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"The Hour of Eugenics"

Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America

by Nancy Leys Stepan

<p>Eugenics was a term coined in 1883 to name the scientific and social theory which advocated "race improvement" through selective human breeding. In Europe and the United States the eugenics movement found many supporters before it was finally

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'Curing queers'

Mental nurses and their patients, 193574

by Tommy Dickinson

Drawing on a rich array of source materials including previously unseen, fascinating (and often quite moving) oral histories, archival and news media sources, 'Curing queers' examines the plight of men who were institutionalised in British ...

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'Regimental Practice' by John Buchanan, M.D.

An Eighteenth-Century Medical Diary and Manual

by Paul Kopperman

In 1746, Dr John Buchanan, recently retired as a medical officer in the British Army, produced a manuscript entitled, 'Regimental Practice, or a Short History of Diseases common to His Majesties own Royal Regiment of Horse Guards when abroad ...

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24 hours to save the NHS

The Chief Executive's account of reform 2000 to 2006

by Nigel Crisp

"24 hours to save the NHS". It was a political slogan but it hid a deeper question. Could the NHS survive? Could it continue to offer free health care for every citizen regardless of their ability to pay? Could the extraordinary, liberating ...

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A Census of Greek Medical Manuscripts

From Byzantium to the Renaissance

by Alain Touwaide

<P>Manuscripts containing Greek medical texts were inventoried by author and work at the beginning of the 20th century by a group of philologists under the direction of Hermann Diels. Useful as it was - and will continue to be – Diels’ catalogue

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A Chosen Calling

Jews in Science in the Twentieth Century

by Noah J. Efron

<P>Scholars have struggled for decades to explain why Jews have succeeded extravagantly in modern science. A variety of controversial theories—from such intellects as C. P. Snow, Norbert Wiener, and Nathaniel Weyl—have been promoted. Snow ...

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A Companion to the Classification of Mental Disorders

by John E. Cooper & Norman Sartorius

A Companion to the Classification of Mental Disorders provides essential reading as a background and supplement to both the recently produced DSM-5 and the forthcoming ICD-11. It focuses on the processes of classification and diagnosis, and the ...

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A Cretan Healer's Handbook in the Byzantine Tradition

Text, Translation and Commentary

by Patricia Ann Clark

In 1930 the Cretan healer Nikolaos Konstantinos Theodorakis of Meronas re-copied a notebook containing medical lore passed down through his family over generations. The present volume offers an edition of this notebook together with an English ...

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A Cultural History of Medical Vitalism in Enlightenment Montpellier

by Elizabeth A. Williams

One of the key themes of the Enlightenment was the search for universal laws and truths that would help illuminate the workings of the universe. It is in such attitudes that we trace the origins of modern science and medicine. However, not all ...

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A Culture's Catalyst

Historical Encounters with Peyote and the Native American Church in Canada

by Fannie Kahan

In 1956, pioneering psychedelic researchers Abram Hoffer and Humphry Osmond were invited to join members of the Red Pheasant First Nation near North Battleford, Saskatchewan, to participate in a peyote ceremony hosted by the Native American ...

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A Darkened House

Cholera in Nineteenth-Century Canada

by Geoffrey Bilson

<p>From its first appearance in 1832 until the last scares of 1871, cholera aroused fear in British North America. The disease killed 20,000 people and its psychological effects were enormous. Cholera unsettled governments, undermined the ...

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A Heavy Reckoning: War, Medicine and Survival in Afghanistan and Beyond

by Emily Mayhew

<p><p>What happens when you reach the threshold of life and death - and come back? </p> <p>As long as humans have lived together on the planet, there have been wars, and injured soldiers and civilians. But today, as we engage in wars across the ...

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A Historical Dictionary of Psychiatry

by Edward Shorter

This is the first historical dictionary of psychiatry. It covers the subject from autism to Vienna, and includes the key concepts, individuals, places, and institutions that have shaped the evolution of psychiatry and the neurosciences. An ...

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A History of Global Health

Interventions into the Lives of Other Peoples

by Randall M. Packard

<P>Over the past century, hundreds of billions of dollars have been invested in programs aimed at improving health on a global scale. Given the enormous scale and complexity of these lifesaving operations, why do millions of people in low-income

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A History of Haematology

From Herodotus to HIV

by Shaun R. McCann

Blood has long been an object of intrigue for many of the world's philosophers and physicians, and references to it have existed since the earliest studies of human anatomy. Herodotus of Halicarnassus, whose writings 500 years before the birth ...

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A History of Intelligence and 'Intellectual Disability'

The Shaping of Psychology in Early Modern Europe

by C.F. Goodey

Starting with the hypothesis that not only human intelligence but also its antithesis 'intellectual disability' are nothing more than historical contingencies, C.F. Goodey's paradigm-shifting study traces the rich interplay between labelled ...

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A History of Medicine, Second Edition

by Magner, Lois N.

Stressing major themes in the history of medicine, this Second Edition stimulates further exploration of the events, methodologies, and theories that shaped medical practices in decades past and in modern clinical practice-highlighting the ...

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A History of Palliative Care, 1500-1970

Concepts, Practices, and Ethical challenges

by Michael Stolberg

<p> </p><p>This book on the history of palliative care, 1500-1970 traces the historical roots of modern palliative care in Europe to the rise of the hospice movement in the 1960s. The author discusses largely forgotten premodern concepts like ...

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A History of Public Health

by George Rosen

<P>Since publication in 1958, George Rosen’s classic book has been regarded as the essential international history of public health. Describing the development of public health in classical Greece, imperial Rome, England, Europe, the United ...

ISBN: 9781421416021

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A Joosr Guide to… The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

by Joosr

<p>In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books ...

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