The History Of Medicine In 100 Facts

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The History Of Medicine In 100 Facts

Author : Caroline Rance
ISBN : 9781445650043
Genre : History
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Discovering major historical topics through the history behind the facts. The story of the history of medicine told in bite-sized chunks
Category: History

The Ancient Greeks In 100 Facts

Author : Paul Chrystal
ISBN : 9781445656434
Genre : History
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These 100 gripping facts on Ancient Greece provide an enjoyable and accessible introduction to one of the world’s great civilisations.
Category: History

100 Amazing Facts About The Negro With Complete Proof

Author : J. A. Rogers
ISBN : 9780819575494
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1934 and revised in 1962, this book gathers journalist and historian Joel Augustus Rogers’ columns from the syndicated newspaper feature titled Your History. Patterned after the look of Ripley’s popular Believe It or Not the multiple vignettes in each episode recount short items from Rogers’s research. The feature began in the Pittsburgh Courier in November 1934 and ran through the 1960s.
Category: Social Science

The New Healing Herbs

Author : Michael Castleman
ISBN : 1579543049
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The newly revised and updated reference guide to herbal medicine offers readers sound advice on how to use more than 100 popular plants for healing purposes.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Stuarts In 100 Facts

Author : Andrea Zuvich
ISBN : 9781445647319
Genre : History
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Discover the history behind the facts
Category: History

History Of Allergy

Author : K.-C. Bergmann
ISBN : 9783318021950
Genre : Medical
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The prevalence of allergic diseases has increased dramatically over recent decades, both in terms of the number of sufferers and the number of allergies. This is a trend that has frequently been referred to as 'the epidemic of the 21st century'. As described in ancient texts, allergies have been known for over 2,000 years, but the term 'allergy' was only coined at the beginning of the 20th century when doctors began to understand their pathophysiological basis. This book presents a detailed and varied historical overview of the field of allergology. Beginning with insights on allergy from antiquity to the 20th century and the development of the associated terminology, it compiles historical reflections on the understanding of the most common allergic diseases. Important milestones in the discovery of mechanisms of allergy are described, followed by historical accounts of the detection of allergens such as pollen, dust mites, peanuts and latex, and of environmental influences such as pollution and the relationship between farmers and their environment. Several chapters illustrate the progress made in allergy management to date. Particular highlights of this book are the personal reflections of and interviews with a number of pioneers of allergy, including F. Austen, J. Bienenstock, K. Blaser, A. de Weck, A.W. Frankland, K. Ishizaka, and many more. Concluding with portrayals of allergy societies and collections, as well as being supplemented by two films, this book represents a veritable treasure trove of fascinating and richly illustrated information. Not only researchers, physicians and medical historians, but also students and even non-scientists will find History of Allergy a scientific adventure well worth reading.
Category: Medical

Dracula For Doctors

Author : Fiona Subotsky
ISBN : 9781911623298
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Explores the connection between medicine and gothic literature examining disease, psychiatry and supernatural in the nineteenth century.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Language Of Life

Author : Debra Niehoff
ISBN : 0309167787
Genre : Science
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Cooperation requires conversation. Human beings speak to one another. Sounds, scents, and postures allow animals to make their point. While individual cells can’t talk, hiss, growl, or bare their teeth, they nevertheless communicate regularly. Their language is based not on words or gestures, but on chemistry â€"using molecules where we would use words, constructing sentences from chains of proteins. The cells that make up the bodies of muticellular organisms inform, wheedle, command, exhort, reassure, nurture, criticize, and instruct each other to direct every physiological function, report every newsworthy event, record every memory, heal every wound. And each of those chemical conversations represents an opportunity for scientists and physicians. The molecular biologists who worked for over a decade to sequence the human genome have sometimes referred to that sequence as the “book of life.†To our cells, that “book†is no more than a dictionaryâ€"only living cells can converse, forming the network that allows our 60 trillion cells to function as a single organism. For nearly a century, researchers have been straining to hear the whispered conversations among cells, hoping to master the basics of their language. They know that if we can decipher and translate this cellular chatter, we have the potential for sending signals of our own that could repair wounds, reduce cholesterol, control insulin levels, or even block the reproduction of cancer cells. The possibilities are as endless as they are intriguing. The Language of Life is a fantastic story of discovery, blending the vision of science with the poetry of life itself.
Category: Science

The Pharmacy Practice Handbook Of Medication Facts

Author : Harold L. Kirschenbaum
ISBN : 1566767628
Genre : Medical
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Because of the rapidly increasing number of marketed pharmacologic agents, professionals are finding it increasingly difficult to provide colleagues and patients with the types of patient-oriented information they need. You need a handbook with the essential data in one, easy to reference format. Good news - The Pharmacy Practice Handbook of Medication Facts is the answer, THE one source for medication facts. The handbook provides the latest information about prescription medications, including counseling, in a clear, concise and easily portable form. For quick reference, the information is presented in a tabular format that includes: generic/trade names, usual adult dosages, contraindications, major adverse effects and more. The appendices provide additional information, including text/graphics suitable for patient counseling sessions. The Pharmacy Practice Handbook of Medication Facts is an invaluable source for everyone in the health care profession, including pharmacy students, pharmacists, physicians and physician assistants.
Category: Medical

Osteoarthritis The Facts

Author : Daniel Prieto-Alhambra
ISBN : 9780191506833
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Osteoarthritis: The Facts helps patients and their carers better understand the condition, empowering patients with the knowledge and skills to actively take charge of their own health by knowing as much as they can about osteoarthritis, and finding out how this can be best managed. Part 1 details what osteoarthritis is, what causes it, who it affects, what the main symptoms are, how it is diagnosed, and what the long-term outcome is. Part 2 explains the potential aspects of management that can be used for osteoarthritis, including self-management strategies, exercise, diet, medications, surgical treatments, and alternative therapies. Osteoarthritis: The Facts also includes a useful resources section, including information on support groups and websites, providing the reader with an opportunity to educate and empower themselves with tools that will help reduce their suffering.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Hermeneutics Of Medicine And The Phenomenology Of Health

Author : F. Svenaeus
ISBN : 9789401594585
Genre : Medical
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Fredrik Svenaeus' book is a delight to read. Not only does he exhibit keen understanding of a wide range of topics and figures in both medicine and philosophy, but he manages to bring them together in an innovative manner that convincingly demonstrates how deeply these two significant fields can be and, in the end, must be mutually enlightening. Medicine, Svenaeus suggests, reveals deep but rarely explicit themes whose proper comprehension invites a careful phenomenological and hermeneutical explication. Certain philosophical approaches, on the other hand - specifically, Heidegger's phenomenology and Gadamer's hermeneutics - are shown to have a hitherto unrealized potential for making sense of those themes long buried within Western medicine. Richard M. Zaner, Ann Geddes Stahlman Professor of Medical Ethics, Vanderbilt University
Category: Medical

Internal Bleeding

Author : Robert M. Wachter
ISBN : UOM:39015061145010
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Two doctors and experts in the study of patient safety and hospital quality provide a close-up look at the medical errors that occur in America's overburdened, underinsured, and often unaccountable health-care system, furnishing compelling real-life cases of medical mistakes and suggesting basic procedures and remedies to save lives. 75,000 first printing.
Category: Health & Fitness

Just The Facts

Author : David T.Z. Mindich
ISBN : 9780814764152
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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If American journalism were a religion, as it has been called, then its supreme deity would be "objectivity." The high priests of the profession worship the concept, while the iconoclasts of advocacy journalism, new journalism, and cyberjournalism consider objectivity a golden calf. Meanwhile, a groundswell of tabloids and talk shows and the increasing infringement of market concerns make a renewed discussion of the validity, possibility, and aim of objectivity a crucial pursuit. Despite its position as the orbital sun of journalistic ethics, objectivity—until now—has had no historian. David T. Z. Mindich reaches back to the nineteenth century to recover the lost history and meaning of this central tenet of American journalism. His book draws on high profile cases, showing the degree to which journalism and its evolving commitment to objectivity altered–and in some cases limited—the public's understanding of events and issues. Mindich devotes each chapter to a particular component of this ethic–detachment, nonpartisanship, the inverted pyramid style, facticity, and balance. Through this combination of history and cultural criticism, Mindich provides a profound meditation on the structure, promise, and limits of objectivity in the age of cybermedia.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

300 Fantastic Facts Space

Author : Sue Becklake
ISBN : 1782097376
Genre : Astronomy
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300 Fantastic Facts Space is an incredible learning experience for kids aged 7-10. There are 300 fun space facts for children and hundreds of amazing space pictures, including real-life space pictures and cartoons. - Numbered facts help children to progress through the book and feel a sense of achievement. - Fun activities help young learners put ideas into practice. - Detailed photos and artwork take readers up close to each subject area. Throughout 300 Fantastic Facts Space, there are activities and quiz questions for kids to test their new knowledge and to challenge them to remember all the amazing facts they have read so far. 300 Fantastic Facts Space is a complete guide to the universe and beyond for children. Some fantastic facts that can be found inside include: # The Sun is often spotty. Sunspots appear on the surface, some wider than Earth. They look dark because they are cooler than the rest of the Sun. # A comet is often called a dirty snowball because it is made of dust and ice mixed together. # Earth-watching satellites look out for pollution. Oil slicks in the sea and dirty air over cities show up clearly in pictures from these satellites. Quiz questions and activities for kids in 300 Fantastic Facts Space: # Which way does a comet tail always point? # Make craters on a baking tray by dropping a marble or stone onto flour and watching its impact. # What year was the final shuttle mission?
Category: Astronomy

Medicine At A Glance

Author : Patrick Davey
ISBN : 9781118374009
Genre : Medical
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The central title in the market-leading at a Glance series,Medicine at a Glance provides a concise and accessibleintroduction to the study of medicine and is the ultimate revisionguide for the core medical curriculum. Ideal for medical students, Foundation Programme doctors andthose training in the allied health professions, Medicine at aGlance presents each topic as clear, double-page spreads withkey facts accompanied by tables, illustrations, photographs anddiagrams. Used by thousands of students in its previous two editions,Medicine at a Glance has been fully revised and updated toensure that it remains THE essential revision guide purchase Contains new chapters on history and examination, patientconsent and confidentiality, and substance abuse Further coverage of the essential facts for the diagnosis andtreatment of common symptoms and conditions Offers full support for PBL-style courses via self-assessmentcases and MCQs contained in a brand new case-based book,Medicine at a Glance: Core Cases which is also availableonline at: ahref="" For more information on the complete range of Wiley-Blackwellmedical student and junior doctor publishing, please visit: ahref="" Reviews of previous editions "Fantastic revision tool before finals with all the breadth ofinformation you need and full colour, clearly laid outdiagrams." —Medical Student, St. Georges Medical School "The most up-to-date and best presented clinical medicine texton the market. It contains succinct and clear explanations of themedical conditions any student is expected to know. A studentfavourite." —Medical Student, Nottingham University "I definitely recommend this book to all final yearstudents...." —Final Year Student, GKT "...once you start using this book, you won't say goodbye toit..." —Gube Magazine, Melbourne University MedicalStudents Association
Category: Medical