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G.I. Nightingales: The Army Nurse Corps in World War II
By University Press Audiobooks
Weaving together information from official sources and personal interviews, Barbara Tomblin gives the first full-length account of the US Army Nurse Corps in the Second World War. She describes how over 60,000 army nurses, all volunteers, cared for s...
By Orion Publishing Group
At the beginning of the Second World War, medical experts predicted epidemics of physical and mental illness on the home front. Rationing would decimate the nation's health, they warned; drugs, blood and medical resources would be in short supply; ai...
Another Person's Poison: A History of Food Allergy
To some, food allergies seem like fabricated cries for attention. For others, they pose a dangerous health threat. Food allergies are bound up with so many personal and ideological concerns that it is difficult to determine what is medical and what i...
Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe
The emperor Justinian reunified Rome's fractured empire by defeating the Goths and Vandals who had separated Italy, Spain, and North Africa from imperial rule. At his capital in Constantinople, he built the world's most beautiful building, married th...
A Historical Reader: The New York Times and Madness, 1851-1922
The entire raison d'être for this mental health historical reader of the "paper of record", The New York Times, is to give the listener a window on the past and to include the listener on a journey of a time long ago. Seeing the original articles wr...
Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox
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ean: 9781470890902, isbn: 1470890909,
4.7 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
[Read by Patrick Cullen] Smallpox, the only infectious disease to have been eradicated, was one of the most terrifying of human scourges. It covered the skin with hideous, painful boils, killed a third of its victims, and left the survivors disfigure...
My Lobotomy: A Memoir
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ean: 9781400155361, isbn: 1400155363,
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A gut-wrenching memoir by a man who was lobotomized at the age of twelve.Assisted by journalist/novelist Charles Fleming, Howard Dully recounts a family tragedy whose Sophoclean proportions he could only sketch in his powerful 2005 broadcast on NPR's...
Wounded: A New History of the Western Front in World War I
The number of soldiers wounded in World War I is, in itself, devastating: over 21 million military wounded, and nearly 10 million killed. On the battlefield, the injuries were shocking, unlike anything those in the medical field had ever witnessed. T...
The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek
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ean: 9781684413669, isbn: 1684413664,
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John Harvey Kellogg was one of America's most beloved physicians; a bestselling author, lecturer, and health-magazine publisher; founder of the Battle Creek Sanitarium; and patron saint of the pursuit of wellness. His youngest brother, Will, was the ...
Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell, World War I Nurse (CD Audiobook)
By HenschelHAUS Publishing, Inc.
ean: 9781595984180, isbn: 1595984186,
Unabridged audiobook (14 CD set) of the compelling and award-winning historical novel, *Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell, World War I Nurse* (2nd edition). Read by Laura Jane Watling, who comes from Norwich, UK, the same village as Nurse Cavell. An inspi...
King of Hearts: The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery
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ean: 9781470889821, isbn: 147088982X,
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Few of the great stories of medicine are as palpably dramatic as the advent of open heart surgery, yet, until now, no one has brought to life all of the thrilling specifics of this triumph. G. Wayne Miller has dramatically and meticulously reconstruc...
Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS
ean: 9781515931409, isbn: 1515931404,
By investigating thousands of descriptions of epidemics reaching back before the fifth-century-BCE Plague of Athens to the distrust and violence that erupted with Ebola in 2014, Epidemics challenges a dominant hypothesis in the study of epidemics, th...
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