Women and the Practice of Medical Care in Early Modern by L. Whaley

By L. Whaley

Ladies have engaged in therapeutic from the start of background, frequently in the context of the house. This ebook reviews the function, contributions and demanding situations confronted by way of ladies healers in France, Spain, Italy and England, together with scientific perform between ladies within the Jewish and Muslim groups, from the later heart a long time to nearly 1800.

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Scientific basis for the treatment of Parkinson's disease by Gálvez-Jiménez, Néstor

By Gálvez-Jiménez, Néstor

Thoroughly up to date together with insurance of the Parkin gene, this moment version unveils advances within the genetics of Parkinson's affliction (PD). the writer experiences the position of alpha synuclein within the genesis of PD and covers tau protein and similar ailments, MPTP and drug triggered PD, oxidative pressure, mitochondrial disorder, and apoptosis. He explores pharmacological ways to the remedy of PD reminiscent of using COMT inhibitors and dopamine agonist and advances in expertise corresponding to units that supply extra cures together with deep mind stimulation and transplantation. The publication concludes with new chapters overlaying the differential analysis of PD and comparable problems

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Microarray Innovations: Technology and Experimentation (Drug by Gary Hardiman

By Gary Hardiman

In recent times, high-density DNA microarrays have revolutionized biomedical learn and drug discovery efforts through the pharmaceutical undefined. Their efficacy in selecting and prioritizing drug ambitions in accordance with their skill to substantiate a great number of gene expression measurements in parallel has develop into a key aspect in drug discovery. Microarray concepts: know-how and Experimentation examines the highly strong nature of array expertise and the ways that it may be utilized to realizing the genomic foundation of disorder.  Explores a myriad of purposes in use this present day This quantity explores fresh techniques within the microarray box and tracks the evolution of the most important systems presently used. The foreign panel of individuals provides a survey of the previous 5 years’ learn and developments in microarray tools and purposes and their utilization in drug discovery and biomedical study. The contributions talk about advancements in automation (array fabrication and hybridization), new substrates for printing arrays, platform comparisons and contrasts, experimental layout, and knowledge normalization and mining schemes. in addition they overview epigenomic array reports, digital microarrays, comparative genomic hybridization, microRNA arrays, and mutational analyzes. additionally, the publication offers assurance of vital medical diagnostic arrays, protein arrays, and neuroscience functions. Examines more advantageous methodologies As microarrays have advanced progressively through the years from archetypical in-house complementary DNA (cDNA) arrays to powerful advertisement oligonucleotide structures, there was a migration to raised density biochips with expanding content material and higher analytical methodologies. This compendium summarizes the giant advances which were made during this know-how, highlighting the very best benefits of microarray-based techniques within the box of biomedical examine. Daniel E. Levy, editor of the Drug Discovery sequence, is the founding father of DEL BioPharma, a consulting carrier for drug discovery courses. He additionally continues a weblog that explores natural chemistry.

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Understanding Cosmetic Laser Surgery (Understanding Health by Robert Langdon

By Robert Langdon

Sun and gravity reason facial getting older. Lasers allow secure and predictable resurfacing to soft facial wrinkles in addition to surgical procedure to take away getting older tissue from eyelids whereas minimizing bruising. Lasers may also dispose of extra blood vessels and undesirable hair, and erase tattoos with no scarring. Laser surgical procedure has to be played with nice precision and care. preferably, it may supply passable development of one's visual appeal and achieve this with out antagonistic unwanted effects. it's a supplement to such non-laser surgical procedures as face-lift. knowing beauty Laser surgical procedure spells out the expertise of the laser and its suitability for plenty of beauty surgical procedures. integrated within the discussions are the body structure of the surface, the fundamentals of the surgery, the practise for surgical procedure, a stating of dangers, and an advisory at the postoperative restoration. this knowledge is gifted in transparent, jargon-free language that explains how a laser strategy is entire with no affecting the encompassing epidermis. A finished assessment that retains the patient's standpoint in brain, figuring out beauty Laser surgical procedure is for the final reader and for these contemplating this optional surgery. this beneficial, enlightening e-book written by means of a practising expert solutions questions sufferers ask and allows them to be aware of what to anticipate from surgical procedure. Robert Langdon, a private-practice dermatologist and beauty medical professional in Guilford, Connecticut, is a scientific assistant professor of dermatology on the Yale college institution of medication.

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Ancient Medicine: Selected Papers of Ludwig Edelstein by Ludwig Edelstein

By Ludwig Edelstein

A vintage research of drugs in antiquity, old drugs brings jointly a lot of Ludwig Edelstein's most crucial paintings on an issue that occupied him all through a distinct occupation. integrated is his widely recognized translation of and statement at the Hippocratic Oath, in addition to his different writings at the oath which display how unusual it really is of Greek scientific proposal. The ebook additionally explores the impression of empiricism and skepticism on Greek and Roman drugs, the perform of anatomy and dietetics in antiquity, and the relation of old medication to historic philosophy.

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Dreams, Healing, and Medicine in Greece: From Antiquity to by Steven M. Oberhelman

By Steven M. Oberhelman

This quantity facilities on desires in Greek medication from the fifth-century B.C.E. Hippocratic routine all the way down to the trendy period. medication is right here outlined in a much wider feel than simply formal clinical praxis, and contains non-formal scientific therapeutic tools reminiscent of folks pharmacopeia, faith, 'magical' tools (e.g., amulets, exorcisms, and spells), and residential treatments. This quantity examines how in Greek tradition goals have performed a vital part in formal and non-formal technique of healing.The papers are equipped into 3 significant diachronic classes. the 1st staff specializes in the classical Greek via overdue Roman Greek classes. issues contain desires within the Hippocratic corpus; the cult of the god Asclepius and its therapeutic facilities, with their incubation and miracle dream-cures; goals within the writings of Galen and different clinical writers of the Roman Empire; and scientific desires in renowned oneirocritic texts, specially the second-century C.E. dreambook by way of Artemidorus of Daldis, the main famous specialist dream interpreter of antiquity. the second one team of papers seems to be to the Christian Byzantine period, whilst dream incubation and dream healings have been practised at church buildings and shrines, performed through residing and useless saints. additionally mentioned are desires as a scientific instrument utilized by physicians of their sanatorium praxis and within the useful scientific texts (iatrosophia) that they and laypeople consulted for the therapeutic of illness. the ultimate papers take care of goals and therapeutic in Greece from the Turkish interval of Greece all the way down to the present day within the Greek islands. The concluding bankruptcy brings the ebook an entire circle by means of discussing how smooth psychotherapists and psychologists use Ascelpian dream-rituals on pilgrimages to Greece.

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The World of Caffeine: The Science and Culture of the by Bennet Alan Weinberg, Bonnie K. Bealer

By Bennet Alan Weinberg, Bonnie K. Bealer

This e-book covers the heritage and social results of the primary drinks that include caffeine, particularly espresso and tea. items of cacao, chocolate that's eaten and inebriated, and the smooth beverages that comprise caffeine (principally colas) also are lined. The old origins of espresso, tea, and cacao are defined, as are some of the interesting methods they made their means into international tradition. many of the major good points of this tale are informed with a topic of geographic unfold and with an outline of results of the coming of “the drug,” because the authors usually confer with caffeine, on current cultures. How the several drinks have been got (or rejected) by means of diversified cultures and via varied strata and segments of every tradition makes a wealthy and intriguing tale. Insights grow to be to how many of the civilizations labored. The excitement of studying is improved by way of the authors' eye for attractiveness and the numerous acceptable half-tone illustrations. The scholarship is notable; a number of the most renowned figures of the prior 500 and extra years make short appearances. between them are chinese language emperors, Zen Buddhist clergymen in Japan, anonymous Olmecs of Mesoamerica, after which Cortés and Montezuma and Charles V. The conquest of Europe through the drug from Turkish and African resources can also be coated. The normal names of serious old figures look on nearly each web page, tying this account in with our wisdom of background and making it extra genuine. The textual content is wealthy with info, but it's easy and delightful to read.

Social elements are mentioned. for instance, there are comparisons of the tea tradition of britain with that of Japan and comparisons of either with the espresso tradition of the U.S.. The duality of the tradition of espresso (as in espresso homes) and the tradition of tea (as in tea outlets, tea gardens, and afternoon tea) is emphasised and illustrated with a listing of greater than 30 be aware pairs. One notice in each one pair is categorized the “coffee point” and the opposite the “tea aspect.” The checklist of espresso features starts off with “male,” “boisterous,” and “bohemian” and ends with “Balzac,” while the record of tea points begins with “female,” “decorous,” and “conventional” and ends with “Proust.” Cola drinks are acknowledged to not have an extended adequate heritage to have gains in addition differentiated as those, yet they do have specified institutions, corresponding to “youth, excessive power, the USA, popular culture, and `good fresh fun.'” even if the authors emphasize that each one those renowned drinks comprise the drug caffeine, the variety of the cultures linked to the several drinks means that caffeine is just one issue resulting in their consumption.

True to its identify, the publication has little to claim approximately alcohol, however the authors do make the real element that, at the least in Europe and North the USA and at the very least within the huge cities, uncooked water was once now not healthy to drink till past due within the nineteenth century. the rise in tea and low consuming provided a substitute for the standard drinks: beer, gin, and rum. The authors credibly affiliate this shift with a lessen in alcohol consumption, to the advantage of society.

In the second one 1/2 the booklet, the character of the tale alterations. The urbane historic standpoint offers method to newer matters, together with a dialogue of what should be referred to as huckstering by way of purveyors of caffeine items. virtually the ultimate 3rd of the publication is dedicated to the chemistry, pharmacology, and clinical elements of caffeine. i don't imagine that during a ebook of this measurement it's attainable to provide sufficient of an knowing for readers to arrive their very own conclusions on sufficient grounds concerning the well-being and safeguard elements of caffeine, and many times the unique assets needs to be scrutinized for the adequacy of the proof. furthermore, there are error. for instance, a lady is expounded to have had a serum caffeine focus of virtually three hundred mg in keeping with milliliter, that's again and again the solubility of caffeine. Readers can stay careworn, they could settle for the usually implicit conclusions of the writers, or they could choose out and easily belief the nutrients and Drug management (FDA).

A variety of minor issues persist with. natural caffeine is variously defined as “highly poisonous” or “extremely toxic.” An agent that may be ingested in quantities of a number of grams with relative impunity wouldn't generally be thought of very poisonous. a few universal meals — dry mustard, horseradish, or cayenne pepper, for example — wouldn't pass down good as boluses of a number of grams. The poison of the puffer fish, whose flesh is eaten in Japan, is very poisonous, being unsafe in amounts hundreds of thousands of instances smaller than generally ate up amounts of caffeine.

Finally, the authors aver that the foreign lifestyles Sciences Institute (ILSI) was once based to assist prevent efforts to manage caffeine. however the FDA was once regulating caffeine lengthy prior to the ILSI used to be shaped. The Caffeine Technical Committee of the ILSI was once shaped via businesses to sponsor study on questions about caffeine raised by means of the FDA and others. it really is prohibited from lobbying.

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The New Cambridge History of India, Volume 3, Part 5: by David Arnold

By David Arnold

It's a little ironic that during a few histories of technology in the course of the global, you'll find larger assurance of India ahead of the British arrived, than throughout the colonial period. partially, might be, it can be from a wish to describe the simply Indian contributions to science.

But what occurred in technology, engineering and medication while the British governed India has been fairly overlooked, in comparison to either the pre and submit colonial eras. Arnold makes an attempt to redress this deficit right here. He describes how indigenous Indian scientists and medical professionals realized from and in addition encouraged the British.

Especially within the region of tropical medication. From their African colonies, the British additionally had studies during this box. yet India had a lot larger inhabitants densities and a extra hugely built infrastructure than in Africa. Plus the Indians had possibly higher, even though incomplete, wisdom of solutions.

It continues to be wonderful that up until eventually now, there was little scholarly paintings performed in this topic. One may possibly speculate that prior British authors may need targeting technological know-how performed in Britain itself. And Indian authors may need sought after, no matter if merely subconsciously, to deprecate the colonial interval.

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Death and Desease in the Ancient City by Valerie Hope, Eireann Marshall

By Valerie Hope, Eireann Marshall

This cutting edge quantity attracts on fresh examine in archaeology, historic heritage and the historical past of drugs to debate how humans within the historic global understood and handled disease and dying within the city atmosphere.

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The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 16 by Lodewijk C. Palm

By Lodewijk C. Palm

In quantity XVI of The gathered Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, 25 letters of Van Leeuwenhoek were incorporated, them all written from July 1707 to June 1712. The letters have been written to 6 exact addressees. the bigger half was once addressed to the Royal Society in London commonly (sixteen letters); and to 3 of its fellows specifically: John Chamberlayne (280, and 281), who translated the letters of Van Read more...

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