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  • Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells?taken without her knowledge in 1951?became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping,...

    Publisher : Crown/Archetype
    published : 2010
  • THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies ?a fascinating history of the gene and ?a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick?...

    Publisher : Scribner
    published : 2016
  • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane ?biography? of cancer?from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence....

    Publisher : Scribner
    published : 2010
  • Florence Nightingale was for a time the most famous woman in Britain?if not the world. We know her today primarily as a saintly character, perhaps as a heroic reformer of Britain?s health-care system. The reality is more involved and far more fascinating. In an utterly beguiling narrative that reads like the best Victorian fiction, acclaimed author...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2007
  • Six original essays reflect the growing scholarly interest in the history of childhood and youth, particularly issues affecting child health and welfare. These important new essays show how changing patterns of health and disease have responded to and shaped notions of childhood and adolescence as life stages. Until the early 20th century, life-threatening...

    Publisher : ABC-CLIO
    published : 2004
  • Today we find ourselves in possession of stupendous know-how, which we willingly place in the hands of the most highly skilled people. But avoidable failures are common, and the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of our knowledge has exceeded our ability to consistently deliver it - correctly, safely or efficiently. In this groundbreaking...

    Publisher : Profile Books
    published : 2010
  • This unique title gives a detailed and fascinating account of the history surrounding the development of the London Clinic. Established in 1932 by a group of Harley Street doctors, the London Clinic was originally set up to provide inpatient facilities and accommodate a need of pathology, nursing care, physiotherapy and invasive procedures for Harley...

    Publisher : Royal Society of Medicine Press
    published : 2007
  • By Ralph H. Major. This text presents two hundred and eighty-seven selections from the original, epoch making accounts of authorities whose contributions and discoveries have furnished the foundation of our knowledge of clinical medicine. The articles included are the first known, one of the earliest, or one of the most interesting accounts of the...

    Publisher : Charles C Thomas
    published : 1978
  • A fun, fast, portable way to review histology and cell biology 248 Q&A cards great for board review, course work, and the USMLE LANGE Flash Cards Histology and Cell Biology Review Flash Cards are a quick, concise, and effective way to review the essential concepts and methods of cell biology. Each of the 248 cards feature a high-yield study...

    Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
    published : 2011
  • What did you do when you fell ill in fifteenth-century Florence? How did you get the medicines that you needed at a price you could afford? What would you find when you entered an apothecaryÂ’s shop? This richly detailed study of the Speziale al Giglio in Florence provides surprising answers, demonstrating the continued importance of highly personalised...

    Publisher : Editions Rodopi
    published : 2011