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Your Health, Your Decisions

by Robert Alan McNutt The University of North Carolina Press (September 02, 2016)

In nearly every medical-decision-making encounter, the physician is at the center of the discussion, with the patient the recipient of the physician's decisions. Dr. Robert Alan McNutt starts from a very different...


The Art and Science of Aging Well

by Mark E. Williams, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (June 22, 2016)

In the past century, average life expectancies have nearly doubled, and today, for the first time in human history, many people have a realistic chance of living to eighty or beyond. As life expectancy increases,...


By the Bedside of the Patient

by Nortin M. Hadler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (January 11, 2016)

In By the Bedside of the Patient, Nortin Hadler places current efforts to reform medical education--from the undergraduate level through residency programs and on to continuing medical education--in historical...


The End of a Global Pox

by Bob H. Reinhardt The University of North Carolina Press (June 24, 2015)

By the mid-twentieth century, smallpox had vanished from North America and Europe but continued to persist throughout Africa, Asia, and South America. In 1965, the United States joined an international effort...


Science Has No Sex

by Arleen Marcia Tuchman The University of North Carolina Press (December 08, 2006)

German-born Marie Zakrzewska (1829-1902) was one of the most prominent female physicians of nineteenth-century America. Best known for creating a modern hospital and medical education program for women, Zakrzewska...


The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

by James G. Thomas Jr. & Charles Reagan Wilson The University of North Carolina Press (November 26, 2012)

Science and medicine have been critical to southern history and the formation of southern culture. For three centuries, scientists in the South have documented the lush natural world around them and set a lasting...


Doctoring the South

by Steven M. Stowe The University of North Carolina Press (January 20, 2011)

Offering a new perspective on medical progress in the nineteenth century, Steven M. Stowe provides an in-depth study of the midcentury culture of everyday medicine in the South. Reading deeply in the personal...


Sympathy and Science

by Regina Morantz-Sanchez The University of North Carolina Press (October 12, 2005)

When first published in 1985, Sympathy and Science was hailed as a groundbreaking study of women in medicine. It remains the most comprehensive history of American women physicians available. Tracing the participation...


Stabbed in the Back

by Nortin M. Hadler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2009)

Nortin Hadler knows backaches. For more than three decades as a physician and medical researcher, he has studied the experience of low back pain in people who are otherwise healthy. Hadler terms the low back...


Doctoring Freedom

by Gretchen Long The University of North Carolina Press (October 22, 2012)

For enslaved and newly freed African Americans, attaining freedom and citizenship without health for themselves and their families would have been an empty victory. Even before emancipation, African Americans...


Prescription for Heterosexuality

by Carolyn Herbst Lewis The University of North Carolina Press (October 18, 2010)

In Prescription for Heterosexuality, Carolyn Herbst Lewis explores how medical practitioners, especially family physicians, situated themselves as the guardians of Americans' sexual well-being during the early...


A Death Retold

by Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston & Peter Guarnaccia The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

In February 2003, an undocumented immigrant teen from Mexico lay dying in a prominent American hospital due to a stunning medical oversight--she had received a heart-lung transplantation of the wrong blood type....


Bodies in a Broken World

by Ann Folwell Stanford The University of North Carolina Press (July 21, 2004)

In this multidisciplinary study, Ann Folwell Stanford reads literature written by U.S. women of color to propose a rethinking of modern medical practice, arguing that personal health and social justice are inextricably...


If That Ever Happens to Me

by Lois Shepherd The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2009)

Every day, thousands of people quietly face decisions as agonizing as those made famous in the Terri Schiavo case. Throughout that controversy, all kinds of people--politicians, religious leaders, legal and...


Hazards of the Job

by Christopher C. Sellers The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Hazards of the Job explores the roots of modern environmentalism in the early-twentieth-century United States. It was in the workplace of this era, argues Christopher Sellers, that our contemporary understanding...


Living with Spina Bifida

by Adrian Sandler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (November 30, 2009)

It is the most common complex birth defect. Spina bifida affects approximately one out of every 1,000 children born in the United States. In this comprehensive guide, Dr. Adrian Sandler offers a wealth of useful...


Civilizing Argentina

by Julia Rodriguez The University of North Carolina Press (December 08, 2006)

After a promising start as a prosperous and liberal democratic nation at the end of the nineteenth century, Argentina descended into instability and crisis. This stark reversal, in a country rich in natural...


Infectious Fear

by Samuel Kelton Roberts Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (April 30, 2009)

For most of the first half of the twentieth century, tuberculosis ranked among the top three causes of mortality among urban African Americans. Often afflicting an entire family or large segments of a neighborhood,...


Examining Tuskegee

by Susan M. Reverby The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2009)

The forty-year Tuskegee Syphilis Study, which took place in and around Tuskegee, Alabama, from the 1930s through the 1970s, has become a profound metaphor for medical racism, government malfeasance, and physician...


What's Wrong with the Poor?

by Mical Raz The University of North Carolina Press (November 11, 2013)

In the 1960s, policymakers and mental health experts joined forces to participate in President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. In her insightful interdisciplinary history, physician and historian Mical Raz...


Colonizing Leprosy

by Michelle T. Moran The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

By comparing institutions in Hawai'i and Louisiana designed to incarcerate individuals with a highly stigmatized disease, Colonizing Leprosy provides an innovative study of the complex relationship between U.S....


Nature's Civil War

by Kathryn Shively Meier The University of North Carolina Press (November 11, 2013)

In the Shenandoah Valley and Peninsula Campaigns of 1862, Union and Confederate soldiers faced unfamiliar and harsh environmental conditions--strange terrain, tainted water, swarms of flies and mosquitoes, interminable...


Make Room for Daddy

by Judith Walzer Leavitt The University of North Carolina Press (June 21, 2009)

Using fathers' first-hand accounts from letters, journals, and personal interviews along with hospital records and medical literature, Judith Walzer Leavitt offers a new perspective on the changing role of expectant...


Beyond Regulations

by Nancy M. P. King, Gail E. Henderson & Jane Stein The University of North Carolina Press (October 12, 2005)

Across a broad range of disciplines--in medicine, social science, and the humanities--researchers, scholars, teachers, and administrators increasingly are looking for new ways to approach ethical issues in research...


Doctors Under Hitler

by Michael H. Kater The University of North Carolina Press (October 12, 2005)

"A brilliant attempt to explain the profound historical crisis into which medicine had plummeted during the Nazi period with the tried methods of social history.--Historische Zeitschrift

"The author has drawn...


Rethinking Aging

by Nortin M. Hadler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (September 12, 2011)

For those fortunate enough to reside in the developed world, death before reaching a ripe old age is a tragedy, not a fact of life. Although aging and dying are not diseases, older Americans are subject to the...


Nortin Hadler's 4-Volume Healthcare Omnibus E-Book

by Nortin M. Hadler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (April 01, 2013)

This four-volume Omnibus E-Book is a collection of Nortin Hadler's definitive works on the state of healthcare in America today. The set includes:

Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America...


Worried Sick

by Nortin M. Hadler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2012)

Nortin Hadler's clearly reasoned argument surmounts the cacophony of the health care debate. Hadler urges everyone to ask health care providers how likely it is that proposed treatments will afford meaningful...


The Citizen Patient

by Nortin M. Hadler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (April 01, 2013)

Conflicts of interest, misrepresentation of clinical trials, hospital price-fixing, and massive expenditures for procedures of dubious efficacy--these and other critical flaws leave little doubt that the current...


Mary Breckinridge

by Melanie Beals Goan The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

In 1925 Mary Breckinridge (1881-1965) founded the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS), a public health organization in eastern Kentucky providing nurses on horseback to reach families who otherwise would not receive...


Early Detection

by Kirsten E. Gardner The University of North Carolina Press (December 08, 2006)

Dispelling the common notion that American women became activists in the fight against female cancer only after the 1970s, Kirsten E. Gardner traces women's cancer education campaigns back to the early twentieth...


Bittersweet

by Chris Feudtner The University of North Carolina Press (January 21, 2004)

One of medicine's most remarkable therapeutic triumphs was the discovery of insulin in 1921. The drug produced astonishing results, rescuing children and adults from the deadly grip of diabetes. But as Chris...


Working Cures

by Sharla M. Fett The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Exploring the charged topic of black health under slavery, Sharla Fett reveals how herbalism, conjuring, midwifery, and other African American healing practices became arts of resistance in the antebellum South....


Prozac as a Way of Life

by Carl Elliott & Tod Chambers The University of North Carolina Press (August 15, 2016)

Prozac and its chemical cousins, Paxil, Celexa, and Zoloft, are some of the most profitable and most widely used drugs in America. Their use in the treatment of a multitude of disorders--from generalized anxiety...


Learning from the Wounded

by Shauna Devine The University of North Carolina Press (March 17, 2014)

Nearly two-thirds of the Civil War's approximately 750,000 fatalities were caused by disease--a staggering fact for which the American medical profession was profoundly unprepared. In the years before the war,...


Pharmacopolitics

by Arthur A. Daemmrich The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2005)

Advocates of rapid access to medicines and critics fearful of inadequate testing both argue that globalization will supersede national medical practices and result in the easy transfer of pharmaceuticals around...


Authorized to Heal

by Sandra Lee Barney The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2003)

In this book, Sandra Barney examines the transformation of medical care in Central Appalachia during the Progressive Era and analyzes the influence of women volunteers in promoting the acceptance of professional...


Bioethics as Practice

by Judith Andre The University of North Carolina Press (October 16, 2003)

Those who work in bioethics and the medical humanities come from many different backgrounds, such as health care, philosophy, law, the social sciences, and religious studies. The work they do also varies widely:...


North Carolina and the Problem of AIDS

by Stephen J. Inrig The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2011)

Thirty years after AIDS was first recognized, the American South constitutes the epicenter of the United States' epidemic. Southern states claim the highest rates of new infections, the most AIDS-related deaths,...