In 1953, at the age of twenty-seven, Molaison underwent an experimental psychosurgical procedure intended to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy. This title tells the story of the amnesiac Henry Gustave Molaison...
Presenting a comprehensive and forceful argument against the pharmaceuticalization of medicine, this book tackles problems in health care that are leading to a growing number of deaths and disabilities. It...
Shows you how to give up smoking. This book features: no scare tactics; no weight-gain; the psychological need to smoke disappears as you read; and feel great to be a...
James C. Whorton
The story of arsenic in Victorian Britain, looking both at its widespread presence in everything from candles to curtains, and also its more sinister use for murder and suicide.
A lively and powerful account of our battle against smallpox, the only disease that mankind has successfully eradicated from the planet. Including the personal experiences of colourful historical figures such...
The internationally bestselling story of a young woman whose death in 1951 changed medical science for ever ...
William Harvey had a huge impact on anatomy and modern biology. Harvey's obsessive quest to understand the movement of the blood overturned beliefs held by anatomists and physicians since Roman...
For the first time in one volume, here are the true life stories that inspired the Channel 4 television series.
Barbara Natterson Horowitz; Kathryn...
Explores many of the human and animal health issues that overlap and provides insight into the treatment of many diseases including diabetes, cancer, heart disease and mental illness. This title...
Dementia is a little understood and incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. This book outlines the SPECAL method...
Jane Eastoe; Ruth Goodman
This is the story of consumer medicine - how high street healthcare emerged in just 50 years and how we still rely on hundreds of formulations...
Ashcroft, Frances M.
"The Spark of Life" is a spectacular account of the body electric, showing how, from before conception to the last breath we draw, electrical signals in our cells are essential...
Debbie Lawrence; Sarah Bolitho
The Complete Guide to Physical Activity and Mental Health is the ideal hands-on guide when working with clients affected by mental health issues. Combining theory with practical advice through specifically...
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William F. Bynum; Helen Bynum
Provides an account of the evolution of medical knowledge and practice from ancient Egypt, India and China to todays technology, from letting blood to keyhole surgery, from the theory of...
James Le Fanu
* A fascinating survey of the key moments of post-war medical discovery - fully revised and updated for this new edition