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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Mountains Beyond Mountainsby Tracy Kidder

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 18.00

    “[A] masterpiece . . . an astonishing book that will leave you questioning your own life and political views . . . Kidder opens a window into Farmer’s soul, letting the reader peek in and see what truly makes the good doctor tick.”—Nicholas Thomas,  USA Today In medical school, Paul Farmer found his life’s calling: to cure infectious diseases and... more...

  • The Great Influenzaby John M. Barry

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 19.00

    The definitive account of the 1918 Flu Epidemic. "Monumental"-Chicago Tribune. At the height of WWI, history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years,... more...

  • The Ghost Mapby Steven Johnson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 17.00

    A National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year From Steven Johnson, the dynamic thinker routinely compared to James Gleick, Dava Sobel, and Malcolm Gladwell, The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner about a real-life historical hero, Dr. John Snow. It's the summer of 1854, and London... 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...

  • The Dore Lectures on Mental Scienceby Thomas Troward

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    The book propounds on the theory related to religion with solid ground of sciences. He defines the relation between body, soul and spirit and the path that ought to be followed for the survival of the relation. more...