History of medicine

    Landscapes of Disease

    By Katerina Gardikas

    Hardback £40.86

    Malaria has existed in Greece since prehistoric times. Its prevalence fluctuated depending on climatic, socioeconomic and political changes. The book focuses on the factors that contributed to the spreading of the disease in the years between independent statehood in 1830 and the elimination of malaria in the 1970s.

    Raising the Dead

    By Andy Dougan

    Paperback £8.45

    Presents the story of the science of galvanism - named after the Italian scientist Luigi Galvini who had conducted the original experiments - a movement that investigated the theory of 'animal electricity', a unifying vital spirit that animates us all, its leaders believing that they stood on the brink of...

    Smell of Burning

    By Colin Grant

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    He shows us the famous people with epilepsy like Julius Caesar, Joan of Arc and Vincent van Gogh, the pioneering doctors whose extraordinary breakthroughs finally helped gain an understanding of how the brain works, and, through the tragic tale of his brother, he considers the effect of epilepsy on his...

    Soaking Up the Rays: Light Therapy and Visual Culture in Britain, c. 1890-1940

    By Tania Woloshyn

    Hardback Save £2.04 = £42.96

    Soaking up the rays forges a new path for exploring Britain's fickle love of the light by investigating the beginnings of light therapy in the country from c.1890-1940. Despite rapidly becoming a leading treatment for tuberculosis, rickets and other infections and skin diseases, light therapy was a contentious medical practice....

    Insider Trading

    By Naomi Pfeffer

    Hardback Save £5.14 = £13.85

    The cadaver industry in Britain and the United States, its processes and profits

    Inevitable Hour

    Paperback Save £1.24 = £17.26

    A frank portrayal of the medical care of dying people past and present, The Inevitable Hour helps to explain why a movement to restore dignity to the dying arose in the early 1970s and why its goals have been so difficult to achieve.

    Flesh and Blood

    By Stephen McGann

    Hardback Save £5.54 = £14.46

    His family survived famine-ravaged Ireland in the 1850s. His ancestors settled in poverty-rife Victorian Liverpool, working to survive and thrive. Some of them became soldiers serving on the Western Front. One would be the last man to step off the SS Titanic as it sank beneath the icy waves. He...

    Burdens of War

    By Jessica L. Adler

    Hardback £32.06

    Drawing readers into a critical debate about the level of responsibility America bears for wounded service members, Burdens of War is a unique and moving case study.

    Dr James Barry

    By Jeremy Dronfield

    Paperback £8.45

    A Sunday Times Best Book of the Year and a BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick - the remarkable story of the extraordinary woman who defied her times by living as a man

    Maladies and Medicine

    By Jennifer Evans

    Paperback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    Lively real-life case histories taken from contemporary diaries, letters, journals and medical case notes.

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