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xii, 140 pages ; 24 cm
  • Pandemics as historical events
  • Overview of the coronary heart disease pandemic in the United States and methods of analysis
  • The emergence of the coronary heart disease pandemic in the United States, 1910-1935
  • The coronary heart disease pandemic in the United States from 1940 to 1967
  • Explanations for the emergence of the coronary heart disease pandemic
  • State differences in coronary heart disease mortality
  • Rates in the United States in 1950 and 1960
  • The emergence of the coronary heart disease pandemic in Canada and England and Wales
  • The peak and decline of the coronary heart disease pandemic in the United States, 1970 to 2010
  • Explanations for the decrease in ischemic heart disease
  • Mortality rates in the United States from 1970 to 2010
  • Decreases in state ischemic heart disease mortality rates, 1970-1990
  • The peak and decline of the pandemic in Canada, England and Wales, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand
  • Coronary heart disease after the pandemic.
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online resource (xvi, 281 pages) : illustrations
  • 1 . Introduction
  • 2. The Non-Pauper Insane: Private, Voluntary and State Concerns
  • 3. An Institutional Marketplace
  • 4. 'A Considerable Degree removed from Pauperism?': The Social Profile of Fee-Paying Patients
  • 5. 'The Evil Effects of Mental Strain and Overwork': Employment, Gender and Insanity
  • 6. 'A Great Source of Amusement': Work Therapy and Recreation
  • 7. Respect and Respectability: The Treatment and Expectations of Fee-Paying Patients
  • 8. Conclusion.
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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 : illustrations.
  • The 100-year brand
  • Preserving a patient-first legacy
  • Practicing team medicine
  • Practicing destination medicine
  • Partnering for leadership
  • Hiring for values--and talent
  • Orchestrating the clues of quality
  • Creating, extending, and protecting the brand
  • Investing in tomorrow's organization
  • Realizing human potential.
"The leader's guide to building a service powerhouse using the approach that made Mayo Clinic the #1 Hospital in America. Mayo Clinic is among the best service organizations in the world. It fosters a culture that exceeds customer expectations and earns deep loyalty from both customers and employees. This classic business guide explains the methods behind Mayo Clinic's success and delivers universal lessons to business leaders in any service organization. Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic provides a close examination of the operating principles guiding every management decision at this legendary institution. The authors explain how the Clinic implements and maintains its strategy, adheres to its management system, executes its care model, and embraces new knowledge. Each chapter concludes with a section titled "Lessons for Managers." You'll learn how to apply the Clinic's winning methods to your own organization: business concepts that produce stellar results, effective organizational efficiency, and world-class interpersonal service"-- Provided by publisher.
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xiv, 165 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction. American gynecology and black lives
  • The birth of American gynecology
  • Black women's experiences in slavery and medicine
  • Contested relations: slavery, sex, and medicine
  • Irish immigrant women and American gynecology
  • Historical black superbodies and the medical gaze
  • Afterword.
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online resource (350 pages) : illustrations (some color)
"Keyhole surgery has been made possible through the rapid development of various medical technologies, first pioneered in the 1970s. Revolutionary in the way it reduced the risk, surgical complications, healing time and scarring compared to open surgery, keyhole surgery soon became the preferred method throughout many surgical specialities. Here, John Wickham, the 'godfather' of robotic surgery, reflects on a life spent in research, discovery and struggle for innovation in order to make keyhole surgery widespread, accessible and available to patients. An Open and Shut Case tracks the evolution of surgery in the later parts of the 20th century, from initial surgical training in the 1960s to the rapid growth in the field of minimally invasive techniques throughout the 1970s and 80s in many specialities, precursors to the techniques used today. It concludes with a look at the effect of the National Health Service on the practice of medicine and nursing in the UK throughout this time. Perfect for surgeons and those interested in the history of surgery and surgical techniques, it also focusses on lessons learnt, both good and bad, when dealing with the management of public health."--Publisher's website.
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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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244, [1] pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 27 cm
  • Introduction / Alexander Huber
  • Establishment of otorhinolaryngology (ORL) as a specialty at the turn of the 20th century / Albert Mudry
  • Felix Robert Nager and the establishment of the Zurich ORL Department in 1917 / Albert Mudry
  • 100 years of life and work of the Zurich ORL Department / Andreas Heinrich Eckhard
  • The Changing face of deafmutism: from disability to deafhood / Thomas Spillmann, Dorothe Veraguth
  • Temporal bone laboratory: a successful source of inspiration / Christof Röösli
  • Ugo Fisch and the full access to the internal auditory canal / Albert Mudry
  • Cochlear implant: 40 years of research and development / Norbert Dillier, Flurin Pfiffner
  • Tonsillectomy: a mythic surgery / Claudine Gysin
  • Progress in head and neck surgery / Gerhard Huber, Stephan Schmid
  • Phoniatrics: first traces in Zurich - development of a medical specialty dealing with communication disorders / Jörg Bohlender
  • From microscopic to endoscopic sino-nasal and skull base surgery / David Holzmann, ichael Soyka
  • Evolution of teaching ORL to medical students / Rudolf Probst, Peter Ott
  • The Evolution of vestibular research, diagnostics and treatment at the University Hospital Zurich / Vincent G. Wettstein
  • 100 years otorhinolaryngology, August 30th to September 2nd 2017 / Nicole Peter, Alexander Huber.
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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.
Medical Library (Lane)
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.
Medical Library (Lane)
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.
Medical Library (Lane)
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.
Medical Library (Lane)
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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