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Published January, 2017
By Richard Barnett
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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An incisive and startling international review of the evolution of dentistry from the Bronze Age to the present day, presented in a gorgeous package

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Published September, 2016
By Mike Jay
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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Explores the meaning of mental illness through the successive incarnations of the institution that defined it: the madhouse, designed to segregate its inmates from society; the lunatic asylum, which intended to restore the reason of sufferers by humane treatment; and the mental hospital, which reduced their conditions to diseases of the brain.

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Published September, 2016
By Andrew Scull
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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Worldwide in scope and ranging from antiquity to the present, this book examines the human encounter with Unreason in all its manifestations, the challenges it poses to society and our responses to it.

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Published May, 2016
By Joanna Ebenstein and Morbid Anatomy Museum
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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Beneath the original Venetian glass and rosewood case at La Specola in Florence lies Clemente Susini's Anatomical Venus (c. 1790), a perfect object whose luxuriously bizarre existence challenges belief. This title reveals the evolution of the enigmatic sculptures from wax effigy to fetish figure and the embodiment of the uncanny.

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Published October, 2015
By Richard Barnett, Wellcome Collection and Roger L. Kneebone
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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The nineteenth century saw a complete transformation of the practice and reputation of surgery. This book follows its increasingly optimistic evolution, drawing from the examples of surgical textbooks with a focus on the extraordinary visual materials of the mid-nineteenth century.

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Published March, 2015
By Andrew Scull
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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From exorcism to mesmerism, from bedlam to victorian asylums, from the theory of humours to modern pharmacology, this book tells about madness, its meanings, its consequences and our various attempts to understand and treat it.

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Published June, 2014
By Richard Barnett
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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Presents a visual tour through disease in an age before colour photography. This volume combines detailed illustrations of afflicted patients from some of the worlds rarest medical books, that forms a profoundly human reminder of mankinds struggle with disease. It features historic maps, pioneering charts and contemporary case notes.

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Published March, 2012
By Mike Jay
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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Looks at the earliest archaeological evidence of drug use, the botanicals of the classical world, and, the mind-bending self-experiments of early scientists. This title explores the international spectrum of drug use in cultures throughout the modern world.

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Published September, 2011
By Helen Bynum and William F. Bynum
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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Provides an account of the evolution of medical knowledge and practice from ancient Egypt, India and China to todays technology, from letting blood to keyhole surgery, from the theory of humours to the genetic revolution.

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