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A Short History of Medicine
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 277

A Short History of Medicine

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1982-03-01
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Since it was first published in 1955, A Short History of Medicine has been hailed as the best available book of its kind: a concise and readable introduction to the history of medicine, written for students and professionals alike. This revised edition of Erwin H. Ackerknecht's classic volume is now available in paperback, making the book especially suitable for classroom use.

Health and Humanity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 544

Health and Humanity

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-06-26
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Between 1935 and 1985, the nascent public health profession developed scientific evidence and practical know-how to prevent death on an unprecedented scale. Thanks to public health workers, life expectancy rose rapidly as generations grew up free from the scourges of smallpox, typhoid, and syphilis. In Health and Humanity, Karen Kruse Thomas offers a thorough account of the growth of academic public health in the United States through the prism of the oldest and largest independent school of public health in the world. Thomas follows the transformation of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health (JHSPH), now known as the Bloomberg School of Public Health, from a small, private i...

Operation Ebola
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 120

Operation Ebola

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-02-01
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Sheku, Sherry M. Wren

The Carbon Code
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 232

The Carbon Code

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-05-21
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

The Carbon Code provides a framework to do this, and helps you to become a hero in the fight against climate change.

On the Backroad to Heaven
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 330

On the Backroad to Heaven

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2001
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

On the Backroad to Heaven is a unique guide to the world of Old Order Anabaptist groups. Focusing on four Old Order communities—the Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren—Donald B. Kraybill and Carl Desportes Bowman provide a fascinating overview of their culture, growth, and distinctive way of life. Following a general introduction to Old Order culture, they show how each group uses a different strategy to create and sustain its identity. The Hutterites, for example, keep themselves geographically segregated from the larger society, whereas the Brethren interact more freely with it. The Amish and Mennonites are more alike in how they engage the outside world, adopting a complex but flexible strategy of compromise that produces an evolving canon of social and religious rules. This first comparative study sketches the differences as well as the common threads that bind these groups together.

Performance Funding for Higher Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 276

Performance Funding for Higher Education

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-10-16
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Seeking greater accountability in higher education, many states have adopted performance funding, tying state financial support of colleges and universities directly to institutional performance based on specific outcomes such as student retention, progression, and graduation. Now in place in over thirty states, performance funding for higher education has been endorsed by the US Department of Education and major funders like the Gates and Lumina foundations. Focusing on three states that are regarded as leaders in the movement—Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee— Performance Funding for Higher Education presents the findings of a three-year research study on its implementation and impacts. Wri...

Erin's Daughters in America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

Erin's Daughters in America

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1983-11-01
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Examines the work, culture, family life, educational achievements, and social problems of female Irish immigrants in the United States

The 36-Hour Day
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

The 36-Hour Day

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-10-07
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Originally published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day was the first book of its kind. Thirty years later, with dozens of other books on the market, it remains the definitive guide for people caring for someone with dementia. Now in a new and updated edition, this best-selling book features thoroughly revised chapters on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option.

The Eye Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 572

The Eye Book

The book is fully illustrated with fifty-five line drawings and includes a symptoms index that will direct readers to sections of the book which describe the possible causes of the specific symptoms they are experiencing.

Reducing Gun Violence in America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Reducing Gun Violence in America

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-01-25
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

The staggering toll of gun violence—which claims 31,000 U.S. lives each year—is an urgent public health issue that demands an effective evidence-based policy response. The Johns Hopkins University convened more than 20 of the world’s leading experts on gun violence and policy to summarize relevant research and recommend policies that are both constitutional and have broad public support. Collected for the first time in one volume, this reliable, empirical research and legal analysis will help lawmakers, opinion leaders, and concerned citizens identify policy changes to address mass shootings, along with the less-publicized gun violence that takes an average of 80 lives every day. Selec...