This mortal coil : the human body in history and culture by Fay Bound Alberti

By Fay Bound Alberti

"Hamlet's "mortal coil"--Which finally and necessarily we "shuffle off" after we input the sleep of loss of life, as he places it - hasn't ever been static. certainly how the human physique and its part elements were understood, separately and jointly, has shifted throughout time, formed through tradition, faith, and know-how. during this probing and provocative new publication, Fay sure Alberti makes use of the worldwide histories of medicine, Read more...

summary: "Hamlet's "mortal coil"--Which finally and necessarily we "shuffle off" after we input the sleep of demise, as he places it - hasn't ever been static. certainly how the human physique and its part components were understood, separately and jointly, has shifted throughout time, formed by way of tradition, faith, and know-how. during this probing and provocative new booklet, Fay sure Alberti makes use of the worldwide histories of drugs, pathology, and feelings to discover those altering notions. every one bankruptcy makes use of a distinct concentration - bones, epidermis, sexual organs, backbone, tongue, middle - revealing how every one physique half connects to a primarily Western idea of craftsmanship, one that appropriates one aspect from the others and ignores their interconnection. the topics tested during this Mortal Coil - the character of id, the connection among the mind and the center, and the gendering of our actual and emotional selves - are enduring ones, yet perceptions of the "perfect physique" or "perfect wellbeing and fitness" evolve regularly. relocating among the outside and what lies underneath, Alberti offers a wealthy and engaging accounting of every half, laying off gentle at the function medical advancements - from remedy to cosmetic surgery to cloning - performs in how we glance at ourselves. Written with perception and narrative verve, Alberti's provocative booklet finds how the mortal coil could be unwound, and checked out as though for the 1st time"

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The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of by Stanley Williamson

By Stanley Williamson

Stanley Williamson’s meticulously researched historical past of the British government’s smallpox vaccination application starts with Edward Jenner’s improvement of the vaccine on the finish of the eighteenth century, charts the excellent velocity at which it turned obligatory for kids, and files the a long time of resistance that led to its repeal in 1946. alongside the way in which Williamson examines the social, political, and moral motivations of either factions. the facility to make clinical offerings, together with these concerning vaccination, is still a hotly contested factor this present day, making The Vaccination Controversy a well timed contribution to our wisdom of scientific background.

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Joint replacement technology, New Developments by Peter A. Revell

By Peter A. Revell

Expanding numbers of joint revision and substitute operations force the call for for stronger prostheses. This e-book studies advancements in joint substitute know-how, protecting the main pertinent fabrics technological know-how and engineering matters in addition to particular joints, medical trial effects and sterilization suggestions. It discusses biomechanics, tribology, and the chemical setting of the physique. The textual content surveys fabrics and engineering of joint substitute. the second one a part of the e-book studies particular fabrics, bearing surfaces and bone cements, as well as the failure mechanisms and lifelong prediction of joints. It additionally discusses the organic surroundings and interplay of substitute joints.

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The Britannica Guide to Statistics and Probability (Math by Erik Gregersen

By Erik Gregersen

On the way to higher forecast the long run for earnings, and strive against the capability losses of uncertainty, various disciplines have come to depend upon the facility of information and likelihood. through looking at styles and repeated behaviors, mathematicians have devised calculations to seriously lessen human capability for blunders. This quantity introduces the old and mathematical foundation of information and likelihood in addition to their software to daily events. Readers also will meet the renowned thinkers who complex the sector and tested a numerical foundation for prediction.

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An illustrated pocketbook of multiple sclerosis by Charles M. Poser

By Charles M. Poser

This illustrated pocketbook provides an simply obtainable precis of key matters when it comes to diagnosing a number of sclerosis and dealing with sufferers at diversified levels of the disease.

summary: This illustrated pocketbook provides an simply available precis of key matters on the subject of diagnosing a number of sclerosis and dealing with sufferers at diversified phases of the ailment

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Lasers in Medicine by Ronald W. Waynant

By Ronald W. Waynant

Using lasers in scientific perform has dramatically elevated through the years. Lasers and smooth optics have principally been unexplored in clinical technological know-how. This contributed paintings is either positive and cautionary in its specialist assessment of the cutting-edge scientific use of laser expertise. using lasers to enhance upon traditional perform is highlighted within the foreword through the overdue Dr. Leon Goldman, commonly considered as the daddy of laser medicine.

Focused on filling a necessity for a ''basic physics'' knowing of laser-tissue interactions, Lasers in medication brings jointly contributions from specialists in a variety of clinical specialties, together with ophthalmology, dermatology, and cardiovascular medication. each one bankruptcy addresses major purposes of laser know-how and provides the author's viewpoint at the cutting-edge inside that uniqueness. The discussions exhibit sufficient simple details to permit readers to evaluate a laser's usefulness for a particular function and to appreciate its limitations:

  • A scientific engineer must comprehend what laser to exploit for tattoo removal-Chapter 1 lists laser wavelengths to be had and pulse features for absorption in tattoo ink to thermally decompose the ink, permitting the physique to take away it.
  • An oncologist discovers cancerous tissue within the lining of a bladder-can photodynamic treatment be used to regard it, and what's the luck price? bankruptcy 10 information therapy and bankruptcy 6 tells how to define precisely the place the melanoma is located.
  • A newly graduated ophthalmologist must comprehend the benefits a laser can deliver to his profession-Chapter eight grants the data he must know.

    Lasers have made many advances in medicine-especially in ophthalmology, dermatology, and cardiology-sparking a wave of enthusiasm. Lasers in drugs provides enough primary wisdom so as to extra competently investigate a laser's usefulness for a selected objective, and not to try and buy or make the most of a laser while it isn't the easiest solution.

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    Grundlagen der Technischen Dokumentation: Anleitungen by Lars Kothes

    By Lars Kothes

    Dieses Buch vermittelt praxisnah Fachwissen und Prozesswissen zur Erstellung von Anleitungen. Auf der Grundlage der relevanten Gesetze, Richtlinien und Normen wird ein detailliertes Inhaltsmodell für Anleitungen vorgestellt. Der Autor beschreibt ausführlich den Prozess der Dokumentationserstellung von der Projektplanung bis zur Übersetzung und gewährt einen Einblick in den Arbeitsalltag des Technischen Redakteurs. Praxisnah gestaltete und mit vielen Beispielen versehene Kapitel befassen sich mit den besonderen Anforderungen an die Formulierung von anleitenden Texten und mit deren funktions- und zielgruppengerechter Gestaltung. Die Auswahl und der richtige Einsatz von Visualisierungsmöglichkeiten werden ebenso behandelt wie die modulare Erstellung von Anleitungen und die Besonderheiten des US-Markts.

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    Emotions: A Brief History by Keith Oatley

    By Keith Oatley

    Feelings: a quick historical past investigates the historical past of feelings throughout cultures in addition to the evolutionary historical past of feelings and of emotional improvement throughout an individual's existence span. In transparent and obtainable language, Keith Oatley examines key subject matters similar to emotional intelligence, emotion and the mind, and emotional issues. all through, he interweaves 3 issues: the adjustments that feelings have gone through from the earlier to the current, the level to which we will keep an eye on our feelings, and the ways that feelings aid us figure the deeper layers of ourselves and our relations.

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    Modernism and eugenics by M. Turda

    By M. Turda

    Is the country an ìmagined group' established on tradition or quite a organic neighborhood made up our minds by way of heredity? Modernism and Eugenics examines this query from a bifocal viewpoint. at the one hand, it seems at applied sciences during which the person physique was once redefined eugenically by means of a various diversity of ecu scientists and politicians among 1870 and 1940; at the different, it illuminates how the national Read more...

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    Homo Patiens - Approaches to the Patient in the Ancient by Research Associate at the Max Weber College Georgia

    By Research Associate at the Max Weber College Georgia Petridou, Research Associate Chiara Thumiger

    "Homo Patiens - ways to the sufferer within the old international" is a publication concerning the sufferers of the Graeco-Roman global, their position within the historic scientific encounters and their dating to the future health companies and scientific practitioners in their time. This quantity makes a robust declare for the relevance of a patient-centred method of the background of old drugs. awareness to the adventure of sufferers deepens our figuring out of historical societies and their clinical markets, and enriches our wisdom of the background of historic cultures. it's a first step in the direction of shaping a historical past of the traditional sufferer s view, for you to be of use not just to old historians, scholars of scientific humanities, and historians of drugs, but additionally to any reader drawn to scientific ethics."

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