A Brief History of Medicine
From Hippocrates to Gene Therapy
From the birth of the scientific outlook in the sixth century BCE, when practitioners first began to rely upon observation and reason, to the race to map the human genome, Paul Strathern follows the development of medicine through the lives of individuals including Hippocrates, William Harvey and Alexander Fleming. This accessible volume offers essential insights into the history of medical practice and pays tribute to human perseverance and achievement.
Emma Jung, Her Marriage to Carl and the Early Years of Psychoanalysis
Long overshadowed by her husband, Emma Jung was a resourceful and intelligent woman who became a noted practitioner of psychoanalysis and made significant contributions to the early development of the movement. This book follows the twists and turns of the Jungs’ personal and professional lives together, from the penniless doctor’s first meeting with the teenage heiress, through the years when his numerous affairs and complex personality tested the marriage, to their achievement of greater harmony and understanding.
Atlas of Human Anatomy
An exhaustive visual guide to human anatomy and a revision aid for medical students and health professionals, the Atlas comprises around 700 pages of meticulously detailed, coloured drawings and diagrams, all clearly labelled using international anatomical terminology. The book starts with an overview of the human body, with subsequent sections arranged by major systems, from skin to organs of the senses. Translated from the Spanish.
The Untold Story of Psychiatry
Psychiatry in the 21st century can offer scientific, humane and effective treatments to patients suffering from mental illness: it was not always so. In this book Jeffrey Lieberman, the former president of the American Psychiatric Association, traces the history of ‘the black sheep of medicine’, from its beginnings as a mystic pseudoscience, through ludicrous theories and reckless therapies to breakthroughs such as the discovery of anti-psychotic drugs, brain-imaging technology and open-minded ‘pluralistic psychiatry’. American-cut pages.
Thomas Glass MD
Physician of Georgian Exeter
Born in Devon, Thomas Glass (1709-1786) trained in Leyden and moved to Exeter in 1740, then devoted the rest of his life to his work as a physician and to the people of Exeter. This biography provides a portrait of Glass as one of the pioneering doctors of his day.
The Story of Surgery
An Historical Commentary
Although first published over 50 years ago, Richardson's 'broad outline of the evolution of modern surgery' remains an absorbing account of great surgeons and surgical breakthroughs, written for both professional and general readers. The book covers all the major types of surgery and ranges in date from the discovery of anaesthesia to the first heart transplants, on the verge of modern practice. This new edition includes a great deal of new material, and a much expanded bibliography. Slightly off-mint.
An Introduction to the Analysis of Structured Data in Applications
Marlos AG Viana’s text combines notions of algebra and statistics and develops a systematic methodology to better explore many different data-analytic applications of symmetry. Cambridge Series in Statistical and Probabilistic Mathematics.