The True History of the Elephant Man



Through physical deformities which were almost impossible to describe, Joseph Merrick spent much of his life exhibited as a fairground freak until even 19th century sensibilities could take no more. This is the story of a tragic individual and his survival against the odds in Victorian England.New
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De kunst van het snijden (Dutch Edition)


De bloederige, huiveringwekkende horrorwereld van de 19e-eeuwse geneeskunde

 

De 19e-eeuwse chirurgie was ronduit schokkend. In anatomische theaters opereerden chirurgen op een brute, razendsnelle manier onder het oog van publiek. Operaties werden zonder verdovingsmiddelen uitgevoerd, en het grootste deel van de patiënten overleed na afloop aan infecties. Tot de jonge chirurg Joseph Lister de geschiedenis van de geneeskunde voorgoed veranderde, dankzij de kiemtheorie en ontsmettingsmiddelen.

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History of the Great Influenza Pandemics, A: Death, Panic and Hysteria, 183…



Influenza was the great killer of the nineteenth and twentieth century. The so called ‘Russian flu’ killed about 1 million people across Europe in 1889 – including the second-in-line to the British throne, the Duke of Clarence. The Spanish flu of 1918, meanwhile, would kill 50 million people – nearly 3% of the world’s population. Here, Mark Honigsbaum outlines the history of influenza in the period, and describes how the fear of disease permeated Victorian culture. These fears…

An Unnatural History of Emerging Infections



This book traces the social and environmental determinants of human infectious diseases from the Neolithic to the present day. Despite recent high profile discoveries of new pathogens, the major determinants of these emerging infections are ancient and recurring. These include changing modes of subsistence, shifting populations, environmental disruptions, and social inequalities. The recent labeling of the term “re-emerging infections” reflects a re-emergence, not
so much of the diseases…