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The University of Rochester Medical Center: Teaching, Discovering, Caring (75 Years of Achievement, 1925-2000)

By: Cohen, Jules; Joynt, Robert J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Rochester Press: 2000

Seller ID: 2206725

ISBN: 1580460836

Condition: Near Fine


Two gift notes to title page, page ridges very faintly foxed.Near Fine. 2000 Hard Cover. xiv, 339 pp. This commemorative volume tells the story of how a relatively small, university-based medical school over the course of 75 years became a national leader in medical research, health care, and their reform. Black & white photographs.Organized to reflect the three major missions of the University of Rochester Medical Center, this book reviews the distinctive achievements in teaching, research and clinical service over the 75 years of the Medical Center's history. Individual chapters on undergrad... View more info

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Medical Licensure and Discipline in the United States

By: Derbyshire, Robert C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2073607

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine slightly faded, jacket price clipped, ink name on front endpaper, minimal pencil marks in text.Very Good. 1979 Hard Cover. xiv, 183 pp. 8vo. A short history of medical licensure and the surveys of law governing medical practice in the U.S. The later chapters deal with legal background for disciplinary actions taken by the licensing boards. View more info

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Joycelyn Elders, M.D.: From Sharecropper's Daughter to Surgeon General of the United States of America

By: Elders, Joycelyn; Chanoff, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1996

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2197333

Condition: Near Fine


Ink stamp on front endpaper, pages toned. 1996 Hard Cover. x, 355 pp. Few figures on the contemporary American political landscape have been as visible and memorable, as admired and hated, as Dr. Joycelyn Elders. In her tour as Bill Clinton's surgeon general she galvanized emotions around such hot button issues as condom distribution in schools, comprehensive sex education, and abortion rights, establishing herself as a firebrand liberal crusader and favorite conservative bete noir. Her relentless candor brought public attention to her issues, infuriated her opponents, and eventually led to on... View more info

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Journal of an Expedition in the Libyan Sahara to Kufra, October 9 to November 14, 1960

By: Gajdusek, D. [Daniel] Carleton

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Study of Child Growth and Development and Disease Patterns in Primitive Cultures, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, National Institutes of Health: 1971

Seller ID: 2072804

Condition: Very Good


Former copy of Edward Miner Library with their bookplate inside front wrapper, minimal pencil marks on text. No other marks. A couple light smudges on rear wrapper. 1971 Stapled Binding. 48 pp. Stapled printed wrappers. A collection of notes, letters, and data from a five-week expedition to the Sahara desert and the Kufra oasis in Libya, during which researchers studied patterns of disease. Gajdusek shared the Nobel Prize with B.S. Blumberg in 1976 for his work on infectious diseases. (Garrison-Morton) View more info

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Mountains Beyond Mountains: Healing the World: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer

By: Kidder, Tracy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: 2003

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2273059

ISBN: 0812973011

Condition: Very Good


Advance reader's edition. Signed by Tracy Kidder and Paul Farmer on title page (Farmer adds under his name, 'who also read this version'). A bit smoky. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 317, [3] pp. Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the “master of the non-fiction narrative.” This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story o... View more info

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Abortion

By: Lader, Lawrence

Price: $250.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. / Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc.: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290442

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Boards faintly soiled, jacket lightly rubbed and foxed, front jacket flap corners trimmed. 1966 Hard Cover. viii, [2], 212 pp. 8vo. The controversial and pioneering work credited with reframing the discussion, and changing the public perception, of abortion in the United States. Betty Friedan called Lader, who helped found the National Abortion Rights Action League and advocated on women's behalf in numerous ways, the father of the reproductive rights movement. The first authoritative and documented report on the laws and practices governing abortion in the U.S. and around the w... View more info

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The Guide to Psychotropic Agents

By: Pocket Prescribing

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pocket Prescribing: 1997

Seller ID: 2037047

Condition: Very Good


Sticker on title page. 1997 Trade Paperback. 169 pp. A thorough look at psychotropic drugs and their prescription guidelines. View more info

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By: Skloot, Rebecca

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Broadway Books: 2011

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2276399

ISBN: 1400052181

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2011 Trade Paperback. xiv, 381 pp. Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first 'immortal' human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they'd weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital... View more info

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By: Skloot, Rebecca

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Broadway Paperback: 2011

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2284445

ISBN: 1400052181

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, light stain on bottom page ridge. 2011 Trade Paperback. xiv, 381 pp. Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first 'immortal' human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they'd weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire St... View more info

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All In a Day's Work: Scenes and Stories from an Adirondack Medical Practice

By: Way, Daniel; Rugge, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Syracuse University Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2206743

ISBN: 0815608012

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. Fine. 2004 Hard Cover. xii, 132 pp. Over 100 color photographs vividly portray the people and places of the southeastern Adirondacks as seen by a Glens Falls family physician who has spent over twenty years practicing rural medicine in such places as Bolton Landing, Warrensburg, North Creek, Indian Lake, Long Lake, Wells, and Speculator. The book is a breathtaking collection of Adirondack landscapes taken along Dr. Daniel Way's travels, mingled with portraits of his patients taken in their homes and the many stories that re... View more info