Medicine


REMEDIES AND RITUALS. Folk Medicine in Norway and the New Land

Author: Stokker, Kathleen
Country: Minnesota
Language: English
Year Published: 2007
No. of pages: 338
Illustrations: 0 Color Illustrations. 27 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Clothbound with Jacket
Size: 9”x 6 1/2”
Weight: 2.00
ISBN: 9780873515764
Biblio/Bio: Index. Bibl.
Code: 6470

Price: $29.95

Spells are conjured, herbs collected, and potions concocted in this fascinating history of the practices and beliefs of Norway's folk healers at home and in the New Land.

SCIENCE AS AUTOBIOGRAPHY. The Troubled Life of Niels Jerne

Author: Söderqvist, Thomas
Country: Michigan
Language: English
Year Published: 2003
No. of pages: 359
Illustrations: 0 Color Illustrations. 51 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound with Jacket
Size: 9 1/2”x 6”
Weight: 2.00
ISBN: 0300094418
Biblio/Bio: Bibl. Bio. Index.
Code: 5746

Price: $39.50

This biography probes the unusual mind, the dramatic life, and the outstanding scientific work of Danish-born immunologist Niels Jerne (1911-1994). Jerne’s Nobel Prize-winning achievements in the field of immunology places him in the pantheon of great twentieth century biomedical theorists, yet his life is perhaps even more interesting than science. This book tells his story, weaving together a narrrative of his experiences, emotional life, and scientific work, and arguing that the source of Jerne’s extraordinary creativitiy as a scientist rested in his life story.

STENO IN SIX LANGUAGES.

Author: Steno, Nicholaus
Country: Denmark
Language: English/ Danish/ French/ German/ Italian/ Latin
Year Published: 1997
No. of pages: 95
Illustrations: 3 Color Illustrations. 24 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound
Size: 11”x 9”
Weight: 2.00
ISBN: 8772451602
Biblio/Bio:
Code: 2404

Price: $65.00

The biographical introduction gives a fascinating overview of Neils Stensen, who was called Steno. Steno, a native of Copenhagen in the 1600's, has been rediscovered as an anatomist, geologist, paleontologist, and theologian. His dissecting, analytic, and constructive skills were highly advanced, and his inquistive mind took him to explore other scientific fields. His lectures as an anatomist are contained here with illustrations of the brain. A hollograph on the cover shows us the brain in 3 dimensions.

WORKING WITH DR. SCHWEITZER. Sharing his Reverence for Life

Author: Jilek-Aall, Louise, M.D.
Country: Washington
Language: English
Year Published: 1990
No. of pages: 208
Illustrations: 23 Color Illustrations. 21 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Softbound
Size: 8 1/2”x 5 1/2”
Weight: 1.00
ISBN: 0888392095
Biblio/Bio:
Code: 4552

Price: $29.50

In this account of life under the guidance of one of the century’s great humanists, Jilek-Aall takes the reader into the atmosphere of the hospital at Lambaréné in the 1960s. Her observations of everything from the staff’s competitive loyalty to Schweitzer’s philosophy of the sanctity of life are vivid and individual. This book is a tender introduction to Sweitzer’s Africa.