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viii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Testosterone and estrogen treatments are common today but centuries ago the discovery of sex gland secretions led both physicians and the public to believe they had found the secret to bodily rejuvenation. This book explores the early history and practices of "organotherapy" and how it provided important scientific insights despite its pseudoscientific nature"-- Provided by publisher.
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online resource (xii, 116 pages) : portraits (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
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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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online resource (xvi, 234 pages) : illustrations
  • Proprietary medicines and the fiscal state
  • The medicine stamp duty and the authority of law
  • The tax and the profession of pharmacy
  • The tax and the integrity of medicines
  • The demise of the tax.
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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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online resource (xiv, 268 pages) : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Medicine, religion, and magic
  • The doctor in society
  • Attitudes to doctors
  • Some famous doctors
  • Anatomy
  • Sex matters
  • Women and children
  • Preventative medicine
  • Prognosis and diagnosis
  • Particular ailments and conditions
  • Treatment and cures I
  • Treatment and cures II
  • General medicine
  • Respice finem.
"There are few disciplines as exciting and forward-looking as medicine. Unfortunately, however, many modern practitioners have lost sight of the origins of their discipline. A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities aspires to cure this lapse by taking readers back to the early days of Western medicine in ancient Greece and Rome. Quoting the actual words of ancient authors, often from texts which have never before been translated into English, J. C. McKeown offers a fascinating glimpse at the origins of surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, pharmacology, diet and nutrition, and many other fields of medicine. This book features hundreds of passages from Greek and Roman authors, with gentle guidance from McKeown, giving a vividly direct picture of the ancient medical world, a world in which, for example, a surgeon had to be strong-minded enough to ignore the screams of his patient, diseases were assumed to be sent by the gods, medicine and magic were often indistinguishable, and no qualifications were required before setting oneself up as a doctor." -- Provided by publisher.
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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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online resource (xviii, 402 pages) : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Race betterment and tropical medicine in imperial San Francisco
  • Quarantine and eugenic gatekeeping on the U.S.-Mexican border
  • Instituting eugenics in California
  • "I like to keep my body whole" : reconsidering eugenic sterilization in California
  • California's eugenic landscapes
  • Centering eugenics on the family
  • Contesting hereditarianism : reassessing the 1960s.
"With an emphasis on the American West, Eugenic Nation explores the long and unsettled history of eugenics in the United States. This expanded second edition includes shocking details that demonstrate that the story is far from over. Alexandra Minna Stern explores the unauthorized sterilization of female inmates in California state prisons and ongoing reparations for North Carolina victims of sterilization, as well as the topics of race-based intelligence tests, school segregation, the U.S. Border Patrol, tropical medicine, the environmental movement, and opposition to better breeding. Radically new and relevant, this edition draws from recently uncovered historical records to demonstrate patterns of racial bias in California's sterilization program and to recover personal experiences of reproductive injustice. Stern connects the eugenic past to the genomic present with attention to the ethical and social implications of emerging genetic technologies"--Provided by publisher.
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224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Neolithic Trepanned Skulls
  • The Edwin Smith Papyrus
  • Clay Tablets from Mesopotamia
  • Atharva Veda
  • Huangchi Neijing
  • The Tree of Hippocrates
  • The Aqua Appia
  • Dioscorides' Materia Medica
  • Galen's Phlebotome
  • The Hôtel-Dieu
  • Ten Treatises on the Eye
  • The School of Salerno
  • Avicenna's Tomb
  • Plague Doctor's Mask
  • De Humani Corporis Fabrica
  • Santorio Santorio's Thermoscope
  • Harvey's Diagram of Blood Circulation
  • Chamberlen's Forceps
  • Van Leeuwenhoek's Microscope
  • The Cinchona Tree
  • Edward Jenner's Lancet
  • Laënnec's Stethoscope
  • Morton's Ether Inhaler
  • TB Sanatorium in Görbersdorf
  • John Snow's Cholera Map
  • Florence Nightingale's Lamp
  • Louis Pasteur's Flask
  • The Snellen Eye Chart
  • The Red Cross Symbol
  • Joseph Lister's Donkey Engine
  • The X-ray Machine
  • Bayer Aspirin
  • Sigmund Freud's Couch
  • Harold Gillies' Tubed Pedicle
  • Spanish Flu Mask
  • Lilly's Insulin Syringe
  • The Iron Lung
  • Alexander Fleming's Petri Dish
  • Bryukhonenko's Autojektor
  • Willem Kolff's Artificial Kidney
  • World Health Organization Flag
  • Crick and Watson's Double Helix
  • Cigarette Package Health Warning
  • The First Heart Transplant
  • MRI Scanner
  • Surgical Robots
  • AIDS Awareness Ribbon
  • Stem Cells
  • Thought-Controlled Prosthesis
  • Protective Clothing for Ebola.
Takes readers on a 12,000-year journey to explore significant items that have advanced medical knowledge and practice. The fifty objects range from the everyday (a bottle of Aspirin) to singular medical advances (heart transplant pioneer Christian Bernard on the cover of TIME magazine). The objects are presented chronologically and described in two to four pages with illustrations, 150 beautiful archive images in all. Fact boxes note Location, Date, and Field, for example, epidemiology. Engaging text describes the artifacts in their social and cultural context, as well as their role in disease treatment and prevention.
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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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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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online resource (xiii, 248 pages) : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
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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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online resource (xvi, 256 pages) ; 22 cm
  • Foreword. The struggle is never over / Mick Carpenter
  • Mental health nursing : the working lives of paid carers from 1800 to the 1990s / Anne Borsay and Pamela Dale
  • Psychiatric nurses and their patients in the nineteenth century : the Irish perspective / Oonagh Walsh
  • A duty to learn : attendant training in Victoria, Australia, 1880-1907 / Lee-Ann Monk
  • 'Who are these?' : nursing shell-shocked patients in Cardiff during the First World War / Anne Borsay and Sara Knight
  • Discourse of dispute : narratives of asylum nurses and attendants, 1910-22 / Barbara Douglas
  • 'Surely a nice occupation for a girl?' : stories of nursing, gender, violence and mental illness in British asylums, 1914-30 / Vicky Long
  • Reassessing staffing requirements and creating new roles for nurses during a period of rapid change at the Royal Western Counties Institution, 1927-48 / Pamela Dale
  • 'The weakest link in the chain of nursing?' : recruitment and retention in mental health nursing in England, 1948-68 / Claire Chatterton
  • Wardens, letter writing and the welfare state, 1944-74 / John Welshman
  • Learning disability nursing : surviving change, c. 1970-90 / Duncan Mitchell
  • Between asylum and community : DGH psychiatric nurses at Withington General Hospital, 1971-91 / Val Harrington.
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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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18. Cannabinoids [2014]

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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