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    Contraception and Modern Ireland: A Social History, c.1922-92

    The first comprehensive history of contraception in Ireland from the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922 to the 1990s. Drawing on oral history and archival sources, Laura Kelly provides insights into the lived experiences of Irish men and women and activists in this period.

    Europe's Physician

    Among the papers of Hugh Trevor-Roper, who died in 2003, was a manuscript to which he had repeatedly turned for more than thirty years. Exploring an array of English and European sources, the author reveals the story of the pioneering Swiss Huguenot doctor who mixed medicine with diplomacy, with political intrigue, and with secret intelligence.

    Deadly Dinner Party The

    Presents fifteen real-life medical detective stories. This title includes stories that entertain us and teach us much about medicine, its history, and the subtle interactions among pathogens, humans, and the environment.


    "A timely, fair-minded and crisply written account."-New York Times Book Review

    Asperger's Children: The Origins of

    A ground-breaking exploration of the chilling history behind an increasingly common diagnosis.

    Great Discoveries in Medicine The

    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.

    House on Fire

    Tells how smallpox, a disease that killed, blinded, and scarred millions over centuries of human history, was completely eradicated in a spectacular triumph of medicine and public health.

    How Shakespeare Cleaned His Teeth and Cromwell Treated His Warts

    What was medicine like in the time of Shakespeare and Oliver Cromwell? Documenting the use of household substances and remedies, this book looks at the emergence of modern medicine from everyday cures such as herbs, oils and foods. It also presents an investigation into the private lives of the spirited Stuarts of the 17th century.

    Fixing the Poor: Eugenic Sterilization and Child Welfare in the Twentieth Century

    Combining innovative political analysis with a compelling social history of those caught up in Minnesota's welfare system, Fixing the Poor is a powerful reinterpretation of eugenic sterilization.

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