Shows how we need to change our world to fit our hunter-gatherer bodies. This book of popular science explores how the way we use our bodies is all wrong. It...
The very best journalism from one of Britain's most admired and outspoken science writers, author of the bestselling Bad Science and Bad Pharma.
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The internationally bestselling story of a young woman whose death in 1951 changed medical science for ever ...
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...
Explores how the way we use our bodies is all wrong. This book asks how our bodies got to be the way they are, and considers how that evolutionary history...
Recreates the transformative fundamentals of how we cook, building from the most basic principles: cooking with fire, cooking with water, cooking with air and cooking with earth.
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...
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...
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.
As a medical student, Dr Paul Farmer found his life's calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine - so readily available in...
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...
Raymond Tallis; Jacky Davis
An explosive polemic revealing how the NHS was butchered by reform - & how we can revive this national treasure while we still have the chance
Begins with Barbara Taylor's visit to the innocuously named Princess Park Manor in Friern Barnet, North London - a picture of luxury and repose. But this is the former site...
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...
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...
James Le Fanu
* A fascinating survey of the key moments of post-war medical discovery - fully revised and updated for this new edition