Syphilis: Medicine, Metaphor, and Religious Conflict in Early Modern France


Medicine, Metaphor, and Religious Conflict in Early Modern France

Deborah N. Losse

In "Syphilis: Medicine, Metaphor, and Religious Conflict in Early Modern France," Deborah Losse examines how images of syphilis became central to Renaissance writing and reflected more…

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Optics, Ethics, and Art in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries

Looking into Peter of Limoges's 'Moral Treatise on the Eye'

Edited by Arthur J. Russell, Richard G. Newhauser and Herbert L. Kessler

This volume examines afresh how the introduction of ancient and Arabic optical theories transformed 13th-century thinking about vision, how scientific learning came to be reconciled with…

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Singing and Wellbeing

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Proof

Kay Norton

Singing and Wellbeing provides evidence that the benefits of a melodious voice go far beyond pleasure, and confirms the importance of singing in optimum health. A largely untapped…

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Fat Planet

Obesity, Culture, and Symbolic Body Capital

Edited by Eileen P. Anderson-Fye and Alexandra Brewis Slade

The average size of human bodies all over the world has been steadily rising over recent decades. The total count of people clinically labeled “obese” is now at least three times what it…

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Sally Field Can Play the Transsexual

Or I Was Cursed by Polly Holiday

Leslie L. Smith

A 2015 Reader's Favorite Finalist, this tale of sex, loss, redemption and pharmaceuticals in the modern AIDS era that will make you laugh, break your heart and inspire you. Leslie L…

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Fat Girl on a Plane

Kelly deVos

From debut author Kelly deVos comes an unforgettable novel, told in dual Fat and Skinny perspectives, about smart fashion, pursuing your dreams and loving yourself.High school senior…

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Leaving The Rest

Gay Men on Alcoholism, Addiction and Recovery

Edited by Leslie L. Smith

"Leaving the Rest" explores a wide range of sober experiences, each in relation to a 12-step program and with varied levels of success. Among the stories, a businessman is committed to…

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A Memoir of Pain and the Piano

Andrea Avery

Andrea Avery, already a promising and ambitious classical pianist at 12, was diagnosed with a severe case of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that threatened not just her musical aspirations…

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The Bioarchaeology of Tuberculosis

A Global View on a Reemerging Disease

Jane Buikstra and Charlotte Roberts

Tuberculosis has plagued humans and animals for thousands of years. Though apparently in decline with the advent of effective chemotherapy and improved living conditions, sanitation and…

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Mathematical Approaches for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases

An Introduction

Edited by Sally Blower, Pauline van den Driessche, Denise Kirschner, Carlos Castillo-Chavez and Abdul-Aziz Yakubu

This book grew out of the discussions and presentations that began during the Workshop on Emerging and Reemerging Diseases (May 17–21, 1999) sponsored by the Institute for Mathematics…