Dangerous Medicine The Story behind Human Experiments with Hepatitis
ISBN: HB: 9780300259629, Yale University Press, February 2022
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 black&white illus.
From 1942 through 1972, American biomedical researchers deliberately infected people with hepatitis. Government-sponsored researchers were attempting to discover the basic features of the disease and the viruses causing it, and to develop interventio...
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Disorder A History of Reform, Reaction, and Money in American Medicine
ISBN: HB: 9780300257403, Yale University Press, February 2022
584 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 26 black&white illus.
Meticulously tracing the dramatic conflicts both inside organized medicine and between the medical profession and the larger society over quality, equality, and economy in health care, Peter A. Swenson illuminates the history of American medical poli...
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Doctor's Garden Medicine, Science, and Horticulture in Britain
ISBN: HB: 9780300236101, Yale University Press, January 2022
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 32 colour illus., 44 black&white illus.
As Britain grew into an ever-expanding empire during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, new and exotic botanical specimens began to arrive within the nation's public and private spaces. Gardens became sites not just of leisure, sport...
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Diabetes A History of Race and Disease
ISBN: HB: 9780300228991, Yale University Press, September 2020
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 11 black&white illus.
Who is considered most at risk for diabetes, and why? In this thorough, engaging book, historian Arleen Tuchman examines and critiques how these questions have been answered by both the public and medical communities for over a century in the United...
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Great Inoculator The Untold Story of Daniel Sutton and his Medical Revolution
ISBN: HB: 9780300241440, Yale University Press, August 2020
208 pp., 21x14 cm, 16 black&white illus.
Smallpox was the scourge of the eighteenth century: it showed no mercy, almost wiping out whole societies. Young and old, poor and royalty were equally at risk – unless they had survived a previous attack. Daniel Sutton, a young surgeon from Suffolk,...
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Virus in the Age of Madness
ISBN: PB: 9780300257373, Yale University Press, July 2020
128 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
With medical mysteries, rising death tolls, and conspiracy theories beamed minute by minute through the vast web universe, the coronavirus pandemic has irrevocably altered societies around the world. In this sharp essay, world-renowned philosopher Be...
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Conquest of Malaria Italy, 1900-1962
ISBN: PB: 9780300256468, Yale University Press, June 2020
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 32 black&white illus.
At the outset of the twentieth century, malaria was Italy's major public health problem. It was the cause of low productivity, poverty, and economic backwardness, while it also stunted literacy, limited political participation, and undermined the arm...
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Yellow Demon of Fever Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade
ISBN: HB: 9780300215854, Yale University Press, June 2020
296 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 23 black&white illus.
As the slave trade brought Europeans, Africans, and Americans into contact, diseases were traded along with human lives. Manuel Barcia examines the battle waged against disease, where traders fought against loss of profits while enslaved Africans fou...
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Florence Under Siege Surviving Plague in an Early Modern City
ISBN: HB: 9780300196344, Yale University Press, August 2019
376 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 50 colour illus., 4 maps
Plague remains the paradigm against which reactions to many epidemics are often judged. Here, John Henderson examines how a major city fought, suffered, and survived the impact of plague. Going beyond traditional oppositions between rich and poor, th...
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Rotten Bodies Class and Contagion in Eighteenth-Century Britain
ISBN: PB: 9780300233520, Yale University Press, July 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 8 black&white illus.
Britain had no idea that it would not see another plague after the horrors of 1666, and for a century and a half the fear of epidemic disease gripped and shaped British society. Plague doctors had long asserted that the bodies of the poor were especi...
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