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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
Other Authors
Schüttler, J
Responsibility
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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130 Years of Medicine in Hong Kong : From the College of Medicine for Chinese to the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

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Frank Ching. --Singapore: Springer , c2018.
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This book reviews the medical history of Hong Kong, beginning with its birth as a British colony. It introduces the origins of Hong Kong's medical education, which began in 1887 when the London Missionary Society set up the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese. When the University of Hong Kong was established in 1911, the College became its medical faculty. The faculty has gained distinction over the years for innovative surgical techniques, for discovering the SARS virus and for its contr…
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Ching, Frank
Responsibility
Frank Ching
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 509 p.) : 132 illus., 86 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811063169
9789811063152 (print ed.)
9789811063176 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Education, Medical - history
Schools, Medical - history
Other Subjects
Hong Kong
Specialty
History of Medicine
Abstract
This book reviews the medical history of Hong Kong, beginning with its birth as a British colony. It introduces the origins of Hong Kong's medical education, which began in 1887 when the London Missionary Society set up the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese. When the University of Hong Kong was established in 1911, the College became its medical faculty. The faculty has gained distinction over the years for innovative surgical techniques, for discovering the SARS virus and for its contribution to advances in medical and health sciences. This book is meant for general readers as well as medical practitioners. It is a work for anyone interested in Hong Kong or in medical education.
Contents
1. Prologue -- 2. Missionaries: And a Hospital -- 3. The College of Medicine for Chinese: The Early Years -- 4. The Bubonic Plague: And a Degree of Recognition -- 5. Metamorphosis -- 6. A Brave New World -- 7. War: The University in Suspended Animation -- 8. After the Re-establishment -- 9. A.J.S. McFadzean: The Department of Medicine Steps Up -- 10. The Hong Kong Operation -- 11. Taking Hong Kong Surgery to the World -- 12. Faculty Evolves into Regional Medical Education Hub -- 13. Preparing for the Handover -- 14. Bird Flu, SARS and Beyond -- 15. The Naming of the Faculty -- 16. The Faculty Spreads Its Wings.
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Academic Theories of Generation in the Renaissance : The Contemporaries and Successors of Jean Fernel (1497-1558)

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Linda Deer Richardson ; Benjamin Goldberg, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This volume deals with philosophically grounded theories of animal generation as found in two different traditions: one, deriving primarily from Aristotelian natural philosophy and specifically from his Generation of Animals; and another, deriving from two related medical traditions, the Hippocratic and the Galenic. The book contains a classification and critique of works that touch on the history of embryology and animal generation written before 1980. It also contains translations of key sect…
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Deer Richardson, Linda
Other Authors
Goldberg, Benjamin
Responsibility
Linda Deer Richardson ; Benjamin Goldberg, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxi, 301 p.) : 11 illus
Series Vol.
v. 22
Series Title
History, philosophy and theory of the life sciences
ISBN
9783319693361
9783319693347 (print ed.)
9783319693354 (print ed.)
9783319887579 (print ed.)
ISSN
2211-1948
Subjects (MeSH)
History, 16th Century
History of Medicine
Philosophy, Medical - history
Reproduction
PersonalSubject
Fernel, Jean, 1497-1558
Specialty
History of Medicine
Reproductive Medicine
Notes
Reproduction of: Academic theories of generation in the Renaissance / Linda Allen Deer, 1980.
Abstract
This volume deals with philosophically grounded theories of animal generation as found in two different traditions: one, deriving primarily from Aristotelian natural philosophy and specifically from his Generation of Animals; and another, deriving from two related medical traditions, the Hippocratic and the Galenic. The book contains a classification and critique of works that touch on the history of embryology and animal generation written before 1980. It also contains translations of key sections of the works on which it is focused. It looks at two different scholarly communities: the physicians (medici) and philosophers (philosophi), that share a set of textual resources and philosophical lineages, as well as a shared problem (explaining animal generation), but that nevertheless have different concerns and commitments. The book demonstrates how those working in these two traditions not only shared a common philosophical background in the arts curricula of the universities, but were in constant intercourse with each other. This book presents a test case of how scholarly communities differentiate themselves from each other through methods of argument, empirical investigation, and textual interpretations. It is all the more interesting because the two communities under investigation have so much in common and yet, in the end, are distinct in a number of important ways.
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The AIDS Pandemic : Searching for a Global Response

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Michael Merson, Stephen Inrig. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This ambitious book provides a comprehensive history of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Programme on AIDS (GPA), using it as a unique lens to trace the global response to the AIDS pandemic. The authors describe how WHO came initially to assume leadership of the global response, relate the strategies and approaches WHO employed over the years, and expound on the factors that led to the Programme's demise and subsequent formation of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAID…
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Merson, Michael
Other Authors
Inrig, Stephen
Responsibility
Michael Merson, Stephen Inrig
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 445 p.) : 20 illus
ISBN
9783319471334
9783319471327 (print ed.)
9783319471341 (print ed.)
9783319484310 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - epidemiology
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - prevention & control
Global Health
Pandemics - prevention & control
Program Evaluation
Other Subjects
World Health Organization
Specialty
Global Health
History of Medicine
Infectious Disease Medicine
Abstract
This ambitious book provides a comprehensive history of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Programme on AIDS (GPA), using it as a unique lens to trace the global response to the AIDS pandemic. The authors describe how WHO came initially to assume leadership of the global response, relate the strategies and approaches WHO employed over the years, and expound on the factors that led to the Programme's demise and subsequent formation of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The authors examine the global impact of this momentous transition, portray the current status of the global response to AIDS, and explore the precarious situation that WHO finds itself in today as a lead United Nations agency in global health. Several aspects of the global response—the strategies adopted, the roads taken and not taken, and the lessons learned—can provide helpful guidance to the global health community as it continues tackling the AIDS pandemic and confronts future global pandemics. Included in the coverage: The response before the global response Building and coordinating a multi-sectoral response Containing the global spread of HIV Addressing stigma, discrimination, and human rights Rethinking global AIDS governance UNAIDS: finding its place in congested waters The AIDS Pandemic will find an engaged audience among policymakers, students, faculty, journalists, researchers, and other health professionals working and interested in global health, public health, the World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS, global pandemics, the history of medicine, and global health policy. It will also interest those involved in international relations, international development, global affairs and governance, the United Nations, and NGOs.
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Global Mobilization in a Pandemic -- 1. The Response Before the Global Response -- 2. The Launch of the Control Programme on AIDS -- 3. Creating a Global Response -- 4. Assuming Global Leadership -- 5. Building and Coordinating a Multisectoral Response -- 6. Health, Human Rights, and the Global Programme on AIDS -- 7. The Resignation of Jonathan Mann -- Part II. From Mobilization to Managing in a Pandemic -- 8. The Transition -- 9. Enhancing Program Delivery -- 10. Containing the Global Spread of HIV -- 11. Supporting Research -- 12. Addressing Stigma, Discrimination, and Human Rights -- 13. Challenges and Criticisms -- 14. Growing Tensions Among United Nations Agencies -- Part III. Seeking Global Coordination in a Pandemic -- 15. Rethinking Global AIDS Governance -- 16. End of the Global Programme on AIDS and the Launch of UNAIDS -- 17. UNAIDS: Trying to Gain Traction -- 18. UNAIDS: Finding its Place in Congested Waters -- Part IV. Lessons Learned and the Future of the Global Response -- 19. Conclusion -- Appendix 1. Background on the Formation and Structure of the World Health Organization -- Appendix 2. Structure of the United Nations -- Appendix 3. Interviews -- Appendix 4. Establishment of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Timeline -- Appendix 5. World Health Organization 1993 Study of a Joint and co-sponsored United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS: Synopsis of Options at Global Level -- Appendix 6. World Health Organization 1993 Study of a Joint and co-sponsored United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS: Synopsis of Options at Country Level -- Appendix 7. United Nations Economic and Social Council Resolution 1994/24 on Joint and co-sponsored Programme on Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- Appendix 8. UNAIDS Technical Support Division of Labor, Summary and Rationale 2005: Division of Responsibility Among UNAIDS co-sponsors -- Glossary of terms.
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An introduction to the history of medicine : with medical chronology, suggestions for study and bibliographic data

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Garrison, Fielding H. (4th ed.) --Philadelphia ; London: W. B. Saunders , 1929.
Call Number
WZ 40 G23 1929
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WZ 40 G23 1929
Author
Garrison, Fielding H.
Edition
4th ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia ; London
Publisher
W. B. Saunders
Date of Publication
1929
Physical Description
996 p. : ill.
Subjects (MeSH)
History of Medicine
Notes
Title on spine: History of Medicine
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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Blacks in Medicine : Clinical, Demographic, and Socioeconomic Correlations

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Richard Allen Williams. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This socially conscious, culturally relevant book explores the little-known history and present climate of Black people in the medical field. It reveals the deficiencies in the American healthcare structure that have contributed to the mismanagement of healthcare in the Black population, and examines cross-currents that intersect with the major events in minority medical history. Illustrated across 10 expertly written chapters, this text features a longitudinal timeline with the presentation of…
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Williams, Richard Allen
Responsibility
Richard Allen Williams
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvii, 200 p.) : 146 illus., 102 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030419608
9783030419592 (Print ed.)
9783030419615 (Print ed.)
9783030419622 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
African Americans - history
History of Medicine
Race Factors
Racism
Specialty
History of Medicine
Social Sciences
Abstract
This socially conscious, culturally relevant book explores the little-known history and present climate of Black people in the medical field. It reveals the deficiencies in the American healthcare structure that have contributed to the mismanagement of healthcare in the Black population, and examines cross-currents that intersect with the major events in minority medical history. Illustrated across 10 expertly written chapters, this text features a longitudinal timeline with the presentation of evidence-based information drawn from historical, political, and clinical sources. The book begins with an analysis of diseases particularly prevalent in the Black community due to socioeconomic inequalities in available medical care. These diseases include sickle cell anemia, hypertension, heart failure, drug addiction, and HIV/AIDS. Bolstered by profiles of historically well-known Black physicians, stories of success in medical education, and the remarkable impact of Black medical organizations, subsequent chapters address the triumphs and tribulations of the Black medical professional in America. Concluding with an examination of the current health status of Black people in the United States, the book makes a case for future systemic improvements in healthcare delivery to minority communities. A unique, noteworthy reference, Blacks in Medicine: Clinical, Demographic, and Socioeconomic Correlations is written for a broad range of physicians and health providers, as well as professionals in the social sciences and public health.
Contents
1. Five Diseases That Are Devastating the African American Population -- 2. Profiles in Courage: African American Medical Pioneers in the United States—The Earliest Black Practitioners -- 3. Evolution of the Black Physician: Medical Education and Treatment Facilities for Blacks -- 4. The Impact of Black Medical Organizations on African American Health -- 5. Healthcare Reform Law (Obamacare): Update on “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” and the Persistence of Polarization on Repeal and Replace -- 6. Outstanding Black Physicians and Other Health Professionals in American History -- 7. The Importance of Trust in the Physician-Patient Relationship and in Medical Care -- 8. Current Health Status of Blacks in the United States: The Case for Future Improvement of Healthcare Delivery -- 9. The Socioeconomic Determinants of Health and Their Impact on African American Healthcare Delivery -- 10. Conclusion and Afterword.
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A century of care : a history of the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, 1887-1987

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Howell, Colin D. --Halifax, NS: Victoria General Hospital , 1988.
Call Number
WX 28 DC2.2 H2 V645 1988
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Call Number
WX 28 DC2.2 H2 V645 1988
Author
Howell, Colin D
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Victoria General Hospital
Date of Publication
1988
Physical Description
128 p.
ISBN
096934081
Subjects (MeSH)
Victoria General Hospital (Halifax, N.S.) - history
Hospitals - history - Nova Scotia
History of Medicine - Nova Scotia
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
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3 weeks use
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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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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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Chiropractic history

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Association for the History of Chiropractic
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Vol 24, 2004 -
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Association for the History of Chiropractic
Holdings
Vol 24, 2004 -
ISSN
0736-4377
Specialty
History of Medicine
Physical Therapy Specialty
Format
e-Journal
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Colonial physician & other essays, The

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Bell, Whitfield Jenks. --New York, NY: Science History Publication , 1975.
Call Number
WZ 140 AP4 B4c 1975
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WZ 140 AP4 B4c 1975
Author
Bell, Whitfield Jenks
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Science History Publication
Date of Publication
1975
Physical Description
235 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
History, 18th Century
History of Medicine
Physicians
Pennsylvania
Format
Book
Publication Type
Essays
Biography
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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The Corporatization of American Health Care : The Rise of Corporate Hegemony and the Loss of Professional Autonomy

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J. Warren Salmon, Stephen L. Thompson. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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In this book, the authors, as policy analysts, examine the overall context and dynamics of modern medicine, focusing on the changing conditions of medical practice through the lens of corporatization of medicine, physician unionization, physician strikes, and current health policy directions. Conditions affecting the American medical profession have been dramatically altered by the continuing crises of cost increases, quality concerns, and lack of access facing our population, along with the on…
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Salmon, J. Warren
Other Authors
Thompson, Stephen L.
Responsibility
J. Warren Salmon, Stephen L. Thompson
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 307 p.) : 1 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030606671
9783030606664 (Print ed.)
9783030606688 (Print ed.)
9783030606695 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care - economics
Health Policy
Health Services Administration - economics
History of Medicine
Professional Practice
Other Subjects
United States
Specialty
Health Services Administration
History of Medicine
Abstract
In this book, the authors, as policy analysts, examine the overall context and dynamics of modern medicine, focusing on the changing conditions of medical practice through the lens of corporatization of medicine, physician unionization, physician strikes, and current health policy directions. Conditions affecting the American medical profession have been dramatically altered by the continuing crises of cost increases, quality concerns, and lack of access facing our population, along with the ongoing corporatization toward bottom-line dictates. Pressures on practitioners have been intensifying with much greater scrutiny over their clinical decision-making. The Corporatization of American Health Care offers different perspectives with the hopes that physicians will unite in a new awareness and common cause to curtail excessive profit-making, renew professional altruism, restore the charitable impulse to health provider institutions, and unite with other professionals to truly raise levels of population health and the quality of health care. It is also a necessary resource for health policy analysts, healthcare administrators, health law attorneys, and other associated health professions.
Contents
1. History of the Corporatization of American Medicine: The Market Paradigm Reigns -- 2. Pharmaceuticals, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Drug Store Chains, and Pharmacy Benefit Manager/Insurer Integration -- 3. Medical Practice: From Cottage Industry to Corporate Practice -- 4. Medical Malpractice Crisis: Oversight of the Practice of Medicine -- 5. Big Data: Information Technology as Control over the Profession of Medicine -- 6. Physician Employment Status: Collective Bargaining and Strikes -- 7. Conclusion: Progressive Directions.
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NEW Springer 2021
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A Day-by-Day Chronicle of the 2013-2016 Ebola Outbreak

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Stephan Gregory Bullard. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This powerful history describes the daily progression of the Ebola outbreak that swept across West Africa and struck Europe and America from December 2013 to June 2016. A case study on a massive scale, it follows the narratives of numerous patients as well as the journey of physicians and scientists from discovery to action and from tracking to containment. The unfolding story reveals ever-shifting complexities such as the varied paths the infection took from country to country, the multiple re…
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Bullard, Stephan Gregory
Responsibility
Stephan Gregory Bullard
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 332 p.) : 5 illus
ISBN
9783319765655
9783319765648 (print ed.)
9783319765662 (print ed.)
9783030095239 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Epidemics - history
Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola - epidemiology
Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola - history
Specialty
Epidemiology
History of Medicine
Infectious Disease Medicine
Tropical Medicine
Abstract
This powerful history describes the daily progression of the Ebola outbreak that swept across West Africa and struck Europe and America from December 2013 to June 2016. A case study on a massive scale, it follows the narratives of numerous patients as well as the journey of physicians and scientists from discovery to action and from tracking to containment. The unfolding story reveals ever-shifting complexities such as the varied paths the infection took from country to country, the multiple responses of community members, and the occurrence of flare-ups when the outbreak was seemingly over. The book's finely-documented present-tense reporting records key facts, events, and observations, including: Routes of Ebola transmission, incubation, symptoms, short- and long-term effects on survivors; Early attempts to understand and contain the virus and curb practices contributing to its spread; Medical, governmental, and public responses, from local education programs to global efforts; Communication and conflict between healthcare workers and communities; Social and economic outcomes of Ebola in the affected nations. Ebola remains incurable, although a vaccine is now available. For members of the medical community, public health officials, medical historians, scholarly professionals, and interested laypeople, A Day-by-Day Chronicle of the 2013-2016 Ebola Outbreak makes starkly clear what we can learn from these events not only for future outbreaks of Ebola, but also for the emergence of as-yet unknown diseases.
Contents
Introduction -- History of Ebola -- Clinical Features of Ebola -- Phase I: Initial Outbreak Period (December 2013 - May 14, 2014) -- Phase II: Major Outbreak Period (May 15, 2014 - March 5, 2015) -- Phase III: Lingering Outbreak Period (March 6, 2015 - Jan 14, 2016) -- Outbreak Conclusion & Summary -- Appendixes.
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Epidemic encounters : influenza, society and culture in Canada, 1918-20

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Fahrni, Magda. --Vancouver, BC: UBC Press , c2012.
Call Number
WC 11 DC2 E64 2012
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WC 11 DC2 E64 2012
Author
Fahrni, Magda
Other Authors
Jones, Esyllt W
Place of Publication
Vancouver, BC
Publisher
UBC Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
290 p.
ISBN
9780774822121
Subjects (MeSH)
Epidemics - history - Canada
Influenza, Human - history - Canada
Public Health - history - Canada
History of Medicine - Canada
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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Eponyms and names in obstetrics and gynaecology

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Baskett, Thomas F. (3rd ed.) --New York, NY: Cambridge University Press , 2019.
Call Number
WQ 13 B3158 2019 REF
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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REFERENCE
Call Number
WQ 13 B3158 2019 REF
Author
Baskett, Thomas F.
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
521 p. : ill.
ISBN
9.78E+11
Subjects (MeSH)
Genital Diseases, Female
Obstetrics - history
Gynecology - history
Eponyms
History of Medicine
Format
Book
Publication Type
Biography
Dictionary
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Sub-Location
REFERENCE
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1
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Foundations of Ophthalmology : Great Insights that Established the Discipline

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Michael F. Marmor, Daniel M. Albert, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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There have been books over the years discussing the history of ophthalmology, but none that focus directly on just the most critical thinkers whose insights provided the foundation for the discipline. These men and women advanced knowledge about vision, diagnosis, disease mechanisms, and therapy through innovative thinking and perseverance against old ideas. Their stories are intriguing at a personal level and for showing the complexity of advancing medical science and, therefore, should be req…
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Marmor, Michael F
Albert, Daniel M
Responsibility
Michael F. Marmor, Daniel M. Albert, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 221 pages) : 155 illus., 55 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319596419
9783319596402 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
History of Medicine
Ophthalmology - Biography
Ophthalmology - history
Abstract
There have been books over the years discussing the history of ophthalmology, but none that focus directly on just the most critical thinkers whose insights provided the foundation for the discipline. These men and women advanced knowledge about vision, diagnosis, disease mechanisms, and therapy through innovative thinking and perseverance against old ideas. Their stories are intriguing at a personal level and for showing the complexity of advancing medical science and, therefore, should be required reading for anyone practicing ophthalmology. Foundations of Ophthalmology includes giants such as Young (the nature of color and light), Braille (a practical reading system for the blind), Helmholtz (development of the ophthalmoscope), von Graefe (defining glaucoma), Curie (discovery of radiation and the basis of radiation therapy), Gonin (demonstration how to cure retinal detachment), Ridley (serendipity that led to intraocular lenses), and Kelman (development of phacoemulsification that revolutionized cataract surgery).
Contents
1. Johannes Kepler and René Descartes: A Retinal Image is Transmitted to the Brain -- 2. Jacques Daviel and the Invention of Modern Cataract Surgery -- 3. John Dalton: the Recognition of Color Deficiency -- 4. Thomas Young and the Foundations of Light, Color, and Optics -- 5. Valentin Haüy and Louis Braille: Enabling Education for the Blind -- 6. Jan Evangelista Purkinje: Visual Physiologist -- 7. Franciscus Donders: The Management of Anomalies of Refraction -- 8. Hermann von Helmholtz: The Power of Ophthalmoscopy -- 9. Albrecht von Graefe: The Beginnings of Scientific Ophthalmology and Education -- 10. Karl Koller: The Introduction of Local Anesthesia -- 11. Allvar Gullstrand: Dioptrics of the Eye and the Slit Lamp -- 12. Marie Curie: Radiation as Medium That Can Cure -- 13. Jules Gonin: Proving the Cause and Cure of Retinal Detachment -- 14. Harold Ridley: The Development of a Plastic Implantable Lens -- 15. Arnall Patz and Norman Alston: Oxygen and Retinopathy of Prematurity -- 16. Charles Kelman: Phacoemulsification and Small Incision Cataract Surgery.
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e-Book
Location
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The fourth factor : a historical perspective on architecture and medicine

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Currie, John Michael. AIA Academy of Architecture for Health. --Washington, DC: American Institute of Architects , 2007.
Call Number
WX 140 C976f 2007
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WX 140 C976f 2007
Author
Currie, John Michael
Corporate Author
AIA Academy of Architecture for Health
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
American Institute of Architects
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
191 p.
ISBN
9781571650184
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Design and Construction - history
History of Medicine
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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From Aspirin to Viagra : Stories of the Drugs that Changed the World

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Vladimir Marko. --Cham: Springer ; published in association with Praxis Publishing , c2020.
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From Aspirin to Viagra, insulin to penicillin, and vaccines to vitamin supplements, drugs have become part of our everyday lives. This staggering global industry wasn’t born overnight; advancements in pharmaceutical science have been happening for a long while, over the course of decades and even centuries. This book tells the history of ten prominent substances and how they came to be common household names. It shows how the creation of such influential drugs often began with the right person …
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Vladimir Marko
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer ; published in association with Praxis Publishing
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 276 p.) : 3 illus.
Series
Springer Praxis books in popular science
Popular Science
Series Title
Springer Praxis books. Popular science
ISBN
9783030442866
9783030442859 (Print ed.)
9783030442873 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
History of Medicine
Pharmaceutical Preparations - history
Pharmacology - history
Specialty
History of Medicine
Pharmacology
Abstract
From Aspirin to Viagra, insulin to penicillin, and vaccines to vitamin supplements, drugs have become part of our everyday lives. This staggering global industry wasn’t born overnight; advancements in pharmaceutical science have been happening for a long while, over the course of decades and even centuries. This book tells the history of ten prominent substances and how they came to be common household names. It shows how the creation of such influential drugs often began with the right person at the exactly right—or wrong time.
Contents
1. Aspirin -- 2. Quinine -- 3. Vitamin C -- 4. Insulin -- 5. Penicillin -- 6. The Pill -- 7. Chlorpromazine -- 8. Prozac -- 9. Viagra -- 10. Vaccines -- 11. Conclusion.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Frontier Nursing in Appalachia : History, Organization and the Changing Culture of Care

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Edie West. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book provides a historical analysis of the Frontier Nursing Services in the Eastern Appalachians of the United States, as well as a review of the oral history tradition of former frontier and non-frontier nurses. The data was gathered from 2003 to 2007, and the historical part covers the years 1900 to 1970. The objective of the study presented here was to conduct interviews with former frontier and non-frontier nurses in order to better understand their family and personal relationships, a…
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West, Edie
Responsibility
Edie West
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 234 p.) : 16 illus., 10 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030200275
9783030200268 (Print ed.)
9783030200282 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care - history
Health Services Administration - history
Nursing - history
Poverty Areas
Social Medicine
Wilderness Medicine - organization & administration
Other Subjects
Appalachian Region
Specialty
History of Medicine
Nursing
Wilderness Medicine
Abstract
This book provides a historical analysis of the Frontier Nursing Services in the Eastern Appalachians of the United States, as well as a review of the oral history tradition of former frontier and non-frontier nurses. The data was gathered from 2003 to 2007, and the historical part covers the years 1900 to 1970. The objective of the study presented here was to conduct interviews with former frontier and non-frontier nurses in order to better understand their family and personal relationships, and the experiences that motivated their career choices. These interviews also give a voice to the working and middle-class women of the FNS. The emerging themes include moral inhabitability in work/education environments, the generational mix, nurse-physician and male-female relationships at the workplace, the role of technology, humanitarian versus financial rewards, and the public image of nurses. In addition, the book examines how the FNS shifted from a community/grass-roots structure to the corporate/business model of healthcare delivery employed today. In closing, it stresses the importance of explorig past nursing in order to better grasp present nursing. It also represents a testament to the professional work and vital contributions of frontier nurses.
Contents
1. Background and Introduction -- 2. Rights and Claims: Culture and Communication in Appalachia -- 3. Place and Claims: Cultural and Communication in Appalachia -- 4. Centralized Versus Decentralized Structures in Appalachia -- 5. Moral Inhabitability and Work Environments -- 6. Gender and Role Assignments in the Institutional Hierarchy -- 7. Moral Inhabitability and Educational Environments -- 8. Recruitment, Retention and Morally Inhabitable Environments -- 9. Cultural Identity, Public Image and Frontier Nursing -- 10. Conclusions.
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e-Book
Location
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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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Location
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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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Author
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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Open access
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e-Book
Location
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