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History of the Stethoscope

by Samuel Hart & Samuel Wilks Lm Publishers (October 09, 2019)

This book treats of the origin and evolution of the Stethoscope.

Instead of placing on the table every imaginary form of stethoscope manufactured out of every possible material gathered from the shops of the...


Radical

by Kate Pickert Little, Brown Spark (October 01, 2019)

In this "powerful and unflinching page-turner" (New York Times), a healthcare journalist examines the science, history, and culture of breast cancer.

As a health-care journalist, Kate Pickert knew the emotional...


Radical

by Kate Pickert Little, Brown and Company (October 01, 2019)

The science, culture and history of breast cancer as told by a health-care journalist who survived it.

As a health-care journalist for TIME magazine, Kate Pickert knew the emotional highs and lows of medical...


Ten Drugs

by Thomas Hager Abrams Press (March 04, 2019)

Behind every landmark drug is a story. It could be an oddball researcher’s genius insight, a catalyzing moment in geopolitical history, a new breakthrough technology, or an unexpected but welcome side effect...


When Death Becomes Life

by Joshua D. Mezrich & Josh Bloomberg HarperAudio (January 15, 2019)

"With When Death Becomes Life, Joshua Mezrich has performed the perfect core biopsy of transplantation--a clear and compelling account of the grueling daily work, the spell-binding history and the unsettling...


From Asylum to Prison

by Anne E. Parsons The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

To many, asylums are a relic of a bygone era. State governments took steps between 1950 and 1990 to minimize the involuntary confinement of people in psychiatric hospitals, and many mental health facilities...


Smoking under the Tsars

by Tricia Starks Cornell University Press (September 15, 2018)

Approaching tobacco from the perspective of users, producers, and objectors, Smoking under the Tsars provides an unparalleled view of Russia’s early adoption of smoking. Tricia Starks introduces us to the...


Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness

by Thomas Cowan & Sally Fallon Morell Chelsea Green Publishing (August 14, 2018)

One Doctor’s Surprising Answer to the Epidemic of Autoimmunity and Chronic Disease

Over the past fifty years, rates of autoimmunity and chronic disease have exploded: currently 1 in 2.5 American children has...


Civilization and Disease

by Henry E. Sigerist & Elizabeth Fee Cornell University Press (July 15, 2018)

Originally published in 1943, Civilization and Disease was based on a series of lectures that the medical historian Henry E. Sigerist delivered at Cornell University in 1940. Now back in print, the book is a...


That Jealous Demon, My Wretched Health

by Jonathan Noble Boydell Press (June 15, 2018)

The health - and especially deaths - of composers excite controversy. Was Mozart really poisoned? Did Tchaikovsky commit suicide? How did Beethoven lose his hearing? Much good previous scholarship hasbeen sullied...


Miracles and Medicine

by Andrew D. White Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 12, 2018)

Nothing in the evolution of human thought appears more inevitable than the idea of supernatural intervention in producing and curing disease. The causes of disease are so intricate that they are reached only...


A Family History of Illness

by Brett L. Walker University of Washington Press (March 14, 2018)

While in the ICU with a near-fatal case of pneumonia, Brett Walker was asked, �Do you have a family history of illness?��a standard and deceptively simple question that for Walker, a professional historian,...


Decadent Genealogies

by Barbara Spackman Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

Barbara Spackman here examines the ways in which decadent writers adopted the language of physiological illness and alteration as a figure for psychic otherness. By means of an ideological and rhetorical analysis...


The Danger Within Us

by Jeanne Lenzer Little, Brown & Company (December 12, 2017)

"Before you get anything implanted in your body, read this book." - Shannon Brownlee, author of Overtreated

Did you know...

- Medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death in America.

- An...


The Danger within Us

by Jeanne Lenzer Little, Brown and Company (December 12, 2017)

A shocking exposé of the dangerously under-regulated medical device industry, revealing the corruption, greed, and deceit that has helped make medical interventions a leading cause of death in America. Medical...


Fit to Practice

by Douglas M. Haynes University of Rochester Press (November 01, 2017)

Fit to Practice proposes a new narrative of the making of the modern British medical profession, situating it in relation to the imperatives and tensions of national and imperial interests. Thenarrative is interwoven...


Revolutionary Conceptions

by Susan E. Klepp Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

In the Age of Revolution, how did American women conceive their lives and marital obligations? By examining the attitudes and behaviors surrounding the contentious issues of family, contraception, abortion,...


In Pursuit of Memory

by Joseph Jebelli & Thomas Judd Little, Brown & Company (October 31, 2017)

For readers of Atul Gawande, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Henry Marsh, a riveting, gorgeously written biography of one of history's most fascinating and confounding diseases--Alzheimer's--from its discovery more...


Engineering Health

by Lara Marks Royal Society of Chemistry (October 25, 2017)

Biotechnology harnesses cellular and biochemical systems to advance knowledge of the molecular cause of disease and to provide new diagnostic tools and more precisely targeted drugs. Within a decade, global...


The Handy Diabetes Answer Book

by Patricia Barnes-Svarney & Thomas E. Svarney Visible Ink Press (August 01, 2017)

A primer on the metabolic disease that leads to high blood sugars, its history, and how to prevent, control and treat it. Answers, in plain English, to nearly 950 questions from basic science and medicine behind...


Blue Dreams

by Lauren Slater Little, Brown and Company (June 13, 2017)

A start-to-finish narrative history of our major psychotropic drugs, from "a thoroughly exhilarating and entertaining writer" (Washington Post).

As our approach to mental illness has oscillated from biological...


Technological Change in Modern Surgery: Historical Perspectives on Innovation

by Thomas Schlich & Christopher Crenner University of Rochester Press (May 15, 2017)

Surgery is an ideal field for examining the processes of technological change in medicine. The contributors to this book go beyond the concept of innovation, with its focus on a single technology andits sharp...


The Homespun Origins of Vaccination

by Patrick Pead Timefile Books (April 16, 2017)

If you think you know how vaccination began - think again - because its dawn is clouded in myth and misrepresentation. Not a ‘discovery or an ‘invention’, vaccination was a development of what had gone...


Doctors at War

by Mark de Rond & Chris Hedges ILR Press (March 01, 2017)

Doctors at War is a candid account of a trauma surgical team based, for a tour of duty, at a field hospital in Helmand, Afghanistan. Mark de Rond tells of the highs and lows of surgical life in hard-hitting...


Witchcraft as a Social Diagnosis

by Roxane Richter, Thomas Flowers & Elias Bongmba Lexington Books (February 27, 2017)

This interdisciplinary manuscript examines one nonprofit’s five years of medical outreach in the condemned witches village of Gnani in Ghana, focusing on the clashes between traditional Ghanaian beliefs, African...


Death, Disease and the Dark Ages: Troubled Times in the Western World

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

This reference book is all about the troubled times in the western world with all those deaths, diseases and dark times. Fit for those who are studying history or literature, this reference book provides all...


Disease and Sanitation in Victorian Britian

by Gordon Cook Melrose Books (February 14, 2017)

This book highlights the huge advances made in prevention of infectious disease(s) in Victorian Britain. The actual cause of most disease was then unknown, as it was throughout most of the nineteenth century,...


Yellow Fever Years

by Ingrid Gessner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 21, 2016)

Exploring the nexus of American Studies and the Medical Humanities, this book examines the interdisciplinary interfaces between disease and American cultures and literatures. It traces the appropriation of yellow...


Infertility

by Robin E. Jensen Penn State University Press (October 10, 2016)

This book explores the arguments, appeals, and narratives that have defined the meaning of infertility in the modern history of the United States and Europe.

Throughout the last century, the inability of women...


Outbreak!

by Beth Skwarecki Adams Media (October 01, 2016)

From ancient scourges to modern-day pandemics!

Throughout history--even recent history--highly contagious, deadly, and truly horrible epidemics have swept through cities, countrysides, and even entire countries....


Anthroposophy and Science

by Peter Heusser Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 16, 2016)

This book is the first thorough introduction into the scientific basis of anthroposophy and anthroposophical medicine in the context of academic science. On a sound epistemological basis and in the context of...


Novel Medicine: Healing, Literature, and Popular Knowledge in Early Modern China

by Andrew Schonebaum University of Washington Press (April 05, 2016)

By examining the dynamic interplay between discourses of fiction and medicine, Novel Medicine demonstrates how fiction incorporated, created, and disseminated medical knowledge in China, beginning in the sixteenth...


Weill Cornell Medicine

by Jennifer Moon, Antonio M. Gotto & Laurie H. Glimcher Cornell University Press (March 18, 2016)

Weill Cornell Medicine is a story of continuity and transformation. Throughout its colorful history, Cornell's medical school has been a leader in education, patient care, and research—from its founding as...


The Emperor of All Maladies

by Siddhartha Mukherjee & Fred Sanders Simon & Schuster Audio (December 15, 2015)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands...


Medizin und Sprache – die Sprache der Medizin

by Eva Brinkschulte, Fritz Dross, Anita Magowska & Marcin Moskalewicz et al. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 20, 2015)

Medizin und Sprache – die Sprache der Medizin lautete das Thema der 14. Tagung der Deutsch-Polnischen Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin. Der Tagungsband umfasst 17 Beiträge, die aus unterschiedlichen...


Jonas Salk

by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs & Pam Ward Blackstone Publishing (October 06, 2015)

The authoritative account of one of the twentieth century's most important--and controversial--scientists

When a waiting world learned on April 12, 1955, that Jonas Salk had successfully created a vaccine to...


Madhouses, Mad-Doctors, and Madmen: The Social History of Psychiatry in the Victorian Era

by Andrew Scull University of Pennsylvania Press (August 12, 2015)

The Victorian Age saw the transformation of the madhouse into the asylum into the mental hospital; of the mad-doctor into the alienist into the psychiatrist; and of the madman (and madwoman) into the mental...


Another Person's Poison: A History of Food Allergy

by Matthew Smith Columbia University Press (May 26, 2015)

To some, food allergies seem like fabricated cries for attention. For others, they pose a dangerous health threat. Food allergies are bound up with so many personal and ideological concerns that it is difficult...


On Race and Medicine: Insider Perspectives

by M. D. Garcia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 22, 2015)

Health disparities exist between races in America. This important collection of interdisciplinary personal essays considers what neither social science nor medicine, alone, can tell us about the unequal health...


Galdós and Medicine

by Michael Stannard Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 26, 2015)

Benito Pérez Galdós (1843–1920) is revered as Spain’s greatest nineteenth-century author. Writing in the realist tradition of Dickens, Zola and Balzac, he described life in Madrid with unequalled fidelity....


Sign of Pathology

by Nathan Stormer Penn State University Press (March 18, 2015)

Much of the political polarization that grips the United States is rooted in the so-called culture wars, and no topic defines this conflict better than the often contentious and sometimes violent debate over...


AIDS Between Science and Politics

by Peter Piot & Laurence Garey Columbia University Press (February 24, 2015)

Peter Piot, founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), recounts his experience as a clinician, scientist, and activist fighting the disease from its earliest manifestation...


Keep Out of Reach of Children: Reye's Syndrome, Aspirin, and the Politics of Public Health

by Mark A. Largent Bellevue Literary Press (January 19, 2015)

A modern medical mystery about an illness that ravaged healthy children, changed policy, and vanished before a cause was found


Female Circumcision and Clitoridectomy in the United States

by Sarah B. Rodriguez University of Rochester Press (October 15, 2014)

From the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century, American physicians treated women and girls for masturbation by removing the clitoris (clitoridectomy) or clitoral hood (female circumcision)....


Natural Resistance to Infectious Disease

by George M. Sternberg & Dr Simon Flexner Editions Le Mono (February 21, 2017)

“It has been by imitating nature's methods and by augmentation of the natural forces of defense, that good has been achieved..." -

Common observations early indicated that individuals of all animal species,...


The Helmholtz Curves: Tracing Lost Time

by Henning Schmidgen & Nils F. Schott Fordham University Press (September 15, 2014)

In 1850, Hermann von Helmholtz conducted path breaking experiments on the propagation speed of the nervous impulse. This book reconstructs the cultural history of these experiments by focusing on Helmholtz's...


Soul Made Flesh

by Carl Zimmer Atria Books (August 26, 2014)

In this unprecedented history of a scientific revolution, award-winning author and journalist Carl Zimmer tells the definitive story of the dawn of the age of the brain and modern consciousness. Told here for...


Timothy Leary: The Harvard Years: Early Writings on LSD and Psilocybin with Richard Alpert, Huston Smith, Ralph Metzner, and others

by James Penner Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 21, 2014)

The first collection of Leary’s writings devoted entirely to the research phase of his career, 1960 to 1965

• Presents Leary’s early scientific articles and scholarly essays, including those on the Harvard...


Dying in the City of the Blues

by Keith Wailoo The University of North Carolina Press (June 30, 2014)

This groundbreaking book chronicles the history of sickle cell anemia in the United States, tracing its transformation from an "invisible" malady to a powerful, yet contested, cultural symbol of African American...


The Modern Nursing

by . Collection Editions Le Mono (October 19, 2016)

The development of sick-nursing is one of the most notable features of modern social life. This book presents the history of the modern nursing and its development by a pioneer nurse named Florence Nightingale....