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The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521124336

Category: History

Page: 390

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In this sumptuously illustrated history, now in its second edition, Patricia Buckley Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the present.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Surgery

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Surgery

Author: Harold Ellis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521896238

Category: Medical

Page: 274

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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.

Medicine and oncology. Illustrated history

Medicine and oncology. Illustrated history

Author: Massimo Lopez

Publisher: Gangemi Editore spa

ISBN: 9788849244373

Category: Medical

Page: 210

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While Mesopotamia was the cradle of the first great civilisation (mid-fourth century BC), Greece was the cradle of medicine as a science. Down through the centuries its strong philosophical and scientific roots nourished its evolution and contributed to the continuous yielding of abundant fruit. The assimilation of the Greek art of medicine, initially in the Latin world of central Italy and later western Europe, is one of the most extraordinary events in the history of medicine since it represents the foundations of the medical tradition throughout the western world. Without this assimilation Greek medicine would historically be confined to the period in which it originally emerged, and with it Hippocrates and Galen. Instead Greek medical theories continued to be studied, debated and applied in the Latin world, at least until the nineteenth century, and the Hippocratic oath is still the symbol of the medical profession. In this second volume of Medicine and Oncology, with its extensive, invaluable iconography, the successful merger between the history of the Greco-Roman civilisation and the history of science is narrated and analysed by the author with the precision of a historian and the competence of a medical researcher. Comprehension of the indissoluble bonds between antiquity and the modern world is crucial to understand the evolution of medicine, because, as stated by Goethe He who cannot draw on three thousand years of history is living from hand to mouth, and will remain in the dark, inexperienced, living from day to day. Massimo Lopez was Director of the Division of Medical Oncology of the Regina Elena Institute for Cancer Research in Rome and Professor of Oncology at the 1st School of Specialisation in Oncology at Sapienza University, Rome. He has published over 200 articles in the most important scientific journals in Italy and abroad and written several books, including a monograph on breast cancer, one on GIST, and the manual of practical medical oncology that bears his name.

Clinical Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Clinical Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Author: Mira Lal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198749547

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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The interplay between mind and body is a rapidly developing area of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, growing in prominence as many areas of medicine recognise the importance of understanding the physical, mental, and social aspects of numerous health conditions. Clinical Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology: A Patient-Centred Biopsychosocial Practice is a fundamental work that enhances the understanding of the management of womenas disease conditions resulting from psychosomatic or mind-body interactions that are routinely encountered by clinicians. Authored by a world-renowned group of contributors who have led a transformativeapproach to the way health services for women are approached, Clinical Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology comprehensively addresses the biological, psychological, social and cultural factors leading to disease manifestations. Including methods for prevention, detection and treatment, the text is supported by thirty clinical vignettes taken from real-life situations to support learning, and guide clinical practice. Detailed chapters expound the scientific basis of the clinical psychosomatic concept, prevention of morbidity and mortality from cancer or obesity, pregnancy and childbirth, maternal dysphoria and child neurodevelopment, pain perception, infertility, premenstrual disorders, psycho-oncology, malignancy and sexual health, illnesses in migrants and refugees, alongside, pertinent cultural issues. This title is a highly topical and much-needed guide to addressing clinical conditions that compromise womenas health, including that of teenagers, as well as their mental and social well-being.

Medicine and Care of the Dying

Medicine and Care of the Dying

Author: Milton James Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195175484

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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"This book is for palliative care practitioners, and all health care professionals with an interest in end-of-life care.

The Scientific Revolution and Medicine

The Scientific Revolution and Medicine

Author: Kate Kelly

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438126364

Category: Discoveries in science

Page: 177

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The Middle Ages marked a time when religion and superstition dominated all thinking and stalled the pursuit of new ideas. This book examines the scientific revolution and how it has affected future developments in medicine. It is suitable for readers in need of additional information on specific terms, topics, and developments in medical science.

Life in the Victorian Hospital

Life in the Victorian Hospital

Author: Michelle Higgs

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750984768

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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Throughout the Victorian period, life-threatening diseases were no respecter of class, affecting rich and poor alike. However, the medical treatment for such diseases differed significantly, depending on the class of patient. The wealthy received private medical treatment at home or, later, in a practitioner's consulting room. The middle classes might also pay for their treatment but, in addition, they could attend one of an increasing number of specialist hospitals. The working classes could get free treatment from charitable voluntary hospitals or dispensaries. For the abject poor who were receiving poor relief, their only option was to seek treatment at the workhouse infirmary. The experience of a patient going into hospital at this time was vastly different from that at the end. This was not just in terms of being attended by trained nurses or in the medical and surgical advances which had taken place. Different methods for treating diseases and the use of antiseptic and aseptic techniques to combat killer hospital infections led to a much higher standard of care than was previously available.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World

Author: Greg Woolf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521827752

Category: History

Page: 384

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An illustrated history of the city of Rome and its impact on the world examines a broad range of topics including science and culture, Rome's relationship with Greece, warfare, and religion.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany

Author: Martin Kitchen

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521453410

Category: History

Page: 352

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Traces German history from ancient times to the present, including sections on National Socialism, the extermination of the Jews, and reunification