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What does Atul Gawande read?

What comes next after popular medical non-fiction? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Oct 13, 2013 - 18 answers

Medical anthropology and history: what to read next?

I'm about to finish The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. Before that, I read Nancy Scheper-Hughes' Death Without Weeping. What's next? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Aug 22, 2013 - 8 answers

Details on the death of Charles Adams

Any Adams family experts in the house? Did Charles Adams (son of John Adams) die of alcohol poisoning, delirium tremens, liver disease, pancreatitis, or other illness merely attributed to his drinking? Basic googling did not pull up any details on his death. My understanding is that in 1800 DTs was not a well described syndrome (in the US or possibly anywhere), but there was some familiarity with other alcohol-related illness.
posted by a robot made out of meat on May 31, 2013 - 4 answers

Learning about "the falling sickness"

I'm looking for resources on the experiences and treatment of people with epilepsy in the early 20th century. [more inside]
posted by castlebravo on Dec 2, 2010 - 2 answers

Books on the history of medicine

Books on the history of medicine - looking for recommendations [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Jul 3, 2010 - 14 answers

Drugs are bad, mmmkay?

Recommend an excellent, comprehensive book on the history of antibiotics? [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities on Aug 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Good information about plague doctor attire?

I want to make a plague doctor costume for Halloween, and I want it to be as accurate as possible. [more inside]
posted by bookish on Sep 24, 2006 - 10 answers

Why were they so leechy-keen?

While reading this excellent thread, an interesting question popped into my mind - why was bloodletting so popular for so long when it so obviously doesn't work? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Dec 23, 2005 - 27 answers

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