Health & Wellbeing (207)

Doctors in Denial : The forgotten women in the 'unfortunate experiment'

ISBN: 9780947522438

Author: Ronald Jones    Publisher: Otago University Press

When Dr Ron Jones joined the staff of National Women’s Hospital in Auckland in 1973 as a junior obstetrician and gynaecologist, Professor Herbert Green’s st...


When Dr Ron Jones joined the staff of National Women’s Hospital in Auckland in 1973 as a junior obstetrician and gynaecologist, Professor Herbert Green’s study into the natural history of carcinoma in-situ of the cervix (CIS) – later called ‘the unfortunate experiment’ – had been in progress for seven years. By the mid-1960s there was almost universal agreement among gynaecologists and pathologists worldwide that CIS was a precursor of cancer, requiring complete removal. Green, however, believed otherwise, and embarked on a study of women with CIS, without their consent, that involved merely observing, rather than definitively treating them. Many women subsequently developed cancer and some died. In 1984 Jones and senior colleagues Dr Bill McIndoe and Dr Jock McLean published a scientific paper that exposed the truth, and the disastrous outcome of Green’s experiment. In a public inquiry in 1987 Judge Sylvia Cartwright observed that an unethical experiment had been carried out in large numbers of women for over 20 years. Since that time there have been attempts to cast Green’s work in a more generous light. This rewriting of history has spurred Ron Jones to set the record straight by telling his personal story: a story of the unnecessary suffering of countless women, a story of professional arrogance and misplaced loyalties, and a story of doctors in denial of the truth.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$39.95
Human Anatomy

ISBN: 9783791383293

Author: Jim Naughten    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Following his highly successful book, “Animal Kingdom”, Jim Naughten brings to life historic specimens of the human body in this peculiarly enthralling coll...


Following his highly successful book, “Animal Kingdom”, Jim Naughten brings to life historic specimens of the human body in this peculiarly enthralling collection of stereoscopic photographs. Historically, stereoscopic photography was widely used in medicine as a teaching aid, so it seems fitting that Jim Naughten’s stereoscopic pictures of human specimens on display at the Vrolik Museum in Amsterdam transform science into art. With over 5,000 immaculately preserved objects, the Vrolik has one of the largest collections of anatomical specimens in the world. Naughten has selected 50 of the most striking examples for this book, including pathological specimens such as skeletons afflicted by rickets and other diseases of the bone; congenital malformations; and dissected heads. Many are photographed in their original wood and glass specimen cases, which lends them a haunting tone. Reproduced with stunning clarity, these transfixing images take the reader on a fascinating journey through the history of the study of anatomy, with the stereoscopic viewer permitting an immersive experience that is not possible with conventional photography.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 270 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2017


$100.00
Believe in Yourself

ISBN: 9781849539494

Author: Jasmin Kirkbride    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you lack confidence in your appearance and your abilities? Do you have negative thoughts when you compare yourself to others? Are you afraid to speak up beca...


Do you lack confidence in your appearance and your abilities? Do you have negative thoughts when you compare yourself to others? Are you afraid to speak up because your opinion is not worth it? You are not alone, but there is a way to tackle your low self-esteem. Packed with tips, suggestions and quotes, this book will help give you the strength to turn negatives into positives and become more confident every day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 08-08-2016


$27.99
How to be Happy

ISBN: 9781849538985

Author: Anna Barnes    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Hello Happiness! When you're happy, it radiates from within and rubs off on the world. But how do you get there? With a little bit of help and inspiration, it's...


Hello Happiness! When you're happy, it radiates from within and rubs off on the world. But how do you get there? With a little bit of help and inspiration, it's both possible and delightful to turn up the joy. Bursting with simple tips, uplifting statements and fun activities, How to Be Happy will give you the boost you need to make life shine brighter.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 08-08-2016


$27.99
How to be Mindful

ISBN: 9781849538978

Author: Anna Barnes    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Say hello to a new, mindful you Would you like to feel less stressed, live more calmly and be more content? The simple ideas that mindfulness teaches can help y...


Say hello to a new, mindful you Would you like to feel less stressed, live more calmly and be more content? The simple ideas that mindfulness teaches can help you achieve all these things, by allowing you to live in the moment and embrace all that life has to offer. Bursting with tips, centring statements and activities, How to Be Mindful will provide you with everything you need to make every day full of gratitude and peace.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 08-08-2016


$27.99
Just Style: Fahion Guide for Women

ISBN: 9783848006342

Author: Dagmar Vorwerk    Publisher: h f Ullmann

In this richly illustrated guide, personal stylist Dagmar Vorwerk reveals important tips and tricks about fashion and styling. She shows, with numerous case stu...


In this richly illustrated guide, personal stylist Dagmar Vorwerk reveals important tips and tricks about fashion and styling. She shows, with numerous case studies from the world of fashion and celebrities, what makes a successful look. This handbook to style will appeal not only to women considering a radical change in their style, but also to those who simply want to cultivate their look.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 232


Dimensions: 122 x 180 mm


$34.99 $9.99
Self-Sufficiency: Natural Household Cleaning

ISBN: 9781504800310

Author: Rachelle Strauss    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Welcome to the world of safer, greener household cleaning. This friendly book will help you become more self-sufficient and benefit your health, the environment...


Welcome to the world of safer, greener household cleaning. This friendly book will help you become more self-sufficient and benefit your health, the environment, and your bank balance. Natural Household Cleaning is packed with clear, easy-to-follow cleaning recipes to replace common commercial cleaning products with natural alternatives. You may be pleasantly surprised to discover that your kitchen cupboard already contains many harmless options for transforming your home into a clean and fresh-smelling haven. Lemons, salt, vinegar, baking soda, and club soda are just some of the natural ingredients that can be used to clean the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, floors, and everything in between. Many of us don t realize just how easy it is to make your own cleaning products and achieve truly amazing results. Turn a chore into a pleasure and discover a whole new way to clean!"


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 147 x 208 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2016


$19.99
Self-Sufficiency: Soap Making with Natural Ingredients

ISBN: 9781504800372

Author: Sarah Ade    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Our skin is our largest organ. We often think about how the things we put into our body affect us, but how much time do we take to consider how the things we pu...


Our skin is our largest organ. We often think about how the things we put into our body affect us, but how much time do we take to consider how the things we put onto our body affect us? This timely book is packed full of helpful advice about how to make your own luxurious and beautiful soaps at home, using only the best natural ingredients.Not only are the soaps good for you, they look great and are wonderfully indulgent too. Sarah Ade begins by listing the natural ingredients available and their properties, before describing how to put ingredients together for a specific purpose.She also discusses the benefits of a macrobiotic lifestyle and holistic skin care and why your body will thank you for it. The recipes range from the fun and frivolous to sensible and serious and the text is packed with homemade skin care ideas. This is an essential guide for anyone interested in what they put onto their body as well as what goes inside.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 147 x 208 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2016


$19.99
Forget Me Not

ISBN: 9780992247676

Publisher: Fraser Books

Rod and Rosamunde Read's journey is a story of love and devotion. It is also a story of strong emotions - anger, frustration, distress, joy, acceptance and lear...


Rod and Rosamunde Read's journey is a story of love and devotion. It is also a story of strong emotions - anger, frustration, distress, joy, acceptance and learning. As well as being a very personal story, it is an important and valuable guide for care givers - doctors, nurses, rest home workers - who have the challenging and critical task of helping patients through their journey with Alzheimers and other forms of dementia. Forget Me Not gives wonderful insights into the many aspects of the progressive decline from good health to a very different world and the inevitable consequences for those who care and love the patient.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 157


$35.00
Does This Happen to Everyone?

ISBN: 9783899555202

Author: Jan von Holleben    Publisher: Gestalten

Even before they experience puberty and young love themselves, girls and boys have many questions about sex and sexuality. Parents often don’t know the best w...


Even before they experience puberty and young love themselves, girls and boys have many questions about sex and sexuality. Parents often don’t know the best way to answer them and it’s practically impossible to find the right time to start a conversation about the birds and the bees. Especially today, when most young people have access to the internet and its explicit or dubious content, it is extremely important to address the topic of sex education with children proactively and give it the attention it needs and deserves. As daunting as it might be for parents to take the lead, ­leaving the internet or a classmate to “explain” sexuality is not an option. Thankfully, the book Does This Happen to Everyone? offers a welcome alternative with a contemporary look and feel that is both fitting for kids and appealing to adults.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


$49.99
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