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Rotten Bodies Class and Contagion in Eighteenth-Century Britain
ISBN: PB: 9780300233520, Yale University Press, July 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 8 black&white illus.
Britain had no idea that it would not see another plague after the horrors of 1666, and for a century and a half the fear of epidemic disease gripped and shaped British society. Plague doctors had long asserted that the bodies of the poor were especi...
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£30,00
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Speaking for the Dying Life-and-Death Decisions in Intensive Care
ISBN: PB: 9780226615745, ISBN: HB: 9780226615608, University of Chicago Press, June 2019
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 15 line drawings, 13 tables
Seven in ten Americans over the age of age of sixty who require medical decisions in the final days of their life lack the capacity to make them. For many of us, our biggest, life-and-death decisions – literally – will therefore be made by someone el...
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£23,00
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£68,00
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Values at the End of Life The Logic of Palliative Care
ISBN: HB: 9780674545175, Harvard University Press, June 2019
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 10 illus.
America's health care system was built on the principle that life should be prolonged whenever possible, regardless of the costs. This commitment has often meant that patients spend their last days suffering from heroic interventions that extend thei...
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£32,95
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Synthesizing Hope Matter, Knowledge, and Place in South African Drug Discovery
ISBN: PB: 9780226629186, ISBN: HB: 9780226629049, University of Chicago Press, May 2019
208 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 7 halftones
"Synthesizing Hope" opens up the material and social world of pharmaceuticals by focusing on an unexpected place: iThemba Pharmaceuticals. Founded in 2009 with a name taken from the Zulu word for hope, the small South African startup with an elite in...
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£21,00
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£62,00
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Contagious Cause The American Hunt for Cancer Viruses and the Rise of Molecular Medicine
ISBN: PB: 9780226628370, ISBN: HB: 9780226458892, University of Chicago Press, May 2019
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 halftones
Is cancer a contagious disease? In the late nineteenth century this idea, and attending efforts to identify a cancer "germ", inspired fear and ignited controversy. Yet speculation that cancer might be contagious also contained a kernel of hope that t...
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£90,00
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Economic Dimensions of Personalized and Precision Medicine
ISBN: HB: 9780226611068, NBER - National Bureau of Economic Research, April 2019
392 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 91 line drawings, 67 tables
ersonalized and precision medicine (PPM) – the targeting of therapies according to an individual's genetic, environmental, or lifestyle characteristics – is becoming an increasingly important approach in health care treatment and prevention. The adva...
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£98,00
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Pandemic Century One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria and Hubris
ISBN: HB: 9781787381216, Hurst Publishers, April 2019
392 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
For sale in CIS only! Ever since the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, scientists have dreamed of preventing catastrophic outbreaks of infectious disease. Yet, despite a century of medical progress, viral and bacterial disasters continue to take us b...
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£20,00
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Itch, Clap, Pox Venereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination
ISBN: HB: 9780300217056, Yale University Press, March 2019
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 40 black&white illus.
In eighteenth-century Britain, venereal disease was everywhere and nowhere: while physicians and commentators believed the condition to be widespread, it remained shrouded in secrecy, and was often represented using slang, symbolism, and wordplay. In...
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£55,00
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Mama Might Be Better Off Dead The Failure of Health Care in Urban America
ISBN: PB: 9780226623702, University of Chicago Press, March 2019
304 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
North Lawndale, a neighborhood that lies in the shadows of Chicago's Loop, is surrounded by some of the city's finest medical facilities, Yet, it is one of the sickest, most medically underserved communities in the country".Mama Might Be Better Off D...
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On the Heels of Ignorance Psychiatry and the Politics of Not Knowing
ISBN: PB: 9780226616384, ISBN: HB: 9780226616247, University of Chicago Press, March 2019
304 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 2 halftones
Psychiatry has always aimed to peer deep into the human mind, daring to cast light on its darkest corners and untangle its thorniest knots, often invoking the latest medical science in doing so. But, as Owen Whooley's sweeping new book tell us, the h...
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£23,00
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£68,00
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