies Politic  takes a critical look at representations of the body in death, disease, and health, as well as at images of the healing arts in Britain from the mid-seventeenth to the twentieth century. Arguing that great symbolic weight was attached to contrasting conceptions of the healthy and diseased body, Roy Porter shows that such ideas... more...

  • The Checklist Manifestoby Atul Gawande

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    Today we find ourselves in possession of stupendous know-how, which we willingly place in the hands of the most highly skilled people. But avoidable failures are common, and the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of our knowledge has exceeded our ability to consistently deliver it - correctly, safely or efficiently. In this groundbreaking... more...

  • Child Healthby Alice A. Kuo; Ryan J. Coller; Sarah Stewart-Brown; Mitch Blair

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 37.99

    Child Health: A Population Perspective examines both the history of child health and the three dynamics that most define it: the principles and dynamics between children, families, and communities; social determinants of health; and life course health development. With both theoretical grounding and illustrative case studies, this book provides a... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...