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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...


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...


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...


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...


A Secret Mind

by Kaye Kelly

A lively, moving novel that vividly recreates the 1880s: the harsh lives; the attitudes to madness and to drunkenness; and the strength of friendship and love.After an accident at four years old, Libby Budd...


Failure to Progress: The Contraction of the Midwifery Profession

by Rosemary Mander & Valerie Fleming

Changes in the field of midwifery are of concern to those within the health care system, the academic world and those whose lives are touched by midwifery care. This text reflects on the current situation and...


Literary Medicine: Brain Disease and Doctors in Novels, Theater, and Film

by J. Bogousslavsky & S. Dieguez

Classical and modern literature is full of patients with interesting neurological, cognitive, or psychiatric diseases, often including detailed and accurate descriptions, which suggests the authors were inspired...


Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine

by Roy Porter

"Chock-full of astonishing facts and fascinating illustrations."—Booklist An eminently readable, entertaining romp through the history of our vain and valiant efforts to heal ourselves. Mankind's battle to...


One Doctor: Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine

by Brendan Reilly

An epic story told by a unique voice in American medicine, One Doctor describes life-changing experiences in the career of a distinguished physician.

An epic story told by a unique voice in Ameri­can medicine,...


'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.


The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity (The Norton History of Science)

by Roy Porter

"To combine enormous knowledge with a delightful style and a highly idiosyncratic point of view is Roy Porter's special gift, and it makes [this] book . . . alive and fascinating and provocative on every page."—Oliver...


Savage Will: The Daring Escape of Americans Trapped Behind Nazi Lines

by TimothyM. Gay

In the tradition of incredible true stories from The Great Escape to Argo, Savage Will recounts a tale of survival, daring, and evasion behind enemy lines: that of American medics and nurses stranded for two...


Routledge Handbook on the Global History of Nursing NIP

by Patricia D'Antonio, Julie A. Fairman & Jean C. Whelan

A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2014!

2014 winner of the American Association for the History of Nursing's Mary M. Roberts Award for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing!

The Routledge Handbook on...


Risk, Chance, and Causation: Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease

by Michael B. Bracken

The press and other media constantly report news stories about dangerous chemicals in the environment, miracle cures, the safety of therapeutic treatments, and potential cancer-causing agents. But what exactly...