Medical / History

Best Selling

Language

All

English (140)

French (103)

German (14)

Spanish (17)

Italian (0)

 

Release Date

All

Last 7 days (4)

Last 30 days (5)

Current year (4)

 

Catalog Date

All

Last 7 days (3)

Last 30 days (6)

Current year (4)

 

Category

Delete History

 

Audience

Adult (140)

 

Publisher

The University of North Carolina Press (16)

Cornell University Press (7)

Blackstone Publishing (7)

University of Rochester Press (5)

St. Martin's Press (5)

Lexington Books (5)

Editions Le Mono (5)

Dundurn (5)

 

Format

All

PDF (1)

EPUB (121)

AUDIOBOOK (18)

 

Total Loans

All (33)

20 - 40 (11)

40 - 100 (7)

Over 100 (15)

More options

Results : 1 - 50 of 140 Sorted by : 

Catching Cancer: The Quest for its Viral and Bacterial Causes

by Claudia Cornwall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 05, 2013)

The idea that you can “catch” cancer is radical, and yet several renowned scientists have shown that it is possible to do just that. Through interviews and an exploration of the science behind new discoveries,...


Asylum on the Hill: History of a Healing Landscape

by Katherine Ziff, Samuel T. Gladding, Shawna Bolin & Joseph Shields Ohio University Press (February 12, 2012)

The story of a great American experiment in psychiatry, a revolution in care for those with mental illness, as seen through the example of the Athens Lunatic Asylum built in Southeast Ohio after the Civil War....


A Disease Apart

by Tony Gould St. Martin's Press (October 06, 2014)

This fascinating cultural and medical history of leprosy enriches our understanding of a still-feared biblical disease.

It is a condition shrouded for centuries in mystery, legend, and religious fanaticism. Societies...


Soul Made Flesh

by Carl Zimmer Atria Books (August 26, 2014)

In this unprecedented history of a scientific revolution, award-winning author and journalist Carl Zimmer tells the definitive story of the dawn of the age of the brain and modern consciousness. Told here for...


Plagues in World History

by John Aberth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2011)

Plagues in World History provides a concise, comparative world history of catastrophic infectious diseases, including plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, and AIDS. John Aberth considers not only...


Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia

by Charles L. Bardes Bellevue Literary Press (April 22, 2014)

The Bellevue Literary Press Pathographies series debuts with a fascinating journey through the history of medicine.


The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2011, Guardian First Book Award 2011

by Siddhartha Mukherjee Scribner (November 16, 2010)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, this New York Times bestseller is “an extraordinary achievement” (The New Yorker)?a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of...


Sunnybrook Hospital: Our Veterans' Legacy of Care, a Photo Journey Through the Decades

by Peeter A. Poldre Dundurn (March 30, 2011)

Sunnybrook Hospital stands as an important symbol of Canada's gratitude toward its war veterans, and this book is a photo journey through the decades that chronicles the contributions of a dedicated group of...


"Our Gallant Doctor": Enigma and Tragedy: Surgeon-Lieutenant George Hendry and HMCS Ottawa, 1942

by James Goodwin Dundurn (April 30, 2007)

On September 13, 1942, HMCS Ottawa was sunk by a German U-boat. Dr. George Hendry, exhausted from hours of difficult surgery, was lost, along with many others.


From Medicine Man to Doctor: The Story of the Science of Healing

by Howard W. Haggard Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

Compelling and informative, this overview of medical history traces the development of modern-day medical practices from their roots in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. 131 black-and-white...


One Doctor

by Brendan Reilly Atria Books (September 03, 2013)

Told by a unique voice in American medicine, this epic story recounts life-changing experiences in the career of a distinguished physician, and is described by The New York Times as ?a true service [to history]....


'If You Knew the Conditions': A Chronicle of the Indian Medical Service and American Indian Health Care, 1908-1955

by David N. DeJong Lexington Books (December 27, 2010)

'If You Knew the Conditions' examines the inadequacies of the healthcare provided to American Indians by the Indian Medical Service. DeJong argues that, while Congress and the Indian Service had a responsibility...


A Fever in Salem: A New Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials

by Laurie Winn Carlson Ivan R. Dee (July 20, 1999)

Laurie Winn Carlson offers an innovative explanation for the madness behind the Salem Witch Trials.


Vaccinated: Triumph, Controversy, and An Uncertain F

by Paul A. Offit, M.D. HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Maurice Hilleman's mother died a day after he was born and his twin sister stillborn. As an adult, he said that he felt he had escaped an appointment with death. He made it his life's work to see that others...


Mad Science: Psychiatric Coercion, Diagnosis, and Drugs

by Stuart A. Kirk, Tomi Gomory & David Cohen Transaction Publishers (April 12, 2013)

Mad Science argues that the fundamental claims of modern American psychiatry are based on misconceived, flawed, and distorted science. The authors address multiple paradoxes in American mental health, including...


The Polio Hole

by Shelley Jd Mickle eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

As a five-year-old, Shelley Fraser is known for mischief.

On Halloween in l949, she fancies her brother's devil costume and persuades her mother to hem it up for her. But her plan to scare the total baloney out...


A History of the Medicines We Take

by Anthony C Cartwright & N Anthony Armstrong Pen and Sword History (April 30, 2020)

A History of the Medicines We Take gives a lively account of the development of medicines from traces of herbs found with the remains of Neanderthal man, to prescriptions written on clay tablets from Mesopotamia...


The Plague of Lust, Vol 1 (of 2)

by Julius Rosenbaum Otbebookpublishing (January 13, 2021)

Being a history of venereal disease in classical antiquity


The Plague of Lust, Vol 2 (of 2)

by Julius Rosenbaum Otbebookpublishing (January 13, 2021)

Being a history of venereal disease in classical antiquity


The Plague Cycle

by Charles Kenny Scribner (January 19, 2021)

A vivid, sweeping history of mankind’s battles with infectious disease, for readers of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Yuval Harari’s Sapiens and John Barry’s The Great Influenza.

For four thousand years,...


The Plague Cycle

by Charles Kenny & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (January 19, 2021)

A vivid, sweeping history of mankind’s battles with infectious disease, for readers of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Yuval Harari’s Sapiens and John Barry’s The Great Influenza.

For four thousand years,...


The Doctor Who Fooled the World

by Brian Deer & Dennis Kleinman Blackstone Publishing (December 29, 2020)

The true story of Andrew Wakefield?the man behind the false link between the MMR vaccine and autism?and the conspiracy that fueled a global epidemic, from the prize-winning journalist who broke the story.

From...


Pandemic 1918

by Catharine Arnold & Peter Wickham Macmillan Audio (June 15, 2020)

Before AIDS or coronavirus, there was the Spanish Flu ? Catharine Arnold's gripping narrative, Pandemic 1918, marks the 100th anniversary of an epidemic that altered world history.

In January 1918, as World War...


Under the Knife

by Arnold Laproscopic surgeon van de Laar & Rich Keeble Macmillan Audio (October 01, 2018)

Surgeon Arnold van de Laar uses his own experience and expertise to tell this engrossing history of surgery through 28 famous operations?from Louis XIV and Einstein to JFK and Houdini.

From the story of the desperate...


Good Blood

by Julian Guthrie & Ann Richardson Blackstone Publishing (December 08, 2020)

A remarkable, uplifting story about one of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the 20th century.

In 1951 in Sydney, Australia, a fourteen-year-old boy named James Harrison was near death when he received a...


Medical Licensing and Discipline in America: A History of the Federation of State Medical Boards

by David A. Johnson & Humayun J. Chaudhry Lexington Books (August 10, 2012)

Medical Licensing and Discipline in America traces the evolution of the U.S. medical licensing system from its historical antecedents in the 18th and 19th century to its modern structure, emphasizing a focus...


Ancient Medicine

by Laura M. Zucconi & Candida Moss Eerdmans (August 13, 2019)

This book by Laura Zucconi is an accessible introductory text to the practice and theory of medicine in the ancient world. In contrast to other works that focus heavily on Greece and Rome, Zucconi’s Ancient...


Ancient Medicine

by Laura M. Zucconi & Candida Moss Eerdmans (August 13, 2019)

This book by Laura Zucconi is an accessible introductory text to the practice and theory of medicine in the ancient world. In contrast to other works that focus heavily on Greece and Rome, Zucconi’s Ancient...


A Culture's Catalyst

by Teodoro Weckowicz, Fannie Kahan, Abram Hoffer & Humphry Osmond et al. University of Manitoba Press (May 05, 2016)

In 1956, pioneering psychedelic researchers Abram Hoffer and Humphry Osmond were invited to join members of the Red Pheasant First Nation near North Battleford, Saskatchewan, to participate in a peyote ceremony...


Eloise

by Patricia Ibbotson Arcadia Publishing (May 28, 2002)

Eloise, which started out as a poorhouse, later became known as Wayne County General Hospital. Today, all that remains are five buildings and a smokestack.

From only 35 residents on 280 acres in 1839, the complex...


The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

by Madeline Bell Arcadia Publishing (July 13, 2015)

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia started thanks to a heroic doctor's inspiration, was the first of its kind and still impacts children's lives today.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia opened its...


Good Blood

by Julian Guthrie Abrams Press (September 08, 2020)

A remarkable, uplifting story about one of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the 20th century

 

In 1951 in Sydney, Australia, a fourteen-year-old boy named James Harrison was near death when he received...


The Open Heart Club

by Gabriel Brownstein PublicAffairs (October 21, 2019)

This absorbing and poignant book is not merely the story of one writer's flawed heart. It is a history of cardiac medicine, a candid personal journey, and a profound reflection on mortality.

Born in 1966 with...


The Social Transformation of American Medicine

by Paul Starr Basic Books (May 29, 2017)

Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize in American History, this is a landmark history of how the entire American health care system of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs...


The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson

by Cherry Lewis Pegasus Books (August 08, 2017)

A colorful and absorbing portrait of James Parkinson and the turbulent, intellectually vibrant world of Georgian London.

Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia, with 60,000 new cases...


Between Hope and Fear

by Michael Kinch Pegasus Books (July 03, 2018)

If you have a child in school, you may have heard stories of long-dormant diseases suddenly reappearing?cases of measles, mumps, rubella, and whooping cough cropping up everywhere from elementary schools to...


The Invention of Surgery

by David Schneider Pegasus Books (March 03, 2020)

Written by an author with plenty of experience holding a scalpel, Dr. David Schneider’s The Invention of Surgery is an in-depth biography of the practice that has leapt forward over the centuries from the...


Vaccination and Preventive Medicine

by R. M. Pearce & James Walsh Lmp–History and Civilization Coll (April 03, 2020)

pThis book deals with the Story of Bacteriology and presents a history of Vaccination and Preventive Medicine./p p"The story of bacteriology can best be told by recounting the labors of Pasteur, for while bacteria...


The End of the Beginning

by Michael Kinch Pegasus Books (April 02, 2019)

For the first time since a 5th century Greek physician gave the name “cancer” (karkinos, in Greek) to a deadly disease first described in Egyptian Papyri, the medical world is near a breakthrough that could...


Outbreak!

by Beth Skwarecki Adams Media (October 01, 2016)

From ancient scourges to modern-day pandemics!

Throughout history--even recent history--highly contagious, deadly, and truly horrible epidemics have swept through cities, countrysides, and even entire countries....


Overkill

by Paul A. Offit & Tim H. Dixon HarperAudio (April 14, 2020)

An acclaimed medical expert and patient advocate offers an eye-opening look at many common and widely used medical interventions that have been shown to be far more harmful than helpful. Yet, surprisingly, despite...


Early

by Sarah DiGregorio & Ann Marie Gideon HarperAudio (January 28, 2020)

Inspired by the author?s harrowing experience giving birth to her premature daughter, a compelling and empathetic work that combines memoir with rigorous reporting to tell the story of neonatology?and to meditate...


The Emperor of All Maladies

by Siddhartha Mukherjee & Fred Sanders Simon & Schuster Audio (December 15, 2015)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, this New York Times bestseller is “an extraordinary achievement” (The New Yorker)--a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of...


Jonas Salk

by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs & Pam Ward Blackstone Publishing (October 06, 2015)

The authoritative account of one of the twentieth century's most important--and controversial--scientists

When a waiting world learned on April 12, 1955, that Jonas Salk had successfully created a vaccine to...


Scourge

by Jonathan B. Tucker & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Smallpox, the only infectious disease to have been eradicated, was one of the most terrifying of human scourges. It covered the skin with hideous, painful boils, killed a third of its victims, and left the survivors...


A Story of the Red Cross

by Clara Barton & S. Patricia Bailey Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Clara Barton was one of those diminutive New England women of the nineteenth century who was determined to make the world a better place. In 1881, she founded the American Red Cross to help the unfortunate victims...


Radical

by Kate Pickert Little, Brown Spark (October 01, 2019)

In this "powerful and unflinching page-turner" (New York Times), a healthcare journalist examines the science, history, and culture of breast cancer.

As a health-care journalist, Kate Pickert knew the emotional...


Medical Science

by Paul M. Heidger, Richard Eimas, Edwin Newman & Jack Sommer et al. Knowledge Products (January 01, 2007)

Though medical science began with the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, dissection and the study of the human body was prohibited for religious reasons until the Renaissance. Only in 1628 did William Harvey...


County

by David A. Ansell, Bronson Pinchot & Quentin Young Blackstone Publishing (October 11, 2011)

The amazing tale of “County” is the story of one of America’s oldest and most unusual urban hospitals. From its inception as a “poor house” dispensing free medical care to indigents, Chicago’s Cook...


The Secret History of the War on Cancer

by Devra Davis & Pam Ward Blackstone Publishing (November 17, 2009)

The war on cancer set out to find, treat, and cure a disease--but it has left untouched many of the things known to cause cancer, including tobacco, the workplace, radiation, and the global environment. Evidence...