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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 AU 7 Feb 2017
            Publisher St. Martin's Press
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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 AU 17 Oct 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            The Invention of Surgery

            The Invention of Surgery (Hardback)

            By Schneider, Dr 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 9781529362237
            Released AU 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ 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 AU 1 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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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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              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 AU 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Heart: A History: Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2019
             

            Heart: A History: Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2019 (Paperback)

            By Jauhar, Sandeep

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            A doctor's inspiring obsession with the heart, seamlessly combining history, gripping scenes from the operating theatre and a moving personal story

            ISBN 9781786075734
            Released AU 5 Aug 2019
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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            Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated History
              

            Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated History (Hardback)

            By DK

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            ISBN 9780241225967
            Released AU 19 Sep 2016
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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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 AU 16 May 2017
            Publisher Audible Studios on Brilliance
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            Hysteria: A memoir of illness, strength and women's stories throughout history
             

            Hysteria: A memoir of illness, strength and women's stories throughout history (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bryant, Katerina

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              1 Nov 20

            Katerina Bryant's debut Hysteria is an astounding hybrid memoir exploring chronic mental illness and the treatment of women's health throughout history. In the tradition of Siri Hustvedt's The Shaking Woman, Bryant blends memoir with literary and historical analysis to explore wo...men's medical treatment.
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            ISBN 9781742236773
            Published AU 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher NewSouth Publishing
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            Flesh Made New: The Unnatural History and Broken Promises of Stem Cell Research
             

            Flesh Made New: The Unnatural History and Broken Promises of Stem Cell Research (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Power, Carl; Rasko, John

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              1 Mar 21

            The dazzling promise of stem-cell treatment: does it work and will it save us? Two experts look at the hype For decades, we've been anticipating the dawn of regenerative medicine. Again and again, we've been promised that stem cells will soon cure just about every ill imaginable.... If not tomorrow, then the next day, or the day after that, and so on. We're still waiting. This book is an antidote to hype and a salve to sooth the itch for stem-cell salvation. In it, Professor John Rasko, a leading physician-scientist, and writer-historian Carl Power take us on a wild historical tour of this scandal-prone field. They expose all the dirty little secrets that the hype merchants prefer to ignore - the blunders and setbacks, confusions and delusions, tricks and lies. It's a history rife with colourful characters. You'll meet Alexis Carroll, who discovered how to cultivate cells in a test tube: celebrity surgeon, scientific genius and Nazi sympathiser, he opened the field of modern cell science with an experiment so bogus it blocked the way forward for the next 50 years. You'll meet Don Thomas, who developed bone marrow transplantation - the first successful stem-cell therapy - but only after a miserable decade in which all of his patients died. Alongside true stem-cell pioneers, you'll meet charlatans who cooked their data and claimed fake cures - sometimes with fatal consequences. Is there any good news? Which of the many promises of stem-cell research have been kept? And what of the future? Rasko and Power insist that we can only know where we're going if we have a sense of where we've been. Their study tears down the hype surrounding stem cells in order to reveal what's still worth hoping for.
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            ISBN 9780733340147
            Published AU 1 Mar 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
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