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The Normal and the Pathological
The Normal and the Pathological
By Zone Books
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mpn: 9780942299595, ean: 9780942299595, isbn: 0942299590,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
The Normal and the Pathological is one of the crucial contributions to the history of science in the last half century. It takes as its starting point the sudden appearance of biology as a science in the 19th-century and examines the conditions determining its particular makeup. Canguilhem analyzes the radically new way in which health and disease were defined in the early 19th-century, showing that the emerging categories of the normal and the pathological were far from being objective


Unit 731 Testimony
Unit 731 Testimony
By Gold, Hal
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sku: 9780804835657, mpn: 9780804835657, ean: 9780804835657, isbn: 0804835659,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
Unit 731 is a riveting and disturbing account of the medical atrocities performed in and around Japan during WWII. Some of the cruelest deeds of Japan's war in Asia did not occur on the battlefield, but in quiet, antiseptic medical wards in obscure parts of the continent. Far from front lines and prying eyes, Japanese doctors and their assistants subjected human guinea pigs to gruesome medical experiments. In the first part of Unit 731: Testimony author Hal Gold draws upon a painstakingly


Forgotten Disease: Illnesses Transformed in Chinese Medicine (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University)
Forgotten Disease: Illnesses Transformed in Chinese Medicine (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University)
By Stanford University Press
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
Around the turn of the twentieth century, disorders that Chinese physicians had been writing about for over a millennium acquired new identities in Western medicine—sudden turmoil became cholera; flowers of heaven became smallpox; and foot qi became beriberi. Historians have tended to present these new identities as revelations, overlooking evidence that challenges Western ideas about these conditions. In Forgotten Disease, Hilary A. Smith argues that, by privileging nineteenth century


The Moth in the Iron Lung: A Biography of Polio
The Moth in the Iron Lung: A Biography of Polio
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ean: 9781717583673, isbn: 1717583679,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
A fascinating account of the world’s most famous disease—polio— told as you have never heard it before. Epidemics of paralysis began to rage in the early 1900s, seemingly out of nowhere. Doctors, parents, and health officials were at a loss to explain why this formerly unheard of disease began paralyzing so many children—usually starting in their legs, sometimes moving up through their abdomen and arms. For an unfortunate few, it could paralyze the muscles that allowed them to breathe.


Research at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (1953 - 2005): An Overview
Research at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (1953 - 2005): An Overview
By Carolina Academic Press
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ean: 9781594607462, isbn: 159460746X,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
Research has been a major factor at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center since the inception in 1953. This book details these activities.  The primary focus is on the investigators, describing the nature of their research and their involvement in patient care activities. A number of these individuals have made major contributions to research, not only at the VA, but at Duke University Medical Center and at a number of other academic institutions. The research activities continue to be a


The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War
The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War
By University of Chicago Press
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
The injuries suffered by soldiers during WWI were as varied as they were brutal. How could the human body suffer and often absorb such disparate traumas? Why might the same wound lead one soldier to die but allow another to recover?   In The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe, Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers uncover a fascinating story of how medical scientists came to conceptualize the body as an integrated yet brittle whole. Responding to the harrowing experience of the Great War, the


Aunque la naturaleza se opuso: La cirugía cardiovascular como salvadora de vidas (Spanish Edition)
Aunque la naturaleza se opuso: La cirugía cardiovascular como salvadora de vidas (Spanish Edition)
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ean: 9781939393685, isbn: 193939368X,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 264 reviews
Se dice que Simón Bolívar, indignado por el terremoto de Caracas en 1812 dijo “si la naturaleza se opone, lucharemos contra ella y la haremos que nos obedezca”. En este libro, el autor , Profesor Titular de la Universidad Central de Venezuela,recuerda esas palabras para hacernos ver que la ciencia médica avanzada, aunque  la naturaleza se oponga, puede salvar muchas vidas y con ese objeto describe las complejas operaciones del corazón y de los grandes vasos sanguíneos que su equipo


Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
By W W Norton Company
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mpn: 13 illustrations, ean: 9780393050936, isbn: 9780393050936,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
''One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting.''―Entertainment WeeklyStiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers―some willingly, some unwittingly―have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory


When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery
When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery
By Vertosick, Frank T.
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mpn: 9780393330496, ean: 9780393330496, isbn: 0393330494,

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The story of one man's evolution from naive and ambitious young intern to world-class neurosurgeon. With poignant insight and humor, Frank Vertosick Jr., MD, describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia, and a minister with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull. Told through intimate portraits of Vertosick’s patients and unsparing yet fascinatingly detailed descriptions


The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine
The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine
By W. W. Norton & Company
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mpn: 36 illustrations, ean: 9780393333978, isbn: 0393333973,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
''A splendid history of mind-body medicine...a book that desperately needed to be written.'' ―Jerome Groopman, New York TimesIs stress a deadly disease on the rise in modern society? Can mind-body practices from the East help us become well? When it comes to healing, we believe we must look beyond doctors and drugs; we must look within ourselves. Faith, relationships, and attitude matter.But why do we believe such things? From psychoanalysis to the placebo effect to meditation, this vibrant


Heart: A History
Heart: A History
By Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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ean: 9780374168650, isbn: 0374168652,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
The bestselling author of Intern and Doctored tells the story of the thing that makes us tickFor centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul. As the cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in Heart: A History, it was only recently that we demolished age-old taboos and devised the transformative procedures that have changed the way we live.Deftly alternating between key


The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception
The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception
By Foucault, Michel
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mpn: 9780679753346, ean: 9780679753346, isbn: 0679753346,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
In the eighteenth century, medicine underwent a mutation. For the first time, medical knowledge took on a precision that had formerly belonged only to mathematics. The body became something that could be mapped. Disease became subject to new rules of classification. And doctors begin to describe phenomena that for centuries had remained below the threshold of the visible and expressible.In The Birth of the Clinic the philosopher and intellectual historian who may be the true heir to Nietzsche


The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine (Zone Books)
The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine (Zone Books)
By Zone Books
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mpn: 9780942299892, ean: 9780942299892, isbn: 0942299892,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
A meditation on the human body as described by the classical Greeks and by the ancient Chinese.At the heart of medical history is a deep enigma. The true structure and workings of the human body are, we casually assume, everywhere the same, a universal reality. But then we look into the past, and our sense of reality wavers: accounts of the body in diverse medical traditions often seem to describe mutually alien, almost unrelated worlds. The Expressiveness of the Body meditates on the contrasts


A History of Public Health
A History of Public Health
By Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
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ean: 9781421416014, isbn: 1421416018,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
Since publication in 1958, George Rosen’s classic book has been regarded as the essential international history of public health. Describing the development of public health in classical Greece, imperial Rome, England, Europe, the United States, and elsewhere, Rosen illuminates the lives and contributions of the field’s great figures. He considers such community health problems as infectious disease, water supply and sewage disposal, maternal and child health, nutrition, and occupational


Native American Medicinal Plants: An Ethnobotanical Dictionary
Native American Medicinal Plants: An Ethnobotanical Dictionary
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mpn: 9780881929874, ean: 9780881929874, isbn: 0881929875,

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In Native American Medicinal Plants, anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman describes the medicinal use of more than 2700 plants by 218 Native American tribes. Information—adapted from the same research used to create the monumental Native American Ethnobotany—includes 82 categories of medicinal uses, ranging from analgesics, contraceptives, gastrointestinal aids, hypotensive medicines, sedatives, and toothache remedies.Native American Medicinal Plants includes extensive indexes arranged by


Wood Becomes Water: Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life
Wood Becomes Water: Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life
By Kodansha America
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ean: 9781568362090, isbn: 1568362099,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 203 reviews
Does your back pain flare up in the evening?  Perhaps your water element is weak.  Allergies in the spring?  Emotional outbursts?  Perhaps your wood element is too strong.  Using the five element system of Chinese cosmology as a key—wood, fire, earth, metal, water—Gail Reichstein unlocks the ancient mysteries of Chinese medicine and makes them available for the everyday health and well-being of modern readers. Each chapter includes:- Lists of common ailments associated with each


Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets
Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets
By RANDOM HOUSE
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ean: 9780812982527, isbn: 0812982525,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
“Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King”* in this propulsive, haunting journey into the life of the most studied human research subject of all time, the amnesic known as Patient H.M. For readers of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks comes a story that has much to teach us about our relentless pursuit of knowledge.Winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award • Los Angeles Times Book Prize WinnerNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYThe Washington Post • New York Post •


Medicine and Western Civilization
Medicine and Western Civilization
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ean: 9780813521909, isbn: 0813521904,

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This fabulous anthology is sure to be a core text for history of medicine and social science classes in colleges across the country. In order to demonstrate how medical research has influenced Western cultural perspectives, the editors have collected original works from 61 different authors around nine major themes (among them ''Anatomy and Destiny,'' ''Psyche and Soma,'' and ''The Construction of Pain, Suffering, and Death''). The authors range from Aristotle, the Bible, and Louis Pasteur, to


The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders
The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders
By imusti
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mpn: 9781596433755, ean: 9781596433755, isbn: 1596433752,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
Rare book Book DescriptionIn 1986, Afghanistan was torn apart by a war with the Soviet Union. This graphic novel/photo-journal is a record of one reporter's arduous and dangerous journey through Afghanistan accompanying the Doctors Without Borders. Didier Lefèvre’s photography, paired with the art of Emmanuel Guibert, tells the powerful story of a mission undertaken by men and women dedicated to mending the wounds of war. Take a Look Inside The Photographer These color panels and striking


Doctors: The Biography of Medicine
Doctors: The Biography of Medicine
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mpn: 9780679760092, ean: 9780679760092, isbn: 0679760091,

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From the author of How We Die, the extraordinary story of the development of modern medicine, told through the lives of the physician-scientists who paved the way.How does medical science advance? Popular historians would have us believe that a few heroic individuals, possessing superhuman talents, lead an unselfish quest to better the human condition. But as renowned Yale surgeon and medical historian Sherwin B. Nuland shows in this brilliant collection of linked life portraits, the theory



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