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The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 16

The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 16

Lodewijk C. Palm

April 23, 2014

In volume XVI of The Collected Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, 25 letters of Van Leeuwenhoek have been included, all of them written from July 1707 to June 1712. The letters were written to six distinct addressees. The larger part was addressed to the Royal Society in London in general (sixteen...

Walking London's Medical History Second Edition

Walking London's Medical History Second Edition

Nick Black

October 22, 2012

The history of health care is complex, confusing, and contested. It involves more than just the creation of hospitals and dispensaries, infirmaries, and health centers. There are also royal colleges, trades unions, medical schools, nurses’ homes, coroners’ courts, nursing sisterhoods, ambulance...

Holystic Medicine: The Patron Saints of Medicine

Holystic Medicine: The Patron Saints of Medicine

Seymour Schwartz, Christopher Hoolihan

November 30, 2011

Holystic Medicine is a unique combination of medicine, art, and religious history. This magnificent book provides a fascinating account of the different patron saints of medicine with intriguing insights into their backgrounds and the particular diseases or conditions they are associated with and...

Nanomedicine in Health and Disease

Nanomedicine in Health and Disease

Ross J. Hunter, Victor R. Preedy

August 10, 2011

The nanosciences are a rapidly expanding field of research with a wide applicability to all areas of health and disease prevention. This book, covers the regulation of nanomedicine, nanotubes, topical applications of nanoparticles, nanocrystals, antioxidant nanoparticles, lipid nanocapsules,...

Eponyms in Surgery and Anatomy of the Liver, Bile Ducts and Pancreas

Eponyms in Surgery and Anatomy of the Liver, Bile Ducts and Pancreas

Mark D Stringer

September 01, 2009

For surgeons, physicians, and anatomists involved in the management and study of disorders of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas, eponyms are part of everyday communication. They help to describe anatomical features, operative procedures, surgical instruments, and diseases. Unfortunately, many have...

Almost a Legend

Almost a Legend

Max Blythe

November 09, 2007

No one championed evidence-based general practice more than John Fry, arguably the world's most influential GP of his day.John Fry, 1922-1994, made unparalleled contributions to the reformation of British general practice in the second half of the 20th Century. In the 1950s and 1960s he dominated...

Insulin Murders

Insulin Murders

Vincent Marks, Caroline Richmond

April 26, 2007

Insulin Murders is the first book on the market to describe real life cases of murder (and purported murder) using insulin (and other hypoglycaemic agents) as a murder weapon. Written by a leading authority on insulin and its use as a murder weapon, this is a gripping account of true life crime,...

Anaesthesia and the Practice of Medicine: Historical Perspectives

Anaesthesia and the Practice of Medicine: Historical Perspectives

Keith Sykes, John P Bunker

January 22, 2007

Written by two anaesthetists, one British and one American, this unique book focuses on the transatlantic story of anaesthesia. The authors have both worked at the two hospitals where the first general anaesthetics for surgery were given in 1846, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston,...

A History of Medicine, Second Edition

A History of Medicine, Second Edition

Lois N. Magner

June 23, 2005

Stressing major themes in the history of medicine, this Second Edition stimulates further exploration of the events, methodologies, and theories that shaped medical practices in decades past and in modern clinical practice-highlighting the practices of civilizations around the world, as well as the...

The Rexall Story: A History of Genius and Neglect

The Rexall Story: A History of Genius and Neglect

Mickey C. Smith

October 22, 2004

In the second half of the twentieth century, 20 percent (10,000) of all retail druggists were Rexall druggists. Now there are none, and this book explains why! The Rexall Story: A History of Genius and Neglect shows how a brilliant and successful business/pharmacy venture was allowed to fail...

Civil War Pharmacy: A History of Drugs, Drug Supply and Provision, and Therapeutics for the Union and Confederacy

Civil War Pharmacy: A History of Drugs, Drug Supply and Provision, and Therapeutics for the Union and Confederacy

Michael Flannery

May 24, 2004

Examine a previously unexplored aspect of Civil War military medicine! Here is the first comprehensive examination of pharmaceutical practice and drug provision during the Civil War. While numerous books have recounted the history of medicine in the Civil War, little has been said about the drugs...

A Social History of Medicines in the Twentieth Century: To Be Taken Three Times a Day

A Social History of Medicines in the Twentieth Century: To Be Taken Three Times a Day

John Crellin, Dennis B Worthen

April 22, 2004

Get a fresh perspective on the day-to-day use of medicine! A Social History of Medicines in the Twentieth Century explores the most perplexing issues concerning the uses of prescriptions and other medicines on both sides of the Atlantic. The book equips you with a thorough understanding of the...

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