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Matter of the Heart: A History of the Heart in Eleven Operations
Morris, Thomas

An eye-opening and heroic story of pioneering heart surgeons, structured around eleven operations.

For thousands of years the human he... (more)

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Danger Within Us: America's Untested, Unregulated Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It
Lenzer, Jeanne
A shocking exposé of the dangerously under-regulated medical device industry, revealing the corruption, greed, and deceit that has helped make... (more)

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Blue Dreams: The Science and the Story of the Drugs That Changed Our Minds
Slater, Lauren
A start-to-finish narrative history of our major psychotropic drugs, from "a thoroughly exhilarating and entertaining writer" (Washington Postmore)

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After Silence: A History of AIDS Through Its Images
Finkelstein, Avram
Early in the 1980s AIDS epidemic, six gay activists created one of the most iconic and lasting images that would come to symbolize a movement: a... (more)

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Hygiene, Volume I: Books 1-4

Galen of Pergamum (129–?199/216), physician to the court of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, was a philosopher, scientist, medical historian, theoretic... (more)

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Butchering Art
Fitzharris, Lindsey

The gripping story of how Joseph Lister’s antiseptic method changed medicine forever

In The Butchering Art, the historian Linds... (more)

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Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital
Oshinsky, David
From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American me... (more)

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How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS
France, David
A definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, here is the incredible story of the grassroots activists whose work turned HI... (more)

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Pain, Pleasure, and the Greater Good: From the Panopticon to the Skinner Box and Beyond
Gere, Cathy
How should we weigh the costs and benefits of scientific research on humans? Is it right that a small group of people should suffer in order that... (more)

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In Shock: A Doctor Turned Critically Ill Patient Explores the Humanity Gap in Medicine
Awdish, Rana
In Shock is a riveting first-hand account from a young critical care physician, who in the passage of a moment is transfigured into... (more)

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Catching Breath: The Making and Unmaking of Tuberculosis
Lougheed, Kathryn

With more than a million victims every year--more than any other disease, including malaria--and antibiotic resistance now found in every country w... (more)

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Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World
Spinney, Laura

With a death toll between fifty and one hundred million people across the globe, the Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disast... (more)

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Look of a Woman: Facial Feminization Surgery and the Therapeutics of Trans- Medicine
Plemons, Eric
Developed in the United States in the 1980s, facial feminization surgery (FFS) is a set of bone and soft tissue reconstructive surgical procedure... (more)

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Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology
Gilbert, Scott & Clara Pinto-correia

How does one make a decision today about in vitro fertilization, abortion, egg freezing, surrogacy, and other matters of reproduction? This book pr... (more)

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Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution
Doudna, Jennifer A. & Samuel H. Sternberg
A trailblazing biologist grapples with her role in the biggest scientific discovery of our era: a cheap, easy way of rewriting genetic... (more)

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