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Medieval Bodies - Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages (Paperback): Jack Hartnell Medieval Bodies - Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages (Paperback)
Jack Hartnell 1
R320 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R51 (16%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

A SUNDAY TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR

'A triumph' Guardian

'Glorious ... makes the past at once familiar, exotic and thrilling.' Dominic Sandbrook

'A brilliant book' Mail on Sunday

Just like us, medieval men and women worried about growing old, got blisters and indigestion, fell in love and had children. And yet their lives were full of miraculous and richly metaphorical experiences radically different to our own, unfolding in a world where deadly wounds might be healed overnight by divine intervention, or the heart of a king, plucked from his corpse, could be held aloft as a powerful symbol of political rule.

In this richly-illustrated and unusual history, Jack Hartnell uncovers the fascinating ways in which people thought about, explored and experienced their physical selves in the Middle Ages, from Constantinople to Cairo and Canterbury. Unfolding like a medieval pageant, and filled with saints, soldiers, caliphs, queens, monks and monstrous beasts, it throws light on the medieval body from head to toe - revealing the surprisingly sophisticated medical knowledge of the time in the process.

Bringing together medicine, art, music, politics, philosophy and social history, there is no better guide to what life was really like for the men and women who lived and died in the Middle Ages.

Medieval Bodies is published in association with Wellcome Collection.

The British Anti-Psychiatrists - From Institutional Psychiatry to the Counter-Culture, 1960-1971 (Hardcover): Oisin Wall The British Anti-Psychiatrists - From Institutional Psychiatry to the Counter-Culture, 1960-1971 (Hardcover)
Oisin Wall
R2,851 Discovery Miles 28 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The British anti-psychiatric group, which formed around R.D. Laing, David Cooper, and Aaron Esterson in the 1960s, burned bright, but briefly, and has left a long legacy. This book follows their practical, social, and theoretical trajectory away from the structured world of institutional psychiatry and into the social chaos of the counter-culture. It explores the rapidly changing landscape of British psychiatry in the mid-Twentieth Century and the apparently structureless organisation of the part of the counter-culture that clustered around the anti-psychiatrists, including the informal power structures that it produced. The book also problematizes this trajectory, examining how the anti-psychiatrists distanced themselves from institutional psychiatry while building links with some of the most important people in post-war psychiatry and psychoanalysis. The anti-psychiatrists bridged the gap between psychiatry and the counter-culture, and briefly became legitimate voices in both. Wall argues that their synthesis of disparate discourses was one of their strengths, but also contributed to the group's collapse. The British Anti-Psychiatrists offers original historical expositions of the Villa 21 experiment and the Anti-University. Finally, it proposes a new reading of anti-psychiatric theory, displacing Laing from his central position and looking at their work as an unfolding conversation within a social network.

History of Professional Nursing in the United States - Toward a Culture of Health (Paperback): Arlene W. Keeling, John C.... History of Professional Nursing in the United States - Toward a Culture of Health (Paperback)
Arlene W. Keeling, John C. Kirchgessner, Michelle C. Hehman
R2,182 R1,694 Discovery Miles 16 940 Save R488 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For over four hundred years, a diverse array of nurses, nurses' aides, midwives, and public-minded citizens across the United States have attended to the healthcare of America's equally diverse populations. Beginning in 1607 when the first Englishmen landed in Virginia, and concluding in 2016 when Flint, Michigan, was declared to be in a state of emergency, this expansive nursing history text for undergraduate and graduate nursing programs examines the history of the nursing profession to better understand how nursing became what it is today. Grounded in the premise that health care can and should be promoted in partnership with communities to provide quality care for all, this history analyzes the resilience and innovation of nurses who provided care for the most underprivileged populations, such as slaves on Southern plantations, immigrants in tenements in Manhattan's Lower East Side, and isolated populations in rural Kentucky. It takes into account issues of race, class, and gender and the influence of these factors on nurses and patients. Featuring nearly 300 photos, oral histories, and case examples from varied settings in the United States and beyond, the narrative discusses major medical advances, prominent leaders and grassroots movements in nursing, and ethical dilemmas that nurses faced with each change in the profession. Chapters include discussion questions for class sessions as well as a list of suggested readings. Key Features: Examines the history of nursing during the last four centuries Links challenges for nurses in the past to those of present-day nurses Includes oral histories, case examples, boxed highlights, call-outs, discussion questions, archival sites, and references Covers drugs, technological innovations, and scientific discovery in each era Demonstrates progression toward "A Culture of Health" as described by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The World of Worm: Physician, Professor, Antiquarian, and Collector, 1588-1654 (Hardcover): Ole Peter Grell The World of Worm: Physician, Professor, Antiquarian, and Collector, 1588-1654 (Hardcover)
Ole Peter Grell
R2,855 Discovery Miles 28 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book will appeal to all those interested in 17th century Medicine / This book focuses on the interestes of Ole Worm, professor of medicine, whose research has been largely overlooked

'I Follow Aristotle': How William Harvey Discovered the Circulation of the Blood (Hardcover): Andrew Cunningham 'I Follow Aristotle': How William Harvey Discovered the Circulation of the Blood (Hardcover)
Andrew Cunningham
R2,847 Discovery Miles 28 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is a new reading of the most important discovery ever made in anatomy by one man / This book produces not only a radical re-reading of Harvey as anatomist, but also of Aristotle and his investigations of animals / This book will appeal to all those interested in the History of Medicine and William Harvey

Twins in Early Modern English Drama and Shakespeare (Hardcover): Daisy Murray Twins in Early Modern English Drama and Shakespeare (Hardcover)
Daisy Murray
R2,964 Discovery Miles 29 640 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume investigates the early modern understanding of twinship through new readings of plays, informed by discussions of twins appearing in such literature as anatomy tracts, midwifery manuals, monstrous birth broadsides, and chapbooks. The book contextualizes such dramatic representations of twinship, investigating contemporary discussions about twins in medical and popular literature and how such dialogues resonate with the twin characters appearing on the early modern stage. Garofalo demonstrates that, in this period, twin births were viewed as biologically aberrant and, because of this classification, authors frequently attempt to explain the phenomenon in ways which call into question the moral and constitutional standing of both the parents and the twins themselves. In line with current critical studies on pregnancy and the female body, discussions of twin births reveal a distrust of the mother and the processes surrounding twin conception; however, a corresponding suspicion of twins also emerges, which monstrous birth pamphlets exemplify. This book analyzes the representation of twins in early modern drama in light of this information, moving from tragedies through to comedies. This progression demonstrates how the dramatic potential inherent in the early modern understanding of twinship is capitalized on by playwrights, as negative ideas about twins can be seen transitioning into tragic and tragicomic depictions of twinship. However, by building toward a positive, comic representation of twins, the work additionally suggests an alternate interpretation of twinship in this period, which appreciates and celebrates twins because of their difference. The volume will be of interest to those studying Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in relation to the History of Emotions, the Body, and the Medical Humanities.

Pregnant Fictions - Childbirth and the Fairy Tale in Early Modern France (Hardcover): Holly Tucker Pregnant Fictions - Childbirth and the Fairy Tale in Early Modern France (Hardcover)
Holly Tucker
R884 Discovery Miles 8 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Pregnant Fictions explores the complex role of pregnancy in early modern tale-telling and considers how stories of childbirth were used to rethink gendered "truths" at a key moment in the history of ideas. How male medical authorities and female literary authors struggled to describe the inner workings of the unseen--and competed to shape public understanding of it--is the focus of this engaging work by Holly Tucker. In illuminating the gender politics underlying dramatic changes in reproductive theory and practice, Tucker shows just how tenuous the boundaries of scientific "fact" and marvelous fictions were in early modern France. On the literary front, Tucker argues, women used the fairy tale to rethink the biology of childbirth and the sociopolitical uses to which it had been put. She shows that in references to midwives, infertility, sex selection, and embryological theories, fairy-tale writers experimented with alternative ways of understanding pregnancy. In so doing they suggested new ways in which to envision women, knowledge, and power in both the public and the private spheres.

Medicine and Healing in the Age of Slavery (Hardcover): Sean Smith, Christopher Willoughby Medicine and Healing in the Age of Slavery (Hardcover)
Sean Smith, Christopher Willoughby; chelsea berry, robin derby, Sharla Fett, …
R1,263 R909 Discovery Miles 9 090 Save R354 (28%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

CONTENTS: Foreword, Vanessa Northington Gamble "Introduction: Healing and the History of Medicine in the Atlantic World," Sean Morey Smith and Christopher D. E. Willoughby "Zemis and Zombies: Amerindian Healing Legacies on Hispaniola," Lauren Derby "Poisoned Relations: Medical Choices and Poison Accusations within Enslaved Communities," Chelsea Berry "Blood and Hair: Barbers, Sangradores, and the West African Corporeal Imagination in Salvador da Bahia, 1793-1843," Mary E. Hicks "Examining Antebellum Medicine through Haptic Studies," Deirdre Cooper Owens "Unbelievable Suffering: Rethinking Feigned Illness in Slavery and the Slave Trade," Elise A. Mitchell "Medicalizing Manumission: Slavery, Disability, and Medical Testimony in Late Colonial Colombia," Brandi M. Waters "A Case Study in Charleston: Impressions of the Early National Slave Hospital," Rana A. Hogarth "From Skin to Blood: Interpreting Racial Immunity to Yellow Fever," Timothy James Lockley "Black Bodies, Medical Science, and the Age of Emancipation," Leslie A. Schwalm "Epilogue: Black Atlantic Healing in the Wake," Sharla M. Fett

Invisible Wounds - Mental Illness and Civil War Soldiers (Hardcover): Dillon Carroll Invisible Wounds - Mental Illness and Civil War Soldiers (Hardcover)
Dillon Carroll
R918 Discovery Miles 9 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Dillon J. Carroll's Invisible Wounds examines the effects of military service, particularly combat, on the psyches and emotional well-being of Civil War soldiers-Black and white, North and South. Soldiers faced harsh military discipline, arduous marches, poor rations, debilitating diseases, and the terror of battle, all of which took a severe psychological toll. While mental collapses sometimes occurred during the war, the emotional damage soldiers incurred more often became apparent in the postwar years, when it manifested itself in disturbing and self-destructive behavior. Carroll explores the dynamic between the families of mentally ill veterans and the superintendents of insane asylums, as well as between those superintendents and doctors in the nascent field of neurology, who increasingly believed the central nervous system or cultural and social factors caused mental illness. Invisible Wounds is a sweeping reevaluation of the mental damage inflicted by the nation's most tragic conflict.

Medicine and Medical Ethics in Nazi Germany - Origins, Practices, Legacies (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed): Francis R. Nicosia,... Medicine and Medical Ethics in Nazi Germany - Origins, Practices, Legacies (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed)
Francis R. Nicosia, Jonathan Huener
R2,365 Discovery Miles 23 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The participation of German physicians in medical experiments on innocent people and mass murder is one of the most disturbing aspects of the Nazi era and the Holocaust. Six distinguished historians working in this field are addressing the critical issues raised by these murderous experiments, such as the place of the Holocaust in the larger context of eugenic and racial research, the motivation and roles of the German medical establishment, and the impact and legacy of the eugenics movements and Nazi medical practice on physicians and medicine since World War II. Based on the authors' original scholarship, these essays offer an excellent and very accessible introduction to an important and controversial subject. They are also particularly relevant in light of current controversies over the nature and application of research in human genetics and biotechnology.

Doctors and Reformers - Discussion and Debate Over Health Policy, 1925-1950 (Paperback): Jonathan Engel Doctors and Reformers - Discussion and Debate Over Health Policy, 1925-1950 (Paperback)
Jonathan Engel
R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Jonathan Engel traces the policy debates over healthcare delivery, and the ways of paying for it, that were conducted during the second quarter of the twentieth century in the United States. Examining the views advanced by doctors, including those unallied with the American Medical Association's position, as well as by "reformers" -- academics, public health officers, philanthropists, foundation executives, and independent scholars -- Engel displays how the discussion involved much more than the legislative efforts of New Deal Democrats regarding health insurance.

Under discussion were group care, industrial health plans, nationalized hospitals, and public dispensaries. Engel's attention to the letters and other writings of key participants in the debates enriches his account, with the papers of Morris Fishbein, the president of the AMA, Michael Davis, a researcher for the Julius Rosenwald Foundation, and I. S. Falk, the research director for the Social Security Administration, adding concrete detail. His investigation demonstrates that physicians' reactions to legislative remedies were not monolithic. It also shows that foundation leaders were instrumental in enlisting organized labor, farmers, and liberal legislators in the improvement of the "world's best" medical care, and that the discussion was more than a debate between political foes. Participants in the debates discovered no simple solution to the challenges they explored, however, and their positions above all foreshadow the debate of succeeding decades.

Discovery and Healing - Reflections on Five Decades of Hematology/Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University... Discovery and Healing - Reflections on Five Decades of Hematology/Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Paperback)
David Vaughn
R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In Discovery and Healing: Reflections on Five Decades of Hematology/Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, David Vaughn describes the history of the Perelman School of Medicine's Division of Hematology/Oncology. Vaughn knows the subject well: he trained in the Division's Hematology/Oncology fellowship program from 1990 -1993 and has been on the faculty of the Division since 1993. Since its founding in 1972, the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has made important contributions to the fields of blood disorders and cancer medicine. Based largely on his personal experience and extensive interviews with former and present faculty, Vaughn describes the evolution of the Division from a small group of research hematologists to a comprehensive program of fundamental and translational researchers and clinical specialists in benign and malignant hematology and solid tumor oncology. He highlights the importance of leadership as he examines the successes of each of the four Division chiefs: Richard "Buz" Cooper, Sanford Shattil, Stephen Emerson, and Lynn Schuchter. He describes the lasting impact that the Division's first oncologist, John Glick, has had on the Division, the Abramson Cancer Center, and the author himself. He emphasizes the important role that philanthropy has played in the Division's achievements. He concludes the account by reflecting on the Division's experience and call to action as it confronted the COVID-19 pandemic. Both a memoir and a historical account, Vaughn's book demonstrates the good that can be accomplished when an innovative and dedicated medical faculty are committed to discovery and healing.

Manic Minds - Mania's Mad History and Its Neuro-Future (Hardcover, New): Lisa M Hermsen Manic Minds - Mania's Mad History and Its Neuro-Future (Hardcover, New)
Lisa M Hermsen
R2,848 Discovery Miles 28 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From its first depictions in ancient medical literature to contemporary depictions in brain imaging, mania has been largely associated with its Greek roots, ""to rage."" Prior to the nineteenth century, ""mania"" was used interchangeably with ""madness."" Although its meanings shifted over time, the word remained layered with the type of madness first-century writers described: rage, fury, frenzy. Even now, the mental illness we know as bipolar disorder describes conditions of extreme irritability, inflated grandiosity, and excessive impulsivity. Spanning several centuries, Manic Minds traces the multiple ways in which the word ""mania"" has been used by popular, medical, and academic writers. It reveals why the rhetorical history of the word is key to appreciating descriptions and meanings of the ""manic"" episode."" Lisa M. Hermsen examines the way medical professionals analyzed the manic condition during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and offers the first in-depth analysis of contemporary manic autobiographies: bipolar figures who have written from within the illness itself.

Dying in the City of the Blues - Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health (Paperback, New edition): Keith Wailoo Dying in the City of the Blues - Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health (Paperback, New edition)
Keith Wailoo
R908 R842 Discovery Miles 8 420 Save R66 (7%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Understanding the connections between culture, race, politics, and disease This groundbreaking book chronicles the history of sickle cell anemia in the United States, tracing its transformation from an ""invisible"" malady to a powerful, yet contested, cultural symbol of African American pain and suffering. Set in Memphis, where one of the nation's first sickle cell clinics was founded in the 1950s, Dying in the City of the Blues reveals how the recognition, treatment, social understanding, and symbolism of the disease evolved in the twentieth century, shaped by the politics of race, region, health care, and biomedicine. Using medical journals, patients' accounts, black newspapers, blues lyrics, and many other sources, Keith Wailoo follows the disease and its sufferers from the early days of obscurity before sickle cell's ""discovery"" by Western medicine; through its rise to clinical, scientific, and social prominence in the 1950s; to its politicization in the 1970s and 1980s. Looking forward, he considers the consequences of managed care on the politics of disease in the twenty-first century. A rich and multilayered narrative, Dying in the City of the Blues offers valuable new insight into the African American experience, the impact of race relations and ideologies on health care, and the politics of science, medicine, and disease.

Flesh and Blood - A History of My Family in Seven Sicknesses (Paperback): Stephen McGann Flesh and Blood - A History of My Family in Seven Sicknesses (Paperback)
Stephen McGann 1
R220 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R56 (25%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Powerful and affecting' Mail on Sunday 'Flesh and Blood is living drama extracted like buried treasure from old documents and the hand-me-down stories of his relatives. I couldn't put it down'Jenny Agutter 'Intelligently structured and eloquently written, McGann's book is a powerful homage to his family and Irish ancestry, to modern medicine and the welfare state. Packed with lively anecdotes and insights on social history, Flesh and Blood is a humble human story with a majestic theme' Times Literary Supplement. 'Drama and reality repeatedly intersect in unexpected ways in this powerful and revealing memoir' Mail on Sunday 'Eloquent in its metaphors, this book is about memory, how it shapes us, and what we choose to pass on' Irish Times 'With its mix of readable science and passionate sensibility, Flesh and Blood is essentially an attempt to heal the old rift between science and art' Radio Times His family survived famine-ravaged Ireland in the 1850s. His ancestors settled in poverty-rife Victorian Liverpool, working to survive and thrive. Some of them became soldiers serving on the Western Front. One would be the last man to step off the SS Titanic as it sank beneath the icy waves. He would testify at the inquest. This is their story. Stephen McGann is Doctor Turner in the BBC hit-drama series Call the Midwife. Flesh and Blood is the story of the McGann family as told through seven sicknesses - diseases, wounds or ailments that have afflicted Stephen's relatives over the last century and a half, and which have helped mould him into what he now perceives himself to be. It's the story of how health, or the lack of it, fuels our collective will and informs our personal narrative. Health is the motivational antagonist in the drama of our life story - circumscribing the extent of our actions, the quality of our character and the breadth of our ambition. Our maladies are the scribes that write the restless and mutating genome of our self-identity. Flesh and Blood combines McGann's passion for genealogy with an academic interest in the social dimensions of medicine - and fuses these with a lifelong exploration of drama as a way to understand what motivates human beings to do the things they do. He looks back at scenes from his own life that were moulded by medical malady, and traces the crooked roots of each affliction through the lives of his ancestors, whose grim maladies punctuate the public documents or military records of his family tree. In this way he asks a simple, searching question: how have these maladies helped to shape the story of the person he is today?

The Wages of Sickness - The Politics of Health Insurance in Progressive America (Paperback, New edition): Beatrix Hoffman The Wages of Sickness - The Politics of Health Insurance in Progressive America (Paperback, New edition)
Beatrix Hoffman
R941 Discovery Miles 9 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Clinton administration's failed health care reform was not the first attempt to establish government-sponsored medical coverage in the United States. From 1915 to 1920, Progressive reformers led a spirited but ultimately unsuccessful crusade for compulsory health insurance in New York State. Beatrix Hoffman argues that this first health insurance campaign was a crucial moment in the creation of the American welfare state and health care system. Its defeat, she says, gave rise to an uneven and inegalitarian system of medical coverage and helped shape the limits of American social policy for the rest of the century. Hoffman examines each of the major combatants in the battle over compulsory health insurance. While physicians, employers, the insurance industry, and conservative politicians forged a uniquely powerful coalition in opposition to health insurance proposals, she shows, reformers' potential allies within women's organizations and the labor movement were bitterly divided. Against the backdrop of World War I and the Red Scare, opponents of reform denounced government-sponsored health insurance as ""un-American"" and, in the process, helped fashion a political culture that resists proposals for universal health care and a comprehensive welfare state even today. |Shows how the issues that prevented passage of the 1915-1920 campaign for compulsory health insurance in New York helped to shape a national political culture that continues to resist proposals for universal health care as ""un-American.

Devices and Desires - Gender, Technology, and American Nursing (Paperback, New edition): Margarete Sandelowski Devices and Desires - Gender, Technology, and American Nursing (Paperback, New edition)
Margarete Sandelowski
R943 Discovery Miles 9 430 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Nursing and technology have been inexorably linked since the beginnings of trained nursing in the United States in the late nineteenth century. Whether or not they thought of the devices they used as technology, nurses have necessarily used a variety of tools, instruments, and machines--from thermometers to cardiac monitors--to appraise, treat, and comfort patients. Tracing the relationship between nursing and technology from the 1870s to the present, Margarete Sandelowski argues that technology has helped shape and intensify persistent dilemmas in nursing and that it has both advanced and impeded the development of the profession. Sandelowski examines key moments in the history of nursing that dramatize the ironies of the nursing-technology relationship. She demonstrates that nurses both embraced and rejected technology in their pursuit of cultural visibility and professional autonomy--with varying amounts of success. As one of the domains of female work historically most subject to sex segregation, Sandelowski notes, nursing provides an ideal site in which to examine the interplay of technology and gender. |Traces the relationship between nursing and technology from the 1860s to the present, showing how technology has affected persistent dilemmas in nursing and how it has both advanced and impeded the development of the profession.

Sympathy and Science - Women Physicians in American Medicine (Paperback, New edition): Regina Morantz-Sanchez Sympathy and Science - Women Physicians in American Medicine (Paperback, New edition)
Regina Morantz-Sanchez
R963 Discovery Miles 9 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

When first published in 1985, Sympathy and Science was hailed as a groundbreaking study of women in medicine. It remains the most comprehensive history of American women physicians available. Tracing the participation of women in the medical profession from the colonial period to the present, Regina Morantz-Sanchez examines women's roles as nurses, midwives, and practitioners of folk medicine in early America; recounts their successful struggles in the nineteenth century to enter medical schools and found their own institutions and organizations; and follows female physicians into the twentieth century, exploring their efforts to sustain significant and rewarding professional lives without sacrificing the other privileges and opportunities of womanhood. In a new preface, the author surveys recent scholarship and comments on the changing world of women in medicine over the past two decades. Despite extraordinary advances, she concludes, women physicians continue to grapple with many of the issues that troubled their predecessors. |First published in 1985 to wide acclaim, this book is the most comprehensive history of American women physicians available, covering the period from colonial times to the present. This edition includes a new preface that reflects on the changing world of women in medicine over the past two decades.

Tuskegee's Truths - Rethinking the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (Paperback, New edition): Susan M. Reverby Tuskegee's Truths - Rethinking the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (Paperback, New edition)
Susan M. Reverby
R1,555 R1,401 Discovery Miles 14 010 Save R154 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Between 1932 and 1972, approximately six hundred African American men in Alabama served as unwitting guinea pigs in what is now considered one of the worst examples of arrogance, racism, and duplicity in American medical research--the Tuskegee syphilis study. Told they were being treated for ""bad blood,"" the nearly four hundred men with late-stage syphilis and two hundred disease-free men who served as controls were kept away from appropriate treatment and plied instead with placebos, nursing visits, and the promise of decent burials. Despite the publication of more than a dozen reports in respected medical and public health journals, the study continued for forty years, until extensive media coverage finally brought the experiment to wider public knowledge and forced its end. This edited volume gathers articles, contemporary newspaper accounts, selections from reports and letters, reconsiderations of the study by many of its principal actors, and works of fiction, drama, and poetry to tell the Tuskegee story as never before. Together, these pieces illuminate the ethical issues at play from a remarkable breadth of perspectives and offer an unparalleled look at how the study has been understood over time. |This book uniquely reveals the history and legacy of the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study through a comprehensive collection of documents: articles, reports, letters, and newspaper accounts, as well as works of fiction, poetry, and drama.

Doctors Under Hitler (Paperback, New edition): Michael H Kater Doctors Under Hitler (Paperback, New edition)
Michael H Kater
R952 Discovery Miles 9 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this history of medicine and the medical profession in the Third Reich, the author examines the career patterns, educational training, professional organization, and political socialization of German physicians under Hitler. His discussion ranges widely, from doctors who participated in Nazi atocities, to those who actively resisted the regime's perversion of healing, to the vast majority whose ideology and behaviour fell somewhere between the two extremes. He also takes a chilling look at the post-Hitler medical establishment's problematic relationship to the Nazi past.

Sick and Tired - An Intimate History of Fatigue (Paperback): Emily K. Abel Sick and Tired - An Intimate History of Fatigue (Paperback)
Emily K. Abel
R621 R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 Save R115 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Medicine finally has discovered fatigue. Recent articles about various diseases conclude that fatigue has been underrecognized, underdiagnosed, and undertreated. Scholars in the social sciences and humanities have also ignored the phenomenon. As a result, we know little about what it means to live with this condition, especially given its diverse symptoms and causes. Emily K. Abel offers the first history of fatigue, one that is scrupulously researched but also informed by her own experiences as a cancer survivor. Abel reveals how the limits of medicine and the American cultural emphasis on productivity intersect to stigmatize those with fatigue. Without an agreed-upon approach to confirm the problem through medical diagnosis, it is difficult to convince others that it is real. When fatigue limits our ability to work, our society sees us as burdens or worse. With her engaging and informative style, Abel gives us a synthetic history of fatigue and elucidates how it has been ignored or misunderstood, not only by medical professionals but also by American society as a whole.

The Gene - An Intimate History (Paperback): Siddhartha Mukherjee The Gene - An Intimate History (Paperback)
Siddhartha Mukherjee
R489 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R63 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Neurocinema-The Sequel - A History of Neurology on Screen (Hardcover): Eelco F.M. Wijdicks Neurocinema-The Sequel - A History of Neurology on Screen (Hardcover)
Eelco F.M. Wijdicks
R2,392 Discovery Miles 23 920 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

1.Compares the real history of neurology with the "reel" history 2. Includes discussion and interpretation of 180 films with neurologic topics 3.Features defining photographs from many famous films 4.Features original material from the Silent Film era

Companion to Medicine in the Twentieth Century (Hardcover): Roger Cooter, John Pickstone Companion to Medicine in the Twentieth Century (Hardcover)
Roger Cooter, John Pickstone
R2,912 Discovery Miles 29 120 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

During the twentieth century, medicine has been radically transformed and powerfully transformative. In 1900, western medicine was important to philanthropy and public health, but it was marginal to the state, the industrial economy and the welfare of most individuals. It is now central to these aspects of life. Our prospects seem increasingly dependent on the progress of bio-medical sciences and genetic technologies which promise to reshape future generations. The editors of Medicine in the Twentieth Century have commissioned over forty authoritative essays, written by historical specialists but intended for general audiences. Some concentrate on the political economy of medicine and health as it changed from period to period and varied between countries, others focus on understandings of the body, and a third set of essays explores transformations in some of the theatres of medicine and the changing experiences of different categories of practitioners and patients.

One Blood - The Death and Resurrection of Charles R. Drew (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Spencie Love One Blood - The Death and Resurrection of Charles R. Drew (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Spencie Love
R954 Discovery Miles 9 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

One Blood traces both the life of the famous black surgeon and blood plasma pioneer Dr. Charles Drew and the well-known legend about his death. On April 1, 1950, Drew died after an auto accident in rural North Carolina. Within hours, rumors spread: the man who helped create the first American Red Cross blood bank had bled to death because a whites-only hospital refused to treat him. Drew was in fact treated in the emergency room of the small, segregated Alamance General Hospital. Two white surgeons worked hard to save him, but he died after about an hour. In her compelling chronicle of Drew's life and death, Spencie Love shows that in a generic sense, the Drew legend is true: throughout the segregated era, African Americans were turned away at hospital doors, either because the hospitals were whites-only or because the 'black beds' were full. Love describes the fate of a young black World War II veteran who died after being turned away from Duke Hospital following an auto accident that occurred in the same year and the same county as Drew's. African Americans are shown to have figuratively 'bled to death' at white hands from the time they were first brought to this country as slaves. By preserving their own stories, Love says, they have proven the enduring value of oral history. General Interest/Race Relations |For some years, The Nature of North Carolina's Southern Coast has stood as an essential resource for all who treasure our coastal environment. In this book, Dirk Frankenberg describes the southern coast's beaches, inlets, and estuaries and instructs readers in the responsible exploration and enjoyment of some of North Carolina's most precious natural areas. From Ocracoke Inlet to the South Carolina border, this field guide provides a close-up look at a complex ecosystem, highlighting the processes that have shaped, and continue to shape, North Carolina's southern coast.

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