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History of medicine. Medical expeditions

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  • Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and the Religion of Biologic Livingby Brian C. Wilson

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Purveyors of spiritualized medicine have been legion in American religious history, but few have achieved the superstar status of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his Battle Creek Sanitarium. In its heyday, the "San" was a combination spa and Mayo Clinic. Founded in 1866 under the auspices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and presided over by the charismatic... more...

  • A Scientist in Wonderlandby Edzard Ernst

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.44

    This is the story of the author’s life as a doctor and a scientist. Despite a youthful ambition to become a jazz musician, he studied medicine and eventually became a medical research scientist, taking up appointments in Germany, Austria and finally in England. His reverence for the pursuit of truth through the application of scientific methods,... more...

  • Medicine and Philosophy in Classical Antiquityby Philip J. van der Eijk

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 46.00

    Collection of essays exploring the strong connections between ancient philosophy and ancient medicine. more...

  • Several Worldsby Monto Ho

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 79.00 US$ 71.89

    This fascinating book comprises the autobiographical reminiscences and reflections of Monto Ho, M.D., a Chinese-born, American physician and widely recognized infectious disease specialist. It presents a remarkable opportunity to understand his personal history, the development of his scholarly qualities, and the logic of his scientific and cultural... more...

  • Almost a Legend - John Fryby Max Blythe

    Taylor & Francis Ltd 2007; US$ 60.78

    John Fry, 1922 -1994, made unparalleled contributions to the reformation of British general practice in the second half of the 20th Century. In the 1950s and 1960s he dominated the movement for evidence-based primary care and the operational intelligence of better practice management. He became the most prolific publisher of facts and figures in the... more...

  • Harley Streetby John Crawford-Adams

    Royal Society of Medicine Press 2008; US$ 49.95

    For more than a century the name "Harley Street" has been famous throughout much of the world, as the centre of British consultative medicine. This fascinating account follows the history of Harley Street, with notes on some of the famous (or infamous) people, lay or medical, who lived either in the street or nearby. Starting with the early... more...

  • Virchow's Eulogiesby Brian L. D. Coghlan; Leon P. Bignold

    Birkhäuser Basel 2008; US$ 134.53

    This unique book is a compilation of Virchow's memorial addresses. There is an introduction to the man and his times, and copious editors' notes to explain allusions and events. Most of the contributions are available in English for the first time. more...

  • Asuntos de saludby CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2004; US$ 34.50

    -Americans face a number of serious health issues, and epidemiologists say the problems are getting worse. The issues explored in this collection of reports from The CQ Researcher are among the most perplexing and divisive facing Americans and those charged with ensuring public health. more...

  • Spaces, Objects and Identities in Early Modern Italian Medicineby Sandra Cavallo; David Gentilcore

    Wiley 2009; US$ 35.95 US$ 32.36

    This collection, by an international team of scholars, presents exciting research currently being undertaken on early modern Italy which questions the conventional boundaries of medical history. Brings together historians of medicine and scholars of different backgrounds who are re-visiting the field from new perspectives and with the support of... more...

  • Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the IATS, 2003. Volume 10: Soundings in Tibetan Medicineby Mona Schrempf

    BRILL 2007; US$ 123.00

    This collection of studies on the anthropology and history of Tibetan medicine provides fascinating new insights into both dynamic developments and historical continuities in medical knowledge and practice that have been manifest in a range of traditional and contemporary Tibetan societies. more...