The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521002523

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 5695

An authoritative and accessible illustrated introduction to medical history.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Surgery

Author: Harold Ellis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521896231

Category: Medical

Page: 274

View: 8852

Written in a lively and engaging style, this book provides a fascinating introduction to the development of surgery through the ages. Heavily illustrated in colour, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Surgery is the only serious choice for a reader wanting a lively and informative single-volume introduction to surgical history.
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The Cambridge History of Medicine

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521864267

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 678

The Cambridge History of Medicine surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present. Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, this 2006 volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, engaging with the issues, discoveries, and controversies that have characterized medical progress.
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A History of Medicine, Second Edition

Author: Lois N. Magner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824740742

Category: Medical

Page: 632

View: 5969

Stressing major themes in the history of medicine, this Second Edition stimulates further exploration of the events, methodologies, and theories that shaped medical practices in decades past and in modern clinical practice-highlighting the practices of civilizations around the world, as well as the research of pioneering scientists and physicians who contributed to our current understanding of health and disease.
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A History of Medicine

Author: Lois N. Magner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824786731

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 1391

A non-technical, jargon-free presentation of the history of medicine from palaeopathology to recent theories and practices of modern medicine. It gives a wide-ranging overview of Western medicine and an introduction to the rich and varied medical traditions of the Near and Far East.;This text stresses the major themes in the history of medicine - placing the modern experience within the framework of historical issues - and it presents medical history as an important part of intellectual and social history, supplying students with an examination of the field that encourages them to question modern medical assumptions. Areas that are less familiar to students are highlighted, and case histories represent broader issues and trends.
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Geschröpft und zur Ader gelassen

eine kleine Kulturgeschichte der Medizin

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783908777052


Page: 255

View: 4485

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The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 4, Eighteenth-Century Science

Author: Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter,David C. Lindberg,Roy Porter,Ronald L. Numbers,Mary Jo Nye,Katharine Park,Lorraine Daston,Theodore M. Porter,Dorothy Ross

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521572439

Category: Science

Page: 912

View: 6475

The fullest and most complete survey of the development of science in the eighteenth century.
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Gentlemen, Scientists, and Doctors

Medicine at Cambridge 1800-1940

Author: Mark Weatherall

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9780851156811

Category: Education

Page: 341

View: 3040

The development of the Cambridge medical school, set in the context of the history of medicine, science, and education.
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The Soul of Medicine

Spiritual Perspectives and Clinical Practice

Author: John R. Peteet,Michael N. D'Ambra

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421403951

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 1551

To better understand how various world views are incorporated into clinical work, doctors must ask themselves—as these contributors have—a series of important questions: What insights about life and healing does your faith provide? How does your faith challenge or reinforce contemporary medicine? How do you assess and address spirituality in clinical practice? How do your own beliefs influence your interactions with patients?The Soul of Medicine encourages medical students and practitioners to recognize the spiritual dimensions of medicine, to consider how these dimensions inform their own education and practice, and to be compassionate about their patients’—and their own—religious beliefs.
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Guide to Reference in Medicine and Health

Author: Christa Modschiedler,Denise Beaubien Bennett

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838912214

Category: Computers

Page: 488

View: 2225

Drawn from the extensive database of Guide to Reference, this up-to-date resource provides an annotated list of print and electronic biomedical and health-related reference sources, including internet resources and digital image collections. Readers will find relevant research, clinical, and consumer health information resources in such areas as Medicine Psychiatry Bioethics Consumer health and health care Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences Dentistry Public health Medical jurisprudence International and global health Guide to Reference entries are selected and annotated by an editorial team of top reference librarians and are used internationally as a go-to source for identifying information as well as training reference professionals. Library staff answering health queries as well as library users undertaking research on their own will find this an invaluable resource.
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The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 3, Early Modern Science

Author: David C. Lindberg,Roy Porter,Katharine Park,Lorraine Daston,Mary Jo Nye,Cambridge University Press,Theodore M. Porter,Dorothy Ross

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521572444

Category: History

Page: 865

View: 9311

An account of European knowledge of the natural world, c.1500-1700.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World

Author: Francis Robinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521669931

Category: Religion

Page: 328

View: 1702

Written by a team of leading specialists on Islamic history, this book discusses, with sumptuous illustrations, many aspects of Muslim culture. Includes studies on religion, politics, commerce, education, art and the interaction between Islam and the West, as well as the development of the Islamic world from the seventh century to the present day. Clear, informative, with commentaries and a glossary.
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The Double Face of Janus and Other Essays in the History of Medicine

Author: Owsei Temkin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801885471

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 7543

Preeminent historian of medicine Owsei Temkin brought to his writing an awesome range of scholarship, for he was at home in the classical, the medieval, and the modern eras. The essays gathered in this volume deal with all the topics that Temkin considered most important in his work. They were widely commended for their originality, intelligent analysis, and impressive continuity of thought. Temkin explores the history of basic medical sciences, of health and disease, and of surgery and drug therapy, as well as general questions concerning the historical and philosophical approach to medicine from antiquity to the early twentieth century. In a retrospective introduction which gives the book its name, Temkin relates his writings to his career as a scholar in Germany and the United States. He situates the writings against the background of the development of the study of medical history and provides recollections of such prominent figures as Karl Sudhoff, Henry E. Sigerist, William H. Welch, and Richard H. Shryock.
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A Concise History of the University of Cambridge

Author: Elisabeth Leedham-Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521439787

Category: Education

Page: 274

View: 8697

A concise, illustrated history of the University of Cambridge from its origins up to the present day.
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A Brief History of Death

Author: W. M. Spellman

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780233051

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 9058

As humans, death—its certainty, its inevitability—consumes us. We make it the subject of our literature, our art, our philosophy, and our religion. Our feelings and attitudes toward our mortality and its possible afterlives have evolved greatly from the early days of mankind. Collecting these views in this topical and instructive book, W. M. Spellman considers death and dying from every angle in the Western tradition, exploring how humans understand and come to terms with the end of life. Using the work of archaeologists and paleoanthropologists, Spellman examines how interpreting physical remains gives us insight into prehistoric perspectives on death. He traces how humans have died over the centuries, both in the causes of death and in the views of actions that lead to death. He spotlights the great philosophical and scientific traditions of the West, which did not believe in an afterlife or see the purpose of bereavement, while also casting new light on the major religious beliefs that emerged in the ancient world, particularly the centuries-long development of Christianity. He delves into three approaches to the meaning of death—the negation of life, continuity in another form, and agnosticism—from both religious and secular-scientific perspectives. Providing a deeper context for contemporary debates over end-of-life issues and the tension between longevity and quality of life, A Brief History of Death is an illuminating look at the complex ways humans face death and the dying.
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Kill or Cure

Author: Steve Parker

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409350991

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 6537

A gripping tale that traces medicine's extraordinary history Kill or Cure tells the riveting history of medicine from chipping holes in skulls to the latest gene therapy and revolutionary cancer treatments. Compelling stories of drama and detective work reveal the trial and error behind man's endless search for cures to diseases and how lucky we are to have the medicines we do today. Uncover the gripping and sometimes gruesome life and death tales behind the medical advances that we take for granted through key figures' diaries and notebooks, showing you discoveries through the eyes of the people who were there at the time. Plague and other global epidemics, the roots of psychiatry and the arrival of robot surgeons are brought to life, with maps, timelines and stunning images ranging from Roman surgical instruments and medieval bloodletting to artificial hearts and the latest scanners. Written by Steve Parker, a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society and author of over 250 books, Kill or Cure is the perfect prescription for anyone interested in the history of medicine, terrible diseases and revolutionary cures.
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Fakers & Charlatans in English Medicine

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 303

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Anatomy Trains

Myofasziale Leitbahnen (für Manual- und Bewegungstherapeuten)

Author: Thomas W. Myers

Publisher: "Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag"

ISBN: 3437298860

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 495

Faszien – weit mehr als Muskelhüllen Das Buch geht auf die funktionellen Zusammenhänge der Muskel-Faszien-Ketten ein. Zum leichten Verständnis benutzt der Autor dazu die Metapher von Schienen bzw. Eisenbahnlinien, die miteinander korrespondieren müssen. Außerdem: Informationen und Hinweise zur Begutachtung von Haltungs- und Bewegungsmustern und praxisbezogene Anwendungstipps für die Behandlung der myofaszialen Meridiane. Neu in der 3. Auflage: Neues Kapitel zur Ganganalyse Komplett korrigiert und überarbeitet mit aktuellen Erkenntnissen aus Forschung und Anatomie Online-Zugang zu umfangreichem Zusatzmaterial: Englische Videoclips mit Anwendungen in der klinischen Praxis und anatomischen Belegen, Computergrafiken der Anatomy Trains, Podcasts Das Material wird regelmäßig ergänzt.
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Geschichte der Universität in Europa

Author: Walter Rüegg,Asa Briggs

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406369537

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 542

View: 3421

Dieses auf vier Bände angelegte Werk ist eine Geschichte der "Institution Universität" in Europa von ihrer Entstehung im Mittelalter bis in die heutige Zeit und zugleich eine vergleichende Geschichte der europäischen Universitäten sowie der außereuropäischen Universitäten, die nach europäischem Muster gegründet worden sind. Es wird auf Initiative der europäischen Rektorenkonferenz (CRE), der über 500 wissenschaftliche Hochschulen in 27 europäischen Staaten angehören, von einem internationalen Komitee namhafter Wissenschaftler unter dem Vorsitz von Walter Rüegg (Schweiz) herausgegeben. Absicht dieses Gemeinschaftswerkes ist es, die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen und Aufgaben, die Merkmale geistiger und institutioneller Identität, die Strukturen, Gestaltungen und Hauptprobleme der europäischen Universitäten in ihren geschichtlichen Grundlagen und Veränderungen, aber auch in ihren regionalen Unterschieden, auf dem heutigen Forschungsstand vergleichend und zusammenfassend darzustellen.
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