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A Legacy of Lessons Learned: Landstuhi Regional Medical Center During Wartime, 2001-2014: Landstuhi Regional Medical  Center During Wartime, 2001-2014

by Karen Hennessy & Borden Institute

Excerpt from A Legacy of Lessons Learned: Landstuhl Regional Medical Center During Wartime, 2001-2014:

For over 25 years, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) has served as a model of “selfless service,”...


Malleable Anatomies

by Lucia Dacome

Malleable Anatomies offers an account of the early stages of the practice of anatomical modelling in mid-eighteenth-century Italy. It investigates the 'mania' for anatomical displays that swept the Italian peninsula,...


The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry

by Paul Starr

Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize in American History, this is a landmark history of how the entire American health care system of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs...


Technological Change in Modern Surgery: Historical Perspectives on Innovation

by Thomas Schlich & Christopher Crenner

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...


Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine

by William Rosen

For fans of Microbe Hunters: The epic history of how antibiotics were born, saving millions of lives and creating a vast new industry known as Big Pharma.

As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for...


Rethinking Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures, 1820-1939

by Claire L. Jones

This book explores the development of modern transatlantic prosthetic industries in nineteenth and twentieth centuries and reveals how the co-alignment of medicine, industrial capitalism, and social norms shaped...


Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry IV

by Kenneth S. Kendler & Josef Parnas

The revisions of both DSM-IV and ICD-10 have again focused the interest of the field of psychiatry and clinical psychology on the issue of nosology. This interest has been further heightened by a series of controversies...


The Religion of Chiropractic

by Holly Folk

Chiropractic is by far the most common form of alternative medicine in the United States today, but its fascinating origins stretch back to the battles between science and religion in the nineteenth century....


Doctors at War

by Mark de Rond

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...


Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine

by Tom Solomon

Most people know Roald Dahl as a famous writer of children's books and adult short stories, but few are aware of his fascination with medicine. Right from his earliest days to the end of his life, Dahl was intrigued...


The politics of vaccination

by Christine Homberg, Stuart Blume & Paul Greenough

Mass vaccination campaigns are political projects that presume to protect individuals, communities, and societies. Like other pervasive expressions of state power - taxing, policing, conscripting - mass vaccination...


Payment and philanthropy in British healthcare, 1918-48

by George Campbell Gosling

This book will be available as an open access ebook under a CC-BY-NC-ND licence. At a time when payment is claiming a greater place than ever before within the NHS, this book provides the first in-depth investigation...


The Experiential Caribbean

by Pablo F. Gómez

Opening a window on a dynamic realm far beyond imperial courts, anatomical theaters, and learned societies, Pablo F. Gomez examines the strategies that Caribbean people used to create authoritative, experientially...


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

by Baby Professor

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...


The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease

by Meredith Wadman

“Riveting . . . [The Vaccine Race] invites comparison with Rebecca Skloot's 2007 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”—Nature 

“This is a story about the war against disease—a war without end—and...


A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities

Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery

by Jonathan Lamb

Scurvy, a disease often associated with long stretches of maritime travel, generated sensations exceeding the standard of what was normal. Eyes dazzled, skin was morbidly sensitive, emotions veered between disgust...


Out in the Rural

Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

Psychiatry and Racial Liberalism in Harlem, 1936-1968

by Dennis A. Doyle

Toward the middle of the twentieth century, African Americans in New York City began to receive increased access to mental health care in some facilities within the city's mental health system. This study documents...