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Geschichte Und Philosophie Der Medizin #2: History and Theory of Human Experimentation: The Declaration of Helsinki and Modern Medical Ethics
Geschichte Und Philosophie Der Medizin #2: History and Theory of Human Experimentation: The Declaration of Helsinki and Modern Medical Ethics
by Ulf Schmidt
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Despite having been revised and criticised over the years, the Declaration of Helsinki remains one of the most important and internationally known ethics codes worldwide. Yet we know relatively little about its historical origins or about the prolonged... (read more)

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Collected Works of Florence Nightingale #13: Florence Nightingale: Extending Nursing
Collected Works of Florence Nightingale #13: Florence Nightingale: Extending Nursing
by Lynn Mcdonald
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Extending Nursing reports Nightingale's work to take trained nursing from its base at St. Thomas' Hospital in London to other hospitals in London, elsewhere in England, and into Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. It goes on to European countries (initially... (read more)

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Shire Library #609: The District Nurse
Shire Library #609: The District Nurse
by Susan Cohen
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For 150 years, district nurses have been taking care of the sick in their own homes, providing health care, moral support, and wise advice to people of all ages and classes, in rural areas, towns and cities the length and breadth of the country. Begun in... (read more)

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Promises Kept: The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Promises Kept: The University of Mississippi Medical Center
by Janis Quinn
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The first fifty years of the state's only health sciences... (read more)

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A Darker Ribbon: A Twentieth-Century Story of Breast Cancer, Women, and Their Doctors
A Darker Ribbon: A Twentieth-Century Story of Breast Cancer, Women, and Their Doctors
by Ellen Leopold
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The first cultural history of breast cancer, this book examines the social attitudes and medical treatments that together defined the modern relationship between women with the disease and their doctors. At the heart of the book are two unpublished... (read more)

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The Staff and the Serpent: Pertinent and Impertinent Observations on the World of Medicine
The Staff and the Serpent: Pertinent and Impertinent Observations on the World of Medicine
by Allen Weisse
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If laughter is good medicine, then the twenty-two essays offered here by Dr. Allen B. Weisse should prove a hearty antidote to a host of ills suffered by doctors, students and would-be students of medicine, amateur and professional medical historians... (read more)

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The Cure: A Story of Cancer and Politics from the Annals of the Cold War
The Cure: A Story of Cancer and Politics from the Annals of the Cold War
by N. L. Krementsov
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Did America try to steal Soviet "cancer secrets"? And how could a cancer cure turn into a "biological atomic bomb"? Nikolai Krementsov's compelling tale of cancer and politics is the story of a husband-and-wife team who developed a promising anticancer... (read more)

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The Medical Delivery Business: Health Reform, Childbirth, and the Economic Order
The Medical Delivery Business: Health Reform, Childbirth, and the Economic Order
by Barbara Bridgman Perkins
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Americans at the end of the twentieth century worried that managed care had fundamentally transformed the character of medicine. In The Medical Delivery Business, Barbara Bridgman Perkins uses examples drawn from maternal and infant care to argue that... (read more)

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The Bovine Scourge: Meat, Tuberculosis and Public Health, 1850-1914
The Bovine Scourge: Meat, Tuberculosis and Public Health, 1850-1914
by Keir Waddington
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Investigation of the complex issues surrounding the links between bovine tuberculosis and infected meat - with a contemporary resonance in the BSE scare.... (read more)

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Feminizing Venereal Disease: The Body of the Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century Medical Discourse
Feminizing Venereal Disease: The Body of the Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century Medical Discourse
by Mary Spongberg
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Over the last three decades, welfare policies have been informed by popular beliefs that welfare fraud is rampant. As a result, welfare policies have become more punitive and the boundaries between the welfare system and the criminal justice system have... (read more)

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The Return of the White Plague: Global Poverty and the "New" Tuberculosis
The Return of the White Plague: Global Poverty and the "New" Tuberculosis
by Matthew Gandy
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-301) and index.... (read more)

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Nurturing Children: A History of Pediatrics
Nurturing Children: A History of Pediatrics
by A. R. Colon
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Examines chronologically the medical and societal antecedents of current child care.... (read more)

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Allergy: The History of a Modern Malady
Allergy: The History of a Modern Malady
by Mark Jackson
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It attacks through foods, animals, and innumerable chemical combinations. It is among the most common and potentially lethal afflictions known. It is the allergy, the subject of Mark Jacksons fascinating chronicle. Jackson investigates how the allergy... (read more)

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Curing the Colonizers: Hydrotherapy, Climatology, and French Colonial Spas
Curing the Colonizers: Hydrotherapy, Climatology, and French Colonial Spas
by Eric Thomas Jennings
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“Beware! Against the poison that is Africa, there is but one antidote: Vichy.” So ran a 1924 advertisement for one of France’s main spas. Throughout the French empire, spas featuring water cures, often combined with “climatic... (read more)

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Tuberculosis and the Politics of Exclusion: A History of Public Health and Migration to Los Angeles (Critical Issues in Health and Medicine)
Tuberculosis and the Politics of Exclusion: A History of Public Health and Migration to Los Angeles (Critical Issues in Health and Medicine)
by Emily Abel
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Though notorious for its polluted air today, the city of Los Angeles once touted itself as a health resort. After the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in 1876, publicists launched a campaign to portray the city as the promised land, circulating... (read more)

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