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The Italian Psychiatric Experience

The 1978 Italian Psychiatric Reform was welcomed as a significant advancement in the care of the mentally ill, as it involved, for the first time ever, the complete shutdown of psychiatric hospitals in a major Western country. Today, Italian psychiatry is totally different from that of the rest of the world, due to its complete com...
£61.99

Shell Shock Doctors

Shell shock was the signature injury of the First World War. Military doctors during the conflict on the Western Front observed and personally experienced psychiatric states they had never witnessed before. This text reviews the published medical literature of that era which graphically detailed the clinical states of hysteria (con...
£68.99

The Treatment of Hungarian Jewish Health Professionals in the Shadow of the Holocaust

This book explores the social, medical and historical aspects of Hungarian Jewish doctors’ lives, between the end of World War I and the start of World War II. It also answers how it was possible for these doctors to treat patients when inmates themselves, and what the reasons were for the unusually high percentage of Jewish youth ...
£61.99

Selected Papers on the History of Medicine and Healthcare (2014)

This volume continues the Proceedings of the Calgary History of Medicine Days series which publishes the work of young and emerging researchers in the field, hence providing a unique publishing format. The annual Calgary History of Medicine Days Conference, established in 1991, brings together undergraduate and early graduate stude...
£64.99

A History of Cardiac Surgery

The beginning of cardiac surgery is generally considered to be the successful repair of a wound of the heart that took place on the 7th of September 1896 in Frankfurt am Main. This operation put an end to the widespread belief that nature had set the heart beyond the limits of surgery. The successive development of heart surgery mo...
£81.99

Benjamin Jesty, the Grandfather of Vaccination

Benjamin Jesty has been described as ‘the man history forgot’. Spanning the late 18th and early 19th centuries, this book tells the story of the ingenious Dorset farmer who used cowpox as a vaccine to protect his family against the dreaded disease of smallpox in 1774. This happened 22 years before Dr Edward Jenner used a similar pr...
£72.99

Medical Heritage of the National Palace of Mafra

Very little has been written on the unique historical medical heritage of the National Palace of Mafra in Portugal, which celebrated its new status as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2019. This book brings together a set of innovative studies which consider the importance of this unique collection of medical texts and items of mate...
£61.99

Pediatric Cardiology

The field of pediatric cardiology was in its early stages of development when the author of this book began his career in the mid-1960s, meaning that he was able to witness the stepwise evolution of the field over the last 50 years. This book presents this unique historical perspective, describing the development of new knowledge w...
£99.99

An Introduction to Nutritional Medicine

This book imagines a meeting between Charles Darwin and Hippocrates, the ancient Greek father of medicine, supposing that any dialogue between these two great thinkers should be quite sensational. It presents a short dialogue at the start of each chapter to act as an introduction to the topic discussed. With the help of Darwin and ...
£58.99

Leadership in Anaesthesia

This history of medicine collection presents the biographies of five pioneering anesthetists through the lens of leadership. Starting with William Morton who discovered ether anesthesia in 1846, the book continues with an account of John Snow, who studied both chloroform and cholera, and became the world’s first epidemiologist. Thr...
£64.99
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