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Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness
Complaints and Disorders
The Sexual Politics of Sickness
Paperback      ISBN: 0912670207
In this exciting sequel to their underground bestseller, Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English document the tradition of American sexism in medicine before and after the turn of the century. Citing vivid examples, including numerous "treatments" and "rest cures" perpetrated on women through the decades, the authors analyze the biomedical rationale used to justify the wholesale sex discrimination throughout our culture-in education, in jobs, and in public life. Ever since Hippocrates, male medics have treated women as the "weaker" sex. By the late 19th century, when the authority of religious documents had waned, the ultimate rationale for sex discrimination became solely biomedical. In this intriguing pamphlet, the authors raise the diffuclt question: "How sick-or well-are women today?" They assert that feminists today want more than "more": "We want a new style, and we want a new substance of medical practice as it relates to women."
The Book of Buddhas: Ritual Symbolism Used on Buddhist Statuary and Ritual Objects
The Book of Buddhas
Ritual Symbolism Used on Buddhist Statuary and Ritual Objects
Paperback      ISBN: 9074597025
The Out-Of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping With Sensory Integration Dysfunction
The Out-Of-Sync Child
Recognizing and Coping With Sensory Integration Dysfunction
Paperback      ISBN: 0399523863
A guide to Sensory Integration Disorder describes the common condition, which can manifest itself in children in excessively high or low activity levels, problems with motor skills, oversensitivity or undersensitivity to sensations and movements, and other symptoms. Original.
How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter
How We Die
Reflections on Life's Final Chapter
Paperback      ISBN: 0679742441
Presents a meditation and portrait of the experience of dying that elucidates the decisions that can be made to allow each person an understanding of death, as well as his or her own choice of death
The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry
The Social Transformation of American Medicine
The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry
Paperback      ISBN: 0465079350
Examines the rise of the doctor's control over the health-care system and discusses the threat of new health-care conglomerates to the practitioners' dominance of the system
The Scalpel, the Sword: The Story of Dr. Norman Bethune
The Scalpel, the Sword
The Story of Dr. Norman Bethune
Paperback      ISBN: 0853453020
Compelling narrative of Norman Bethune, revolutionary doctor in Mao
The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs
The Art of Aromatherapy
The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs
Paperback      ISBN: 0892810017
Often called the father of modern aromatherapy, Tisserand introduced the use of essential oils in healing in this seminal bestseller. Includes a glossary and therapeutic index.
Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease: The Only System Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery
Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease
The Only System Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery
Paperback      ISBN: 0345373537
Presents a program to prevent or reverse heart disease without the use of drugs or surgery, including two hundred recipes, an exercise regimen, and stress-reduction techniques. Reprint. Tour.
Dolphins and Their Power to Heal
Dolphins and Their Power to Heal
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814764
Explores the dolphin's life cycle, behavioral patterns, and methods of communication, and discusses how contact with these mammals can trigger healing powers, enhance the learning abilities of the mentally handicapped, and encourage recovery from life-threatening disease
The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness, and Ethics
The Wounded Storyteller
Body, Illness, and Ethics
Paperback      ISBN: 0226259935
This work argues that people tell stories in order to make sense of their suffering; ill people are wounded storytellers. Frank recounts a collection of illness stories ranging from the well-known to the private testimonials of people with cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome and disabilities.