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  1. Book ImageDoing Better and Feeling Worse: Health in the United States

    John H. Knowles

    The articles deal with a wide range of problems and questions, from the soaring costs of medical care, medical manpower and training, biomedical research, ethics, delivery systems, technology, and insurance to the very meaning of health.More

  2. Book ImageHuman Biology and Ecology

    Albert Damon, W. W. Howells, Romayne Timms

    This book is designed for introductory courses in physical anthropology or human biology where the emphasis is on human variation.More

  3. Book ImageThe Physician and Sexuality in Victorian America

    John S. Haller, Robin M. Haller

    “A highly readable, thoughtful, and detailed study …. No one has yet set the story of Victorian sexuality so firmly in the context of medical history.” —Journal of American HistoryMore

  4. Book ImageThe Victim Is Always the Same

    Irving Spencer Cooper

    This taut, compelling drama centers on a radical brain operation performed on two little girls with a horrible and disfiguring disease, dystonia musculorum deformans.More

  5. Book ImageThe Home of Man

    Barbara Ward Jackson, Enrique Pen~alosa

    The largest “wandering of the people” in human history is taking place at a moment when mankind has both a more demanding vision of equality and dignity for all and new awareness of the physical limits of the environment. How will the 1.5 billion people pouring into the world’s cities between now and the year 2000 be provided with housing, food, jobs, and essential services? How will the destitute villages be given new purpose, vitality, and expanded livelihood?More

  6. Book ImageVitamins: Their Use and Abuse

    Joseph Victor Levy, Paul Bach-y-Rita

    Americans are consuming vitamins in ever-increasing amounts, and this book was written because its authors, both biomedical professionals, could get no sound general guidance on vitamins for themselves and their families from any existing volume. They were impressed with the confusion, conflicting information and claims, and indeed fraudulent hucksterism that exist in the field of vitamins.More

  7. Book ImageGreek Science After Aristotle

    G. E. R. Lloyd

    Although there is no exact equivalent to our term "science" in Greek, Western science may still be said to originate with the Greeks.More

  8. Book ImageGod or Beast: Evolution and Human Nature

    Robert Claiborne

    With the same erudition and wit that characterized his Climate, Man, and History, Robert Claiborne now tackles the evolution of human nature. Drawing heavily on recent studies of our closest relatives, the apes and monkeys, he seeks to delineate the inherited likes, dislikes, and tendencies which still shape--though they do not rigidly determine--our behavior.More

  9. Book ImageEarly Greek Science: Thales to Aristotle

    G. E. R. Lloyd

    Although there is no exact equivalent to our term science in Greek, Western science may still be said to have originated with the Greeks, for they were the first to attempt to explain natural phenomena consistently in naturalistic terms, and they initiated the practices of rational criticism of scientific theories.More

  10. Book ImagePoetries and Sciences, A Reissue of Science and Poetry (1926, 1935) with Commentary

    I. A. Richards

    The reissue of this essay is an important event. The controversy between the life of the imagination and the life of technology has never been as strong as it is today, and so Professor Richards’ observations are of special value.More

  11. Book ImageThe Selected Papers of Wolfgang Kohler

    Mary Henle

    "Miss Henle, who teaches at the New School, has produced a labor of love and discipleship." --New York Times Book ReviewMore

  12. Book ImageNewtonian Mechanics

    A.P. French

    The text material in the present volume is designed to be a more or less self-contained introduction to Newtonian mechanics, such that a student with little or no grounding in the subject can, by beginning at the beginning, be brought gradually to a level of considerable proficiency.More

  13. Book ImageThe Sources of Invention

    John Jewkes, David Sawers, Richard Stillerman

    Second Edition

    A study of the causes and consequences of industrial innovation through the inventions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.More

  14. Book ImageVibrations and Waves

    A.P. French

    The M.I.T. Introductory Physics Series is the result of a program of careful study, planning, and development that began in 1960.More

  15. Book ImageSpecial Relativity

    A.P. French

    The M.I.T. Introductory Physics Series is the result of a program of careful study, planning, and development that began in 1960.More

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