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            Flesh Made New: The Unnatural History and Broken Promise of Stem Cells
             

            Flesh Made New: The Unnatural History and Broken Promise of Stem Cells (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rasko, John; Power, Carl

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 21

            The dazzling promise of stem-cell treatment: does it work and will it save us? Two experts look at the hype For decades, we've been anticipating the dawn of regenerative medicine. Again and again, we've been promised that stem cells will soon cure just about every ill imaginable.... If not tomorrow, then the next day, or the day after that, and so on. We're still waiting. This book is an antidote to hype and a salve to sooth the itch for stem-cell salvation. In it, Professor John Rasko, a leading physician-scientist, and writer-historian Carl Power take us on a wild historical tour of this scandal-prone field. They expose all the dirty little secrets that the hype merchants prefer to ignore - the blunders and setbacks, confusions and delusions, tricks and lies. It's a history rife with colourful characters. You'll meet Alexis Carroll, who discovered how to cultivate cells in a test tube: celebrity surgeon, scientific genius and Nazi sympathiser, he opened the field of modern cell science with an experiment so bogus it blocked the way forward for the next 50 years. You'll meet Don Thomas, who developed bone marrow transplantation - the first successful stem-cell therapy - but only after a miserable decade in which all of his patients died. Alongside true stem-cell pioneers, you'll meet charlatans who cooked their data and claimed fake cures - sometimes with fatal consequences. Is there any good news? Which of the many promises of stem-cell research have been kept? And what of the future? Rasko and Power insist that we can only know where we're going if we have a sense of where we've been. Their study tears down the hype surrounding stem cells in order to reveal what's still worth hoping for.
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            ISBN 9780733340147
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Secret Life of Dr James Barry: Victorian England's Most Eminent Surgeon

            The Secret Life of Dr James Barry: Victorian England's Most Eminent Surgeon (Paperback)

            By Holmes, Rachel

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            'A vivid and intelligent biography' Observer James Barry was one of the nineteenth century's most exceptional doctors, and one of its great unsung heroes. Famed for his brilliant innovations, Dr Barry influenced the birth of modern medical practice in places as far apart as South... Africa, Jamaica and Canada. Barry's skills attracted admirers across the globe, but there were also many detractors of the ostentatious dandy, who caused controversy everywhere he went. Yet unbeknownst to all, the military surgeon concealed a lifelong secret at the heart of his identity: on his death Barry was claimed to be anatomically female and in fact a cross-dresser. Vividly drawn and meticulously researched, The Secret Life of Dr James Barry brings to life one of the most enigmatic figures of the Victorian age, elevating its subject to a latter-day transgender icon - and is a landmark in the art of biography.
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            ISBN 9781408891575
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine
             

            The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine (Hardback)

            By Nimura, Janice P.

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            Deftly, with a keen eye, Janice P. Nimura has resurrected Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell in all their feisty, thrilling, trailblazing splendor. -Stacy Schiff

            ISBN 9780393635546
            Released NZ 19 Jan 2021
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 19 Jan 2021
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            Ancient Remedies: Secrets to Healing with Herbs, Essential Oils, Cbd, and the Most Powerful Natural Medicine in History
              

            Ancient Remedies: Secrets to Healing with Herbs, Essential Oils, Cbd, and the Most Powerful Natural Medicine in History (Hardback)

            By Axe, Dr Josh

            • RRP: $61.50
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            • Pub Date
              2 Feb 21

            Bestselling author Dr. Josh Axe explains how to cure more than 70 diseases, lose weight, and increase vitality with traditional healing practices passed down through the ages. Long before the first pharmaceutical companies opened their doors in the 1850s, doctors treated people, ...not symptoms. And although we've become used to popping pills, Americans have finally had it with the dangerous side effects, addiction and over-prescribing -- and they're desperate for an alternative. Here's the good news: That alternative has been here all along in the form of ancient treatments used for eons in traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic and Greek medicine. Ancient Remedies is the first comprehensive layman's guide that will bring together and explain to the masses the very best of these time-tested practices. In Ancient Remedies, Dr. Axe explores the foundational concepts of ancient healing -- eating right for your type and living in sync with your circadian clock. Readers will learn how traditional practitioners identified the root cause of each patient's illness, then treated it with medicinal herbs, mushrooms, CBD, essential oils and restorative mind-body practices. What's more, they'll discover how they can use these ancient treatments themselves to cope with dozens of diseases, from ADHD to diabetes, hypothyroidism, autoimmune disease and beyond. Through engaging language and accessible explanations, Ancient Remedies offers readers everything they need to know about getting, and staying, health -- without toxic, costly synthetic drugs.
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            ISBN 9780316496452
            Released NZ 2 Feb 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris
             

            The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Honigsbaum, Mark

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            With a New Epilogue on Coronavirus A medical historian narrates the last century of scientific struggle against an enduring enemy: deadly contagious disease.

            ISBN 9780393541311
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2020
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Brains Through Time: A Natural History of Vertebrates
             

            Brains Through Time: A Natural History of Vertebrates (Hardback)

            By Striedter, Georg F.; Northcutt, R. Glenn

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            This book encourages readers to view similarities and differences in various species as fundamental to a comprehensive understanding of nervous systems.

            ISBN 9780195125689
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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            Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated History
              

            Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated History (Hardback)

            By DK

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            ISBN 9780241225967
            Released NZ 19 Sep 2016
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Insanity and Immigration Control in New Zealand and Australia, 1860-1930
              

            Insanity and Immigration Control in New Zealand and Australia, 1860-1930 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)

            By Kain, Jennifer S.

            • RRP: $114.99
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            This book examines the policy and practice of the insanity clauses within the immigration controls of New Zealand and the Commonwealth of Australia.

            ISBN 9783030263324
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Mental Health in Historical Perspective
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            Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life
              

            Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

            By Warraich, Haider, M. D.; Narrator Ross, Jonathan Todd

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            There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today's modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the con...versation about death and dying started by Dr. Sherwin Nuland and Atul Gawande. Dr. Warraich takes a broader look at how we die today, from the cellular level up to the very definition of death itself. The most basic aspects of dying - the whys, wheres, whens, and hows - are almost nothing like what they were mere decades ago. Beyond its ecology, epidemiology, and economics, the very ethos of death has changed. Modern Death, Dr. Warraich's debut book, will explore the rituals and language of dying that have developed in the last century, and how modern technology has not only changed the hows, whens, and wheres of death, but the what of death. Delving into the vast body of research on the evolving nature of death, Modern Death will provide listeners with an enriched understanding of how death differs from the past, what our ancestors got right, and how trends and events have transformed this most final of human experiences. Cover design by Jeremy Fink.
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            ISBN 9781543602432
            Released NZ 16 May 2017
            Publisher Audible Studios on Brilliance
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life
             

            Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life (Hardback)

            By Warraich, Haider

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            A contemporary exploration of death and dying by a young Duke Fellow who investigates the hows, whys, wheres, and whens of modern death and their cultural significance.

            ISBN 9781250104588
            Released NZ 7 Feb 2017
            Publisher St. Martin's Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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