Doctoring the Mind: Why psychiatric treatments fail



Why is the Western world’s treatment of mental illness so flawed? Who really benefits from psychiatry? And why would a patient in Nigeria have a much greater chance of recovery than one in the UK? This title reveals the truths behind the system of mental health care in the West.New
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Ancient Medicine (Sciences of Antiquity)



Ancient Medicine The first edition of Ancient Medicine was the most complete examination of the medicine of the ancient world for a hundred years. The new edition includes the key discoveries made since the first edition, especially from important texts discovered in recent finds of papyri and manuscripts, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey available. Vivian Nutton pays particular attention to… Full description

Ancient Medicine (Sciences of Antiquity)



Ancient Medicine The first edition of Ancient Medicine was the most complete examination of the medicine of the ancient world for a hundred years. The new edition includes the key discoveries made since the first edition, especially from important texts discovered in recent finds of papyri and manuscripts, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey available. Vivian Nutton pays particular attention to… Full description

The Cutter Incident: How America’s First Polio Vaccine Led to the Growing V…



Vaccines have saved more lives than any other single medical advance. This book recounts a devastating episode in 1955 at Cutter Laboratories in Berkeley, California, that has led many pharmaceutical companies to abandon vaccine manufacture. It offers a full account of the Cutter disaster.New
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Esslingen Am Neckar Im System Von Zwangssterilisation Und ‘Euthanasie’ Wahr…



Rassenpolitische Massnahmen wie Zwangssterilisation und die Ermordung der wegen einer Erkrankung oder Behinderung asylierten Personen betrafen auch Menschen mit Bezug zu Esslingen. Die Studie untersucht umfassend und methodisch neuartig die verschiedenen Umsetzungsebenen einer eugenischen Bevolkerungspolitik in einer Kommune und bezieht die lokalen Akteure – Tater und Opfer – mit ein. Sie leistet damit sowohl einen Beitrag zur Forschung als auch zum Gedenken an die Opfer, deren…

World Epidemics: A Cultural Chronology of Disease from Prehistory to the Er…



World Epidemics This chronology gives entries on the impact upon human culture of epidemic illness and death throughout history. From the bone deposits suggesting yaws bacteria on a femur from 498,000 BCE, to an outbreak of sudden acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003, the work covers demographics, symptoms, community health, nursing, study, prevention, treatment and the control of disease throughout history. Full description