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...a one-of-a-kind collection of thirty extraordinary, true stories of doctors in the ER...alternately hair-raising, heart-warming, and hilarious, they capture the chaos, hope, horror, and relief doctors face daily on the front lines.

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Trauma survivors are often dismayed to find that traumatic events not only shatter their internal sense of well-being, but also leave them withdrawn or isolated. In this new book, psychologist Aphrodite Matsakis guides survivors through a process of strengthening…

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From the author of GROWING GOURMET AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS comes the only identification guide exclusively devoted to the world's psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Detailed descriptions and color photographs for over 100 species are provided, as well as an…

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Russian psychologist A. R. Luria presents a compelling portrait of a man's heroic struggle to regain his mental faculties. A soldier named Zasetsky, wounded in the head at the battle of Smolensk in 1943, suddenly found himself in a frightening world: he could…

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The facts about LSD A new book on LSD is long overdue, but this was worth waiting for. The material is thoughtful and carefully prepared, and the collection brings the topic into the 1990s. The book should be in every library, and read by everyone interested in…

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In the evolution of the nursing profession, the phrases nursing care, therapeutic care, caring for others, and related expressions are used by nurses to describe their professional service to others. Members of our society have different thoughts and role…

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Readable and easy to understand, this book conveys urgent information about medical and social issues surrounding fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Compassionately written by the expert psychologist who conducted some of the earliest examinations of children…

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by Emily Martin

|October 30, 1995

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Emily Martin traces Americans' changing ideas about health and immunity since the 1940s. She explores the implications of our emphasis on 'flexibility' in contexts from medicine to the corporate world, warning that we may be approaching a new form of social…

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In this important book, Drs. Apfel and Fisher demonstrate how explosive technological advances, physicians' unconscious fantasies of heroism, and the urging of patients, among other factors, combined to produce the DES disaster-a massive tragedy that could occur…

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Current issues in the public health arena have challenged the system to broaden its traditional focus on infectious disease to include chronic disease as well. As this change in emphasis takes place, professionals must be prepared to address the special chronic…

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...written by a specialist in the field of fatigue disorders...Natelson's book is chock full of relevant & current information about end-of-the day fatigue & the more debilitating chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Through case studies and theoretical chapters, the author explains the origins and theories of musical therapy for adults and its uses for clients with learning disabilities, neuro-motor damage, Alzheimer's, AIDS, and psychosomatic problems. A central theme is…