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            Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future

            Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Oldstone, Michael B. A.

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            In Viruses, Plagues, and History, virologist Michael Oldstone explains the scientific principles of viruses and epidemics while relating the past and present history of the major and recurring viral threats to human health, and how they have influenced human events.

            ISBN 9780190056780
            Released NZ 17 Oct 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Invention of Surgery
             

            The Invention of Surgery (Hardback)

            By Schneider, Dr David

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            • Pub Date
              27 Oct 20

            A fascinating history of the practice of surgery from one of the leading figures in the field, chronicling centuries of scientific breakthroughs by the discipline's most dynamic, pioneering doctors.

            ISBN 9781529362237
            Released NZ 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Overkill: when modern medicine goes too far
              

            Overkill: when modern medicine goes too far (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Offit, Dr Paul

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            • Pub Date
              12 Nov 20

            Is lowering your temperature when you have a fever helpful? Do you really need to finish every round of antibiotics? Or could some of the treatments you think are healing you actually be harming you? Medicine has significantly advanced in the last few decades. But while we have l...earned a lot, we still rely on medical interventions that are vastly out of date and can adversely affect our health. In this game-changing book, infectious-disease expert and Rotavirus vaccine inventor Dr Offit highlights fifteen common medical interventions still recommended and practised by medical professionals, despite clear evidence that they are harmful - including the treatment of acid reflux in babies and the reliance on heart stents and knee surgery. By presenting medical alternatives, Overkill gives patients invaluable information to help them ask their doctors better questions and to advocate for their own health.
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            ISBN 9781913348151
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated History
              

            Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated History (Hardback)

            By DK

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            ISBN 9780241225967
            Released NZ 19 Sep 2016
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Medicine: A Graphic History

            Medicine: A Graphic History (Paperback)

            Text by Fabiani, Jean-Noel; By (artist) Bercovici, Philippe

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            In the Middle Ages, surgery was performed by barbers, owing to their skill with sharp instruments. In the mid-19th century, a grand exhibition of the effects of laughing gas inadvertently led to the discovery of anaesthesia. Three decades later, Louis Pasteur enjoyed a crucial br...eakthrough in his search for vaccinations because his assistant decided, against his orders, to take a vacation. In Medicine: A Graphic History, surgeon and professor of medical history Jean-Noel Fabiani stitches together the most significant and intriguing episodes from the history of medicine, from chance breakthroughs to hard-fought scientific discoveries. Spanning centuries and crossing continents, this fast-paced and yet rigorously detailed graphic novel guides us through one of the most wondrous strands of human history, covering everything from blood-letting to organ donation, x-rays to prosthetics.
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            ISBN 9781910593790
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life
              

            Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

            By Warraich, Haider; Read by Ross, Jonathan Todd

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            There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today's modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the con...versation about death and dying started by Dr. Sherwin Nuland and Atul Gawande. Dr. Warraich takes a broader look at how we die today, from the cellular level up to the very definition of death itself. The most basic aspects of dying - the whys, wheres, whens, and hows - are almost nothing like what they were mere decades ago. Beyond its ecology, epidemiology, and economics, the very ethos of death has changed. Modern Death, Dr. Warraich's debut book, will explore the rituals and language of dying that have developed in the last century, and how modern technology has not only changed the hows, whens, and wheres of death, but the what of death. Delving into the vast body of research on the evolving nature of death, Modern Death will provide listeners with an enriched understanding of how death differs from the past, what our ancestors got right, and how trends and events have transformed this most final of human experiences. Cover design by Jeremy Fink.
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            ISBN 9781543602432
            Released NZ 16 May 2017
            Publisher Audible Studios on Brilliance
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            Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life
             

            Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life (Hardback)

            By Warraich, Haider

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            There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today s modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the con...versation about death and dying started by Dr. Sherwin Nuland s classic How We Die: Reflections on Life s Final Chapter, and Atul Gawande s recent sensation, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Dr. Warraich takes a broader look at how we die today, from the cellular level up to the very definition of death itself. The most basic aspects of dying the whys, wheres, whens, and hows are almost nothing like what they were mere decades ago. Beyond its ecology, epidemiology, and economics, the very ethos of death has changed. Modern Death, Dr. Warraich s debut book, will explore the rituals and language of dying that have developed in the last century, and how modern technology has not only changed the hows, whens, and wheres of death, but the what of death. Delving into the vast body of research on the evolving nature of death, Modern Death will provide readers with an enriched understanding of how death differs from the past, what our ancestors got right, and how trends and events have transformed this most final of human experiences.
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            ISBN 9781250104588
            Released NZ 7 Feb 2017
            Publisher St. Martin's Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Pandemic Century: A History of Global Contagion from the Spanish Flu to Covid-19

            The Pandemic Century: A History of Global Contagion from the Spanish Flu to Covid-19 (Paperback)

            By Honigsbaum, Mark

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            A Financial Times Best Book of the Year The most timely and informative history book you will read this year, tracing a century of pandemics, with a new chapter on COVID-19. Ever since the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, scientists have dreamed of preventing catastrophic outbrea...ks of infectious disease.
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            ISBN 9780753558287
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Pandemic 1918: The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History
             

            Pandemic 1918: The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History (Paperback)

            By Arnold, Catharine

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            The influenza epidemic of 1918 was the greatest human disaster of the 20th century and most likely in all recorded history. This is a moving, unique and highly prescient history, filled with eye-witness accounts.

            ISBN 9781789292930
            Released NZ 21 May 2020
            Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Invention of Surgery

            The Invention of Surgery (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Schneider, Dr David

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A fascinating history of the practice of surgery from one of the leading figures in the field, chronicling centuries of scientific breakthroughs by the discipline's most dynamic, pioneering doctors.

            ISBN 9781529362244
            Released NZ 25 Aug 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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