Medicine and magic in Elizabethan London : Simon Forman - by Lauren Kassell

By Lauren Kassell

Simon Forman (1552-1611) is one in every of London's so much notorious astrologers. when he was once consulted hundreds of thousands of occasions a 12 months for clinical and different questions he stood except the clinical elite as he boldly asserted scientific principles that have been at odds with such a lot realized physicians. during this interesting publication, Lauren Kassell vividly recovers the realm of drugs and magic in Elizabethan London.

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White Coat Tales: Medicine’s Heroes, Heritage, and by Robert B. Taylor

By Robert B. Taylor

This re-creation of White Coat stories provides exciting tales that supply historic context to what we do in medication today—the body’s “holy bone” and the way it acquired its identify, a shocking for the reason that gout appeared to be so commonplace numerous centuries in the past, and the healing misadventure that shortened the lifetime of Eleanor Roosevelt. as well as many new stories, this revised version comprises 128 illustrations, similar to photos of Baron von Münchhausen aloft with cannonballs and Vincent van Gogh’s portrait of his general practitioner exhibiting a clue to the painter’s future health. examine mythical clinical innovators, illnesses that modified heritage, health problems of recognized individuals, and a few epic error of physicians and scientists. the writer is Robert B. Taylor, MD, Emeritus Professor, Oregon health and wellbeing & technological know-how collage university of drugs, and Professor, japanese Virginia clinical college. Dr. Taylor is the writer and editor of greater than 33 clinical books.

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Ancient Babylonian Medicine: Theory and Practice (Ancient by Markham J. Geller

By Markham J. Geller

Using an exceptional number of formerly unknown cuneiform pills, historic Babylonian drugs: conception and perform examines the way in which drugs used to be practiced via numerous Babylonian pros of the 2d and 1st millennium B.C. Represents the 1st review of Babylonian medication using cuneiform resources, together with files of court docket letters, clinical recipes, and commentaries written via old scholarsAttempts to reconcile the ways that drugs and magic have been relatedAssigns authorship to varied kinds of scientific literature that have been formerly thought of anonymousRejects the strategy of alternative students that experience tried to use smooth diagnostic how you can historical health problems

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Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam by Kara Dixon Vuic

By Kara Dixon Vuic

"'I by no means bought an opportunity to be a girl,' Kate O'Hare Palmer lamented, thirty-four years after her journey as a military nurse in Vietnam. even supposing pleased with having served, she felt that the struggle she by no means understood had robbed her of her innocence and compelled her to develop up too fast. As depicted in a photo taken past due in her journey, lengthy hours within the working room exhausted her either bodily and mentally. Her drained eyes and gaunt face mirrored th e weariness she felt after treating numerous sufferers, a few death, a few maimed, all, like her, without end replaced. nonetheless, she discovered to paintings tougher and quicker than she idea she may possibly, to belief her nursing talents, and to dwell independently. She constructed the way to stability the hazards and merits of being a girl within the military and within the conflict. in basic terms fourteen months lengthy, her travel in Vietnam profoundly affected her existence and her beliefs."Such bright own money owed abound in historian Kara Dixon Vuic's compelling examine the stories of military nurses within the Vietnam conflict. Drawing on greater than a hundred interviews, Vuic permits the nurses to inform their very own appealing tales, from their purposes for becoming a member of the army to the actual and emotional calls for of a bad conflict and postwar debates approximately the right way to commemorate their provider. Vuic additionally explores the gender concerns that arose while a male-dominated military actively recruited and hired the providers of 5,000 nurses in the middle of a starting to be feminist flow and a altering nursing career. girls attracted to the army's patriotic promise confronted traumatic realities within the nearly all-male hospitals of South Vietnam. males who joined the nurse corps ran headlong into the army's trust that ladies should still nurse and males may still struggle. Officer, Nurse, girl brings to mild the approximately forgotten contributions of courageous nurses who risked their lives to carry therapy to squaddies in the course of a bad -- and divisive -- battle.

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A Short History of Medical Genetics by Peter S. Harper

By Peter S. Harper

An eminent geneticist, veteran writer, OMMG sequence Editor, and famous archivist, Peter Harper provides a full of life account of the way our principles and information approximately human genetics have built over the last century from the point of view of somebody contained in the box with a deep curiosity in its old facets. Dr. Harper has researched the historical past of genetics and has had own touch with a bunch of key figures whose stories and reports expand again 50 years, and he has interviewed and recorded conversations with a lot of those very important geneticists. hence, instead of being a traditional background, this publication transmits the essence of the tips and the folks concerned and the way they interacted in advancing- and infrequently retarding- the sphere. From the origins of human genetics; in the course of the contributions of Darwin, Mendel, and different giants; the identity of the 1st human chromosome abnormalities; and up during the crowning glory of the Human Genome venture, this Short History is written within the author's attribute transparent and private type, which appeals to geneticists and to all these attracted to the tale of human genetics.

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Protein Arrays, Biochips and Proteomics: The Next Phase of by Joanna S. Albala

By Joanna S. Albala

From disorder marker id to speeded up drug improvement, Protein Arrays, Biochips, and Proteomics deals a close review of present and rising traits within the box of array-based proteomics. This reference specializes in suggestions in protein microarrays and biochips, mass spectrometry, high-throughput protein expression, protein-protein interactions, structural proteomics, and the proteomic market for complete realizing of prior, current, and destiny proteomic study. supplying an abundance of figures and charts, the publication compiles a large choice of applied sciences and functions starting from functionalized chip surfaces to techniques for protein expression.

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How Aspirin Entered Our Medicine Cabinet by Steven M. Rooney, J.N. Campbell

By Steven M. Rooney, J.N. Campbell

This short lines the tale of 1 of our commonest medicinal drugs – aspirin. On a trip regarding technological know-how, assorted characters, shady enterprise offers, cutting edge ads and reliable out of date success, Rooney and Campbell describe how aspirin used to be built and advertised on an international scale. beginning before everything of the 20 th century, the authors clarify using aspirin through the First global warfare, the advance of festival medications similar to ibuprofen in the course of the interwar years, and the appliance of aspirin to middle illness within the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties. On a broader point, Rooney and Campbell express that the advance of America’s glossy prescribed drugs used to be a posh weaving of chemistry and mass tradition. They argue that aspirin’s tale offers how to comprehend the appliance of advanced chemical formulation in clinical effects. This short is of curiosity to historians of chemistry and drugs in addition to the final knowledgeable reader.

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Ireland and Medicine in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth by James Kelly, Fiona Clark

By James Kelly, Fiona Clark

The tale of early glossy medication, with its extremes of clinical brilliance and barbaric perform, has lengthy held a fascination for students. the good discoveries of Harvey and Jenner take a seat incongruously with the patience of Galenic thought, superstition and blood-letting. but regardless of persevered learn into the interval as an entire, so much paintings has focussed at the metropolitan centres of britain, Scotland and France, ignoring the massive variety of nationwide and local perform. This assortment goals to move a way to rectifying this case, delivering an exploration of the adjustments and advancements in medication as practised in eire and by means of Irish physicians learning and dealing in another country through the 17th and eighteenth centuries. Bringing jointly learn undertaken into the missed quarter of Irish scientific and social heritage throughout a number of disciplines, together with heritage of drugs, Colonial Latin American historical past, Irish, and French historical past, it builds upon ground-breaking paintings lately released by means of a number of of the individuals, thereby augmenting our figuring out of the function of medication inside early sleek Irish society and its broader medical and highbrow networks. by means of addressing basic concerns that extend past the clinical associations, the gathering expands our realizing of Irish medication and throws new mild on clinical practices and the wider cultural and social problems with early sleek eire, Europe, and Latin the US. Taking quite a few techniques and resources, starting from using eplistolary alternate to the learn of scientific receipt books, legislative perform to trust in miracles, neighborhood professionalization to foreign networks, every one essay bargains a desirable perception right into a nonetheless mostly overlooked region. moreover, the gathering argues for the significance of widening present learn to think about the significance and influence of early Irish scientific traditions, networks, and practices, and their interplay with comparable matters, corresponding to politics, gender, financial call for, and non secular trust.

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