Download E-books John Hughlings Jackson: Father of English Neurology (Contemporary Neurology Series (Cloth)) PDF

By Macdonald Critchley

This ebook lines the existence and medical profession of Dr. John Hughlings Jackson (1835-1911), the English doctor who pioneered the improvement of neurology as a scientific uniqueness in the course of the reign of Queen Victoria. Jackson made a few clinical discoveries in different components of upper frightened job and language, and contributed significantly to the learn of assorted varieties of epilepsy. He remoted the shape of epilepsy linked to localized convulsive seizures, referred to as Jacksonian epilepsy. His learn on epilepsy stretched throughout a huge spectrum and incorporated uncinate assaults, highbrow aurae, and lots of different manifestations, that are now jointly coated through the time period temporal lobe epilepsy. He used to be additionally one of the first to acknowledge the development of ailment of the cerebellum.
Jackson's study was once no longer constrained to epilepsy, and encompassed experiences in aphasia and neuro-ophthalmology. Following the ideas of the thinker Herbert Spencer, Jackson devised a hierarchy of the fearful procedure with confident and unfavourable manifestations of neurological job. His paintings was once in accordance with a close, insightful evaluate of the medical indicators of ailments of the mind, coupled with meticulous, repeated experiences in their phenomena. Jackson's observations of localized mind lesions ended in the 1st instances of neurosurgical ablation of mind tumours. a lot of his unique paintings nonetheless types the basis of our modern figuring out of the dissolution of language attributable to disease.
A straight forward, entire account of the lifetime of an eminent surgeon, John Hughlings Jackson: Father of English Neurology is written as a monument to a guy who aroused the private recognize and affection in his scholars and co-workers. Neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, pathologists, neuroscientists, citizens and clinical scholars will locate this booklet a resource of idea, and may savor its infrequent description of medication in nineteenth century England.

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Download E-books The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine PDF

By Shigehisa Kuriyama

At the guts of clinical historical past is a deep enigma.The precise constitution and workings of the human physique are, we casually think, in all places an identical, a common fact. yet then we glance into the earlier, and our feel of fact wavers: money owed of the physique in varied scientific traditions usually appear to describe at the same time alien, nearly unrelated worlds.The Expressiveness of the physique meditates at the contrasts among the human physique defined in classical Greek medication and the physique as envisaged by way of physicians in historic China. It asks how this most simple of human realities got here to be conceived through refined civilizations in notably diverging methods. And it seeks solutions in clean and unforeseen issues, corresponding to the heritage of tactile wisdom, the connection among methods of seeing and methods of listening, and the evolution of bloodletting.

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Download E-books The Problem of Health Technology PDF

By Pascale Lehoux

Health know-how is a pivotal locus of switch and controversy in wellbeing and fitness care structures, and The challenge of overall healthiness Technology bargains a accomplished and novel research of the subject. The publication illuminates the medical and coverage arguments which are presently deployed in industrialized nations through addressing the views of clinicians, well-being care managers, students, policymakers, sufferers, and undefined. And by way of developing a discussion among interdisciplinary fields--Health know-how overview and technological know-how and expertise Studies--Pascale Lehoux argues for re-centering the controversy round social and political questions instead of questions of affordability, thereby constructing another framework for pondering the consequences of healthiness technology.

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Download E-books Neuroprosthetics: Theory and Practice (Series on Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering - Vol. 2) PDF

Neuroprosthetics has been a space of extreme curiosity and endured growth because the advent of the cardiac pacemaker in 1932. thus, we witnessed the improvement of cochlear prostheses, recommendations for bladder and bowel keep watch over, deep mind stimulation, and strategies of restoring mobility to paralyzed participants. this article is designed for graduate scholars, clinicians and researchers in neuroprosthetics. it really is widely divided into 3 sections: part 1 presents pertinent history details on neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, biomaterials and biocompatibility, stimulation and recording thoughts; part 2 describes present scientific functions of neuroprosthetics; and part three makes a speciality of destiny advancements within the box.

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Download E-books Hamilton Bailey: A Surgeon's Life PDF

By Adrian Marston

Hamilton Bailey used to be a mythical determine in the course of his lifetime. he's nonetheless perceived as a superb medical professional, notwithstanding his reputation rests much less upon his prowess within the working theatre than on his traits as a author and instructor. His textbooks, even though always rewritten and up-to-date, nonetheless command around the world revenues. Of all those that have ever written approximately surgical procedure, Bailey is surely via a long way the main broadly learn. a wide, robust guy, with an air of self-confidence and authority, he had no trouble in dominating these round him, yet this enforcing body hid a stricken and fragile brain. there has been a relatives heritage of psychological disease, and an accumulation of stresses and tragedies eventually broke him down. What represents probably the most notable case histories in twentieth-century psychiatry. initially released in 1999, this biography tells the tale of Bailey's impressive lifestyles, within the mild of a lot clean proof and unique learn.

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Download E-books Fundamentals of Amputation Care and Prosthetics PDF

By Douglas Murphy

Written by way of skilled physiatrists, prosthetists, and therapists, this publication offers an creation to the sphere of amputee care and prosthetics. devoted chapters advisor you thru prescription of prostheses for many of the degrees and kinds of amputations in either the reduce and higher extremity and handle contemporary advances in performance and defense. Pre- and post-operative care, prosthetic troubleshooting, gait concerns and scientific administration of the residual limb also are addressed. With concise key details highlighted all through, this guide is a welcome element of care source or learn instrument for trainees and practitioners in any box who paintings with amputees to revive functionality and aid increase the lives of those members.

Fundamentals of Amputation Care and Prosthetics features:

  • Concise, functional guide covers the fundamentals of higher and decrease extremity amputee care and prosthetics
  • Succinct presentation, well-illustrated info is straightforward to discover
  • Portable excellent to be used on rounds or within the hospital
  • State-of-the-art distillation of present pondering and perform very good transitional publication for citizens or prepared reference for knowledgeable practitioners

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Download E-books Snake Oil, Hustlers and Hambones: The American Medicine Show PDF

By Ann Anderson

Lengthy prior to tv and radio advertisements beckoned to strength purchasers, the drugs express supplied loose leisure and promised treatments for every thing from corns to melanoma. Combining components of the circus, theater, vaudeville, and reliable out of date entrepreneurship, the showmen of the yank medication convey offered tonics, ointments, tablets, extracts and a number of different "wonder-cures," bound to "cure what ails you." whereas the therapies have been seldom impressive, the drugs convey used to be an enormous a part of American tradition and of functionality background. Harry Houdini, Buster Keaton, and P.T. Barnum all took a flip upon the drugs convey degree. This research of the drugs convey phenomenon surveys 19th century renowned leisure and gives perception into the ways that exhibit company, advertisements, and medication manufacture constructed in live performance. the colourful international of the medication exhibit, with its Wild West exhibits, pie-eating contests, clowns, and menageries, is totally explored. photos of performers and of the interesting handbills and posters used to advertise the drugs express are integrated.

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Download E-books Doctor Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards: The Life of a Wartime Celebrity PDF

By Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

During global battle II, mother Chung's used to be the place to be in San Francisco. infantrymen, motion picture stars, and politicians collected at her domestic to socialise, to teach their commitment to the Allied reason, and to precise their affection for Dr. Margaret Chung (1889-1959). the 1st recognized American-born chinese language lady general practitioner, Chung verified one of many first Western clinical clinics in San Francisco's Chinatown within the Twenties. She additionally turned a famous superstar and behind-the-scenes political dealer in the course of international struggle II. Chung received nationwide reputation whilst she begun "adopting" hundreds of thousands of squaddies, sailors, and flyboys, together with Ronald Reagan, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, and Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr. A pioneer in either specialist and political geographical regions, Chung experimented in her own existence besides. She followed masculine gown and had romantic relationships with different ladies, comparable to author Elsa Gidlow and entertainer Sophie Tucker.

This is the 1st biography to discover Margaret Chung's impressive and complicated lifestyles. It brings alive the bohemian and queer social milieus of Hollywood and San Francisco in addition to the wartime famous person neighborhood Chung cultivated. Her lifestyles presents a unprecedented glimpse into the probabilities of traversing racial, gender, and sexual obstacles of yank society from the overdue Victorian period throughout the early chilly struggle period.

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Download E-books The Heart of Leonardo: Foreword by HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales PDF

This ebook comprises all of Leonardo Da Vinci's drawings at the middle and its body structure, followed by means of re-translations of the entire linked notes. All Leonardo's drawings were interpreted within the gentle of contemporary wisdom by means of a practising cardiac clinician and anatomist. The veracity of his paintings is confirmed opposed to modern dissections of cardiac constitution and comparability of his illustrations with modern photographs generated by means of Magnetic Resonance scanners and excessive definition ultrasound will astound the reader. probably the main fascinating aspect is the re-dissection of the Ox center set opposed to Leonardo’s personal drawings. His position within the larger scheme of anatomical improvement may be placed into context together with his principles of man’s position within the microcosm/macrocosm continuum.

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