The Professor of Secrets : Mystery, Medicine, and Alchemy in Renaissance Italy
by William Eamon
Call Number: R147.F56 E26 2010
Make Room for Daddy: The Journey from Waiting Room to Birthing Room
by Judith Leavitt
Call Number: RG652 .L38 2009
Unspeakable; Father-Daughter Incest in American History
by Lynn Sacco
Call Number: HV6570.7 .S33 2009
by Daniel J. Wilson
Call Number: RC180.2 .W473 2009
Years of Change and Suffering: Modern Perspectives on Civil War Medicine
by James M. Schmidt
Call Number: E621 .Y436 2009
Breast Beating: A Personal Odyssey in the Quest for an Understanding of Breast Cancer, the Meaning of Life, and Other Easy Questions
by Michael Baum
Call Number: RC280.B8 B38 2010
Good source for old and rare books, including WVU Monticola and WVU Health Sciences Pylons yearbooks.
Core History of Medicine Titles
A Short History of Medicine
by Erwin H. Ackerknecht
Call Number: R131 .A34 1982
Since it was first published in 1955, A Short History of Medicine has been hailed as the best available book of its kind: a concise and readable introduction to the history of medicine, written for students and professionals alike. This new, revised edition of Erwin H. Ackerknecht's classic volume is now available in paperback, making the book especially suitable for classroom use. Description from Doody's Review Service
The Western medical tradition : 800 B.C. to A.D. 1800
by Lawrence I. Conrad
Call Number: R131 .W47 1995
The influence of Greek medical practices dating back to the fifth century B.C. has had an immeasurable impact on the development of medicine in the West over the subsequent centuries. This text is designed to cover the history of Western medicine from Classical Antiquity to 1800. As one guiding thread it takes the system of medical ideas that, in large part, went back to the Greeks of the fifth century B.C., and played a major role in the understanding and treatment of health and disease. The influence of Greek medicine spread from the Aegean basin to the rest of the Mediterranean region, to Europe, and then to European settlements overseas. By the nineteenth century, however, this tradition no longer carried the same force or occupied so central a position within medicine. This book charts the influence of this tradition through twenty centuries, examining it in its social and historical context. It is essential reading as a new synthesis for all students of the history of medicine. Description from Doody's Review Service.
The greatest benefit to mankind : a medical history of humanity
by Roy Porter
Call Number: R131 .P59 1998
Roy Porter, a social historian of medicine the London's Wellcome Institute, has written an dauntingly thick history of how medical thinking and practice has risen to the challenges of disease through the centuries. But delve into its pages, and you'll find one marvelous bit of history after another. The obvious highlights are touched upon--Hippocrates introduces his oath, Pasteur homogenizes, Jonas Salk produces the polio vaccine, and so on--but there's also Dr. Francis Willis's curing of The Madness of King George, W. T. G. Morton's hucksterish use of ether in surgery, and research on digestion conducted using a man with a stomach fistula (if you don't know what that means, you may not want to know). Porter is straightforward about his deliberate focus on Western medical traditions, citing their predominant influence on global medicine, and with The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, he has produced a volume worthy of that tradition's legacy. Description from Doody's Review Service.
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