Medicine & Disease

The archaeology and cultural backdrop to the study of medicine and disease from the ancient world to the present day.

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  1. The Gray Zones of Medicine

    The Gray Zones of Medicine: Healers and History in Latin America [Hardback]

    Diego Armus (Editor); Pedro F. Gómez (Editor)


    ISBN: 9780822946854
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Health practitioners working in gray zones, or between official and unofficial medicines, played a fundamental role in the shaping of Latin America from the colonial period onward. The Gray Zones of Medicine offers a human, relatable, complex exam... .... Learn More
  2. Imperial Bodies in London

    Imperial Bodies in London: Empire, Mobility, and the Making of British Medicine, 1880–1914 [Hardback]

    Kristin Hussey (Author)


    ISBN: 9780822946861
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    Since at least the eighteenth century, European administrators and officers, military men, soldiers, missionaries, doctors, wives, and servants moved back and forth between Britain and its growing imperial territories. The introduction of steam-po... .... Learn More
  3. Vaccine Hesitancy

    Vaccine Hesitancy: Public Trust, Expertise, and the War on Science [Paperback]

    Maya J. Goldenberg (Author)


    ISBN: 9780822966906
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Science, Values, and the Public
    The public has voiced concern over the adverse effects of vaccines from the moment Dr. Edward Jenner introduced the first smallpox vaccine in 1796. The controversy over childhood immunization intensified in 1998, when Dr. Andrew Wakefield linked t... .... Learn More
  4. China and the Cholera Pandemic

    China and the Cholera Pandemic: Restructuring Society under Mao [Paperback]

    Xiaoping Fang (Author)


    ISBN: 9780822966838
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward campaign organized millions of Chinese peasants into communes in a misguided attempt to rapidly collectivize agriculture with disastrous effects. Catastrophic famine lingered as the global cholera pandemic of the ea... .... Learn More
  5. Contemporary Public Health

    Contemporary Public Health: Principles, Practice, and Policy [Paperback]

    James W. Holsinger (Editor); Eli Capiluto (Author); F. Douglas Scutchfield (Author); Steven H. Woolf (Other); Paula Braveman (Other)


    ISBN: 9780813180779
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    "Public health" refers to the management and prevention of disease within a population by promoting healthy behaviors and environments in an effort to create a higher standard of living. In this comprehensive volume, editor James W. Holsinger Jr. ... .... Learn More
  6. Fat Chance

    Fat Chance: Diet Mania, Greed, and the Infamous Fen-Phen Swindle [Hardback]

    Rick Christman (Author)


    ISBN: 9781949669305
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    During the early 1990s, the diet drugs fen-phen and Redux achieved tremendous popularity. The chemical combination was discovered by chance, marketed with hyperbole, and prescribed to millions. But as the drugs' developer, pharmaceutical giant Ame... .... Learn More
  7. Dementia is Different

    Dementia is Different: Not just another ordinary illness [Paperback]

    Ludomyr Mykyta (Author)


    ISBN: 9781925801248
    Published by : Australian Scholarly Publishing
    People suffering from dementia need continued high-quality health care from diagnosis until the end of life. Stable relationships and wellness are the prerequisites for quality of life. In countries like Australia, this is the era of chronic illne... .... Learn More
  8. Manufactured Bodies

    Manufactured Bodies: The Impact of Industrialisation on London Health [Paperback]

    Gaynor Western (Author); Jelena Bekvalac (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781789253221
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Industrialisation is a notoriously complex issue in terms of the hazards and benefits it has brought to human beings in our endeavours to improve our lives. This is never more evident than in the field of health and medicine, where there are many ... .... Learn More
  9. Bugs and Bullets

    Bugs and Bullets: The True Story of an American Doctoron the Eastern Front during World War I [Paperback]

    Joseph Breckinridge-Bayne (Author); Ernest Latham (Editor)

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    ISBN: 9781592110186
    Published by : Center for Romanian Studies
    Romania entered World War I in the summer of 1916 woefully unprepared to sustain a war on its own. The country faced near collapse as its Allies did not follow through on their promises and the Central Powers advanced into the kingdom. An unexpect... .... Learn More
  10. Bovril,Whisky and Gravediggers

    Bovril,Whisky and Gravediggers: The Spanish Flue Pandemic comes to the West Midlands (1918-1920) [Paperback]

    Maggie Andrews (Author); Emma Edwards (Author)


    ISBN: 9781905036646
    Published by : West Midlands History
    Spanish Flu' killed more than 50million people and afffected millions more across the globe between 1918 and 1920. Soldiers, POWs and workers in war-industries all fell victim to this pandemic which brought fear and death to villages, towns and ci... .... Learn More

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