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  • OCR GCSE History SHP: Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest, 1519-1535by Richard Woff; Kate Jarvis

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 15.99

    Exam Board: OCR Level: GCSE Subject: History First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2018 Let SHP successfully steer you through the new specification with an exciting, enquiry-based series that invigorates teaching and learning; combining best practice principles and worthwhile tasks to develop students' high-level historical... more...

  • OCR GCSE History SHP: The First Crusade c1070-1100by Rachel Foster; Kath Goudie

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 15.99

    Exam Board: OCR Level: GCSE Subject: History First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2018 Let SHP successfully steer you through the new specification with an exciting, enquiry-based series that invigorates teaching and learning; combining best practice principles and worthwhile tasks to develop students' high-level historical... more...

  • Pain, Pleasure, and the Greater Goodby Cathy Gere

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 18.00

    How should we weigh the costs and benefits of scientific research on humans? Is it right that a small group of people should suffer in order that a larger number can live better, healthier lives? Or is an individual truly sovereign, unable to be plotted as part of such a calculation?   These are questions that have bedeviled scientists, doctors,... more...

  • Quackeryby Lydia Kang; Nate Pedersen

    Workman Publishing Company 2017; US$ 17.95

    What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison—was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination,... more...

  • The Butchering Artby Lindsey Fitzharris

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 18.90

    "Warning: She spares no detail!" —Erik Larson, bestselling author of Dead Wake A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers Weekly "Fascinating and shocking." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) The gripping story of how Joseph Lister’s antiseptic method changed medicine forever In The Butchering Art , the historian Lindsey Fitzharris... more...

  • The Butchering Artby Lindsey Fitzharris

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 23.96

    'A brilliant and gripping account of the almost unimaginable horrors of surgery and post-operative infection before Joseph Lister transformed it all' Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm The story of a visionary British surgeon whose quest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world - the safest time to be alive in human... more...

  • 100 Notable Names from General Practiceby Neil Metcalfe

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 79.95

    This fascinating book presents 100 biographies of key figures in the development of the specialty of General Practice and how their successes, and occasional failures, have influenced the practice we see today. Organized under key themes, the reader will gain an insight into the background of these individuals and what led to their decision to enter... more...

  • Magnus Hirschfeld und seine Zeitby Manfred Herzer

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 68.99

    Dieses Buch erzählt von Leben und Werk des jüdischen, sozialdemokratischen und schwulen Arztes Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935), der am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts in Berlin die weltweit erste Emanzipationsbewegung der Homosexuellen initiierte, nach dem Weltkrieg 1919 das erste Institut für Sexualwissenschaft eröffnete und mit seinem schriftstellerischen... more...

  • Voices of Mental Healthby Martin Halliwell

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 75.00

    Halliwell examines the cultural history of modern American medicine and psychiatry focusing on the late twentieth century. He pays particular attention to the politics of the post-Watergate, bicentennial-era American nation and brings into conversation a diverse cast of writers, filmmakers, physicians, policy-makers, social critics, and public figures.... more...

  • Medical Imperialism in French North Africaby Richard C. Parks

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 55.00

    French-colonial Tunisia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries witnessed shifting concepts of identity, including varying theories of ethnic essentialism, a drive toward “modernization,” and imperialist interpretations of science and medicine. As French colonizers worked to realize ideas of a “modern” city and empire, they undertook... more...