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A First Person History of Pediatric Psychoendocrinology

A First Person History of Pediatric Psychoendocrinology

ISBN: 9780306473692
Published by: Kluwer Academic Publishers

John Money's career constitutes the foundation of pediatric psychoendocrinology. In this book, he takes a second look at his publications on many different psychoendocrine syndromes (intersexual or hermaphroditic) with respect to sex, gender, amative orientation, and the lovemap (his own designation for an individual's experience of sexuality). His ultimate conclusion is that, from prenatal life onward, demasculinization of development is not synonymous with feminization, nor is defeminization synonymous... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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A History of Medicine

A History of Medicine

ISBN: 9780824740740
Published by: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Stressing major themes in the history of medicine, this Second Edition explores the events, methodologies, and theories that shaped medical practices in decades past and in modern clinical practice. It highlights practices of civilizations around the world and research of pioneering scientists and physicians who contributed to our current understanding of health and disease. New sections cover preventive and alternative medicine, medical education for women, miasma and contagion theories, the threat of epid... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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A Social History of Medicine

A Social History of Medicine

ISBN: 9780415200387
Published by: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Traces the development of medical practice from the Industrial Revolution to the twentieth century. Drawing on a wide range of source material, it charts the changing relationship between patient and practitioner.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Air, the Environment and Public Health

Air, the Environment and Public Health

ISBN: 9780521831468
Published by: Cambridge University Press

Air, the Environment and Public Health traces the theme of air and health from ancient civilisations to the present day. The author explores the changing conceptions of air and health alongside historical developments in public health, and critically examines contemporary problems-conceptual, scientific, philosophical and ethical - in public health theory and practice.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ancient Egyptian Medicine

Ancient Egyptian Medicine

ISBN: 9780714119069
Published by: British Museum Press

Considering ancient Egyptian medicine, Dr Nunn reviews original medical papyri and other sources on the subject, including skeletons, mummies and statues. Comparative illustrations show the symptoms in ancient Egyptian and modern patients, and the criteria by which they were diagnosed.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Ancient Medicine

Ancient Medicine

ISBN: 9780415368483
Published by: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Available for the first time in paperback, the first substantial, sole-authored history of ancient medicine for almost 100 years uses both archaeological and written evidence to survey the development of medicine from early Greece to late Antiquity.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Anglo-Saxon Medicine

Anglo-Saxon Medicine

ISBN: 9780521405218
Published by: Cambridge University Press

The first book to study Old English medical texts.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Bitter Nemesis: The Intimate History of Strychnine

Bitter Nemesis: The Intimate History of Strychnine

ISBN: 9781420053159
Published by: CRC

Bitter Nemesis: The Intimate History of Strychnine presents a history of the chemical substance from its discovery to present times. Dr. John Buckingham fuses his eclectic interests into a mix of original research spanning realms of history, medicine, literature, chemistry, and forensics.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Bodies Politic

Bodies Politic

ISBN: 9781861891655
Published by: Reaktion Books

In this work, Roy Porter takes a critical look at representations of the body in death, disease and health, and at images of the healing arts in Britain from the mid-17th to the 20th century.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Bodily Matters

Bodily Matters

ISBN: 9780822334231
Published by: Duke University Press

Considers the Victorian anti-vaccination movement in the context of debates over citizenship, parental rights, class politics, the significance of bodily integrity, the control of contagious disease, and state access to the bodies of both adult and infant subjects.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Clean: A History of Personal Hygiene and Purity

Clean: A History of Personal Hygiene and Purity

ISBN: 9780199297795
Published by: Oxford University Press, USA

Using first-hand accounts and sources, Clean unfolds the long history of personal hygiene and purity from pre-historic grooming rituals to New Age medicine, from medieval ascetics to 21st century cosmetics.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Curing the Colonizers: Hydrotherapy, Climatology, and French Colonial Spas

Curing the Colonizers: Hydrotherapy, Climatology, and French Colonial Spas

ISBN: 9780822338222
Published by: Duke University Press

Traces the cultural history of French colonizers, and their ambitions and anxieties, as reflected through highland spas in the French empire. This work illuminates the relationship between indigenous and French colonial therapeutic knowledge as well as the ultimate failure of the spas to make colonialism physically or morally safe for the French.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Devices and Designs

Devices and Designs

ISBN: 9781403986443
Published by: Palgrave Macmillan

Written by the scholars in the history and sociology of medicine, this book focuses on the material cultures of health care. It analyzes how technology has become so central to medicine and how we are coping with the consequences.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Disease and Democracy

Disease and Democracy

ISBN: 9780520251472
Published by: University Presses of California, Columbia and Pri

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Disease and Democracy

Disease and Democracy

ISBN: 9780520243507
Published by: University Presses of California, Columbia and Pri

Disease and democracy is the first comparative analysis of how Western democratic nations have coped with AIDS. Peter Baldwin's exploration of divergent approaches to the epidemic in the United States and several European nations is a springboard for a wide-ranging and sophisticated historical analysis of public health practices and policies. In addition to his comprehensive presentation of information on approaches to AIDS. Baldwin's authoritative book provides a new perspective on our most enduring politi... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Disease and the Modern World

Disease and the Modern World

ISBN: 9780745628103
Published by: Blackwell Publishers

Assuming no prior knowledge of the history of disease. Disease and the Modern World provides an invaluable introduction to one of the richest and most important areas of history. It will be essential reading for all undergraduates and postgraduates taking courses in the history of disease and medicine, and for anyone interested in how disease has shaped, and been shaped by the modern world.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Doctors at War

Doctors at War

ISBN: 9781841041711
Published by: Memoir Club

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Encyclopedic Reference of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Encyclopedic Reference of Traditional Chinese Medicine

ISBN: 9783540428466
Published by: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & C

This concise reference book on Traditional Chinese Medicine provides a comprehensive introduction to the concept of TCM, its basic principles, therapy and medication. More than 5000 well-structured entries are arranged in alphabetical order and cover a wide spectrum. From symptoms and diseases to acupuncture points, to herbal and other drugs used in Chinese medicine the reader can get information on relevant issues. Also included are four-colour images of the most important herbs and medicinal plants that a... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Epidemic

Epidemic

ISBN: 9781905745081
Published by: VISION Paperbacks

Discusses the science, the history and the future of epidemics. This book shows what epidemics are, how they begin and transmit, the various types they are and what they can cause. It shows the changing world of infectious disease and the possible infections lurking around the corner.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Epidemics and History

Epidemics and History

ISBN: 9780300080872
Published by: Yale University Press

A study of the great epidemic scourges of humanity over the last six centuries. It examines the connections between the movement of epidemics and the manifestations of imperial power in the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe, showing how perceptions of whom a disease targeted changed over time.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Explaining Epidemics

Explaining Epidemics

ISBN: 9780521395694
Published by: Cambridge University Press

A history of medicine in which the author discusses themes that have become visible to the public - deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, the economics of the hospital, and the treatment of AIDS.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Generating Bodies and Gendered Selves

Generating Bodies and Gendered Selves

ISBN: 9780295986418
Published by: University of Washington Press

Generating Bodies and Gendered Selves examines the textured interrelations between medical writing about generation and childbirth - what we now call reproduction - and emerging notions of selfhood in early modern England. At a time when medical texts first appeared in English in large numbers and the first signs of modern medicine were emerging both in theory and in practice, medical discourse of the body was richly interwoven with cultural concerns.Through close readings of a wide range of English-lang... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Gout: The Partrician Malady

Gout: The Partrician Malady

ISBN: 9780300082746
Published by: Yale University Press

Gout has been seen as a disease afflicting upper-class males of superior wit, genius and creativity. It is also believed to protect its sufferers and assure long life. This study investigates the history of gout and offers a perspective on medical and social history, sex, prejudice and class.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Health, Civilization and the State

Health, Civilization and the State

ISBN: 9780415200363
Published by: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Health, Civilization and the State examines the problems of public health provision in a historical perspective. It outlines the development of public health in a global context, from the ancient world through the medieval and early-modern periods to the modern state. It combines a clear account of the history of health service provision with a discussion of the social, economic and political issues at stake.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1500-1800

Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1500-1800

ISBN: 9780719067372
Published by: Manchester University Press

The period from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment constitutes a vital phase in the history of European medicine. This volume contains a selection of classical writing and up-to-date research in the field, and extracts from contemporary sources.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex

Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex

ISBN: 9780674001893
Published by: Harvard University Press

This text takes the reader inside the doctor's chamber to see how and why medical and scientific men constructed sex, gender, and sexuality as they did, and especially how the material conformation of hermaphroditic bodies - when combined with social exigencies - forced peculiar constructions.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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History of Medicine

History of Medicine

ISBN: 9780333930700
Published by: Palgrave Macmillan

This brief survey of the history of western medicine refers to scholarly literature and 21st-century issues in health care. Organized conceptually around the major fields of medical endeavour, it shows medical history as a component of social, intellectual and cultural history.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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History of the London Clinic

History of the London Clinic

ISBN: 9781853156793
Published by: Royal Society of Medicine Press

Presents the history of the London Clinic, from its foundation in 1932 by a group of Harley Street doctors. This title explores the technological, socioeconomic and cultural influences that have mapped and directed the Hospital's course of clinical excellence over the years. It is illustrated with photographs and anecdotes.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Hot and Bothered

Hot and Bothered

ISBN: 9780674018969
Published by: Harvard University Press

As she traces the medicalization of menopause over the past hundred years, historian Judith Houck challenges some widely held assumptions. Physicians hardly foisted hormones on reluctant female patients; rather, physicians themselves were often reluctant to claim menopause as a medical problem and resisted the widespread use of hormone therapy for what was, after all, a normal transition in a woman's lifespan. Houck argues that the medical and popular understandings of menopause at any given time depended o... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper

How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper

ISBN: 9780521671675
Published by: Cambridge University Press

Guide on writing and submitting a scientific paper for graduates to professionals.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Human Remains

Human Remains

ISBN: 9780300116991
Published by: Yale University Press

Looks particularly at the activities of British surgeons in nineteenth-century Van Diemen's Land, a penal colony in which a ready supply of bodies was available. This book tells a story of how medical men obtained the corpses upon which they worked before the use of human remains was regulated.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Innovation in Chinese Medicine

Innovation in Chinese Medicine

ISBN: 9780521800686
Published by: Cambridge University Press

A series of case-studies exploring the transformation of Chinese medicine over the centuries.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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John Macalister's Other Vision

John Macalister's Other Vision

ISBN: 9781857757897
Published by: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

Traces the history of The Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine from its formation. This book includes biographies and images of the major figures involved in the institution, along with background information for those involved in postgraduate education. It is intended for the members of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Knowledge and Practice in English Medicine, 1550-1680

Knowledge and Practice in English Medicine, 1550-1680

ISBN: 9780521558273
Published by: Cambridge University Press

This is a major synthesis of the knowledge and practice of early modern English medicine in their social and cultural contexts. The book maps out vividly some central areas: remedies (and how they were made credible), notions of disease, advice on preventive medicine and on healthy living, how surgeons worked upon the body and their understanding of what they were doing, and the prevention and treatment of plague.The structures of practice and knowledge examined in the first part of the book came to be c... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Laughing Gas, Viagra, and Lipitor

Laughing Gas, Viagra, and Lipitor

ISBN: 9780195300994
Published by: Oxford University Press

Jie Jack Li is a medicinal chemist and is intimately involved with drug discovery. Through extensive research and interviews with the inventors of drugs, including those of Viagra and Lipitor, he has assembled an astounding number of facts and anecdotes, as well as much useful information about important drugs we know and use in our lives today. Figures, diagrams, and illustrations highlight the text throughout.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Leprosy in Colonial South India

Leprosy in Colonial South India

ISBN: 9780333926222
Published by: Palgrave Macmillan

Leprosy in Colonial South India argues that the British raj was limited in its power and asserts the neglected role of the suffering in the constitution of colonial power. Although leprosy is often assumed to attract universal stigma and opprobrium, in Hindu culture only the vagrant poor with leprosy were stigmatized and subject to outcasting and disinheritance. For the British, leprosy was primarily a disease of the Indian male poor, visible in the ulcerated bodies of vagrants and beggars. The public body... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Li Dong-Yuan's Treatise on the Spleen and Stomach

Li Dong-Yuan's Treatise on the Spleen and Stomach

ISBN: 9780936185415
Published by: Blue Poppy Press

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Locating Medical History: The Stories and Their Meanings

Locating Medical History: The Stories and Their Meanings

ISBN: 9780801885488
Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press

Explores and reflects on a field that accommodates a diversity of practitioners and approaches. This work discusses such issues as the periodic estrangement of medical history from medicine, the influence of Foucault on the writing of medical history, and the shifts from social to cultural history and back again.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Malaria

Malaria

ISBN: 9780801866371
Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press

In Malaria: Poverty, Race, and Public Health in the United States, Margaret Humphreys approaches malaria from three perspectives: the parasite's biological history, the medical response to it, and the patient's experience of the disease. She asks how the parasite thrives and eventually becomes vulnerable, how professionals came to know about the parasite and learned how to fight it, and how people viewed the disease and came to understand and support the struggle against it.Malaria: Poverty, Race, and Pu... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Medical Firsts

Medical Firsts

ISBN: 9780471401759
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

In Medical Firsts, science journalist and author Robert Adler recounts the fascinating story of Western medicine as told through the lives and achievements of more than thirty of its brightest lights. Combining a journalist's economy of style and a born storyteller's way with a good yarn, he takes us on a grand tour of 2,500 years of medical innovation - from Hippocrates' grand idea to William Harvey's discovery of the workings of the human circulatory system to Pasteur's proof of the germ theory of disease... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Medicine and Magic in Elizabethan London

Medicine and Magic in Elizabethan London

ISBN: 9780199215270
Published by: Oxford University Press

Simon Forman (1552-1611) is one of London's most infamous astrologers. He stood apart from the medical elite because he was not formally educated and because his medical ideas were antithetical to the most learned physicians. This book provides an account of Forman's papers and recovers the world of medicine and magic in Elizabethan London.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Medicine in the Days of the Pharaohs

Medicine in the Days of the Pharaohs

ISBN: 9780674017023
Published by: Harvard University Press

Bruno Halioua and Bernard Ziskind provide a comprehensive account of pharaonic medicine that is illuminated by what modern science has discovered about the lives (and deaths) of people from many walks of life - farmers, fishermen, miners, soldiers, scribes and priests, embalmers, construction workers, bakers, prostitutes. From mummies and medical papyri we are able to recognize the aches of osteoarthritis, imagine the occupational hazards faced by press-ganged stonemasons, and learn of the gynecological com... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Medicine Through Time

Medicine Through Time

ISBN: 9780003270075
Published by: HarperCollins Publishers

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Medieval Islamic Medicine

Medieval Islamic Medicine

ISBN: 9780748620678
Published by: Edinburgh University Press

Provides a survey of medieval Islamic medicine, offering insights to the role of medicine and physicians in medieval Islamic culture. This work is organised around five topics: the emergence of medieval Islamic medicine and its intense cross-pollination with other cultures, the theoretical medical framework, and more.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Merciful Release: The History of the British Euthenasia Movement

Merciful Release: The History of the British Euthenasia Movement

ISBN: 9780719061240
Published by: Manchester University Press

Aiming to provide a comprehensive study of the British euthanasia movement, Kemp draws upon diverse historical issues which illustrate the persistant failure of attempts to legalize euthanasia in the United Kingdom.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

ISBN: 9781888799804
Published by: Demos Medical Publishing

In this comprehensive history, we meet individuals who suffered with MS in the centuries before the disease had a name, including blessed Lidwina of Holland, who took joy from her misery, believing that she was sent to accept suffering for the sins of others; Augustus d'Este, grandson of George III and cousin of Queen Victoria, whose case shows how someone with access to the best of medical care of the age was understood and managed; and Heinrich Heine, the German poet, who also had access to all medical se... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts: China, Healing, and the West to 1848

Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts: China, Healing, and the West to 1848

ISBN: 9780674023970
Published by: Harvard University Press

As Westerners struggled to understand new peoples unfamiliar to them, how did they make sense of equally unfamiliar concepts and practices of healing? This title takes the reader to the 13th century to uncover the story of the West's earliest known encounters with Chinese understandings of illness and healing.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Oxford Dictionary of Medical Quotations

Oxford Dictionary of Medical Quotations

ISBN: 9780198565987
Published by: Oxford University Press

Suitable for doctors, this title contains several quotations, both from the famous and the not so famous.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Patients in the History of Homoeopathy

Patients in the History of Homoeopathy

ISBN: 9780953652242
Published by: EAHMH Publications

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Penicillin

Penicillin

ISBN: 9780199254064
Published by: Oxford University Press

Sets the discovery and use of penicillin in the context of social and cultural change across the world. This book examines the drug's critical contributions to medicine and agriculture, and investigates the global spread of resistant bacteria as antibiotic use continues to rise. It is of interest to historians, scientists, and others.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Penicillin Man

Penicillin Man

ISBN: 9780750931526
Published by: NPI Media Group

Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin - which he found growing on a petri dish of staphylococci when he returned to work after a holiday - revolutionised healthcare and turned the modest, self-effacing Fleming into a world hero. A team at Oxford, led by Howard Florey and including German Jewish refugee Ernst Chain, helped to turn Fleming's find into a usable drug and, in an unprecedented move of international cooperation, penicillin was taken over to America to be produced on a mass scale. Yet it was... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Plagues and Poxes

Plagues and Poxes

ISBN: 9781888799798
Published by: Demos Medical Publishing

Bollet (medicine, Yale U.) has written widely about medical history, especially during the 19th century, and some of the chapters here are revised from articles he has published elsewhere. The first edition (no date noted) looked at the impact of diseases on history, emphasizing new diseases that were emerging at the time. The second reverses the p... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Polio and Its Aftermath

Polio and Its Aftermath

ISBN: 9780674013155
Published by: Harvard University Press

In Polio and Its Aftermath Marc Shell, who himself had polio, offers an inspired analysis of the disease. Shell's work combines the understanding of a medical researcher with the sensitivity of a literary critic. He draws a detailed yet comprehensive picture of the lived experience of a crippling disease that affects every facet of human existence.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Polio's Legacy

Polio's Legacy

ISBN: 9780761801443
Published by: University Press of America

This study shows the reality of polio and how it alters human lives. Polio survivors explain their experiences - the day they were diagnosed with polio; their initial hospital stay; their therapy and treatments; and the effects of polio on their childhood, youth, adulthood and relationships.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Practical Pursuits

Practical Pursuits

ISBN: 9780674019522
Published by: Harvard University, Asia Center

The history of Western medicine in the late Tokugawa period is usually depicted as a prelude to modern medicine. By comparison to the Western medical science that was systematically introduced in the Meiji period, the Tokugawa study of Western learning is often seen as a hopelessly backward exercise in which inadequately equipped Japanese doctors valiantly struggled to make sense of outdated Dutch knowledge. In contrast, this book argues that the study of Western medicine was a dynamic activity that brought... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Quest for Conception

Quest for Conception

ISBN: 9780812215281
Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press

In Quest for Conception, Marcia C. Inhorn portrays the poignant struggles of poor, urban Egyptian women and their attempts to overcome infertility. The author draws upon fifteen months of fieldwork in urban Egypt to present moving stories of infertile Muslim women whose tumultuous medical pilgrimages - or their search for children, as they call their quests for conception - have yet to produce the desired pregnancies. Inhorn examines the devastating impact of infertility on the lives of these women, who a... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Quiet Killers

Quiet Killers

ISBN: 9780750941082
Published by: NPI Media Group

With bird flu a very present threat, this is a timely look at 'quiet killers' through the ages. Malaria, the killer of Oliver Cromwell, was, like many other infectious diseases, endemic in Britain until vanquished by science in the twentieth century. Yet now the trend is reversing. Dr Baker discusses the future impact of deadly diseases in a changing world.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Rats, Lice and History

Rats, Lice and History

ISBN: 9781412806725
Published by: Transaction Publishers

The typhus pathogen was transmitted by rat fleas to human beings, who then transmitted it to other humans and in some strains from human to human. This book is devoted to a discussion of the biology of typhus and history of typhus fever in human affairs.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Remarkable Story of Great Ormond St Hospital

Remarkable Story of Great Ormond St Hospital

ISBN: 9781847371133
Published by: Simon & Schuster Ltd

The remarkable story of Great Ormond St Hospital - the first children's hospital in the English-speaking world.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Science and the Practice of Medicine in the Nineteenth Century

Science and the Practice of Medicine in the Nineteenth Century

ISBN: 9780521272056
Published by: Cambridge University Press

Focusing on medicine in the hospitals, the community, and the laboratory, the author contends that the impact of science was more striking on the public face of medicine and the diagnostic skills of doctors than it was on their actual therapeutic capacities. He examines the parallel development of biomedical sciences.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Screening the Body

Screening the Body

ISBN: 9780816622894
Published by: University of Minnesota Press

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Soviet Medicine in the Fight Against Mental Diseases

Soviet Medicine in the Fight Against Mental Diseases

ISBN: 9780898756111
Published by: International Law & Taxation

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Spreading Germs

Spreading Germs

ISBN: 9780521773027
Published by: Cambridge University Press

Spreading Germs discusses how modern ideas on the bacterial causes of communicable diseases were constructed and spread within the British medical profession in the last third of the nineteenth century. Michael Worboys revises many existing interpretations of this pivotal moment in modern medicine.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Cambridge History of Medicine

The Cambridge History of Medicine

ISBN: 9780521682893
Published by: Cambridge University Press

Surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine

ISBN: 9780521002523
Published by: Cambridge University Press

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The Cholesterol Wars: The Skeptics Vs. the Preponderance of Evidence

The Cholesterol Wars: The Skeptics Vs. the Preponderance of Evidence

ISBN: 9780123739797
Published by: Academic Press

Today, in the era of the statins, there is no longer any doubt about the value of lowering blood cholesterol levels. The Cholesterol Wars chronicles the controversy that swirled around the 'lipid hypothesis' of atherosclerosis for years. The position of many clinicians is 'the lower the better.' Getting to this point, however, has been a long uphill battle marked by heated debate and sometimes violent disagreement. The history of this controversy is told here.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Double Face of Janus and Other Essays in the History of Medicine

The Double Face of Janus and Other Essays in the History of Medicine

ISBN: 9780801885471
Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press

Explores the history of basic medical sciences, of health and disease, and of surgery and drug therapy, as well as general questions concerning the historical and philosophical approach to medicine from antiquity to the early twentieth century.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The First Hundred Fellows by Assessment

The First Hundred Fellows by Assessment

ISBN: 9780850842425
Published by: Royal College of General Practitioners

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The Greatest Benefit to Mankind

The Greatest Benefit to Mankind

ISBN: 9780006374541
Published by: HarperCollins Publishers

Medicine advances ever faster, and with it not just a capacity to overcome sickness, but to transform the very nature of life. Starting in ancient times, this text charts how this health revolution came about and how life for human beings in the West has ceased to be nasty, brutish and short.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Healing Arts

The Healing Arts

ISBN: 9780719067341
Published by: Manchester University Press

The book will appeal to students, teachers, health workers and general readers who wish to develop a critical awareness of medicine in the past. The essays are complemented by a selection of primary and secondary readings in the companion volume, Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1500-1800: A Source Book.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The History of Albuminous Nephritis (1840)

The History of Albuminous Nephritis (1840)

ISBN: 9780854840984
Published by: Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine

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The History of Moorfields Eye Hospital (v.III)

The History of Moorfields Eye Hospital (v.III)

ISBN: 9781853155802
Published by: Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd

This account covers the past 40 years in the history of Moorfields. The book gives a general account of developments from the early 1960s to the present day - descriptions of changes in all the clinical services, a review of education and research, and an overview of all aspects of management, finance and infrastructure.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Insanity of Place / The Place of Insanity

The Insanity of Place / The Place of Insanity

ISBN: 9780415770064
Published by: Taylor & Francis Ltd

This book brings together many of the major papers published by Andrew Scull in the history of psychiatry over the past decade and a half. Its historiographic essays provide a critical perspective on such major figures as Michel Foucault, Roy Porter, and Edward Shorter, and subsequent chapters examine some of the major substantive debates in the field from the eighteenth century to the present.The Insanity of Place/The Place of Insanity will be of interest to students and professionals of the history of... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Nursing Sister

The Nursing Sister

ISBN: 9780709074151
Published by: Robert Hale Ltd

Using first-hand as well as historical accounts, Peter Ardern examines this important role in nursing, from the religious sisterhoods of the nineteenth century and the martinets of the early twentieth century to the modern ward sister of today, who has now taken over many jobs that were previously those of junior doctors. The job satisfaction, respect for authority, camaraderie, teamwork, as well as the many restrictions and sacrifices associated with the job, are also explored, often with the help of amusi... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Phantom Museum: And Henry Wellcome's Collection of Medical Curiosities

The Phantom Museum: And Henry Wellcome's Collection of Medical Curiosities

ISBN: 9781861976185
Published by: Profile Books

Writing inspired by the medical, scientific and sometimes downright extraordinary contents of Henry Wellcome's museum.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Powerful Placebo

The Powerful Placebo

ISBN: 9780801866753
Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press

A scholarly examination of the placebo effect. The authors survey the use of placebos from antiquity to modern times; examine the development, use and validity of the double-blind, controlled clinical trial; and present their own study of the placebo effect in more than 1000 patients.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Quotable Osler

The Quotable Osler

ISBN: 9781930513341
Published by: American College of Physicians

Despite William Osler's enduring importance, a single source of his sayings has not been readily available to those seeking an apt quote for an article or talk, or for those who may just want to sample his messages. The Quotable Osler is designed as a resource to fill this need.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Radcliffe Infirmary

The Radcliffe Infirmary

ISBN: 9780752442488
Published by: NPI Media Group

The Radcliffe Infirmary holds a special place in the history of medicine. It was here that penicillin was first used to treat infections, the first accident service was set up, and a flying squad to go to the aid of mothers in crisis in childbirth was created. This work presents a picture of hospital life since the Infirmary's foundation in 1770.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine

The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine

ISBN: 9780349112800
Published by: Little, Brown Book Group

An appraisal of the science, philosophy and politics of modern medicine. The author argues that, whilst the scope of medicine is immeasurably greater than it was half a century ago, the optimism generated by its advances seems to have evaporated: medicine is doing better but feeling worse.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Secret History of the War on Cancer

The Secret History of the War on Cancer

ISBN: 9780465015665
Published by: Basic Books

For much of its history, the cancer war has been fighting the wrong battles, with the wrong weapons, against the wrong enemies. The campaign has targeted the disease and left off the table the things that cause it - tobacco, alcohol, the workplace, and other environmental hazards. Conceived in explicitly military terms, the effort has focused on defeating an enemy by detecting, treating, and curing disease. Overlooked and suppressed was any consideration of how the world in which we live and work affects wh... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Secret Life of Dr James Barry

The Secret Life of Dr James Barry

ISBN: 9780752441399
Published by: NPI Media Group

James Barry was an innovative medical pioneer, radical humanitarian and flamboyant dandy who traversed the British Empire during the nineteenth century. Presenting a story of nineteenth century science and the mysteries of sexuality, this book aims to bring to life this enigmatic figure.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Surgeon in Medieval English Literature

The Surgeon in Medieval English Literature

ISBN: 9781403968463
Published by: Palgrave Macmillan

The medieval English surgeon was subject to a huge variety of cultural perceptions, ranging from that of pitiless butcher to sanctified healer. The bloody craft of surgery served as a uniquely encompassing metaphor for later medieval Christian identity, as defined by the urgent struggle between damnation and salvation articulated so vividly in Middle English poetry and prose. Citrome employs a variety of critical approaches to explain how surgical metaphors became an important tool of ecclesiastical power i... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Western Medical Tradition

The Western Medical Tradition

ISBN: 9780521475655
Published by: Cambridge University Press

An authoritative description of the important changes in Western medicine over the past two centuries.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Western Medical Tradition

The Western Medical Tradition

ISBN: 9780521475648
Published by: Cambridge University Press

It provides a much-needed account of the very latest historical scholarship.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Western Medical Tradition

The Western Medical Tradition

ISBN: 9780521475242
Published by: Cambridge University Press

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The World of Caffeine

The World of Caffeine

ISBN: 9780415927239
Published by: Taylor & Francis Ltd

How much do we really know about our number one drug? This natural, cultural, and artistic history of our favourite mood enhancer tells us more, by looking at how caffeine was discovered, its early uses, and its unexpected role in medicine, religion, painting, poetry, learning and love.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine

The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine

ISBN: 9780520229365
Published by: University Presses of California, Columbia and Pri

The Yellow Emperor's Classic has become a landmark in the history of Chinese civilization. Since 1949, when this first translation of the oldest known document in Chinese medicine was published, traditional medical practice has seen a dynamic revival in China and throughout many countries in the Western world. Elements of this time-honored therapy, including acupuncture and the harmony of human spirit with the natural world, have become part of mainstream medical practice; The Yellow Emperor's Classic provi... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine

The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine

ISBN: 9781570620805
Published by: Shambhala Publications Inc

The Neijing is one of the most important classics of Taoism, as well as the highest authority on traditional Chinese medicine. Its authorship is attributed to the great Huang Di, the Yellow Emperor, who reigned during the third millennium BCE. This new translation consists of the eighty-one chapters of the section of the Neijing known as the Suwen, or Questions of Organic and Fundamental Nature (The other section, called the Lingshu, is a technical book on acupuncture and is not included here.)The orig... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Traditional Thai Medicine

Traditional Thai Medicine

ISBN: 9781890772673
Published by: Hohm Press,U.S.

In Thailand, traditional folk medicine competes successfully with Western hospital-based medicine, and represents a popular approach to healing even in modern cities such as Bangkok. This book offers a broad-brush history of medicine in Thailand from the 3rd millennium BC onwards.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Traumatic Pasts

Traumatic Pasts

ISBN: 9780521583657
Published by: Cambridge University Press

The essays in this book trace the origins of recent, heated debates regarding trauma.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Tropical Medicine: An Illustrated History of the Pioneers

Tropical Medicine: An Illustrated History of the Pioneers

ISBN: 9780123739919
Published by: Academic Press

Tropical medicine attained its peak in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when the British Empire was at its zenith. The specialty was largely created by British physicians who were often 'larger than life' individuals. The early years of the 'formal discipline' were closely associated with the activities of the (Royal) Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, which provided a forum upon which many of the enigmas relating to the exotic infections, most of parasitic origin, were discussed by... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Twenty-First Century Plague: The Story of SARS

Twenty-First Century Plague: The Story of SARS

ISBN: 9780801881244
Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press

Before it was reined in by a remarkable international scientific effort, the SARS virus demonstrated just how vulnerable human society is to disease. Emerging new infectious diseases like SARS have been erupting at an alarming rate over the past few decades. There is every indication that the world will continue to face new viral diseases, some of which will be much more lethal and contagious than SARS.This book looks at the emergence of new diseases, as well as the politics and economics of disease. It... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Vaccine

Vaccine

ISBN: 9780393059113
Published by: W W Norton & Co Ltd

In 1796, as smallpox ravaged Europe, Edward Jenner injected a child with a benign version of the disease, then exposed the child to the deadly virus itself. The boy proved resistant to smallpox and Jenner's risky experiment produced the earliest vaccination. This title reveals the history of vaccination.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Vernacular Bodies: The Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern England

Vernacular Bodies: The Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern England

ISBN: 9780199202706
Published by: Oxford University Press, USA

Offers a way to think about the history of the body by focusing on women's bodies, showing how ideas about conception, pregnancy, and childbirth were also ways of talking about gender relations and thus all relations of power. This study provides ways to understand how ordinary people experienced political conflicts and social change.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Wellcome Historical Medical Library Catalogue of Printed Books (v. 3)

Wellcome Historical Medical Library Catalogue of Printed Books (v. 3)

ISBN: 9780854840410
Published by: Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine

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Western Medical Thought from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Western Medical Thought from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

ISBN: 9780674007956
Published by: Harvard University Press

This text covers medical thought from antiquity through to the Middle Ages, reconstructing the slow transformation and sudden changes in theory and practice that marked the birth and early development of Western medicine.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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