Medical / History

New Releases

icon Subscribe to feed


Best Selling

New Releases




Delete History



English (183)

French (28)

German (9)

Spanish (10)

Italian (34)



All (183)

DRM Free (14)

DRM (169)

More options

Black November: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in New Zealand

by Geoffrey Rice

This book details New Zealand's worst public health crisis, and its worst natural disaster: over 8,500 New Zealanders died from influenza and pneumonia in just six weeks. Nearly a quarter of the victims were...

A Plague on All Our Houses: Medical Intrigue, Hollywood, and the Discovery of AIDS

by MD Bruce J. Hillman

The medical detective story of Dr. Michael Gottlieb’s discovery of AIDS, his struggle with the medical establishment, and the temptations of Hollywood

Sir Charles Bell

The Story of Anaesthesia - A Classic Article on the History of Medicine

by Howard W. Haggard

This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Each publication has been professionally...

This Mortal Coil

This Mortal Coil

A Census of Greek Medical Manuscripts: From Byzantium to the Renaissance

by Alain Touwaide

Manuscripts containing Greek medical texts were inventoried by author and work at the beginning of the 20th century by a group of philologists under the direction of Hermann Diels. Useful as it was - and will...

In the Bonesetter's Waiting Room: Travels Through Indian Medicine

by Aarathi Prasad

BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

India defies definition, and the story of medicine in India is similarly rich and complex: shaped by unique challenges and opportunities, uniting cutting-edge technological developments...

A Royal Patient: Young Doctor Axel Munthe and Crown Princecss Victoria of Sweden-Norway

by Ingar Palmlund

A story about a young man who goes out into the world, meets trials, and finds a princess — so what’s new?

The young man is adventurous Axel Munthe from Stockholm, Sweden, desiring to become a doctor and...

The Finest Traditions of My Calling: One Physician's Search for the Renewal of Medicine

by Abraham M. Nussbaum

Patients and doctors alike are keenly aware that the medical world is in the midst of great change. We live in an era of continuous healthcare reforms, many of which focus on high volume, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness....

Life and Limb

Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire

by John Slater & Maríaluz López-Terrada

Early modern Spain was a global empire in which a startling variety of medical cultures came into contact, and occasionally conflict, with one another. Spanish soldiers, ambassadors, missionaries, sailors, and...

Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West: Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle

by Anne Van Arsdall & Timothy Graham

Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West brings together eleven papers by leading scholars in ancient and medieval medicine and pharmacy. Fittingly, the volume honors Professor...

Medicine, Government and Public Health in Philip II's Spain: Shared Interests, Competing Authorities

by Michele L. Clouse

Bridging the gap between histories of medicine and political/institutional histories of the early modern crown, this book explores the relationship between one of the most highly bureaucratic regimes in early...

Birthing Bodies in Early Modern France: Stories of Gender and Reproduction

by Kirk D. Read

The pregnant, birthing, and nurturing body is a recurring topos in early modern French literature. Such bodies, often metaphors for issues and anxieties obtaining to the gendered control of social and political...

Health and Disease in Byzantine Crete (7th-12th centuries AD)

by Chryssi Bourbou

Daily life and living conditions in the Byzantine world are relatively underexplored subjects, often neglected in comparison with more visible aspects of Byzantine culture, such as works of art. The book is...

Anatomical Dissection in Enlightenment England and Beyond: Autopsy, Pathology and Display

by Piers Mitchell

Excavations of medical school and workhouse cemeteries undertaken in Britain in the last decade have unearthed fascinating new evidence for the way that bodies were dissected or autopsied in the eighteenth and...

The Body, Subject & Subjected: The Representation of the Body Itself, Illness, Injury, Treatment & Death in Spain and Indigenous and Hispanic American

by Debra D. Andrist

Hominids have always been obsessed with representing their own bodies. The first “selfies” were prehistoric negative hand images and human stick figures, followed by stone and ceramic representations of...

Fools and idiots?

Diagnosing Empire: Women, Medical Knowledge, and Colonial Mobility

by Narin Hassan

Examining the emerging figure of the woman doctor and her relationship to empire in Victorian culture, Narin Hassan traces both amateur and professional 'doctoring' by British women travelers in colonial India...