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Secret History of War on Cancer (07 Edition)
Secret History of War on Cancer (07 Edition)
by Devra Davis
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Washington Post “Davis put it together in a way that illuminates the underbelly of medical research." O magazine "In her devastating, 20-years-in-the-making expose...Devra Davis... shows how cancer researchers, bankrolled by petrochemical and... (read more)

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Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine (99 Edition)
Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine (99 Edition)
by Shigehisa Kuriyama
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"...this is an astonishingly original reading of early medicine inChina and the West, yet one that builds its case with scrupulousscholarship.... A great achievement!" Arthur Kleinman, Harvard Medical School Zone... (read more)

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The Medical Book: From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons, 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine
The Medical Book: From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons, 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine
by Clifford A. Pickover
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Which was the last country to abolish slavery?Which is the only amendment to the U.S. Constitution ever to be repealed?How did King Henry II of England provide a procedural blueprint for criminal law?and#160; These are just a few of the thought-provoking... (read more)

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Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century
Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century
by Kevin Fong
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In Extreme Medicine, Dr. Fong recounts fascinating stories about the limits of human endurance and the dramatic medical procedures that save lives. From the Arctic to outer space, this is an eye-opening look at both the resilience of our bodies and... (read more)

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Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge (Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care)
Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge (Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care)
by American Anthropological Association
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Charles Leslie is Professor of Anthropology and the Humanities at the Center for Science and Culture, University of Delaware. Allan Young is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Humanities and Social Studies in Medicine, McGill University.... (read more)

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Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam
Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam
by Pope Brock
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Charlatan reads like a highly imaginative novel and is everything a work of popular history should be.... (read more)

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The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less
The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less
by Elizabeth Bradley
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The Affordable Care Act will have a dangerous effect on the American economy. That may sound like a political stance, but itandrsquo;s a conclusion directly borne out by economic forecasts.and#160; In Side Effects and Complications, preeminent labor... (read more)

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Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis
Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis
by Lisa Sanders
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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
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This is the story of a killer that has been striking people down for thousands of years: tuberculosis. After centuries of ineffective treatments, the microorganism that causes TB was identified, and the cure was thought to be within reachand#8212;but... (read more)

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The Normal and the Pathological
The Normal and the Pathological
by Georges Canguilhem
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"A brilliant and stimulating book." Howard L. Laye Journal of Interdisciplinary History Zone... (read more)

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Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
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A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon... (read more)

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Chimborazo: The Confederacy's Largest Hospital
Chimborazo: The Confederacy's Largest Hospital
by Carol C. Green
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Chimborazo Hospital, just outside Richmond, Virginia, served as the Confederacyandrsquo;s largest hospital for four years. During this time, it treated nearly eighty thousand patients, boasting a mortality rate of just over 11 percent. This book, the... (read more)

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Walk on Water: The Miracle of Saving Children's Lives
Walk on Water: The Miracle of Saving Children's Lives
by Michael Ruhlman
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Michael Ruhlman is the author of The Making of a Chef, The Soul of a Chef, and Charcuterie. He has also collaborated with Thomas Keller on two cookbooks, The French Laundry Cookbook and Bouchon. Additionally, Ruhlman has written for The New York Times... (read more)

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The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866
The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866
by Charles Rosenberg
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Vomiting. Diarrhea. Dehydration. Death. Confusion. In 1832, the arrival of cholera in the United States created widespread panic throughout the country. For the rest of the century, epidemics swept through American cities and towns like wildfire, killing... (read more)

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Emerging Epidemics: The Menace of New Infections
Emerging Epidemics: The Menace of New Infections
by Madeline Drexler
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A gripping and authoritative investigation of today's most lethal menaces-with up-to-the-minute analysis of the H1N1 flu An award-winning science and medical journalist at the forefront of her field, Madeline Drexler provides a well-researched and... (read more)

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Breathing Race Into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics
Breathing Race Into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics
by Lundy Braun
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In the antebellum South, plantation physicians used a new medical deviceandmdash;the spirometerandmdash;to show that lung volume and therefore vital capacity were supposedly less in black slaves than in white citizens. At the end of the Civil War, a... (read more)

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The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History
The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History
by Molly Caldwe Crosby
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Molly Caldwell Crosby, author of The American Plague and Asleep, once again brings forgotten history to vivid life in an absorbing account of crime and deduction in the early days of the twentieth century.and#160;.and#160;.and#160;. and#160; In the... (read more)

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Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle
Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle
by Thea Cooper
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It is 1919 and Elizabeth Hughes, the eleven-year-old daughter of America's most-distinguished jurist and politician, Charles Evans Hughes, has been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. It is essentially a death sentence. The only accepted form of treatment... (read more)

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10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness
10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness
by Alanna Collen
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You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but also bacteria and fungi. Over your... (read more)

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Great Discoveries in Medicine
Great Discoveries in Medicine
by William (edt) Bynum
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Sickness and health, birth and death, disease and cure: medicine and our understanding of the workings of our bodies and minds are an inextricable part of how we know who we are. In this inspiring compendium, distinguished experts from around the world... (read more)

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