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Homoeopathy in Epidemic Diseases

Homoeopathy in Epidemic Diseases Lowest new price: $17.89
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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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Prion Biology and Diseases, Second Edition (Cold Spring Harbor Monograph Series)

Prion Biology and Diseases, Second Edition (Cold Spring Harbor Monograph Series) Lowest new price: $60.70
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A new edition of the most authoritative book in its field, first published in 1999 and edited by the Nobel Prize winning founder of the field. This edition is expanded and completely updated, and includes chapters on therapeutics, and diagnostic methods and approaches.

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How Scientists Explain Disease

How Scientists Explain Disease Lowest new price: $16.79
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Author: Paul Thagard
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How do scientists develop new explanations of disease? How do those explanations become accepted as true? And how does medical diagnosis change when physicians are confronted with new scientific evidence? These are some of the questions that Paul Thagard pursues in this pathbreaking book that develops a new, integrative approach to the study of science.


Ranging through the history of medicine, from the Hippocratic theory of humors to modern explanations of Mad Cow Disease and chronic fatigue syndrome, Thagard analyzes the development and acceptance of scientific ideas. At the heart of the book is a case study of the recent dramatic shift in medical understanding of peptic ulcers, most of which are now believed to be caused by infection by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. When this explanation was first proposed in 1983, it was greeted with intense skepticism by most medical experts, but it became widely accepted over the next decade. Thagard discusses the psychological processes of discovery and acceptance, the physical processes involving instruments and experiments, and the social processes of collaboration, communication, and consensus that brought about this transformation in medical knowledge.



How Scientists Explain Disease challenges both traditional philosophy of science, which has viewed science as largely a matter of logic, and contemporary science studies that view science as largely a matter of power. Drawing on theories of distributed computing and artificial intelligence, Paul Thagard develops new models that make sense of scientific change as a complex system of cognitive, social, and physical interactions.


This is a book that will appeal to all readers with an interest in the development of science and medicine. It combines an engaging style, significant research, and a powerfully original argument.

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Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe

Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe Lowest new price: $5.30
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Author: William Rosen

The Emperor Justinian reunified Romes fractured empire by defeating the Goths and Vandals who had separated Italy, Spain, and North Africa from imperial rule. In his capital at Constantinople he built the world's most beautiful building, married its most powerful empress, and wrote its most enduring legal code, seemingly restoring Rome's fortunes for the next five hundred years. Then, in the summer of 542, he encountered a flea. The ensuing outbreak of bubonic plague killed five thousand people a day in Constantinople and nearly killed Justinian himself.


In Justinian's Flea , William Rosen tells the story of history's first pandemic plague seven centuries before the Black Death that killed tens of millions, devastated the empires of Persia and Rome, left a path of victims from Ireland to Iraq, and opened the way for the armies of Islam. Weaving together evolutionary microbiology, economics, military strategy, ecology, and ancient and modern medicine, Rosen offers a sweeping narrative of one of the great hinge moments in history, one that will appeal to readers of John Kelly's The Great Mortality , John Barry's The Great Influenza , and Jared Diamond's Collapse .

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Cases in Human Parasitology

Cases in Human Parasitology Lowest new price: $61.49
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Author: Judith S. Heelan

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Yellow Fever and the South

Yellow Fever and the South Lowest new price: $13.42
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Author: Margaret Humphreys
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In the last half of the nineteenth century, yellow fever plagued the American South. It stalked the region's steaming cities, killing its victims with overwhelming hepatitis and hemorrhage. Margaret Humphreys explores the ways in which this tropical disease hampered commerce, frustrated the scientific community, and eventually galvanized local and federal authorities into forming public health boards. She pays particular attention to the various theories for containing the disease and the constant tension between state and federal officials over how public funds should be spent. Her research recovers the specific concerns of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century South, broadening our understanding of the evolution of preventive medicine in the United States.

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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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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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Tropical Medicine: An Illustrated History of The Pioneers

Tropical Medicine: An Illustrated History of The Pioneers Lowest new price: $20.11
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Author: Gordon Cook
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This superbly illustrated work provides short accounts of the lives and scientific contributions of all of the major pioneers of Tropical Medicine. Largely biographical, the stories discussed enlighten a new generation of scientists to the advances made by their predecessors. Written by Gordon Cook, contributor to the hugely popular Manson’s Tropical Diseases, this report discusses the pioneers themselves and offers a global accounting of their experiences at the onset of the discipline.

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Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine

Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine Lowest new price: $17.58
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Author: Stephen J. McPhee
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This text presents material for the beginning clinician in the important areas of genetics, immunology, and infectious diseases and analyzes disease mechanisms as well as the signs and symptoms of different disease syndromes. Organized by the major body systems and organs, the function of each is discussed in normal and abnormal conditions. Also discussed are diseases frequently presented in the physician's day-to-day care of patients, making this text a useful reference in understanding how and why the signs and symptoms of various disease states appear. This second edition also includes new chapters on bloody and skin, and case studies.

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