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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

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NACCHO Bookshelf

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In an effort to develop a new resource for members, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently asked its staff, “What are your favorite public health-related books, movies, articles, and novels?” With 100+ avid readers and film watchers on staff, we came up with a long list of favorites to recommend to members. The ten titles below (and in no particular order) are just a sampling of staff suggestions. So, cozy up to the bookshelf… and stay tuned for a list of NACCHO members’ top picks coming soon.

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Future of Public Health (88 Edition) Future of Public Health (88 Edition)
by Institute Of Medicine Staff
Publisher Comments
"The Nation has lost sight of its public health goals and has allowed the system of public health to fall into 'disarray'," from "The Future of Public Health". This startling book contains proposals for ensuring that public health service programs are... (read more)
List Price $34.95
Your Price $23.00
Used - Trade Paper


The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
by Anne Fadiman
Publisher Comments
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors... (read more)
Your Price $6.95
Used - Trade Paper


Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health
by Laurie Garrett
Publisher Comments
In this meticulously researched and ultimately explosive new book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the New York Times bestseller The Coming Plague, Laurie Garrett takes readers across the globe to reveal how a series of potential and present... (read more)
Your Price $9.95
Used - Trade Paper


The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
by Laurie Garrett
Publisher Comments
Unpurified drinking water. Improper use of antibiotics. Local warfare. Massive refugee migration. Changing social and environmental conditions around the world have fostered the spread of new and potentially devastating viruses and diseases—HIV... (read more)
List Price $20.00
Your Price $5.50
Used - Trade Paper


Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
by Tracy Kidder
Publisher Comments
THE HEART AND THE FIST shares one mans story of extraordinary leadership and service as both a humanitarian and a warrior. In a life lived at the raw edges of the human experience, Greitens has seen what can be accomplished when compassion and courage... (read more)
List Price $18.00
Your Price $8.95
Used - Trade Paper


The Demon in the Freezer The Demon in the Freezer
by Richard Preston
Publisher Comments
The first major bioterror event in the United States — the anthrax attacks in October 2001 — was a clarion call for scientists who work with "hot" agents to find ways of protecting civilian populations against biological weapons. In The Demon... (read more)
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Used - Mass Market


The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story
by Richard Preston
Publisher Comments
A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is... (read more)
Your Price $15.95
New - Trade Paper


And the Band Played on: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic And the Band Played on: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
by Randy Shilts
Publisher Comments
Is the end of HIV upon us? Award-winning research scientist and HIV fellow at the Ragon Institute, Nathalia Holt, reveals the science behind the discovery of a functional cure and what it means for the millions affected by HIV and the history of the AIDS... (read more)
List Price $19.99
Your Price $8.98
Sale - Trade Paper


Public Helath: What It Is and How It Works Public Helath: What It Is and How It Works
by Bernard J Turnock
Publisher Comments
Using A Straightforward Systems Approach, Public Health: What It Is And How It Works Explores The Inner Workings Of The Complex, Modern U.S. Public Health System--What It Is, What It Does, How It Works, And Why It Is Important. It Covers The Origins And... (read more)
Your Price $19.50
Used - Trade Paper


The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History
by John M Barry
Publisher Comments
No disease the world has ever known even remotely resembles the great influenza epidemic of 1918. Presumed to have begun when sick farm animals infected soldiers in Kansas, spreading and mutating into a lethal strain as troops carried it to Europe, it... (read more)
List Price $18.00
Your Price $4.50
Used - Trade Paper


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