Nostrums and Quackery

Articles on the Nostrum Evil and Quackery Reprinted from the Journal of the American Medical Association

Author: American Medical Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Patent medicines

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The changing face of medicine

women doctors and the evolution of health care in America

Author: Ann K. Boulis,Jerry A. Jacobs

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801463501

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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The number of women practicing medicine in the United States has grown steadily since the late 1960s, with women now roughly at parity with men among entering medical students. Why did so many women enter American medicine? How are women faring, professionally and personally, once they become physicians? Are women transforming the way medicine is practiced? To answer these questions, The Changing Face of Medicine draws on a wide array of sources, including interviews with women physicians and surveys of medical students and practitioners. The analysis is set in the twin contexts of a rapidly evolving medical system and profound shifts in gender roles in American society. Throughout the book, Ann K. Boulis and Jerry A. Jacobs critically examine common assumptions about women in medicine. For example, they find that women's entry into medicine has less to do with the decline in status of the profession and more to do with changes in women's roles in contemporary society. Women physicians' families are becoming more and more like those of other working women. Still, disparities in terms of specialty, practice ownership, academic rank, and leadership roles endure, and barriers to opportunity persist. Along the way, Boulis and Jacobs address a host of issues, among them dual-physician marriages, specialty choice, time spent with patients, altruism versus materialism, and how physicians combine work and family. Women's presence in American medicine will continue to grow beyond the 50 percent mark, but the authors question whether this change by itself will make American medicine more caring and more patient centered. The future direction of the profession will depend on whether women doctors will lead the effort to chart a new course for health care delivery in the United States.

Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law

Author: Gregg Lee Carter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313386714

Category: History

Page: 1096

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Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

The Medical Care of Terminally Ill Patients

Author: Robert E. Enck

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801867668

Category: Medical

Page: 226

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"Demonstrates the enormous advances that have been made in the understanding of the treatment of the terminally ill. It provides the clinician with a clear, readable and practical guide to managing clinical problems at the end of life." -- International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Newsletter

Small Animal Oncology E-Book

An Introduction

Author: Susan M. North,Tania Ann Banks

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042501

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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A highly practical guide suitable for in-clinic reference, Small Animal Oncology has been designed for maximum ease of use and accessibility of information. Whilst giving clear and up-to-date briefing for the busy practitioner, it also is a valuable resource to the student with a special interest in oncology. This Introduction gives an overview of cancer biology and explains the principles of available therapies. There is up to date discussion on new and developing techniques and treatments, and guidance on when these are indicated. The book covers all common, most less common and some rare aspects of small animal oncology. accompanying Evolve website includes over 20 clinical cases to try your knowledge all-round practical, useful, every day essential guide to small animal oncology schematic approach gives quick access to information when you need it explains biology and the basic principles as well as indicating treatment options

Health & Wellness

Author: Gordon Edlin,Eric Golanty

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449636470

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 775

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Revised and updated throughout with the latest data and statistics, the Eleventh Edition of Health & Wellness engages students with specific tips and guidelines to help them evaluate and improve their health habits. The text, along with the accompanying website, encourages students to learn the skills they need to enhance the quality and longevity of their life. Health and Wellness covers the many perspectives of personal health, including physical, emotional, mental, social, environmental, and spiritual perspectives, with a central theme of self-responsibility for one’s behavior. The For Your Health Study Guide and Self-Assessment Workbook is now available in the back of the book at no additional cost. Perforated pages allow lab activities to be submitted for evaluation and grading.

The Psychology of Terrorism Fears

Author: Samuel Justin Sinclair,Daniel Antonius

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195388119

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

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The psychology of terrorism, in its most basic form, is about fear. Although academics continue to debate the meaning of terrorism, the end result for victims of terrorism is very often fear and terror. The purposes of this book are to unpack the complexity of terrorism fears and to present a new paradigm for understanding the psychology of terrorism. As such, this book presents empirical and theoretical frameworks for understanding fear as a dynamic process that motivates and affects people on a myriad of levels.

Reading Engelhardt

Essays on the Thought of H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.

Author: Brendan P. Minogue,Gabriel Palmer-Fernández,J.E. Reagan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401155305

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

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This volume consists of fourteen chapters selected from papers presented at the conference 'Ethics, Medicine and Health Care: An Appraisal of the Thought of H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.' along with a response to those chapters by Engelhardt and a Foreword by Laurence B. McCullough. The chapters direct primary attention to various aspects of Engelhardt's philosophy of medicine and bioethics as presented in The Foundations of Bioethics and Bioethics and Secular Humanism: The Search for a Common Morality. Among the topics treated are the economics of health care and the medical profession, the libertarian and communitarian aspects of Engelhardt's thought, the moral status of children, abortion, the moral foundations for a health care system, feminism and clinical epistemology, and the relation between secular and religious moralities. In response to the various challenges posed by the authors, Engelhardt considers the implications of the failure of the modern philosophical project, the role of reason in ethics, and the resolution of conflict among communities that do not share the same moral vision. The book will be of interest to professionals in medicine, philosophy, theology, health policy, and law, and to graduate students in those disciplines.

Rethinking Aging

Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807835064

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 250

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Rethinking Aging