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The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic -- and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic -- and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
by Steven Johnson
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In 1854, as a cholera epidemic ravaged London, prevailing wisdom blamed "miasma"; in other words, "bad air" was spreading the disease. One prominent physician disagreed. It was Dr. John Snow's work outside of the lab, however — his innovative mapmaking,... (read more)

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The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest
The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest
by David Quammen
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The real story of AIDS--how it originated with a virus in a chimpanzee, jumped to one human, and then infected more than 60 million people--is very different from what most of us think we know. Recent research has revealed dark surprises and yielded a... (read more)

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The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris, for the Year 1769. Published by Order of the Commissioners of Longitude.
The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris, for the Year 1769. Published by Order of the Commissioners of Longitude.
by Multiple Contributors
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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution... (read more)

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The Quest for Cortisone
The Quest for Cortisone
by Thom W Rooke
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In 1948, when “Mrs. G.,” hospitalized with debilitating rheumatoid arthritis, became the first person to receive a mysterious new compound—cortisone—her physicians were awestruck by her transformation from enervated to energized... (read more)

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An  Inaugural Essay on Strictures in the Urethra; Submitted to the Examination of the REV. John Ewing, S.T.P. Provost, the Trustees and Medical Profes
An Inaugural Essay on Strictures in the Urethra; Submitted to the Examination of the REV. John Ewing, S.T.P. Provost, the Trustees and Medical Profes
by John H. Foushee
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The Complete English Gardener: Or, Gardening Made Perfectly Easy: Containing, Full and Plain Directions for the Proper Management of the Flower, Frui
The Complete English Gardener: Or, Gardening Made Perfectly Easy: Containing, Full and Plain Directions for the Proper Management of the Flower, Frui
by Samuel Cooke
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A   Practical Treatise on Wounds and Other Chirurgical Subjects; To Which Is Prefixed a Short Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of Surgery a
A Practical Treatise on Wounds and Other Chirurgical Subjects; To Which Is Prefixed a Short Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of Surgery a
by Benjamin Gooch
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Remarks Upon Pestilence and Pestilential Diseases. Interspersed with Some Observations on the Mortality Amongst the Horned Cattle. ... by William Hird
Remarks Upon Pestilence and Pestilential Diseases. Interspersed with Some Observations on the Mortality Amongst the Horned Cattle. ... by William Hird
by William Hird
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The Angler's Museum; Or, the Whole Art of Float and Fly Fishing. ... the Whole Carefully Collected from Actual Experience. the Second Edition. to Whic
The Angler's Museum; Or, the Whole Art of Float and Fly Fishing. ... the Whole Carefully Collected from Actual Experience. the Second Edition. to Whic
by Thomas Shirley
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The Court and Country Confectioner: Or, the House-Keeper's Guide; To a More Speedy, Plain, and Familiar Method of Understanding the Whole Art of Confe
The Court and Country Confectioner: Or, the House-Keeper's Guide; To a More Speedy, Plain, and Familiar Method of Understanding the Whole Art of Confe
by Mr Borella
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Dedicated to the Army, and More Particularly to the Late Garrison of St. Eustatius. an Authenticated Copy of the Proceedings on the Trial of Lieut. Co
Dedicated to the Army, and More Particularly to the Late Garrison of St. Eustatius. an Authenticated Copy of the Proceedings on the Trial of Lieut. Co
by James Cockburn
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Old Poor Robin. 1779. an Almanack, After the Old; Yet Nevertheless as Conformable ... to the Very Newest New Fashion. ... Written by the Old Honest Po
Old Poor Robin. 1779. an Almanack, After the Old; Yet Nevertheless as Conformable ... to the Very Newest New Fashion. ... Written by the Old Honest Po
by William Winstanley
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An  Essay on Comets, in Two Parts. Part I. Containing an Attempt to Explain the Phaenomena of the Tails of Comets, and to Account for Their Perpetual
An Essay on Comets, in Two Parts. Part I. Containing an Attempt to Explain the Phaenomena of the Tails of Comets, and to Account for Their Perpetual
by A. Oliver
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Farther Observations Upon the Effects of Camphire and Calomel. Upon the Effects of Calomel in the Dropsy. Upon Bath Waters. and Upon the Epilepsy. Bei
Farther Observations Upon the Effects of Camphire and Calomel. Upon the Effects of Calomel in the Dropsy. Upon Bath Waters. and Upon the Epilepsy. Bei
by Daniel Lysons
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Remarks on the Fistula Lachrymalis; With the Description of an Operation Considerably Different from That Commonly Used; And Cases Annexed in Proof ..
Remarks on the Fistula Lachrymalis; With the Description of an Operation Considerably Different from That Commonly Used; And Cases Annexed in Proof ..
by James Ware
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Dissertations Relative to the Natural History of Animals and Vegetables. Translated from the Italian of the Abb Spallanzani, to Which Are Added Two Le
Dissertations Relative to the Natural History of Animals and Vegetables. Translated from the Italian of the Abb Spallanzani, to Which Are Added Two Le
by Lazzaro Spallanzani
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Looking Within (99 Edition)
Looking Within (99 Edition)
by Anthony Brinton Wolbarst
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Anthony Brinton Wolbarst, a physicist formerly at Harvard Medical School and the National Cancer Institute, is currently at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University Medical School. Dr. Wolbarst... (read more)

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The Naturalist: A Dialogue. Wherein the Great Importance of the Knowledge of Nature, and the Unhappy Consequences of Neglecting It, Ar
The Naturalist: A Dialogue. Wherein the Great Importance of the Knowledge of Nature, and the Unhappy Consequences of Neglecting It, Ar
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The Schoolmasters Assistant: Being a Compendium of Arithmetic, Both Practical and Theoretical. in Five Parts. ... the Whole Being Delivered in the
The Schoolmasters Assistant: Being a Compendium of Arithmetic, Both Practical and Theoretical. in Five Parts. ... the Whole Being Delivered in the
by Thomas Dilworth
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The Court and Country Confectioner: Or, the House-Keeper's Guide; To a More Speedy, Plain, and Familiar Method of Understanding the Whole Art of Confe
The Court and Country Confectioner: Or, the House-Keeper's Guide; To a More Speedy, Plain, and Familiar Method of Understanding the Whole Art of Confe
by Mr Borella
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