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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
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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…
The Gene: An Intimate History
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The #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller The basis for the PBS Ken Burns Documentary The Gene: An Intimate History From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies —a fascinating history of the gene and “a magisterial account of how…
History Of Medicine: A Scandalously Short Introduction, Third Edition
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The Discovery Of Insulin: Special Centenary Edition
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The Medicine Book
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|March 2, 2021

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Witches, Midwives, & Nurses (Second Edition): A History of Women Healers
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As we watch another agonizing attempt to shift the future of health care in the United States, we are reminded of the longevity of this crisis, and how firmly entrenched we are in a system that doesn't work. 'Witches, Midwives, and Nurses', first published by…
Quackery: A Brief History Of The Worst Ways To Cure Everything
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|October 17, 2017

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What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine—yes,…
The Mystery Of The Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities From The History Of Medicine
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"Delightfully horrifying."-- Popular Science This wryly humorous collection of stories about bizarre medical treatments and cases offers a unique portrait of a bygone era in all its jaw-dropping weirdness. A puzzling series of dental explosions beginning in the…
Separate Beds: A History of Indian Hospitals in Canada, 1920s-1980s
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Separate Beds is the shocking story of Canada's system of segregated health care. Operated by the same bureaucracy that was expanding health care opportunities for most Canadians, the "Indian Hospitals" were underfunded, understaffed, overcrowded, and rife with…
Conceiving Risk, Bearing Responsibility: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome And The Diagnosis Of Moral Disorder
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In American society, the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is considered dangerous, irresponsible, and in some cases illegal. Pregnant women who have even a single drink routinely face openly voiced reproach. Yet fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in infants and…
Spare Parts: The Story Of Medicine Through The History Of Transplant Surgery
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