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Book
online resource (xiv, 245 pages) : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • An introductory snapshot
  • In the beginning
  • London and the Great Windmill Street School
  • Anatomy of the expression of emotions
  • Behind the glories of war
  • Swings and roundabouts
  • In and out of the central nervous system
  • The organization of the nervous system
  • Clinical observations on the nervous system
  • For God and country
  • New classrooms : old struggles
  • The ebbing tide
  • To each his due.
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128 pages cm
"... A general introduction to the history of the library primarily through its own rich image collections and a handful of others selected from the collections of the National Archives, the National Museum of Health and Medicine, the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences at Tulane University."--Introduction.
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Book
online resource (xiii, 298 pages) : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • 1. Domain of contagion and confinement
  • 2. Framing "loathsome" diseases
  • 3. Tides of inertia and neglect
  • 4. Location: Not in my backyard
  • 5. Banished: sojourns of the damned
  • 6. Belle of California's Molokai
  • 7. Wary minders: custodians and caregivers
  • 8. Hope for cures: nature or science
  • 9. Modern isolation: humanizing castaways.
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Book
online resource (xvi, 380 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • Introduction
  • The fetus in utero including twins and the placenta
  • Midwives and midwifery
  • Fertilization and embryology
  • Teratology : monsters and prodigies
  • Epilogue.
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online resource (xii, 290 pages) ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: "Witchcraft, a fad, or a racket?"
  • Food allergy before allergy
  • Anaphylaxis, allergy, and the food factor in disease
  • Strangest of all maladies
  • Panic? or the pantry?
  • An immunological explosion?
  • The problem with peanuts.
"To some, food allergies seem like fabricated cries for attention. For others, they pose a dangerous health threat. Food allergies are bound up with so many personal and ideological concerns that it is difficult to determine what is medical and what is myth. This book parses the political, economic, cultural, and genuine health factors of a phenomenon that now dominates our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. Surveying the history of food allergy from ancient times to the present, Another Person's Poison also gives readers a clear grasp of new medical findings on allergies and what they say about our environment, our immune system, and the nature of the food we consume. For most of the twentieth century, food allergies were considered a fad or junk science. While many physicians and clinicians argued that certain foods could cause a range of chronic problems, from asthma and eczema to migraines and hyperactivity, others believed that allergies were psychosomatic. Another Person's Poison traces the trajectory of this debate and its effect on public-health policy and the production, manufacture, and consumption of food. Are rising allergy rates purely the result of effective lobbying and a booming industry built on self-diagnosis and expensive remedies? Or should physicians become more flexible in their approach to food allergies and more careful in their diagnoses? Exploring the issue from scientific, political, economic, social, and patient-centered perspectives, this book is the first to engage fully with the history of what is now a major modern affliction, illuminating society's troubled relationship with food, disease, and the creation of medical knowledge."--Book jacket.
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Book
online resource (xvi, 237 pages) : illustrations, maps
  • Attendant He : innovator or persona?
  • Bian Que as a seer : political persuaders and the medical imagination
  • Chunyu Yi : can the healer speak?
  • Liu Xiang : the imperial library and the creation of the exemplary healer list
  • Zhang Ji : the kaleidoscopic father
  • Huangfu Mi : from innovator to transmitter.
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324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • 1. Outrageous fortune
  • 2. The Chemotherapists
  • 3. MOMP
  • 4. MOPP
  • 5. The War on cancer
  • 6. Boots on the ground
  • 7. Cleaning house at the National Cancer Institute
  • 8. Frances Kelsey syndrome
  • 9. Where rubber meets the road
  • 10. The Death of cancer
  • 11. Outrageous fortune part II.
"The true story of the war on cancer from one of its generals In The Death of Cancer, Dr. Vincent T. DeVita Jr.--former director of the National Cancer Institute, former physician-in-chief at Memorial Sloan Kettering, director of the Yale Cancer Center, former president of the American Cancer Society, and developer of the first successful chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, which first demonstrated that advanced cancers of a major organ system in adults could be cured by chemotherapy--provides a personal history of one of the greatest science stories of our time, covering our fight against cancer from a man who's seen it all. But this is more than a history; it's also a work of advocacy. Despite declining mortality rates, DeVita argues, America's cancer patients are being shortchanged by timid doctors, misguided national agendas, and compromised bureaucracies. He gives readers an eye-opening look at the strengths and weaknesses of America's most prestigious cancer centers, showing how patients can use this information to their advantage. Though we're rapidly approaching total victory over cancer, he contends, we need to do more to synthesize our progress and help doctors put it into practice. This is an ambitious book about a life-or-death subject, a vital entry into the cancer literature genre. With historical depth and authenticity, DeVita brings important information to readers about what cancer is, how best to fight it, and what we still have to learn"-- Provided by publisher.
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online resource (xiv, 358 pages)
  • Background : physicians choose the insurance company model, late nineteenth century-1940s
  • Federal reform politics : implanting the insurance company model, 1945-1960
  • Sclerotic institution : the declining power of organized physicians and the AMA
  • Organized for profit : the hidden influence of insurance companies and the HIAA
  • The conflicted construction of Blue Shield : caught between Blue Cross and the AMA
  • Corporate health care : from cost controls to medical decision-making
  • The politics of medicare, 1957-1965
  • Epilogue : the limits of "comprehensive" reform, 1965-2010.
This book provides an in-depth evaluation of the US health care system's development in the twentieth century.
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Book
online resource (xiv, 251 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • The Profession and Professionalism
  • Being a Physician
  • The Art and Science of Doctoring
  • Health, Disease, Illness, and Death
  • Disease Detection and Diagnosis
  • Therapy and Healing
  • Learning and Teaching Medicine
  • Medical Experience, Knowledge, and Wisdom
  • Errors, Uncertainty, and Ethical Issues
  • Current Issues and Future Practice.
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10. Cannabinoids [2014]

Book
online resource (xix, 296 pages)
  • Looking ahead after 50 years of research on cannabinoids / Raphael Mechoulam
  • Cannabinoid receptor intracellular signaling : the long journey from binding sites to biological effects / Lawrence C. Blume, Khalil M. Eldeeb, and Allyn C. Howlett
  • Endocannabinoid biochemistry : what do we know after 50 years? / Filomena Fezza and Mauro Maccarrone
  • Genetic dissection of the endocannabinoid system and how it changed our knowledge of cannabinoid pharmacology and mammalian physiology / Beat Lutz
  • Cannabinoids, endocannabinoids, and stress / Cecilia J. Hillard, Qing-song Liu, XiaoQian Liu, Bin Pan, Christopher J. Roberts, and Leyu Shi
  • Cannabinoids and the brain : new hopes for new therapies / Javier Fernández-Ruiz, Mariluz Hernández, and Yolanda García-Movellán
  • Potential therapeutic applications of cannabinoids in gastrointestinal and liver diseases : focus on tetrahydrocannabinol pharmacology / Paolo Caraceni, Francesca Borrelli, Ferdinando A. Giannone, and Angelo A. Izzo
  • Years of cannabinoid research and the need for a new nomenclature / Vincenzo Di Marzo and Luciano De Petrocellis.
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110 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Hippocrates / by Michael A. Shea
  • The Valley's First Practitioner / by Michael A. Shea
  • An Ohlone Birth / by Michael A. Shea
  • Trephination in History / by Michael A. Shea
  • Bloodletting / by Michael A. Shea
  • Medical Care at Mission Santa Clara / by Gerald E. Trobough-- Gold Rush Medicine / by Michael A. Shea
  • John Marsh the First American Practitioner in California / by Michael A. Shea
  • John Townsend, Pioneer Doctor / by Michael A. Shea
  • Benjamin Cory and other Pioneer Physicians. Part 1, Isaac Isbell / by Gerald E. Trobough
  • The Cory Brothers Modernized Medicine in Santa Clara County
  • Pioneer Physician of Santa Clara Township. Dr. Henry H. Warburton (1819-1903) / by Gerald E. Trobough
  • Benjamin Cory and other Pioneer Physicians. Part 2, Louis Bascom / by Gerald E. Trobough
  • Benjamin Cory and other Pioneer Physicians. Part 3, Alexander Spencer / by Gerald E. Trobough
  • Pioneer Physicians of Los Gatos / by Gerald E. Trobough
  • Keeley Institute / by Gerald E. Trobough
  • Here Come the Lady Physicians / by Michael Shea
  • The Cholera Epidemic-San Jose California 1850 / by elizabeth Ahrens-Kley
  • A Famous Grizzley Bear Attack in 1854 / by Michael A. Shea
  • Orificial Surgery / by Michael A. Shea
  • Origins of the Medical Societies / by Gerald E. Trobough
  • American's Greatest Surgeon? / by Gerald E. Trobough
  • First Hospital in San Jose by Gerald E. Trobough
  • The History of O'Connor Hospital / by Michael A. Shea
  • The History of San Jose Hospital / by Michael A. Shea
  • Tuberculosis Hospitals of Santa Clara Valley by Gerald E. Trobough
  • UCSF Medical School-- the Beginning / by Michael A. Shea
  • The Origin of Stanford Medical School / by Michael A. Shea
  • Levi Cooper Lane (1830-1902) / by Michael A. Shea
  • Agnews State Hospital / by Michael A. Shea
  • Leon Parish Fox, MD-- Man of the Century / by Michael A. Shea.
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xii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: The same but not the same
  • What's in a name?
  • No such thing as a generic drug?
  • The sciences of similarity
  • Laws of substitution
  • Paradoxes of generic consumption
  • The generic alternative.
Generic drugs are now familiar objects in clinics, drugstores, and households around the world. We like to think of these tablets, capsules, patches, and ointments as interchangeable with their brand-name counterparts: why pay more for the same? And yet they are not quite the same. They differ in price, in place of origin, in color, shape, and size, in the dyes, binders, fillers, and coatings used, and in a host of other ways. Claims of generic equivalence, as physician-historian Jeremy Greene reveals, are never based on being identical to the original drug in all respects, but in being the same in all ways that matter. How do we know what parts of a pill really matter? Decisions about which differences are significant and which are trivial in the world of therapeutics are not resolved by simple chemical or biological assays alone. Questions of therapeutic similarity and difference are also always questions of pharmacology and physiology, of economics and politics, of morality and belief. Greene chronicles the social, political, and cultural history of generic drugs, narrating the evolution of the generic drug industry from a set of mid-twentieth-century "schlock houses" and "counterfeiters" into an agile and surprisingly powerful set of multinational corporations in the early twenty-first century. The substitution of bioequivalent generic drugs for more expensive brand-name products is a rare success story in a field of failed attempts to deliver equivalent value in health care for a lower price. Greene's history sheds light on the controversies shadowing the success of generics: problems with the generalizability of medical knowledge, the fragile role of science in public policy, and the increasing role of industry, marketing, and consumer logics in late-twentieth-century and early twenty-first century health care.
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online resource (database)
"An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of the History of Medicine, Biology and Dentistry from Circa 2000 BCE to Circa 2010 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman, Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton” 11117 entries. 8932 authors. 823 subjects."--Website.
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Book
xix, 320 pages ; 25 cm
  • Growing up
  • The beginning of an odyssey
  • A plethora of theories
  • The scrapie race
  • Dr. America and the trembling cannibals
  • The battle for tenure
  • What's in a name?
  • Lost in the Pacific fog
  • The amyloid story
  • Finding the gene
  • Jousting with the press
  • Deciphering human prion diseases
  • What's in a shape?
  • Turf battles
  • Mad cow and other prion strains
  • Stockholm
  • The third judgment of Paris
  • Epilogue : the quest for therapeutics.
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xi, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1.Introduction: Scottish medicine and literary culture, 1726-1832 / Megan J. Coyer and David E. Shuttleton
  • 2. 'Nothing is so soon forgot as pain': reading agony in Adam Smith's The theory of moral sentiments / Craig Franson --3. The origins of a modern medical ethics in enlightenment Scotland: Cheyne, Gregory and Cullen as practitioners of sensibility / Wayne Wild
  • 4. The demise of the preformed embryo: Edinburgh, Leiden, and the physician-poet Mark Akenside's contribution to re-establishing epigenetic embryology / Robin Dix
  • 5. Benjamin Rush, Edinburgh medicine and the rise of physician autobiography / Catherine Jones
  • 6. The construction of Robert Fergusson's illness and death / Rhona Brown
  • 7. 'Groaning under the miseries of a diseased nervous system': Robert Burns and melancholy / Allan Beveridge
  • 8. Phrenological controversy and the medical imagination: 'A modern pythagorean' in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine / Megan J. Coyer
  • 9. Blood and the revenant in Walter Scott's The Fair Maid of Perth / Katherine Inglis
  • 10. Magic, mind control, and the body electric: "Materia Medica" in Sir Walter Scott's library at Abbotsford / Lindsay Levy
  • 11. An Account of ... William Cullen: John Thomson and the making of a medical biography / David E. Shuttleton
  • 12. Transatlantic irritability: Brunonian sociology, America and mass culture in the nineteenth century / Gavin Budge
  • Index.
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Book
online resource (xiv, 471 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • A History of Histories
  • Epistemology and Lithology
  • Laboring Under the Stone: A Literary Legacy of Lithiasis
  • Paleolithology
  • Greco-Roman Stone Disease
  • Dark Ages, Dark Therapies
  • Renaissance of Urolithiasis
  • van Beverwijck-The Bridge from Ancient to Modern
  • Enlightened Minds and Stone Disease
  • Charlatans, Quacks & Joanna Stephens
  • Evolution of Stone Disease
  • Founding Fathers of Stone Chemistry
  • Famous Stone Sufferers
  • Frederik Ruysch's Fascination With Urolithiasis
  • Gray's Anatomy of Stones: Henry Vandyke Carter
  • The Stone Hospital & Stone Treatment
  • Liesegang's Rings
  • Lithotomy
  • Litholapaxy- Civiale to Bigelow, von Kern controversy (1828)
  • Imaging the Beast- Sounding, Lithoscopes and Rentgen Rays
  • Rise of 'Science' in Stone Disease
  • Fictitious Stones and Sir William Osler
  • Early Modern Stone Disease
  • Epidemiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • The Rarest Stone of All!
  • The Largest Stone of All!
  • Lithotripsy: From Rocket Science to the Clinic
  • Modern Stone Science
  • Equal Rights: Stone Disease and Females
  • Urologist's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Towards Keeping the Hippocratic Oath (Six Sigma).
Urolithiasis: A Comprehensive History provides a historical sojourn into the varied manifestations of kidney stone disease. Utilizing historical sources and integrating classic material with new concepts, this new volume provides depth and details on stone disease not found in modern overviews on the topic. This volume serves as a very useful tool for physicians and researchers dealing with kidney stone disease. Written by a renowned expert in the field, Urolithiasis: A Comprehensive History is an in depth resource that heightens our medical understanding of this ancient disease and is of great value to urologists, nephrologists, endocrinologists interested in stone disease.
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177 leaves ; 28 cm
  • Chapter 1. Priming the pump: preparing women to be pioneers in medicine and the medical sciences / Merle Waxman
  • Chapter. 2. Summary of the achievements of women and reflections on the future of women in medicine and the medical sciences / Judith Leavitt
  • Chapter 3. Women's health: decades later, what's still neglected / Susan J. Blumenthal
  • Chapter 4. Science odyssey for women: successes and challenges / Cynthia Friend
  • Chapter 5. Women's career development: what does this have to do with men? / Janet Bickel
  • Chapter 6. Women in space / Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles
  • Chapter 7. Male physicians replace female practitioners in western Europe 1350-1600: why? / Barton D. Thurber
  • Chapter 8. Elizabeth Blackwell: the first modern woman physician / Selma H. Calmes
  • Chapter 9. Pioneering women in pediatrics / Jennifer Tender
  • Chapter 10. Dame Sheila Sherlock: an expert in diseases of the liver / Jenny Heathcote
  • Chapter 11. A lady of culture: Margaret R. Murray / Mary Bartlett Bunge
  • Chapter 12. The libel trial of Dr. Mary Dixon Jones / Regina Morantz Sanchez
  • Chapter 13. Women and mental health, part I / Carolyn Robinowitz
  • Chapter. 14. Women and mental health, part II / Leah J. Dickstein.
"The first half of the book provides historical review, insights into the barriers women physicians face and the authors' roles promoting women in medicine. The second half focuses on authors' interactions with pioneering women in medicine or biographies about influential women physicians and scientists."--Preface.
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167 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 44 x 28 cm
Consists of a photographic record and landscape architectural layout of 22 benches containing a collection of personal stories about medical education, treatment, and research at Stanford. These thematically arranged granite benches/planters tied to chronological highlights of the history of medicine in paving stones constitute the Discovery Walk. The story includes conversations with over 200 research and clinical faculty, as well as students, staff, and alumni from the Stanford Community. The project was commissioned by Dean Philip Pizzo in 2008 for the centennial of the medical school and was dedicated in the spring of 2012. The Project also includes the Foundation Walk, a chronology of the school since its founding in 1858, and the Landscape Plan which creates an entrance to the School of Medicine and connection to the broader campus.
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online resource (volumes)
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Video
online resource (3 pts.) : sound, color
  • Part 1. From rough to refined: the rise of surgery
  • Part 2. Targeting cancer: the story of leukemia
  • Part 3. The plague of our time: HIV/AIDS epidemic.
"This 45-minute documentary explores three remarkable stories of medical progress that have taken place over the course of the long history of NEJM. In 1812, we had no understanding of infectious disease, surgery was unsanitary and performed without anesthesia, and cancer was unrecognized. Two centuries later, this film tells the story of research, clinical practice, and patient care, and of how we have continued to get better over the last 200 years"--NEJM200.NEJM.org website.
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