Medical Muses

Hysteria in Nineteenth-century Paris

Author: Asti Hustvedt

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408822350

Category: Hysteria

Page: 372

View: 521

A groundbreaking book about the nineteenth century obsession with hysteria.

Time to Heal

American Medical Education from the Turn of the Century to the Era of Managed Care

Author: Kenneth M. Ludmerer M.D.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195353419

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 3677

Already the recipient of extraordinary critical acclaim, this magisterial book provides a landmark account of American medical education in the twentieth century, concluding with a call for the reformation of a system currently handicapped by managed care and by narrow, self-centered professional interests. Kenneth M. Ludmerer describes the evolution of American medical education from 1910, when a muck-raking report on medical diploma mills spurred the reform and expansion of medical schools, to the current era of managed care, when commercial interests once more have come to the fore, compromising the training of the nation's future doctors. Ludmerer portrays the experience of learning medicine from the perspective of students, house officers, faculty, administrators, and patients, and he traces the immense impact on academic medical centers of outside factors such as World War II, the National Institutes of Health, private medical insurance, and Medicare and Medicaid. Most notably, the book explores the very real threats to medical education in the current environment of managed care, viewing these developments not as a catastrophe but as a challenge to make many long overdue changes in medical education and medical practice. Panoramic in scope, meticulously researched, brilliantly argued, and engagingly written, Time to Heal is both a stunning work of scholarship and a courageous critique of modern medical education. The definitive book on the subject, it provides an indispensable framework for making informed choices about the future of medical education and health care in America.

Langstaff

A Nineteenth-Century Medical Life

Author: Jacalyn Duffin

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487589581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 3852

A unique and readable microhistory of an ordinary physician and his community during a period of revolutionary medical change. Duffin bases her insights on a detailed computer-assisted analysis of 40 years of extant daybooks of James Langstaff (1825-1889).

Medical Practice Management in the 21st Century

The Handbook

Author: Marjorie A. Satinsky,Randall T. Curnow

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846190231

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 1654

Successful management practice in the 21st century requires physicians to understand how to organise and manage a practice, manage their finances, recruit, work with, and manage people within and outside of the practice, and much more. This book addresses multiple aspects of medical practice management.

Medical century

Author: Willis Alonzo Dewey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Medical Century

The National Journal of Homœopathic Medicine and Surgery

Author: Charles Edmund Fisher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

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Sustainable Medicine

Whistle-Blowing on 21st-Century Medical Practice

Author: Sarah Myhill

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 160358790X

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 8490

Sustainable Medicine is based on the premise that twenty-first century Western medicine—driven by vested interests—is failing to address the root causes of disease. Symptom-suppressing medication and “polypharmacy” have resulted in an escalation of disease and a system of so-called “health care,” which more closely resembles “disease care.” In this essential book, Dr. Sarah Myhill aims to empower people to heal themselves by addressing the underlying causes of their illness. She presents a logical progression from identifying symptoms, to understanding the underlying mechanisms, to relevant interventions and tests and tools with which to tackle the root causes. As Myhill writes, “It’s all about asking the question ‘why?’” Sustainable Medicine covers a wide range of symptoms including inflammation (infection, allergy, autoimmunity), fatigue, pain, toxic symptoms, deficiency symptoms, and hormonal symptoms. And Dr. Myhill includes a toolbox of treatments for specific illnesses and ailments, as well as a general approach to avoiding and treating all disease. Finally, she offers a series of case histories to show how people have successfully taken control of their health and healed even in the face of the most discouraging symptoms—all without the harmful interventions of 21st century Western medicine.

Medical Transitions in Twentieth-Century China

Author: Bridie Andrews,Mary Brown Bullock

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253014948

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 4073

This volume examines important aspects of China's century-long search to provide appropriate and effective health care for its people. Four subjects—disease and healing, encounters and accommodations, institutions and professions, and people's health—organize discussions across case studies of schistosomiasis, tuberculosis, mental health, and tobacco and health. Among the book’s significant conclusions are the importance of barefoot doctors in disseminating western medicine, the improvements in medical health and services during the long Sino-Japanese war, and the important role of the Chinese consumer. Intended for an audience of health practitioners, historians, and others interested in the history of medicine and health in China, the book is one of three commissioned by the China Medical Board to mark its centennial in 2014.

Beyond Flexner

Medical Education in the Twentieth Century

Author: Barbara M. Barzansky,Norman Gevitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313259845

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 5355

This book provides a comprehensive review of medical education in the 20th century. It takes the themes articulated in the Flexner Report of 1910 and traces their development. Those themes, many of which have not been discussed in other books, include the basic sciences, the clinical curriculum, women in medicine, black medical education, and sectarian medical education. Also covered are the evolution of the health care delivery system, trends in financing medical education, the use of outpatient settings for clinical education, the current status of the medical curriculum and needed changes, and health manpower needs. The final chapter discusses the current proposals for changes and how they relate to the problems and reforms of the Flexner era.

Medical Wisdom and Doctoring

The Art of 21st Century Practice

Author: Robert Taylor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441955210

Category: Medical

Page: 366

View: 7146

Medical Wisdom and Doctoring aims to fill a need in the current medical literature for a resource that presents some of the classic wisdom of medicine, presented in a manner that can help today's physicians achieve their full potential. This book details the lessons every physician should have learned in medical school but often didn't, as well as classic insights and examples from current clinical literature, medical history, and anecdotes from the author's long and distinguished career in medicine. Medical Wisdom and Doctoring: the Art of 21st Century Practice presents lessons a physician may otherwise need to learn from experience or error, and is sure to become a must-have for medical students, residents and young practitioners.

Medical Malpractice in Nineteenth-Century America

Origins and Legacy

Author: Kenneth De Ville

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814744168

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 1398

Highly readable . . . . interdisciplinary history of a high order. -- The Historian Well-written and superbly documented . . . . Both physicians and lawyers will find this book useful and fascinating. -- Journal of the American Medical Association This is the first book-length historical study of medical malpractice in 19th-century America and it is exceedingly well done . . . . The author reveals that, beginning in the 1840s, Americans began to initiate malpractice lawsuits against their physicians and surgeons. Among the reasons for this development were the decline in the belief in divine providence, increased competition between physicians and medical sects, and advances in medical science that led to unrealistically high expectations of the ability of physicians to cure . . . . This book is well written, often entertaining and witty, and is historically accurate, based on the best secondary, as well as primary sources from the time period. Highly recommended. -- Choice Adept at not only traditional historical research but also cultural studies, the author treats the reader to an intriguing discussion of how 19th-century Americans came truly to see their bodies differently . . . . a sophisticated new standard in the field of malpractice history. -- The Journal of the Early Republic By far the best compilation and analysis of early medical malpractice cases I have seen . . . . this excellently crafted study is bound to be of interest to a large number of readers. -- James C. Mohr, author of Abortion in America: The Origins and Evolution of a National Policy

Defying Providence

Smallpox and the Forgotten 18th Century Medical Revolution

Author: Arthur William Boylston, M.d.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478232452

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 8075

Defying Providence is the history of inoculation, the terrifying practice of deliberately infecting individuals with virulent smallpox. This book shows how and why it became widely adopted in the 18th century and how it shaped the development of some of modern medicine's power tools. In particular it shows that vaccination (cowpox) could not have been discovered or used to eradicate the dreadful disease smallpox if inoculation was not already widespread. Defying Providence is a major revision of standard views of 18th century medicine

Quackery

A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything

Author: Lydia Kang,Nate Pedersen

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523501855

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 8442

What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison—was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious “treatments”—conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)—that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.

Medical Century, Vol. 12

An International Journal of Homoepathic Medicine and Surgery (Classic Reprint)

Author: Willis a Dewey

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780666269928

Category: Medical

Page: 398

View: 6830

Excerpt from Medical Century, Vol. 12: An International Journal of Homoepathic Medicine and Surgery In every case of bee sting the part rapidly swells up, becomes more or less hot and red, with a sore, tense pain and often considerable burning, tingling. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Medical Messiahs

A Social History of Health Quackery in 20th Century America

Author: James Harvey Young

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400868696

Category: Psychology

Page: 522

View: 7530

James Harvey Young describes the development of patent medicines in America from the enactment in 1906 of the Pure Food and Drugs Act through the mid-1960s. Many predicted that the Pure Food and Drugs Act would be the end of harmful nostrums, but Young describes in colorful detail post-Act cases involving manufacturers and promoters of such products as Cuforhedake Brane-Fude, B. & M. "tuberculosis-curing" liniment, and the dangerous reducing pill Marmola. We meet, among others, the brothers Charles Frederick and Peter Kaadt, who treated diabetic patients with a mixture of vinegar and saltpeter; Louisiana state senator Dudley J. LeBlanc, who put on fabulous medicine shows as late as the 1950s promoting Hadacol and his own political career, and Adolphus Hohensee, whose lectures on nutrition provide a classic example of the continuing appeal of food faddism. Review: "The Medical Messiahs is an example of historical writing at its best—scholarly, perceptive, and exceedingly readable. Despite his objectivity, Young's dry humor shines through and illuminates his entire book."—John Duffy, Journal of Southern History "This book is written in tight, graceful prose that reflects thought rather than substitutes for it. Done with a sure feel for the larger political, social, and economic background, it demonstrates that historians who would make socially relevant contributions need only adhere to the best canons of their art."—Oscar E. Anderson, Jr., The American Historical Review "[This] material is so interestingly presented that the readers may not immediately appreciate what a major historic study [the book] is, and how carefully documented and critically analyzed."—Lester S. King, Journal of the American Medical Association "Dr. Young's well-written social history of health quackery in twentieth-century America will not only increase the understanding of our times by future historians but will also be of great value to all those interested in improving the health of the population by reminding them of the past."—F. M. Berger, The American Scientist Originally published in 1967. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Military Medical Ethics for the 21st Century

Author: Mr Don Carrick,Professor Michael L Gross

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409473961

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 7476

As asymmetric ‘wars among the people’ replace state-on-state wars in modern armed conflict, the growing role of military medicine and medical technology in contemporary war fighting has brought an urgent need to critically reassess the theory and practice of military medical ethics. Military Medical Ethics for the 21st Century is the first full length, broad-based treatment of this important subject. Written by an international team of practitioners and academics, this book provides interdisciplinary insights into the major issues facing military-medical decision makers and critically examines the tensions and dilemmas inherent in the military and medical professions. In this book the authors explore the practice of battlefield bioethics, medical neutrality and treatment of the wounded, enhancement technologies for war fighters, the potential risks of dual-use biotechnologies, patient rights for active duty personnel, military medical research and military medical ethics education in the 21st Century.

Transforming Medical Education for the 21st Century

Megatrends, Priorities and Change

Author: George R. Lueddeke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1910227870

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 8175

Drawing on key international reports and input from leading healthcare practitioners and educators worldwide, this ground-breaking book closely examines the real issues facing medicine and medical education. With a wide-ranging, evidence-based approach, the author identifies key drivers of change in both the developing and developed world. He examines national and international medical education priorities, suggests practical educational development and change management strategies to translate reforms into reality, and reviews the role of the medical profession as part of the wider healthcare community. This highly detailed, full-colour text offers thought-provoking reading for all healthcare educators and professionals. Healthcare managers and policy makers will find invaluable the practical, specific guidance for change. Healthcare students too, will find the accessible advice for personal direction and development both eye-opening and inspirational. With commentaries by experts who participated as members of The Lancet Commission on Education of 'Health Professionals for a New Century: Transforming Education to Strengthen Health Systems in an Interdependent World' Lord Nigel Crisp, House of Lords, London, United Kingdom Professor Patricia J. Garcia, Dean, School of Public Health and Administration, Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru Professor Afaf I. Meleis, Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, United States and an epilogue on 'Leadership in Medicine and Healthcare for the 21st century' by Dr Ruth Collins-Nakai, former president of the Canadian Medical Association and chair of the Canadian Medical Foundation, Ontario, Canada

Medical Century

Author: Willis A. Dewey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523760404

Category:

Page: 400

View: 1168

Medical Century by Willis A. Dewey. This book is a reproduction of the original book published in 1905 and may have some imperfections such as marks or hand-written notes.

Questioning the Premedical Paradigm

Enhancing Diversity in the Medical Profession a Century after the Flexner Report

Author: Donald A. Barr

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801898402

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 3264

This historical and cultural analysis of premedical education in the United States is the crucial first step in questioning the appropriateness of continuing a hundred-year-old, empirically dubious pedagogical model for the twenty-first century.

Health Sciences Collection Management for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Susan K. Kendall

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442274220

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

View: 1952

Health Sciences Collection Management for the Twenty-First Century is intended for those with any level of experience in health sciences collection management. This book from the authoritative Medical Library Association starts with the context of health sciences publishing and covers the foundations of selection, budgeting, and management. It won’t tell new librarians what to buy but will give them background and criteria that should go into their selections. However, the focus of this book is not only on best practices but also on the big picture and the deeper changes in the field that affect decision making. Subjects not always covered in many collection development textbooks such marketing or accessibility are included because they are part of the larger collections landscape. Chapter contributors bring their own perspectives to the topics. Stories of different libraries’ experiences bring interesting topics to the forefront in practical, specific, and timely detail. While whole books have been written that go into some of these topics more in depth on their own, the treatment of each topic here focuses on the unique perspective and concerns of the collection manager.