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7 Days to Strip Fat Forever [Seven Days].
Bilsborough, Shane.
ISBN: 0143000225
Penguin Books Melbourne 2002 
  Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white charts, minimal edgewear. 188 pp. Examines how fat works in the body, and healthy ways to lose fat not muscle, and improve your health. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24217  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Brutal Game: Patients and the Doctors' Dispute.
Rees, Stuart J.; Gibbons, Leonie.
ISBN: 0207154805
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1986 
  Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, sticker. 146 pp. Highly critical analysis of the strike by medical specialists in Australia during 1984 - 1985. Patients without private insurance were held hostage to the specialists' insistence on controlling health care policy. (Sticker in rear cover: "Archive copy".). 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6867  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Friend Like Henry: The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy and the Dog that Unlocked His World.
Gardner, Nuala.
ISBN: 9780340934012
Hodder & Stoughton London 2007 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), frontispiece. 342 pp. The author is a community nurse and qualified midwife and mother of Dale and Amy, both being autistic. This is the inspiring account of a family's struggle to break into their son's autistic world, and how a beautiful golden retriever dog transformed their lives. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22639  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Meaningful Life: Surviving Ovarian Cancer.
Nikolovski, Connie.
ISBN: 9780646524313
Connie Nikolovski [Melbourne, Coburg] 2009 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, crease front cover, minor edgewear. 119 pp. A remarkable story of hope, love and inspiration. Her retelling of life with ovarian cancer is compelling reading, not just for those with a cancer diagnosis, but for everyone faced with adversity. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25873  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Time to Hear, a Time to Help: Listening to People with Cancer.
Rosenblum, Daniel; Siegel, Bernie (foreword).
Free Press New York 1993 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cloth spine, minor edgewear jacket. 303 pp. A leading American oncologist provides an honest, caring look at the importance of compassion, patience, and understanding when offering comfort to people with cancer. This book is an inspiring source of help to people with cancer and their families and friends. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21408  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Addiction and Recovery for Beginners [Addiction Series, Self Help Series].
Brizer, David.
ISBN: 0863161987
Writers And Readers Publishing New York 1996 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white cartoons, faint foxing edges, minimal edgewear. 152 pp. This cartoon book is an introduction to the serious subject of chemical dependence with a bit of humor. By means of fact-and-fun filled caricatures and text, the authors take a graphic tour through the history, biology, and psychosocial underpinnings of addiction and its treatment. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24139  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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ADHD Potatoes: A Journey From Darkness Into Light.
Moore, Geraldine.
Hybrid Publishers Melbourne 2005 
  Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. 208 pp. The story of her struggle to get medical help for her sons who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and how her strength and positive attitude changed attitudes to ADHD in Australia. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24788  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Advice of Ten Doctors.
Cole, E. W. (editor).
E. W. Cole Melbourne 1891 
  Paperback small trade, good condition, card covers, new black cloth spine (repair), top corner front cover creased, pages lightly toned, few marks covers & edges, edges lightly foxed & toned, corner tips front cover repaired, little insect damage front cover, minor edgewear. 248 pp. Collection of medical advice from ten doctors, mainly about the dangers of enema cures and water cures. A preface by E. W. Cole severely criticises the remedies (quackery) of Dr. A. Wilford Hall. (Last page lists a book to be published in December 1892. Estimated date, 1891, Trove. Second edition not stated.). 
Price: $50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 40084  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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After the Crash: Assessment and Treatment of Motor Vehicle Accident Survivors.
Blanchard, Edward B.; Hickling, Edward J.
ISBN: 1557984247
American Psychological Association (APA) Washington, DC 1998 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket). 353 pp. The first book published on this important topic. Provides an extensive study of this long-neglected population. The authors draw on their own extensive research and clinical care of MVA survivors, including data from their groundbreaking 5-year study, the Albany MVA Project, and the current research findings. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15215  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Aftershock: The Psychological and Political Consequences of Disaster.
Cohen, David.
ISBN: 0586090738
Paladin London 1991 
  Paperback large trade, very good condition, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. 237 pp. Hard-hitting and compelling, this book is a fascinating investigation into the psychological and political aftermath of disasters involving many deaths. Includes case studies such as Bhopal toxic chemicals (India), Three Mile Island nuclear accident (USA), Kings Cross Railway Station fire (London), Piper Alpha oil platform fire (North Sea), and Hillsborough football stadium overcrowding (Sheffield). 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6176  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Aids to Materia Medica for Nurses [Nurses Aids Series].
Squibbs, Amy E. A.; Le Fleming Burrow, J. (foreword).
Bailliere Tindall & Cox London 1946 
  Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, red cloth cover, tables, few black & white drawings, endpapers lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, two faded spots rear cover, spine ends little rubbed, spine little faded, bookseller’s label front pastedown, owner's written name. 196 pp. A complete textbook for nurses. These small books are designed to be easy to carry around so the nurse has an easy-to-read book at hand when needed. This edition has been thoroughly revised, the chapters on Specific Drugs and Vitamins virtually rewritten, and a table of Doses and Drugs in common use added. A wonderful little book for the collector of old medical books. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 40071  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Alcoholism and Problem Drinking: Theories and Treatment.
Clarke, J. Christopher; Saunders, John B. (with).
Pergamon Press Sydney 1989 
  Paperback trade, very good condition. 257 pp. Australian clinical psychologist reports on assessment and treatment of alcohol problems, including cognitive therapy, aversive procedures and relapse prevention. Total abstinence is not necessary for all alcoholics, as - for some individuals - controlled drinking is possible. Saunders provides two chapters on medical management of alcohol problems. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13909  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Alcoholism as a Social Problem.
Sargent, Margaret.
ISBN: 0702208116
University of Queensland Press (UQP) Brisbane 1973 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, reverse side jacket little foxed (edge tear repaired), , minor edgewear. 185 pp. This cross-cultural study of drinking alcohol by an Australian academic distinguishes between personal needs and its use in rituals. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20378  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Allergy: The History of a Modern Malady.
Jackson, Mark.
ISBN: 1861892713
Reaktion Books London 2006 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), few black & white photos & cartoons, minimal edgewear jacket. 288 pp. The history of an idea, allergy, that snowballed into a medical concept, generated intense interest, and constituted a classic case in the interactions of civilization and disease. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24556  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Alzheimer's Disease: A Compendium of Current Theories [Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, volume 924].
Khachaturian, Zaven S. (editor); Mesulam, M.-Marsel (editor).
ISBN: 1573312983
New York Academy of Sciences New York 2000 
  Paperback octavo, as new condition, figures, tables. 195 pp. Proceedings of an academic conference, held in Orlando, Florida, 1999. 
Price: $13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14474  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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An Inconceivable Notion: Stories of Coping with Infertility and Childlessness.
Davies, Justine (editor).
ISBN: 9781921462115
Finch Publishing Warriewood, NSW 2010 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. 214 pp. A collection of stories from women and men who have been unable to conceive, either from physical reasons or through other circumstances. The contributors, from throughout Australia, discuss the issues that they faced, and how their childlessness has affected their lives and their relationships, past and present. In frank and honest accounts of their thoughts and emotions the women and men interviewed highlight important and rarely discussed issues in society today. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24902  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Anger, Hostility, and the Heart.
Siegman, Aron Wolfe (editor); Smith, Timothy W. (editor).
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (LEA) Hillsdale, NJ 1994 
  Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, red cloth cover, very good condition. 288 pp. Research on the roles of hostility and anger in the etiology and course of coronary heart disease (CHD) has recently mushroomed. Moreover, there has been considerable progress in the knowledge of neurohormonal correlates of anger and hostility that perhaps play a role in the pathogenesis of CHD. Although there is a surprising consensus among the contributors about the nature of the critical issues, they each offer differing perspectives. 
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14312  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Anorexia and Bulimia: Anatomy of a Social Epidemic.
Gordon, Richard A.
ISBN: 0631159282
Basil Blackwell Malden, MA 1998 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. 174 pp. American academic psychologist explores the question of why eating disorders have recently rapidly increased in industrial societies, based on historical and cultural data, as well as his own clinical experience. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 1306  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Arthritis: The Essential Guide [Your Complete Reference to Arthritis: Understanding Your Arthritis is the First Step to Management].
Rutter, Wayne.
ISBN: 0733310850
Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) Sydney 2003 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear, top corner front cover creased, edges lightly toned, few light creases front cover, covers faintly faded & scratched. 188 pp. This book explains the many different forms of the disease arthritis, and associated muscular-skeletal conditions. A valuable reference book which is full of helpful information. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27039  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Asperger's Syndrome and Adults: Is Anyone Listening? Essays and Poems by Partners, Parents and Family Members of Adults with Asperger's Syndrome.
Rodman, Karen E.
ISBN: 1843107511
Jessica Kingsley Publishers London 2003 
  Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. 186 pp. Gathers together letters, thoughts and poems that give a voice to the loneliness, frustration and love felt by many individuals who are close to those with Asperberger's (a high-functioning type of autism). 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22968  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals.
Attwood, Tony.
ISBN: 1853025771
Jessica Kingsley Publishers London 1998 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, small owner's written name (covered black texta). 223 pp. A definitive guide to this syndrome that is closely related to autism. Describes and analyses the unusual characteristics of Asperger's syndrome, with strategies to reduce the most conspicuous and debilitating symptoms. This bestselling guide brings together the most relevant and useful information on all aspects of the syndrome, from language and social behavior to motor clumsiness. Incorporates case studies from his own practical experience, as well as many examples of - and quotations from - people with Asperger's syndrome. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2479  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Aspirin: The Miracle Drug.
Metcalf, Eric.
ISBN: 1583332189
Avery / Penguin Group New York 2005 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. 212 pp. Reveals the wide-ranging health benefits derived from taking just one aspirin a day. Also details the dangers of drug-drug interactions, drug herb interactions, and possible complications for people who have certain health problems. 
Price: $14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27366  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Aspirin: The Remarkable Story of a Wonder Drug.
Jeffreys, Diarmuid.
ISBN: 0747570779
Bloomsbury London 2004 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). 339 pp. First edition. The striking story of the drug said to be useful as a preventative treatment for heart attacks, strokes and possibly many other disorders. The author traces the drug's origins to ancient Egypt, through its industrial development at the end of the 19th century (Bayer company in Germany), and its key role in the great flu pandemic of 1918 that killed more people than WW1, to its subsequent exploitation by the big pharmaceutical conglomerates. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4369  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Asthma and How to Live With It.
Holt, Dr Shaun; Ingleton, Robyn; Van Griensven, Kim.
Random House Auckland 2006 
  Paperback trade, very good plus condition, figures, minimal edgewear. 137 pp. Uses simple everyday language to give an overview of asthma. Explains how, by recognising the disease early enough and using knowledge gained from research from around the world, it is possible for people with asthma to manage their condition and slow down its progress. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23799  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Asthma: The Facts.
Lane, Donald J.
Oxford Medical Publications / Oxford University Press (OUP) Oxford 1996 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. 222 pp. British hospital physician provides a factual guide to asthma - its symptoms, causes, treatment, and self-help guidance for both patients and families. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4387  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Autism and Sensing: The Unlost Instinct.
Williams, Donna.
ISBN: 1853026123
Jessica Kingsley Publishers London 1998 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, cover corner tips lightly worn, small crease front cover fore-edge, minor edgewear. 131 pp. By the author of "Nobody Nowhere". She explains how the senses of a person with autism work, suggesting that they are 'stuck' at an early development stage common to everyone. The book provides a fascinating insight into the way that people with autism perceive the world, going into more depth than in her previous books. 
Price: $13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22447  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search For a Cure.
Offit, Paul A.
ISBN: 9780231146364
Columbia University Press New York 2008 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal edgewear. 298 pp. An American expert on vaccines challenges the modern-day false prophets who have so egregiously misled the public and exposes the opportunism of the lawyers, journalists, celebrities, and politicians who support them. Offit recounts the history of autism research and the exploitation of this tragic condition by advocates and zealots. A London researcher asserted that the combination measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR) caused autism in children (later debunked). Some parents then declared that a mercury-containing preservative in several vaccines was responsible for the disease. Children with autism have also been placed on stringent diets, subjected to high-temperature saunas, bathed in magnetic clay, asked to swallow digestive enzymes and activated charcoal, and injected with various combinations of vitamins, minerals, and acids. He considers the manipulation of science in the popular media and the courtroom, and he explores why society is susceptible to the bad science and risky therapies put forward by many anti-vaccination activists. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16784  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients.
Goldacre, Ben.
ISBN: 9780007350742
Fourth Estate London 2012 
  Paperback small thick octavo (with flaps), very good condition, minor foxing front flyleaf. 430 pp. Goldacre is Britain's finest writer on the science behind medicine. His book is a clear and witty attack, showing exactly how medical findings on new drugs have been distorted. Drug companies run bad trials on their own drugs, which distort and exaggerate the benefits by design. When these trials produce unflattering results, the data is simply buried. All of this is perfectly legal. In fact, even government regulators withhold vitally important data from the people who need it most. Doctors and patient groups have stood by too, and failed to protect us. Instead, they take money and favours, in a world so fractured that medics and nurses are now educated by the drugs industry. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16400  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Becoming a Social Worker.
Cree, Viviene E. (editor).
ISBN: 0415259428
Routledge / Taylor & Francis London 2003 
  Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear corners. 176 pp. This is a book about social workers and social work. It tells the story of the journey into and through social work of 13 social workers living and working in the UK. SALE PRICE. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23690  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bipolar Disorder: The Upswing in Research and Treatment.
McDonald, Colm (editor); Schulze, Katja (editor); Murray, Robin M. (editor); Tohen, Mauricio (editor).
ISBN: 1841845027
Taylor & Francis London 2005 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, minor edgewear, light crease near spine. 237 pp. This book focuses on the recent surge in research into the pathogenesis and treatment of bipolar disorder, and critically analyses the evidence supporting many of the conventional opinions about bipolar disorder. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26496  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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