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Smellosophy What the Nose Tells the Mind
ISBN: HB: 9780674983694, Harvard University Press, July 2020
352 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 8 photos, 9 illus., 1 table
Decades of cognition research have shown that external stimuli "spark" neural patterns in particular regions of the brain. This has fostered a view of the brain as a space that we can map: here the brain responds to faces, there it perceives a sensat...
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£28,95
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Yellow Demon of Fever Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade
ISBN: HB: 9780300215854, Yale University Press, June 2020
296 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 23 black&white illus.
As the slave trade brought Europeans, Africans, and Americans into contact, diseases were traded along with human lives. Manuel Barcia examines the battle waged against disease, where traders fought against loss of profits while enslaved Africans fou...
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£50,00
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Heredity under the Microscope Chromosomes and the Study of the Human Genome
ISBN: PB: 9780226685113, ISBN: HB: 9780226685083, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 36 halftones
By focusing on chromosomes, "Heredity under the Microscope" offers a new history of postwar human genetics. Today chromosomes are understood as macromolecular assemblies and are analyzed with a variety of molecular techniques. Yet for much of the twe...
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£30,00
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£90,00
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Merchants of Medicines The Commerce and Coercion of Health in Britain's Long Eighteenth Century
ISBN: HB: 9780226706801, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 24 halftones, 5 tables
The period from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth century – the so-called long eighteenth century of English history – was a time of profound global change, marked by the expansion of intercontinental empires, long distance trade, and huma...
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£40,00
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Science of Walking Investigations into Locomotion in the Long Nineteenth Century
ISBN: HB: 9780226328355, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
232 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 50 halftones
"The Science of Walking" recounts the story of the growing interest and investment of Western scholars, physicians, and writers in the scientific study of an activity that seems utterly trivial in its everyday performance and yet essential to our hum...
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£40,00
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Plague Years A Doctor's Journey through the AIDS Crisis
ISBN: HB: 9780226718767, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In 1992, Dr. Ross A. Slotten had the dubious distinction of signing more death certificates in the city of Chicago – and, by inference, the state of Illinois – than any other physician. As a family physician, he trained to care for patients from birt...
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£16,00
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Epidemics and Society From the Black Death to the Present
ISBN: PB: 9780300256390, ISBN: HB: 9780300192216, Yale University Press, May 2020
608 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 40 black&white illus.
This sweeping exploration of the impact of epidemic diseases looks at how mass infectious outbreaks have shaped society, from the Black Death to today. In a clear and accessible style, Frank M. Snowden reveals the ways that diseases have not only inf...
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£18,99
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£26,00
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Medical Monopoly Intellectual Property Rights and the Origins of the Modern Pharmaceutical Industry
ISBN: PB: 9780226710228, ISBN: HB: 9780226108186, University of Chicago Press, Synthesis, April 2020
344 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
During much of the nineteenth century, physicians and pharmacists alike considered medical patenting and the use of trademarks by drug manufacturers unethical forms of monopoly; physicians who prescribed patented drugs could be, and were, ostracized...
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£24,00
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£26,50
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Mental Traveler A Father, a Son, and a Journey through Schizophrenia
ISBN: HB: 9780226695938, University of Chicago Press, April 2020
192 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm, 18 halftones
How does a parent make sense of a child's severe mental illness? How does a father meet the daily challenges of caring for his gifted but delusional son, while seeking to overcome the stigma of madness and the limits of psychiatry?  W. J. T. Mitchell...
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£18,00
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Forgotten Healers Women and the Pursuit of Health in Late Renaissance Italy
ISBN: PB: 9780674241749, Harvard University Press, March 2020
288 pp., 21x14 cm, 10 photos
In Renaissance Italy women played a more central role in providing health care than historians have thus far acknowledged. Women from all walks of life – from household caregivers and nurses to nuns working as apothecaries – drove the Italian medical...
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£39,95
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