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Death Be Not Proud: A Memoir
Death Be Not Proud
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0060929898
The distinguished author chronicles his teenage son's courageous but ultimately hopeless battle against the brain tumor that would take his life, in a moving memoir. Reprint.
The Handbook of Chinese Massage: Tui Na Techniques to Awaken Body and Mind
The Handbook of Chinese Massage
Tui Na Techniques to Awaken Body and Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817453
Britain's leading authority on Oriental massage integrates classic tui na techniques into a new, whole-body treatment never before seen in East or West.
Traditional Reiki for Our Times: Practical Methods for Personal and Planetary Healing
Traditional Reiki for Our Times
Practical Methods for Personal and Planetary Healing
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817771
Explores the ancient Tibetan touch therapy used to recharge and rebalance the body's energy, discussing history, method, and applications
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 Hot Zone
The Hot Zone
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0385479565
Describes how a strain of lethal virus showed up in 1989 at a Virginia laboratory, and relates the efforts of a military biohazard SWAT team to identify and contain the virus
Homeopathic First Aid for Animals: Tales and Techniques from a Country Practitioner
Homeopathic First Aid for Animals
Tales and Techniques from a Country Practitioner
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817372
An A-to-Z reference for using homeopathy to treat animals. The gentle and effective qualities that have made homeopathy such a popular remedy for humans make it the perfect treatment method for animals as well. This reader-friendly guide is an A-to-Z reference for treating almost any emergency that may befall our beloved animal companions. Practical clinical instruction in homeopathy and first aid is included for each condition, from broken bones to diarrhea, from poisoning to fleas. Special sections discuss caring for orphaned young animals and understanding how homeopathic medicines work. It makes the perfect guide for those who want to give animals the non-threatening, natural care they need. Homeopathy for Animals applies to many different animal species, including pets, horses, barnyard animals, even birds and reptiles. Real-life anecdotes from the author's 20 years of veterinary experience treating household pets and farm and wild animals make Homeopathy for Animals as entertaining as it is useful.
Water Magic: Healing Bath Recipes for the Body, Spirit, and Soul
Water Magic
Healing Bath Recipes for the Body, Spirit, and Soul
Paperback      ISBN: 0684801426
Shares recipes for bath preparations designed to reduce stress, promote sleep, alleviate hangovers, and improve one's health
Letters to a Young Doctor
Letters to a Young Doctor
Paperback      ISBN: 0156003996
Autobiographical reflections and parables from the noted surgeon and author--in turn grimly humorous, painful, and inspirational--articulate the lessons to be learned during an internship in surgery
Sleep Thief: Restless Legs Syndrome
Sleep Thief
Restless Legs Syndrome
Paperback      ISBN: 0965268209
Hippocratic Writings
Hippocratic Writings
Paperback      ISBN: 0140444513
This work is a sampling of the Hippocratic Corpus, a collection of ancient Greek medical works. At the beginning, and interspersed throughout, there are discussions on the philosophy of being a physician.