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Black Physicians in the Jim Crow South
by Thomas J., Jr. Ward
Hardcover from Univ of Arkansas Pr

In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made
by Norman Cantor
Listed under The Plague

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
by Mary Roach
Listed under Forensics
 

Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists and Herbalists
by Giovanni Maciocia
Hardcover from Churchill Livingstone
 
Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body
Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body
by Armand Marie Leroi
Hardcover from Viking Press
 
The Nazi War on Cancer
by Robert N. Proctor
Listed under Nazi Medicine
 
Basic Histology: Text & Atlas, 10th Edition
Basic Histology: Text & Atlas, 10th Edition
by Luis Carlos Junqueira, Jose Carneiro
Paperback from McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
 
The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox
by Jennifer Lee Carrell
Hardcover from E P Dutton
 
Transplant: From Myth to Reality
Transplant: From Myth to Reality
by Nicholas L. Tilney
Hardcover from Yale Univ Pr
 
Social Transformation of American Medicine
Social Transformation of American Medicine
by Paul Starr
Paperback from Basic Books
1984
 
The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis (Great Discoveries)
The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis (Great Discoveries)
by Sherwin B. Nuland
Book Description:
A great medical detective story, by the author of the best-selling How We Die. 
Surgeon, scholar, best-selling author, Sherwin B. Nuland is one of our finest chroniclers of the history of medicine. Obsessed for twenty-five years with Ignac Semmelweis's strange story, Nuland tells it with the urgency and insight gained from his own studies and clinical experience. 

Ignac Semmelweis is remembered for the now-commonplace notion that doctors must wash their hands before examining patients. In mid-nineteenth-century Vienna, however, this was a subversive idea. With deaths from childbed fever exploding, Semmelweis discovered that doctors themselves were spreading the disease. While his simple reforms worked immediately, they also threatened the medical establishment and so undid the passionate but self-destructive Semmelweis that he failed to overturn the status quo, leaving it to later medical giants—Pasteur, Lister, and Koch—to establish conclusively the germ theory of disease. 

The Doctors' Plague is a riveting, revealing narrative of one of the key turning points in medical history. 
Hardcover from W.W. Norton & Company

 
Flu : The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic
Flu : The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic
by Gina Kolata
Paperback from Touchstone Books
 
Nursing, the Finest Art: An Illustrated History
Nursing, the Finest Art: An Illustrated History
by M. Patricia Donahue, Patricia M. Donahue
Hardcover from Mosby
 
Science Fictions: A Scientific Mystery, A Massive Cover-Up, and the Dark Legacy of Robert Gallo
by John Crewdson
Science Fictions recounts the most notorious biomedical scandal of our times: the Robert Gallo affair. It is not, author John Crewdson says, "about AIDS. Nor is it really about science." Indeed. It is a tale of behavior most base in circles most rarified. 

In 1983 Gallo, of the National Cancer Institute, and a group of scientists at Paris's Pasteur Institute announced their isolating of separate AIDS viruses. The stakes--moneyed prizes and patents, not to mention cures--were stratospheric. By 1985, the Pasteur Institute filed suit claiming that Gallo--whose discovery was actually a dead end--had appropriated "their" virus as his own. In 1992, the National Academy of Sciences agreed, accusing Gallo of "intellectual recklessness" and "essentially immoral" behavior. 

This definitive, chilling book is also, unfortunately, a daunting one. Its sheer size--notes, glossary, and list of characters alone occupy 100 pages--and scientific complexity will defeat all but the most determined and scientifically informed reader. --H. O'Billovitch - Amazon.com
(Hardcover -- January 31, )
 

This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine
This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine
by Eliza Lo Chin
Paperback from Oxford Press
 
Medicine and Art
Medicine and Art
by Marcia L. H. Emery, Alan E. H. Emery
Hardcover from Royal Society of Medicine

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Between Heaven and Earth
by Efrem Korn, Harriet Beinfield
Paperback from Ballantine Books
1992
 
Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia
Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia
by Anthony Cavender
Paperback from Univ of North Carolina Pr
 
The Miraculous Fever-Tree : Malaria and the Quest for a Cure That Changed the World
by Fiammetta Rocco
Hardcover from HarperCollins
 
The Medical Detectives
by Berton Roueche
Paperback from Plume
1991
 
Plagues and Peoples
by William McNeill
Paperback from Anchor
1977
 
Viruses, Plagues, and History
by Michael B. A. Oldstone
Paperback from Oxford Press
 
Cholera, Chloroform and the Science of Medicine: A Life of John Snow
by Peter Vinten-Johansen, Howard Brody, Nigel Paneth, Stephen Rachman, Michael Russell Rip
Hardcover from Oxford Press
 
Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola: Nature, Accident or Intentional?
by Leonard G. Horowitz, W. John Martin
Hardcover from Healthy World Dist
 
Nature Cures: The History of Alternative Medicine in America
by James C. Whorton
Hardcover from Oxford Press
 
Impact : On the Frontlines of Global Health
by Karen Kasmauski, Peter Jaret
Hardcover from National Geographic
 
Mad In America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and The Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill
by Robert Whitaker
Paperback from Perseus Publishing
 
The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine
by Shigehisa Kuriyama
Paperback from Zone Books
 
Typhoid Mary: An Urban Historical
by Anthony Bourdain
Hardcover from Bloomsbury USA
 

 
The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine : A New Translation of the Neijing Suwen with Commentary
by Maoshing Ni
Paperback from Shambhala
 

 
 
The Way and the Word: Science and Medicine in Early China and Greece
by Geoffrey Lloyd, Nathan Sivin
Paperback from Yale Univ Pr
 
The Web That Has No Weaver : Understanding Chinese Medicine
by Ted J. Kaptchuk
Listed under Chinese Medicine
 
 
 

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