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By Clara Winston, Richard Winston, C. W Ceram. 1971
A wide-ranging account of the development of North American archaeology, with particular emphasis on early man, the Southwest, the American… Indian, and the mound builders. 1971. Uniform title: Der erste Amerikaner.
By Carol Colman, Marianne J Legato. 1992
This guide to caring for the female heart discusses the role estrogen may play in preventing coronary artery disease (CAD)… in premenopausal women. The authors offer recommendations for preventing CAD and other things that can "go wrong," presenting information on exercise, diet, medications, and stress. The changes of the heart during pregnancy are also discussed. 1992.
By Lynne McTaggart. 2002
The author reveals a radical new biological paradigm - that on our most fundamental level, the human mind and body… are not distinct and separate from their environment, but a pulsating power constantly interacting with this vast energy sea. There may be such a thing as a life force. 2002.
By Susan P Halpern. 2004
A cancer survivor and psychotherapist addresses how individuals can best respond with sensitivity and compassion to a sick friend or… relative. Demonstrates making a potentially awkward situation more comfortable through effective speech and behaviour. Includes suggestions for talking to children about illness. 2004.
By Margaret A Somerville. 2000
As science and technology continue to advance, many moral and ethical questions begin to arise. The author, a leading authority… on medicine, ethics and law, presents an examination of the various ethical concerns human society is currently facing. Addressing everything from cloning to genetically modified foods, this volume illuminates some of the most controversial and pressing issues of our time.
By Edward Shorter. 1987
A history of medical advances made in the United States from 1887 to the present, and the relationship among academia,… industry and government that made these advances possible. 1987. Uniform title: Health century (television program)
By Michael Bliss. 1982
The discovery of insulin in 1922 was one of the most significant medical breakthroughs of the century and one of… the most controversial. Bliss examines the research of, and the rivalry within, the team of Banting, Best, Collip, and Macleod.
By Miriam Shuchman. 2005
In August 1998, a doctor named Nancy Olivieri, working with young people who suffered from a rare blood disorder, discovered… serious problems with an experimental drug manufactured by Apotex. Though her research contract required her to remain silent, she decided she had no choice but to warn the patients involved in the trials, while Apotex reacted by cancelling her research and slamming her reputation. The Olivieri affair spawned two inquiries and multiple lawsuits, which revealed the weaknesses in medical research as well as a story of scientific rivalry and revenge. Some strong language. 2005.
By R. D Laing. 1990
By Andrew Lockie, Nicola Geddes, David S Riley. 1995
A consumers' guide to homeopathy, it reveals the key principles and history of homeopathy, and explains how we are categorized… into "constitutional" types according to our physical and emotional characteristics. Including a self-assessment questionnaire, an index of remedies, and ailment charts showing which remedies to take for everyday health problems such as insomnia, anxiety, eczema, and toothaches. 1995.
By David Waltner-Toews. 2007
All the big killer diseases - measles, tuberculosis, and smallpox - have come to us from animals and have decided… they like us better. Other diseases, such as rabies, poker players' pneumonia, and dum-dum fever, visit us now and then, but they really prefer their animal homes, while "emerging" diseases, like mad cow disease, SARS, and avian flu, have dropped in to check us out; but we don't know whether they will take up permanent residence or if they are just passing through. Presents the various groups of animal diseases, explains what it is about our lifestyle and our environment that encourages them to visit, and offers suggestions for how to keep them at bay. 2007.
By Charles Graeber. 2018
Charles Graeber details the discovery of cancer's secret weakness, and how a new generation of scientists finally cracked the code… on how the human immune system can fight and beat the disease. 2018.
In this course, Howard University professor John K. Young takes audiences through the microscope on a journey of discovery into… the world of cells and tissues, where a complex scheme of activity is taking place all the time, literally just beneath the surface. 2007.
By Judith Glassman. 1983
Research psychiatrist explains the medical case studies that illustrate neuroplasticity - the brain's ability to change its own structure and… function. Relates the examples of a gifted woman who compensated for her multiple learning disabilities and of congenitally blind people who learned to perceive objects. Bestseller. 2007.
By John Evangelist Walsh. 1982
Describes the archeological exploration begun in 1939 in Rome to unearth the lost remains of St. Peter. Details the excavations… under St. Peter's Basilica, the uncovering of the tomb, and the historical and archeological evidence indicating that the discovered bones are those of St. Peter. 1982.
By Martha Barnette. 1987
The family of the second artificial heart recipient tells the dramatic story of their participation in an extraordinary medical experiment.… Details the day-to-day events, including post-operative setbacks, unrelenting scrutiny by the press, confrontations with the surgeon, and their own struggle to cope. 1987.
By Jonathan Eig. 2014
Immersed in radical feminist politics, scientific ingenuity, establishment opposition, and, ultimately, a sea change in social attitudes, this is the… fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century. 2014.
By Walter Alvarez. 1997
A geologist recalls the first scientific proposals of the theory that a large asteroid or comet had collided with Earth… sixty-five million years ago, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs. Describes the vehement debate that followed, the accumulation of evidence, and the discovery of a crater beneath the Yucatan peninsula that appears to substantiate the impact claim. c1997.
By Ray Moynihan, Alan Cassels. 2006
In this hard-hitting indictment of the pharmaceutical industry, the authors show how drug companies are systematically using their dominating influence… in the world of medical science to widen the very boundaries that define illness. Mild problems are redefined as serious illness, and common complaints are labeled as medical conditions requiring drug treatments. Reveals how expanding the boundaries of illness and lowering the threshold for treatments is creating millions of new patients and billions in new profits, in turn threatening to bankrupt national healthcare systems all over the world. 2006.