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Cancer Crossings
A Brother, His Doctors, and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia
Tim Wendel
When Eric Wendel was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 1966, the survival rate was 10 percent. Today, it is 90 percent. Even as politicians call for a "Cancer Moonshot," this accomplishment remains a pinnacle in cancer research.The author’s daughter, then a medical student at Georgetown Medical School, told her father about this...



The Changing Face of Medicine
Women Doctors and the Evolution of Health Care in America
Ann K. Boulis, Jerry A. Jacobs
The number of women practicing medicine in the United States has grown steadily since the late 1960s, with women now roughly at parity with men among entering medical students. Why did so many women enter American medicine? How are women faring...



Deadly River
Cholera and Cover-Up in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Ralph R. Frerichs
In Deadly River, Ralph R. Frerichs tells the story of the Haitian cholera epidemic, of a French disease detective determined to trace its origins so that he could help contain the spread and possibly eliminate the disease, and the political intrigue that has made that effort so difficult.



Digging Up Bones
Don R. Brothwell
Every year hundreds of human skeletal remains are brought to the surface by engineering works, quarrying or planned archaeological exploration. These remains provide vital clues to unraveling man's antiquity—their position and location, relation to...



Divining without Seeds
The Case for Strengthening Laboratory Medicine in Africa
Iruka N. Okeke
A forceful argument in favor of making diagnostic support a part of every drug delivery plan in Africa.



Embryo Politics
Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies
Thomas Banchoff
A comprehensive overview of political struggles about embryo research over four decades in four countries.



First, Do Less Harm
Confronting the Inconvenient Problems of Patient Safety
In First, Do Less Harm, twelve health care professionals and researchers plus two former patients look at patient safety from a variety of perspectives, finding many of the proposed solutions to be inadequate or impractical.



Inside Chronic Pain
An Intimate and Critical Account
Lous Heshusius
"With Lous Heshusius as a guide, pain patients can learn much about the perils of a modern health-care odyssey."—David B. Morris



Making Women Pay
The Hidden Costs of Fetal Rights
Rachel Roth
Once backed primarily by anti-abortion activists, fetal rights claims are now promoted by a wide range of interest groups in American society. Government and corporate policies to define and enforce fetal rights have become commonplace. These...



My Imaginary Illness
A Journey into Uncertainty and Prejudice in Medical Diagnosis
Chloë G. K. Atkins
My Imaginary Illness is the compelling story of Atkins's decades-long battle with a disease deemed imaginary, her frustration with a succession of doctors and diagnoses and her excruciating physical and emotional journey back to wellness.



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