Books in category Medical – History

  • Mathematical Thought From Ancient to Modern Times Volume 3

    Mathematical Thought From Ancient to Modern Times, Volume 3
    Morris Kline

  • Licensed to Practice

    Licensed to Practice
    James C. Mohr

    Licensed to Practice begins with an 1891 shooting in Wheeling, West Virginia, that left one doctor dead and another on trial for his life.

  • A Pest in the Land

    A Pest in the Land
    Suzanne Austin Alchon

    Whereas many late twentieth century scholars blamed the catastrophic decline of postconquest native populations on the introduction of previously unknown infections from the Old World, Alchon argues that the experiences of native peoples in …

  • Great Feuds in Medicine

    Great Feuds in Medicine
    Hal Hellman

    From William Harvey’s 17th-century battle with the medical establishment over his discovery that blood circulates and Jonas Salk’s legendary fight with Albert Sabin over polio vaccinations (a fight Salk ultimately lost) to the nasty …

  • How to Win the Nobel Prize

    How to Win the Nobel Prize
    J. Michael BISHOP

    ' The book is also a lucid explanation of how science has been harnessed to fight the human afflictions of cancer and infectious disease. And the story ends with a wide-ranging overview of today's challenges to the scientific enterprise.

  • Psychiatry Mental Institutions and the Mad in Apartheid South Africa

    Psychiatry, Mental Institutions, and the Mad in Apartheid South Africa
    Tiffany Fawn Jones

    This volume places the discussions of South Africa’s mental institutions in an international context, highlighting the role that international organizations, such as the Church of Scientology, and political events such as the gay rights …

  • American Sunshine

    American Sunshine
    Daniel Freund

    In American Sunshine, Daniel Freund tracks the obsession with sunlight from those bleak days into the twentieth century.

  • Oxford Textbook of Infectious Disease Control

    Oxford Textbook of Infectious Disease Control
    Andrew Cliff, Matthew Smallman-Raynor

    This text discusses the issues of geographical spread of human communicable diseases.

  • Hysterical Men

    Hysterical Men
    Mark S MICALE

    This book boldly challenges this triumphant vision of the stable and secure male by examining the central role played by modern science and medicine in constructing and sustaining it.

  • Andere anatomische Anekdoten

    Andere anatomische Anekdoten
    Helmut Wicht

    Der Autor ist ein Anatom, dem so mancherlei durch den Kopf geht, und eh' er es vergisst, schreibt er's auf.

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