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Bedlam in the New World - A Mexican Madhouse in the Age of Enlightenment (Paperback): Christina Ramos Bedlam in the New World - A Mexican Madhouse in the Age of Enlightenment (Paperback)
Christina Ramos
R836 Discovery Miles 8 360 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A rebellious Indian proclaiming noble ancestry and entitlement, a military lieutenant foreshadowing the coming of revolution, a blasphemous Creole embroiderer in possession of a bundle of sketches brimming with pornography. All shared one thing in common. During the late eighteenth century, they were deemed to be mad and forcefully admitted to the Hospital de San Hipolito in Mexico City, the first hospital of the New World to specialize in the care and custody of the mentally disturbed. Christina Ramos reconstructs the history of this overlooked colonial hospital from its origins in 1567 to its transformation in the eighteenth century, when it began to admit a growing number of patients transferred from the Inquisition and secular criminal courts. Drawing on the poignant voices of patients, doctors, friars, and inquisitors, Ramos treats San Hipolito as both a microcosm and a colonial laboratory of the Hispanic Enlightenment-a site where traditional Catholicism and rationalist models of madness mingled in surprising ways. She shows how the emerging ideals of order, utility, rationalism, and the public good came to reshape the institutional and medical management of madness. While the history of psychiatry's beginnings has often been told as seated in Europe, Ramos proposes an alternative history of madness's medicalization that centers colonial Mexico and places religious figures, including inquisitors, at the pioneering forefront.

From Monastery to Hospital - Christian Monasticism and the Transformation of Health Care in Late Antiquity (Hardcover, New):... From Monastery to Hospital - Christian Monasticism and the Transformation of Health Care in Late Antiquity (Hardcover, New)
Andrew T. Crislip
R2,018 R1,739 Discovery Miles 17 390 Save R279 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"From Monastery to Hospital "traces the origin of the late Roman hospital to the earliest groups of Christian monastics. Often characterized as holy men and miracle-workers who transformed late antique spirituality, monks held an equally significant impact on the development of medicine in Late Antiquity. Andrew Crislip illuminates the innovative approaches to health care within the earliest monasteries that provided the model for the greatest medical achievement of Late Antiquity: the hospital.


"From Monastery to Hospital "draws on some of the most vibrant areas of scholarship of the ancient world, including asceticism, the study of the body, history of the family, and the history of medicine. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of early Christianity, Roman History, the history of medicine, and Catholic, Coptic, and Eastern Orthodox history and theology. It will also be of interest to the broader field of history of Christianity, especially with its connections to charitable traditions in the church through the modern period.


Andrew Crislip is Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Hawaii.

A History of The Princess Mary's Hospital Royal Air Force Akrotiri 1963 - 2013 (Paperback): David Vassallo A History of The Princess Mary's Hospital Royal Air Force Akrotiri 1963 - 2013 (Paperback)
David Vassallo
R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Oregon Asylum (Paperback): Diane L. Goeres-Gardner Oregon Asylum (Paperback)
Diane L. Goeres-Gardner
R469 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R75 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Oregon State Insane Asylum was opened in Salem on October 23, 1883, and is one of the oldest continuously operated mental hospitals on the West Coast. In 1913, the name was changed to the Oregon State Hospital (OSH). The history of OSH parallels the development and growth in psychiatric knowledge throughout the United States. Oregon was active in the field of electroshock treatments, lobotomies, and eugenics. At one point, in 1959, there were more than 3,600 patients living on the campus. The Oscar-winning movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was filmed inside the hospital in 1972. In 2008, the entire campus was added to the National Register of Historic Places, and the state began a $360-million restoration project to bring the hospital to modern standards. The story of OSH is one of intrigue, scandal, recovery, and hope.

Nursing History Review, Volume 19 - Official Journal of the American Association for the History of Nursing (Paperback):... Nursing History Review, Volume 19 - Official Journal of the American Association for the History of Nursing (Paperback)
Patricia D'Antonio
R1,827 Discovery Miles 18 270 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Nursing History Review, an annual peer-reviewed publication of the American Association for the History of Nursing, is a showcase for the most significant current research on nursing history. Regular sections include scholarly articles, over a dozen book reviews of the best publications on nursing and health care history that have appeared in the past year, and a section abstracting new doctoral dissertations on nursing history. Historians, researchers, and individuals fascinated with the rich field of nursing will find this an important resource.Included in Volume 19... Hell in the Family: Married Women and Madness Before Institutionalization at the St-Jean-de-Dieu Asylum, 1890 -1921 Life and Death in Philadelphia's Black Belt: A Tale of an Urban Tuberculosis Campaign, 1900 -1930 Sickening Nurses: Fever Nursing, Nurses' Illness, and the Anatomy of Blame, New Zealand 1903 -1923 Nurses Without Borders: The History of Nursing as U.S. International History Gender, Politics, and Regionalism: Factors in the Evolution of Registered Psychiatric Nursing in Manitoba, 1920 -1960 Political Dreams, Practical Boundaries: The Case of the Nursing Minimum Data Set, 1983 -1990 Report from the ICN Nursing History Section Potential of Biographical Studies for Teaching Nursing Identity

Ordinary Lives, Death, and Social Class - Dublin City Coroner's Court, 1876-1902 (Hardcover): Ciara Breathnach Ordinary Lives, Death, and Social Class - Dublin City Coroner's Court, 1876-1902 (Hardcover)
Ciara Breathnach
R1,819 Discovery Miles 18 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Ordinary Lives, Death, and Social Class focuses on the evolution of the Dublin City Coroner's Court and on Dr Louis A. Bryne's first two years in office. Wrapping itself around the 1901 census, the study uses gender, power, and blame as analytical frameworks to examine what inquests can tell us about the impact of urban living from lifecycle and class perspectives. Coroners' inquests are a combination of eyewitness testimony, expert medico-legal language, detailed minutiae of people, places, and occupational identities pinned to a moment in time. Thus they have a simultaneous capacity to reveal histories from both above and below. Rich in geographical, socio-economic, cultural, class, and medical detail, these records collated in a liminal setting about the hour of death bear incredible witness to what has often been termed 'ordinary lives'. The subjects of Dr Byrne's court were among the poorest in Ireland and, apart from common medical causes problems linked to lower socio-economic groups, this volume covers preventable cases of workplace accidents, neglect, domestic abuse, and homicide.

The Compleat Horseman - Or, Perfect Farrier: In Two Parts: Part I. Discovering the Surest Marks of the Beauty, Goodness Faults,... The Compleat Horseman - Or, Perfect Farrier: In Two Parts: Part I. Discovering the Surest Marks of the Beauty, Goodness Faults, and Imperfections of Horses; The Best Method of Breeding and Backing of Colts, Making Their Mouths, Buying, Dieting, ... (Paperback)
Jacques De Solleysel
R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The Gardeners Dictionary - Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit and Flower Garden, as Also... The Gardeners Dictionary - Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit and Flower Garden, as Also the Physick Garden, (Paperback)
Philip Miller
R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Notes on Nursing - What It Is, and What It Is Not... (Paperback): Florence Nightingale Notes on Nursing - What It Is, and What It Is Not... (Paperback)
Florence Nightingale
R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Inventing the Thrifty Gene - The Science of Settler Colonialism (Hardcover): Travis Hay Inventing the Thrifty Gene - The Science of Settler Colonialism (Hardcover)
Travis Hay; Afterword by Teri Redsky Fiddler
R1,552 Discovery Miles 15 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Though First Nations communities in Canada have historically lacked access to clean water, affordable food, and equitable healthcare, they have never lacked access to well-funded scientists seeking to study them. The Science of Settler Colonialism examines the relationship between science and settler colonialism through the lens of "Aboriginal diabetes" and the thrifty gene hypothesis, which posits that Indigenous peoples are genetically predisposed to type-II diabetes and obesity due to their alleged hunter-gatherer genes. Hay's study begins with Charles Darwin's travels and his observations on the Indigenous peoples he encountered to set the context for Canadian histories of medicine and colonialism, which are rooted in Victorian science and empire. It continues in the mid-twentieth century with a look at nutritional experimentation during the long career of Percy Moore, the medical director of Indian Affairs (1946-1965). Hay then turns to James Neel's invention of the thrifty gene hypothesis in 1962 and Robert Hegele's reinvention and application of the hypothesis to Sandy Lake First Nation in northern Ontario in the 1990s. Finally, Hay demonstrates the way in which settler colonial science was responded to and resisted by Indigenous leadership in Sandy Lake First Nation, who used monies from the thrifty gene study to fund wellness programs in their community. The Science of Settler Colonialism exposes the exploitative nature of settler science with Indigenous subjects, the flawed scientific theories stemming from faulty assumptions of Indigenous decline and disappearance, as well as the severe inequities in Canadian healthcare that persist even today.

A Critical Guide to the Exhibition of the Royal Academy, for 1796; In Which All the Works of Merit Are Examined; The Portraits... A Critical Guide to the Exhibition of the Royal Academy, for 1796; In Which All the Works of Merit Are Examined; The Portraits Correctly Named; And (Paperback)
Anthony Pasquin
R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Saving Lives and Preventing Misery - The Memoirs of Professor Sir John Wenman Crofton (Hardcover): John Crofton Saving Lives and Preventing Misery - The Memoirs of Professor Sir John Wenman Crofton (Hardcover)
John Crofton; Edited by David C. Kilpatrick
R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Professor John Crofton (1912-2009) was one of the outstanding physicians of the 20th century. He led the pioneering medical team that first established that tuberculosis could be cured by combination chemotherapy (the Edinburgh method"). He was also a prominent public health campaigner who did much to change public and political attitudes towards tobacco smoking. His memoirs describe his childhood years, his student days and climbing holidays, his war years in the RAMC, his radical approach to the treatment of TB, his roles as Edinburgh University Vice-Principal and President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and finally his extensive public health campaigns waged after his retirement from medical practice. These autobiographical recollections provide fascinating insights into the social and political history of the last century: a child's view of disturbing episodes during The Troubles" in an otherwise idyllic Anglo-Irish upbringing; student life in 1930s Cambridge, when students were forbidden to visit pubs and women were segregated from men at lectures; the horrors of pre-NHS hospital medicine; a unique, anecdotal account of serving in World War II, witnessing a mixture of incompetence and heroism; his work as a medical professor in the 1950s discovering a 100% cure for tuberculosis which at first others were reluctant to believe; and a lively account of the years of student unrest, when rector Malcolm Muggeridge, who denounced students as depraved wretches, was followed by a student rector, Gordon Brown, who later became a UK Prime Minister. Dr David C. Kilpatrick is a retired immunologist and a son-in-law of John Crofton. He is an author or editor of several books and many medical research papers including studies on respiratory diseases.

Notes on Hospitals (Paperback): Florence Nightingale Notes on Hospitals (Paperback)
Florence Nightingale
R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Maine Nursing - Interviews and History on Caring and Competence (Paperback): Valerie Hart, Susan Henderson, Juliana... Maine Nursing - Interviews and History on Caring and Competence (Paperback)
Valerie Hart, Susan Henderson, Juliana L'Heureux, Ann Sossong
R484 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R73 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Vaccinated - From Cowpox to Mrna, the Remarkable Story of Vaccines (Paperback): Paul A. Offit Vaccinated - From Cowpox to Mrna, the Remarkable Story of Vaccines (Paperback)
Paul A. Offit
R378 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R62 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida (Paperback): Christine Ardalan The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida (Paperback)
Christine Ardalan
R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Florida Historical Society Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore AwardHighlighting the long unacknowledged role of a group of pioneering professional women, The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida tells the story of healthcare workers who battled racism in a state where white supremacy formed the bedrock of society. They aimed to serve those people out of reach of modern medical care. In the era of Jim Crow discrimination, their marginalization in medical facilities-along with the overall medical neglect to address their health-meant that many African Americans in rural communities rarely saw doctors. Christine Ardalan shows how Florida's public health nurses took up the charge, traveling into the Florida scrub to deliver health improvement information to the homes of black and white residents, many of whom were illiterate. Drawing on a rich body of public health and nursing records, Ardalan draws attention to the innovative ways nurses bridged the gap between these communities and government policies that addressed threats of infection and high rates of infant and maternal mortality. From the progressive era to the civil rights movement, Florida's public health nurses worked to overcome the constraints of segregation. Their story is echoed by the experiences of today's community health nurses, who are keenly aware that maintaining healthy lives for all Americans requires tackling the nation's deep-rooted cultural challenges.

The Panic Virus - The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy (Paperback): Seth Mnookin The Panic Virus - The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy (Paperback)
Seth Mnookin
R409 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R60 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

WHO DECIDES WHICH FACTS ARE TRUE?
In 1998 Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist with a history of self-promotion, published a paper with a shocking allegation: the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine might cause autism. The media seized hold of the story and, in the process, helped to launch one of the most devastating health scares ever. In the years to come Wakefield would be revealed as a profiteer in league with class-action lawyers, and he would eventually lose his medical license. Meanwhile one study after another failed to find any link between childhood vaccines and autism.
Yet the myth that vaccines somehow cause developmental disorders lives on. Despite the lack of corroborating evidence, it has been popularized by media personalities such as Oprah Winfrey and Jenny McCarthy and legitimized by journalists who claim that they are just being fair to "both sides" of an issue about which there is little debate. Meanwhile millions of dollars have been diverted from potential breakthroughs in autism research, families have spent their savings on ineffective "miracle cures," and declining vaccination rates have led to outbreaks of deadly illnesses like Hib, measles, and whooping cough. Most tragic of all is the increasing number of children dying from vaccine-preventable diseases.
In "The Panic Virus "Seth Mnookin draws on interviews with parents, public-health advocates, scientists, and anti-vaccine activists to tackle a fundamental question: How do we decide what the truth is? The fascinating answer helps explain everything from the persistence of conspiracy theories about 9/11 to the appeal of talk-show hosts who demand that President Obama "prove" he was born in America.
"The Panic Virus "is a riveting and sometimes heart-breaking medical detective story that explores the limits of rational thought. It is the ultimate cautionary tale for our time.

Intrusive Interventions - Public Health, Domestic Space, and Infectious Disease Surveillance in England, 1840-1914 (Hardcover):... Intrusive Interventions - Public Health, Domestic Space, and Infectious Disease Surveillance in England, 1840-1914 (Hardcover)
Graham Mooney
R2,649 R2,012 Discovery Miles 20 120 Save R637 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Intrusive Interventions is a history and critical study of public health in the Victorian and Edwardian period. Drawing on an array of archival sources from across provincial England and London, it investigates the emergence and consolidation of a set of government policies that came to be known as infectious disease surveillance, including compulsory infectious disease notification, domestic quarantine, mandatory removal to a hospital, contact tracing, and the disinfection of homes and belongings. Although these were a set of spatialized practices implemented in diverse settings such as hospitals, schools, and disinfecting stations, their effect was to retrain the gaze of public health onto domestic space and in the process both disrupt and reinforce the centrality of the family and domesticity in Victorian and Edwardian culture. Examining political ideologies of freedom and individuality as well associal policy, medical theory, laboratory research, material culture, and public health practice, author Graham Mooney argues that infectious disease surveillance reconfigured late nineteenth-century hygienic norms and forms of citizenship. Public health practice had to be continually reshaped in order to negate the political fallout of a tendency toward coercion and unwanted interference -- debates that, as the author of this important study points out,continue to resonate today. Graham Mooney is Assistant Professor at the Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University.

The Wine-Dark Sea Within - A Turbulent History of Blood (Hardcover): Dhun Sethna The Wine-Dark Sea Within - A Turbulent History of Blood (Hardcover)
Dhun Sethna
R583 R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Save R34 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Inspired by Homer's description of the ebb and flow of the "wine dark sea," the ancient Greeks conceived a back-and-forth movement of blood. That false notion, perpetuated by the influential Roman physician Galen, prevailed for fifteen hundred years until William Harvey proved that blood circulates: the heart pumps blood in one direction through the arteries and it returns through the veins. Harvey's discovery revolutionized the life sciences by making possible an entirely new quantitative understanding of the cardiovascular system, a way of thinking on which many of our lifesaving medical interventions today depend. In The Wine-Dark Sea Within, cardiologist Dhun Sethna argues that Harvey's revelation inaugurated modern medicine and paved the way for groundbreaking advances from intravenous therapy, cardiac imaging, and stent insertions to bypass surgery, dialysis, and heart-lung machines. Weaving together three thousand years of global history, following bitter feuds and epic alliances, tragic failures and extraordinary advancements, this is a provocative history by a fresh voice in popular science.

Inventing the Thrifty Gene - The Science of Settler Colonialism (Paperback): Travis Hay Inventing the Thrifty Gene - The Science of Settler Colonialism (Paperback)
Travis Hay; Foreword by Teri Redsky Fiddler
R584 R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Save R97 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Though First Nations communities in Canada have historically lacked access to clean water, affordable food, and equitable healthcare, they have never lacked access to well-funded scientists seeking to study them. The Science of Settler Colonialism examines the relationship between science and settler colonialism through the lens of "Aboriginal diabetes" and the thrifty gene hypothesis, which posits that Indigenous peoples are genetically predisposed to type-II diabetes and obesity due to their alleged hunter-gatherer genes. Hay's study begins with Charles Darwin's travels and his observations on the Indigenous peoples he encountered to set the context for Canadian histories of medicine and colonialism, which are rooted in Victorian science and empire. It continues in the mid-twentieth century with a look at nutritional experimentation during the long career of Percy Moore, the medical director of Indian Affairs (1946-1965). Hay then turns to James Neel's invention of the thrifty gene hypothesis in 1962 and Robert Hegele's reinvention and application of the hypothesis to Sandy Lake First Nation in northern Ontario in the 1990s. Finally, Hay demonstrates the way in which settler colonial science was responded to and resisted by Indigenous leadership in Sandy Lake First Nation, who used monies from the thrifty gene study to fund wellness programs in their community. The Science of Settler Colonialism exposes the exploitative nature of settler science with Indigenous subjects, the flawed scientific theories stemming from faulty assumptions of Indigenous decline and disappearance, as well as the severe inequities in Canadian healthcare that persist even today.

Pandemic Heroes and Heroines - Doctors and Nurses on the Front Line (Hardcover): Marguerite Guzman Bouvard Pandemic Heroes and Heroines - Doctors and Nurses on the Front Line (Hardcover)
Marguerite Guzman Bouvard
R2,281 Discovery Miles 22 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented the world with unprecedented challenges. The effects on society have been comprehensive and affected every walk of life. In Pandemic Heroes and Heroines, Marguerite Bouvard offers the first book-length study of the pandemic's impact on one of the most vulnerable groups, front line medical workers charged with caring for the sick and providing general health and welfare.

The Male Body in Medicine and Literature (Paperback): Andrew Mangham, Daniel Lea The Male Body in Medicine and Literature (Paperback)
Andrew Mangham, Daniel Lea
R722 R660 Discovery Miles 6 600 Save R62 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Contrary to what Simone de Beauvoir famously argued in 1949, men have not lived without knowing the burdens of their sex. Though men may have been elevated to cultural positions of strength and privilege, it has not been without intense scrutiny of their biological functions. Investigations of male potency and the 'ability to perform' have long been mainstays of social, political, and artistic discourse and have often provoked spirited and partisan declarations on what it means to be a man. This interdisciplinary collection considers the tensions that have developed between the historical privilege often ascribed to the male and the vulnerabilities to which his body is prone. Andrew Mangham and Daniel Lea's introduction illustrates how with the dawn of modern medicine during the Renaissance there emerged a complex set of languages for describing the male body not only as a symbol of strength, but as flesh and bone prone to illness, injury and dysfunction. Using a variety of historical and literary approaches, the essays consider the critical ways in which medicine's interactions with literature reveal vital clues about the ways sex, gender, and identity are constructed through treatments of a range of 'pathologies' including deformity, venereal disease, injury, nervousness, and sexual difference. The relationships between male medicine and ideals of potency and masculinity are searchingly explored through a broad range of sources including African American slave fictions, southern gothic, early modern poetry, Victorian literature, and the Modern novel.

Weill Cornell Medicine - A History of Cornell's Medical School (Hardcover): Antonio M. Gotto, Jennifer Moon Weill Cornell Medicine - A History of Cornell's Medical School (Hardcover)
Antonio M. Gotto, Jennifer Moon; Foreword by Laurie H. Glimcher
R736 R594 Discovery Miles 5 940 Save R142 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Weill Cornell Medicine is a story of continuity and transformation. Throughout its colorful history, Cornell's medical school has been a leader in education, patient care, and research-from its founding as Cornell University Medical College in 1898, to its renaming as Weill Cornell Medical College in 1998, and now in its current incarnation as Weill Cornell Medicine.In this insightful and nuanced book, dean emeritus Antonio M. Gotto Jr., MD, and Jennifer Moon situate the history of Cornell's medical school in the context of the development of modern medicine and health care. The book examines the triumphs, struggles, and controversies the medical college has undergone. It recounts events surrounding the medical school's beginnings as one of the first to accept female students, its pioneering efforts to provide health care to patients in the emerging middle class, wartime and the creation of overseas military hospitals, medical research ranging from the effects of alcohol during Prohibition to classified partnerships with the Central Intelligence Agency, and the impact of the Depression, 1960s counterculture, and the Vietnam War on the institution. The authors describe how the medical school built itself back up after nearing the brink of financial ruin in the late 1970s, with philanthropic support and a renewal of its longstanding commitments to biomedical innovation and discovery.Central to this story is the closely intertwined, and at times tumultuous, relationship between Weill Cornell and its hospital affiliate, now known as New York-Presbyterian. Today the medical school's reach extends from its home base in Manhattan to a branch campus in Qatar and to partnerships with institutions in Houston, Tanzania, and Haiti. As Weill Cornell Medicine relates, the medical college has never been better poised to improve health around the globe than it is now.

The Cure - How a Father Raised $100 Million--And Bucked the Medical Establishment--In a Quest to Save His Children (Paperback):... The Cure - How a Father Raised $100 Million--And Bucked the Medical Establishment--In a Quest to Save His Children (Paperback)
Geeta Anand
R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The riveting true story of John and Aileen Crowley's race to find a cure for Pompe disease that inspired the movie Extraordinary Measures

With three beautiful children, a new house, and financial security, John and Aileen Crowley were on top of the world--until their two youngest children, fifteen-month-old Megan and five-month-old Patrick, were diagnosed with Pompe disease and given only months to live. Refusing to accept a death sentence, John quit his financial consultant job and invested his life savings in a biotechnology start-up to research the disease and find a cure. Battling scientific setbacks, conflict of interest accusations, and business troubles, John and Aileen would be tested to their limits as they valiantly fought, and succeeded, in finding revolutionary new treatment for the disease--offering hope to Megan, Patrick, and the many children and families affected by Pompe disease around the world.

The inspiration for the captivating film Extraordinary Measures, starring Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford, The Cure is a remarkable true story of cutting-edge science, business acumen and daring, and one family's indomitable spirit.

Breakthrough - Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle (Paperback): Thea Cooper, Arthur... Breakthrough - Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle (Paperback)
Thea Cooper, Arthur Ainsberg
R451 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R55 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

It is 1919 and Elizabeth Hughes, the eleven-year-old daughter of America's most-distinguished jurist and politician, Charles Evans Hughes, has been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. It is essentially a death sentence. The only accepted form of treatment - starvation - whittles her down to forty-five pounds skin and bones. Miles away, Canadian researchers Frederick Banting and Charles Best manage to identify and purify insulin from animal pancreases - a miracle soon marred by scientific jealousy, intense business competition and fistfights. In a race against time and a ravaging disease, Elizabeth becomes one of the first diabetics to receive insulin injections - all while its discoverers and a little known pharmaceutical company struggle to make it available to the rest of the world.

Relive the heartwarming true story of the discovery of insulin as it's never been told before. Written with authentic detail and suspense, and featuring walk-ons by William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Eli Lilly himself, among many others.

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