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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....


A Disease Apart

by Tony Gould

This fascinating cultural and medical history of leprosy enriches our understanding of a still-feared biblical disease.

It is a condition shrouded for centuries in mystery, legend, and religious fanaticism. Societies...


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...


In Pursuit of Memory

by Joseph Jebelli

For readers of Atul Gawande, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Henry Marsh, a riveting, gorgeously written biography of one of history's most fascinating and confounding diseases--Alzheimer's--from its discovery more...


Prevention is far better than cure. Revisiting the past to strengthen the present: the lesson of Bernardino Ramazzini (1633-1714) in public health

by Giuliano Franco

Doctor at the court and academic of the Modena and Padua Universities, Bernardino Ramazzini (1633-1714) lived in the second half of the seventeenth century. Without renouncing to his vocation as a doctor, he...


Spectacles

by George Cummings McWhorter

This article, "Spectacles," by George Cumming McWhorter, was originally published in the January 1862 issue of "The Knickerbocker" magazine. 


Recollections of the Cholera of 1832

by George D. Strong

A sad story of disease and death during the cholera epidemic of 1832 is retold ten years later in "The Knickerbocker" magazine.