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The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Genetic Mystery, a Lethal Cancer, ...
by Jessica Wapner

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English

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328

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April 29, 2014

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<DIV><P>Philadelphia, 1959: A scientist scrutinizing a single human cell under a microscope detects a missing piece of DNA. That scientist, David Hungerford, had no way of knowing that he had stumbled upon the starting point of modern cancer research— the Philadelphia chromosome. It would take doctors and researchers around the world more than three decades to unravel the implications of this landmark discovery. In 1990, the Philadelphia chromosome was recognized as the sole cause of a deadly blood cancer, chronic myeloid leukemia, or CML. Cancer research would never be the same.<BR /><BR />Science journalist Jessica Wapner reconstructs more than forty years of crucial breakthroughs, clearly explains the science behind them, and pays tribute—with extensive original reporting, including more than thirty-five interviews—to the dozens of researchers, doctors, and patients with a direct role in this inspirational story. Their curiosity and determination would ultimately lead to a lifesaving treatment unlike anything before it.<BR /><BR /><I>The Philadelphia Chromosome</I> chronicles the remarkable change of fortune for the more than 70,000 people worldwide who are diagnosed with CML each year. It is a celebration of a rare triumph in the battle against cancer and a blueprint for future research, as doctors and scientists race to uncover and treat the genetic roots of a wide range of cancers.</P></DIV>
Functional Medicine for Inflammatory Disorders and the Foundation...
by Alex Vasquez

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English

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221

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May 19, 2016

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This ebook excerpt provides an introduction --via text, illustrations, and video presentations-- to the structured and integrated "intellectual structure" of functional medicine, which allows for a complete comprehension of disease, thereby facilitating better patient care. This version of the ebook (previously published* as ASIN B01BA0PVIE) includes hyperlinks to the full-text of Dr Vasquez's publication on mitochondrial nutrition ("Mitochondrial Medicine Arrives to Prime Time in Clinical Care: Nutritional Biochemistry and Mitochondrial Hyperpermeability 'Leaky Mitochondria' Meet Disease Pathogenesis and Clinical Interventions") published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 2014 Jan and reprinted by the publisher in Integrative Medicine 2014 Aug. *This second version of the previous "Foundational Diet and Nutrition Protocol" is virtually identical, provided here at a slight discount. Update May 28, 2016: Cosmetic changes were made to the cover image, and a few minor edits and clarifications were made; previous customers of this book can receive the updated version from Amazon/Kindle.
The Devil’s Doctors: Japanese Human Experiments on Allied Priso...
by Mark Felton

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English

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208

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July 19, 2012

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<SPAN STYLE= "" >The brutal Japanese treatment of Allied POWs in WW2 has been well documented. The experiences of British, Australian and American POWs on the Burma Railway, in the mines of Formosa and in camps across the Far East, were bad enough. But the mistreatment of those used as guinea pigs in medical experiments was in a different league. The author reveals distressing evidence of Unit 731 experiments involving US prisoners and the use of British as control groups in Northern China, Hainau Island, New Guinea and in Japan. These resulted in loss of life and extreme suffering. Perhaps equally shocking is the documentary evidence of British Government use of the results of these experiments at Porton Down in the Cold War era in concert with the US who had captured Unit 731 scientists and protected them from war crime prosecution in return for their cooperation. The author’s in-depth research revealed that, not surprisingly, archives have been ‘combed’ of much incriminating material but enough remains to paint a thoroughly disturbing story.</SPAN>
Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pio...
by Scott McGaugh

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English

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369

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July 01, 2013

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Jonathan Letterman was an outpost medical officer serving in Indian country in the years before the Civil War, responsible for the care of just hundreds of men. But when he was appointed the chief medical officer for the Army of the Potomac, he revolutionized combat medicine over the course of four major battles—Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg—that produced unprecedented numbers of casualties. He made battlefield survival possible by creating the first organized ambulance corps and a more effective field hospital system. He imposed medical professionalism on a chaotic battlefield. Where before 20 percent of the men were unfit to fight because of disease, squalid conditions, and poor nutrition, he improved health and combat readiness by pioneering hygiene and diet standards. Based on original research, and with stirring accounts of battle and the struggle to invent and supply adequate care during impossible conditions, this new biography recounts Letterman’s life from his small-town Pennsylvania beginnings to his trailblazing wartime years and his subsequent life as a wildcatter and the medical examiner of San Francisco. At last, here is the missing portrait of a key figure of Civil War history and military medicine. His principles of battlefield care continue to be taught to military commanders and first responders.
Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickn...
by Jeanne E. Abrams

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English

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315

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September 13, 2013

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<div><strong>An engaging history of the role that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin played in the origins of public health in America </strong></div><div> </div><div> Before the advent of modern antibiotics, one’s life could be<br />abruptly shattered by contagion and death, and debility from infectious<br />diseases and epidemics was commonplace for early Americans, regardless of<br />social status. Concerns over health affected the founding fathers and their<br />families as it did slaves, merchants, immigrants, and everyone else in North<br />America. As both victims of illness and national leaders, the Founders occupied<br />a unique position regarding the development of public health in America. <em>Revolutionary Medicine</em> refocuses the<br />study of the lives of George and Martha Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas<br />Jefferson, John and Abigail Adams, and James and Dolley Madison away from the<br />usual lens of politics to the unique perspective of sickness, health, and<br />medicine in their era. For the founders, republican ideals fostered a reciprocal<br />connection between individual health and the “health” of the nation. Studying<br />the encounters of these American founders with illness and disease, as well as<br />their viewpoints about good health, not only provides us with a richer and more<br />nuanced insight into their lives, but also opens a window into the practice of<br />medicine in the eighteenth century, which is at once intimate, personal, and<br />first hand. Perhaps most importantly, today’s American public health<br />initiatives have their roots in the work of America’s founders, for they<br />recognized early on that government had compelling reasons to shoulder some new<br />responsibilities with respect to ensuring the health and well-being of its<br />citizenry.<br /> The state of medicine and public healthcare today is still a<br />work in progress, but these founders played a significant role in beginning the<br />conversation that shaped the contours of its development.<br /> </div>
Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Mi...
by Gillian Gill

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English

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592

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December 18, 2007

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Florence Nightingale was for a time the most famous woman in Britain–if not the world. We know her today primarily as a saintly character, perhaps as a heroic reformer of Britain’s health-care system. The reality is more involved and far more fascinating. In an utterly beguiling narrative that reads like the best Victorian fiction, acclaimed author Gillian Gill tells the story of this richly complex woman and her extraordinary family.<br />Born to an adoring wealthy, cultivated father and a mother whose conventional facade concealed a surprisingly unfettered intelligence, Florence was connected by kinship or friendship to the cream of Victorian England’s intellectual aristocracy. Though moving in a world of ease and privilege, the Nightingales came from solidly middle-class stock with deep traditions of hard work, natural curiosity, and moral clarity. So it should have come as no surprise to William Edward and Fanny Nightingale when their younger daughter, Florence, showed an early passion for helping others combined with a precocious bent for power. <br />Far more problematic was Florence’s inexplicable refusal to marry the well-connected Richard Monckton Milnes. As Gill so brilliantly shows, this matrimonial refusal was at once an act of religious dedication and a cry for her freedom–as a woman and as a leader. Florence’s later insistence on traveling to the Crimea at the height of war to tend to wounded soldiers was all but incendiary–especially for her older sister, Parthenope, whose frustration at being in the shade of her more charismatic sibling often led to illness. <br />Florence succeeded beyond her wildest dreams. But at the height of her celebrity, at the age of thirty-seven, she retired to her bedroom and remained there for most of the rest of her life, allowing visitors only by appointment.<br />Combining biography, politics, social history, and consummate storytelling, <i>Nightingales</i> is a dazzling portrait of an amazing woman, her difficult but loving family, and the high Victorian era they so perfectly epitomized. Beautifully written, witty, and irresistible, <i>Nightingales</i> is truly a tour de force.
CANNING AND PRESERVING: the Ultimate Guide For Beginners (All Abo...
by Patricia Murray

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English

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80

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August 27, 2017

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<h2><strong>The must-have guide for beginners. All about preparation for canning. Basic methods and easy step-by-step recipes.</strong><br /></h2><br /><br /><h3>This is the book for beginners which helps you to learn basics of canning and preserving. Also the book contains 9 easy step-by-step recipes, which can help you to make first steps in canning.</h3><br /><p></p><h3><strong>Inside this book you will find:<br /></strong></h3><ul><li><h3><strong>benefits of canning</strong><br /></h3></li><li><h3><strong>all about necessary suplies</strong></h3></li><li><h3><strong>all about preparation for canning</strong></h3></li><li><h3><b>safety measures</b></h3></li><li><h3><b>9 basic recipes for beginners</b></h3></li></ul><p><br /></p><br /><h3>Want to learn more? Scroll to the top of the page and select the <strong>BUY</strong> button.</h3><p><br /></p><br /><h2>Download your copy today! And get a <strong>FREE</strong> Gift Inside!</h2><br />
Two Whole Cakes: How to Stop Dieting and Learn to Love Your Body
by Lesley Kinzel

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English

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169

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April 10, 2012

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<B>From the internationally renowned Fatshionista blogger, a “vulnerable, funny, whip-smart” celebration of fat acceptance and body confidence (Hanne Blank).</B><BR />  <BR /> From Photoshopped pictures to food-shaming to the latest crop of diet fads, our culture is obsessed with weight—as in, the less of it the better. In this spirited book based on the popular blog of the same name, Lesley Kinzel urges readers to do away with calorie-counting, cutting carbs, and all of the diet “secrets” foisted on us by the media. Instead of conforming to an unrealistic and unnecessary standard, the key to confidence—and happiness—is to learn to love the body you have, no matter what shape you are.<BR />  <BR /> Full of personal observations, enthusiastic encouragement, and straightforward advice, this is the non-diet book for everyone who wants to enjoy life at any size. Hannah Blank, author of <I>Big, Big Love</I>, calls it, “a delightfully readable way out of our culture’s unrealistic expectations of body size and appearance.”<BR />  <BR /> “Every single page of this book contains an AHA! moment. <I>Two Whole Cakes</I> is super empowering and fun to read—you seriously can’t put it down. I’ve read it twice, and I’m keeping it for my daughter.” —Jane Pratt, founding editor of <I>xoJane </I>and <I>Sassy</I><BR />  <BR /> “This accessible blend of memoir and cultural theory is a lifeline and a love letter; one is better off in the world for having read it.” —Marianne Kirby, co-author of <I>Lessons From the Fat-o-Sphere</I>
LOS DESAHUCIADOS DEL MUNDO Y DE LA GLORIA (Spanish Edition)
by Diego de Torres Villarroe...

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Spanish

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204

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January 27, 2015

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(Salamanca, 1693 - id., 1770) Escritor y poeta español cuya obra desarrolló el género autobiográfico como forma novelística. Hijo de un librero, estudió gramática latina con el humanista don Juan González de Dios. Hacia los quince años obtuvo en un concurso público una beca para el Colegio Trilingüe, donde permaneció de 1709 a 1713, con muy poco provecho intelectual, y entregado más bien a la satisfacción de sus instintos anárquicos. Abandonados los estudios, que hubieran resultado fundamentales para su formación humanística, se dedicó a lecturas de todo género, sin plan determinado alguno; mientras tanto, continuaba su vida de ocio y desorden.<br /><br />Deseoso de libertad, huyó en 1713 a Portugal, y después de haberse hecho pasar por médico en Coimbra, actuó, sucesivamente, como bailarín, guitarrista, titiritero y militar. Desertor, ingresó en una cuadrilla de toreros, y volvió con ellos a la patria. De nuevo en el seno de la familia, se dedicó al estudio de las matemáticas y la física, siquiera todavía sin un método ordenado, y compuso pronósticos o almanaques, publicados anualmente bajo el seudónimo de "El Gran Piscator Salmantino". <br />La moderna revalorización de la obra de Torres Villarroel dio lugar a un análisis más atento de su producción poética, en la que, como en la casi desconocida Conquista de Nápoles, asumió con naturalidad las influencias conceptistas y las culteranas para definir su personal estilo. Entre las numerosas obras restantes que escribió en los intervalos de sus aventuras cabe mencionar Sacudimiento de mentecatos habidos y por haber (1726), Los desahuciados del mundo y de la gloria (1736-1737), Juguetes de Talía (1738), Anatomía de lo visible y de lo invisible en ambas esferas (1738), Vida natural y católica (1743), El ermitaño y Torres (1752), Recetas de Torres, añadidas a los remedios de cualquier fortuna, El gallo español, Vida de la venerable madre Gregoria de Santa Teresa y numerosos tomos de Pronósticos, en los cuales predijo la muerte de Luis I, el motín madrileño contra Esquilache o la Revolución francesa.<br />
Fever of War: The Influenza Epidemic in the U.S. Army during Worl...
by Carol R Byerly

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English

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272

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April 05, 2005

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<p>The influenza epidemic of 1918 killed more people in one year than the Great War killed in four, sickening at least one quarter of the world's population. In <I>Fever of War</I>, Carol R. Byerly uncovers the startling impact of the 1918 influenza epidemic on the American army, its medical officers, and their profession, a story which has long been silenced. Through medical officers' memoirs and diaries, official reports, scientific articles, and other original sources, Byerly tells a grave tale about the limits of modern medicine and warfare.</p><p>The tragedy begins with overly confident medical officers who, armed with new knowledge and technologies of modern medicine, had an inflated sense of their ability to control disease. The conditions of trench warfare on the Western Front soon outflanked medical knowledge by creating an environment where the influenza virus could mutate to a lethal strain. This new flu virus soon left medical officers’ confidence in tatters as thousands of soldiers and trainees died under their care. They also were unable to convince the War Department to reduce the crowding of troops aboard ships and in barracks which were providing ideal environments for the epidemic to thrive. After the war, and given their helplessness to control influenza, many medical officers and military leaders began to downplay the epidemic as a significant event for the U. S. army, in effect erasing this dramatic story from the American historical memory.</p>

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