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Birth of the Hospital in the Byzantine Empire

by Timothy S Miller Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
06/1997
ISBN:
9780801856570
Format:
Pbk 328 pages

Medical historians have traditionally claimed that modern hospitals emerged during the latter half of the nineteenth century....

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Death in a Small Package: A Short History of Anthrax

by Susan D Jones Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
10/2010
ISBN:
9780801896965
Format:
Hbk 352 pages

A disease of soil, animals, and people, anthrax has threatened lives for at least two thousand years. Farmers have long recognised...

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Three Shots at Prevention: The HPV Vaccine and the Politics of Medicine's Simple Solutions

by Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston, Steven Epstein and Robert Aronowitz Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
10/2010
ISBN:
9780801896729
Format:
Pb+ 352 pages

In 2007, Texas governor Rick Perry issued an executive order requiring that all females entering sixth grade be vaccinated against...

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Another Person's Poison: A History of Food Allergy

by Matthew Smith Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
11/2017
ISBN:
9780231164856
Format:
Pb+ 312 pages

To some, food allergies seem like fabricated cries for attention. To others, they pose a dangerous health threat. Food allergies...

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Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine: Ethnicity and Innovation in Tay-Sachs, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sickle Cell Disease

by Keith Wailoo Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
05/2006
ISBN:
9780801883262
Format:
Pb+ 264 pages

Why do racial and ethnic controversies become attached, as they often do, to discussions of modern genetics? How do theories about...

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Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex

by Elizabeth Reis Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
01/2012
ISBN:
9781421405834
Format:
Pb+ 240 pages

What does it mean to be human? To be human is, in part, to be physically sexed and culturally gendered. Yet not all bodies are...

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Nature of Man. Regimen in Health. Humours. Aphorisms. Regimen 1-3. Dreams. Heracleitus: On the Universe

by Hippocrates, W. H. S. Jones and Heracleitus Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
01/1931
ISBN:
9780674991668
Format:
Hbk 592 pages

Hippocrates, said to have been born in Cos in or before 460 BCE, learned medicine and philosophy; travelled widely as a medical...

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Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care

by David S Jones Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
09/2014
ISBN:
9781421415758
Format:
Pb+ 336 pages

Still the leading cause of death worldwide, heart disease challenges researchers, clinicians, and patients alike. Each day, thousands...

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Surgical Temptation: The Demonization of the Foreskin and the Rise of Circumcision in Britain

by Robert Darby University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
09/2013
ISBN:
9780226101101
Format:
Pb+ 368 pages

In the eighteenth century, the Western world viewed circumcision as an embarrassing disfigurement peculiar to Jews. A century...

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Our Present Complaint: American Medicine, Then and Now

by Charles E Rosenberg Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
12/2007
ISBN:
9780801887161
Format:
Pb+ 224 pages

Charles E. Rosenberg, one of the world's most influential historians of medicine, presents a fascinating analysis of the current...

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Mad-Doctors in the Dock: Defending the Diagnosis, 1760–1913

by Joel Eigen Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
10/2016
ISBN:
9781421420486
Format:
Hbk 224 pages

Shortly before she pushed her infant daughter headfirst into a bucket of water and fastened the lid, Annie Cherry warmed the pail...

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Living in Death’s Shadow: Family Experiences of Terminal Care and Irreplaceable Loss

by Emily Abel Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9781421421841
Format:
Hbk 184 pages

What is it like to live with—and love—someone whose death, while delayed, is nevertheless foretold? In  Living in Death’s...

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Happy Pills in America: From Miltown to Prozac

by David Herzberg Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
10/2010
ISBN:
9780801898143
Format:
Pb+ 296 pages

Valium. Paxil. Prozac. Prescribed by the millions each year, these medications have been hailed as wonder drugs and vilified as...

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Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court, and Buck v. Bell

by Paul A Lombardo Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
10/2010
ISBN:
9780801898242
Format:
Pb+ 384 pages

''Three generations of imbeciles are enough.'' Few lines from Supreme Court opinions are as memorable as this declaration by Justice...

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Brush with Death: A Social History of Lead Poisoning

by Christian Warren Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
07/2001
ISBN:
9780801868207
Format:
Pbk 384 pages

During the twentieth century, lead poisoning killed thousands of workers and children in the United States. Thousands who survived...

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