Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, while at the same time engaging with the issues, discoveries, this volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, and controversies that have beset and characterized medical progress. Authoritative and accessible, The Cambridge History of Medicine is for readers wanting a lively and informative introduction to medical history.
The Cambridge History of Medicine #ad - . The authors weave a narrative that connects disease, primary care, surgery, the rise of hospitals, doctors, drug treatment and pharmacology, mental illness and psychiatry.
Making Natural Knowledge: Constructivism and the History of Science, with a new PrefaceUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - In exploring topics such as the social identity of the scientist, instruments, the significance of places where science is practiced, and the roles played by language, and images, Making Natural Knowledge sheds new light on the relations between science and other cultural domains. A standard introduction to historically minded scholars interested in the constructivist programme.
Making Natural Knowledge: Constructivism and the History of Science, with a new Preface #ad - Viewing scientific knowledge as a product of human culture, Jan Golinski challenges the traditional trajectory of the history of science as steady and autonomous progress. Arguably the best available introduction to constructivism, tells the history of its rise to prominence, Making Natural Knowledge reflects on the importance of this theory, a research paradigm that has dominated the history of science for the past forty years, and traces its most important tensions.
In fact, it has been called the 'constructivist's bible' in many a conference corridor. Matthew eddy, british Journal for the History of Science.
The History of Medicine: A Very Short IntroductionOxford University Press #ad - The book also explores western medicine's encounters with Chinese and Indian medicine, as well as nontraditional treatments such as homeopathy, chiropractic, and other alternative medicines. Covering a vast amount of information, and controversies, such as the spiraling costs of health care, while at the same time engaging with contemporary issues, lack of health insurance for millions, this Very Short Introduction sheds new light on medicine's past, discoveries, breakthrough treatments, and much more.
For readers who wish to understand the how we have arrived at our current state of medical practice and knowledge, this book is essential reading. About the series: combining authority with wit, and style, accessibility, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics.
The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction #ad - Bynum, and many other innovations, the advent of hospitals, the introduction of anesthesia, vaccinations, X-Rays, explores the key turning points in the history of Western medicine-such as the first surgical procedures, as well as the rise of experimental medicine. Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, this Very Short Introduction surveys the history of medicine from classical times, through the scholastic medieval tradition and the Enlightenment to the present day.
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The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity The Norton History of ScienceW. W. Norton & Company #ad - A splendid and thoroughly engrossing book" los Angeles Times, Roy Porter's charting of the history of medicine affords us an opportunity as never before to assess its culture and science and its costs and benefits to mankind. Porter explores medicine's evolution against the backdrop of the wider religious, scientific, philosophical, covering ground from the diseases of the hunter-gatherers to today's threat of AIDS and ebola, and political beliefs of the culture in which it develops, from the clearly defined conviction of the Hippocratic oath to the muddy ethical dilemmas of modern-day medicine.
Hailed as "a remarkable achievement" Boston Sunday Globe and as "a triumph: simultaneously entertaining and instructive, witty and thought-provoking. To combine enormous knowledge with a delightful style and a highly idiosyncratic point of view is Roy Porter's special gift, and it makes this book. W w norton Company.
The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity The Norton History of Science #ad - . Offering up a treasure trove of historical surprises along the way, this book "has instantly become the standard single-volume work in its field" The Lancet. The author's perceptiveness is, as usual, scalpel-sharp; his manner genially bedside; his erudition invigorating. Simon schama 24 pages of b/w illustrations Oxford university Press USA.
Blood and Guts: A Short History of MedicineW. W. Norton & Company 2724332042498 #ad - Cleverly illustrated with historic line drawings, the chronic ailments of humanity provide vivid anecdotes for Porter's enlightening story of medicine's efforts to prevail over a formidable and ever-changing adversary. He explores the many ingenious ways in which we have attempted to overcome disease through the ages: the changing role of doctors, and blood-letters to today's professionals; the array of drugs, from Ayurvedic remedies to the launch of Viagra; the advances in surgery, apothecaries, from ancient healers, from amputations performed by barbers without anesthetic to today's sophisticated transplants; and the transformation of hospitals from Christian places of convalescence to modern medical powerhouses.
W w norton Company. Oxford university Press USA. Ideas tumble out of Porter like wonders from some scholarly horn of plenty. Sherwin B. With his characteristic wit and vastly informed historical scope, Roy Porter examines the war fought between disease and doctors on the battleground of the flesh from ancient times to the present.
Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine #ad - Mankind's battle to stay alive and healthy for as long as possible is our oldest, most universal struggle. Nuland, the new republican eminently readable, entertaining romp through the history of our vain and valiant efforts to heal ourselves.
History of Medicine, Second Edition: A Scandalously Short IntroductionUniversity of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division #ad - Up to date and filled with pithy examples and teaching tools such as a searchable online bibliography, History of Medicine continues to demonstrate the power of historical research to inform current health care practice and enhance cultural understanding. The book continues to be organized conceptually around the major fields of medical endeavor such as anatomy, obstetrics, pharmacology, and psychiatry and has grown to include a new chapter on public health.
Years of pedagogic experience, genetics, sars, and recent outbreaks of BSE, and reader feedback have led to new sections throughout the book on topics including bioethics, medical developments, West Nile Virus, forensics, clinical trials, reproductive technology, and anthrax. Used book in Good Condition.
History of Medicine, Second Edition: A Scandalously Short Introduction #ad - Jacalyn duffin's history of medicine has for ten years been one of the leading texts used to teach medical and nursing students the history of their profession. Oxford university Press USA. It has also been widely used in history courses and by general readers. W w norton Company. An accessible overview of medical history, Great Britain, including more information on medicine in the United States, this new edition is greatly expanded, and in other European countries.
Medicine From Cave Dwellers to MillennialsTelemachus Press, LLC #ad - Oxford university Press USA. W w norton Company. Medicine and disease has preoccupied man from the age of the cave dweller to the present day millennial generation. With the dawn of the scientific era to the new millennium medical knowledge exploded to become the powerhouse it is today. Used book in Good Condition.
These pioneers confronted rigid religious and conservative medical authorities that supported longstanding ineffective medical theories. In all cultures and eras populations have sought the means to preserve health and restore it when absent. Written for today’s patients and medical professionals, the fast-paced narrative delivers compelling insight into older medical practices and gives the reader an appreciation of how medicine has developed through the centuries to the present.
Medicine From Cave Dwellers to Millennials #ad - In the prehistoric era and ancient civilizations the imagination of early healthcare providers was frequently innovative. This monograph provides a thoughtful explanation on how past generations of medical revolutionaries vanquished long-standing hurdles to discover new ideas. To truly appreciate modern medicine it is vital to comprehend how far humans have progressed from that day 40, 000 years ago when an unknown cave dweller for the first time fixed a broken leg to the 21st century millennial who has just received a personal genetic profile in the mail.
They produced a variety of treatments to help the ill and injured without knowing why they worked. Over time into the middle Ages and Renaissance iconoclastic practitioners set a series of creative stages in motion. The discoveries of these pathfinders took medicine to a higher level.
Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated HistoryDK #ad - Used book in Good Condition. A complementary illustrated reference section profiles all the main body systems and organs and explains their relevance in terms of the advancement of medicine. A compelling blend of riveting stories, and striking illustrations, accessible information, Medicine shows and tells how medicine has evolved into the lifesaving discipline it is today.
Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated History #ad - . W w norton Company. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Oxford university Press USA. Medicine tells the fascinating story of the discipline, diagnosis, charting developments in healing, from ancient times to the present day, surgery, and drugs in a vividly visual and accessible format. Follow the gory pitfalls and the miraculous breakthroughs of medical history from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to the latest developments in IVF and gene therapy.
Clear diagrams explain major diseases, and the progression of treatment over the centuries, and enhance understanding of human anatomy, surgical instruments, such as cancer, setting the great milestones of medical history in their wider social context.
The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast IndustryBasic Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Oxford university Press USA. How did the financially insecure medical profession of the nineteenth century become a most prosperous one in the twentieth century? Why was national health insurance blocked? And why are corporate institutions taking over our medical care system today? Beginning in 1760 and coming up to the present day, renowned sociologist Paul Starr traces the decline of professional sovereignty in medicine, the political struggles over healthcare, and the rise of a corporate system.
Updated with a new preface and an epilogue analyzing developments since the early 1980s, this new edition of The Social Transformation of American Medicine is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future of our fraught healthcare system. W w norton Company. Basic. Considered the definitive history of the american healthcare system, health plans, The Social Transformation of American Medicine examines how the roles of doctors, hospitals, and government programs have evolved over the last two and a half centuries.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine Cambridge Illustrated HistoriesCambridge University Press #ad - Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, this lavishly illustrated volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, discoveries, while at the same time engaging with the issues, and controversies that have beset and characterized medical progress. Authoritative and accessible, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine is for readers wanting a lively and informative introduction to medical history.
Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. W w norton Company. Oxford university Press USA. The authors weave a narrative that connects disease, drug treatment and pharmacology, doctors, surgery, the rise of hospitals, primary care, mental illness and psychiatry.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine Cambridge Illustrated Histories #ad - Basic. Roy porter is professor of the social history of medicine at the Wellcome Insitute for the History of Science. This volume emphasizes the crucial developments of the past 150 years, but also examines classical, medieval, and Islamic and East Asian medicine. Teich, cambridge, the greatest benefit to mankind Norton, 1999, 1995, and The Creation of the Modern World Norton, 2000.
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Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human AgainBasic Books #ad - Ai has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard.
In deep medicine, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. W w norton Company. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. Illustrations note: 46 halftones, black & white 11 Tables, black & white Oxford university Press USA.
Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again #ad - . Used book in Good Condition. Innovative, deep medicine shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, provocative, and hopeful, for all the humans involved. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Basic. One of america's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect.