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. Vaccine Hesitancy

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

    Maya Goldenberg (Author)

    £42.50

    ISBN: 9780822946557
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Science, Values, and the Public
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    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
  2. Fat Chance

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

    Rick Christman (Author)

    £19.00

    ISBN: 9781949669305
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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)

    £15.00

    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
  6. Anxious Times

    Anxious Times: Medicine and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain [Hardback]

    Amelia Bonea (Author); Melissa Dickson (Author); Sally Shuttleworth (Author); Jennifer Wallis (Author)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822945512
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    Much like the Information Age of the twenty-first century, the Industrial Age was a period of great social changes brought about by rapid industrialization and urbanization, speed of travel, and global communications. The literature, medicine, sci... .... Learn More
  7. Bugs and Bullets

    Bugs and Bullets: The True Story of an American Doctor on the Eastern Front during World War I [Hardback]

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

    £39.99

    ISBN: 9781592110155
    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
  8. The Cambridge Companion to Hippocrates

    The Cambridge Companion to Hippocrates [Paperback]

    Peter E. Pormann (Editor)

    Regular Price: £26.99

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    ISBN: 9781107695849
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
    Hippocrates is a towering figure in Greek medicine. Dubbed the 'father of medicine', he has inspired generations of physicians over millennia in both the East and West. Despite this, little is known about him, and scholars have long debated his re... .... Learn More
  9. Poison, Medicine, and Disease in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

    Poison, Medicine, and Disease in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe [Hardback]

    Frederick W. Gibbs (Author)

    Regular Price: £115.00

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    ISBN: 9781472420398
    Published by : Routledge
    Series: Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean
    This book explores how late medieval and early modern physicians (c. 1250-1600) teased out the complex relationships between poison, medicine, and disease. It argues how such discussions must revise the standard history of toxicology, which does n... .... Learn More
  10. Human Remains in Archaeology

    Human Remains in Archaeology: A Handbook [Paperback]

    Charlotte A. Roberts (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9781909990036
    Published by : Council for British Archaeology
    Series: CBA Practical Handbook
    Volume: 19
    This revised and updated 2nd edition of Professor Charlotte Robert's best-selling Practical Handbook provides the very latest guidance on all aspects of the recovery, handling and study of human remains. Professon Roberts is one of the UK's leadin... .... Learn More

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