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Human Anatomy Free Online Books Collection

About 550 anatomy ebooks free at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Human Anatomy”. Some books: Human Anatomy for Children, Atlas of Anatomy, Anatomy, the Human Body Atlas, Gross Anatomy, Structure of the Human Body, Body Systems of Health, Guide to Anatomy & Physiology Lab, The Human Organism, many more. Free medical ebooks online.

The Human Body: Its Structure and Operation

Asimov, Isaac
Mentor 1992 Dewey Dec. 612


Studies man’s place in the scheme of living things and exhaustively describes the nature and function of the members of the human anatomy: the bony, muscular, circulatory, digestive, reproductive, and excretory systems. This revised edition of this perennial bestseller includes advances in biotechnology and transplant surgery. Contains over 60 line drawings. Human anatomy–Popular works, Human physiology–Popular works.

Author note: Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer who wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. -Wikipedia

Human Body

Dorling Kindersley Co.
Dorling Kindersley 2001 Dewey Dec. 612

A concise guide to the structure functions and disorders of the body. Using full-colour highly detailed illustrations and clear accessible language this book is a fascinating introduction to how the body works and what may go wrong. Human body — Pictorial works, Human body, Human anatomy.

Human: The Science Behind What Makes Us Unique

Gazzaniga, Michael S.
Ecco 2008 Dewey Dec. 612

What happened along the evolutionary trail that made humans so unique? In his accessible style, Michael Gazzaniga pinpoints the change that made us thinking, sentient humans different from our predecessors. He explores what makes human brains special, the importance of language and art in defining the human condition, the nature of human consciousness, and even artificial intelligence. Science / General.

Author note: Michael S. Gazzaniga is internationally recognized in the field of neuroscience and a pioneer in cognitive research. He is the director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of many popular science books, including Who’s in Charge? (Ecco, 2011).

An Anatomy of Thought: the Origin and Machinery of the Mind

Glynn, Ian
Wiedenfeld & Nicolson 1999 Dewey Dec. 612

Drawing on a dazzling array of disciplines–physiology, neurology, psychology, anthropology, linguistics, and philosophy–Ian Glynn explains virtually every aspect of the workings of the brain, unlocking the mysteries of the mind. Glynn writes with exceptional clarity as he illuminates the mechanics of nerve messages; the functioning of sensory receptors; the processes by which the brain sees, tastes, and smells; the seats of language, memory, and emotions.
No other single volume has captured the full expanse of our knowledge of consciousness and the brain. Neuropsychology, Brain, Cognition, Philosophy of mind, Science / Life Sciences / Anatomy & Physiology. College textbooks online free.

Author note: Ian Glynn is a Professor and Former Head of the Physiological Laboratory, University of Cambridge, England. Renowned for his work on the sodium pump, the molecular process that charges the brain’s batteries, he is a fellow of the Royal Society and an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Gray’s Anatomy

Gray, Henry
Running Press 1974 Dewey Dec. 612

“The illustrated Running Press edition of the American classic Gray’s anatomy”–Cover. A copy of the complete 1901 edition. Free etextbooks.

The Human Mechanism

Its physiology and hygiene and the sanitation of its surroundings

Hough, Theodore and Sedgwick, William T.
Ginn 1918 Dewey Dec. 612

“A standard work covering physiology, hygiene and sanitation.” – Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931). Human anatomy and physiology textbook online free. Free medical textbooks online.

Engines of the Human Body

Keith, Sir Arthur
Lippincott 1919 Dewey Dec. 612

“An admirable book about human structure and physiology. It is the substance, revised and arranged to form a book, of one of those famous series of Christmas Lectures to popular audiences which the Royal Institution of Great Britain arranges to have given each year by British scientific men of high authority. All of us want to and ought to know as much as we can about our own bodily make-up and the way our bodies perform the necessary life-functions. This book is crammed full of interesting facts, and gives one a point of view about the human body which will be new to many readers.” – Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931). etextbooks, Free college textbooks.

The Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution

Mai, Larry L. et al.
Cambridge Univ. 2005 Dewey Dec. 612

An invaluable research and study tool for both professionals and students covering a broad range of subjects within human biology, physical anthropology, anatomy, auxology, primatology, physiology, genetics, paleontology and zoology. Packed with 13000 descriptions of terms, specimens, sites and names, DHBE also includes information on over 1000 word roots, taxonomies and reference tables for extinct, recent and extant primates, geological and oxygen isotope chronologies, illustrations of landmarks, bones and muscles and an illustration of current hominid phylogeny, making this a must-have volume for anyone with an interest in human biology or evolution. Science / Life Sciences / Evolution, Science / Life Sciences / Biology, Social Science / Anthropology / Physical, Human evolution — Dictionaries, Human biology — Dictionaries.

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Marieb, Elaine N. and Hoehn, Katja
Pearson 2007 Dewey Dec. 612

[The link is for the 7th edition, but the description is for the 9th edition.] With the ninth Edition of Human Anatomy & Physiology, trusted authors Elaine N. Marieb and Katja Hoehn have produced the most accessible, comprehensive, up-to-date and visually stunning anatomy & physiology textbook on the market. Marieb draws on her career as an A&P professor and her experience completing her nursing education; Hoehn relies on her medical education and award-winning classroom instruction—together, they explain anatomy & physiology concepts and processes in a meaningful and memorable way. 1,200+ pages. Medical ebooks.


General Medical eBooks Free

Free Online Medical Books Collection

About 7,600 free online medical books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Medical”. Some books: Law & Ethics for Medical Careers, Diary of a Third Year Medical Student, Medical Technology, Medical Secretary’s Standard Reference, Health Information Management, Medical Office Handbook, Medical School Admissions Advisor, Essentials of Medical Transcription, Medical Breakthroughs, Genetic Medicine, Computers in the Medical Offices, Moral Problems in Medicine, America’s Health Care Safety Net, many more. Free college books online, free etextbooks.

Internal Medicine Free Books Collection

More than 200 free medical ebooks at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Internal Medicine”. Books on: Some books: Principles of Internal Medicine, Medicine: diagnoses and treatment, Blueprints in Medicine, Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Quick Reference to Internal Medicine, Textbook of Medicine, Diseases of the Human Body, Primary Care Secrets, Guide to Internal Medicine, Patient Encounters: the experience of disease, many more. Read them online or download PDF files.

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About 400 free online medical books from the Internet Archive on the subject of Pediatrics. Some books: Principles of Pediatrics, Intro to Clinical Pediatrics, Pediatric Education in the 21st Century, Manual of Hospital Pediatrics, Parent’s Guide to Childhood Illnesses, Questions to Ask Your Child’s Doctor, Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Children, Pediatrics for Parents, Pediatric Drug Handbook, many more. etextbooks, free college textbooks.

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Geriatrics Free Books Collection

About 200 free online geriatrics books from the Internet Archive on the subject of Geriatrics. Some books: Clinical Internal Medicine in the Aged, Geriatric Medicine, Doctors Guide to Growing Older, Case Studies in Geriatrics, Slowing Down the Aging Process, Encyclopedia of Gerontology, Clinical Aspects of Aging, Reichel’s Care of the Elderly, Topics in Aging and Long-term Care, Eldercare: a guide to clinical Geriatrics, many more. College ebooks, free college books online.

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About 600 free online surgery books from the Internet Archive on the subject of Surgery. Some books: Future Techniques in Surgery, Intro to Surgery, Handbook of Surgery, Surgeon on Call, The Story of Surgery, Surgery of the Eye, So Your Doctor Recommended Surgery, Cosmetic Breast Surgery and Body Contouring, Surgery of the Chest, Mastery of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Illustrated Surgery Guide: 20 common operations explained step-by-step, many more.

Sports Medicine Free Books Collection

About 150 free online books on Sports Medicine at Archive.org. Some books: Sports Medicine for Young Athletes, Advances in Pediatric Sport Sciences, Medicine for Sport, Treatment of Injuries to Athletes, Plain Talk about Health and Fitness for Teens, Complete Book of Sports Medicine, Medicine for Mountaineering, The Jock Doc’s Body Repair Kit, Nonsurgical Sports Medicine, many more.

Preventive Medicine Free Books Collection

About 150 free online medical books on “Preventive Medicine” at Archive.org. Among the books in this collection are books on the history of medical science, including history of preventive medicine, 20th century medicine, history of medical care, the history of modern medicine. Free ebooks, free books online.

Dentistry Free Books Collection

About 180 free online Dentistry books at the Internet Archive. Some books: Mosby’s Dental Dictionary, Survey of Dentistry, Primary Preventive Dentistry, The Beginning Dental Practice, The Dental Clinics of North American, Dental Care Careers, Dental Terminology, Oral Self Care, A History of Dentistry in Canada, What Cosmetic Dentists Don’t Want You to Know, Dental Assisting, many more. ebooks, read books online free.

Holistic Medicine Free Books Collection

About 300 free online books on Holistic Medicine at Archive.org. Some books: The Wholeness Handbook: care of body mind & spirit for optimal health, Radical Healing, Boost Your Immune System Now, The Perfect Cleanse, Careers in Alternative Medicine, Natural Health and Wellness Encyclopedia, Joshi’s Holistic Detox, The Holistic Pediatrician, Healthy Healing, New Age Medicine, many more. Free books download, read books online free.

Diseases Free Books Collection

About 150 free online books on “Diseases – General” at Archive.org. Some books: What Nurses Know … Multiple Sclerosis, Stopping Scoliosis, Living Well with Macular Degeneration, Coping with Lupus, Coping with Chemotherapy, Colon Cancer Survivor’s Guide, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Defense against Alzheimer’s Disease, Learn about Your Arthritis, Common Disorders of the Naval Cavity, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, Living with Hepatitis C, The Heart Disease Handbook, Thyroid Sourcebook, many more. ebook, free ebooks online.

Epidemics Free Books Collection

About 120 free books about “Epidemics” at the Internet Archive. Some books: Epidemics & Plagues, Plagues: their origin, history and Future, Pandemonium: bird flu, mad cow disease and other biological plagues of the 21st century, Armies of Pestilence: the impact of disease on history, Pandemics, Killer Diseases, Man and Microbes, Purple Death: the mysterious flu of 1918, When Germs Travel: six major epidemics in the U.S. since 1900, Epidemics: opposing viewpoints, Microbe: are we ready for the next plague?, many more. Free ebook download, free ebooks pdf.

Physiology Free Books Collection

About 2,200 free online Physiology books at the Internet Archive. Some books: Physiology at a Glance, Case Studies in Physiology, Perspectives on Human Biology, Principles of Physiology, Pathophysiology for the Health Professional, Renal Physiology, Intro to Human Physiology, Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Textbook, The Human Body in Health and Illness, ABCs of the Human body, many more. ebook PDF, Read entire books online free.

Psychiatry Free Books Collection

About 1,600 free online Psychiatry books at Archive.org. Some books: The Road Less Traveled, Abnormal Psychology and Modern Life, Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders, Measuring Behavior: an introductory guide, Psychodynamic Psychiatry, Dictionary of Psychology, Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, Black Sun: depression and melancholy, On Being Human, Interpersonal Theory of Psychology, many more. Best free ebooks, books you can read online.

Clinical Psychology Free Books Collection

About 150 free online Clinical Psychology books at Archive.org. Free books: Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology: science and profession, The Scientist Practitioner, A History of Clinical Psychology, The Clinical Method of Psychology, Foundations of Psychopathology, Clinical psychology of exceptional children, Case Studies in Mental Health Treatment, Psychologists’ Desk Reference, many more. All ebooks, read any book online for free.

Pharmacology Free Books Collection

About 650 free online Pharmacology books at Archive.org. Some books: Pharmacology, Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Medical Pharmacology: principles and Concepts, Pharmacology in Nursing, The Drug the Nurse the Patient, High-Yield Pharmacology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Pharmacology and Drug Therapy in Nursing, Drugs and Nursing Implications, Know Your Drugs and Medications, many more. Best free ebooks, digital ebook.

Nonprescription Drugs Free Books Collection

About 70 free online books on “Drugs – Nonprescription” at the Internet Archive. Some books: Physicians’ Desk Reference for Nonprescription Drugs, Non-Prescription Drugs and their Side Effects, Over-the-Counter Drugs: harmless or hazardous?, The Doctors’ Guide to Over-the-Counter Drugs, Complete Guide to Prescription and Non-Prescription Drugs, Guide to Children’s Medications, Smart Buys Drug-Wise, What Do I Take?, Handbook of Over-the-Counter Drugs and pharmacy Products, many more. Download any book for free, best free ebooks.

Mosby’s Medical Dictionary

C.V. Mosby Co.
Mosby 2009 Dewey Dec. 610

Mosby’s Dictionary is the ONE reference you need to help you make sense of the complex world of health care. It features superior-quality definitions plus 2,400 full-color illustrations. It also includes encyclopedic entries to explain more difficult concepts in depth, and a 43-page Color Atlas of Human Anatomy. Over 51,000 comprehensive, authoritative, high-quality definitions – including definitions for major diseases, disorders, drugs, and procedures. Medical / Dictionaries & Terminology, Nursing — Dictionaries. ebook website, books you can read online.

Molecules of Emotion: Why you Feel the Way you Feel

Pert, Candace B.
Scribner 1997 Dewey Dec. 612

Why do we feel the way we feel? How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health? Are our bodies and minds distinct from each other or do they function together as parts of an interconnected system?
In her groundbreaking book Molecules of Emotion, Candace Pert — a neuroscientist whose extraordinary career began with her 1972 discovery of the opiate receptor — provides startling and decisive answers to these and other challenging questions that scientists and philosophers have pondered for centuries. Her pioneering research on how the chemicals inside our bodies form a dynamic information network, linking mind and body, is not only provocative, it is revolutionary. By establishing the biomolecular basis for our emotions and explaining these new scientific developments in a clear and accessible way, Pert empowers us to understand ourselves, our feelings, and the connection between our minds and our bodies — or bodyminds — in ways we could never possibly have imagined before. Psychology / Neuropsychology, Mind and body, Psychology / Emotions. Best free online library.

Author note: Candace B. Pert, Ph.D.,is Research Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where she also conducts AIDS research.

Oriental Medicine: An Illustrated Guide to the Asian Arts of Healing

Van Alphen, Jan and Aris, Anthony, eds.
Shambhala 1996 Dewey Dec. 610

A profusely illustrated, comprehensive survey of the traditional medical and healing arts of Asia. Sixteen authorities from around the world examine the primary traditions of Indian, Tibetan, and Chinese medicine. Separate chapters explain how these ancient systems are now being integrated with Western biomedicine. The book also includes traditional religious considerations of medicine. 150 color plates. Medicine, Oriental. Best free ebooks.

Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders

Bortolotti, Dan
Firefly 2006 Dewey Dec. 610

“An often harrowing account of the men and women who struggle to improve the lives of people in desperate need. The humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders (also known as Médecins Sans Frontières or MSF) delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and those who lack reliable health care. Each year, more than 2,500 volunteer doctors, nurses, and other professionals join locally-hired staff to provide medical aid in more than eighty countries. This book follows these volunteers as they risk their health and lives to treat patients in need.” Publisher. Political Science / NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations), War relief., Disaster medicine., Humanitarian assistance, Volunteer workers in medical care, Medical assistance, International relief.


Healthcare Industry eBooks

Healthcare Industry Free Books Collection

More than 500 free online Healthcare industry books at the Internet Archive. Some books: Whole Person Healthcare, Universal Healthcare: point counterpoint, The Business of Healthcare, Becoming a Healthcare Professional, Alternative Healthcare, Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, The Law of Healthcare Administration, Calculating and Reporting Healthcare Statistics, 101 Careers in Healthcare Management, Information Systems for Healthcare Management, Total Quality in Healthcare, many more.

Healthcare Policy Free Books Collection

About 350 free online Healthcare policy books at archive.org. Some books: Mental Health and Social Policy, Beyond Alcoholism: alcohol and public health policy, Health Services Research, Critical Issues in Health Policy, Bio-Medical Politics, Health Care Policy, Health Care Crisis, The Collapse of Global Public Health, Mental Health Services: a public health perspective, Mental Health Policy in Britain, Understanding the Global Dimensions of Health, many more. ebook collection.

U.S. Medical Policy Free Books Collection

About 150 free online Healthcare policy books and Medical policy books in the U.S. Some books: Contemporary Health Policy, Health and Health Care Policy: a social work perspective, Medicare: a policy primer, Health Care USA, Delivering Health Care in America: a systems approach, Health Policy: the legislative agenda, The Politics of Health Care in 20th Century America, The U.S. Medical Care Industry: the economist’s point of view, States, Regulation and the Medical Profession, many more. ebook collection.

Delivery of Health Care Free Books Collection

More than 350 free online books on Delivery of Health Care, including hospital administration books.Some books: Future Practice Alternatives in Medicine, Telemedicine and the Reinvention of Healthcare, Tomorrow’s Hospital, Health Care Meltdown, The American Health Scandal, Health Care USA, Medical Geography, Guide to Health Care Law, Pharmaceutical Care, Crisis in the Health Care System, Health Care Delivery in the U.S., Health Economics, many more.

Health Care Reform Free Books Collection

About 200 Health Care Reform free online books. Some books: The President’s Health Security Plan, Miracle Cure: how to solve America’s Health care crisis, The Smart Voter’s Guide to Health Care Reform, Handbook for Healthcare Reform, The Truth about Obamacare, Wasting Away: the undermining of Canadian health care, Health Security: the President’s Report to the American People, The Future of Health Care in America, The Politics of Health Care Reform, Society’s Mirror: reflections on health care reform, many more.

Medical Ethics Free Books Collection

More than 450 books online on Medical Ethics at the Internet Archive. Some books: Health Care Ethics Principles & Problems, The American Medical Ethics Revolution, Medical Ethics, Moral Problems in Medicine, Mortal Choices: bioethics in today’s world, Clinical Ethics and Values: issues & insights, Issues in Biomedical Ethics, Case Studies in Medical Ethics, Moral Dilemmas in Modern Medicine, Causing Death and Saving Lives, many more.

Cost of Medical Care Free Books Collection

About 125 free online books on the Cost of Medical Care. Some books: Your Money or Your Life, Managing your Medicare, The Challenge of Rationing Health Care, Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, MedicScams: how to spot and avoid health care scams, frauds, etc., How to Cut Your Medical Bills, Medical Cost Crisis: a solution before it’s too late, Rethinking How We Pay for Health Care, many more.

Health Insurance Free Books Collection

About 250 free online books about Health Insurance. Some books: Health Insurance Today: a practical approach, Understanding Health Insurance: a guide to professional billing, Medical Insurance made easy, The Health Insurance Fact & Answer Book, Principles of Healthcare Reimbursement, Navigating Your Health Benefits for Dummies, Principles of Life and Health Insurance, Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, many more.

Medicare Free Books Collection

More than 100 free online books about Medicare at the Internet Archive. Some books: Medicare Made Easy, Maximize Your Medicare, Medicare for the Clueless, Social Security and Medicare Facts, Medicare Now and in the Future, The Diagnosis and Treatment of Medicare, The Political Life of Medicare, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage for Dummies, Medicare Handbook, Guide to Social Security and Medicare, many more.

Medical Personnel Free Books Collection

More than 200 free online books on “Medical Personnel” at the Internet Archive. Some books: Hospital: the hidden lives of a medical center staff, Careers in Health Care, Group Process for the Health Professions, Emergency Services Stress, Hot Health Care Careers, Handbook of Health Care Careers, Public Speaking for Health Professionals, Counselling Skills for Health Professionals, Health Professions and the State in Europe, Human Relations for the Medical Office, many more.

Caregivers Free Books Collection

More than 300 free books about Caregivers at the Internet Archive. Some books: Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul, Caregiving as Your Parents Age, You Want Me to Do What? journaling for caregivers, When the Man You Love is Ill, How to Care for Yourself while You’re Taking Care of Others, Helping the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patient, Caregiving Can Pull You Apart, The AIDS Caregiver’s Handbook, many more.

Infant Care Free Books Collection

About 100 free books on Infant Care. Some books: First-Year Baby Care, Baby & Me, The Well Baby Book, Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, The Baby Book, Planning Your Pregnancy and Birth, The Preemie Parents’ Companion, Pregnancy to Parenthood, The Parenting Advisor, Raising Baby Right, Consumer Reports Guide to Baby Products, Maternity Sourcebook, many more.

Hospitals Free Books Collection

About 600 free books on Hospitals at the Internet Archive. Some books: AHA Hospitals Statistics, Addressing Staffing Needs for Patient Care, Hospital Administration Careers, Safety Guide for Health Care Institutions, Career Prep: working in a hospital, Internal Auditing for Hospitals, Essentials of Hospital Finance, The Well-Managed Community Hospital, Hospitals: the planning and design process, Hospitals: what they are and how they work, many more.

Nursing Homes Free Books Collection

About 130 free books on Nursing Homes at Archive.org. Some books: Nursing Home Administration, Nursing Homes: a citizen’s action guide, Inside Guide to America’s Nursing Homes, There’s No Place Like a Nursing Home, Tender Loving Greed: the scandal of the American nursing-home “industry”, Nursing Homes: quality and care issues, How to Choose a Nursing Home, many more.

Mental Health Services Free Books Collection

About 450 free books on Mental Health Services at Archive.org. Some Books: Innovative Approaches to Mental Health Evaluation, A Guide to Careers in Mental Health, Children’s Mental Health: creating systems of care, Handbook of Community Mental Health, The Administration of Mental Health Services, Community Counselling, Psychiatric Administration, Business Success in Mental Health Practice, many more.

Community Mental Health Services Free Books Collection

About 150 free books on Community Mental Health Services at the Internet Archive. Some Books: Neglected Problems in Community Mental Health, Patterns of Performance in Community Care, Mental Illness and Your Town, Community Support Systems and Mental Health, Reflections on Community Psychiatric Nursing, Mental Health and Social Policy, Handbook of Community Mental Health Practice, Mental Health Problems in Old Age, many more.

Taming the Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs are Destroying our Health Care System

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Callahan, Daniel
Princeton Univ. 2009 Dewey Dec. 338.4

Medical technology saves lives and relieves suffering, and is enormously popular with the public, profitable for doctors, and a source of great wealth for industry. Yet its costs are rising at a dangerously unsustainable rate. The control of technology costs poses a terrible ethical and policy dilemma. How can we deny people what they may need to live and flourish? Esteemed medical ethicist Daniel Callahan confronts this dilemma head-on. He argues that we can’t escape it by organizational changes alone. Nothing less than a fundamental transformation of our thinking about health care is needed to achieve lasting and economically sustainable reform. The technology bubble, he contends, is beginning to burst. Medical / Health Policy, Medical / Public Health, Health & Fitness / Health Care Issues.

Author note: Daniel Callahan is senior researcher and president emeritus at the Hastings Center, which he cofounded, and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

The Pharmaceutical Industry

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Carroll, Jamuna
Greenhaven 2009 Dewey Dec. 338.4

A volume in the “Opposing Viewpoints” series, with several contributed essays in each chapter representing various points of view.
Contents: Is Pharmaceutical Research Safe and Unbiased? – Are Prescription Drugs Appropriately Regulated? – Are Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices Ethical? – Is the Cost of Prescription Drugs in America Appropriate? Free online book on pharmaceuticals.

Health Security for All

Derickson, Alan
Johns Hopkins University 2005 Dewey Dec. 610

This provocative work explores the invention and reinvention of a fundamental goal of American social policy—universal health care. In Health Security for All, Alan Derickson examines the emergence of diverse proposals for all-encompassing health reform since the early twentieth century. This study discovers not only a number of imaginative arguments for extending health services but also an unexpectedly wide array of passionate advocates for universalism. Medical / History, Right to health — History — United States, National health insurance — History — United States, Right to health care — History — United States, Health insurance — Government policy — History — United States, Medical policy — History — United States.

Dangerous Doses: A True Story of Cops, Counterfeiters, and the Contamination of America’s Drug Supply

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Eban, Katherine
Harvest 2006 Dewey Dec. 363.1

Stolen, tainted, and compromised counterfeit medicine has increasingly made its way into a poorly regulated distribution system—reaching vulnerable and unsuspecting patients who stake their lives on it. The heart of the problem lies in South Florida—and Dangerous Doses exposes it through a “ragtag group of seasoned investigators. In Katherine Eban’s hard-hitting examination of America’s secret ring of drug counterfeiters, these tireless investigators follow the trail of medication, stolen in a seemingly minor break-in, as it funnels into a sprawling national network of drug polluters. Their pursuit stretches from a strip joint in South Miami to the halls of Congress, as they battle entrenched political interests and uncover an increasing threat to America’s health. Business & Economics / Industries / Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology, Product counterfeiting, Drug adulteration.

Medicine: Opposing Viewpoints

Egendorf, Laura K.
Greenhaven 2002 Dewey Dec. 610

What problems confront American medicine? – Is alternative medicine effective? – Are new medical technologies beneficial? – What is the future of medicine?

Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health

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Garrett, Laurie
Hyperion 2000 Dewey Dec. 362.1

Laurie Garrett takes readers around the world to reveal how a series of potential and present public health catastrophes mark the death of public health and taken together form a terrifying portrait of real global disaster in the making. Public health is a bond between a government and its people and if either side betrays that trust the system is likely to collapse like a house of cards. Garrett illustrates how over the last twenty years this trust has frayed and our global public health system systematically destroyed. With globalization, no person is safe from anti-biotic resistant ‘superbugs’, epidemics or bio-war. Health Policy, Public health — Cross-cultural studies, World Health, Epidemiology, Medical policy.

Health Care Half-Truths: Too Many Myths, Not Enough Reality

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Garson, Arthur and Engelhard, Carolyn L.
Rowman & Littlefield 2007 Dewey Dec. 362.1

Are you tired of hearing that the American health care ‘system’ is broken? Well, it is. You can’t understand your bill–or pay it; you wait an hour before seeing the doctor for ten minutes; and that was your child who was just laid off, and whose family has no health insurance. Health Care Half-Truths shows the ways in which American health care is tarnished and ways in which it shines, explaining that if we are going to make our health care system work for us we must begin with a common set of information. Arthur Garson identifies twenty myths about the U.S. health care system and uses his extensive knowledge and keen insights to blow them apart. Health & Fitness / Health Care Issues, Social medicine — Miscellanea, Health care reform — Miscellanea.

And a Time to Die: How American Hospitals Shape the End of Life

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Kaufman, Sharon R.
Scribner 2005 Dewey Dec. 362.1

In the past thirty years, the advent of medical technology capable of sustaining life without restoring health, the expectation that a critically ill person need not die, and the conviction that medicine should routinely thwart death have significantly changed where, when, and how Americans die and put us all in the position of doing something about death.
In a penetrating and revelatory study, medical anthropologist Sharon R. Kaufman examines the powerful center of those changes — the hospital, where most Americans die today. Kaufman observed and interviewed critically ill patients, their families, doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff at three community hospitals. In…And a Time to Die, her research places us at the heart of that science-driven yet fractured and often irrational world of health care delivery, where empathetic yet frustrated, hard-working yet constrained professionals both respond to and create the anxieties and often inchoate expectations of patients and families, who must make “decisions” they are ill-prepared to make. Self-Help / Death, Grief, Bereavement, Terminal care — United States, Death — Social aspects — United States,

A Not Entirely Benign Procedure: Four Years as a Medical Student

Klass, Perri
Plume 1994 Dewey Dec. 610

Acclaimed pediatrician, journalist, and novelist Perri Klass offers a provocative look at the ups and downs of medical school from those first exams to the day she became a doctor. In a direct, candid style, Klass shares what it is like to be a first-time mother while attending med school; the unique lingo of the med student; how to deal with every bodily fluid imaginable; and the humor and heartbreak of working with patients. With this collection of essays, Klass established herself as a go-to voice for a generation of med students and doctors, with her frank and witty perspective. Klass also brings a proven ability to make the medical world accessible to the lay reader, through her extensive literary and journalistic experience.

The Truth about Health Care: Why Reform is Not Working in America

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Mechanic, David
Rutgers Univ. 2006 Dewey Dec. 338.4

The United States spends greatly more per person on health care than any other country but the evidence shows that care is often poor and inappropriate. Despite expenditures of 1.7 trillion dollars in 2003, and growing substantially each year, services remain fragmented and poorly coordinated, and more than 46 million people are uninsured. Why can’t America, with its vast array of resources, sophisticated technologies, superior medical research and educational institutions, and talented health care professionals, produce higher quality care and better outcomes? David Mechanic explains how health care in America has evolved in ways that favor a myriad of economic, professional, and political interests over those of patients. While money has always had a place in medical care, “big money” and the quest for profits has become dominant, making meaningful reforms difficult to achieve.
Mechanic’s thoughtful roadmap describes how health plans, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and consumer groups can work together to improve access, quality, fairness, and health outcomes in America. Medical / Health Policy, Medical / Health Care Delivery, Health care reform.

The American Way of Death Revisited

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Mitford, Jessica
Vintage 2000 Dewey Dec. 338.4

Only the scathing wit and searching intelligence of Jessica Mitford could turn an exposé of the American funeral industry into a book that is at once deadly serious and side-splittingly funny. When first published in 1963, this landmark of investigative journalism became a runaway bestseller and resulted in legislation to protect grieving families from the unscrupulous sales practices of those in “the dismal trade.”
Just before her death in 1996, Mitford thoroughly revised and updated her classic study. The American Way of Death Revisited confronts new trends, including the success of the profession’s lobbyists in Washington, inflated cremation costs, the telemarketing of pay-in-advance graves, and the effects of monopolies in a death-care industry now dominated by multinational corporations. Social Science / Death & Dying

Author note: Jessica Mitford (1917-1996) was one of the most celebrated muckraking journalists of our time. Among her books are Daughters and Rebels, The Trial of Dr. Spock, and Poison Penmanship: The Gentle Art of Muckraking.

A Second Opinion: Rescuing America’s Healthcare: A Plan for Universal Coverage Serving Patients Over Profit

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Relman, Arnold S.
PublicAffairs 2010 Dewey Dec. 362.1

Dr. Relman is for national single-payer insurance but believes America’s health-care system must change, too, or spiraling costs–and spiraling inequity–won’t be contained. The greatest threat to U.S. health care, as he sees it, is the commercialization of medicine since the late 1960s, which, according to free-market ideology, should bring better care at lower cost but hasn’t delivered (and never will, Relman believes). Doctors need to renew the sense of themselves as disinterested and compassionate healers rather than money-grubbing entrepreneurs. Relman proposes that most physicians be salaried by a national financing system, associate in self-run group practices to pool expertise and resources, and reclaim the professional self-regulation lost in a 1943 Supreme Court antitrust decision.

Author note: Dr. Arnold S. Relman (1923-2014) was an American internist and professor of medicine and social medicine. He was the editor of The New England Journal of Medicine, and wrote extensively on medical publishing and reform of the U.S. health care system.

Health Care Policy and Politics A to Z

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Rovner, Julie
CQ 2003 Dewey Dec. 362.1

This reference book explores changes made in the nation’s health system by the private sector, Congress, federal and state courts, and state legislatures. More than three hundred entries explain the history, politics, and terminology of the health care debate. Contents include profiles of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and congressional committees responsible for making health care policy, plus contact information on the most influential groups; definitions of the terms and concepts essential for understanding health policy; history and analysis of important health care policies and policy debates involving programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and the uninsured; Reports on medical advances, new drugs and technologies, policy debates, and recent trends in health care delivery; appendixes, including a time line and suggested readings. Medical / Health Policy, Medical policy — Encyclopedias — United States, Medical care — Encyclopedias — Political aspects — United States.

Morphine, Ice cream, Tears: Tales of a City Hospital

Sacco, Joseph, M.D.
Morrow 1989 Dewey Dec. 610

“Joe Sacco became a doctor because of an earnest desire to help his fellowman. In this moving, terrifying, and often hilarious book he tells how his residency in a city hospital nearly ground his high principles into dust. Bone-weary from endless hours of duty, aghast at the treatment of helpless patients, Dr. Sacco saw his enthusiasm turn to cynicism. He started to write down the pathos and greed, humor and horror that surrounded him.” Medical / General

The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World’s Poorest Patients

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Shah, Sonia
New Press 2006 Dewey Dec. 362.1

“The Body Hunters recounts the way the multinational pharmaceutical industry, in its quest to develop lucrative drugs, has begun quietly exporting its clinical research business to the developing world, where ethical oversight is minimal and desperate patients abound… “Based on several years of original research and reporting from Africa and Asia, The Body Hunters is a damning indictment of a new realm in the exploitation of the world’s poor. Tracing the checkered history of Western medical science in poor countries, it lays bare the impossible choice being faced by many patients in the developing world: be experimented upon or die for lack of medicine.” – Publisher.

Getting What We Deserve: Health and Medical Care in America

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Sommer, Alfred
Johns Hopkins Univ. 2009 Dewey Dec. 362.1

One of America’s leading public health experts finds a host of ills in this country’s health care system:
• The United States spends nearly twice as much on health care as the rest of the developed world, yet has higher infant mortality rates and shorter longevity than most nations.
• We have access to many different drugs that accomplish the same end at varying costs, and nearly all are cheaper abroad.
• Our life span had doubled over the past century before we developed effective drugs to treat most diseases or even considered altering the human genome.
• The benefits of almost all newly developed treatments are marginal, while their costs are high.
In his blunt assessment of the state of public health in America, Alfred Sommer argues that human behavior has a stronger effect on wellness than almost any other factor. Despite exciting advances in genomic research and cutting-edge medicine, Sommer explains, most illness can be avoided or managed with simple, low-tech habits such as proper hand washing, regular exercise, a balanced diet, and not smoking.

The Social Transformation of American Medicine

Starr, Paul
Basic 1982 Dewey Dec. 610

Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize in American History, this is a landmark history of how the entire American health care system of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs has evolved over the last two centuries.
“The definitive social history of the medical profession in America….A monumental achievement.”—H. Jack Geiger, M.D., New York Times Book Review. Medical / Health Care Delivery, Medical / History.

Author note: Paul Starr (1949- ) is Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and its Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs. He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Social Transformation of American Medicine and The Creation of the Media. Starr is the co-founder and editor of The American Prospect magazine.

The Insanity Offense: How America’s Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers its Citizens

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Torrey, E. Fuller
Norton 2008 Dewey Dec. 362.1

Beginning in the 1960s in the United States, scores of patients with severe psychiatric disorders were discharged from public mental hospitals. At the same time, activists forced changes in commitment laws that made it impossible to treat half of the patients that left the hospital. The combined effect was profoundly destructive. Today, among homeless persons, at least one-third are severely mentally ill; among the incarcerated, at least one-tenth. Torrey takes full stock of this phenomenon, exploring the causes and consequences as he weaves together narratives of individual tragedies in three states with sobering national data on our failure to treat the mentally ill. Medical / Mental Health, Mentally ill — Deinstitutionalization — United States — Commitment and detention.

Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself, and the Consequences for your Health and our Medical Future

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Washington, Harriet A.
Doubleday 2011 Dewey Dec. 338.4

Think your body is your own to control and dispose of as you wish? Think again. The United States Patent Office has granted at least 40,000 patents on genes controlling the most basic processes of human life, and more are pending. If you undergo surgery in many hospitals you must sign away ownership rights to your excised tissues, even if they turn out to have medical and fiscal value. Life itself is rapidly becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of the medical- industrial complex.
Deadly Monopolies is a powerful, disturbing, and deeply researched book that illuminates this “life patent” gold rush and its harmful, and even lethal, consequences for public health. It examines the shaky legal, ethical, and social bases for Big Pharma’s argument that such patents are necessary to protect their investments in new drugs and treatments, arguing that they instead stifle the research, competition, and innovation that can drive down costs and save lives. In opposing the commodification of the body, Harriet Washington provides a crucial human dimension to an often all-too-abstract debate. Medical / Ethics, Pharmaceutical industry — Economic aspects, Drugs — Marketing — Moral and ethical aspects.

Author note: Harriet A. Washington has been a fellow in medical ethics at the Harvard Medical School, a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University, a fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, and the recipient of a John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University.


History of the Medical Field

History of Medicine Free Book Collection

About 1,200 free online books on “History of Medicine” at the Internet Archive. Among the topics covered in this collection are: the medical revolution in history, history of medical science, medicine of ancient Egypt, history of folk medicine, medicine in the 1800s, founders of medicine, medicine in the ancient world, history of medical care. Medicine in ancient civilization, history of the medical field, history of tropical medicine, history of science and medicine, history of eastern medicine, 20th century medical history, history of medical technology in the world. The history of modern medicine, early modern medicine, medicine in the 1600s, history of medicine and surgery, medical advances in the 1800s, ancient medical history, history of clinical medicine, 19th century medical history, medicine in the 1700s. History of laboratory medicine, medical history pdf, history of home remedies, history of preventive medicine, medicine in ancient times, history of medical science, Chinese medical history, early 20th century medicine, history of medicine pdf. Herbal remedies history, history of medical schools, western medicine history, ancient surgical procedures, history of medical diagnosis, history of natural medicine, ancient Chinese healing, history of alternative medicine, history of medical education. History of modern medicine, history of American medicine, medical history online, traditional Chinese medicine history, history of holistic medicine, history of homeopathic medicine, history of Chinese herbal medicine, history of medicinal plants.

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“Send Us a Lady Physician”: Women Doctors in America, 1835-1920

Abram, Ruth J.
Norton 1985 Dewey Dec. 610

“In the latter part of the 19th century, women, who had hitherto been barred from medical schools, were gradually granted the freedom to study and practice medicine. Indeed, by 1900, over 7,000 female physicians were practicing in America…. Women established thriving private practices, occupied leadership positions in various medical institutions, served as professors and deans in medical schools for women, and were members and officers of medical societies. Their future in medicine seemed assured. Yet by 1920 the number of women doctors had plummeted. New barriers inhibited their entry into medicine and created obstacles in the careers of established women doctors. Not until the 1970s would America’s women physicians recoup their 19th-century gains.” Book cover. Book on female doctors. Among the topics are early 20th century medicine, history of medical science, history and medicine, social history in medicine, history of medical schools, 20th century healthcare, 19th century medical history, history of American medicine.

Medical Firsts: From Hippocrates to the Human Genome

Adler, Robert E.
Wiley & Sons 2004 Dewey Dec. 610

An exploration of medical discoveries-from the ancient Greeks to the present. From the Hippocratic Oath to the human genome, from Pasteur’s germ theory to the worldwide eradication of smallpox, Medical Firsts brings to life 2,500 years of medical advances and discoveries. Organized chronologically, the book describes each milestone in a vivid capsule history. Medical / History.

The Great American Medicine Show: Being an Illustrated History of Hucksters, Healers, Health Evangelists, and Heroes from Plymouth Rock to the Present

Armstrong, David and Amrstrong Elizabeth M.
Prentice Hall 1991 Dewey Dec. 610

Beginning with early American medicine, the Armstrongs profile some of the best-known medical figures, divine healers, medicine men, reformers, and just plain quacks, and delineate the kinds of treatment they championed. Includes some 100 interesting and often humorous illustrations of historic advertisements, cartoons, and the like. Quacks and quackery — United States, Medicine shows — United States.

The Devil’s Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science

Ball, Philip
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006 Dewey Dec. 610

Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombast von Hohenheim, who called himself Paracelsus, stands at the cusp of medieval and modern times. A contemporary of Luther, an enemy of the medical establishment, a scourge of the universities, an alchemist, an army surgeon, and a radical theologian, he attracted myths even before he died. Who was the man behind these stories? Some have accused him of being a charlatan, a windbag who filled his books with wild speculations and invented words. Others claim him as the father of modern medicine. Philip Ball exposes a more complex truth in The Devil’s Doctor—one that emerges only by entering into Paracelsus’s time. He explores the intellectual, political, and religious undercurrents of the sixteenth century and looks at how doctors really practiced. Science — History — 16th century, Physicians — Biography, Alchemists — Biography.

Science of Medicine

Bedeschi, Giulio
F. Watts 1975 Dewey Dec. 610

Discusses the history of medical science and the increasingly advanced medical technology used to search for cures and treat disease. Medicine — History.

Introduction to the History of Medicine from the time of the Pharaohs to the end of the XVIIIth Century

Cumston, Charles G.
1987 Dewey Dec. 610

Originally published in 1926, An Introduction to the History of Medicine is a compilation of reliable and essential contributions to the subject of the history of medicine. The book looks at the evolution of medicine from the practices in Ancient Egypt, to the medicine of the 16th century, and examines the work of Hippocrates and Galen. The book also examines the philosophy that began around the practice of medicine, as well as early discussions of ethics. It also looks at early medicine through the lens of religion, covering the practices of medicine in Hindu, Chaldean and Islamic religions. The book provides a broad coverage of early medicine in ancient civilizations, focusing particularly on Ancient Greece, Persia and Rome. Medicine — History.

History of American Red Cross Nursing

Dock, Lavinia L. & others
Macmillan 1922 Dewey Dec. 610

“One phase of American nursing history— that of the organization and development of the nursing service of the American Red Cross— has been gathered in elaborate detail in. . . an official volume. . . The book follows the Red Cross nurses in the Spanish war, the world war, the foreign emergency relief program, the post-war developments in rural and public health nursing and educational work in which the Red Cross has played an active part.” Survey. Red Cross and Red Crescent — History — United States, World War, 1914-1918 — Medical care, History of Nursing — United States.

From Humors to Medical Science: A History of American Medicine

Duffy, John
University of Illinois 1993 Dewey Dec. 610

John Duffy’s classic history, formerly titled The Healers, has been thoroughly revised and updated for this second edition, which includes new chapters on women and minorities in medicine and on the challenges currently facing the health care field. “This remains the only comprehensive history of American medicine. The treatment of the emergence of modern medicine and the flowering of surgery is especially fresh and well done.” Medicine — History — United States, Medical education — History — United States.

Medicine’s 10 Greatest Discoveries

Friedman, Meyer and Friedland, Gerald W.
Yale Univ. 1998 Dewey Dec. 610

Andreas Vesalius and modern human anatomy — William Harvey and the circulation of blood — Antony Leeuwenhock and bacteria — Edward Jenner and vaccination — Crawford Long and surgical anesthesia — Wilhelm Roentgen and the x-ray beam — Ross Harrison and tissue culture — Nikolai Anichkov and cholesterol — Alexander Fleming and antibiotics — Maurice Wilkins and DNA — Concluding thoughts.

The History Of Medicine: The Middle Ages, 500-1450

Kelly, Kate
Facts on File 2009 Dewey Dec. 610

The Middle Ages illuminates what occurred during medieval times that affected future developments in medicine. Featuring a chronology, a glossary, and an array of historical and current sources for further research, this insightful volume provides readers with a better understanding of the accomplishments of the time, explaining how and why scientific understanding was poised for the breakthrough of the Renaissance period. Medical / History.

History of Medicine (vol 1)

Vol 2 part 1

Neuburger, Dr. Max
1910 Dewey Dec. 610

An early 20th Century History of Medicine. Volume 2, Part 2 was not found online.

Evolution of Modern Medicine

Osler, Sir William
Yale University 1921 Dewey Dec. 610

Subtitle: “A series of lectures delivered at Yale University on the Silliman Foundation in April, 1923”.
Contents: Introduction; Greek medicine; Medieval medicine; Renaissance and the rise of anatomy and physiology; Rise and development of modern medicine; Rise of preventive medicine. Contains many excellent illustrations.
“Highly interesting and able summary, suited to layman and doctor alike.” – Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931).

Author note: Sir William Osler (1849-1919) 1st Baronet, FRS FRCP was a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Osler created the first residency program for specialty training of physicians, and he was the first to bring medical students out of the lecture hall for bedside clinical training. Wikipedia

History of Medicine in the United States, Vol 1

– Volume 2

Packard, Francis R.
Hafner 1963 Dewey Dec. 610

Originally published in 1931.
Vol 1: Medical events connected with the early history of the English colonies in America – Epidemic sickness and mortality in the English colonies in North America from its earlies discovery to the year 1800 – Early medical legislation – The earliest hospitals – Medical education before the foundation of medical schools – The earliest medical schools – Pre-Revolutionary medical publications – The medical profession in the War for Independence – The medical department of the army from the close of the Revolution to the close of the Spanish-American War.
Vol 2: History of the medical department of the United States Navy – Some of the medical schools founded during the first half of the 19th century – Outlines of the development of medical practice and education in some of the states – Foreign influences on American medicine – Some notable events in American medicine and surgery – The Beginnings of Specialism in America – Appendices – Bibliography.

The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity

Porter, Roy
Norton 1998 Dewey Dec. 610

Hailed as “a remarkable achievement” (Boston Sunday Globe) and as “a triumph: simultaneously entertaining and instructive, witty and thought-provoking . . . a splendid and thoroughly engrossing book” (Los Angeles Times), Roy Porter’s charting of the history of medicine affords us an opportunity as never before to assess its culture and science and its costs and benefits to mankind. Porter explores medicine’s evolution against the backdrop of the wider religious, scientific, philosophical, and political beliefs of the culture in which it develops, covering ground from the diseases of the hunter-gatherers to today’s threat of AIDS and ebola, from the clearly defined conviction of the Hippocratic oath to the muddy ethical dilemmas of modern-day medicine. Medicine — History, Social medicine — History.

Seeking the Cure: A History of Medicine in America

Rutkow, Ira M.
Scribner 2010 Dewey Dec. 610

Seeking the Cure tells the tale of American medicine with a series of little-known anecdotes that bring to life the grand and unceasing struggle by physicians to shed unsound, if venerated, beliefs and practices and adopt new medicines and treatments, often in the face of controversy and scorn. Rutkow expertly weaves the stories of individual doctors—what they believed and how they practiced—with the economic, political, and social issues facing the nation. Among the book’s many historical personages are Cotton Mather, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington (whose timely adoption of a controversial medical practice probably saved the Continental Army), Benjamin Rush, James Garfield (who was killed by his doctors, not by an assassin’s bullet), and Joseph Lister. The book touches such diverse topics as smallpox and the Revolutionary War, the establishment of the first medical schools, medicine during the Civil War, railroad medicine and the beginnings of specialization, the rise of the medical-industrial complex, and the thrilling yet costly advent of modern disease-curing technologies utterly unimaginable a generation ago, such as gene therapies, body scanners, and robotic surgeries. Physicians — History — United States, Medicine — History — United States.


Nursing Free eBooks

Nursing Free Online Book Collection

About 5,000 Nursing free online books, at the Internet Archive. Some books: Medical-Surgical Nursing, Forensic Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Humanistic Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, Maternity Nursing, Obstetric Nursing, Orthopedic Nursing, Nursing Interventions, Nursing Homes & Nursing Care, Clinical Nursing Skills, Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes: is it adequate?., Handbook of Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Nursing Careers, many more.

Nursing Free Online Books – Handbooks, Manuals, etc. Collection

About 150 free online books on Nursing from the Internet Archive: Handbooks, Manuals, etc. Some books: Fundamentals of Nursing, Applying Nursing Process, Clinical Manual of Pediatric Nursing, Key Nursing Skills, Public and Community Health Nurse’s Consultant, Cancer Nursing, Ob/Gyn Care, Pediatric Nursing Reference, Manual of Nursing Practice, Home Care Nursing Handbook, Clinical Manual of Psychiatric Nursing, Care of People with Diabetes, Nurse’s Drug Guide, Caring for Surgical Patients, many more.

Nursing Care Free Books Collection

About 400 free online books on Nursing Care at the Internet Archive. Some books: Nursing Concepts and Nursing Care, Q & A Review for NCLEX-RN, Nursing: a concept-based approach to learning, Nursing Procedures & Protocols, Scientific Principles in Nursing, Nursing Skills & Concepts, Concepts Basic to Nursing, Portable RN: the all-in-one nursing reference, Illustrated Handbook of Nursing Care, Photo Guide of Nursing Skills, many more.

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Geriatric Nursing Free Book Collection

About 100 free books on Geriatric Nursing from Archive.org. Some books: Gerontological Nursing, Caring for the Elderly in Diverse Care Settings, Mastering Geriatric Care, Basic Geriatric Nursing, The Aged Person and the Nursing Process, Resources for Teaching Gerontology, Gerontology and Leadership Skills for Nurses, Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults, Nursing Management for the Elderly, many more.

Psychiatric Nursing Free Books Collection

About 150 Psychiatric Nursing books from the Internet Archive. Some books: Basic Psychiatric Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: concepts of care, Clinical Manual of Psychiatric Nursing, Acute Mental Health Nursing, Mental Health Nursing: reviews and rationales, Clinical Practice in Psychosocial Nursing, Child, Adolescent & Family Psychiatric Nursing, Assessments & Medications for Psychiatric Nursing, many more.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health, Vol. 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Volume 5

Longe, Jacqueline L., ed.
Thomson Gale 2006 Dewey Dec. 610

In the fully updated second edition of this award-winning title, nearly 900 alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. The Encyclopedia covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy and more. Free online Nursing book.

Practical Nursing; A Text-book for Nurses

Maxwell, Anna Caroline and Pope, Amy Elizabeth
Putnam 1914 Dewey Dec. 610

Describes “the procedures used in the general care of patients and the giving of treatments in a manner to facilitate class instruction- nevertheless, items of procedures, and procedures as a whole, which cannot well be shown in class are also described and special stress is made on details that will enhance a patient’s comfort.” – Preface to fourth edition.

Author note: Anna Caroline Maxwell (1851-1929) was a nurse who came to be known as “the American Florence Nightingale”. Her pioneering activities were crucial to the growth of professional nursing in the United States. Wikipedia

Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Nursing for NCEX-RN

Saxton, Dolores F., ed.
Mosby 2003 Dewey Dec. 610

Thousands of students have used this review tool and study guide for the NCLEX-RN examination. include more than 3,500 test questions – making it a “must-have” for top students who are serious about passing this test. Its unique coding of questions helps students evaluate performance according to the most recent NCLEX test plan. Plus, it offers a thorough outline review of medical-surgical, pediatric, maternity/women’s health, and mental health nursing. Each chapter is followed by NCLEX-style test questions that cover key categories of concern within each clinical area, and two comprehensive tests follow the review chapters. Nursing — Examinations. Nursing ebook.

Just a Nurse: From Clinic to Hospital Ward, Battleground to Cancer Unit: The Hearts and Minds of Nurses Today

Kraegel, Janet M. and Kachoyeanos, Mary
Dell 1990 Dewey Dec. 610

In the tradition of Studs Turkel’s “Working,”” “Just a Nurse” brings us the voices of America’s nurses–in burn units, cancer and AIDS wards, prisons, children’s hospices, and delivery rooms. They speak candidly about the joys and sorrows, tragedies and miracles of their work as they shatter every myth about nurses and nursing you’ve ever heard. Nursing — United States, Nurses — Interviews — United States.


Veterinary Medicine Free eBooks

Veterinary Medicine Free Online Book Collection

About 150 free online medical ebooks on Veterinary Medicine at the Internet Archive. Some books: Opportunity in Veterinary Medicine Careers, Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology, Head to Tail Wellness, Veterinary Dictionary, Diagnostic Methods in Veterinary Medicine, Keeping Livestock Healthy, Veterinary Guide for Farmers, Pets: a complete handbook, Pet Care in the New Century, Veterinary Guide for Animal Owners, An Unspoken Art: Profiles of Veterinary Life, many more.