Download E-books Notes on Hospitals PDF

The founding father of smooth nursing expressed her innovative rules of clinic reform in those essays, released in 1859 and offered the former yr on the Social technological know-how Congress. through the Crimean battle, Florence Nightingale accomplished renown because the woman with the Lamp, the tireless caretaker of wounded squaddies. later on, Nightingale searched Europe for recommendations to assist the military enhance its health center care. This document of her findings and recommendations had a profound impression at the clinical neighborhood and reestablished the writer as a world healthcare authority.
Despite the advances in scientific wisdom considering Nightingale's period, her commonsense method maintains to shape a high-quality starting place for nursing. In those essays she voices the significance of hygiene―fresh air and water, cleanliness, right drainage, and plentiful light―as good as ongoing attention for sufferers' emotions. Nightingale's skill to successfully articulate her principles inspired her contemporaries and maintains to steer sleek readers. This quantity serves as a better half to Nightingale's vintage of nursing literature, Notes on Nursing: What it really is, and What it truly is Not.

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Download E-books Brain Imaging: The Chemistry of Mental Activity PDF

By Henry N. Wagner

This e-book describes what molecular imaging is, the way it built, what are its simple ideas, and what it has advised us and will let us know concerning the chemistry of the human mind.

Everyone this present day is aware of the truth that there's chemistry occurring within the mind, and that it's laid low with customary prescribed drugs and illicit medicinal drugs. This ebook will elucidate those issues in an engaging, old and philosophical way.

The booklet is a priceless reference source for all these in nuclear drugs and radiology besides the informed basic public.

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Download E-books Oxford Dictionary of Medical Quotations (Oxford Medical Publications) PDF

By Peter McDonald

The Oxford booklet of scientific Quotations offers a perfectly exciting and eclectic diversity of quotations masking all facets of drugs during the a while. It profound statements from recognized scientists with witty one-liners from the likes of Woody Allen and Spike Milligan. filled with 1000's of quotations, it's a booklet that any one within the clinical career, or with an curiosity in health and wellbeing, will locate a useful resource of reference hand significant entertainment.

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Download E-books Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume One: The Medieval and Early Modern Period (Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies) PDF

This interdisciplinary paintings, the 1st of 2 volumes, offers essays on numerous features of ailment, drugs, and therapeutic in several destinations in and round the Indian Ocean from the 9th century to the early sleek interval. topics contain theoretical causes for affliction, suggestions of fertility, fabric tradition, therapeutic with regards to international relations and colonialism, public future health, and the overall healthiness of slaves and migrant staff. total, the books argue that, during the interval of analysis, the Indian Ocean has been the positioning of a number of interconnected scientific interactions that could be seen within the context of the environmental elements connecting the zone. the 2 volumes are the 1st to take advantage of the Indian Ocean international as a geographical and conceptual framework for the research of sickness. it's going to attract lecturers and graduate scholars operating within the fields of scientific and clinical background, in addition to within the starting to be fields of Indian Ocean experiences and international history.

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Download E-books Joint Replacement Technology (Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials) PDF

Joint substitute has been one of many significant successes of contemporary drugs. Its endured luck depends upon potent collaboration among clinicians and researchers throughout many various parts in technological know-how and drugs. this significant publication brings jointly the big variety of analysis during this sector and its implications for scientific practice.

The e-book units the scene with introductory chapters on joint biomechanics and tribology, fabrics for joint substitute and their interactions with the physique, and regulatory concerns. half stories using metals and ceramics as joint alternative fabrics, joint layout, bone cements and cementless fixation strategies, failure mechanisms and methods of predicting the life of substitute joints. The 3rd a part of the ebook summarises learn on how prosthetic joints engage with the physique, together with organic motives of joint failure, sterilisation strategies and using drug supply platforms to augment joint substitute. the ultimate crew of chapters studies key concerns in exchanging specific joints together with the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow in addition to advancements in intervertebral disc and tempero-mandibular joint alternative technology.

With its extraordinary editor and overseas workforce of individuals, Joint alternative know-how is a regular reference for the engineering and fabrics medical groups, in addition to surgeons looking the simplest therapy for his or her patients.

  • Reviews joint biomechanics and tribology
  • Considers using metals and ceramics as joint alternative fabrics, joint layout and bone cements
  • Summarises examine on prosthetic interplay with the body

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Download E-books Quality and Quantity: The Quest for Biological Regeneration in Twentieth-Century France (Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine) PDF

By William H. Schneider

This publication examines intimately how eugenics in early twentieth-century France supplied a wide disguise for numerous reform activities that tried to result in the organic regeneration of the French inhabitants. like every different societies in this interval, France confirmed a becoming curiosity in natalist, neo-Lamarckian, social hygiene, racist, and different biologically-based routine as a reaction to the conception that French society used to be in a kingdom of decline and degeneration. William Schneider's learn presents a desirable account of makes an attempt to use new discoveries in biology and drugs towards the development within the inherited organic caliber of the inhabitants via such measures as contraception, premarital examinations, sterilization, and immigration limit. it's the first try and set forth the foremost elements of French eugenics either for comparability with different nations and to teach the interplay of a few of the activities that comprised it.

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Download E-books Hot and Bothered: Women, Medicine, and Menopause in Modern America PDF

By Judith A. Houck

How did menopause swap from being a common (and frequently welcome) finish to a woman's childbearing years to a deficiency disorder wanting scientific and pharmacological intervention? As she strains the medicalization of menopause over the past a hundred years, historian Judith Houck demanding situations a few broadly held assumptions. Physicians hardly ever foisted hormones on reluctant woman sufferers; really, physicians themselves have been frequently reluctant to assert menopause as a clinical challenge and resisted the common use of hormone treatment for what was once, in any case, an ordinary transition in a woman's lifespan. Houck argues that the scientific and renowned understandings of menopause at any given time trusted either pharmacological thoughts and cultural rules and anxieties of the instant. As girls behind schedule marriage and motherhood and entered the team in better numbers, the clinical figuring out, cultural that means, and event of menopause replaced. through reading the background of menopause over the process the 20 th century, Houck indicates how the adventure and illustration of menopause has been profoundly encouraged via biomedical advancements and by means of altering roles for ladies and the altering definition of womanhood.

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Download E-books Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire (New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies) PDF

By John Slater, José Pardo-Tomás

Early smooth Spain used to be an international empire during which a startling number of clinical cultures got here into touch, and sometimes clash, with each other. Spanish squaddies, ambassadors, missionaries, sailors, and emigrants of every type carried with them to the farthest reaches of the monarchy their very own principles approximately illness and health and wellbeing. those principles have been, in flip, motivated by means of neighborhood cultures. This quantity tells the tale of encounters between scientific cultures within the early smooth Spanish empire. The twelve chapters draw upon a wide selection of assets, starting from drama, poetry, and sermons to broadsheets, trip debts, chronicles, and Inquisitorial records; and it surveys a big neighborhood scope, from Mexico, to the Canary Islands, the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Germany. jointly, those essays suggest a brand new interpretation of the stream, reception, appropriation, and elaboration of principles and practices with regards to affliction and healthiness, intercourse, monstrosity, and loss of life, in a historic second marked by means of non-stop cross-pollination between associations and populations with a determined stake within the functioning and regulate of the human physique. finally, the amount discloses how clinical cultures supplied demographic, analytical, or even geographic instruments that constituted a selected type of map of information and perform, upon that have been plotted: the neighborhood utilities of pharmacological discoveries; therapies for social unrest or decline; areas for political and institutional fight; and evolving understandings of monstrousness and normativity. clinical Cultures of the Early glossy Spanish Empire places the background of early smooth Spanish medication on a brand new footing within the English-speaking international.

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Download E-books Neurology and Modernity: A Cultural History of Nervous Systems, 1800-1950 PDF

As humans of the fashionable period have been singularly liable to anxious problems, the frightened procedure grew to become a version for describing political and social association. This quantity untangles the mutual dependencies of medical neurology and the cultural attitudes of the interval 1800-1950, exploring how and why modernity used to be a essentially frightened country.

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Download E-books The Mechanization of the Heart:: Harvey & Descartes (Rochester Studies in Medical History) PDF

By Thomas Fuchs

In Mechanization of the center: Harvey and Descartes Thomas Fuchs starts by means of evaluating the perspectives of William Harvey (1578-1657) and Rene Descartes (1596-1650) at the middle and the flow of the blood in the course of the physique. those seventeenth-century students -- one a British physician, the opposite a French thinker and mathemetician -- differed considerably of their ideals: they either accredited the assumption of circulate of the blood, yet differed at the motion of the center. Fuchs lines the methods the opposing perspectives have been got, revised, rejected, or renewed in succeeding generations via clinical writers in a number of elements of Europe. He then examines Harvey's method of cardiac and circulatory body structure, usually via an exam of Harvey's booklet De motu cordis: he follows with a dialogue of the heritage in Aristotelian philosophy that was once the requirement for all experiences in drugs and the way that affected Harvey's ideals. Fuchs then turns to Descartes's presentation of Harvey's perspectives and exhibits how his view, instead of Harvey's, was once authorized in Europe at the moment. Marjorie Grene brings to the interpretation her wonderful heritage in philosophy and her willing insights into clinical philosophy. Thomas Fuchs teaches psychiatry on the Rupert-Karls-Universitat, Heidelberg. Marjorie Grene is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy on the collage of California at Davis, and Adjunct Professor and Honorary exotic Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Tech collage.

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