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More than Medicine The Broken Promise of American Health
ISBN: HB: 9780674975903, Harvard University Press, December 2018
196 pp., 21x14 cm, 11 illus., 4 tables
Stanford's pioneering behavioral scientist draws on a lifetime of research and experience guiding the NIH to make the case that America needs to radically rethink its approach to health care if it wants to stop overspending and overprescribing and im...
Outbreak Culture The Ebola Crisis and the Next Epidemic
ISBN: HB: 9780674976115, Harvard University Press, November 2018
288 pp., 21x14 cm, 14 photos, 1 map, 1 illus.
The award-winning genetic researcher who helped tame the Ebola epidemic pairs up with a prize-winning journalist to tell the story of what happened and what would have to change to prevent the next outbreak from spiraling out of control. At the heig...
Colonial Politics of Global Health France and the United Nations in Postwar Africa
ISBN: HB: 9780674980488, Harvard University Press, September 2018
272 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 10 photos, 2 tables
In "The Colonial Politics of Global Health", Jessica Lynne Pearson explores the collision between imperial and international visions of health and development in French Africa as decolonization movements gained strength. After World War II, French o...
Body, Society, and Nation The Creation of Public Health and Urban Culture in Shanghai
ISBN: HB: 9780674987173, Harvard University Press, August 2018
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 15 line illus., 1 map
"Body, Society, and Nation" tells the story of China's unfolding modernity by exploring the changing ideas, practices, and systems related to health and body in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century Shanghai. The pursuit of good health loomed large...
Eros and Illness
ISBN: HB: 9780674659711, Harvard University Press, February 2017
368 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 19 halftones
Susan Sontag once described illness as "the night-side of life". When we or our loved ones fall ill, our world is thrown into darkness and disarray, our routines are interrupted, our deepest beliefs shaken. The modern regime of hyper-logical biomedic...
Fixing Medical Prices How Physicians Are Paid
ISBN: HB: 9780674545168, Harvard University Press, November 2016
288 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 halftone, 12 tables
Medical care prices in the United States are not only the most expensive in the world, but there are wide variations in what physicians are paid. Doctors at the frontlines of medical care who manage complex conditions argue that they receive dispropo...
Childhood Obesity in America Biography of an Epidemic
ISBN: HB: 9780674281448, Harvard University Press, June 2014
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 6 halftones, 5 line illus., 3 graphs
A century ago, a plump child was considered a healthy child. No longer. An overweight child is now known to be at risk for maladies ranging from asthma to cardiovascular disease, and obesity among American children has reached epidemic proportions. "...
Global Health Law
ISBN: HB: 9780674728844, Harvard University Press, March 2014
496 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 14 line illus., 14 tables
The international community has made great progress in improving global health. But staggering health inequalities between rich and poor still remain, raising fundamental questions of social justice. In a book that systematically defines the burgeoni...
Hidden Mechanics of Exercise Molecules That Move Us
ISBN: HB: 9780674724945, Harvard University Press, March 2014
352 pp., 20.3x15.2 cm, 9 halftones, 24 line illus.
As anyone who takes up a new sport quickly discovers, even basic athletic moves require high levels of coordination and control. Whether dribbling a basketball or hitting a backhand, limbs must be synchronized and bodies balanced, all with precise ti...
Beauty without the Breast
ISBN: PB: 9780982914410, Harvard University Press, January 2013
375 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 32 black&white illus.
Felicia Knaul, an economist who has lived and worked for two decades in Latin America on health and social development, documents the personal and professional sides of her breast cancer experience. "Beauty without the Breast" contrasts her difficult...