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A Space of Their Own : The Archaeology of Nineteenth Century Lunatic Asylums in Britain, South Australia and Tasmania

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Susan Piddock. --New York, NY: Springer , c2007.
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The history of lunatic asylums--what do we really know about them? Films and television programs have portrayed them as places of horror where the patients are restrained and left to listen to the cries of their fellow inmates in despair. But what was the world of nineteenth century lunatic asylums really like? Are these images true? This book will explore this world using the techniques of historical archaeology and history. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the advent of n…
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Piddock, Susan
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Susan Piddock
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 265 p. : ill., maps, plans)
Series Title
Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology
ISBN
9780387733869
9780387733852 (print ed.)
ISSN
1574-0439
Subjects (MeSH)
Archaeology
History of Medicine
Hospital Design and Construction - history
Hospitals, Psychiatric - history
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South Australia
Tasmania
United Kingdom
Abstract
The history of lunatic asylums--what do we really know about them? Films and television programs have portrayed them as places of horror where the patients are restrained and left to listen to the cries of their fellow inmates in despair. But what was the world of nineteenth century lunatic asylums really like? Are these images true? This book will explore this world using the techniques of historical archaeology and history. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the advent of new treatments for insanity based on moral therapy and non-restraint, and an increasing social awareness of the conditions in which the insane were being kept led to a new focus on the provisions made for the insane in "madhouses", lunatic asylums and hospitals. In response to this new focus those interested in the reform of these places and the new treatment regimes began to describe what lunatic asylums should be if they were going to bring the insane back to sanity. In this book a new methodology is developed using these descriptions as the basis of a series of "ideal" asylum models. A comparison of these "ideal" asylums to the lunatic asylums built in England, South Australia and Tasmania allows us to enter the world of the nineteenth century asylum, and to understand the effects of achieving or failing to achieve the "ideal" asylum on life within these places. Through the case studies of England, South Australia, and Tasmania, this book seeks to identify the forces at work within each society that led to the particular provisions being made for the insane in each place. It will be argued that the adoption of the "ideal" asylum features can be directly related to a number of key factors, these were: access to a pool of knowledge about lunatic asylum design; economic constraints; the treatment mode adopted; and social perceptions of who was to be accommodated in the asylum: paupers, the middle class, the higher class, or convicts.
Contents
A Space of Their Own -- The Archaeology of Institutions -- The Archaeology of Lunatic Asylums -- The Changing Face of Insanity and Rise of the Institution -- Constructing the "Ideal" -- The British Lunatic Asylum: Ideals and Realities -- South Australia and the "Ideal" Lunatic Asylum -- Tasmania and the "Ideal" Asylum -- The "Ideal" Asylum: A World of Difference -- Conclusion: Archaeology and Lunatic Asylums -- Appendices.
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Vienna, A Doctor's Guide : 15 walking tours through Vienna's medical history

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Wolfgang Regal, Michael Nanut. --Vienna: Springer , c2007.
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Vienna: medically. One can look at Vienna from this perspective, too. There are traces to be found almost everywhere in the city, as not all that long ago Vienna was, from the viewpoint of medical history, regarded as the "Mecca of Medicine". This book describes a total of 15 walking tours through old medical Vienna. Naturally, these tours are concentrated on the inner city and the ninth district; the former was once the heart of mediaeval Vienna while the Allgemeines Krankenhaus (General Hospi…
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Regal, Wolfgang
Other Authors
Nanut, Michael
Responsibility
Wolfgang Regal, Michael Nanut
Place of Publication
Vienna
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 189 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9783211489529
9783211489499 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
History of Medicine
Museums
Other Subjects
Vienna
Abstract
Vienna: medically. One can look at Vienna from this perspective, too. There are traces to be found almost everywhere in the city, as not all that long ago Vienna was, from the viewpoint of medical history, regarded as the "Mecca of Medicine". This book describes a total of 15 walking tours through old medical Vienna. Naturally, these tours are concentrated on the inner city and the ninth district; the former was once the heart of mediaeval Vienna while the Allgemeines Krankenhaus (General Hospital) was established in Alsergrund, as the ninth district is known. However, a number of tours lead visitors outside the city and reveal Vienna from a more hidden perspective, as they lie somewhat outside the beaten tourist path and so have their own special attraction. Finding one's way around this book--and hopefully also around Vienna--is easy. Having decided on your tour you can orient yourself according to the respective overview map. But, as man doth not live by medicine alone, there are also a number of notes on art history and a list of good cafés and restaurants. This allows the experiences to be digested in an appropriately Viennese way. A separate museum tour is devoted to museums without fixed opening hours, which contain special collections that exist only in Vienna.
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From the old university to Stephansplatz -- From Stephansplatz through the inner city -- Around the Ring -- Through the Old General Hospital -- The New General Hospital and the "New Clinics" -- The White City and Lemoniberg -- Billroth House, Society of Physicians -- Vienna Central Cemetery -- Pharmacy in bloom. Botanical Gardens of the University of Vienna -- Art Collections of the Belvedere -- Schönbrunn -- Monument to a dream -- The muscle man and the wax Venus -- No. 19 Berggasse. A visit to the archaeologist of the soul -- The Narrenturm. Unique in both medical and architectural terms -- Museum Tours -- Register of Persons.
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A History of Limb Amputation

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by John Kirkup. --London: Springer-Verlag , c2007.
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Kirkup, John
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by John Kirkup
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2007
ISBN
9781846285097
Subjects (MeSH)
Amputation - history
History of Medicine
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
History of medicine
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History of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology : With an Epilogue on Psychiatry and the Mind-Body Relation

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edited by Edwin R. Wallace, John Gach. --Boston, MA: Springer-Verlag US , c2008.
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Wallace, Edwin R
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Gach, John
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edited by Edwin R. Wallace, John Gach
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer-Verlag US
Date of Publication
c2008
ISBN
9780387347080
Subjects (MeSH)
Psychiatry - history
Psychology, Clinical - history
History of Medicine
Subjects (LCSH)
Psychiatry
Psychology, clinical
History of medicine
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Quo Vadis Medical Healing : Past Concepts and New Approaches

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edited by Susanna Elm, Stefan N. Willich. --Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands , c2009.
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Elm, Susanna
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Willich, Stefan N
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edited by Susanna Elm, Stefan N. Willich
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Date of Publication
c2009
Series Vol.
44
Series Title
International library of ethics, law, and the new medicine
ISBN
9781402089428
Subjects (MeSH)
Philosophy, Medical
Ethics, Medical
History of Medicine
Religion and Medicine
Social Medicine
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical ethics
Social sciences
History of medicine
Religion
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55 Years German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine : Tradition and Innovation

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editor, Jürgen Schüttler ; on behalf of the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2012.
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This book presents to all those who are interested in the history of Anaesthesiology historical details and information on the development of anaesthesiology in Germany and the remarkable growth of our Society. At the founding session of the German Society of Anaesthesia in Munich on 10 April 1953 42 persons had signed the founding documents. Today about 12,000 anaesthetists are members of the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, making the DGAI the biggest national so…
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German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
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Schüttler, J
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editor, Jürgen Schüttler ; on behalf of the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
Alternate Title
55 Years German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 220 p. : 180 ill.)
ISBN
9783540682271
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesiology - history - Germany
Critical Care - history - Germany
Subjects (LCSH)
Anesthesiology
Critical care medicine
History of Medicine
Abstract
This book presents to all those who are interested in the history of Anaesthesiology historical details and information on the development of anaesthesiology in Germany and the remarkable growth of our Society. At the founding session of the German Society of Anaesthesia in Munich on 10 April 1953 42 persons had signed the founding documents. Today about 12,000 anaesthetists are members of the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, making the DGAI the biggest national society within ESA. Well known are the pioneering contributions of German scientists and surgeons to the development of general, regional and local anaesthesia during the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. But less known outside Germany are the reasons for the delayed evolution of anaesthesiology as a specialty of its own in German medicine, far later than in the UK, Scandinavia or the USA. In this book you will find answers to this question and detailed information on the successful evolution of anaesthesiology especially at the Faculties of Medicine at German universities.
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The Heart of Leonardo

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Francis C. Wells. --London: Springer , c2013.
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Leonardo's heart studies represent the pinnacle of his anatomical endeavours. In his work on the heart, his use of ingenious diagrams as well as detailed representational drawings is cleverly combined with carefully crafted verbal descriptions of complicated physiological concepts. Some of his thinking, developed through drawing, was so advanced that only now with the advent of accessible technology and advances in modern knowledge of the heart, it is possible to re-interpret Leonardo's conclus…
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Wells, Francis C
Responsibility
Francis C. Wells
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 256 p. : 145 illus., 144 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781447145318
9781447145301 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anatomy, Artistic
Heart - anatomy & histology
History of Medicine
PersonalSubject
Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
Notes
Foreword by HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales.
Abstract
Leonardo's heart studies represent the pinnacle of his anatomical endeavours. In his work on the heart, his use of ingenious diagrams as well as detailed representational drawings is cleverly combined with carefully crafted verbal descriptions of complicated physiological concepts. Some of his thinking, developed through drawing, was so advanced that only now with the advent of accessible technology and advances in modern knowledge of the heart, it is possible to re-interpret Leonardo's conclusions and to point out how accurate his logical reasoning and pure observation really was. Several of his ideas continue to sit well alongside our modern understanding of cardiac physiology and heart function. This book will feature all of Leonardo's drawings on the heart and its physiology, accompanied by translations of his accompanying notes. The veracity of Leonardo's work is proven against contemporary dissections of cardiac structure and wherever possible, his illustrations are compared with contemporary images generated by magnetic resonance scanners and high definition ultrasound. It represents the only modern interpretation of Leonardo's works by a practicing clinician and anatomist in a way that is meaningful to cardiology and medical specialists as well as art historians, and the general public.
Contents
1. The Making of a Master: Leonardo, His Life and Times -- 2. Leonardo: Anatomist or Natural Philosopher? -- 3. Leonardo's Use of Drawing -- Leonardo Da Vinci Drawings -- 4. Leonardo's Heart -- 5. Leonardo: A Personal Legacy -- 6. Leonardo Scholarship and the Cataloguing of the Anatomical Manuscripts -- Selected Bibliography.
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Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States, 1850–2000 : Mycoses and Modernity

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Aya Homei and Michael Worboys. --Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan , c2013.
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This book is open access under a CC BY license. ; The narrative of 20th-century medicine is the conquering of acute infectious diseases and the rise in chronic, degenerative diseases. The history of fungal infections does not fit this picture. This book charts the path of fungal infections from the mid 19th century to the dawn of the 21st century.
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Homei, Aya
Other Authors
Worboys, Michael
Responsibility
Aya Homei and Michael Worboys
Place of Publication
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 225 p.)
Series Title
Science, technology and medicine in modern history
ISBN
9781137377029
9781137377012 (Print ed.)
9781137392633 (Print ed.)
9781349477869 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Antifungal Agents - history
Mycoses - history
Neglected Diseases - history
Other Subjects
Great Britain
United States
Specialty
History of Medicine
Microbiology
Public Health
Abstract
This book is open access under a CC BY license.
The narrative of 20th-century medicine is the conquering of acute infectious diseases and the rise in chronic, degenerative diseases. The history of fungal infections does not fit this picture. This book charts the path of fungal infections from the mid 19th century to the dawn of the 21st century.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Ringworm: A Disease of Schools and Mass Schooling -- 2. Athlete’s Foot: A Disease of Fitness and Hygiene -- 3. Candida: A Disease of Antibiotics -- 4. Endemic Mycoses and Allergies: Diseases of Social Change -- 5. Aspergillosis: A Disease of Modern Technology -- Conclusion.
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A century of homeopaths : their influence on medicine and health

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Jonathan Davidson. --New York: Springer , c2014.
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"As the values of integrative medicine continues to grow, alternative points of view and treatments are increasing in acceptance and prevalence. Homeopathic medicine is considered an important root to this approach. However, contributions of homeopathically qualified doctors have long been overlooked. A Century of Homeopaths is a detailed account of the many homeopaths who have contributed to medical progress since 1840. The accomplishments of over 100 homeopaths form the organizing structure o…
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Davidson, Jonathan R. T
Responsibility
Jonathan Davidson
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 207 pages)
ISBN
9781493905270 (electronic book)
9781493905263
Subjects (MeSH)
Homeopathy - Biography
Homeopathy - History
History of Medicine
Subjects (LCSH)
Homeopathic physicians - Biography
Homeopathy - History
Homeopathy - Biography
Health Personnel - Biography
History, 19th Century - Biography
History, 20th Century - Biography
Abstract
"As the values of integrative medicine continues to grow, alternative points of view and treatments are increasing in acceptance and prevalence. Homeopathic medicine is considered an important root to this approach. However, contributions of homeopathically qualified doctors have long been overlooked. A Century of Homeopaths is a detailed account of the many homeopaths who have contributed to medical progress since 1840. The accomplishments of over 100 homeopaths form the organizing structure of the book -- many of whom have been lost to history. The text describes the ways in which homeopaths have influenced medical practice, research and public health, as well as the seminal effect of homeopaths in the emergence of today's medical specialties and in social reform, thus providing insights to healthcare professionals, researchers, students and medical historians"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Samuel Hahnemann: Rebarbative Genius -- 3. Women, Reform, and Medical Leadership -- 4. The Homeopathic Scalpel: Contributions to Surgery from the World of Homeopathy -- 5. Homeopaths and the Dawning of Anesthesiology -- 6. Homeopathy and the Mind: From Alienists to Neuroscientists -- 7. Public Health -- 8. The Early Days of Radiation: Homeopathic Shadows -- 9. Heartbeat, Heart Failure, and Homeopathy -- 10. Allergy and Allergic Disorders: Homeopathic Leaders -- 11. Academic Homeopaths Reinvented -- 12. Oncology -- 13. Other Stars in the Sky -- 14. Congress, Parliament, Presidents, and Monarchs -- 15. Bioethics and the Contributions of Otto Guttentag -- 16. Less Is More: Finding the Right Dose -- 17. A Homeopathic Rogues' Gallery -- 18. Concluding Thoughts.
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Human subjects research after the Holocaust

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Sheldon Rubenfeld, Susan Benedict, editors ; foreword by Arthur L. Caplan. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2014.
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'An engaging, compelling and disturbing confrontation with evil...abook that will be transformative in its call for individual and collective moral responsibility." - Michael A. Grodin, M.D., Professor and Director, Project on Medicine and the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Boston University. Human Subjects Research after the Holocaust challenges you to confront the misguided medical ethics of the Third Reich personally, and to apply the lessons learned to contemporary human …
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Rubenfeld, Sheldon
Benedict, Susan
Responsibility
Sheldon Rubenfeld, Susan Benedict, editors ; foreword by Arthur L. Caplan
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 308 pages)
ISBN
9783319057026 (electronic bk.)
9783319057019
Subjects (MeSH)
Bioethics
Ethics, Medical
Ethical Review
Human Experimentation - ethics
National Socialism - history
Nontherapeutic Human Experimentation - history
Research Subjects
Subjects (LCSH)
Human experimentation in medicine - Moral and ethical aspects
Human experimentation in medicine - Germany - History - 20th century
Theory of Medicine/Bioethics
History of Science
History of Medicine
Human Rights
Abstract
'An engaging, compelling and disturbing confrontation with evil...abook that will be transformative in its call for individual and collective moral responsibility." - Michael A. Grodin, M.D., Professor and Director, Project on Medicine and the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Boston University. Human Subjects Research after the Holocaust challenges you to confront the misguided medical ethics of the Third Reich personally, and to apply the lessons learned to contemporary human subjects research. While it is comforting to believe that Nazi physicians, nurses, and bioscientists were either incompetent, mad, or few in number, they were, in fact, the best in the world at the time, and the vast majority participated in the government program of 'applied biology.' They were not coerced to behave as they did-they enthusiastically exploited widely accepted eugenic theories to design horrendous medical experiments, gas chambers and euthanasia programs, which ultimately led to mass murder in the concentration camps. Americans provided financial support for their research, modeled their medical education and research after the Germans, and continued to perform unethical human subjects research even after the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial. The German Medical Association apologized in 2012 for the behavior of its physicians during the Third Reich. By examining the medical crimes of human subjects researchers during the Third Reich, you will naturally examine your own behavior and that of your colleagues, and perhaps ask yourself "If the best physicians and bioscientists of the early 20th century could do evil while believing they were doing good, can I be certain that I will never do the same?" Presents relatively unknown aspects of human subjects research during the Third Reich Reveals surprising relationships between German and American human subjects research Dispels myths about Nazi human subjects research Compels introspection and self-examination by today's medical and research practitioners Addresses contemporary bioethical issues affecting vulnerable populations Brings together experts in the history of medicine during the Third Reich and thoughtful new voices.
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Introduction: How Did It Go So Wrong? -- Twin Experiments at Auschwitz: A First-Person Account -- Eugenics and Racial Hygiene: Applied Research Strategies before, during, and after National Socialism -- Medical Ethics and Medical Research on Human Beings in National Socialism -- Sulfonamide Experiments on Prisoners in Nazi Concentration Camps: Coherent Scientific Rationality Combined with Complete Disregard of Humanity -- Stages of Transgression: Anatomical Research in National Socialism -- Nurses and Human Subjects Research during the Third Reich and Now -- Involuntary Abortion and Coercive Research on Pregnant Forced Laborers in National Socialism -- Abusive Medical Practices on "Euthanasia" Victims in Austria during and after World War II -- Medical Research and National Socialist Euthanasia: Carl Schneider and the Heidelberg Research Children from 1942 until 1945 -- Victims of Human Experiments and Coercive Research under National Socialism: Gender and Racial Aspects -- The White Rose: Resisting National Socialism, with an Introduction by Susan Benedict -- The Origins and Impact of the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial -- In the Shadow of Nuremberg: Unlearned Lessons from the Medical Trial -- The Ethics of Medical Experiments: Have We Learned the Lessons of Tuskegee and the Holocaust? -- Human Subjects Research during and after the Holocaust: Typhus Vaccine Development and the Legacy of Gerhard Rose -- Ethics in Space Medicine: Holocaust Beginnings, the Present, and the Future -- Reproduction Then and Now: Learning from the Past -- Promoting Clinical Research and Avoiding Bad Medicine: A Clinical Research Curriculum -- The Psychophysiology of Attribution: Why Appreciative Respect Can Keep Us Safe -- Confronting Medicine during the Nazi Period: Autobiographical Reflections -- Teaching the Holocaust to Medical Students: A Reflection on Pedagogy and Medical Ethics -- No Exceptions, No Excuses: A Testimonial.
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The Wondrous Story of Anesthesia

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Edmond I Eger II, Lawrence J. Saidman, Rod N. Westhorpe, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2014.
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Edited and written by an international "who's who" of more than 100 authors, including anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, bench scientists, a surgeon, and representatives of industry, this text provides a comprehensive history of anesthesia, unique in its focus on the people and events that shaped the specialty around the world, particularly during the past 70 years when anesthesia emerged from empiricism and developed into a science-based practice.
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Eger II, Edmond I
Saidman, Lawrence J
Westhorpe, Rod N
Responsibility
Edmond I Eger II, Lawrence J. Saidman, Rod N. Westhorpe, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 944 p.)
ISBN
9781461484417
9781461484400 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesia - history
History of Medicine
Abstract
Edited and written by an international "who's who" of more than 100 authors, including anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, bench scientists, a surgeon, and representatives of industry, this text provides a comprehensive history of anesthesia, unique in its focus on the people and events that shaped the specialty around the world, particularly during the past 70 years when anesthesia emerged from empiricism and developed into a science-based practice.
Contents
Part I. The Woven Story of Anesthesia: Eras, Exemplars, and Looking Forward -- 1. History to 1798 -- 2. The Half Century Before Ether Day -- 3. 1844-1846: The Discovery and Demonstration of Anesthesia -- 4. 1846-1860: Following the Discovery of Anesthesia -- 5. 1860-1910: The Specialty of Anesthesia Develops Slowly -- 6. 1910-1950: Anesthesia Before, During, and After Two World Wars -- 7. History Reflected in the Evolving Approaches to Anesthesia for a Patient Undergoing Cholecystectomy -- 8. Major Anesthetic Themes in the 1950s -- 9. Major Anesthetic Themes in the 1960s -- 10. Major Anesthetic Themes in the 1970s -- 11. Major Anesthetic Themes in the 1980s -- 12. Significant Developments in the 1990s -- 13. Major Anesthesia-Related Events in the 2000s and Beyond -- 14.áPredicting the Future -- Part II. Individual Stories -- 15. Surgery Before and After the Discovery of Anesthesia -- 16. A History of Women in American Anesthesiology -- 17. Anesthesia, Anesthesiologists, and Modern Medical Ethics -- 18. A History of Drug Addiction in Anesthesia -- 19. The American Society of Anesthesiologists' Contributions to the Development of Anesthesiology -- 20. The Role of the International Anesthesia Research Society in the History of Anesthesia -- 21. Establishment of Anesthesia Certification and the ABA -- 22. The Evolution of Nurse Anesthesia in the United States -- 23. A History of Veterinary Anesthesia -- 24. The History of Anaesthesia in Australia and New Zealand -- 25. History of Canadian Anesthesia -- 26. The History of Anesthesia in Mexico, the Caribbean Islands and Central America -- 27. A History of Anesthesia in China -- 28. Aspects of the Development of Anesthesia in France -- 29. The Development of Anaesthesiology in German-Speaking Countries -- 30. The Evolution of Anaesthesia in the British Isles -- 31. The History of Anesthesia in Japan -- 32. A History of Nordic Anesthesia -- 33. A History of Anesthesia in South America -- 34. A History of Anaesthesia Journals -- 35. A History of the American Board of Anesthesiology Certifying Examinations -- 36. Development of the Certification Examination by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (1933-2012) -- 37. The Development of Education in Anesthesia in the United States -- 38. Evolution of Education in Anesthesia in Europe -- 39. A History of Research in Anesthesia -- 40. Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Modeling in Anesthesia -- 41. A Brief History of the Patient Safety Movement in Anaesthesia -- 42. Where and How Does the Anesthetic Process Help or Hurt Patients Independent of Producing Anesthesia? -- 43. The History of Outcomes Research in Anesthesia -- 44. A History of Pharmacogenomics Related to Anesthesiology -- 45. The Unfolding Story of How General Anesthetics Act -- 46. A History of Inhaled Anesthetics -- 47. A History of Intravenous Anesthesia -- 48. The History of Opioid Use in Anesthetic Delivery -- 49. The Evolution of Premedication -- 50. A History of Neuromuscular Block and Its Antagonism -- 51. The Development of Local Anesthetics -- 52. Anesthesia Machines and Breathing Systems: An Evolutionary Success Story -- 53. The Development of the Copper Kettle with Comments on Vaporizers that Preceded and Followed -- 54. The Development of Techniques for Airway Management -- 55. History of Respiratory Gas Monitoring in Anesthesia -- 56. The Story of Artificial Ventilation -- 57. From Copenhagen to Critical Care -- 58. A History of Intensive Care Medicine -- 59. The Development of Ambulatory and Office-Based Anesthesia -- 60. The Anesthesiologist and Pain: a Historical Memoir -- 61. A History of Cardiac Anesthesiology -- 62. A History of Pain Relief During Childbirth -- 63. A History of Regional Anesthesia -- 64. A History of Neuroanesthesia -- 65. Pediatric Anesthesia -- 66. Some Examples of Industry Contributions to the History of Anesthesia -- 67. The History of the Anesthetist as a Perioperative Physician.
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Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard : The Biography of a Tormented Genius

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Louis-Cyril Celestin. --Cham: Springer , c2014.
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Genius and dilettantism often go hand in hand. Nowhere is this truer than in the life of Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard, the bilingual physician and neurologist who succeeded Claude Bernard as the Chair of Experimental Medicine at the College de France in Paris after having practiced in Paris, London and in the USA, especially in Harvard. For most men, making one discovery of global importance would have sufficed to satisfy their curiosity and self-image. Not so Brown-Séquard. His explanation of…
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Celestin, Louis-Cyril
Responsibility
Louis-Cyril Celestin
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 281 p. : 13 illus., 1 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319030203
9783319030197 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
History of Medicine
Neurology - history
PersonalSubject
Brown-Séquard, Charles-Edouard, 1817-1894
Abstract
Genius and dilettantism often go hand in hand. Nowhere is this truer than in the life of Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard, the bilingual physician and neurologist who succeeded Claude Bernard as the Chair of Experimental Medicine at the College de France in Paris after having practiced in Paris, London and in the USA, especially in Harvard. For most men, making one discovery of global importance would have sufficed to satisfy their curiosity and self-image. Not so Brown-Séquard. His explanation of the neurological disparity following the hemi-section of the spinal cord was a unique achievement that added his name to the syndrome and made him immortal. Yet, the demons of his mind tormented him in his endless search for medical truths and drove him to explore other phenomena, seeking to explain and remedy them. This unique biography shows for the first time the conflict between his professional and personal life, and should appeal to all students of medical history and psychology.
Contents
Physiology in the Nineteenth Century -- The Birthplace -- The Forebears -- The Formative Years: 1817-1837 -- The Medical Student: 1838-1846 -- The Lone Experimenter: 1846-1851 -- The Visitor to America: 1852-1853 -- The Cholera Physician: 1854 -- The Richmond Professor: 1854-1855 -- The Paris Practitioner: 1856-1857 -- The Itinerant Lecturer: 1856-1859 -- The London Consultant Neurologist: 1860-1864 -- The Harvard Professor: 1864-1867 -- The Paris Course Lecturer: 1869-1872 -- The New York Practitioner: 1872-1874 -- The Indigent Physician: 1874-1877 -- The College de France Professor: 1878-1894 -- The Father of Hormonal Therapy: 1889-1893 -- The Last Years: 1892-1894.
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A History of Self-Harm in Britain : A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing

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Chris Millard. --London: Palgrave Macmillan , c2015.
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This book is open access under a CC BY license and charts the rise and fall of various self-harming behaviours in twentieth-century Britain. It puts self-cutting and overdosing into historical perspective, linking them to the huge changes that occur in mental and physical healthcare, social work and wider politics.
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Millard, Chris
Responsibility
Chris Millard
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 268 p.)
Series Title
Mental health in historical perspective
ISBN
9781137529626
9781137547736 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Self-Injurious Behavior - history
Health Policy - history
History of Medicine
Sociological Factors
Other Subjects
Great Britain
Specialty
History of Medicine
Psychiatry
Abstract
This book is open access under a CC BY license and charts the rise and fall of various self-harming behaviours in twentieth-century Britain. It puts self-cutting and overdosing into historical perspective, linking them to the huge changes that occur in mental and physical healthcare, social work and wider politics.
Contents
Introduction: Self-Harm from Social Setting to Neurobiology -- 1. Early Twentieth-Century Self-Harm: Cut Throats, General and Mental Medicine -- 2. Communicative Self-Harm: War, NHS and Social Work -- 3. Self-Harm Becomes Epidemic: Mental Health (1959) and Suicide (1961) Acts -- 4. Self-Harm as a Result of Domestic Distress -- 5. Self-Harm as Self-Cutting: Inpatients and Internal Tension -- Conclusion: The Politics of Self-Harm: Social Setting and Self-Regulation.
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On the Shoulders of Medicine's Giants : What Today's Clinicians Can Learn from Yesterday's Wisdom

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Robert B. Taylor. --New York, NY: Springer , c2015.
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Medical history offers us many wise thoughts, a few misguided notions, and a host of intriguing back-stories. On the Shoulders of Medicine's Giants presents a selection of these, and tells how the words of medicine's "giants"--such as Hippocrates, Sir William Osler, Francis Weld Peabody, and Elizabeth Kubler-Ross--are relevant to medical science and practice in the 21st century. Which physician was the inspiration for the fictional character Sherlock Holmes, and what did he identify as the real…
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Taylor, Robert B
Responsibility
Robert B. Taylor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 251 p. : 100 illus., 48 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781493913350
9781493913343 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethics, Medical
History of Medicine
Philosophy, Medical - history
Physicians - history
Abstract
Medical history offers us many wise thoughts, a few misguided notions, and a host of intriguing back-stories. On the Shoulders of Medicine's Giants presents a selection of these, and tells how the words of medicine's "giants"--such as Hippocrates, Sir William Osler, Francis Weld Peabody, and Elizabeth Kubler-Ross--are relevant to medical science and practice in the 21st century. Which physician was the inspiration for the fictional character Sherlock Holmes, and what did he identify as the real essential factor in all successful medical diagnoses? What did Sigmund Freud describe as his "tyrant" and what might this mean for doctors today? Do you know the attributed source of the well-known aphorism about horses and zebras, and what we believe this physician actually said? This book answers these questions and more, while also providing fascinating tales about each individual quoted. On the Shoulders of Medicine's Giants is recommended for practicing physicians, students, and residents, as well as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and anyone involved in patient care who wants to understand the historical and epistemological foundations of what we do each day in practice. Robert B. Taylor, MD is the author and editor of more than 30 medical books and several hundred published articles, as well as a veteran of rural private practice and chairmanship of a major medical school department.
Contents
The Profession and Professionalism -- Being a Physician -- The Art and Science of Doctoring -- Health, Disease, Illness, and Death -- Disease Detection and Diagnosis -- Therapy and Healing -- Learning and Teaching Medicine -- Medical Experience, Knowledge, and Wisdom -- Errors, Uncertainty, and Ethical Issues -- Current Issues and Future Practice.
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Sleep Medicine : A Comprehensive Guide to Its Development, Clinical Milestones, and Advances in Treatment

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Sudhansu Chokroverty, Michel Billiard, editors. (1st ed.) --New York, NY: Springer , c2015.
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This comprehensive volume provides a balanced and easily readable account of the rise of modern sleep medicine, its history and developmental milestones. Authored by an international group of experts, the remarkable progress and fascinating evolution from rudimentary concepts of the ancient prehistoric and early classical periods to our contemporary knowledge are covered in detail. These examples and their relationship to modern therapies offer neurologists, psychiatrists, respiratory specialis…
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Chokroverty, Sudhansu
Billiard, Michel
Responsibility
Sudhansu Chokroverty, Michel Billiard, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 584 p. : 98 illus., 47 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781493920891
9781493920884 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Sleep Medicine Specialty
Sleep Medicine Specialty - history
Sleep Wake Disorders
Sleep
History of Medicine
Abstract
This comprehensive volume provides a balanced and easily readable account of the rise of modern sleep medicine, its history and developmental milestones. Authored by an international group of experts, the remarkable progress and fascinating evolution from rudimentary concepts of the ancient prehistoric and early classical periods to our contemporary knowledge are covered in detail. These examples and their relationship to modern therapies offer neurologists, psychiatrists, respiratory specialists, clinicians, researchers and those interested in sleep medicine an important perspective to the origins of current practice.
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Evolution of Sleep Medicine by Historical Periods -- Sleep in Ancient Egypt -- Sleep Medicine in the Arab Islamic Civilization -- Sleep Medicine in Ancient and Traditional India -- Sleep Medicine in Ancient and Traditional China -- Sleep in the Biblical Period -- Sleep in the New Testament -- The Greco-Roman Period -- The Aztec, Maya, and Inca Civilizations -- Part II. Sleep Medicine from the Medieval Period to the 19th Century -- Sleep Medicine in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance -- Sleep in the 17th and 18th Centuries -- Part III. The Early Evolution of Modern Sleep Medicine -- The Evolution of Sleep Medicine in the 19th and the Early 20th Century -- The History of Polysomnography: Tool of Scientific Discovery -- Part IV. Sleep Medicine Societies, Professional Societies, and Journals -- A History Behind the Development of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Societies -- Development of Sleep Medicine in Europe -- Evolution of Sleep Medicine in Japan -- History of Japanese Clinical Sleep Medicine -- Sleep Medicine around the World (Beyond North American and European Continents) -- Part V. Sleep Disorders in Historic Diseases -- Cholera -- Encephalities Lethargica -- African Sleeping Sickness -- Sleep and HIV Disease -- Part VI. Historical Milestones of Individual Sleep Disorders -- Evolution of the Classification of Sleep Disorders -- History of Epidemiological Research in Sleep Medicine -- The Insomnias: Historical Evolution -- Part VII. Neurological Sleep Disorders -- Narcolepsy-Cataplexy Syndrome and Symptomatic Hypersomnia -- Idiopathic Hypersomnia -- Kleine-Levin Syndrome -- Movement Disorders in Sleep -- History of Restless Legs Syndrome, Recently Named Willis-Ekbom Disease -- Sleep and Stroke -- Sleep in Neurodegenerative Diseases -- Sleep, Cognitive Dysfunction, and Dementia -- Fatal Familial Insomnia and Agrypnia Excitata: Insights into Human Prion Disease Genetics and the Anatomo-Physiology of Wake and Sleep Behaviours -- Epilepsy and Sleep -- Sleep Disorders after Traumatic Brain Injury: Milestones in Perspective -- Headache Syndromes and Sleep -- Part VIII. Psychiatric and Psychological Sleep Disorders -- Depression -- Schizophrenia and Psychosis -- Bipolar Disorder -- Part IX. Respiratory Diseases -- A Short History of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome -- Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome: A Short History -- Restrictive and Obstructive Lung Diseases and Sleep Disorders -- NREM Arousal Parasomnias -- REM Sleep Behavior Disorder -- Chronobiology and Sleep -- Part X. Medical Disorders and Sleep -- Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Dysfunction -- Nonrestorative Sleep, Musculoskeletal Pain, Fatigue in Rheumatic Disorders and Allied Syndromes: A Historical Perspective -- Sleep and Pain: Milestones and Advances from Research -- Endocrine-Metabolic Disorders and Sleep Medicine -- The Gut and Sleep -- Impotence and Erectile Problems in Sleep Medicine -- Women's Health and Sleep Disorders -- Part XI. Miscellaneous Important Aspects -- The Emergence of Pediatric Sleep Medicine -- Sleep Disorders, Cognition, Accidents, and Performance -- Sleep Deprivation: Societal Impact and Long Term Consequences -- Sleep Models -- Part XII. Evolution of Treatment and Investigative Approaches in Sleep Medicine -- A History of Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Insomnia -- The Pharmacological Treatment of Sleep Disorders -- Psychological Treatment of Insomnia: The Evolution of Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy -- Modafinil: Development and Use of the Compound -- Phylogeny in Sleep Medicine -- Gamma-Hyroxybutyrate (Sodium Oxybate): From the Initial Synthesis to the Treatment of Narcolepsy Cataplexy and Beyond -- Development and Impact of Brain Imaging Techniques.
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Pioneers in Plastic Surgery

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David Tolhurst. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This book is a collection of short accounts of the lives and works of surgeons who began to use techniques in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that were to form the basis of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery and give rise to the specialty of plastic surgery. Descriptions of the intricate and novel surgical operations undertaken by these pioneers are included, but the emphasis is above all on stories of widely varying and fascinating characters, from the strange or eccentric, such as Hip…
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Tolhurst, David
Responsibility
David Tolhurst
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 109 p. : 17 illus., 2 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319195391
9783319195384 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
History of Medicine
Surgeons
Surgery, Plastic - history
Abstract
This book is a collection of short accounts of the lives and works of surgeons who began to use techniques in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that were to form the basis of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery and give rise to the specialty of plastic surgery. Descriptions of the intricate and novel surgical operations undertaken by these pioneers are included, but the emphasis is above all on stories of widely varying and fascinating characters, from the strange or eccentric, such as Hippolyte Morestin, to the serious or ambitious and a few, such as the Dutchman Johannes Esser and the legendary Sir Harold Gillies, who were accomplished in other fields, including business, sport, and art. It is related how the two World Wars played a key role in the development of new techniques, and how the endeavors of the pioneers were sometimes rejected by obstructive or abusive colleagues, impacting on careers and reputations. Pioneers in Plastic Surgery will appeal to all with an interest in the history of the discipline and the figures who shaped its birth and growth.
Contents
1. Pre-nineteenth-Century Surgery -- Nineteenth-Century Surgery -- 3. Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach (1792–1847) -- 4. Sir William Ferguson (1808–1877) -- 5. Twentieth-Century Surgery -- 6. Robert Abbe (1851–1928) -- 7. Jacques Joseph (1865–1934) -- 8. Otto Lanz (1865–1935) -- 9. Erich Lexer (1867–1937) -- 10. Hippolyte Morestin (1869–1919) -- 11. Vilray P. Blair (1811–1955) -- 12. John Staige Davis (1872–1946) -- 13. Johannes Fredericus Samuel Esser (1877–1946) -- 14. Frantisek Burian (1881–1965) -- 15. Sir Harold Delf Gillies (1882–1960) -- 16. Thomas Pomfret Kilner (1890–1964) -- 17. Gustavo Sanvenero-Rosselli (1897–1974) -- 18. Sir Archibald Hector McIndoe (1900–1960) -- 19. Rainsford Mowlem (1902–1986) -- Epilogue.
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Wombs with a View : Illustrations of the Gravid Uterus from the Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century

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Lawrence D. Longo, Lawrence P. Reynolds. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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The volume provides an archive of some of the most beautiful illustrations ever made of the gravid uterus with fetus and placenta, which will serve future generations of investigators, educators, and students of reproduction. The approximately two hundred figures from over one hundred volumes included are from the late fifteenth through the nineteenth century. For each author whose work is depicted in this volume, we have used the first edition or first illustrated edition. In the commentary, e…
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Longo, Lawrence D
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Reynolds, Lawrence P
Responsibility
Lawrence D. Longo, Lawrence P. Reynolds
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 380 p. : 230 illus., 64 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319235677
9783319235660 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Fetus
History of Medicine
Medical Illustration - history
Medicine in Literature
Pregnancy
Reproductive Medicine - history
Uterus
Abstract
The volume provides an archive of some of the most beautiful illustrations ever made of the gravid uterus with fetus and placenta, which will serve future generations of investigators, educators, and students of reproduction. The approximately two hundred figures from over one hundred volumes included are from the late fifteenth through the nineteenth century. For each author whose work is depicted in this volume, we have used the first edition or first illustrated edition. In the commentary, each volume and illustration is placed in its historical perspective, noting both the significance of that image, but also some background on the life and work of the author. For most of the works cited, there are additional references for the reader who may wish to explore these in greater depth. This volume is a unique collection not only of these historical images, but also their place in the development of scientific study.
Contents
Introduction -- The Fetus in Utero including Twins and the Placenta -- Midwives and Midwifery -- Fertilization and Embryology -- Teratology: Monsters and Prodigies.
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Pictorial Works
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Simulation in Healthcare Education : An Extensive History

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Harry Owen. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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Simulation in healthcare education has a long history, yet in many ways, we have been reinventing the wheel during the last 25 years. Historically, simulators have been much more than simple models, and we can still learn from aspects of simulation used hundreds of years ago. This book gives a narrative history of the development of simulators from the early 1700s to the middle of the 20th century when simulation in healthcare appeared to all but die out. It is organized around the development …
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Owen, Harry
Responsibility
Harry Owen
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 456 p. : 251 illus., 151 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319265773
9783319265759 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Education, Medical - methods
History of Medicine
Manikins
Simulation Training - history
Abstract
Simulation in healthcare education has a long history, yet in many ways, we have been reinventing the wheel during the last 25 years. Historically, simulators have been much more than simple models, and we can still learn from aspects of simulation used hundreds of years ago. This book gives a narrative history of the development of simulators from the early 1700s to the middle of the 20th century when simulation in healthcare appeared to all but die out. It is organized around the development of simulation in different countries and includes at the end a guide to simulators in museums and private collections throughout the world. The aim is to increase understanding of simulation in the professional education of healthcare providers by exploring the historical context of simulators that were developed in the past, what they looked like, how they were used, and examples of simulator use that led to significant harm and an erosion of standards. The book is addressed to the healthcare simulation community and historians of medicine. The latter in particular will appreciate the identification and use of historic sources written in Latin, German, Italian, French, Polish and Spanish as well as English.
Contents
1 Introduction -- Part I -- 2 Early Examples of Simulation in Training and Healthcare -- 3 Simulation in Medical Science -- Part II -- 4 Simulation in Obstetrics and Midwifery -- Part III -- 5 Simulators and Teaching Aids Used in Teaching Medicine -- 6 Simulation in Surgery -- 7 Simulation in Oto-, Rhino-, and Laryngology -- 8 Simulation in the Treatment of Eye Disorders -- 9 Simulation in Nursing -- 10 Simulation and Teaching in Resuscitation and Trauma Management -- 11 Simulation in Dentistry and Dental Hygiene -- Index.
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A History of Radionuclide Studies in the UK : 50th Anniversary of the British Nuclear Medicine Society

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Ralph McCready, Gopinath Gnanasegaran, Jamshed B. Bomanji, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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The British Nuclear Medicine Society celebrates its 50th Anniversary with this booklet, which reflects the research of many of the pioneers in the use of radionuclides for the diagnosis and therapy of human disease. Since 1949 there have been remarkable advances in radionuclide techniques and imaging equipment: from the first devices "home-made" in the many physics departments throughout the UK, to the sophisticated multimodality imagers now in everyday use in Nuclear Medicine. The BNMS has bee…
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McCready, Ralph
Gnanasegaran, Gopinath
Bomanji, Jamshed B
Responsibility
Ralph McCready, Gopinath Gnanasegaran, Jamshed B. Bomanji, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 152 p. : 74 illus., 57 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319286242
9783319286235 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
History of Medicine
Nuclear Medicine - history
Radioisotopes - history
Societies, Medical - history
Other Subjects
British Nuclear Medicine Society
Other Subjects
United Kingdom
Specialty
History of Medicine
Radiology
Abstract
The British Nuclear Medicine Society celebrates its 50th Anniversary with this booklet, which reflects the research of many of the pioneers in the use of radionuclides for the diagnosis and therapy of human disease. Since 1949 there have been remarkable advances in radionuclide techniques and imaging equipment: from the first devices "home-made" in the many physics departments throughout the UK, to the sophisticated multimodality imagers now in everyday use in Nuclear Medicine. The BNMS has been instrumental in promoting the use of radionuclide techniques in the investigation of pathology by supporting and providing education, research and guidelines on the optimum use of radiation to help patients. The future of Nuclear Medicine is bright, thanks to improved imaging resolution, new radiopharmaceuticals, and new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and procedures.
Contents
1. History of the BNMS 1966–2016 -- 2. A History of Nuclear Medicine in the UK -- 3. The Evolution of Training in Nuclear Medicine in the UK -- 4. A Technologists Viewpoint -- 5. Evolution of Nuclear Medicine Physics in the UK -- 6. The Institute of Nuclear Medicine London -- 7. A History of Nuclear Medicine in the UK Radionuclide Investigation of the Brain -- 8. A History of Nuclear Cardiology in the UK -- 9. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Paediatric Nuclear Medicine in the UK -- 10. Renal Radionuclide Studies -- 11. St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Medical School: Department of Nuclear Medicine -- 12. Nuclear Medicine at the Hammersmith Hospital -- 13. Nuclear Medicine in Nottingham: Antibodies, Gamma Probes and Drug Delivery -- 14. The Introduction and Development of Clinical PET in the United Kingdom -- 15. Bone Radionuclide Imaging, Quantitation and Bone Densitometry -- 16. Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine in the UK -- 17. Hospital Radiopharmacy in the UK -- 18. Development of Computers in Nuclear Medicine -- 19. The Future Direction of Radiopharmaceutical Development -- 20. A Personal Reflection.
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White Coat Tales : Medicine's Heroes, Heritage, and Misadventures

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Robert B Taylor. (2nd ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This new edition of White Coat Tales presents intriguing stories that give historical context to what we do in medicine today--the body's "holy bone" and how it got its name, a surprising reason why gout seemed to be so prevalent several centuries ago, and the therapeutic misadventure that shortened the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. In addition to many new tales, this revised edition contains 128 illustrations, such as images of Baron von Münchhausen aloft with cannonballs and Vincent van Gogh's p…
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Taylor, Robert B
Responsibility
Robert B Taylor
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxix, 328 p. : 129 illus., 91 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319290553
9783319290539 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
History of Medicine
Abstract
This new edition of White Coat Tales presents intriguing stories that give historical context to what we do in medicine today--the body's "holy bone" and how it got its name, a surprising reason why gout seemed to be so prevalent several centuries ago, and the therapeutic misadventure that shortened the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. In addition to many new tales, this revised edition contains 128 illustrations, such as images of Baron von Münchhausen aloft with cannonballs and Vincent van Gogh's portrait of his doctor showing a clue to the painter's health. Read about legendary medical innovators, diseases that changed history, illnesses of famous persons, and some epic blunders of physicians and scientists. The author is Robert B. Taylor, MD, Emeritus Professor, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, and Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Taylor is the author and editor of more than 33 medical books.
Contents
Part One: Heroes, Diseases and Remedies -- Heroes in Medical History -- Diseases that Shaped History -- Drugs and Other Remedies -- Part Two: The Heritage and Culture of Medicine -- Medical Words and Phrases -- Whose Syndrome? Stories of Medical Eponyms -- Medical Abbreviations, Acronyms, Euphemisms, Jargon and Slang -- Medical Aphorisms -- Memorable Medical Quotations -- Part Three: Clinical Notes and Medical Misadventures -- Famous Persons as Patients -- Short Tales of Serendipity, Curiosities, Medical Trivia, Authorship and Speculation -- Medical Myths, Misinformation, Blunders and Wrongdoing -- Now and Future Practice.
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