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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.


Ludwik Hirszfeld: The Story of One Life

by Marta A. Balinska & William H. Schneider

Ludwik Hirszfeld (1884-1954), one of the most prominent serologists of the twentieth century, discovered the inheritance and established the nomenclature of blood groups and opened the field of human population...


John P. McGovern, MD: A Lifetime of Stories

by Bryant Boutwell & Michael Bliss

John P. McGovern held seventeen professorships, received twenty-nine honorary doctorates, and established the nation's largest privately owned allergy and immunology clinic. He authored 252 professional publications...


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...


Medical Services in the First World War

by Susan Cohen

Trench warfare, advances in weaponry and disastrous military planning led to horrific types of injuries and an unprecedented scale of mass casualties during World War I. This is the amazing and little known...


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 Rise and Fall of National Women's Hospital: A History

by Linda Bryder

In this major history, Linda Bryder traces the annals of National Women’s Hospital over half a century in order to tell a wider story of reproductive health. She uses the varying perspectives of doctors, nurses,...


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.


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...


Expedition Medicine: Revised Edition

by David Warrell & Sarah Anderson

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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...


Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century

by M.D., Kevin Fong

Anesthesiologist, intensive care expert, and NASA adviser Kevin Fong explores how physical extremes push human limits and spawn incredible medical breakthroughs

Little more than one hundred years ago, maps of...


Medicine and Colonialism: Historical Perspectives in India and South Africa

by Poonam Bala

Focusing on India and South Africa during the nineteenth and twentieth century, the essays in this collection address power and enforced modernity as applied to medicine. Clashes between traditional methods...


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...