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History of Medicine




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Jonas Salk: A Life


Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs

January 2018

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Pain: A Very Short Introduction


Rob Boddice

July 2017

Very Short Introductions

Rob Boddice considers how perceptions of pain have varied across history, and how the treatment of pain has also changed. Beginning with the classical world, he charts the increasing distinction drawn between physical and emotional pain, and the growing modern focus on empathy and compassion towards pain in others, and in animals.

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Public Health: A Very Short Introduction


Virginia Berridge

July 2016

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction outlines the nature of public health in our world today and places public health in its historical context from the earliest times, analysing in particular the changes in public health regulation through the nineteenth century and the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

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