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'Curing queers'

Mental nurses and their patients, 1935-74

by Tommy Dickinson

<p>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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24 hours to save the NHS

The Chief Executive's account of reform 2000 to 2006

by Nigel Crisp

<p>&quot;24 hours to save the NHS&quot;. 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, ...

ISBN: 9780191628610

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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

ISBN: 9781317188797

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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 ...

ISBN: 9781421413822

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A Companion to the Classification of Mental Disorders

by John E. Cooper & Norman Sartorius

<p>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 ...

ISBN: 9780191648298

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A Cretan Healer's Handbook in the Byzantine Tradition

Text, Translation and Commentary

by Patricia Ann Clark

<p>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 ...

ISBN: 9781317188582

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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 ...

ISBN: 9780887555060

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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 ...

ISBN: 9781442633636

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A Dictionary of the History of Medicine

by Anton Sebastian

<p>This is a unique, extensively illustrated dictionary of terms, people, events, and dates spanning the entire history of medicine. It is a monumental work of scholarship totaling some 700 double-column pages with a large number of rare and ...

ISBN: 9781351469999

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A Family History of Illness

Memory as Medicine

by Brett L. Walker

<p>While in the ICU with a near-fatal case of pneumonia, Brett Walker was asked, ?Do you have a family history of illness???a standard and deceptively simple question that for Walker, a professional historian, took on additional meaning and ...

ISBN: 9780295743042

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A Historical Dictionary of Psychiatry

by Edward Shorter

<p>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 ...

ISBN: 9780190292010

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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

ISBN: 9781421420349

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A History of Haematology

From Herodotus to HIV

by Shaun R. McCann

<p>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 ...

ISBN: 9780191027147

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A History of Intelligence and 'Intellectual Disability'

The Shaping of Psychology in Early Modern Europe

by C.F. Goodey

<p>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 ...

ISBN: 9781317187837

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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 ...

ISBN: 9780849355905

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A History of Medicine, Third Edition

by Lois N. Magner & Oliver J Kim

<p>Designed for survey courses in the field A History of Medicine presents a wide-ranging overview for those seeking a solid grounding in the medical history of Western and non-Western cultures. Invaluable to instructors promoting the history of

ISBN: 9781138197138

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A History of Palliative Care, 1500-1970

Concepts, Practices, and Ethical challenges

by Michael Stolberg

<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 cura ...

ISBN: 9783319541785

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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 History of the Case Study

Sexology, Psychoanalysis, Literature

by Birgit Lang, Joy Damousi & Alison Lewis

<p>This collection tells the story of the case study genre at a time when it became the genre par excellence for discussing human sexuality across the humanities and life sciences. It is a transcontinental journey from the imperial world of ...

ISBN: 9781526106124

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A History of the Mind and Mental Health in Classical Greek Medical Thought

by Chiara Thumiger

<p>The Hippocratic texts and other contemporary medical sources have often been overlooked in discussions of ancient psychology. They have been considered to be more mechanical and less detailed than poetic and philosophical representations, as ...

ISBN: 9781316812068

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