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            Endell Street: The Trailblazing Women who Ran World War One's Most Remarkable Military Hospital
             

            Endell Street: The Trailblazing Women who Ran World War One's Most Remarkable Military Hospital (Hardback, Main)

            By Moore, Wendy

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              28 Apr 20

            The forgotten and inspiring story of a London hospital during the First World War which was staffed entirely by women.

            ISBN 9781786495846
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Invention of Surgery: A History of Modern Medicine: From the Renaissance to the Implant Revolution
             

            The Invention of Surgery: A History of Modern Medicine: From the Renaissance to the Implant Revolution (Hardback)

            By Schneider, David

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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 9781643133164
            Released NZ 24 Mar 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            • Pub Date
              15 May 20

            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
            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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            The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris
             

            The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris (Hardback)

            By Honigsbaum, Mark

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            A medical historian narrates the last century of scientific struggle against an enduring enemy: fast-spreading disease.

            ISBN 9780393254754
            Released NZ 19 Apr 2019
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium

            Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium (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 9781447286110
            Released NZ 14 May 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present
             

            Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Snowden, Frank M.

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            • Pub Date
              15 May 20

            A wide-ranging study that illuminates the connection between epidemic diseases and societal change, from the Black Death to the coronavirus

            ISBN 9780300256390
            Released NZ 15 May 2020
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Open Yale Courses
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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
            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 (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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            Why Talk About Madness?: Bringing History into the Conversation
               

            Why Talk About Madness?: Bringing History into the Conversation (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)

            By Coleborne, Catharine

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            This short, interventionist book argues for the value of historical perspectives on mental health, exploring how these histories can and should inform debates about mental healthcare today.

            ISBN 9783030210953
            Released NZ 2 Jan 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Mental Health in Historical Perspective
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