Traces medicine's history. This title tells the history of medicine from chipping holes in skulls to gene therapy and revolutionary cancer treatments.
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...
The story of the rise and fall of smallpox, one of the most savage killers in the history of mankind, and the only disease ever to be successfully exterminated (30...
The internationally bestselling story of a young woman whose death in 1951 changed medical science for ever ...
Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2011 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction 2011 Shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize 2011 Shortlisted...
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...
James Le Fanu
* A fascinating survey of the key moments of post-war medical discovery - fully revised and updated for this new edition
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...
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.
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 story of family rivalry, drunken policemen and bungling coroners, THE INHERITORS POWDER reveals the fear surrounding arsenic poisoning in Victorian Britain and the hunt for a test to prove...
Randi Hutter Epstein
From a witty, relentlessly inquisitive medical writer comes an eye-opening history of pregnancy and birthing joys and debacles.
'24 hours to save the NHS' is the inside story written by the man with unprecedented authority as both Chief Executive of the NHS and Permanent Secretary of the Department...
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REYNOLDS, L A; TANSEY, E M
Clinical pharmacology in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s was an exciting profession. Many important new drugs were developed and brought to market and a more systematic...
Katzman, Robert; Bick, Katherine;...
Details how "Alzheimer Disease" went from being an obscure neurologic diagnosis to a household word. This book shows how the increase in research funding and public awareness came about, how...