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Burdens of War
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

Burdens of War

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-07-19
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

In the World War I era, veterans fought for a unique right: access to government-sponsored health care. In the process, they built a pillar of American social policy. Burdens of War explores how the establishment of the veterans’ health system marked a reimagining of modern veterans’ benefits and signaled a pathbreaking validation of the power of professionalized institutional medical care. Adler reveals that a veterans’ health system came about incrementally, amid skepticism from legislators, doctors, and army officials concerned about the burden of long-term obligations, monetary or otherwise, to ex-service members. She shows how veterans’ welfare shifted from c...

A Short History of Medicine
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

A Short History of Medicine

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-04-29
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Erwin H. Ackerknecht’s A Short History of Medicine is a concise narrative, long appreciated by students in the history of medicine, medical students, historians, and medical professionals as well as all those seeking to understand the history of medicine. Covering the broad sweep of discoveries from parasitic worms to bacilli and x-rays, and highlighting physicians and scientists from Hippocrates and Galen to Pasteur, Koch, and Roentgen, Ackerknecht narrates Western and Eastern civilization’s work at identifying and curing disease. He follows these discoveries from the library to the bedside, hospital, and laboratory, illuminating how basic biological sciences interacted with clinical pr...

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...

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

Performance Funding for Higher Education

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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...

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.

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

Wired Wilderness
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

Wired Wilderness

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-12-29
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Scholars of and researchers involved in wildlife management will find this history both fascinating and revealing.

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.

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.

Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 504

Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-05-12
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation contains the first systematic comparative analysis of the process of democratic consolidation in southern Europe and the southern cone of South America, and it is the first book to ground post-Communist Europe within the literature of comparative politics and democratic theory.