Conversations in Medicine and Society

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1. Cover image for 'Launching Global Health'
The Caribbean Odyssey of the Rockefeller Foundation
Steven Palmer
An in-depth look at the Rockefeller Foundation's earliest ventures in international health
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Hardcover 2010 $80.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Launching Global Health" to Cart
2. Cover image for 'Student Bodies'
The Influence of Student Health Services in American Society and Medicine
Heather Munro Prescott

Explores the fascinating connections between university health centers and the evolution of American health and medicine

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Hardcover 2007 $70.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Student Bodies" to Cart
3. Cover image for 'Ordinary Life'
A Memoir of Illness
Kathlyn Conway
A searingly honest account of one woman's ordeal with cancer that offers insights into all the emotions and reactions that illness evokes---sometimes noble, sometimes selfish, often despairing
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Paper 2007 $22.95 Available Add Paper for "Ordinary Life" to Cart
4. Cover image for 'White Coat, Clenched Fist'
The Political Education of an American Physician
Fitzhugh Mullan, M.D.
A doctor tells his own behind-the-scenes story of the making of a medical man and the disintegration of an American myth
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Paper 2006 $24.95 Available Add Paper for "White Coat, Clenched Fist" to Cart
5. Cover image for 'Inside/Outside'
A Physician's Journey with Breast Cancer
Janet R. Gilsdorf, M.D.
A memoir of a physician with breast cancer, Inside/Outside tells the unforgettable story of when a doctor becomes a patient
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Hardcover 2006 $35.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Inside/Outside" to Cart
Ebook 2009 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Inside/Outside"
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A Physician's Journey with Breast Cancer
Janet R. Gilsdorf, M.D.
A memoir of a physician with breast cancer, Inside/Outside tells the unforgettable story of when a doctor becomes a patient
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Hardcover 2006 $35.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Inside/Outside" to Cart
Ebook 2009 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Inside/Outside"
6. Cover image for 'Deadly Dust'
Silicosis and the On-Going Struggle to Protect Workers' Health
New and expanded edition
David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz
A new and expanded edition of the authors' pivotal examination of the national silicosis crisis
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Paper 2005 $30.95 Available Add Paper for "Deadly Dust" to Cart
7. Cover image for 'The Midnight Meal and Other Essays About Doctors, Patients, and Medicine'
New and expanded edition
Jerome Lowenstein
Focusing on the human interaction of the industry this collection of essays asks, "Can you teach compassion?"
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Paper 2005 $24.95 Available Add Paper for "The Midnight Meal and Other Essays About Doctors, Patients, and Medicine" to Cart
8. Cover image for 'Universal Coverage'
The Elusive Quest for National Health Insurance
Rick Mayes
Examines why the U.S. is the only industrialized nation without universal health insurance coverage
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Paper 2005 $33.95 Available Add Paper for "Universal Coverage" to Cart
9. Cover image for 'The DNA Mystique'
The Gene as a Cultural Icon
Dorothy Nelkin and M. Susan Lindee
Explores the values, assumptions, and consequences of the circulation of DNA in popular culture
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Paper 2004 $28.95 Available Add Paper for "The DNA Mystique" to Cart
Ebook 2010 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "The DNA Mystique"
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The Gene as a Cultural Icon
Dorothy Nelkin and M. Susan Lindee
Explores the values, assumptions, and consequences of the circulation of DNA in popular culture
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Paper 2004 $28.95 Available Add Paper for "The DNA Mystique" to Cart
Ebook 2010 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "The DNA Mystique"
10. Cover image for 'Formative Years'
Children's Health in the United States, 1880-2000
Alexandra Minna Stern and Howard Markel, Editors
Sheds light on the development of the fields of pediatrics and child health during the last century
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Paper 2004 $34.95 Available Add Paper for "Formative Years" to Cart
Ebook 2009 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Formative Years"
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Children's Health in the United States, 1880-2000
Alexandra Minna Stern and Howard Markel, Editors
Sheds light on the development of the fields of pediatrics and child health during the last century
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Paper 2004 $34.95 Available Add Paper for "Formative Years" to Cart
Ebook 2009 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Formative Years"
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The Conversations in Medicine and Society series publishes innovative, accessible, and provocative books on a range of topics related to health, society, culture, and policy in modern America (1900 to the present). Current and upcoming titles focus on the historical, social, and cultural dimensions of health and sickness, public policy, medical professionalization, and subjective experiences of illness.

Conversations in Medicine and Society

The Conversations in Medicine and Society series publishes innovative, accessible, and provocative books on a range of topics related to health, society, culture, and policy in modern America (1900 to the present). Current and upcoming titles focus on the historical, social, and cultural dimensions of health and sickness, public policy, medical professionalization, and subjective experiences of illness.


Howard Markel, University of Michigan

Alexandra Minna Stern, University of Michigan

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Series Editors

Howard Markel, University of Michigan

Alexandra Minna Stern, University of Michigan


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