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  • Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness by Thomas Cowan
    Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness (English, Hardback) Thomas Cowan

    Thomas Cowan brings to light the various ways in which scientists and government officials work to promote a vaccine program that only increases suffering.

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  • Medicine and Empire by Pratik Chakrabarti
    Medicine and Empire (English, Paperback) Pratik Chakrabarti

    A comprehensive overview of the history of medicine and European imperialism from the seventeenth to the mid-twentieth century. Drawing on recent scholarship, the text comparatively examines the key developments that took place within colonialism and medicine and explores the main historiographical issues surrounding the topics.

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  • Rats, Lice and History by Hans Zinsser
    Rats, Lice and History (Paperback) Hans Zinsser

    The classic account of infectious disease and human history

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  • The Smile Stealers by Richard Barnett
    The Smile Stealers (English, Hardback) Richard Barnett

    An incisive and startling international review of the evolution of dentistry from the Bronze Age to the present day, presented in a beautifully crafted book of cult appeal.

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  • Pandemic 1918 by Catharine Arnold
    Pandemic 1918 (English, Hardback) Catharine Arnold

    Before AIDS or Ebola, there was the Spanish Flu - This narrative history marks the 100th anniversary of an epidemic that altered world history.

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  • Ending Medical Reversal by Vinayak K. Prasad
    Ending Medical Reversal (English, Hardback) Vinayak K. Prasad, Adam S. Cifu

    They outline a comprehensive plan to reform medical education, research funding and protocols, and the process for approving new drugs that will ensure that more of what gets done in doctors' offices and hospitals is truly effective.

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  • The Lion Boy and Other Medical Curiosities by Jan Bondeson
    The Lion Boy and Other Medical Curiosities (English, Paperback) Jan Bondeson

    A historian's research skills combined with a physician's diagnostic flair, exploring our timeless fascination with the unusual and downright bizarre people, events and theories in the colourful history of medicine.

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  • Medieval Medicine by Toni Mount
    Medieval Medicine (English, Paperback) Toni Mount

    A time when butchers and executioners knew more about anatomy than university-trained physicians - travel back to a time of such unlikely remedies as leeches, roasted cat and red bed curtains

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  • The Royal Army Medical Corps in the Great War by Timothy McCracken
    The Royal Army Medical Corps in the Great War (English, Paperback) Timothy McCracken

    The book contributes to wider understanding of the RAMC and medical services in the First World War

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  • A Heavy Reckoning by Emily Mayhew
    A Heavy Reckoning (Paperback) Emily Mayhew

    What happens when you reach the threshold of life and death - and come back? ...

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  • The Story of Pain by Joanna Bourke
    The Story of Pain (English, Paperback) Joanna Bourke

    The story of pain and suffering since the eighteenth century. Prize-winning historian Joanna Bourke charts how our understanding of pain (and how to cope with it) has changed completely over the last three centuries.

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  • Death, Disease & Dissection by Suzie Grogan
    Death, Disease & Dissection (English, Paperback) Suzie Grogan

    Reveals the colourful world of medicine at this time and offers a picture the daily life of an apothecary from the making of pills and the mixing of potions to tooth drawing and blood-letting.

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  • Flesh and Blood by Stephen McGann
    Flesh and Blood (Paperback) Stephen McGann

    A uniquely personal and insightful delve into one man's family history, as seen through the prism of two-hundred years of medicine in the British Isles.

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  • Stand Up Straight! by Sander L. Gilman
    Stand Up Straight! (English, Hardback) Sander L. Gilman

    . Interweaving the history of posture with our developing knowledge of anatomy and cultural history, and fully illustrated with an array of striking images, Stand Up Straight! is the first comprehensive history of the upright body at rest and in movement.

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  • Visualizing Disease by Domenico Bertoloni Meli
    Visualizing Disease (English, Hardback) Domenico Bertoloni Meli

    Visual anatomy books have been a staple of medical practice and study since the mid-sixteenth century. But the visual representation of diseased states followed a very different pattern from anatomy, one we are only now beginning to investigate and understand. With Visualizing Disease, Domenico Bertoloni Meli explores key questions in this domain, opening a new field of inquiry based on the...

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  • The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
    The Ghost Map (English, Paperback) Steven Johnson

    Tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes - anesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead - who defeated the disease through a combination of local knowledge, scientific research and map-making.

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  • Faces from the Front by Andrew Bamji
    Faces from the Front (English, Hardback) Andrew Bamji

    Explores the genesis of plastic surgery developed by Harold Gillies during the First World War.

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  • Mad, Bad And Sad by Lisa Appignanesi
    Mad, Bad And Sad (Paperback) Lisa Appignanesi

    * 'In every generation there are quite firm rules on how to behave when you are crazy' Ian Hacking

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  • Jean Marc Bourgery. Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery by Jean-Marie Le Minor
    Jean Marc Bourgery. Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery (Multiple languages, Hardback) Jean-Marie Le Minor, Henri Sick

    Discover one of the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated anatomical treatises ever published. The product of more than two decades of dedication, and spanning descriptive, surgical, microscopic, and general anatomy, as well as embryology, The Atlas of Anatomy marks to this day a major achievement in medical history, and a breathtaking...

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  • Asperger's Children by Edith Sheffer
    Asperger's Children (English, Hardback) Edith Sheffer

    A ground-breaking exploration of the chilling history behind an increasingly common diagnosis.

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