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  • Sick Rose: Disease in the Golden Age of Medical Illustration
    Sick Rose: Disease in the Golden Age of Medical Illustration (English, Hardback) Richard Barnett

    Presents a visual tour through disease in an age before colour photography. This volume combines detailed illustrations of afflicted patients from some of the worlds rarest medical books, that forms a profoundly human reminder of mankinds struggle with disease. It features historic maps, pioneering charts and contemporary case notes.

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  • Smile Stealers
    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 gorgeous package

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  • A Heavy Reckoning
    A Heavy Reckoning (English, Hardback) Emily Mayhew

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

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  • Quackery
    Quackery (English, Hardback) Lydia Kang, Nate Pedersen

    A tour of medicine's most outlandish misfires, Quackery dives into 35 "treatments", exploring their various uses and why they thankfully fell out of favour - some more recently than you might think.

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  • Public Health: A Very Short Introduction
    Public Health: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Virginia Berridge

    This Very Short Introduction outlines the nature of public health in our world today and places public health in its historical context from the earliest times, analysing in particular the changes in public health regulation through the nineteenth century and the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

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  • Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity
    Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity (Paperback) Andrew Scull

    Worldwide in scope and ranging from antiquity to the present, this book examines the human encounter with Unreason in all its manifestations, the challenges it poses to society and our responses to it.

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  • Maladies and Medicine
    Maladies and Medicine (English, Paperback) Jennifer Evans

    Lively real-life case histories taken from contemporary diaries, letters, journals and medical case notes.

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  • Consumptive Chic
    Consumptive Chic (English, Paperback) Carolyn A. Day

    During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, there was a tubercular 'moment' in which perceptions of the consumptive disease became inextricably tied to contemporary concepts of beauty, playing out in the clothing fashions of the day. With the ravages of the illness widely regarded as conferring beauty on the sufferer, it became commonplace to regard tuberculosis as a positive affliction, one to...

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  • The Microbes Fight Back
    The Microbes Fight Back (English, Paperback) Laura Bowater

    Antibiotics are familiar drugs to us all, this topical popular science book considers the past, present and uncertain future of antibiotics. It highlights the need for universal cooperation in order to tackle this global health challenge, which, if not addressed, could transport us back to the medical dark ages.

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  • Flesh and Blood
    Flesh and Blood (Hardback) Stephen McGann

    His family survived famine-ravaged Ireland in the 1850s. His ancestors settled in poverty-rife Victorian Liverpool, working to survive and thrive. Some of them became soldiers serving on the Western Front. One would be the last man to step off the SS Titanic as it sank beneath the icy waves. He would testify at the inquest. This is their story.

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  • The Story of Pain
    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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  • The Lock and Key of Medicine
    The Lock and Key of Medicine (English, Hardback) Lara V. Marks

    The untold story of monoclonal antibodies-the molecular heroes of biotechnology that revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of more than fifty major diseases

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  • Inconvenient People
    Inconvenient People (English, Paperback) Sarah Wise

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE Gaslight tales of rooftop escapes, men and women snatched in broad daylight, patients shut in coffins, a fanatical cult known as the Abode of Love... The nineteenth century saw repeated panics about sane individuals being locked away in lunatic asylums.

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  • A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities
    A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities (English, Hardback) J. C. McKeown

    Quoting hundreds of passages from Greek and Roman authors, this light-hearted book gives a vividly direct picture of the origins of modern medicine in the ancient world. Many of the attitudes and beliefs will seem bizarre and grotesque, while others are surprisingly similar to current thinking.

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  • Invention of Hysteria
    Invention of Hysteria (English, Paperback) Georges Didi-Huberman

    The first English-language publication of a classic French book on the relationship between the development of photography and of the medical category of hysteria.

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  • Medicine's Strangest Cases
    Medicine's Strangest Cases (English, Paperback) Michael O'Donnell

    Medicine's Strangest Cases is a choice prescription of weird and wonderful tales from the history of medicine, featuring the German doctor who fought a duel with a sausage, the Harley Street physician-turned-novelist who invented a disease?and its remedy?to keep his clients happy, and the quiet and cautious Swiss scientist who inadvertently unleashed LSD on the world. The stories in this book are...

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  • Ending Medical Reversal
    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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  • Medieval Medicine
    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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  • Food and Health in Early Modern Europe
    Food and Health in Early Modern Europe (English, Paperback) David Gentilcore

    Food and Health in Early Modern Europe is both a history of food practices and a history of the medical discourse about that food. It is also an exploration of the interaction between the two: the relationship between evolving foodways and shifting medical advice on what to eat in order to stay healthy. It provides the first in-depth study of printed dietary advice covering the entire early modern...

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  • House on Fire
    House on Fire (English, Paperback) William H. Foege

    Tells how smallpox, a disease that killed, blinded, and scarred millions over centuries of human history, was completely eradicated in a spectacular triumph of medicine and public health. This title details the remarkable program that involved people from countries around the world in pursuit of a single objective - eliminating smallpox.

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