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Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery

by Jonathan Lamb Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
12/2016
ISBN:
9780691147826
Format:
Hbk 328 pages

Scurvy, a disease often associated with long stretches of maritime travel, generated sensations exceeding the standard of what...

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Bathsheba's Breast: Women, Cancer, and History

by James S Olsen Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
01/2005
ISBN:
9780801880643
Format:
Pb+ 320 pages

''Breast cancer may very well be history's oldest malaise, known as well to the ancients as it is to us. The women who have endured...

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Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity

by Warwick Anderson and Ian R Mackay Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
10/2014
ISBN:
9781421415338
Format:
Pbk 264 pages

Autoimmune diseases, which affect 5 to 10 per cent of the population, are as unpredictable in their course as they are paradoxical...

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Mania: A Short History of Bipolar Disorder

by David Healy Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
09/2011
ISBN:
9781421403977
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Pb+ 320 pages

This provocative history of bipolar disorder illuminates how perceptions of illness, if not the illnesses themselves, are mutable...

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Anxiety: A Short History

by Allan V Horwitz Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
09/2013
ISBN:
9781421410807
Format:
Pbk 208 pages

More people today report feeling anxious than ever beforeeven while living in relatively safe and prosperous modern societies....

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Doctors Without Borders: Humanitarian Quests, Impossible Dreams of Medecins Sans Frontieres

by Renee C Fox Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
03/2015
ISBN:
9781421416922
Format:
Pb+ 328 pages

This study of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) casts new light on the organization’s founding principles,...

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Antibiotic Era: Reform, Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics

by Scott H Podolsky Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
01/2015
ISBN:
9781421415932
Format:
Hbk 328 pages

In The Antibiotic Era, physician-historian Scott H. Podolsky narrates the far-reaching history of antibiotics, focusing particularly...

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History of Suicide: Voluntary Death in Western Culture

by Georges Minois Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
04/2001
ISBN:
9780801866470
Format:
Pb+ 400 pages

In this compact and illuminating history, Georges Minois examines how a culture's attitudes about suicide reflect its larger beliefs...

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Romanticism and Colonial Disease

by Alan Bewell Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
10/2003
ISBN:
9780801877346
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Pb+ 356 pages

Colonial experience was profoundly structured by disease, as expansion brought people into contact with new and deadly maladies....

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Another Person's Poison: A History of Food Allergy

by Matthew Smith Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
05/2015
ISBN:
9780231164849
Format:
Hbk 312 pages

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

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Murder and the Making of English CSI

by Ian Burney and Neil Pemberton Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
10/2016
ISBN:
9781421420400
Format:
Hbk 248 pages

Crime scene investigation - or CSI - has captured the modern imagination. On television screens and in newspapers, we follow the...

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Great Stink of Paris and the Nineteenth-Century Struggle against Filth and Germs

by David S Barnes Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
05/2006
ISBN:
9780801883491
Format:
Hbk 328 pages

Late in the summer of 1880, a wave of odours emanated from the sewers of Paris. As the stench lingered, outraged residents feared...

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Health, medicine, and the sea: Australian voyages, c.1815–60

by Katherine Foxhall Manchester University Press
Pub Date:
06/2016
ISBN:
9781784993610
Format:
Pb+ 256 pages

During the nineteenth century, over 1.5 million migrants set sail from the British Isles to begin new lives in the Australian...

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Locating Medical History: The Stories and Their Meanings (POD)

by Frank Huisman and John Harley Warner Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
09/2006
ISBN:
9780801885488
Format:
Pb+ 520 pages

The issues constituting the history of medicine are consequential: how societies organize health care, how individuals or states...

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Chronic Disease in the Twentieth Century: A History

by George Weisz Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
04/2014
ISBN:
9781421413037
Format:
Pb+ 328 pages

Long and recurring illnesses have burdened sick people and their doctors since ancient times, but until recently the concept of...

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