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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Medical Malpractice Litigation in the 21st Century

Author: Nathaniel J. Friedman, Esq.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477220313

Category: Law

Page: 176

View: 3647

A Lawyer's Guide to Successful Malpractice Litigation. In using this volume, keep in mind that it is a general view of what it is to be anticipated in prosecuting a medical malpractice case. However, no book is able to anticipate each situation and circumstance arising in the heat of battle. As such, use this book in conjunction with your own background, training and experience. Good luck! Nathaniel J. Friedman, Esq.

Baystate Medical Center

Author: Thomas L. Higgins MD,Linda S. Baillargeon

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439648808

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 3970

Baystate Medical Center was established in 1976 with the merger of the Medical Center of Western Massachusetts and Wesson Memorial Hospital. Baystate’s roots extend to 1870, when Springfield City Hospital was one of just 178 acute-care hospitals in the United States. It was renamed Springfield Hospital in 1883 and moved to its current location at 759 Chestnut Street in 1889. The Hampden Homeopathic Hospital was founded in 1900, followed by the Wesson Maternity Hospital eight years later. All three hospitals have a long tradition of training physicians and nurses, and today, Baystate is the Western Campus of Tufts University School of Medicine. Many patient-care innovations have emerged, including one of the country’s first chronic-care wards, the first kidney transplant, and fast-track cardiac surgery. Today, Baystate Medical Center is the flagship hospital of Baystate Health, whose 10,000 employees carry out the mission “to improve the health of the people in our communities every day, with quality and compassion.”

Military Medical Ethics for the 21st Century

Author: Michael L. Gross,Don Carrick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131709610X

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6581

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.

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: 7022

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.

The Birth Of The Texas Medical Center

A Personal Account

Author: Frederick C. Elliott

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585443338

Category: History

Page: 241

View: 3312

A world-renowned medical complex, the Texas Medical Center handles more than five million patient visits each year. Its forty member institutions include two medical schools, four schools of nursing, and thirteen hospitals. Its one hundred permanent buildings sprawl across more than 740 acres near downtown Houston. Houston has watched the institution grow and thrive in the many years since its birth and has reaped enormous economic rewards from hosting it. The determination and innovation of a few key individuals made it all possible. This is the story of one of them, dentist Frederick C. Elliot. A modest, hard-working individual, Dr. Elliot labored behind the scenes to help breathe life into the dream of a multi-specialty, multi-institutional medical complex. The Birth of the Texas Medical Center presents his eyewitness account of the creation of this medical wonder. Before World War II, Houston was home to many outstanding individual doctors, but no comprehensive, synergistic system existed to focus their collective efforts. Through the time and vision Elliot and others put into building the Texas Medical Center, these individual doctors found a forum in which to learn from one another and to exchange ideas and techniques that would change the way the art of medicine was taught and practiced. In his autobiography, skillfully honed and edited by historian William H. Kellar, Elliot relates his perspective on the founding of the Texas Medical Center. He details the political struggles of finding funding and property for the building of the center, as well as conflicts that arose among the founders regarding innovative techniques and treatments, and procedures for inter-institutional cooperation. Elliot provides realistic portraits of the medical men, educators, and businessmen who worked together—and sometimes quarreled—to bring the Medical Center into being. His story reveals the human side of a huge and dynamic institution. This book is sure to appeal to anyone interested in the history of Houston and its famous Texas Medical Center, which has become a model for the world.

The Legacy of Nursing at Albany Medical Center

Author: Mary D. French,Elsie L. Whiting

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439615608

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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The Legacy of Nursing at Albany Medical Center is a visual journey through nursing history at Albany Medical Center from the founding of Albany Hospital Training School for Nurses in 1897 to the accomplishments of present-day nurses. Early nurses operated under the mandate "All nursing necessary for the hospital," and their duties included cleaning, preparing special diets, and caring for patients. Nurses gave twenty-four-hour-a-day care during the flu epidemic of 1918, provided military health care during both world wars, and manned the iron lungs during the polio epidemics of the 1940s and 1950s. Today, nurses at Albany Medical Center continue at the forefront of sophisticated, high-tech medical care. The Legacy of Nursing at Albany Medical Center follows nursing from the age of strict curfews and required nursing uniforms to the modern era of greater nursing freedom and responsibility. As nursing practice evolved, so did attire. Hats, gloves, high collars, caps, and ankle-length dresses gave way to above-the-knee hemlines, pantsuits, scrubs, and bare heads. Among celebrated Albany graduates are Anne Strong (class of 1906), inducted into the Nursing Hall of Fame, and Nancy Cameron (class of 1900), decorated with the Royal Red Cross and received by Queen Alexandra during World War I.

Jersey City Medical Center

Author: Leonard F. Vernon

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738536644

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 1705

The history of healthcare in Jersey City dates back to the early nineteenth century, when the city operated a variety of public facilities for the poor. Jersey City Medical Center was originally located in a part of the city called Paulus Hook and was known as the Jersey City Charity Hospital. The hospital gradually stopped accepting charity patients and, in 1885, dropped the word "charity" from its name. When Mayor Frank Hague began an aggressive building campaign with the help of federal funds, an average city hospital was transformed into a comprehensive medical facility. On October 2, 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of Jersey City Medical Center's new building at McGinley Square. Today the medical center is located near Grand Street and Jersey Avenue. Jersey City Medical Center traces the institution's history through its various transformations, ending in 2004, when its remaining two hundred patients were transferred to the new facility. This book is a tribute to the passing of an era.

Medical Malpractice in Nineteenth-Century America

Origins and Legacy

Author: Kenneth De Ville

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814744168

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 790

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

HIV Mental Health for the 21st Century

Author: Mark G. Winiarski

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814793126

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 357

View: 2818

Outstanding Academic Title from 2011 by Choice Magazine While newly arrived immigrants are often the focus of public concern and debate, many Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans have resided in the United States for generations. Latinos are the largest and fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States, and their racial identities change with each generation. While the attainment of education and middle class occupations signals a decline in cultural attachment for some, socioeconomic mobility is not a cultural death-knell, as others are highly ethnically identified. There are a variety of ways that middle class Mexican Americans relate to their ethnic heritage, and racialization despite assimilation among a segment of the second and third generations reveals the continuing role of race even among the U.S.-born. Mexican Americans Across Generations investigates racial identity and assimilation in three-generation Mexican American families living in California. Through rich interviews with three generations of middle class Mexican American families, Vasquez focuses on the family as a key site for racial and gender identity formation, knowledge transmission, and incorporation processes, exploring how the racial identities of Mexican Americans both change and persist generationally in families. She illustrates how gender, physical appearance, parental teaching, historical era and discrimination influence Mexican Americans’ racial identity and incorporation patterns, ultimately arguing that neither racial identity nor assimilation are straightforward progressions but, instead, develop unevenly and are influenced by family, society, and historical social movements.