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Conserving health in early modern culture

by Ssandra Cavallo & Tessa Storey

Did early modern people care about their health? And what did it mean to lead a healthy life in Italy and England? Through a range of textual evidence, images and material artefacts Conserving health in early...


The Handy Diabetes Answer Book

by Patricia Barnes-Svarney & Thomas E. Svarney

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...


Recollections of a Civil War Medical Cadet: Burt Green Wilder

by Richard M. Reid

In July 1862, Burt Green Wilder left Boston to join Dr. Francis Brown, a surgeon working at Judiciary Square Hospital, one of the new army pavilion hospitals in Washington, D.C. Wilder had just finished his...


Leprosy and colonialism:

by Stephen Snelders

Leprosy and colonialism investigates the history of leprosy in Suriname within the context of Dutch colonial power and racial conflict, from the plantation economy and the age of slavery to its legacy in the...


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...


Harmony in Healing: The Theoretical Basis of Ancient and Medieval Medicine

by James Garber

Medicine and astronomy are the oldest of all the sciences. They appear at first glance to be the original odd couple. Their union gave birth to a progeny that populated the Western world for more than two millennia....


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...


Spare Parts: Organ Replacement in American Society

by Renee C. Fox

Spare Parts examines major developments in the field of organ replacement that occurred in the United States over the course of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s. It focuses upon significant medical and...


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...


Cancer, Radiation Therapy, and the Market

by Barbara Bridgman Perkins

Appraising cancer as a major medical market in the 2010s, Wall Street investors placed their bets on single-technology treatment facilities costing $100-$300 million each. Critics inside medicine called the...


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...


Witchcraft as a Social Diagnosis

by Roxane Richter, Thomas Flowers & Elias Bongmba

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...


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...