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Dr. House Syndrome by Luis Carlos Molina Acevedo
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 38,490. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues
Dr. HOUSE SYNDROME is an essay on a type of psychopathic behaviour in some people. It is characterized by the person's unconscious ability to avoid an emotional condition as if it was a physical ailment. These people do not know why they behave well. This is due to dissociation between the cerebral hemispheres. The right brain performs processes bypassing the rationality of the left brain.
Communities Creating Health: What Would Happen If the Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Health Interventions Became Something We Do with Communities Rather than to Them? by Pritpal Tamber, Bridget B. Kelly, Leigh Carroll, & Jenifer Morgan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,070. Language: American English. Published: September 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healthcare issues, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues
People want to lead satisfying lives, and that includes feeling well. Health, as defined by medicine, is only part of feeling well, and yet the majority of our society’s health investments go to the health care sector. Understanding the goals that communities see for themselves, and pursuing those along with medically defined ones, has the potential to create lasting improvements in health.
History of the Seaham Infirmary by Fred Cooper
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues
In the majority of towns and cities in the Victorian era it was “voluntary” infirmaries that provided care for the sick, elderly and infirm. The Seaham Infirmary served the town admirably for almost one hundred and twenty five years but it could not compete with the modern, up-to-date- hospitals in the near vicinity of the town. This book documents the fine history of Seaham Infirmary.
A Single Swim by Kristina Circelli
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,670. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases
A Single Swim follows Courtney Nash's life and death, taking a close look into an amoebic infection few people know about - until it's too late. Tracing as far back as 1960s, Naegleria fowleri and the resulting infection of this parasite have taken more than a dozen lives, with a fatality rate of nearly 100%. This book tells the stories of those victims, and what can happen after a single swim.
Dealing with Madness: A Brief History of Western Approaches by Annie Southern
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues
From the time of the ancient Greeks to the twenty-first century, the history of Western approaches towards ‘madness’ is a history of attempting to classify symptoms, name disorders, house the 'mad', care for the distressed, cure mental 'disease', and predict outcomes of ‘illnesses.’ This brief history looks at those approaches and the eras in which they predominated.
Paranoid: My True Story by Ron Williamson
Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues
Scott Johnson's Story - Have you ever had the whole world unite against you? Have you ever lost every friend you've ever had? Paranoia can take over and control your life. Most people find it hard to believe that some 'thing' can move into a persons life and control it. But it happened to me. Paranoia took over my life, lived inside me for six year, and changed my life, forever
Doctors, Politicians, Bureaucrats, People And Private Practice. by P.S.Remesh Chandran
Price: Free! Words: 15,410. Language: British English. Published: March 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Wherever there are uneducated politicians and jealous bureaucrats, they share a common jealousy and animosity towards doctors. Bureaucrats retire at an age and politicians stop when party men stop following them. This hatred and jealousy stems from the right of doctors to practice medicine till the end of their days.
The Waves of Life: Going Against the Tide by Alyssa Zeigler
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by AZ Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues
It may be in her genes, but Alyssa chooses to fight back against a rare disease called Gardner’s Syndrome. She knows what her disease is physically capable of, and what it cannot do. It may take from her body, but it can never harm her mind or heart. Gardner’s Syndrome will never take away her ability to love, overcome, or live life to its fullest. Alyssa has chosen to go against the tide.
Asylum Bound by Stuart Townsend
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,720. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues
Asylum Bound is a wild weird walk through the experiences of a student nurse entering the unknown world of the mental "asylum" of the 1970s. It is a bizarre world, a world of terrible extremes. Within this odd place there are Hogarthian characters of varying chaotic hues, some aggressive, some sad, some disturbed and some institutionalised, both patients and staff. Sadly, it is all true.
Des hommes malades des animaux by Frederick Keck
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,850. Language: French. Published: October 24, 2012 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues
Ce numéro des Cahiers d’anthropologie sociale réunit des contributions portant sur des aires culturelles différentes engageant des relations variables entre hommes et animaux à l’occasion des maladies qui les affectent en commun. Un article inédit de Claude Lévi-Strauss ouvre ce volume.
Opium in Thailand by Duncan Stearn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 by Proglen. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues
Opium in Thailand traces the history of the trade from its beginnings in the late 17th century and its imposition by the British as a trading item on Siam through to the rise of the famed Golden Triangle and the attempts at suppression from the 1960s onwards.