• 30-Second Medicine: 50 Crucial Milestones, Treatments & Technologies in the History of Health Explained in Half a Minute
    30-Second Medicine: 50 Crucial Milestones, Treatments & Technologies in the History of Health Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781782404552
    Title: 30-Second Medicine: 50 Crucial Milestones, Treatments & Technologies in the History of Health Explained in Half a Minute
    Author: FINN GABRIELLE M.

    What does the Hippocratic oath actually say? Who originally discovered antibiotics? And is it true that technology now allows reconstructive surgery to use customized 3D-printed body parts? Find out the answers to these questions and many others in 30-Second Medicine, an intriguing visit to the world of illness and those who treat it. It takes the reader on an engrossing journey from the first "medicines", drawn direct from the natural world , to today's keyhole surgery, bionic limbs, and breakthrough drug treatments. It's an essential and engaging read for anyone who wants to know more about the contemporary state of medicine, and where it may go next.


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    Price: $23.00
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  • Acid Dreams the Complete Social History of Lsd <BR>- The CIA, the Sixties, & Beyond
    Acid Dreams the Complete Social History of Lsd
    - The CIA, the Sixties, & Beyond
    ISBN: 9780802130624
    Title: Acid Dreams the Complete Social History of Lsd
    - The CIA, the Sixties, & Beyond
    Author: LEE MARTIN A

    Acid Dreams is the complete social history of LSD and the counterculture it helped to define in the sixties. Martin Lee and Bruce Shlain's exhaustively researched and astonishing account -- part of it gleaned from secret government files -- tells how the CIA became obsessed with LSD as an espionage weapon during the early 1950s and launched a massive covert research program, in which countless unwitting citizens were used as guinea pigs. Though the CIA was intent on keeping the drug to itself, it ultimately couldn't prevent it from spreading into the popular culture; here LSD had a profound impact and helped spawn a political and social upheaval that changed the face of America. From the clandestine operations of the government to the escapades of Timothy Leary, Abbie Hoffman, Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters, Allen Ginsberg, and many others, Acid Dreams provides an important and entertaining account that goes to the heart of a turbulent period in our history.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy & the Power to Heal
    Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy & the Power to Heal
    ISBN: 9780147516374
    Title: Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy & the Power to Heal
    Author: SHRODER TOM

    Despite the illegal status of psychedelic drugs, many Americans are already familiar with their effects. Yet while LSD and MDMA (better known as Ecstasy) have proven extraordinarily effective in treating anxiety disorders such as PTSD, they remain off-limits to the millions who might benefit from them. Through the stories of three very different men, award-winning journalist Tom Shroder covers the drugs' roller-coaster history. At a moment when popular opinion is rethinking the potential benefits of some illegal drugs, Acid Test is a fascinating and informative must-read.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy & the Power to Heal
    Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy & the Power to Heal
    ISBN: 9780399162794
    Title: Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy & the Power to Heal
    Author: SHRODER TOM

    It's no secret that psychedelic drugs have the ability to cast light on the miraculous reality hidden within our psyche. Almost immediately after the discovery of LSD less than a hundred years ago, psychedelics began to play a crucial role in the quest to understand the link between mind and matter. With an uncanny ability to reveal the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness, LSD and MDMA (better known as Ecstasy) have proven extraordinarily effective in treating anxiety disorders such as PTSD--yet the drugs remain illegal for millions of people who might benefit from them.
    Anchoring Tom Shroder's "Acid Test "are the stories of Rick Doblin, the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), who has been fighting government prohibition of psychedelics for more than thirty years; Michael Mithoefer, a former emergency room physician, now a psychiatrist at the forefront of psychedelic therapy research; and his patient Nicholas Blackston, a former Marine who has suffered unfathomable mental anguish from the effects of brutal combat experiences in Iraq. All three men are passionate, relatable people; each flawed, each resilient, and each eccentric, yet very familiar and very human.
    "Acid Test "covers the first heady years of experimentation in the fifties and sixties, through the backlash of the seventies and eighties, when the drug subculture exploded and uncontrolled use of street psychedelics led to a PR nightmare that created the drug stereotypes of the present day. Meticulously researched and astoundingly informative, this is at once a personal story of intertwining lives against an epic backdrop, and a compelling argument for the unprecedented healing properties of drugs that have for decades been characterized as dangerous, illicit substances.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00
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  • Adventures in Human Being
    Adventures in Human Being
    ISBN: 9781781253410
    Title: Adventures in Human Being
    Author: FRANCIS GAVIN

    We have a lifetime's association with our bodies, but for many of us they remain uncharted territory. In Adventures in Human Being, Gavin Francis leads the reader on a journey through health and illness, offering insights on everything from the ribbed surface of the brain to the secret workings of the heart and the womb; from the pulse of life at the wrist to the unique engineering of the foot. Drawing on his own experiences as a doctor and GP, he blends first-hand case studies with reflections on the way the body has been imagined and portrayed over the millennia. If the body is a foreign country, then to practise medicine is to explore new territory: Francis leads the reader on an adventure through what it means to be human. Both a user's guide to the body and a celebration of its elegance, this book will transform the way you think about being alive, whether in sickness or in health.Published in association with Wellcome Collection.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • After a Stroke: 500 Tips for Living Well
    After a Stroke: 500 Tips for Living Well
    ISBN: 9781936303960
    Title: After a Stroke: 500 Tips for Living Well
    Author: HUTTON CLEO


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    Price: $35.00
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  • Am I My Genes Confronting Fate & Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing
    Am I My Genes Confronting Fate & Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing
    ISBN: 9780199837168
    Title: Am I My Genes Confronting Fate & Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing
    Author: KLITZMAN ROBERT L

    In the fifty years since DNA was discovered, we have seen extraordinary advances. For example, genetic testing has rapidly improved the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as Huntington's, cystic fibrosis, breast cancer, and Alzheimer's. But with this new knowledge comes difficultdecisions for countless people, who wrestle with fear about whether to get tested, and if so, what to do with the results. Am I My Genes? shows how real individuals have confronted these issues in their daily lives. Robert L. Klitzman interviewed 64 people who faced Huntington's Disease, breast and ovarian cancer, or Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. The book describes - often in the person's own words - how each haswrestled with the vast implications that genetics has for their lives and their families. Klitzman shows how these men and women struggle to make sense of their predicament and its causes. They confront a series of quandaries - whether to be tested; whether to disclose their genetic risks toparents, siblings, spouses, offspring, friends, doctors, insurers, employers, and schools; how to view and understand themselves and their genetics; what treatments, if any, to pursue; whether to have children, adopt, screen embryos, or abort; and whether to participate in genetic communities. In the face of these uncertainties, they have tried to understand these tests and probabilities, avoid fatalism, anxiety, despair, and discrimination, and find hope, meaning, and a sense of wholeness. Forced to wander through a wilderness of shifting sands, they chart paths that many others mayeventually follow. Klitzman captures here the voices of pioneers, some of the first to encounter the personal dilemmas introduced by modern genetics. Am I My Genes? is an invaluable account of their experience, one that will become all the more common in the coming years.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
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  • Anaesthesia A Very  Short Introduction
    Anaesthesia A Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780199584543
    Title: Anaesthesia A Very Short Introduction
    Author: ODONNELL AIDEN

    What do anaesthetists do? How does anaesthesia work? What are the risks? And how does the anaesthetist know if you are really asleep? Anaesthesia is a mysterious and sometimes threatening process. In this Very Short Introduction, Aidan O'Donnell takes the reader on a tour through the whole of the modern anaesthetic practice. He begins by explaining general anaesthesia: what it is, how it is produced, and how it differs from natural sleep and other forms of unconsciousness. He goes on to consider the main categories of anaesthetic drugs, including anaesthetic vapours, intravenous agents, muscle relaxants, andanalgesics, together with explanations of how they work and what their purpose is. Set against the historical background of anaesthetic and surgical practice, O'Donnell examines the large role anaesthetists play in specialised areas such as intensive care medicine, pain medicine, and childbirth; and finally, he considers the risks of anaesthesia, putting in to context that anaesthesia is a very safe process.


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    Price: $21.00
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  • Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets Psychiatric Drugs & the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
    Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets Psychiatric Drugs & the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
    ISBN: 9780307452429
    Title: Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets Psychiatric Drugs & the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
    Author: WHITAKER ROBERT

    In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? Every day, 1,100 adults and children are added to the government disability rolls because they have become newly disabled by mental illness, with this epidemic spreading most rapidly among our nationÔÇÖs children. What is going on? Anatomy of an Epidemic challenges readers to think through that question themselves. First, Whitaker investigates what is known today about the biological causes of mental disorders. Do psychiatric medications fix ÔÇ£chemical imbalancesÔÇØ in the brain, or do they, in fact, create them? Researchers spent decades studying that question, and by the late 1980s, they had their answer. Readers will be startled-and dismayed-to discover what was reported in the scientific journals. Then comes the scientific query at the heart of this book: During the past fifty years, when investigators looked at how psychiatric drugs affected long- term outcomes, what did they find? Did they discover that the drugs help people stay well? Function better? Enjoy good physical health? Or did they find that these medications, for some paradoxical reason, increase the likelihood that people will become chronically ill, less able to function well, more prone to physical illness? This is the first book to look at the merits of psychiatric medications through the prism of long-term results. Are long-term recovery rates higher for medicated or unmedicated schizophrenia patients? Does taking an antidepressant decrease or increase the risk that a depressed person will become disabled by the disorder? Do bipolar patients fare better today than they did forty years ago, or much worse? When the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) studied the long-term outcomes of children with ADHD, did they determine that stimulants provide any benefit? By the end of this review of the outcomes literature, readers are certain to have a haunting question of their own: Why have the results from these long-term studies-all of which point to the same startling conclusion-been kept from the public? In this compelling history, Whitaker also tells the personal stories of children and adults swept up in this epidemic. Finally, he reports on innovative programs of psychiatric care in Europe and the United States that are producing good long-term outcomes. Our nation has been hit by an epidemic of disabling mental illness, and yet, as Anatomy of an Epidemic reveals, the medical blueprints for curbing that epidemic have already been drawn up.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
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  • Apprentice to Genius The Making of a Scientific Dynasty
    Apprentice to Genius The Making of a Scientific Dynasty
    ISBN: 9780801847578
    Title: Apprentice to Genius The Making of a Scientific Dynasty
    Author: KANIGEL ROBERT

    Robert Kanigel takes us into the heady world of a remarkable group of scientists working at the National Institutes of Health and the Johns Hopkins University: a dynasty of American researchers who for over forty years have made Nobel Prize- and Lasker Award-winning breakthroughs in biomedical science.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $56.00
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  • Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess and the En
    Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess and the En
    ISBN: 9780062506139
    Title: Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess and the En
    Author: MCKENNA TERENCE


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    Price: $39.00
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  • Arsenic Century: How Victorian Britain was Poisoned at Home Work & Play
    Arsenic Century: How Victorian Britain was Poisoned at Home Work & Play
    ISBN: 9780199605996
    Title: Arsenic Century: How Victorian Britain was Poisoned at Home Work & Play
    Author: WHORTON JAMES

    Arsenic is rightly infamous as the poison of choice for Victorian murderers. Yet the great majority of fatalities from arsenic in the nineteenth century came not from intentional poisoning, but from accident. Kept in many homes for the purpose of poisoning rats, the white powder was easily mistaken for sugar or flour and often incorporated into the family dinner. It was also widely present in green dyes, used to tint everything from candles and candies to curtains, wallpaper, and clothing (it was arsenic in old lace that was the danger). Whether at home amidst arsenical curtains and wallpapers, at work manufacturing these products, or at play swirling about the papered, curtained ballroom in arsenical gowns and gloves, no one was beyond the poison's reach. Drawing on the medical, legal, and popular literature of the time,The Arsenic Centurypaints a vivid picture of its wide-ranging and insidious presence in Victorian daily life, weaving together the history of its emergence as a nearly inescapable household hazard with the sordid story of its frequent employment as a tool of murder and suicide. And ultimately, as the final chapter suggests, arsenic in Victorian Britain was very much the pilot episode for a series of environmental poisoning dramas that grew ever more common during the twentieth century and still has no end in sight.

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    Price: $27.00
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  • Auschwitz: a Doctor's Eyewitness Account
    Auschwitz: a Doctor's Eyewitness Account
    ISBN: 9780141392219
    Title: Auschwitz: a Doctor's Eyewitness Account
    Author: NYISZLI MIKLOS

    In April 1944, Miklos Nyiszli was taken to Auschwitz as a Hungarian Jew. When he arrived at the camp, he discovered huge crematoria and the 'nauseating odour of burning flesh and scorched hair', but identified himself as an experienced forensic doctor in the belief this could help others. He would soon be working on experiments and autopsies under Joseph Mengele himself, until Auschwitz was finally liberated in 1945.Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account is a shocking, controversial and heart-breaking look at one of humanity's darkest moments, through one man's honest report of his time there, assisting the very men who were responsible for the deaths of thousands.With an Introduction by Richard EvansAnd an Afterword by Bruno BettelheimTranslated by Tibère Kremer and Richard Seaver'The best brief account of the Auschwitz experience available.' The New York Review of Books

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    Price: $26.00
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  • Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors & Harm Patients
    Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors & Harm Patients
    ISBN: 9780007350742
    Title: Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors & Harm Patients
    Author: GOLDACRE BEN

    Bad Science hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess.

    Doctors and patients need good scientific evidence to make informed decisions. But instead, companies run bad trials on their own drugs, which distort and exaggerate the benefits by design. When these trials produce unflattering results, the data is simply buried. All of this is perfectly legal. In fact, even government regulators withhold vitally important data from the people who need it most. Doctors and patient groups have stood by too, and failed to protect us. Instead, they take money and favours, in a world so fractured that medics and nurses are now educated by the drugs industry.

    Patients are harmed in huge numbers.

    Ben Goldacre is Britain's finest writer on the science behind medicine, and Bad Pharma is a clear and witty attack, showing exactly how the science has been distorted, how our systems have been broken, and how easy it would be to fix them.

    Format: Trade paperback
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  • Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors & Harm Patients
    Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors & Harm Patients
    ISBN: 9780007498086
    Title: Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors & Harm Patients
    Author: GOLDACRE BEN

    We like to imagine that medicine is based on evidence and the results of fair testing and clinical trials. In reality, those tests and trials are often profoundly flawed. We like to imagine that doctors who write prescriptions for everything from antidepressants to cancer drugs to heart medication are familiar with the research literature about a drug, when in reality much of the research is hidden from them by drug companies. We like to imagine that doctors are impartially educated, when in reality much of their education is funded by the pharmaceutical industry. We like to imagine that regulators have some code of ethics and let only effective drugs onto the market, when in reality they approve useless drugs, with data on side effects casually withheld from doctors and patients.
    All these problems have been shielded from public scrutiny because theyre too complex to capture in a sound bite. But Ben Goldacre shows that the true scale of this murderous disaster fully reveals itself only when the details are untangled. He believes we should all be able to understand precisely how data manipulation works and how research misconduct in the medical industry affects us on a global scale.
    With Goldacres characteristic flair and a forensic attention to detail, "Bad Pharma "reveals a shockingly broken system and calls for regulation. This is the pharmaceutical industry as it has never been seen before.

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    Price: $25.00
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  • Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine : The Definitive Guide to the Herbal Treatment of Diseases
    Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine : The Definitive Guide to the Herbal Treatment of Diseases
    ISBN: 9781854875860
    Title: Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine : The Definitive Guide to the Herbal Treatment of Diseases
    Author: BARTRAM THOMAS


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    Price: $48.00
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  • Becoming a Doctor
    Becoming a Doctor
    ISBN: 9780393334555
    Title: Becoming a Doctor
    Author: GUTKIND LEE ED

    In this inspired anthology, doctors relate true stories from their professional lives, capturing disillusionments and triumphs encountered along the way. Essays by such distinguished writers as Peter D. Kramer, Kay Redfield Jamison, Danielle Ofri, Robert Coles, Lauren Slater, Sandeep Jauhar, and Perri Klass create a vivid mural of the medical world, from a student s uneasy first encounter with a cadaver to a veteran doctor s memories of the emotionally charged days and nights of residency.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • Best Care Possible A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life
    Best Care Possible A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life
    ISBN: 9781583335123
    Title: Best Care Possible A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life
    Author: BYOCK IRA

    Dr. Byock, one of the foremost palliative care physicians in the country, argues that the way we die represents a national crisis. Though the vast majority of Americans would prefer to die peacefully, at home, many will spend their last days in a disease treatment system ruled by high-tech procedures and a philosophy to 'fight disease and illness at all costs.'Dr. Byock, puts a human face on the issue by telling richly moving stories—at once heartwrenching and uplifting —of people coping with the most difficult moments in their lives. As the pace of health care reform accelerates, he shows what truly excellent care can look like, and how wise and skilful doctors, nurses, and clinical teams can profoundly shape families' experiences of illness, caregiving, and loss. Told through page-turning life-or-death medical drama, The Best Care Possible is a compelling and passionate meditation on medicine and ethics. It has the power to lead a new national conversation.'Dr. Byock's mission is to help everyone . . . find meaning, dignity, and peace in these final months of life.' Prevention magazine'In this strikingly important book, [Byock] presents an agenda for end-of-life care that should serve as an ideal template on which to build out best hopes for the final days of those we love and of ourselves—and a corrective for our society.' Sherwin B. Nuland, MD, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics; author of How We Die

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
    Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
    ISBN: 9781861976574
    Title: Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
    Author: GAWANDE ATUL

    Writing about everything from surgical tents on the battlefields in Iraq to a polio outbreak in India and hospitals worldwide, Atul Gawande gives an honest insight into life as a practising surgeon and explains what distinguishes the average performance from the brilliant.

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    Price: $30.00
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  • Big Pharma
    Big Pharma
    ISBN: 9781845291396
    Title: Big Pharma
    Author: LAW JACKY


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    Price: $40.00
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  • Biochemic System of Medicine; Comprising the Theory, Pathological Action, Therapeutical Application, Materia Medica, and Repertory of Schuessler's
    Biochemic System of Medicine; Comprising the Theory, Pathological Action, Therapeutical Application, Materia Medica, and Repertory of Schuessler's
    ISBN: 9781150490583
    Title: Biochemic System of Medicine; Comprising the Theory, Pathological Action, Therapeutical Application, Materia Medica, and Repertory of Schuessler's
    Author: CAREY GEORGE W


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    Price: $53.00
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  • Bitterest Pills: The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs
    Bitterest Pills: The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs
    ISBN: 9781137277435
    Title: Bitterest Pills: The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs
    Author: MONCRIEFF JOANNA

    As antipsychotic (neuroleptic) drugs become some of the 21st century's biggest blockbusters, this book provides a challenging reappraisal of their history.Antipsychotic (neuroleptic) drugs have become some of the biggest blockbusters of the early 21st century, increasingly prescribed not just to people with 'schizophrenia' or other severe forms of mental disturbance but for a range of more common psychological complaints. This book challenges the accepted account that portrays antipsychotics as specific treatments that target an underlying brain disease and explores early views that suggested, in contrast, that antipsychotics achieve their effects by inducing a state of neurological suppression. Professional enthusiasm for antipsychotics eclipsed this understanding, exaggerated the benefits of antipsychotics and minimized or ignored evidence of their toxic effects. The pharmaceutical industry has been involved in expanding the use of antipsychotics into territory where it is likely that their dangers far outweigh their advantages.

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    Price: $58.00
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  • Blood Medicine Blowing the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever
    Blood Medicine Blowing the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever
    ISBN: 9780452298507
    Title: Blood Medicine Blowing the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever
    Author: SHARP KATHLEEN

    Blood FeudrivalsA Civil Actionfor best non-fiction book of the past twenty years.” — John Lescroart,New York Timesbestselling author ofDamage

    Procrit seemed like a biotech miracle, promising a golden age in medical care. Developed in the 1980s by Amgen and licensed to the pharmaceutical giant, Johnson & Johnson, the drug (AKA Epogen and Aranesp) soon generated billions in annual revenue—and still does. In 2012, world famous cyclist, Olympian, and Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong was banned from professional cycling on doping charges for using EPO (the blanket name for the drugs Procrit and Epogen), resulting in a global controversy about abuse, big pharmaceutical companies, and the lies and inaccuracies concerning performance-enhancing drugs.

    Mark Duxbury was a J&J salesman who once believed in the blood-booster, setting record sales and winning company awards. Then Duxbury started to learn unsavory truths about Procrit and J&J’s business practices. He was fired and filed a whistleblower suit to warn the public.

    When Jan Schlichtman (A Civil Action) learned of Duxbury’s crusade, he signed on. Now, he’s fighting on behalf of cancer patients and for every American who trusts Big Pharma with his life.



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    Price: $32.00
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  • Book of Woe: The DSM & the Unmaking of Psychiatry
    Book of Woe: The DSM & the Unmaking of Psychiatry
    ISBN: 9781922070654
    Title: Book of Woe: The DSM & the Unmaking of Psychiatry
    Author: GREENBERG GARY

    A riveting exposé of the psychiatric profession's bible from leading psychotherapist Gary Greenberg, The Book of Woe reveals the deeply flawed process by which mental disorders are invented and uninvented - and how suffering has been turned into a commodity.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Brain Surgeon
    Brain Surgeon
    ISBN: 9780446198141
    Title: Brain Surgeon
    Author: BLACK KEITH & MANN ARNOLD

    BRAIN SURGEON is an inspirational book about true heroes-readers will marvel at Keith Black's achievements both as a doctor and as a man, and will be in awe of his patients' courage and will to survive. --Denzel Washington

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Breaking the Ice: How We Will Get Through Australia's MethamphetamineCrisis
    Breaking the Ice: How We Will Get Through Australia's MethamphetamineCrisis
    ISBN: 9781460752166
    Title: Breaking the Ice: How We Will Get Through Australia's MethamphetamineCrisis
    Author: NOFFS MATTHEW

    'The so-called war on drugs has been a colossal failure, and this book offers further proof that we must treat drug use as a public health issue, not as a crime' Sir Richard Branson This landmark book, from Matt Noffs and his team at the Noffs Foundation, is a much-needed voice of reason in the national conversation around the drug ice. What is ice? What does it do to the brain? What can we learn from previous drug policies about managing the current crisis? And what are the practical steps we can take as parents and carers to help our kids? Matt Noffs has interviewed leading experts in the public health sector and the justice system, along with drug policymakers and shapers, as well as ice users and their families. He believes we can keep the crisis contained and managed, but we need to do so calmly and strategically - as parents, as a community and as a nation. For anyone seeking to understand what the drug is and how to help our children and our communities get through this crisis, this book is full of facts and sensible advice - and most importantly, it is full of hope.

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    Price: $33.00
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  • Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used & Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy
    Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used & Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy
    ISBN: 9780393344516
    Title: Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used & Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy
    Author: KUHN CYNTHIA ET AL

    The fourth edition of the essential, accessible source for understanding how drugs work and their effects on body and behavior. A bestseller in its three previous editions, Buzzed is now revised and updated with the most recent discoveries about drugs. It includes new information about biological and behavioral changes in addiction, the prescription-drug abuse epidemic, distinctive drug effects on the adolescent brain, and trends from synthetic cannabinoids to e-cigarettes. "Lively, highly informative, unbiased, and] thorough" (Addiction Research & Theory), this no-nonsense handbook surveys the most used and abused drugs from caffeine to heroin to methamphetamine. In both quick-reference summaries and in-depth analysis, it reports on how these drugs enter the body, how they manipulate the brain, their short-term and long-term effects, the different "highs" they produce, and the circumstances in which they can be deadly. Neither a "just say no" treatise nor a "how-to" manual, Buzzed is based on the conviction that people make better decisions with accurate information in hand.

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    Price: $37.00

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  • Can Onions Cure Ear ache Medical Advice From 1769
    Can Onions Cure Ear ache Medical Advice From 1769
    ISBN: 9781851243822
    Title: Can Onions Cure Ear ache Medical Advice From 1769
    Author: BUCHAN WILLIAM & KING MELANIE ED

    What common condition can be treated with cow dung? How do crushed oystershells ease heartburn? Can eels cure deafness? And how do you stop a stubborn case of the hiccups? If someone was struck down by illness or injury in the late eighteenth century, the chances are that they would have referred to William Buchan's Domestic Medicine - with the result that they might have found themselves drinking a broth made from sheep brain or administering drops of urine in their ears. The book's author, a Scottish physician, published his self-help manual in 1769 specifically for the benefit of people who were unable readily to access or afford medical assistance. Copies could be found in coffee-houses, in apothecary shops and private households, and in 1789 Fletcher Christian and his fellow mutineers took the sensible precaution of grabbing the copy from HMS Bounty before they fled to Pitcairn Island. Much of Dr Buchan's advice on how to live a healthy life and avoid disease is still sound and relevant today, such as eating a varied and healthy diet, breathing plenty of fresh air, and taking exercise. Many of his prescriptions are amusing when viewed in retrospect, such as his fondness for powdered Spanish fly and genital trusses. Other recommendations - bleeding a woman experiencing a difficult childbirth or administering mercury to treat numerous ailments - were downright dangerous. This edited selection of entries from one of the first medical self-help manuals gives a fascinating insight into popular treatments of the eighteenth century, derived both from folklore and the emerging medical science of the day.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00
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  • Cancer a Very Short Introduction
    Cancer a Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780199560233
    Title: Cancer a Very Short Introduction
    Author: JAMES NICK

    Every year around 10 million people are diagnosed with cancer, around 80% of whom are destined to die from the disease, accounting for 1 in 6 of all deaths worldwide. And while research into cancer is bringing huge improvements in the range of options available to cancer patients, these new therapies bring with them massive challenges for healthcare systems struggling to find the huge sums of money for the large numbers of patients involved. This Very Short Introduction explores the facts underlying these figures, starting with the basic facts about the disease before moving on to the bigger picture of the economics and politics of cancer care. Nick James, founder of the CancerHelp UK website, examines the trends in diagnosis of the disease and the constant improvements in treatment techniques that result in better cure rates and increased quality and quantity of life for cancer patients. The book also considers issues surrounding expensive drug development, highlights what can be done to reduce the risk of developing cancer, and discusses the use of complementary and alternative therapies.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
    $16.00
  • Cancer Chronicles
    Cancer Chronicles
    ISBN: 9781847921673
    Title: Cancer Chronicles
    Author: JOHNSON GEORGE

    When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science-writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he discovered is that a revolution is now under way u an explosion of new ideas about what cancer really is and where it comes from. He combs through the realms of epidemiology, clinical trials, laboratory experiments and scientific hypotheses, to reveal what we know and don't know about cancer, showing why a cure remains such a slippery concept. His luminous accounts describe tumors that evolve like alien creatures inside the body, paleo-oncologists who uncover petrified tumors clinging to the skeletons of dinosaurs and ancient human ancestors, and the surprising reversals in science's comprehension of the causes of cancer, with the foods we eat and environmental toxins playing a lesser role. Perhaps most fascinating of all is how cancer borrows natural processes involved in the healing of a wound or the unfolding of a human embryo and turns them against the body. Throughout his pursuit, Johnson illuminates the human experience with elegiac grace, bearing witness to the punishing gauntlet of consultations, surgeries, targeted therapies and other treatments. Provocative and intellectually vibrant, The Cancer Chronicles will challenge everything you thought you knew about the disease u and provide hope for tomorrow and the future.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Cancer Chronicles Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery
    Cancer Chronicles Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery
    ISBN: 9780099556053
    Title: Cancer Chronicles Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery
    Author: JOHNSON GEORGE

    When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science-writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he discovered is that a revolution is now under way - an explosion of new ideas about what cancer really is and where it comes from. He combs through the realms of epidemiology, clinical trials, laboratory experiments and scientific hypotheses, to reveal what we know and don't know about cancer, showing why a cure remains such a slippery concept. His luminous accounts describe tumors that evolve like alien creatures inside the body, paleo-oncologists who uncover petrified tumors clinging to the skeletons of dinosaurs and ancient human ancestors, and the surprising reversals in science's comprehension of the causes of cancer, with the foods we eat and environmental toxins playing a lesser role. Perhaps most fascinating of all is how cancer borrows natural processes involved in the healing of a wound or the unfolding of a human embryo and turns them against the body. Throughout his pursuit, Johnson illuminates the human experience with elegiac grace, bearing witness to the punishing gauntlet of consultations, surgeries, targeted therapies and other treatments. Provocative and intellectually vibrant, The Cancer Chronicles will challenge everything you thought you knew about the disease - and provide hope for tomorrow and the future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Candy Film Tie In
    Candy Film Tie In
    ISBN: 9781741148688
    Title: Candy Film Tie In
    Author: DAVIES LUKE

    'There were good times and bad times, but in the beginning there were more good times. When I first met Candy those were the days of juice, when everything was bountiful. Only much later did it all start to seem like sugar and blood, blood and sugar. . . It's like you're cruising along in a beautiful car on a pleasant country road with the breeze in your hair and the smell of eucalyptus all around you. The horizon is always up there ahead, unfolding towards you, and at first you don't notice the gradual descent, or the way the atmosphere thickens. Bit by bit the gradient gets steeper, and before you realise you have no brakes, you're going pretty fucking fast.'Candyis a love story. It is also a novel about addiction. From the heady narcissism of the narrator's first days with his new lover, Candy, and the relative innocence of their shared habit, Candycharts their decline. Candy becomes a prostitute, the narrator becomes a scam artist, and smack becomes the total and only focus of their lives. But this is not just another junkie novel: Davies is a very fine writer and Candyis confronting, painful, sexy, tender and at times darkly hilarious. A remarkable novel.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • CDC Health Information for International Travel 2016
    CDC Health Information for International Travel 2016
    ISBN: 9780199379156
    Title: CDC Health Information for International Travel 2016
    Author: CDC

    Amid recent changes in global health, the public interest in travelers' safety has never been greater. For both international travelers and the health professionals who care for them, CDC Health Information for International Travel (more commonly known as The Yellow Book) is the definitive resource for preventing illness and injury in a globalized world. This 2016 edition offers the US government's most current health recommendations for travelers to international destinations, including disease risk maps, country-specific guidelines, and vaccine requirements and recommendations. The book also offers updated guidance for specific types of travel and travelers, including: Precautions for immunocompromised travelers and disabled travelers Guidance for the pregnant, last-minute, or resource-limited traveler Health considerations for newly arrived adoptees, immigrants, and refugees Advice for air crews, humanitarian aid workers, and health care workers traveling to provide care overseas Written by a team of experts at CDC on the forefront of travel medicine, The Yellow Book provides a user-friendly, vital resource for those in the business of keeping travelers healthy abroad.

    Price: $85.99
    $85.99
  • Chasing the Scream : the First & Last Days of the War on Drugs
    Chasing the Scream : the First & Last Days of the War on Drugs
    ISBN: 9781408857830
    Title: Chasing the Scream : the First & Last Days of the War on Drugs
    Author: HARI JOHANN

    It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs to uncover its secrets - and he found that there is a startling gap between what we have been told and what is really going on. As strange as it may seem at first, drugs are not what we have been told they are; addiction is not what we think it is; and the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens. In 'Chasing the Scream', Hari reveals his startling discoveries entirely through the true and shocking stories of people across the world whose lives have been transformed by this war.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Chasing the Scream: The First & Last Days of the War on Drugs
    Chasing the Scream: The First & Last Days of the War on Drugs
    ISBN: 9781408857847
    Title: Chasing the Scream: The First & Last Days of the War on Drugs
    Author: HARI JOHANN

    It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs to uncover its secrets - and he found that there is a startling gap between what we have been told and what is really going on. As strange as it may seem at first, drugs are not what we have been told they are; addiction is not what we think it is; and the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens. In Chasing the Scream, Hari reveals his startling discoveries entirely through the true and shocking stories of people across the world whose lives have been transformed by this war. They range from a transsexual crack dealer in Brooklyn searching for her mother, to a teenage hit-man in Mexico searching for a way out. It begins with Hari's discovery that at the birth of the drug war, Billie Holiday was stalked and killed by the man who launched this crusade - while it ends with the story of a brave doctor who has led his country to decriminalize every drug, from cannabis to crack, with remarkable results.Chasing the Scream lays bare what we really have been chasing in our century of drug war - in our hunger for drugs, and in our attempt to destroy them. This book will challenge and change how you think about the most controversial - and consequential - question of our time.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Chasing the Scream: The First & Last Days of the War on Drugs
    Chasing the Scream: The First & Last Days of the War on Drugs
    ISBN: 9781620408902
    Title: Chasing the Scream: The First & Last Days of the War on Drugs
    Author: HARI JOHANN


    It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to recognize three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens for so long.

    In Chasing the Scream, Hari reveals his discoveries entirely through the stories of people across the world whose lives have been transformed by this war. They range from a transsexual crack dealer in Brooklyn searching for her mother, to a teenage hit-man in Mexico searching for a way out. It begins with Hari's discovery that at the birth of the drug war, Billie Holiday was stalked and killed by the man who launched this crusade--and it ends with the story of a brave doctor who has led his country to decriminalize every drug, from cannabis to crack, with remarkable results.

    Chasing the Scream lays bare what we really have been chasing in our century of drug war--in our hunger for drugs, and in our attempt to destroy them. This book will challenge and change how you think about one of the most controversial--and consequential--questions of our time.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Chasing the Scream: The First & Last Days of the War on Drugs
    Chasing the Scream: The First & Last Days of the War on Drugs
    ISBN: 9781408857823
    Title: Chasing the Scream: The First & Last Days of the War on Drugs
    Author: HARI JOHANN

    Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the war on drugs is not what we see on our TV screens. In Chasing the Scream, Johann Hari shares his discoveries through the riveting true stories he uncovered on a 30,000-mile journey - from the founder of the war on drugs who stalked and killed Billie Holiday, to a transgender crack dealer in Brooklyn, to the only country that has ever decriminalised all drugs, with remarkable results. You will never look at addiction - or our society - in the same way again.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
    Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
    ISBN: 9781846683145
    Title: Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
    Author: GAWANDE ATUL

    Today we find ourselves in possession of stupendous know-how, which we willingly place in the hands of the most highly skilled people. But avoidable failures are common, and the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of our knowledge has exceeded our ability to consistently deliver it – correctly, safely or efficiently. In this groundbreaking book, Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument for the checklist, which he believes to be the most promising method available in surmounting failure. Whether you’re following a recipe, investing millions of dollars in a company or building a skyscraper, the checklist is an essential tool in virtually every area of our lives, and Gawande explains how breaking down complex, high pressure tasks into small steps can radically improve everything from airline safety to heart surgery survival rates. Fascinating and enlightening, The Checklist Manifesto shows how the simplest of ideas could transform how we operate in almost any field.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Circulation: William Harvey's Revolutionary Idea
    Circulation: William Harvey's Revolutionary Idea
    ISBN: 9780099552697
    Title: Circulation: William Harvey's Revolutionary Idea
    Author: WRIGHT THOMAS


    #147;What I am really anxious to hear is the final cause of your monstrous fiction. For your false invention seems to have no purpose. What reason can you give me for the circulation of the blood?#148;


    William Harvey#146;s theory of circulation was as controversial in its day as Copernicus#146; idea that the earth revolved around the sun. Unleashing intellectual anarchy, derailing established ideas, & gaining currency far beyond the walls of the College of Physicians, Harvey#146;s revolutionary theory went on to permeate the culture and language of 17th century England.


    Circulation charts the remarkable rise of the yeoman#146;s son who demolished beliefs held by anatomists since Roman times, going on to become arguably the greatest Englishman in the history of science after Darwin & Newton.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Circulation: William Harveys Revolutionary Idea
    Circulation: William Harveys Revolutionary Idea
    ISBN: 9780701185732
    Title: Circulation: William Harveys Revolutionary Idea
    Author: WRIGHT THOMAS

    For a man of such diminutive stature, William Harvey made a huge and inestimable impact on modern medicine. Arguably the greatest Englishman in the history of science after Isaac Newton, Harvey's theory of the circulation of the blood overturned centuries of long-held beliefs, and unusually, he lived to see his own doctrine established in his lifetime. Set in the thumping heart of late Renaissance London, Tom Wright's vivid portrait of Harvey also shows how his physiological ideas permeated culture and language, from London's bustling trade networks to the discovery of meteorological cycles, and featuring a dramatic cast of historical characters, from Francis Bacon, England's erstwhile Lord Chancellor and a former patient, and John Donne's sensual poetry which too places the heart at the centre of man's existence, to Robert Fludd, whose support and corroboration of Harvey's ideas helped launch his circulation theory. Prior to 1620, the anatomic tradition was governed by the thoughts of Galen, the celebrated second century Roman physician, who claimed the liver generated blood, and that the body was composed of four humours which in turn determined a man's temperament: melancholic, phlegmatic, sanguine or choleric. Harvey began to explore the notion that the heart was the central organ, a notion that a number of brilliant continental minds had been probing for almost a century before. Harvey obsessively and tenaciously pursued his idea, dissecting a menagerie of animals, dead and alive, in his private research chamber. He published his findings in his magnum opus De Motu Cordis in 1628, which he dedicated to King Charles I. But just as Harvey's theory placed the heart at the centre of man, it posited the King as the centre of the body politic. It was a conservative and dangerous allegiance -- and just as cherished Galenic ideas could be toppled, so was the King in the ensuing Civil War. Harvey was exiled, his London home ransacked, and he died, gout-ridden, in the eaves of his brother's house in Bishopsgate. Circulation celebrates the remarkable rise of a yeoman's son to the elevated position of King's physician, and above all, admires an extraordinary mind amid a rich, fertile time in England's intellectual history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
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