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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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            The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
             

            The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Barry, John M.

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            At the height of WWI, history's most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. This work brings us up to speed on the terrible threat of the avian flu and suggests way...s in which we might head off another flu pandemic.
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            ISBN 9780143036494
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2006
            Publisher Penguin
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            Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer

            Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer (Paperback)

            By Aktipis, Athena

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            A fundamental and groundbreaking reassessment of how we view and manage cancer When we think of the forces driving cancer, we don't necessarily think of evolution. But evolution and cancer are closely linked, for the historical processes that created life also created cancer. The... Cheating Cell delves into this extraordinary relationship, and shows that by understanding cancer's evolutionary origins, researchers can come up with more effective, revolutionary treatments. Athena Aktipis goes back billions of years to explore when unicellular forms became multicellular organisms. Within these bodies of cooperating cells, cheating ones arose, overusing resources and replicating out of control, giving rise to cancer. Aktipis illustrates how evolution has paved the way for cancer's ubiquity, and why it will exist as long as multicellular life does. Even so, she argues, this doesn't mean we should give up on treating cancer'in fact evolutionary approaches offer new and promising options for the disease's treatment and prevention that aim at long-term management rather than simply eradication. Looking across species'from sponges and cacti to dogs and elephants'we are discovering new mechanisms of tumor suppression and the many ways that multicellular life-forms have evolved to keep cancer under control. By accepting that cancer is a part of our biological past, present, and future'and that we cannot win a war against evolution'treatments can become smarter, more strategic, and more humane. Unifying the latest research from biology, ecology, medicine, and social science, The Cheating Cell challenges us to rethink cancer's fundamental nature and our relationship to it.
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            ISBN 9780691207865
            Released NZ 15 May 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages
             

            Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages (Paperback, Main)

            By Hartnell, Jack

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            Dripping with blood and gold, fetishized and tortured, gateway to earthly delights and point of contact with the divine, forcibly divided and powerful even beyond death, there was no territory more contested than the body in the medieval world. In Medieval Bodies, art historian J...ack Hartnell uncovers the complex and fascinating ways in which the people of the Middle Ages thought about, explored and experienced their physical selves. In paintings and reliquaries that celebrated the - sometimes bizarre - martyrdoms of saints, the sacred dimension of the physical left its mark on their environment. In literature and politics, hearts and heads became powerful metaphors that shaped governance and society in ways that are still visible today. And doctors and natural philosophers were at the centre of a collision between centuries of sophisticated medical knowledge, and an ignorance of physiology as profound as its results were gruesome. Like a medieval pageant, this striking and unusual history brings together medicine, art, poetry, music, politics, cultural and social history and philosophy to reveal what life was really like for the men and women who lived and died in the Middle Ages. Medieval Bodies is published in association with Wellcome Collection.
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            ISBN 9781781256800
            Released NZ 20 May 2019
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Wellcome Collection
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            How The Brain Lost Its Mind: Sex, Hysteria and the Riddle of Mental Illness

            How The Brain Lost Its Mind: Sex, Hysteria and the Riddle of Mental Illness (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Ropper, Allan; Burrell, Brian David

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            The remarkable, intertwined histories of neurology, psychiatry, neurosyphilis and hysteria, by the authors of the Sunday Times top ten bestseller Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole.

            ISBN 9781786491817
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
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            The Invention of Surgery
             

            The Invention of Surgery (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Schneider, David

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            • Pub Date
              25 Aug 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 9781529362244
            Released NZ 25 Aug 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Carville's Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice
             

            Carville's Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice (Hardback)

            By Fessler, Pam

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              4 Aug 20

            The unknown story of the only leprosy colony in the continental United States, and the thousands of Americans who were exiled-hidden away with their shameful disease.

            ISBN 9781631495038
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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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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            Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium

            Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Inglis, Lucy

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            A compelling and comprehensive history of opium, a drug that has both healed and harmed since civilization began.

            ISBN 9781447285779
            Released NZ 14 Aug 2018
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Invention of Surgery
             

            The Invention of Surgery (Hardback)

            By Schneider, David

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              20 Aug 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 20 Aug 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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