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 The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe Robert S. Gottfried Phyllis Corzine 9780029123706
A fascinating work of detective history, The Black Death traces the causes and far-reaching consequences of this infamous outbreak of plague that spread across the continent of Europe from 1347 to 1351.

A fascinating work of detective history, The Black Death traces the causes and far-reaching consequences of this infamous outbreak of plague that spread across the continent of...

cena: 615
    
The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe
 China Syndrome: The True Story of the 21st Century's First Great Epidemic Karl Taro Greenfeld 9780060587239

When the SARS virus broke out in China in January 2003, Karl Taro Greenfeld was the editor of Time Asia in Hong Kong, just a few miles from the epicenter of the outbreak. After vague, initial reports of terrified Chinese boiling vinegar to "purify" the air, Greenfeld and his staff soon found themselves immersed in the story of a lifetime.

Deftly tracking a mysterious viral...

cena: 382
    
China Syndrome: The True Story of the 21st Century's First Great Epidemic
 Quinine: Malaria and the Quest for a Cure That Changed the World Fiammetta Rocco 9780060959005
Quinine: The Jesuits discovered it. The Protestants feared it. The British vied with the Dutch for it, and the Nazis seized it. Because of quinine, medicine, warfare, and exploration were changed forever.

For more than one thousand years, there was no cure for malaria. In 1623, after ten cardinals and hundreds of their attendants died in Rome while electing Urban VII the new pope, he...

cena: 382
    
Quinine: Malaria and the Quest for a Cure That Changed the World
 Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine John Abramson 9780061344763

Using the examples of Vioxx, Celebrex, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and anti-depressants, Overdosed America shows that at the heart of the current crisis in American medicine lies the commercialization of medical knowledge itself.

Drawing on his background in statistics, epidemiology, and health policy, John Abramson, M.D., reveals the ways in which the drug companies have...

cena: 382
    
Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine
 The Eradication of Smallpox: Edward Jenner and the First and Only Eradication of a Human Infectious Disease Herve Bazin H. Bazin Hervi Bazin 9780120834754

Simply, and with great humanity, The Eradication of Smallpox tells the story of smallpox - it's origins, the horror of the disease, and the millions of people killed or disfigured by it. During the 18th and 19th centuries, it is estimated that one out of every ten people died from the disease; some say one out of every seven. Smallpox attacked very young children in particular.

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cena: 1991
    
The Eradication of Smallpox: Edward Jenner and the First and Only Eradication of a Human Infectious Disease
 The Cholesterol Wars: The Skeptics Vs. the Preponderance of Evidence Daniel Steinberg 9780123739797
Today, in the era of the statins (cholesterol lowering drugs), there is no longer any doubt about the value of lowering blood cholesterol levels. The Cholesterol Wars chronicles the controversy that swirled around the 'lipid hypothesis' of atherosclerosis for so many years. In fact, 'the lower the better' is the position of many clinicians. However, getting to this point has been a long...
cena: 1743
    
The Cholesterol Wars: The Skeptics Vs. the Preponderance of Evidence
 Tropical Medicine: An Illustrated History of the Pioneers Gordon Cook 9780123739919
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...
cena: 1402
    
Tropical Medicine: An Illustrated History of the Pioneers
 Paul Ehrlich's Receptor Immunology:: The Magnificent Obsession Arthur M. Silverstein 9780126437652
Paul Ehrlich's Receptor Immunology: The Magnificent Obsession describes the background to Paul Ehrlich's immunological works and theories and delves into the substance of his experiments in great detail. By exploring these early developments in immunology, the book lays the foundation for modern concepts, providing immunologists, biomedical researchers, and students the context for the...
cena: 2611
    
Paul Ehrlich's Receptor Immunology:: The Magnificent Obsession
 The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History John M. Barry 9780143036494
The definitive account of the 1918 Flu Epidemic. -Monumental--Chicago Tribune.
At the height of WWI, history's most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death...
cena: 474
    
The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History
 Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine William Silverman 9780192630889
The essays in Where's the Evidence examine the dilemmas that have aris en as the result of medicine's unprecedented increase in technical pow ers. How do doctors draw the line between "knowing" (the acquisition o f new medical information) and doing" (the application of that new kno wledge)? What are the long-term consequences of responding to the dema nd that physicians always do everything that...
cena: 2127
    
Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine
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