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Dr. Mary's Monkey: How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey

by Edward T. T. Haslam & JIM MARRS

The 1964 murder of a nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical professionals enmeshed in covert government operations over the course of three decades. Following...


The Pursuit of Perfection: The Promise and Perils of Medical Enchancement

by Sheila Rothman & David Rothman

What does it mean to live in a time when medical science can not only cure the human body but also reshape it? How should we as individuals and as a society respond to new drugs and genetic technologies? Sheila...


Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain--And How It Changed the World

by Carl Zimmer

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...


Dr. Mary's Monkey: How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses Are Linked to Lee Harvey

by Edward T Haslam & JIM MARRS

The 1964 murder of a nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical professionals enmeshed in covert government operations over the course of three decades. Following...


Plagues in World History

by John Aberth

Plagues in World History provides a concise, comparative world history of catastrophic infectious diseases, including plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, and AIDS. John Aberth considers not only...


County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital

by David A. Ansell & Quentin Young

The amazing tale of “County” is the story of one of America’s oldest and most unusual urban hospitals. From its inception as a “poor house” dispensing free medical care to indigents, Chicago’s Cook...


Psychiatry and Chinese History

by Howard Chiang

This collection examines psychiatric medicine in China across the early modern and modern periods. Essays focus on the diagnosis, treatment and cultural implications of madness and mental illness and explore...


Picturing Women's Health

by Francesca Scott, Kate Scarth & Ji Won Chung

The essays in this collection examine women in diverse roles; mother, socialite, prostitute, celebrity, medical practitioner and patient. The wide range of commentators allows a diverse picture of women's health...


The Politics of Hospital Provision in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

by Barry M Doyle

Doyle examines the role of local and national politics on hospitals. Ultimately, Doyle argues that social and economic diversity created a number of models for future health care which rested on a combination...


Institutionalizing the Insane in Nineteenth-Century England

by Anna Shepherd

The nineteenth century brought an increased awareness of mental disorder, epitomized in the Asylum Acts of 1808 and 1845. Shepherd looks at two very different institutions to provide a nuanced account of the...


Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia

by Charles L. Bardes

The Bellevue Literary Press Pathographies series debuts with a fascinating journey through the history of medicine.


The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis

by Thomas Goetz

The riveting history of tuberculosis, the world's most lethal disease, the two men whose lives it tragically intertwined, and the birth of medical science.

In 1875, tuberculosis was the deadliest disease in...


Dioscorides on Pharmacy and Medicine

by John M. Riddle

For 1,600 years Dioscorides (ca. AD 40-80) was regarded as the foremost authority on drugs. He knew mild laxatives and strong purgatives, analgesics for headaches, antiseptics for wounds, emetics to rid one...


Medicine and the Saints: Science, Islam, and the Colonial Encounter in Morocco, 1877-1956

by Ellen J. Amster & Rajae El Aoued

The colonial encounter between France and Morocco took place not only in the political realm but also in the realm of medicine. Because the body politic and the physical body are intimately linked, French efforts...


The Black Death in Egypt and England: A Comparative Study

by Stuart J. Borsch

Throughout the fourteenth century AD/eighth century H, waves of plague swept out of Central Asia and decimated populations from China to Iceland. So devastating was the Black Death across the Old World that...


Histology and Cell Biology Review Flash Cards

by Douglas F. Paulsen

A fun, fast, portable way to review histology and cell biology

248 Q&A cards great for board review, course work, and the USMLE

LANGE Flash Cards Histology and Cell Biology Review Flash Cards are a quick, concise,...


The Transformation of the Psyche in British Primary Care, 1880-1970

by Rhodri Hayward

Conflicting models of selfhood have become central to debates over modern medicine. Yet we still lack a clear historical account of how this psychological sensibility came to be established.

Psychology and Medicine...


The Great Starvation Experiment: The Heroic Men Who Starved so That Millions Could Live

by Todd Tucker

What does it feel like to starve? To feel your body cry out for nourishment, to think only of food? How many fitful, hungry nights must pass before dreams of home-cooked meals metastasize into nightmares of...


Searching for the Best Medicine: The Life and Times of a Doctor and Patient

by ARTHUR BANK

This book describes the life and times of a physician-scientist over the last half-century. Part One is about the author's struggle with colon cancer and the lessons he learnt from the experience; Part Two is...


Pioneers of Microbiology and the Nobel Prize

by ULF LAGERKVIST

We are swamped with information and each day seems to bring new discoveries that must be considered. Never before in the history of science have so many scientists been as active as today. It has become a major...