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William Harvey: A Life in Circulation
Wright, Thomas
Offering a radical conception of the workings of the human body and the function of the heart, William Harvey's theory of blood circulation overthrew... (more)

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Disrupted Dialogue: Medical Ethics and the Collapse of Physician-Humanist Communication (1770-1980)
Veatch, Robert M.
During the 18th century, physicians were close friends of philosophers, exchanging views on matters of ethics with each other in print, at meetings of... (more)

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Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor
Berger, John
In this quietly revolutionary work of social observation and medical philosophy, Booker Prize-winning writer John Berger and the photographer Jean Moh... (more)

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Of Two Minds: An Anthroplogist Looks at American Psychiatry
Luhrmann, T. M.
With sharp and soulful insight, T. R. Luhrmann examines the world of psychiatry, a profession which today is facing some of its greatest challenges fr... (more)

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Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception
Foucault, Michel
In the eighteenth century, medicine underwent a mutation. For the first time, medical knowledge took on a precision that had formerly belonged only to... (more)

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Hepatitis B: The Hunt for a Killer Virus
Blumberg, Baruch S.
The discovery of hepatitis B virus and the development of a vaccine against it, were among one the greatest triumphs of 20th-century medicine. In this... (more)

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Politics of Prevention: A Global Crisis in AIDS and Education
Archer, David & Tania Boler

AIDS kills over two million people every year and nearly 33 million people are infected with HIV worldwide... (more)

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Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS
Duberman, Martin
In December 1995, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the release of protease inhibitors, the first effective treatment for AIDS. For... (more)

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Pursuit of the Nazi Mind: Hitler, Hess, and the Analysts
Pick, Daniel
The story of how psychoanalysis was used by the Allies in the crucial quest to understand the Nazi mind. Drawing on archives from both sides of the At... (more)

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Genetics and Life Insurance: Medical Underwriting and Social Policy
Rothstein, Mark A., ed.

Insurance companies routinely use an individual's medical history and family medical history in determining eligibility for life i... (more)

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Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care: An Institutional Compromise
Lynch, Holly Fernandez

Physicians in the United States who refuse to perform a variety of legally permissible medical services because of their own moral... (more)

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Secret Medicine of the Pharoahs: Ancient Egyptian Medicine
Stetter, Cornelius
Healing secrets from history's first physicians.... (more)

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Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat: The Story of the Penicillin Miracle
Lax, Eric
"Admirable, superbly researched . . . perhaps the most exciting tale of science since the apple dropped on Newton's head."
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Circulation: William Harvey's Revolutionary Idea
Wright, Thomas
Arguably the greatest Englishman in the history of science after Isaac Newton, a vivid and visceral biography of William Harvey, who discovered the ci... (more)

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Swallow: Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them
Cappello, Mary
What drove Dr. Chevalier Jackson's peculiar obsession not only with removing foreign bodies from people's upper torsos but also with saving and catalo... (more)

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