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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...

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.

Expedition Medicine: Revised Edition

by David Warrell & Sarah Anderson

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

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 centuries, 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...

The Study of Anatomy in Britain, 1700-1900

by Fiona Hutton

Hutton looks at Manchester and Oxford to provide a comparative history of anatomical study. Using the Anatomy Act as a focal point, she examines how these two cities dealt with the need for bodies over two centuries....

Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine

by Erika Janik

An entertaining introduction to the quacks, snake-oil salesmen, and charlatans, who often had a point


Despite rampant scientific innovation in nineteenth-century America, traditional medicine still adhered...

Rio-Hortega's Third Contribution to the Morphological Knowledge and Functional Interpretation of the Oligodendroglia

by Jose R. Iglesias-Rozas & Manuel Garrosa

Pío del Rio-Hortega, one of the pioneering neuroscientists and discoverer of microglia, has been recognized as one of the most important Spanish neurohistogists of the past century. His landmark research on...

Smallpox: The Death of a Disease: The Inside Story of Eradicating a Worldwide Killer

by D. A. Md Henderson

For more than 3000 years, hundreds of millions of people have died or been left permanently scarred or blind by the relentless, incurable disease called smallpox. In 1967, Dr. D.A. Henderson became director...

Health and Citizenship: Political Cultures of Health in Modern Europe

by Frank Huisman & Harry Oosterhuis

This collection of essays looks at issues of health and citizenship in Europe across two centuries. Contributors examine the extent to which the state can interfere with the private lives of its citizens, the...

Hysteria Complicated by Ecstasy: The Case of Nanette Leroux

by Jan Goldstein

Hysteria Complicated by Ecstasy offers a rare window into the inner life of a person ordinarily inaccessible to historians: a semiliterate peasant girl who lived almost two centuries ago, in the aftermath of...

Lunatic Hospitals in Georgian England, 1750 1830

by Leonard Smith

Lunatic Hospitals in Georgian England, 1750-1830 constitutes the first comprehensive study of the philanthropic asylum system in Georgian England. Using original research and drawing upon a wide range of expertise...