RISING PLAGUE THE GLOBAL THREAT FROM DEADLY BACTERIA AND OUR DWINDLING ARSENAL TO FIGHT THEM

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Rising Plague

Author : Brad Spellberg
ISBN : 1591027500
Genre : Medical
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Astoundingly, at the same time that antibiotic resistant infections are skyrocketing in incidencecreating a critical need for new antibioticsresearch and development of new antibiotics has ground to a screeching halt!
Category: Medical

Making Parents

Author : Charis Thompson
ISBN : 0262201569
Genre : Science
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Reproductive technologies, says Thompson, are part of the increasing tendency to turn social problems into biomedical questions and can be used as a lens to see the resulting changes in the relations between science and society."--Jacket.
Category: Science

The Protest Psychosis

Author : Jonathan M. Metzl
ISBN : 9780807085936
Genre : Psychology
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A powerful account of how cultural anxieties about race shaped American notions of mental illness The civil rights era is largely remembered as a time of sit-ins, boycotts, and riots. But a very different civil rights history evolved at the Ionia State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Ionia, Michigan. In The Protest Psychosis, psychiatrist and cultural critic Jonathan Metzl tells the shocking story of how schizophrenia became the diagnostic term overwhelmingly applied to African American protesters at Ionia—for political reasons as well as clinical ones. Expertly sifting through a vast array of cultural documents, Metzl shows how associations between schizophrenia and blackness emerged during the tumultuous decades of the 1960s and 1970s—and he provides a cautionary tale of how anxieties about race continue to impact doctor-patient interactions in our seemingly postracial America. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Psychology

Boards Wards For Usmle Steps 2 3

Author : Carlos Ayala
ISBN : 9781451144062
Genre : Medical
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Established as an essential resource for medical students preparing for clinical rotations and the USMLE, Boards and Wards for USMLE Steps 2 & 3 is now in its updated Fifth Edition! Written in a succinct, high-yield outline format, it provides broad coverage of all key medical subspecialties in a user-friendly and portable format.
Category: Medical

The Ethics Of Genetic Engineering

Author : Roberta M. Berry
ISBN : 9781135195915
Genre : Medical
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Human genetic engineering may soon be possible. The gathering debate about this prospect already threatens to become mired in irresolvable disagreement. After surveying the scientific and technological developments that have brought us to this pass, The Ethics of Genetic Engineering focuses on the ethical and policy debate, noting the deep divide that separates proponents and opponents. The book locates the source of this divide in differing framing assumptions: reductionist pluralist on one side, holist communitarian on the other. The book argues that we must bridge this divide, drawing on the resources from both encampments, if we are to understand and cope with the distinctive problems posed by genetic engineering. These problems, termed "fractious problems," are novel, complex, ethically fraught, unavoidably of public concern, and unavoidably divisive. Berry examines three prominent ethical and political theories – utilitarianism, Kantianism, and virtue ethics – to consider their competency in bridging the divide and addressing these fractious problems. The book concludes that virtue ethics can best guide parental decision making and that a new policymaking approach sketched here, a "navigational approach," can best guide policymaking. These approaches enable us to gain a rich understanding of the problems posed and to craft resolutions adequate to their challenges.
Category: Medical

Keeper

Author : Andrea Gillies
ISBN : 1906021996
Genre : Alzheimer's disease
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When her mother-in-law, Nancy, was diagnosed with Alzheimers, Andrea Gillies made the decision to care for her full time. 'Keeper' is the result of this - a frank, moving and utterly gripping account of Alzheimers and its impact on one family.
Category: Alzheimer's disease

Forced Into Glory

Author : Lerone Bennett, Jr.
ISBN : 0874850029
Genre : History
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Beginning with the argument that the Emancipation Proclamation did not actually free African American slaves, this dissenting view of Lincoln's greatness surveys the president's policies, speeches, and private utterances and concludes that he had little real interest in abolition. Pointing to Lincoln's support for the fugitive slave laws, his friendship with slave-owning senator Henry Clay, and conversations in which he entertained the idea of deporting slaves in order to create an all-white nation, the book, concludes that the president was a racist at heart—and that the tragedies of Reconstruction and the Jim Crow era were the legacy of his shallow moral vision.
Category: History

The World Peace Diet

Author : Will Tuttle
ISBN : 1590560833
Genre : Philosophy
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Tuttle offers a set of universal principles for all people of conscience, from any religious tradition, to help them reconnect with what they are eating, what was required to get it on their plates--and what happens after it leaves their plates.
Category: Philosophy

Antibiotic Resistance

Author : Karl S. Drlica
ISBN : 0132117320
Genre : Medical
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Authored by two leading investigators, this book presents a thorough and authoritative overview of this multifaceted field of science. Pathogenic bacteria have been evolving and spreading resistance to diverse classes of antibiotics. As a result, we risk losing our ability to control and treat infectious diseases. Understanding antibiotic resistance, therefore, is becoming increasingly essential for a broad audience of healthcare professionals, biomedical and public health researchers, students, and policymakers. The authors answer questions such as: What is resistance? How does it emerge? How do common human activities contribute to resistance? What can we do about it? How can we strengthen our “first lines of defense” against resistance? Are there better ways to discover new antibiotics? What unique issues are associated with MRSA and viral influenza? In addition to defining and evaluating one of the most important emerging threats to public health, the authors explain what can be done to minimize risks to public health, and to preserve and extend the effectiveness of existing and new antibiotics.
Category: Medical

A Short History Of The Future

Author : Colin Mason
ISBN : 9781136572883
Genre : Business & Economics
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Has the future a future? Are we bringing history to an end? Observing any one of several individual but critical trends suggests that, without rapid and positive action, history may have only a very short way to run. Whether it is the growth of world population, of greenhouse gas concentrations and the accelerating rate of climate change, the running down of oil and natural gas reserves, growing shortages of fresh water for agriculture, industry and domestic use, or the increasing difficulty in controlling epidemic diseases we are facing a mounting global crisis that will peak in less than a generation, around the year 2030. Taken together, these trends point to a potentially apocalyptic period, if not for the planet itself then certainly for human societies and for humankind. In this compelling book, and update to The 2030 Spike, Colin Mason explains in clear and irrefutable terms what is going on largely below the surface of our daily or weekly news bulletins. The picture he paints is stark, and yet it is not bleak. Being forewarned, we are forearmed, and he draws on his own extensive political experience to describe how much we can do as individuals, and above all collectively, not merely to avert crisis but to engineer thoroughgoing change that can usher in genuinely sustainable and valuable alternatives to the way we live now.
Category: Business & Economics