Exploring the History of Medicine

Filename: exploring-the-history-of-medicine.pdf
ISBN: 9781614581512
Release Date: 1999-04-01
Number of pages: 160
Author: John Hudson Tiner
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

Download and read online Exploring the History of Medicine in PDF and EPUB From surgery to vaccines, man has made great strides in the field of medicine. Quality of life has improved dramatically in the last few decades alone, and the future is bright. But students must not forget that God provided humans with minds and resources to bring about these advances. A biblical perspective of healing and the use of medicine provides the best foundation for treating diseases and injury. In Exploring the World of Medicine, author John Hudson Tiner reveals the spectacular discoveries that started with men and women who used their abilities to better mankind and give glory to God. The fascinating history of medicine comes alive in this book, providing students with a healthy dose of facts, mini-biographies, and vintage illustrations. Includes chapter tests and index.

On Second Thought and Other Essays in the History of Medicine and Science

Filename: on-second-thought-and-other-essays-in-the-history-of-medicine-and-science.pdf
ISBN: 0801867746
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 272
Author: Owsei Temkin
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online On Second Thought and Other Essays in the History of Medicine and Science in PDF and EPUB Over the course of a career spanning most of the twentieth century, distinguished historian Owsei Temkin has argued passionately for the necessity of chronicling and analyzing the history of medicine. The essays presented in this book span Dr. Temkin's career, bringing together new pieces and many previously unavailable outside the journals in which they were originally published. Here the reader will find new thoughts and ideas that deviate from Dr. Temkin's earlier beliefs and reflect a lifetime of research into the historical and ethical foundations of modern medicine.

Exploring the World of Biology

Filename: exploring-the-world-of-biology.pdf
ISBN: 9780890515525
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Number of pages: 153
Author: John Hudson Tiner
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group


Exploring the World of Physics

Filename: exploring-the-world-of-physics.pdf
ISBN: 9781614581567
Release Date: 2006-05-01
Number of pages: 160
Author: John Hudson Tiner
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

Download and read online Exploring the World of Physics in PDF and EPUB Physics is a branch of science that many people consider to be too complicated to understand. In this exciting addition to the ?Exploring? series, John Hudson Tiner puts this myth to rest as he explains the fascinating world of physics in a way that students from elementary to high school can comprehend. Did you know that a feather and a lump of lead will fall at the same rate in a vacuum? Learn about the history of physics from Aristotle to Galileo to Isaac Newton to the latest advances. Discover how the laws of motion and gravity affect everything from the normal activities of everyday life to launching rockets into space. Learn about the effects of inertia firsthand during fun and informative experiments. Exploring the World of Physicsis a great tool for students of all ages who want to have a deeper understanding of the important and interesting ways that physics affects our lives and is complete with illustrations, chapter questions, and an index.


Filename: medicine.pdf
ISBN: 9780241287156
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

Download and read online Medicine in PDF and EPUB Medicine tells the fascinating history of medicine through the ages to the present day. Follow the greatest stories of medicine and its breakthroughs, with incredible coverage of disease, drugs, treatment, and cures. Medicine covers the gory pitfalls and miraculous breakthroughs of medical history from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to brand new developments in IVF and gene therapy with compelling stories and stunning illustrations. Clear diagrams explain major diseases such as cancer, and trace the progression of medical treatment through the centuries, from ancient healers and herbalists to scurvy and smallpox, and the World Wars to modern psychiatry. Perfect for adults and students alike, and anyone interested in the fascinating medical history of the world, Medicine is the definitive visual history of our health.

Epidemics and History

Filename: epidemics-and-history.pdf
ISBN: 0300080875
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 400
Author: Sheldon J. Watts
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online Epidemics and History in PDF and EPUB A study of the great epidemic scourges of humanity over the last six centuries. It examines the connections between the movement of epidemics and the manifestations of imperial power in the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe, showing how perceptions of whom a disease targeted changed over time.

Blood Work A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution

Filename: blood-work-a-tale-of-medicine-and-murder-in-the-scientific-revolution.pdf
ISBN: 9780393080421
Release Date: 2011-03-21
Number of pages: 336
Author: Holly Tucker
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Blood Work A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution in PDF and EPUB “Excellent. . . . Tucker’s chronicle of the world of 17th-century science in London and Paris is fascinating.”—The Economist In December 1667, maverick physician Jean Denis transfused calf’s blood into one of Paris’s most notorious madmen. Days later, the madman was dead and Denis was framed for murder. A riveting exposé of the fierce debates, deadly politics, and cutthroat rivalries behind the first transfusion experiments, Blood Work takes us from dissection rooms in palaces to the streets of Paris, providing an unforgettable portrait of an era that wrestled with the same questions about morality and experimentation that haunt medical science today.

Exploring the World of Mathematics

Filename: exploring-the-world-of-mathematics.pdf
ISBN: 0890514127
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 157
Author: John Hudson Tiner

Download and read online Exploring the World of Mathematics in PDF and EPUB Numbers surround us. Just try to make it through a day without using any. It's impossible: telephone numbers, calendars, volume settings, shoe sizes, speed limits, weights, street numbers, microwave timers, TV channels, and the list goes on and on. The many advancements and branches of mathematics were developed through the centuries as people encountered problems and relied upon math to solve them. It's amazing how ten simple digits can be used in an endless number of ways to benefit man. The development of these ten digits and their many uses is the fascinating story you hold in your hands: Exploring the World of Mathematics. Book jacket.

Exploring the History of Neuropsychology

Filename: exploring-the-history-of-neuropsychology.pdf
ISBN: 9780195138085
Release Date: 2000-09-07
Number of pages: 348
Author: Arthur Benton
Publisher: OUP USA

Download and read online Exploring the History of Neuropsychology in PDF and EPUB Arthur Benton has long been recognized as a distinguished researcher, an influential educator, and a gifted writer. Early in his career, he was struck by the extreme divergence in the acceptance and usage of concepts and terms such as "agnosia," "amnesic aphasia," and "apraxia" by leading figures in the then young field of neuropsychology/behavioral neurology. This prompted him to explore the literature of 19th century neurology and led to an abiding interest in the historical background of current developments, which often proved to be the outgrowth of earlier formulations. In this collection of his historical papers, he traces the evolution of thought and practice in diverse areas of neuropsychology and behavioral neurology. He captures the setting in which observations and discoveries were made and shows how the limited knowledge of basic neuroscience that prevailed at the time influenced their interpretation. He emphasizes the interplay of clinical and experimental approaches in advancing understanding of brain-behavior relationships and clarifies the connections between past and present knowledge. Some of the essays are systematic accounts of developments in the broad discipline of neuropsychology while others deal with individual clinicians and scientists whose contributions are now components of current knowledge. Among the topics covered are the frontal lobes, developmental dyslexia, disorders of spatial thought in patients with brain disease and the role of cerebrovascular disease in the history of aphasiology.

Cultural Approaches to the History of Medicine

Filename: cultural-approaches-to-the-history-of-medicine.pdf
ISBN: 9780230287594
Release Date: 2003-12-18
Number of pages: 241
Author: C. Usborne
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Cultural Approaches to the History of Medicine in PDF and EPUB A pioneering contribution to the cultural history of medicine exploring issues as diverse as dissection of the heart, childbirth, masturbation, animal care, hermaphrodites, orthopaedics, 'miracle' drugs, smallpox and sex advice in different European cultures from the 1600s to the present day. Each case study illustrates various roles of mediation; reconciling conflicting ideas in the medical encounter; as an instrument of domination, or conversely, of resistance. Roy Porter's brilliant foreword conveys the methodological significance as well as the pleasure of these essays.

Angels of Death

Filename: angels-of-death.pdf
ISBN: 0300094396
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 325
Author: Roger S. Magnusson
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online Angels of Death in PDF and EPUB This groundbreaking book uncovers the hidden world of illicit physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. Through the frank and often troubling first-hand accounts of health professionals who have been involved in assisted death, the book records for the first time this secret but real area of medical and nursing practice. Through face-to-face interviews with these "angels of death, " Roger S. Magnusson explores the social practices, relationships, and networks that constitute "underground" euthanasia. How is assisted death actually practiced within health care settings? What are the issues that surround the making of such a momentous decision? How do health care workers justify their attitudes and actions in this area? Angels of Death offers detailed answers to these questions and many others. The doctors, nurses, and therapists who were interviewed pseudonymously for this study work in the HIV/AIDS communities in the United States and Australia. Their perspectives and practices, their attitudes and feelings, illuminate the assisted death debate and expose a variety of disturbing issues, including the reality of "botched attempts, " euthanasia without consent, and unduly hasty measures to bring about death. The testimony of medical practitioners, combined with Magnusson's thoughtful assessment of the issues, will be of intense interest to both opponents and advocates of proposals to legalize euthanasia.

Breeding Contempt

Filename: breeding-contempt.pdf
ISBN: 9780813549989
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Number of pages: 213
Author: Mark A. Largent
Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Download and read online Breeding Contempt in PDF and EPUB From the Publisher: Most closely associated today with the Nazis and World War II atrocities, eugenics is sometimes described as a government-orchestrated breeding program, other times as a pseudo-science, and often as the first step leading to genocide. Less frequently is it depicted as a movement having links to America-a nation that has historically prided itself for its scientific rationality. But eugenics does have a history in the United States-a history that is largely the story of biologist Charles Davenport. Davenport, who led the Eugenics Records Office in the late nineteenth century, provided physicians, social scientists, and lawmakers with the scientific data and authority that enabled them to coercively sterilize men and women who were thought to be socially deviant, unfit to pass on their genes, and unable to raise healthy children. Moreover, Mark A. Largent shows how even in modern times, remnants of eugenics philosophies persist in this country as certain public figures advocate a brand of birth control-such as progesterone shots for male criminals-that are only steps away from the castrations that were once performed.


Filename: madness.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015054142552
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 241
Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online Madness in PDF and EPUB A fascinating history of "madness" offers readers a sweeping history of mental illness and its treatment, from holes drilled in five-thousand-year-old skulls to the latest in modern psychotropic drugs.

The History of Medicine

Filename: the-history-of-medicine.pdf
ISBN: 9781780745275
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Number of pages: 232
Author: Mark Jackson
Publisher: Oneworld Publications

Download and read online The History of Medicine in PDF and EPUB In a world burdened by chronic conditions and mutating viruses, with a health service strained to its limits, the history of medicine challenges our understanding of what it means to be healthy. By illuminating the ailments and methods of the past, our own dilemmas about medical practice and policy can be put into a new perspective. Esteemed historian Mark Jackson takes us from the dawn of medicine in the ancient world to the most recent developments pioneered in the 21st century’s hospitals. On the way, Jackson explores Indian and Chinese traditions, as well as the origins of today’s so-called alternative therapies, offering piercing insight into how medicine has reflected and shaped society throughout the ages.

Healing Arts

Filename: healing-arts.pdf
ISBN: 0563204478
Release Date: 1986-02
Number of pages: 175
Author: Ted J. Kaptchuk

Download and read online Healing Arts in PDF and EPUB