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The casualty rates of the First World War were unprecedented: approximately 10 million combatants were wounded from Britain, France and Germany alone. In consequence, military-medical services expanded and the war ensured that medical professionals became firmly embedded within the armed services. In a situation of total war civilians on the home front came into more contact than before with medical professionals, and even pacifists played a significant medical role. Medicine in First World War Europe re-visits the casualty clearing stations and the hospitals of the First World War, and tells the stories of those who were most directly involved: doctors, nurses, wounded men and their families. Fiona Reid explains how military medicine interacts with the concerns, the cultures and the behaviours of the civilian world, treating the history of wartime military medicine as an integral part of the wider social and cultural history of the First World War.

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9781472510020 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017, cover price $120.00

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9781472513243 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The casualty rates of the First World War were unprecedented: approximately 10 million combatants were wounded from Britain, France and Germany alone.

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Product Description: Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in General NonfictionAn extraordinary narrative history of autism: the riveting story of parents fighting for their children ’s civil rights; of doctors struggling to define autism; of ingenuity, self-advocacy, and profound social change...read more

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9780307985675 | Crown Pub, January 19, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in General NonfictionAn extraordinary narrative history of autism: the riveting story of parents fighting for their children ’s civil rights; of doctors struggling to define autism; of ingenuity, self-advocacy, and profound social change.
9781846145667 | Gardners Books, January 19, 2015, cover price $32.90

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9780307985705 | Broadway Books, January 17, 2017, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in General NonfictionAn extraordinary narrative history of autism: the riveting story of parents fighting for their children ’s civil rights; of doctors struggling to define autism; of ingenuity, self-advocacy, and profound social change.
9780241261637 | Gardners Books, January 19, 2016, cover price $23.55 | About this edition: NA

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9780553397413 | Unabridged edition (Random House, January 19, 2016), cover price $50.00

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Product Description: Out in the Rural is the unlikely story of the Tufts-Delta Health Center, which in 1966 opened in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, to become the first rural community health center in the United States. Its goal was simple: to provide health care and outreach to the region's thousands of rural poor, most of them black sharecroppers who had lived without any medical resources for generations...read more
By H. Jack Geiger (foreword by)

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9780190624620 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 29, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Out in the Rural is the unlikely story of the Tufts-Delta Health Center, which in 1966 opened in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, to become the first rural community health center in the United States.

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Product Description: From 1950 until 2001, Lovie Beard Shelton practiced midwifery in eastern North Carolina homes, delivering some 4,000 babies to black, white, Mennonite, and hippie women; to those too poor to afford a hospital birth; and to a few rich enough to have any kind of delivery they pleased...read more

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9781469630052 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: From 1950 until 2001, Lovie Beard Shelton practiced midwifery in eastern North Carolina homes, delivering some 4,000 babies to black, white, Mennonite, and hippie women; to those too poor to afford a hospital birth; and to a few rich enough to have any kind of delivery they pleased.

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Product Description: The 2014 Ebola epidemic demonstrated the power of pandemics and their ability not only to destroy lives locally but also to capture the imagination and terrify the world. Christian W. McMillen provides a concise yet comprehensive account of pandemics throughout human history, illustrating how pandemic disease has shaped history and, at the same time, social behavior has influenced pandemic disease...read more

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9780199340071 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: The 2014 Ebola epidemic demonstrated the power of pandemics and their ability not only to destroy lives locally but also to capture the imagination and terrify the world.

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Product Description: Medical geneticists began mapping the chromosomal infrastructure piece by piece in the 1970s by focusing on what was known about individual genetic disorders. Five decades later, their infrastructure had become an edifice for prevention, allowing today’s expecting parents to choose to test prenatally for hundreds of disease-specific mutations using powerful genetic testing platforms...read more

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9781421420745 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Medical geneticists began mapping the chromosomal infrastructure piece by piece in the 1970s by focusing on what was known about individual genetic disorders.

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Product Description: What makes someone a boy or a girl? Is it external genitalia, chromosomes, DNA, environment, or some combination of these factors? Not even doctors or scientists are entirely clear. What is clear is that sex is not girl/boy or XX/XY, switching between two poles like an on/off switch on a radio...read more

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9781613736548 | Reprint edition (Chicago Review Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: What makes someone a boy or a girl?

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Product Description: A combination of folklore and traditional advice, Old Wives' Lore illuminates the history behind female wisdom from yesteryear and includes a brief history of old wives’ lore, remedies for health and well-being, practical guidance for home and garden, tips on predicting the weather, and eccentric cures for a range of problems...read more

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9781782431473 | Michael O''Mara Books, June 1, 2014, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Handed down through the ages, a treasure trove of seasoned advice and eccentric cures for a huge range of problems A combination of folklore and time-honored advice, this book illuminates the history behind female wisdom from yesteryear.

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9781782435174, titled "Old Wives' Lore: A Book of Old-fashioned Tips & Remedies" | Michael O''Mara Books, November 1, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: A combination of folklore and traditional advice, Old Wives' Lore illuminates the history behind female wisdom from yesteryear and includes a brief history of old wives’ lore, remedies for health and well-being, practical guidance for home and garden, tips on predicting the weather, and eccentric cures for a range of problems.

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Product Description: Easy to read and to use, this A-to-Z mini-encyclopedia covers the most important medical innovations of the last 200 years.• Features 50 interesting A-to-Z reference entries on medical innovations • Covers biographies of important medical innovators, descriptions of the first use of an innovation, and descriptions of other innovations that were less successful• Provides an introductory essay explaining how the list was chosen and discussing the importance of innovation in the medical field• Includes a chronology of major milestones in medical innovation• Utilizes a ready-reference format that makes finding information about particular innovations eas...read more

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9781610695732 | Greenwood Pub Group, October 31, 2016, cover price $58.00 | About this edition: Easy to read and to use, this A-to-Z mini-encyclopedia covers the most important medical innovations of the last 200 years.

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When asked to compare the practice of medicine today to that of a hundred years ago, most people will respond with a story of therapeutic revolution: Back then we had few effective remedies, but now we have more (and more powerful) tools to fight disease, from antibiotics to psychotropics to steroids to anticancer agents. This collection challenges the historical accuracy of this revolutionary narrative and offers instead a more nuanced account of the process of therapeutic innovation and the relationships between the development of medicines and social change. These assembled histories and ethnographies span three continents and use the lived experiences of physicians and patients, consumers and providers, and marketers and regulators to reveal the tensions between universal claims of therapeutic knowledge and the actual ways these claims have been used and understood in specific sites, from postwar West Germany pharmacies to twenty-first century Nigerian street markets. By asking us to rethink a story we thought we knew, Therapeutic Revolutions offers invaluable insights to historians, anthropologists, and social scientists of medicine.  

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9780226390734 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 26, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: When asked to compare the practice of medicine today to that of a hundred years ago, most people will respond with a story of therapeutic revolution: Back then we had few effective remedies, but now we have more (and more powerful) tools to fight disease, from antibiotics to psychotropics to steroids to anticancer agents.

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9780226390871 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, October 26, 2016), cover price $40.00

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Product Description: Toward the middle of the twentieth century, African Americans in New York City began to receive increased access to mental health care in some facilities within the city's mental health system. This study documents how and why this important change in public health-and in public opinion on race-occurred...read more

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9781580464925 | Univ of Rochester Pr, October 20, 2016, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: Toward the middle of the twentieth century, African Americans in New York City began to receive increased access to mental health care in some facilities within the city's mental health system.

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Product Description: How unassuming government researcher Marshall Nirenberg beat James Watson, Francis Crick, and other world-famous scientists in the race to discover the genetic code.The genetic code is the Rosetta Stone by which we interpret the 3...read more

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9780262028479 | Mit Pr, February 6, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: How unassuming government researcher Marshall Nirenberg beat James Watson, Francis Crick, and other world-famous scientists in the race to discover the genetic code.

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9780262529938 | Reprint edition (Mit Pr, September 30, 2016), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: How unassuming government researcher Marshall Nirenberg beat James Watson, Francis Crick, and other world-famous scientists in the race to discover the genetic code.

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Product Description: In the first in-depth study of how gender determined perceptions and experiences of illness in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, Olivia Weisser invites readers into the lives and imaginations of ordinary men and women. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including personal diaries, medical texts, and devotional literature, the author enters the sickrooms of a diverse sampling of early modern Britons...read more

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9780300200706 | 1 edition (Yale Univ Pr, June 30, 2015), cover price $85.00 | About this edition: In the first in-depth study of how gender determined perceptions and experiences of illness in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, Olivia Weisser invites readers into the lives and imaginations of ordinary men and women.

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9780300224306 | Reprint edition (Yale Univ Pr, September 27, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In the first in-depth study of how gender determined perceptions and experiences of illness in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, Olivia Weisser invites readers into the lives and imaginations of ordinary men and women.

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Product Description: Like many of the traditional medicines of South Asia, Ayurvedic practice transformed dramatically in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With Doctoring Tradition, Projit Bihari Mukharji offers a close look at that recasting, upending the widely held yet little-examined belief that it was the result of the introduction of Western anatomical knowledge and cadaveric dissection...read more

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9780226381794 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 23, 2016, cover price $135.00 | About this edition: Like many of the traditional medicines of South Asia, Ayurvedic practice transformed dramatically in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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9780226383132 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 23, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Like many of the traditional medicines of South Asia, Ayurvedic practice transformed dramatically in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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Product Description: This collection investigates the social and cultural history of trauma to offer a comparative analysis of its individual, communal, and political effects in the twentieth century. Particular attention is given to witness testimony, to procedures of personal memory and collective commemoration, and to visual sources as they illuminate the changing historical nature of trauma...read more
By Jason Crouthamel (editor)

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9783319334691 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 21, 2016, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: This collection investigates the social and cultural history of trauma to offer a comparative analysis of its individual, communal, and political effects in the twentieth century.

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime victims, vicious psychopaths, assorted derelicts, lunatics, and exotic-disease sufferers. In its two and a half centuries of service, there was hardly an epidemic or social catastrophe—or groundbreaking scientific advance—that did not touch Bellevue.     David Oshinsky, whose last book, Polio: An American Story, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, chronicles the history of America's oldest hospital and in so doing also charts the rise of New York to the nation's preeminent city, the path of American medicine from butchery and quackery to a professional and scientific endeavor, and the growth of a civic institution. From its origins in 1738 as an almshouse and pesthouse, Bellevue today is a revered public hospital bringing first-class care to anyone in need. With its diverse, ailing, and unprotesting patient population, the hospital was a natural laboratory for the nation's first clinical research. It treated tens of thousands of Civil War soldiers, launched the first civilian ambulance corps and the first nursing school for women, pioneered medical photography and psychiatric treatment, and spurred New York City to establish the country's first official Board of Health.      As medical technology advanced, "voluntary" hospitals began to seek out patients willing to pay for their care. For charity cases, it was left to Bellevue to fill the void. The latter decades of the twentieth century brought rampant crime, drug addiction, and homelessness to the nation's struggling cities—problems that called a public hospital's very survival into question. It took the AIDS crisis to cement Bellevue's enduring place as New York's ultimate safety net, the iconic hospital of last resort. Lively, page-turning, fascinating, Bellevue is essential American history.

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9780385523363 | Doubleday, November 15, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine.

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9780735285187 | Unabridged edition (Random House, November 15, 2016), cover price $45.00

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9781421420486, titled "Mad-doctors in the Dock: Defending the Diagnosis, 1760–1913" | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, September 18, 2016, cover price $40.00

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Product Description: Medicine tells the fascinating story of the discipline, from ancient times to the present day, charting developments in healing, diagnosis, surgery, and drugs in a vividly visual and accessible format.Follow the gory pitfalls and the miraculous breakthroughs of medical history from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to the latest developments in IVF and gene therapy...read more
By Dorling Kindersley, Inc. (corporate author)

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9781465453419 | Ill edition (Dk Pub, October 11, 2016), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Medicine tells the fascinating story of the discipline, from ancient times to the present day, charting developments in healing, diagnosis, surgery, and drugs in a vividly visual and accessible format.

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Product Description: Simulation in healthcare education has a long history, yet in many ways, we have been reinventing the wheel during the last 25 years. Historically, simulators have been much more than simple models, and we can still learn from aspects of simulation used hundreds of years ago...read more

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9783319265759 | Springer Verlag, March 17, 2016, cover price $129.00 | About this edition: Simulation in healthcare education has a long history, yet in many ways, we have been reinventing the wheel during the last 25 years.

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Product Description: A star science journalist with Parkinson's reveals the inner workings of this perplexing diseaseSeven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson’s, and doctors, researchers, and patients continue to hunt for a cure. In Brain Storms, the award-winning journalist Jon Palfreman tells their story, a story that became his own when he was diagnosed with the debilitating illness...read more

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9780374116170 | 1 edition (Scientific Amer Books, September 15, 2015), cover price $26.00 | About this edition: A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2015 - Publishers WeeklyA star science journalist with Parkinson's reveals the inner workings of this perplexing disease Seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's, and doctors, researchers, and patients continue to hunt for a cure.

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9780374536596, titled "Brain Storms: The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson’s Disease" | Scientific Amer Books, September 6, 2016, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A star science journalist with Parkinson's reveals the inner workings of this perplexing diseaseSeven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson’s, and doctors, researchers, and patients continue to hunt for a cure.

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Product Description: Generic drugs are now familiar objects in clinics, drugstores, and households around the world. We like to think of these tablets, capsules, patches, and ointments as interchangeable with their brand-name counterparts: why pay more for the same? And yet they are not quite the same...read more

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9781421414935 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, August 20, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Generic drugs are now familiar objects in clinics, drugstores, and households around the world.
9780373046805, titled "Little Darling" | Large print edition (Harlequin Mills & Boon, February 1, 2001), cover price $23.95 | also contains Little Darling

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9781421421643 | Reprint edition (Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, September 1, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Generic drugs are now familiar objects in clinics, drugstores, and households around the world.

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