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Plagues and Peoples

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Author: William H. McNeill
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Upon its original publication, Plagues and Peoples was an immediate critical and popular success, offering a radically new interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact--political, demographic, ecological, and psychological--of disease on cultures. From the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by the Spanish, to the bubonic plague in China, to the typhoid epidemic in Europe, the history of disease is the history of humankind. With the identification of AIDS in the early 1980s, another chapter has been added to this chronicle of events, which William McNeill explores in his new introduction to this updated editon.

Thought-provoking, well-researched, and compulsively readable, Plagues and Peoples is that rare book that is as fascinating as it is scholarly, as intriguing as it is enlightening. "A brilliantly conceptualized and challenging achievement" (Kirkus Reviews), it is essential reading, offering a new perspective on human history.

No small themes for historian William McNeill: he is a writer of big, sweeping books, from The Rise of the West to The History of the World. Plagues and Peoples considers the influence of infectious diseases on the course of history, and McNeill pays special attention to the Black Death of the 13th and 14th centuries, which killed millions across Europe and Asia. (At one point, writes McNeill, 10,000 people in Constantinople alone were dying each day from the plague.) With the new crop of plagues and epidemics in our own time, McNeill's quiet assertion that "in any effort to understand what lies ahead the role of infectious disease cannot properly be left out of consideration" takes on new significance.

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Atlas of Human Parasitology

Atlas of Human Parasitology Lowest new price: $199.95
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Author: Lawrence R. Ash
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In today's global community, the 5th edition of Ash and Orihel's Atlas of Human Parasitology is a must-have for parasitic identification. Coverage is complete, including well-recognized species of parasites as well as information on those less commonly encountered. This is the reference you'll want to have at hand when you need to view the unknown and assimilate your findings into a clinical context.

Authored by two of the most widely recognized and respected educators and researchers in the field, the new 5th edition features:

- New imaging throughout
- Quick morphologic keys
- Clinical images of infection
- Important diagnostic procedures
- Expanded treatment of parasite-like artifacts and pseudoparasites culled from real-world cases

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The Polio Paradox: What You Need to Know

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Author: Richard L. Bruno
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Polio is a disease of paradoxes, the major one being that although the threat of the ``dreaded disease'' ended with the Salk vaccine in 1954, many polio survivors are now experiencing the onset of ``Post-Polio Syndrome'' (PPS), new but related symptoms which may include chronic fatigue, muscle weakness, intolerance to cold, and more.

Outlining a program equally useful for those suffering from CFS, fibromyalgia ME, or post-polio sequelae, The Polio Paradox enables patients to overcome the emotional issues surrounding the disease and begin a helpful regimen of long-term self-care. Using simple diagrams and illustrations, along with plenty of references to medical studies the world over, Dr. Richard Bruno has written a straightforward guide that deals with both the physical and social concerns these illnesses raise.

The first section of the book outlines the recent history of the poliovirus, and how it affected, and continues to affect, several generations. From childhood agonies to adult experiences of extreme fatigue that worsen when patients attempt to stay active, every stage is examined, with a special focus on both how the virus works and how surviving the disease often resulted in a host of social stigmas. In blunt, often humorous prose, Bruno outlines recommendations to aid in dealing with recurring symptoms.

Admonishments like "walls, furniture, and spouses are not assistive devices" and "brake before you break" are aimed at helping patients develop a reasonable exercise program in combination with curtailing exhausting activities and gaining an understanding of how to live with a chronic, potentially debilitating illness. Supplying both a historical perspective and a healthy dose of practical support, Bruno offers an excellent and thorough introduction to the world of post-polio management. --Jill Lightner

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The Blue Death: The Intriguing Past and Present Danger of the Water You Drink

The Blue Death: The Intriguing Past and Present Danger of the Water You Drink Lowest new price: $4.95
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Author: Dr. Robert Morris
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During a devastating nineteenth-century cholera outbreak, English physician John Snow proved that the deadly disease could hide in a drop of water. In the twentieth century, burgeoning cities would subdue cholera and typhoid by building massive filtration plants and bubbling poisonous gas through their drinking water. But in the new millennium, the demon of waterborne disease is threatening to reemerge, and the results could be catastrophic.

In this fascinating, sobering account, Dr. Robert Morris depicts the epidemics that have shaken nations, celebrates the scientists who reached into the invisible and ultimately saved millions of lives, and sounds a timely warning we dare not ignore about the natural and man-made hazards present in the water we drink.

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Ebola, Culture and Politics: The Anthropology of an Emerging Disease (Case Studies on Contemporary Social Issues)

Ebola, Culture and Politics: The Anthropology of an Emerging Disease (Case Studies on Contemporary Social Issues) Lowest new price: $35.37
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Author: Barry S. Hewlett
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In this case study, readers will embark on an improbable journey through the heart of Africa to discover how indigenous people cope with the rapid-killing Ebola virus. The Hewletts are the first anthropologists ever invited by the World Health Organization to join a medical intervention team and assist in efforts to control an Ebola outbreak. Their account addresses political, structural, psychological, and cultural factors, along with conventional intervention protocols as problematic to achieving medical objectives. They find obvious historical and cultural answers to otherwise-puzzling questions about why village people often flee, refuse to cooperate, and sometimes physically attack members of intervention teams. Perhaps surprisingly, readers will discover how some cultural practices of local people are helpful and should be incorporated into control procedures. The authors shed new light on a continuing debate about the motivation for human behavior by showing how local responses to epidemics are rooted both in culture and in human nature. Well-supported recommendations emerge from a comparative analysis of Central African cases and pandemics worldwide to suggest how the United States and other countries might use anthropologists and the insights of anthropologists to mount more effective public health campaigns, with particular attention to avian flu and bioterrorism.

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The Psychiatry of AIDS: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

The Psychiatry of AIDS: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment Lowest new price: $13.59
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Author: Glenn J. Treisman MD PhD
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HIV/AIDS has become a psychiatric epidemic. The disease causes or exacerbates such psychiatric disorders as depression, dementia, schizophrenia, and bipolar disease. At the same time, the presence of a psychiatric disorder can lead to increased risk for HIV infection and worsen the prognosis of patients once they are infected.

Dr. Glenn J. Treisman, who has been described as the "father of AIDS psychiatry," describes the relationship between psychiatric disorders and HIV/AIDS and demonstrates the ways in which effective recognition and treatment of mental disorders can increase a patient's ability to obtain better treatment, improve compliance with medical regimens, and reduce incidents of high-risk behavior.

The book provides HIV/AIDS professionals with overviews of psychiatric disorders, including mood and personality disorders, mental retardation, substance abuse and addiction, and sexual disorders and dysfunction. It also provides mental health professionals with essential information on how to care for patients with HIV and those at risk for the infection. The book discusses psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and counseling, as well as adherence and compliance issues, and the relationship between psychiatric disorders and other STDs. Containing the most up-to-date information on diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, this book draws on the authors' unrivaled experience and uses case studies to show HIV/AIDS professionals how psychiatric interventions benefit the patient, the medical team, and society as a whole. The cases are rich and engaging, and convey to the reader the intense disorder that can affect the lives of patients.

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Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Fifth Edition (LANGE Basic Science)

Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Fifth Edition (LANGE Basic Science) Lowest new price: $12.53
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Author: Stephen J. McPhee

Now in its Fifth Edition, this trusted guide provides medical students with the link between basic science and clinical medicine. This concise text covers all the essentials in pathophysiology and 89 case studies allow students to apply their knowledge to actual clinical situations.

  • Review questions located throughout each chapter promote self-assessment and serve as an excellent review for USMLE Step 2
  • The two-color design showcases the abundant use of diagrams and tables


Homoeopathy in Epidemic Diseases

Homoeopathy in Epidemic Diseases Lowest new price: $17.67
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Author: Dr. Dorothy Shepherd
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Suitable for both the novice and the experienced practitioner, this book gives vital information for dealing with epidemic diseases. The author explains how homeopathic remedies can be used to overcome measles, scarlet fever, influenza, whooping cough, chicken pox, mumps, diptheria, and other ailments without side effects.

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Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease

Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease Lowest new price: $38.99
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Author: Jeanette Farrell

Menacing microbes that made history

This book tells the story of seven tiny microbes that altered forever the course of human history. Smallpox, leprosy, plague, tuberculosis, malaria, cholera, and AIDS have aroused terror wherever thay have appeared, terror that has inspired acts of incredible courage and horrible cruelty. With compassion and an eye for detail, Jeanette Farrell writes of societies in turmoil and of committed searches for cures, of gruesome, misguided treatments and of the triumph of the human spirit. Illustrated with over fifty reproductions of photographs, newspaper cartoons, and public health posters, Invisible Enemies is an intriguing mix of biology and history with a worldwide scope.

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Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment Lowest new price: $49.00
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Author: James H. Jones

An account of the experiment performed on unkowing black sharecroppers describes how the U.S. Public Health Service allowed the syphilis in the sharecroppers to take its course without treatment and explains how such a tragedy occurred.

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