History of Medicine

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Published:
April 23, 2014
Editor(s):
Lodewijk C. Palm
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 
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Published:
October 22, 2012
Author(s):
Nick Black
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 
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Published:
November 30, 2011
Author(s):
Seymour Schwartz, Christopher Hoolihan
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 
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Published:
August 10, 2011
Editor(s):
Ross J. Hunter, Victor R. Preedy
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, 
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Published:
September 01, 2009
Author(s):
Mark D Stringer
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 
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Published:
November 09, 2007
Author(s):
Max Blythe
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 
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Published:
April 26, 2007
Author(s):
Vincent Marks, Caroline Richmond
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, 
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Published:
January 22, 2007
Author(s):
Keith Sykes, John P Bunker
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, 
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Published:
June 23, 2005
Author(s):
Lois N. Magner
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 
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Published:
October 22, 2004
Author(s):
Mickey C. Smith
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 
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