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When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon
Mezrich, Joshua D.
(Hardcover)

67% off list price of $27.99

A gifted surgeon illuminates one of the most profound, awe-inspiring, and deeply affecting achievements of modern day medicine—the movement of organs between bodies—in this exceptional work of death and life that takes its place besides Atul Gawande’s Complications, Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emp...


Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
Kang, Lydia
(Hardcover)

66% off list price of $22.95

What won't we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Packed with outlandish cures and outright scams, Quackery is a visually rich, humorously macabre, smart, and lively journey into the dark side of medical history. Revisit a time when doctors prescribed morphine ...


The Great Influenza
Barry, John M.
(Paperback)

71% off list price of $17.00

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 th...


The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
Fitzharris, Lindsey
(Hardcover)

60% off list price of $27.00

The gripping story of how Joseph Lister’s antiseptic method changed medicine foreverIn The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery on the eve of profound transformation. She conjures up early operating theaters - no place for the s...


Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital
Oshinsky, David
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $17.00

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime vi...


Plagues and Peoples
McNeill, William H.
(Paperback)

61% off list price of $17.00

Plagues and Peoples is historian William McNeill's classic and radical interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact - political, demographic, ecological, and psychological - that disease has had on human history. From the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by th...


Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets
Dittrich, Luke
(Paperback)

64% off list price of $20.00

In 1953, a twenty-seven-year-old factory worker named Henry Molaison - who suffered from severe epilepsy - received a radical new version of the then-common lobotomy, targeting the most mysterious structures in the brain. The operation failed to eliminate Henry’s seizures, but it did have an unin...


The Heart Healers: The Misfits, Mavericks, and Rebels Who Created the Greatest Medical Breakthrough of Our Lives
Forrester, James
(Paperback)

61% off list price of $16.99

At one time, heart disease was a death sentence. In The Heart Healers, world renowned cardiologist Dr. James Forrester tells the story of the mavericks and rebels who defied the accumulated medical wisdom of the day to begin conquering heart disease. By the middle of the 20th century, heart disea...


Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry
Lieberman, Jeffrey A.
(Paperback)

64% off list price of $16.99

Psychiatry has come a long way since the days of chaining "lunatics" in cold cells. But, as Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, reveals in his eye-opening book, the path to legitimacy for "the black sheep of medicine" has been anything but smooth. Dr. Lieberman traces the field from its birth as a mystic pse...


The Mad Among Us: A History of the Care of America's Mentally Ill
Grob, Gerald N.
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $24.99

In the first comprehensive one-volume history of the treatment of the mentally ill, the foremost historian in the field compellingly recounts our various attempts to solve this ever-present dilemma from colonial times to the present. Gerald Grob charts the growth of mental hospitals in response ...


The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics
Coss, Stephen
(Hardcover)

74% off list price of $28.00

More than fifty years before the American Revolution, Boston was in revolt against the tyrannies of the Crown, Puritan Authority, and Superstition. This is the story of a fateful year that prefigured the events of 1776.In The Fever of 1721, Stephen Coss brings to life an amazing cast of character...


The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease
Wadman, Meredith
(Paperback)

66% off list price of $18.00

The epic and controversial story of a major breakthrough in cell biology that led to the conquest of rubella and other devastating diseases.Until the late 1960s, tens of thousands of American children suffered crippling birth defects if their mothers had been exposed to rubella, popularly known a...


Heart: A History
Jauhar, Sandeep
(Hardcover)

73% off list price of $27.00

For centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul. As the cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in Heart: A History, it was only recently that we demolished age-old tabo...


Heart: A History
Jauhar, Sandeep
(Hardcover)

63% off list price of $27.00

For centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul. As the cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in Heart: A History, it was only recently that we demolished age-old tabo...


Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain--and How It Changed the World
Zimmer, Carl
(Paperback)

70% off list price of $15.00

Chronicles the groundbreaking revelations and experiments that first recognized the brain and how it works. The author describes Thomas Willis as the founder of modern neurology in the 17th century and describes him as a fascinating and even sympathetic figure in history.


In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's
Jebelli, Joseph
(Hardcover)

76% off list price of $28.00

Alzheimer's is the great global epidemic of our time, affecting millions worldwide -- there are more than 5 million people diagnosed in the US alone. And as our population ages, scientists are working against the clock to find a cure.Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli is among them. His beloved grandf...


Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong
Offit, Paul A.
(Hardcover)

66% off list price of $26.00

What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction? History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating - and significant - missteps: from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as...


A Short History of Medicine
Parker, Steve
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $14.99

Immerse yourself in the history of medicine, a colorful story of skill, serendipity, mistakes, moments of genius, and dogged determination.From ancient ideas about anatomy to today's sophisticated gene therapies and robotic surgery, A Short History of Medicine combines riveting storytelling and ...


Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital
Oshinsky, David
(Hardcover)

76% off list price of $30.00

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine.Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime vic...


Hype: A Doctor's Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice - How to Tell What's Real and What's Not
Shapiro, Nina
(Hardcover)

73% off list price of $26.99

An engaging and informative look at the real science behind our most common beliefs and assumptions in the health sphereThere is a lot of misinformation thrown around these days, especially online. Headlines tell us to do this, not that--all in the name of living longer, better, thinner, younger....


The Danger Within Us: America's Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It
Lenzer, Jeanne
(Hardcover)

88% off list price of $28.00

Did you know . . . . - Medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death in America.- An estimated 10 percent of Americans are implanted with medical devices - like pacemakers, artificial hips, cardiac stents, etc.- The overwhelming majority of high-risk implanted devices have ne...


Patient H. M. A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets
Dittrich, Luke
(Hardcover)

80% off list price of $28.00

In 1953, a twenty-seven-year-old factory worker named Henry Molaison--who suffered from severe epilepsy--received a radical new version of the then-common lobotomy, targeting the most mysterious structures in the brain. The operation failed to eliminate Henry's seizures, but it did have an uninte...


Outbreak!: 50 Tales of Epidemics that Terrorized the World
Skwarecki, Beth
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $15.99

From ancient scourges to modern-day pandemics!Throughout history--even recent history--highly contagious, deadly, and truly horrible epidemics have swept through cities, countrysides, and even entire countries. Outbreak! catalogs fifty of those incidents in gruesome detail, including:• The Sweati...


The Medical Book
Pickover, Clifford A.
(Hardcover)

52% off list price of $29.95

Following his hugely successful "The Math Book" and "The Physics Book," Pickover now chronicles the advancement of medicine in 250 entertaining, illustrated landmark events.


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