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Gesundheit!

By: Adams, Patch/Mylander, Maureen

Price: $4.00

Publisher: HEALING ARTS HOME:

Seller ID: 9780892817818

ISBN: 089281781X

Condition: USED


The inspiring and hilarious story of Patch Adams's quest to bring free health care to the world and to transform the way doctors practice medicine - Tells the story of Patch Adam's lifetime quest to transform the health care system - Released as a film from Universal Pictures, starring Robin Williams Meet Patch Adams, M.D., a social revolutionary who has devoted his career to giving away health care. Adams is the founder of the Gesundheit Institute, a home-based medical practice that has treated more than 15,000 people for free, and that is now building a full-scale hospital that w... View more info

Bones: The Unity of Form and Function

By: Alexander, R McNeill/Heck, Edw

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 9780025836754

ISBN: 0025836757

Condition: USED


Few objects in nature display the perfect unity of form and function found in the vertebrate skeleton. Ingeniously designed by the processes of evolution, bones are marvels of engineering.In tribute to both the beauty and mechanics of its subject, Bones explores the structure, material, and movement of bones. It examines the miraculous composition of bone material. It looks at the joints and muscle attachments that allow for movement, including such elaborate mechanisms as fish jaws, rattlesnake fangs, and a lion's retractable claws. It shows how the same bone is shaped to wildly differentl... View more info

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Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Mode

By: Aptowicz, Cristin

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9781592409259

ISBN: 1592409253

Condition: USED


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Powerful Medicines: The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs

By: Avorn, Jerry

Price: $8.00

Publisher: ALFRED A KNOPF: 4/10/2014

Seller ID: 9780375414831

ISBN: 0375414835

Condition: USED


If you believe that the latest blockbuster medication is worth a premium price over your generic brand, or that doctors have access to all the information they need about a drug's safety and effectiveness each time they write a prescription, Dr. Jerry Avorn has some sobering news. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of patient care, teaching, and research at Harvard Medical School, he shares his firsthand experience of the wide gap in our knowledge of the effectiveness of one medication as compared to another. In "Powerful Medicines, "he reminds us that every pill we take represents a delic... View more info

Dr James Barry A woman Ahead of Her Time

By: Barry/du Preez, Michael/Dronfi

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 9781780748313

ISBN: 1780748310

Condition: USED


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Forgive and Remember: Managing Medical Failure

By: Bosk, Charles L.

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780226066806

ISBN: 0226066800

Condition: USED


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American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less

By: Bradley, Elizabeth

Price: $8.00

Publisher: PUBLIC AFFAIRS:

Seller ID: 9781610395489

ISBN: 1610395484

Condition: USED


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Taking the Medicine: A Short History of Medicine's Beautiful Idea, and our Diffi

By: Burch, Druin

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9780701182786

ISBN: 0701182784

Condition: USED


Burch's controversial argument is that for most of human history medicine has been a catastrophe, and emphasizes how little and how much has changed, and how we need to make educated choices about the risks we swallow. Only then can the drugs of today and tomorrow save our lives. View more info

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Where Does It Hurt?: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Fixing Health Care

By: Bush, Jonathan

Price: $6.50

Publisher: PORTFOLIO:

Seller ID: 9781591846772

ISBN: 1591846773

Condition: USED


A bold new remedy for the sprawling and wasteful health care industry Where else but the doctor's office do you have to fill out a form on a clipboard? Have you noticed that hospital bills are almost unintelligible, except for the frightfully high dollar amount? And why is it that when you go to Starbucks, you get a wide range of choices and efficient service, while in health care . . . not so much? Jonathan Bush of athenahealth leads readers through the underbelly of American health care, which has missed the customer service revolution of the past two decades, while reflecting on h... View more info

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Brief History of the Mind

By: Calvin, William H.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 0195182480

ISBN: 0195182480

Condition: USED


This book looks back at the simpler versions of mental life in apes, Neanderthals, and our ancestors, back before our burst of creativity started 50,000 years ago. When you can't think about the future in much detail, you are trapped in a here-and-now existence with no "What if?" and "Why me?" William H. Calvin takes stock of what we have now and then explains why we are nearing a crossroads, where mind shifts gears again. The mind's big bang came long after our brain size stopped enlarging. Calvin suggests that the development of long sentences--what modern children do in their third yea... View more info

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Birth : The Surprising History of How We Are Born

By: Cassidy, Tina

Price: $6.99

Publisher: GROVE/ATLANTIC INC: 10/12/2009

Seller ID: 9780802143242

ISBN: 0802143245

Condition: USED


What is the best way to give birth? Find out in this wonderfully readable, encyclopedic history of Birth. It fills a large gap in the market and will appeal to all men and women who are starting a family, as well as to those who are simply curious. View more info

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Tripping over the Truth: How the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Is Overturning One o

By: Christofferson, Travis

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 9781603587297

ISBN: 1603587292

Condition: USED


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Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine

By: Collins, Francis S.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: PERENNIAL:

Seller ID: 9780061733185

ISBN: 0061733180

Condition: USED


A scientific and medical revolution has crept up on us. Twenty-one million Americans are affected by 6,000 so-called rare and orphan diseases, many of which are primarily attributable to misspelled genes. And virtually all diseases have a significant hereditary component. Diabetes, heart disease, the common cancers, mental illness, asthma, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, and more are having their secrets unlocked through DNA. Families that faced common problems, without hope, are now discovering a new world of understanding, treatment, and prevention. You owe it to yourself to learn about y... View more info

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Vaccine Nation: America's Changing Relationship with Immunization

By: Conis, Elena

Price: $12.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 9780226923765

ISBN: 0226923762

Condition: USED


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Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Me

By: Cooper, Thea/Ainsburg, Arthur

Price: $5.00

Publisher: GRIFFIN: 5/17/2017

Seller ID: 9780312611743

ISBN: 0312611749

Condition: USED


It is 1919 and Elizabeth Hughes, the eleven-year-old daughter of America's most-distinguished jurist and politician, Charles Evans Hughes, has been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. It is essentially a death sentence. The only accepted form of treatment - starvation - whittles her down to forty-five pounds skin and bones. Miles away, Canadian researchers Frederick Banting and Charles Best manage to identify and purify insulin from animal pancreases - a miracle soon marred by scientific jealousy, intense business competition and fistfights. In a race against time and a ravaging disease, Eliz... View more info

Anatomy of an Illness

By: Cousins, Norman

Price: $7.50

Publisher: 8/5/2013

Edition: 19

Seller ID: 0393012522

ISBN: 0393012522

Condition: USED


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Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic that Remains One of Medicine's Greatest Mysteries

By: Crosby, Molly

Price: $7.50

Publisher: BERKLEY PUB GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780425238738

ISBN: 0425238733

Condition: USED


A fascinating look at a bizarre, forgotten epidemic from the national bestselling author of "The American Plague." In 1918, a world war raged, and a lethal strain of influenza circled the globe. In the midst of all this death, a bizarre disease appeared in Europe. Eventually known as encephalitis lethargica, or sleeping sickness, it spread worldwide, leaving millions dead or locked in institutions. Then, in 1927, it disappeared as suddenly as it arrived. "Asleep," set in 1920s and '30s New York, follows a group of neurologists through hospitals and asylums as they try to solve this ep... View more info

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Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis

By: Daschle, Tom

Price: $6.00

Publisher: GRIFFIN:

Seller ID: 9780312561642

ISBN: 0312561644

Condition: USED


A much-needed and hard-hitting plan, from one of the great Democratic minds of our time, to reform America's broken health-care system. Undoubtedly, the biggest domestic policy issue in the coming years will be America's health-care system. Millions of Americans go without medical care because they can't afford it, and many others are mired in debt because they can't pay their medical bills. It's hard to think of another public policy problem that has lingered unaddressed for so long. Why have we failed to solve a problem that is such a high priority for so many citizens? Former Senat... View more info

Death of Cancer: After Fifty Years on the Front Lines of Medicine, a Pioneering

By: DeVita, Vincent

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 4/6/2017

Seller ID: 9780374135607

ISBN: 0374135606

Condition: USED


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Invisible Cure: Africa, The West, and the Fight Against Aids

By: Epstein, Helen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 9/8/2015

Seller ID: 9780374281526

ISBN: 0374281521

Condition: USED


In 1993, Helen Epstein, a scientist working with a biotechnology company searching for an AIDS vaccine, moved to Uganda, where she witnessed firsthand the suffering caused by the epidemic. Now, in her unsparing and illuminating account of this global disease, she describes how international health experts, governments, and ordinary Africans have struggled to understand the rapid and devastating spread of the disease in Africa, and traces the changes wrought by new medical developments and emerging political realities. It is an account of scientific discovery and intrigue with implications far ... View more info