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By Steven M. Rooney, J.N. Campbell

This short strains the tale of 1 of our most typical medicinal drugs – aspirin. On a trip regarding technological know-how, different characters, shady company bargains, cutting edge ads and stable outdated success, Rooney and Campbell describe how aspirin was once constructed and advertised on a world scale. beginning firstly of the 20th century, the authors clarify using aspirin in the course of the First global conflict, the improvement of pageant medications equivalent to ibuprofen throughout the interwar years, and the applying of aspirin to center disorder within the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties. On a broader point, Rooney and Campbell convey that the improvement of America’s glossy prescription drugs used to be a fancy weaving of chemistry and mass tradition. They argue that aspirin’s tale presents how to comprehend the applying of complicated chemical formulation in scientific effects. This short is of curiosity to historians of chemistry and medication in addition to the overall expert reader.

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Download E-books Leitfaden Ernährungsmedizin (German Edition) PDF

By Susanne Adler, Heide Koula-Jenik, Michael Miko, Matthias Kraft, Ralf-Joachim Schulz

Ernährungsmedizin kompakt und konkret für Mediziner, Diätassistenten und Ökotrophologen:

  • Grundlagen der Ernährungsphysiologie und Lebensmittelkunde
  • Darstellung der Ernährungs- und Diätformen mit Bewertung aus ernährungswissenschaftlicher Sicht
  • Ernährung in bestimmten Lebenssituationen (z.B. Schwangerschaft, ältere Patienten)
  • ausführlicher Praxisteil zu Diagnostik und Therapie der ernährungsabhängigen und ernährungsbedingten Krankheiten sowie Tipps für Patienten
  • Grundlagen und Durchführung der künstlichen Ernährung
  • Anhang mit Tabellarien

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Download E-books Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire (New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies) PDF

By John Slater, José Pardo-Tomás

Early glossy Spain was once a world empire during which a startling number of clinical cultures got here into touch, and sometimes clash, with each other. Spanish squaddies, ambassadors, missionaries, sailors, and emigrants of all kinds carried with them to the farthest reaches of the monarchy their very own rules approximately disease and overall healthiness. those rules have been, in flip, stimulated through neighborhood cultures. This quantity tells the tale of encounters between scientific cultures within the early sleek Spanish empire. The twelve chapters draw upon a wide selection of assets, starting from drama, poetry, and sermons to broadsheets, shuttle bills, chronicles, and Inquisitorial records; and it surveys a huge nearby scope, from Mexico, to the Canary Islands, the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Germany. jointly, those essays suggest a brand new interpretation of the flow, reception, appropriation, and elaboration of rules and practices with regards to disease and well-being, intercourse, monstrosity, and demise, in a ancient second marked through non-stop cross-pollination between associations and populations with a made up our minds stake within the functioning and keep watch over of the human physique. finally, the quantity discloses how clinical cultures supplied demographic, analytical, or even geographic instruments that constituted a specific type of map of data and perform, upon that have been plotted: the neighborhood utilities of pharmacological discoveries; treatments for social unrest or decline; areas for political and institutional fight; and evolving understandings of monstrousness and normativity. scientific Cultures of the Early smooth Spanish Empire places the historical past of early sleek Spanish drugs on a brand new footing within the English-speaking international.

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Download E-books Public Health: The Development of a Discipline, From the Age of Hippocrates to the Progressive Era PDF

Public well-being as a self-discipline grew out of conventional Western medication yet accelerated to incorporate pursuits in social coverage, hygiene, epidemiology, infectious affliction, sanitation, and future health schooling. This ebook, the 1st of a two-volume set, is a suite of significant and consultant old texts that serve to track and to light up the improvement of conceptions, rules, and coverings in public healthiness from the sunrise of Western civilization in the course of the revolutionary period of the early 20th century.

The editors supply annotated readings and biographical info to punctuate the old timeline and to supply scholars with insights into the development of rules, tasks, and reforms within the box. From Hippocrates and John Graunt within the early interval, to John Snow and Florence Nightingale in the course of the nineteenth-century sanitary reform move, to Upton Sinclair and Margaret Sanger within the innovative period, readers persist with the identity, evolution, and implementation of public well-being suggestions as they got here jointly below one discipline.

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Download E-books Surface Tensions: Surgery, Bodily Boundaries, and the Social Self PDF

By Lenore Manderson

Floor Tensions is an expansive, but intimate learn of ways humans remake themselves after catastrophic physically change―the lack of limbs, the lack of functionality, the loss or substitute of organs. opposed to a sweeping cultural backdrop of artwork, pop culture, and the heritage of technological know-how and drugs, Manderson makes use of narrative epistemology in response to in-depth interviews with over three hundred participants to teach how they re-establish the coherence in their our bodies, identities, and biographies. as well as supplying vital new insights into the care, rehabilitation, and rehabituation of post-trauma sufferers, Manderson’s paintings demanding situations traditional principles concerning the nature of embodiment and is a crucial contribution to clinical anthropology, incapacity reviews, and cultural reviews.

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Download E-books The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability PDF

We live in a demanding international, but regardless of our familiarity with the concept, tension is still an elusive suggestion. In The Age of Stress, Mark Jackson explores the background of medical experiences of rigidity within the sleek international. particularly, he unearths how the technological know-how that legitimates and fuels present anxieties approximately rigidity has been formed by way of a variety of socio-political and cultural, in addition to organic, components: pressure, he argues, is either a and a metaphor.

In order to appreciate the ubiquity and impression of rigidity in our personal occasions, or to give an explanation for how tension has commandeered one of these vital position within the sleek mind's eye, Jackson means that we have to understand not just the evolution of the scientific technological know-how and know-how that has steadily exposed the organic pathways among rigidity and ailment in contemporary a long time, but in addition the moving social, financial, and cultural contexts that experience invested that medical wisdom with that means and authority. particularly, he argues, we have to recognize the way during which enduring matters concerning the results of tension on psychological and actual health and wellbeing are the fabricated from broader historic preoccupations with the maintenance of non-public and political, in addition to physiological, stability.

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Download E-books Systematic Reviews in Health Care: Meta-Analysis in Context PDF

The second one variation of this best-selling ebook has been completely revised and extended to mirror the numerous adjustments and advances made in systematic reviewing. New good points contain dialogue at the motive, meta-analyses of prognostic and diagnostic stories and software program, and using systematic experiences in perform.

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Download E-books Mineral Components in Foods (Chemical & Functional Properties of Food Components) PDF

Fresh reviews have raised issues in regards to the future health results of nutritional publicity to track parts. An anticipated forty percentage of the world's inhabitants suffers from developmental and metabolic useful issues as a result of hint aspect deficiencies. Conversely, there's a longtime hyperlink among extra consumption of mineral elements and ailments of the endocrine, kidney, liver, cardiovascular, and skeletal procedure. It has develop into the most important that meals chemists comprehend the beginning, functionality, bioavailability, and interactions of mineral parts in food.

Mineral elements in meals offers the nation of information at the distribution, speciation, and interplay of mineral parts and contaminants inherent in several uncooked fabrics and items, in addition to received in the course of processing, packaging, and dealing with. With contributions written through a number of the prime nutrients researchers on the planet, this e-book considers the research of mineral parts in foodstuff, the hot developments in analytical concepts together with statistical multivariate methods to substantiate authenticity in keeping with mineral composition, and the standard keep watch over practices that ascertain constant and exact information. The sensible function of a couple of minerals is addressed besides the results in their deficiency or extra at the physique, their interactions with different minerals, and their alterations in the course of garage and processing. particularly, the authors study mineral distribution in definite animal and plant items together with confections, honey, wine and beer. a substantial part of the publication is dedicated to the illness of meals and meals vitamins through metals, metalloids and radionuclides, from packaging boxes in addition to various environmental pathways.

With various tables and figures basically expressing a wealth of certain facts, Mineral parts in meals offers nutrition chemists, quality controls pros, nutritionists, and scholars in those fields with a useful source to the present study at the function of minerals in nutrients caliber and nutrition contaminants.

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Download E-books New Directions in Nursing History: International Perspectives (Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine) PDF

This number of essays displays the present interdisciplinary and foreign nature of the historical past of nursing scholarship.

Covering a variety from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, this ebook attracts on examine from 11 varied international locations to address:

  • the problems with professionalism inside of nursing
  • the social and moral concerns that are woven into the connection among the nurse/midwife and her patient/client
  • the trans-cultural dimensions nurses create after they circulate from one tradition to a different and the new advancements in historiography.

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By Harold Ellis

A outstanding physician and charismatic instructor himself, Professor Ellis has introduced jointly in Operations that Made historical past a desirable selection of popular surgeries, each illustrating a special element of the background of surgical procedure. the 1st part of the e-book appears to be like at examples of surgeries that have made a big contribution to the historical past of surgical procedure, resembling the 1st profitable gastrectomy, played in Vienna over 100 years in the past by way of Theodor Billroth. a few operations, when in themselves minor strategies, have however had a huge influence at the heritage of surgical procedure. those are grouped jointly within the moment part. within the ultimate a part of the e-book, Professor Ellis specializes in the well-known sufferer, akin to Nelson and George IV. In surgical procedure, as in fields of human task, background is forgotten at our peril. Operations that Made background offers its readers a different perception right into a awesome speciality, utilizing the teachings of heritage to educate in addition to amuse.

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