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And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, ...
by Randy Shilts

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English

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660

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November 27, 2007

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Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, <i>And The Band Played</i> on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigative reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat. One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, <i>And the Band Played On</i> remains one of the essential books of our time.
John H. Kellogg: Medical Mogul and the Cereal War (Titans of Fort...
by Daniel Alef

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English

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14

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March 08, 2009

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Dr. John Harvey Kellog was a titan. He built the world's largest and most sophisticated hospital and health spa, was a prolific author—50 books, many of them leading medical texts—a health and fitness guru, inventor, surgeon and philanthropist. The novel and 1994 movie "The Road to Wellville," starring Matthew Broderick, John Cusack and Sir Anthony Hopkins, were based on his story and ostensibly tell about the darker, more lurid and questionable sides of his health practices, albeit with a large dollop of fiction and patently ill-conceived humor. But undoubtedly Dr. Kellogg--cereal king Will K. Kellogg's older brother--was a century ahead of his time, prescribing for his patients a diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, grains, yogurt, nuts, cereals and fresh milk coupled with lots of physical exercise, sunshine and fresh air. His gym introduced treadmills and standing bikes. He was also certain that tobacco caused cancer, penning his first book on the subject: “Tobaccoism or How Tobacco Kills.” Dr. Kellogg was a brilliant, successful and eccentric mogul who's story is a fascinating view of a man way ahead of his time. [2,637-word Titans of Fortune article]
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.
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.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The Art of the Aesthetic Practice: 7 Fundamental Steps to Providi...
by Ashley Cloud

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English

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51

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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Identify the aesthetic patient's buying habits and learn how to position your practice to meet your ideal patient's needs. Use proven strategies to attract & retain highly satisfied clients who become your biggest advocates.
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>
History of dental surgery (Volume 3)
by Charles R. E. Koch

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English

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706

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December 11, 2013

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History of dental surgery (Volume 3)
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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Notes on Nursing: What it Is, and What it Is Not
by Florence Nightingale

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English

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116

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June 10, 2015

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Neither in my own nursing education at the B.S.N. nor at the M.S.N. level, was it even suggested, much less required, that I read any of Florence Nightingale's original writings. Even as a nurse educator for over 30 years, I did not require my students to read her writings either. After reading this book, I now believe it is a void in the education of a nurse not to read at least some of the writings of the founder of modern day nursing. Notes on Nursing would be an excellent choice. This book introduces and discusses, to some degree, many of the concepts nurses have been dealing with since before my entrance into the field in the 1969, and certainly ever since. Included in these pages are concepts such as holistic health, home health, alternative therapies, health prevention and maintenance, the role of women in nursing and in everyday life, nursing administration, leadership, communications skills, mind/body and body/mind relationships. Her theory on the use of light, fresh air, warmth, cleanliness, quiet, and the proper selection and administration of diet is also well explored. Some of the comments are unexpected and very insightful. - Anita S. Kessler, R.N., M.S.N., M.Ed. Florence Nightingale was the founder of the modern nursing profession. She single handedly revolutionized medical treatment with her writings on nursing. Anita S. Kessler is an R. N. With Master Degrees in both nursing and education. She has been an educator of nurses for more than thirty years.

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