Contagionism and Contagious Diseases by Thomas Rutten

By Thomas Rutten

Realizing how 'contagion' and 'infection' became robust metaphors calls for a ancient reconstruction of this semantic box within the overdue nineteenth and early twentieth century, whilst those strategies received a systematic that means. the quantity deals an interdisciplinary method of the cultural background of contagionism among scientific bacteriology, the social sciences and literary variations. The symbolic implications of 'contagion' and high-profile contagious illnesses are addressed, which mark the bounds among unwell and fit, time-honored and alien, morally natural and impure.

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Medicine before Science: The Business of Medicine from the by Roger French

By Roger French

This publication is an creation to the historical past of university-trained physicians from the center a long time to the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. whereas thought of elite (in recognition and rewards) and profitable, we all know little in their scientific effectiveness. to fashionable eyes their conception and perform usually turns out strange. yet historic facts finds that they have been judged on different standards, and this publication asserts that those physicians helped to build and meet the expectancies of society.

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Lasers for medical applications: Diagnostics, therapy and by Helena Jelínková

By Helena Jelínková

Lasers became an critical scientific software and new innovations and coverings concerning them are being pioneered for all time. The editor and participants commence via the reaction of tissue to laser gentle. They then define the kinds of lasers utilized in medication, together with solid-state, fuel, dye and semiconductor lasers and speak about using lasers for diagnostics, akin to optical coherence tomography, laser spectroscopy in biomedicine and optical biopsy. the ultimate part is devoted to functions of lasers in treatment and surgical procedure, protecting quite a few clinical fields together with dermatology, urology, gynecology, ophthalmology, dentistry and neurology and concludes with a glance at laser safety.

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Molecular and Cellular Signaling by Martin Beckerman

By Martin Beckerman

The textual content is geared toward a large viewers of scholars and different contributors attracted to furthering their knowing of the way cells control and coordinate their middle actions. Malfunction within the keep watch over layer is accountable for a number of human problems starting from neurological issues to cancers. so much medicinal drugs objective parts within the keep an eye on layer, and problems in drug layout are in detail regarding the structure of the keep an eye on layer. This book will be useful to scholars and contributors in drugs and pharmacology drawn to broadening their knowing of the way the keep an eye on layer works. To extra that target, there are chapters on cancers and apoptosis, and on micro organism and viruses. In these chapters no longer in particular dedicated to pathogens, connections among ailments, medications and signaling are made.

The audience for this publication contains scholars in chemistry, physics and machine technology who intend to paintings in organic and clinical physics, and bioinformatics and platforms biology.  the 1st 5 chapters of the publication are mostly historical past and evaluate chapters. Signaling within the immune, endocrine (hormonal) and apprehensive platforms is roofed in addition to melanoma, apoptosis and gene regulation.

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Safety and quality in medical transport systems: creating an by John W. Overton

By John W. Overton

You could characteristic such a lot helicopter EMS (emergency scientific carrier) injuries and plenty of floor ambulance injuries to human components and structures designs that result in bad decision-making. administration dedication is essential to take care of a tradition that helps chance overview, responsibility, professionalism and organizational dynamics. This quantity by means of The fee on Accreditation of clinical shipping platforms (CAMTS) Read more...

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Nelson's Surgeon: William Beatty, Naval Medicine, and the by Laurence Brockliss, John Cardwell, Michael Moss

By Laurence Brockliss, John Cardwell, Michael Moss

Within the lead-up to the bicentenary of Trafalgar a few very important new reports were released concerning the lifetime of Nelson and his defeat of the mixed Fleet in 1805. regardless of the numerous function performed by way of the health and wellbeing and health of the British crews in securing the victory, little has been written hitherto in regards to the naval health practitioner within the period of the lengthy conflict opposed to France. This e-book is meant to fill the distance. Sir William Beatty (1773-1842) used to be physician of the Victory at Trafalgar. An Ulsterman from Londonderry, he had joined the army in 1791. sooner than being warranted to Nelson's flagship, Beatty had served upon ten different warships, and survived a yellow fever epidemic, court docket martial, and shipwreck to percentage within the seize of a Spanish treasure send. After Trafalgar, he grew to become health professional of the Channel Fleet, established at Plymouth, and finally general practitioner to Greenwich health facility, the place he served until eventually his retirement in 1838. because the booklet makes transparent in drawing upon an in depth prosopographical database, Beatty's occupation till 1805 was once consultant of the adventure of the nearly 2,000 naval surgeons who joined the military through the warfare. the 1st a part of the biography presents a close and scholarly advent to the pro schooling, education, and paintings of the naval health care provider. yet after 1805 Beatty turned a member of the provider elite, and his profession turns into attention-grabbing for different purposes. within the ultimate a long time of his existence, Beatty was once way over a senior naval health professional. As a Fellow of the Royal Society, director of the Clerical and medical health insurance corporation, and director of the London to Greenwich Railway, he used to be a well known determine in London's enterprise and clinical group, who used his growing to be wealth to construct a wide number of books and manuscripts. His later lifestyles is testimony to the a lot wider contribution that a few naval and armed forces scientific officials made to the advance of the hot Britain of the 19th century. In Beatty's case, too, the contribution used to be unique. through publishing in 1807 his rigorously crafted Authentic Narrative of the loss of life of Lord Nelson, he was once instrumental in forging the parable of the hero's final hours, which has develop into part of the nationwide awareness and has helped to outline for generations the concept that of Britishness.

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Sir Charles Bell : his life, art, neurological concepts, and by Michael J. Aminoff

By Michael J. Aminoff

Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842), the Scottish anatomist-surgeon, was once a real polymath. His unique rules at the worried process were likened to these of William Harvey at the move of blood, and his privately released pamphlet detailing his rules concerning the mind has been referred to as the Magna Carta of neurology. He defined the separate services of other elements of the worried procedure, new nerves and muscle tissues, and a number of other formerly unrecognized neurological issues, and he characterised the positive factors of the facial palsy and its linked positive factors now named after him. His sketches and work of the wounded from the Napoleonic Wars and his essays at the anatomical foundation of expression replaced the way in which artwork scholars are taught and prompted British and ecu artists, rather the Pre-Raphaelites. He was once a well known clinical instructor who based his personal deepest scientific institution, took over the recognized Hunterian university, and helped identify the college of London and the Middlesex clinic scientific college. So how is it guy of such effect is almost unknown this day by means of such a lot neuroscientists, biologists, and clinicians?

Sir Charles Bell: His existence, paintings, Neurological recommendations, and debatable Legacy discusses the paintings and teachings of this extraordinary guy. His popularity was once tarnished via fees of highbrow dishonesty and fraud, yet his paintings replaced the way in which scientists and clinicians take into consideration the worried process and its operation in future health and sickness, led on to the paintings of Charles Darwin on facial expressions, and inspired the best way artists view the human physique and depict health problems and wounds. Masterfully written by means of Dr. Michael J. Aminoff in his signature approachable kind, this is often definitely the right addition to any library of scientific history.

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Antioxidants in Science, Technology, Medicine and Nutrition by G. Scott

By G. Scott

The use of antioxidants is common through the rubber, plastics, meals, oil and pharmaceutical industries. This ebook brings jointly info generated from study in rather separate fields of biochemical technology and know-how, and integrates it on a foundation of the typical mechanisms of peroxidation and antioxidant motion. It applies current wisdom of antioxidants to our realizing in their position in combating and treating universal illnesses, together with heart problems, melanoma, rheumatoid arthritis, ischaemia, pancreatitis, haemochromatosis, kwashiorlor, problems of prematurity and sickness of outdated age. Antioxidants deactivate yes destructive impacts of loose radicals within the human physique because of organic peroxidation, and hence hinder defense opposed to telephone harm. The e-book is of substantial curiosity to scientists operating within the fabrics and nutrition industries, and to researchers looking info at the connection among vitamin and future health, and to these constructing new medicinal drugs to strive against illnesses linked to oxidative rigidity. it will be important additionally during the non-medical global, specifically to the workforce in the affected industries.

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