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MIRAGE OF HEALTH Utopias, Progress, and Biological Change
Every man dreams of a utopia in which disease is conquered and the only thing left to die of is old age. In a study of the history and concepts of medicine Rene Dubos, who is one of America's most distinguished scientists, shows that such a utopia is...
Galen: On the Properties of Foodstuffs
ean: 9780521812429, isbn: 0521812429,
Until recently an English translation of Galen's On the Properties of Foodstuffs did not exist. This work, by one of the greatest of ancient physicians, provides a lucid description of the ways in which foods were thought to affect the body and were ...
Victor McKusick and the History of Medical Genetics
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ean: 9781461416760, isbn: 1461416760,
4.6 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
This book is being planned as a tribute to Dr. Victor A. McKusick (1921-2008), who is well known as the “father of medical genetics”. He was long associated with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, first as a student in the 1940s, a...
Medicine's Michelangelo: The Life & Art of Frank H. Netter, MD
mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780989137607, isbn: 0989137600,
Medicine’s Michelangelo is a remarkable and first major biography of Frank H. Netter, MD, written by his daughter, Francine Mary Netter. She captures the character of the man and tells his life story using not only her remembrances but also Frank N...
The World of Physical Chemistry
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mpn: frontispiece, halftones, line figures, t, ean: 9780198559191, isbn: 0198559194,
4.9 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
This book offers an account of the field of physical chemistry as it has evolved over the years, from its emergence as a distinct discipline in the late 19th century through today's miracle discoveries. The book covers all of the main branches of phy...
New Directions in Literature and Medicine Studies
ean: 9781137519870, isbn: 1137519878,
This book is situated in the field of medical humanities, and the articles continue the dialogue between the disciplines of literature and medicine that was initiated in the 1970s and has continued with ebbs and flows since then. Recently, the need t...
Essays on the History of Respiratory Physiology (Perspectives in Physiology)
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mpn: 115 black & white illustrations, 14 colo, ean: 9781493923618, isbn: 1493923617,
4.4 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
This book consists of 23 essays about prominent people and events in the history of respiratory physiology. It provides a first-hand chronicle of the advancements made in respiratory physiology starting with Galen and the beginnings of Western phy...
A History of Immunology, Second Edition
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ean: 9780123705860, isbn: 012370586X,
4.9 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
Written by an immunologist, A History of Immunology traces the concept of immunity from ancient times up to the present day, examining how changing concepts and technologies have affected the course of the science. It shows how the personalities of s...
History of Periodontology
ean: 9780867154245, isbn: 0867154241,
This work presents a broad historical perspective on the evolution of periodontics from the prehistoric era to the present. Along the way, it highlights key figures and their contributions to our contemporary understanding and treatment of periodonta...
Making a Place for Ourselves: The Black Hospital Movement, 1920-1945
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mpn: halftones, ean: 9780195078893, isbn: 0195078896,
4.6 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
Making a Place for Ourselves examines an important but not widely chronicled event at the intersection of African-American history and American medical history--the black hospital movement. A practical response to the racial realities of American lif...
Shang Han Lun Explained, 1e
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ean: 9780729538817, isbn: 0729538818,
4.3 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
Shang Han Lun was written in approx 200 AD and remains a seminal text in Chinese medicine literature and is mandatory study in all accredited courses of Chinese medicine today. It analyses the aetiology and pathogenesis of acute upper respiratory tra...
Medical Aphorisms: Treatises 10-15 (Medical Works of Moses Maimonides)
ean: 9780842527804, isbn: 084252780X,
Moses Maimonides is among the most celebrated rabbis in the history of Judaism and the author of enduring works on philosophy, law, and medicine. Medical Aphorisms is the best known and most comprehensive of his works, and Gerrit Bos offers here a ma...
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