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Volume II details the development of medicine among the early Indo-European peoples--Greeks, Indians, and Persians. The Indo-Europeans were the first to use empirical knowledge to develop philosophical systems of medicine which looked beyond the sick man for universal laws. This volume examines…read more

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"I recommend this book to all mental health professionals and students in this field; it provides the reader with a historical perspective that can add meaning, and perhaps even reassurance, to those who continue to care for the mentally ill in these uncertain times." --Hospital and Community…read more

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In this engagingly written book Thomas Bonner unveils the dramatic story of women's long struggle to become physicians. Focusing both on international comparisons and on the personal histories of many of the pioneers, their determination and dedication, their setbacks and successes, he shows how…read more

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Public Health and the State constitutes both a fine piece of social history and an ideal model for evaluating our current definition of public health. In this thought-provoking account, Ms. Rosenkrantz perceptively traces the development of the Massachusetts State Board of Health--established in…read more

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In this influential work, Richard A. Easterlin shows how the size of a generation—the number of persons born in a particular year—directly and indirectly affects the personal welfare of its members, the make-up and breakdown of the family, and the general well being of the…read more

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In this book, based almost exclusively on original source material, Dr. Blake takes a detailed look at the public health history of the town of Boston. Historically, the author tells us, public health may be viewed as the science and art of preventing disease and promoting health through organized…read more

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Taking stories and issues in health care ethics from the news media, this book explains and applies principles of justice to the problems raised. This second edition highlights recent issues such as physician-assisted suicide, genetic testing, cloning and managed care.read more

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Sparking controversy in medical, social and professional circles, the nation's most respected medical ethicist strikes at the heart of America's growing health care crisis--the care of the aged. The New York Times Book Review calls Setting Limits "A pivotal work . . . the benchmark for future…read more

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This companion to IMMUNOLOGY 5TH EDITION, is designed to provide clear, clinical relevance to the science of immunology. All the main diseases covered in the parent textbook are covered in Case Studies in Immunology with 45 detailed case presentations. Each presentation is followed by 4-5…read more

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In Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance , John Riddle showed, through extraordinary scholarly sleuthing, that women from ancient Egyptian times to the fifteenth century had relied on an extensive pharmacopoeia of herbal abortifacients and contraceptives to regulate…read more

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The growing public concern over rapidly rising health care costs, particularly hospital care, is understandable, with direct and indirect expenditures now amounting to about $100 billion each year. In this book, economist Paul Joskow explores the reasons for these increasing costs, the burdens of…read more

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The archetypes of human experience which derive from the deepest unconscious mind and reveal themselves in the universal symbols of art and religion as well as in the individual symbolic creations of particular people are, for C. G. Jung, the key to the cure of souls, the cornerstone of his…read more