Health & Medicine

Conflicts in Health Policy - Edited by Bonnie Stabile, Introduced by Randy S. Clemons & Mark K. McBeth When conflicts arise in health policy, the insights of policy scholars can contribute to crafting solutions to seemingly intractable problems.   Beyond their mere technical attributes, health and medical policy issues require political acumen and policy knowledge to diagnose problems, inform debate, and devise…Read more Conflicts in Health Policy
Disaster Response: Medical and Health Policies - by Arnauld Nicogossian, Edited by Bonnie Stabile Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Disaster Response offers research and insights from medical professionals and policy scholars to help improve interventions and reduce suffering when disasters occur, whether they result from natural or human made threats.
Drinking-Water and Ice Supplies and Their Relations to Health and Disease: Filtration in the 1900s - by T. Mitchell Prudden MD Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Theophil Mitchell Prudden (1849-1924) wrote numerous medical books, focusing on rather mundane aspects of life and their connection to health, such as Story of the Bacteria (1889) and Dust and its Dangers (1891). Prudden was born in Connecticut and studied at Yale where…Read more Drinking-Water and Ice Supplies and Their Relations to Health and Disease: Filtration in the 1900s
Florence Nightingale: The Wounded Soldier’s Friend - by Eliza F. Pollard Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) is regarded as the founder of modern nursing. The Nightingale Museum in London includes such curiosities as the lantern she carried on her rounds to the wounded during the Crimean War, more than a thousand of her letters, and her pet owl,…Read more Florence Nightingale: The Wounded Soldier’s Friend
Growing Inequality: Bridging Complex Systems, Population Health, and Health Disparities - Editors: George A. Kaplan, Ana V. Diez Roux, Carl P. Simon, and Sandro Galea No single factor—but a system of intertwined causes — explains why America’s health is poorer than the health of other wealthy countries and why health inequities persist despite our efforts. Teasing apart the relationships between these many causes to find solutions…Read more Growing Inequality: Bridging Complex Systems, Population Health, and Health Disparities
Homeopathy: B.F. Bittinger’s Historical Sketch of Washington’s Hahnemann Monument  - Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace One of the more imposing monuments in Washington is not to a general or to a congressman but to a leader in the homeopathic movement. One may wonder whether homeopathic remedies are effective; there is not an iota of proof that the promises the movement makes are ever…Read more Homeopathy: B.F. Bittinger’s Historical Sketch of Washington’s Hahnemann Monument 
Nonprofit Organizations and Disaster: Individual, Organizational and Network Approaches to Emergency Management - Edited by Scott Robinson and Haley Murphy Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Disasters have become a more salient part of our life. Events ranging from terrorist attacks to major hurricanes to heatwaves can significantly disrupt our communities and place the most vulnerable among us at risk. The largest of these events—within seeming increasing frequency—test…Read more Nonprofit Organizations and Disaster: Individual, Organizational and Network Approaches to Emergency Management
Popular Guide to Homeopathy for Family and Private Use - by Smith & Worthington Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Many homeopathic guides have been created over time. This particular work is compiled from the standard works of Pulte, Laurie, Hempel, Ruddock, Burt, Verdi, and others, in order to offer twenty-eight homoeopathic remedies. Many quacks, charlatans and snake oil salesmen have roamed the world,…Read more Popular Guide to Homeopathy for Family and Private Use
Stories from the Diary of a Doctor: Snippets of Early Medicine and Life in England - by L. T. Meade and Clifford Halifax MD Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Clifford Halifax was actually the pseudonym of Edgar Beaumont (1860-1921). Interestingly, he used this name only when writing with L. T. Meade. Beaumont was indeed a physician operating in the UK and wrote a variety of works related to being…Read more Stories from the Diary of a Doctor: Snippets of Early Medicine and Life in England
The Early History of Surgery in Great Britain: Its Organization and Development - by G. Parker MA Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace G. Parker writes with authority and grace as he examines the early history of surgery. He begins at roughly the year 1000 and ends in 1850, highlighting what was then modern practice. As do other medical historians, he finds that the gruesome aftermath of…Read more The Early History of Surgery in Great Britain: Its Organization and Development
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