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Saving Lives in Auschwitz: The Prisoners’ Hospital in Buna-Monowitz
Saving Lives in Auschwitz: The Prisoners’ Hospital in Buna-Monowitz
By Purdue University Press
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ean: 9781557538246, isbn: 1557538247,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
In a 1941 Nazi roundup of educated Poles, Stefan Budziaszek―newly graduated from medical school in Krakow―was incarcerated in the Krakow Montelupich Prison and transferred to the Auschwitz concentration camp in February 1942. German big businesses brutally exploited the cheap labor of prisoners in the camp, and workers were dying. In 1943, Stefan, now a functionary prisoner, was put in charge of the on-site prisoner hospital, which at the time was more like an infirmary staffed by


Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present and Future
Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present and Future
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The story of viruses and humanity is a story of fear and ignorance, of grief and heartbreak, and of great bravery and sacrifice. Michael Oldstone tells all these stories as he illuminates the history of the devastating diseases that have tormented humanity, focusing mostly on the most famous viruses. Oldstone begins with smallpox, polio, and measles. Nearly 300 million people were killed by smallpox in this century alone and the author presents a vivid account of the long campaign to eradicate


Rhetoric and Medicine in Early Modern Europe (Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity)
Rhetoric and Medicine in Early Modern Europe (Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity)
By Routledge
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ean: 9781138246225, isbn: 1138246220,

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Through close analysis of texts, cultural and civic communities, and intellectual history, the papers in this collection, for the first time, propose a dynamic relationship between rhetoric and medicine as discourses and disciplines of cure in early modern Europe. Although the range of theoretical approaches and methodologies represented here is diverse, the essays collectively explore the theories and practices, innovations and interventions, that underwrite the shared concerns of medicine,


The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity (The Norton History of Science)
The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity (The Norton History of Science)
By W W Norton Company
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780393319804, isbn: 0393319806,

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''To combine enormous knowledge with a delightful style and a highly idiosyncratic point of view is Roy Porter's special gift, and it makes [this] book . . . alive and fascinating and provocative on every page.''―Oliver Sacks, M.D. Hailed as ''a remarkable achievement'' (Boston Sunday Globe) and as ''a triumph: simultaneously entertaining and instructive, witty and thought-provoking . . . a splendid and thoroughly engrossing book'' (Los Angeles Times), Roy Porter's charting of the history of


The Florence Prescription: From Accountability to Ownership
The Florence Prescription: From Accountability to Ownership
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No one has ever faced a healthcare crisis as dire as the one that confronted Florence Nightingale at the Scutari Barrack Hospital, yet despite the challenges over a 2-year period she defined the nursing profession and created a blueprint for the hospital as we know it today. Now she returns to Memorial Medical Center to help the leadership team foster a stronger culture of ownership. In this heartwarming and thought-provoking story you will learn: -Why no one ever checks the oil in a rental


Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure
Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure
By Columbia University Press
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mpn: 9780231146371, ean: 9780231146371, isbn: 023114637X,

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A London researcher was the first to assert that the combination measles-mumps-rubella vaccine known as MMR caused autism in children. Following this ''discovery,'' a handful of parents declared that a mercury-containing preservative in several vaccines was responsible for the disease. If mercury caused autism, they reasoned, eliminating it from a child's system should treat the disorder. Consequently, a number of untested alternative therapies arose, and, most tragically, in one such


The Black Death, The Great Mortality of 1348-1350: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History and Culture)
The Black Death, The Great Mortality of 1348-1350: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History and Culture)
By Bedford/St. Martin's
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Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated History
Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated History
By DK Publishing Dorling Kindersley
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ean: 9781465453419, isbn: 1465453415,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
Medicine tells the fascinating story of the discipline, from ancient times to the present day, charting developments in healing, diagnosis, surgery, and drugs in a vividly visual and accessible format.Follow the gory pitfalls and the miraculous breakthroughs of medical history from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to the latest developments in IVF and gene therapy. Clear diagrams explain major diseases, such as cancer, and enhance understanding of human anatomy, surgical


Dr. Mary's Monkey: How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses Are Linked to Lee Harvey ... Assassination and Emerging Global Epidemics
Dr. Mary's Monkey: How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses Are Linked to Lee Harvey ... Assassination and Emerging Global Epidemics
By imusti
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ean: 9781634240307, isbn: 1634240308,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
Get ready for the “Hottest cold case in America!” This updated paperback contains the same content as the 2014 hard cover edition which has 25 additional pages of revelations added since the original 2007 paperback. These new pages include documents from the FBI, CIA, CDC, and NOPD, plus the actual crime scene photos from the 1964 murder of Dr. Mary Sherman. The bizarre death of this nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical professionals


Conquering Lyme Disease: Science Bridges the Great Divide
Conquering Lyme Disease: Science Bridges the Great Divide
By Columbia University Press
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ean: 9780231183840, isbn: 0231183844,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in the United States, with more than 300,000 cases diagnosed each year. However, doctors are deeply divided on how to diagnose and treat it, giving rise to the controversy known as the “Lyme Wars.” Firmly entrenched camps have emerged, causing physicians, patient communities, and insurance providers to be pitted against one another in a struggle to define Lyme disease and its clinical challenges. Health care providers may not be aware of


The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine: A New Translation of the Neijing Suwen with Commentary
The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine: A New Translation of the Neijing Suwen with Commentary
By Shambhala Publications
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ean: 9781570620805, isbn: 1570620806,

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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


Madness: A Brief History
Madness: A Brief History
By Oxford University Press USA
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ean: 9780192802675, isbn: 0192802674,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews
Looking back on his confinement to Bethlem, Restoration playwright Nathaniel Lee declared: ''They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me.'' As Roy Porter shows in Madness: A Brief History, thinking about who qualifies as insane, what causes mental illness, and how such illness should be treated has varied wildly throughout recorded history, sometimes veering dangerously close to the arbitrariness Lee describes and often encompassing cures considerably worse than


The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek
The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek
By Vintage
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ean: 9780307948373, isbn: 0307948374,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
***2017 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist for Nonfiction***''What's more American than Corn Flakes?'' —Bing CrosbyFrom the much admired medical historian (“Markel shows just how compelling the medical history can be”—Andrea Barrett) and author of An Anatomy of Addiction (“Absorbing, vivid”—Sherwin Nuland, The New York Times Book Review, front page)—the story of America’s empire builders: John and Will Kellogg. John Harvey Kellogg was one of America’s most beloved


Galen and the Gateway to Medicine (Living History Library)
Galen and the Gateway to Medicine (Living History Library)
By Bethlehem Books
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mpn: FBA-|282868, ean: 9781883937751, isbn: 1883937752,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 243 reviews
Looks at the life and times of the ancient Roman doctor, Galen, and his theories on human physiology.Used Book in Good Condition.


Hype: A Doctor's Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice - How to Tell What's Real and What's Not
Hype: A Doctor's Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice - How to Tell What's Real and What's Not
By St. Martin's Press
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ean: 9781250149305, isbn: 1250149304,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
An engaging and informative look at the real science behind our most common beliefs and assumptions in the health sphere There is a lot of misinformation thrown around these days, especially online. Headlines tell us to do this, not that---all in the name of living longer, better, thinner, younger. In Hype, Dr. Nina Shapiro distinguishes between the falsehoods and the evidence-backed truth. In her work at Harvard and UCLA, with more than twenty years of experience in both clinical and academic


Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
By WORKMAN
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mpn: 9780761189817, ean: 9780761189817, isbn: 0761189815,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
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, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and


The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul
The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul
By St. Martin's Press
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ean: 9781250140869, isbn: 1250140862,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
''You’ll be as appalled at times as you are entertained.'' ―Bustle, one of The 17 Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out In June 2018''A heady mix of erudite history and delicious gossip.'' ―Aja Raden, author of StonedIn the Washington Post roundup, ''What your favorite authors are reading this summer,'' A.J. Finn says, “I want to read The Royal Art of Poison, Eleanor Herman’s history of poisons.''Hugely entertaining, a work of pop history that traces the use of poison as a political―and


Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine
Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine
By Ballantine Books
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
“Comprehensive, encyclopedic, and lucid, this book is a must for all practitioners of the healing arts who want to broaden their understanding. Readers interested in the role of herbs and foods in healing will also find much to learn here, as I have. . . . A fine work.”—Annemarie Colbin, author of Food and HealingThe promise and mystery of Chinese medicine has intrigued and fascinated Westerners ever since the “Bamboo Curtain” was lifted in the early 1970s. Now, in Between Heaven and


An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Newbery Honor Book)
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Newbery Honor Book)
By Clarion Books
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mpn: 9780395776087, ean: 9780395776087, isbn: 0395776082,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews
1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the largest city in North America is devastated by an apparently incurable disease, cause unknown . . .In a powerful, dramatic narrative, critically acclaimed author Jim Murphy describes the illness known as yellow fever and the toll it took on the city's residents, relating the epidemic to the major social and political events of the day and to 18th-century medical beliefs and practices. Drawing on first-hand accounts, Murphy spotlights the heroic


Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna
Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna
By W. W. Norton & Company
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
A groundbreaking exploration of the chilling history behind an increasingly common diagnosis.Hans Asperger, the pioneer of autism and Asperger syndrome in Nazi Vienna, has been celebrated for his compassionate defense of children with disabilities. But in this groundbreaking book, prize-winning historian Edith Sheffer exposes that Asperger was not only involved in the racial policies of Hitler’s Third Reich, he was complicit in the murder of children.As the Nazi regime slaughtered millions



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