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Black Skin in the Middle Ages / La Peau noire au Moyen Âge

by Agostino Paravicini Bagliani, Benjamin Braude, Anne Grondeux & Philippe Mudry et al.

A. Paravicini Bagliani, Preface - B. Braude, Black Skin/White Skin in Ancient Greece and the Near East - A. Grondeux, Cutis ou pellis: les dénominations médiolatines de la peau humaine - P. Mudry, La peau...


Catching Cancer: The Quest for its Viral and Bacterial Causes

by Claudia Cornwall

The idea that you can “catch” cancer is radical, and yet several renowned scientists have shown that it is possible to do just that. Through interviews and an exploration of the science behind new discoveries,...


Asylum on the Hill: History of a Healing Landscape

by Katherine Ziff, Samuel T. Gladding, Shawna Bolin & Joseph Shields

The story of a great American experiment in psychiatry, a revolution in care for those with mental illness, as seen through the example of the Athens Lunatic Asylum built in Southeast Ohio after the Civil War....


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...


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.


Sunnybrook Hospital: Our Veterans' Legacy of Care, a Photo Journey Through the Decades

by Peeter A. Poldre

Sunnybrook Hospital stands as an important symbol of Canada's gratitude toward its war veterans, and this book is a photo journey through the decades that chronicles the contributions of a dedicated group of...


"Our Gallant Doctor": Enigma and Tragedy: Surgeon-Lieutenant George Hendry and HMCS Ottawa, 1942

by James Goodwin

On September 13, 1942, HMCS Ottawa was sunk by a German U-boat. Dr. George Hendry, exhausted from hours of difficult surgery, was lost, along with many others.


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...


From Medicine Man to Doctor: The Story of the Science of Healing

by Howard W. Haggard

Compelling and informative, this overview of medical history traces the development of modern-day medical practices from their roots in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. 131 black-and-white...


'If You Knew the Conditions': A Chronicle of the Indian Medical Service and American Indian Health Care, 1908-1955

by David N. DeJong

'If You Knew the Conditions' examines the inadequacies of the healthcare provided to American Indians by the Indian Medical Service. DeJong argues that, while Congress and the Indian Service had a responsibility...


A Fever in Salem: A New Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials

by Laurie Winn Carlson

Laurie Winn Carlson offers an innovative explanation for the madness behind the Salem Witch Trials.


Vaccinated: Triumph, Controversy, and An Uncertain F

by Paul A. Offit, M.D.

Maurice Hilleman's mother died a day after he was born and his twin sister stillborn. As an adult, he said that he felt he had escaped an appointment with death. He made it his life's work to see that others...


The Polio Hole

by Shelley Jd Mickle

As a five-year-old, Shelley Fraser is known for mischief.

On Halloween in l949, she fancies her brother's devil costume and persuades her mother to hem it up for her. But her plan to scare the total baloney out...


Medical Licensing and Discipline in America: A History of the Federation of State Medical Boards

by David A. Johnson & Humayun J. Chaudhry

Medical Licensing and Discipline in America traces the evolution of the U.S. medical licensing system from its historical antecedents in the 18th and 19th century to its modern structure, emphasizing a focus...


History of the Stethoscope

by Samuel Hart & Samuel Wilks

This book treats of the origin and evolution of the Stethoscope.

Instead of placing on the table every imaginary form of stethoscope manufactured out of every possible material gathered from the shops of the...


Madness in the City of Magnificent Intentions

by Martin Summers

From the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth centuries, Saint Elizabeths Hospital was one of the United States' most important institutions for the care and treatment of the mentally ill. Founded in 1855 to...


Managing Madness

by Erika Dyck, Alex Deighton, Hugh Lafave & John Elias et al.

The Saskatchewan Mental Hospital at Weyburn has played a significant role in the history of psychiatric services, mental health research, and providing care in the community. Its history provides a window to...


Twelve Essays on Winnicott

by Amal Treacher Kabesh

One of Britain's leading psychoanalysts and pediatricians, Donald Woods Winnicott (1896 - 1971) was the creative mind behind some of the most enduring theories of the child and of child, adolescent and adult...


Coming Home

by Wendy Kline

By the mid-twentieth century, two things appeared destined for extinction in the United States: the practice of home birth and the profession of midwifery. In 1940, close to half of all U.S. births took place...