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The Normal and the Pathological
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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 deter...
Unit 731 Testimony
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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 p...
The Moth in the Iron Lung: A Biography of Polio
By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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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 ...
Research at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (1953 - 2005): An Overview
By Carolina Academic Press
ean: 9781594607462, isbn: 159460746X,
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...
The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War
By University of Chicago Press
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ean: 9780226556598, isbn: 022655659X,
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 B...
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
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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 tho...
When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery
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mpn: 9780393330496, ean: 9780393330496, isbn: 0393330494,
4.2 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
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 wit...
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 ...
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 sou...
The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception
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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...
The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine (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 univers...
A History of Public Health
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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, an...
Native American Medicinal Plants: An Ethnobotanical Dictionary
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mpn: 9780881929874, ean: 9780881929874, isbn: 0881929875,
4.0 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
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 Ethno...
Wood Becomes Water: Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life
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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...
Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets
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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...
Medicine and Western Civilization
By Brand: Rutgers University Press
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ean: 9780813521909, isbn: 0813521904,
4.6 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
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...
Doctors: The Biography of Medicine
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mpn: 9780679760092, ean: 9780679760092, isbn: 0679760091,
4.8 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
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 ...
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