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  • Medicine, Government and Public Health in Philip II's Spainby Michele L. Clouse

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Bridging the gap between histories of medicine and political/institutional histories of the early modern crown, this book explores the relationship between one of the most highly bureaucratic regimes in early modern Europe, Spain, and crown interest in and regulation of medical practices. Complementing recent histories that have emphasized the interdependent... more...

  • The Little Book of Medical Breakthroughsby Naomi Craft

    IMM Lifestyle 2016; US$ 7.99

    The Little Book of Medical Breakthroughs explains over 100 seminal discoveries, inventions and theories that have shaped the history of medical practice. Presenting a wide range of the most important medical breakthroughs, it covers a variety of topics, including artificial limbs used in Ancient Egypt, modern-day X-rays, immunisation and sanitation.This... more...

  • Destigmatising mental illness?by Vicky Long

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 100.00

    Examines mental healthcare workers' efforts to educate the public between 1870 and 1970 more...

  • Histories of Suicideby John Weaver; David Wright

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; Not Available

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays assembles historians, health economists, anthropologists, and sociologists, who examine the history of suicide from a variety of approaches to provide crucial insight into how suicide differs across nations, cultures, and time periods. more...

  • Hunting the 1918 Fluby Kirsty E. Duncan

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2006; Not Available

    A detailed account of Kristy Duncan's experiences as she organized a multi-national, multi-discipline scientific expedition to exhume the bodies of a group of Norwegian miners, victims of the 1918 Spanish flu. more...

  • Who Cared for the Carers?by Debbie Palmer

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 105.00

    Compares the histories of psychiatric and voluntary hospital nurses' health from the rise of the professional nurse in 1880 to the advent of the National Health Service in 1948 more...

  • Color Textbook of Histology E-Bookby Leslie P. Gartner; James L. Hiatt

    Elsevier Health Sciences 2006; US$ 84.95

    Concise, current, and richly illustrated, this one-of-a-kind text encompasses cellular and molecular biological concepts as well as classical morphology to present histology from a functional perspective. A wealth of superb illustrations - including light and electron micrographs as well as schematic diagrams and three-dimensional drawings - make... more...

  • The Surgions Mateby John Woodall; Irmgard Müller

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 167.35

    This book reproduces and comments John Woodall’s handbook which was used as standard text for medical treatment at sea in the seventeenth century and was the first instruction for medical service aboard on the whole. In 1612 the East India Company, founded in London 1600 and invested with special royal privileges and authority, appointed John Woodall... more...

  • From Anesthesia to X-Rays: Innovations and Discoveries That Changed Medicine Foreverby Christiane Fabbri

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 58.00

    Medical innovation is an extremely important topic—and one to which relatively little study has been devoted. This volume is designed to introduce readers to the history and development of key advances in the science and practice of medicine. It explores issues in medical history and provides perspective on contemporary scientific research and innovation.... more...

  • Henri de Rothschild, 1872–1947by Harry W. Paul

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Dr Henri de Rothschild was a fifth generation Rothschild and perhaps the most famous of the Paris Rothschilds of the fin-de-siècle period. A 'sleeping partner' of the bank and the non-drinking owner of Mouton-Rothschild, Henri spent much of his life building medical institutions and promoting scientific medicine, including the promotion of Ehrlich's... more...