Hysterical Men: The Hidden History of Male Nervous Illness by Mark S. Micale

By Mark S. Micale

Over the process numerous centuries, Western masculinity has effectively confirmed itself because the voice of cause, wisdom, and sanity—the foundation for patriarchal rule—in the face of huge testimony on the contrary. Hysterical males boldly demanding situations this successful imaginative and prescient of the solid and safe male by way of reading the significant position performed by means of sleek technological know-how and drugs in developing and maintaining it. Mark Micale finds the hidden aspect of this imaginative and prescient, that's, the innumerable situations of disturbed and deranged males who handed lower than the eyes of male scientific and medical elites from the 17th century onward. due to the fact that precedent days, physicians and philosophers had heavily saw and extravagantly theorized lady weak point, emotionality, and insanity. What those male specialists did not see—or observed yet didn't acknowledge—was masculine worried and psychological affliction between all sessions and in various guises. whereas cultural and literary intellectuals pioneered new languages of male emotional misery, eu technology used to be invested in cultivating and retaining similar to male, middle-class detachment, objectivity, and rationality regardless of rampant counter-evidence within the hospital, within the laboratory, and on battlefields. the explanations for suppressing male neurosis from the reputable discourses of technological know-how and drugs in addition to from renowned view diversity from the private and mental to the pro and the political. They make for a heritage choked with profound silences, omissions, and amnesias. Now, despite the fact that, lower than the enormously altered conditions of today’s gender revolution, Micale’s paintings permits this tale to be heard. (20080901)

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The Archaeology of Medicine in the Greco-Roman World by Patricia A. Baker

By Patricia A. Baker

This ebook teaches scholars and students of Greco-Roman clinical heritage the right way to use and severely examine archaeological fabrics. historical drugs is a topic ruled through textual assets, but there's a wealth of archaeological continues to be that may be used to increase our knowing of medication long ago. which will use the knowledge safely, this publication explains easy methods to ask questions of an archaeological nature, how one can entry sorts of archaeological fabrics, and the way to beat difficulties the researcher could face. It additionally acts as an creation to the archaeology of drugs for archaeologists drawn to this element in their topic. even though the point of interest is at the Greco-Roman interval, the equipment and theories defined in the textual content may be utilized to different sessions in historical past. The parts lined contain textual content as fabric tradition, pictures, artifacts, areas of medication, and technological know-how and archaeology.

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A Subtle and Mysterious Machine: The Medical World of Walter by Emily Booth

By Emily Booth

Walter Charleton (1619-1707) has been greatly depicted as a normal thinker whose highbrow profession reflected the highbrow ferment of the ‘scientific revolution’. rather than viewing him as a barometer of highbrow switch, I learn the formerly unexplored query of his id as a doctor. interpreting 3 of his vernacular scientific texts, this quantity considers Charleton’s options on anatomy, body structure and the tools through which he sought to appreciate the invisible techniques of the physique. even supposing excited by many empirical investigations in the Royal Society, he didn't supply epistemic primacy to experimental findings, nor did he intentionally establish himself with the empirical tools linked to the ‘new science’. in its place Charleton provided himself as a scholarly eclectic, following a classical version of the self. Physicians had to suggest either historic and sleek professionals, on the way to allure and keep sufferers. I argue that Charleton’s situations as a working towards health practitioner led to the development of an id at variance with that extensively linked to average philosophers. The insights he can supply us into the realm of 17th century physicians are hugely major and completely attention-grabbing

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Tunable Laser Applications by F.J. Duarte

By F.J. Duarte

Tunability has further a major measurement to numerous laser units and ended in new structures and purposes. From laser spectroscopy to Bose-Einstein condensation, the single nexus is the tunable laser.
Incorporating 9 totally new chapters, Tunable Laser functions, moment variation displays the numerous advancements in tunable lasers that experience taken position during the last decade. across the world well-known specialists describe the physics and structure of extensively utilized tunable laser resources, emphasizing biomedical purposes of fiber lasers and ultrashort pulsed lasers in addition to laser isotope separation and melanoma photodynamic therapy.
New to the second one Edition—
· Advances in optical parametric oscillators
· Advances in tunable semiconductor lasers
· Solid-state dye lasers
· Laser isotope separation utilizing diode lasers
· clinical functions of table-top coherent X-rays
Outlining new functions in biology and drugs, this moment variation deals a well-needed and updated account of the main promising tunable laser purposes.

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Phytochemicals in Health And Disease (Oxidative Stress and by ROGER FENWICK, Yongping Bao

By ROGER FENWICK, Yongping Bao

"… well-written and the content material is obviously awarded. … There are ample figures and tables, that are successfully categorized and accurately help the content material. …highly prompt for tutorial and particular libraries. …effectively offers present study on phytochemicals in a readable manner."- E-Streams "This landmark quantity exhibits how a ways the sphere has complex … . this significant quantity is stuffed with experiences on what the editors time period because the 'new period' within the examine of phytochemicals, within which we movement from the 'eat extra vegetable and fruit' admonition to extra exact details at the biology, molecular biology, regulatory functionality, and position in human healthiness of phytochemicals. … All employees in phytochemicals should still get themselves a duplicate of this important book."

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White Coat Tales: Medicine’s Heroes, Heritage, and by Robert B. Taylor

By Robert B. Taylor

This re-creation of White Coat stories offers interesting tales that supply ancient context to what we do in drugs today—the body’s “holy bone” and the way it acquired its identify, a stunning it's because gout looked to be so time-honored numerous centuries in the past, and the healing misadventure that shortened the lifetime of Eleanor Roosevelt. as well as many new stories, this revised version comprises 128 illustrations, akin to photographs of Baron von Münchhausen aloft with cannonballs and Vincent van Gogh’s portrait of his surgeon exhibiting a clue to the painter’s wellbeing and fitness. examine mythical clinical innovators, illnesses that modified heritage, health problems of well-known people, and a few epic errors of physicians and scientists. the writer is Robert B. Taylor, MD, Emeritus Professor, Oregon health and wellbeing & technology collage college of medication, and Professor, japanese Virginia clinical college. Dr. Taylor is the writer and editor of greater than 33 scientific books.

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Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz

By Melissa de la Cruz

After inheriting the dark Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler fled to Florence--with her forbidden love, Jack. Now the 2 of them needs to embark at the venture Schuyler used to be destined to accomplish: to discover and guard the seven gates that defend earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silverbloods. As the Blue Blood enclave weakens but extra, destiny leads Schuyler toward a terrifying crossroads--and a call that will determine the future of all vampires.

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Symptoms of Unknown Origin: A Medical Odyssey by Clifton K. Meador M.D.

By Clifton K. Meador M.D.

For years after graduating from clinical university, Dr. Clifton okay. Meador assumed that indicators of the physique, whilst evidently no longer imaginary, point out a affliction of the body—something to be taken care of with medications, surgical procedure, or different conventional skill. yet, over a number of a long time, as he observed sufferers with transparent signs yet no discernable affliction, he concluded that his personal assumptions have been too slender and, certainly, that the underlying foundation for a lot of medical drugs was once significantly limited.

Recounting a chain of interesting case stories, Meador exhibits during this ebook how he got here to reject a strict adherence to the present biomolecular version of disorder and its separation of brain and physique. He studied different theories and approaches—George Engel’s biopsychosocial version of ailment, Michael Balint’s examine of physicians as pharmacological agents—and adjusted his perform hence to regard what he known as ''nondisease.'' He needed to retool, research new and extra in-depth interviewing and listening ideas, and endure what Balint termed a ''slight yet major swap in personality.''

In chapters like ''The lady Who Believed She used to be a Man'' and ''The Diarrhea of Agnes,'' Meador finds either the substantial damage which may outcome from incorrect diagnoses of nonexistent illnesses and the equipment he constructed to aid sufferers with continual signs now not outlined by way of a scientific disorder. during the ebook, he recommends next experiences to check his observations, and he urges complete software of the clinical technique to the doctor-patient dating, mentioning that few goal experiences of those all-important interactions have ever been performed.

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Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn: The Destruction of Wildlife for by Richard Ellis

By Richard Ellis

In elements of Korea and China, moon bears, black yet for the crescent-shaped patch of white on their chests, are captured within the wild and taken to "bear farms" the place they're imprisoned in squeeze cages, and a metal catheter is inserted into their gall bladders. The dripping bile is accumulated as a healing for illnesses starting from an disappointed belly to dermis burns. The endure may well stay so long as fifteen years during this kingdom. Rhinos are being illegally poached for his or her horns, as are tigers for his or her bones, concept to enhance virility. Booming economies and turning out to be wealth in components of Asia are expanding call for for those priceless medicinals. Already endangered species are being sacrificed for transitority remedies for nausea and erectile dysfunction.Richard Ellis, one of many world's most advantageous specialists in natural world extinction, brings his alarm to the pages of Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn, within the wish that via an publicity of this drug exchange, whatever could be performed to avoid wasting the animals so much direly threatened. exchange in animal elements for standard chinese language medication is a number one reason behind species endangerment in Asia, and poaching is expanding at an alarming cost. so much of conventional chinese language medication depends on herbs and different crops, and isn't a reason for predicament. Ellis illuminates these facets of conventional medication, yet as flora and fauna habitats are shrinking for the hunted huge species, the location is turning into ever extra critical.Tigers, bears, and rhinos aren't the one animals pursued for the sake of assuaging human ills--the checklist contains musk deer, sharks, saiga antelope, seahorses, porcupines, monkeys, beavers, and sea lions--but the dwindling numbers of these infrequent species name us to consciousness. Ellis tells us what has been performed effectively, and contemplates what can and needs to be performed to avoid wasting those animals or, unfortunately, our youngsters will witness the extinction of tigers, rhinos, and moon bears of their lifetime.

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The Art of Healing: Painting for the Sick and the Sinner in by Marcia Kupfer

By Marcia Kupfer

Many historians of medieval paintings now glance past hovering cathedrals to review the connection of structure and image-making to lifestyles in medieval society. within the artwork of therapeutic, Marcia Kupfer explores the interaction among church ornament and formality perform in taking good care of the unwell. Her inquiry bridges cultural anthropology and the social heritage of drugs while it additionally expands our realizing of ways clergy hired mural portray to treatment physique and soul. having a look heavily at work from ca. 1200 within the church of Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, a fortress city in imperative France, Kupfer strains their hyperlinks to burial practices, the veneration of saints, and the care of the ailing in close by hospitals. via cautious research of the encompassing agrarian panorama, dotted with cults concentrating on particular afflictions, particularly ergotism (then often called St. Silvan's fire), Kupfer sheds new gentle at the function of wall portray in an ecclesiastical economic climate of therapeutic and redemption. disorder and loss of life, she argues, carry the most important to realizing the dynamics of Christian neighborhood within the center a long time. The artwork of therapeutic should be vital examining for cultural anthropologists and historians of either medication and faith in addition to for medievalists and artwork historians.

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