By Erika Lersch
By Philip A. Mackowiak
This ebook combines secret tales with well known heritage and clinical case stories to supply expert and non-professional readers a desirable and enjoyable experience!
Postmortem examines the arguable lives and deaths of 12 recognized women and men, together with Alexander the good, King Herod, Joan of Arc, Mozart, Beethoven, and Edgar Allan Poe.
It additionally investigates the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten; the Greek statesman and basic Pericles; the Roman Emperor Claudius; Christopher Columbus; Florence Nightingale; and Booker T. Washington.
This e-book strains 3,500 years of the scientific background from the point of view of what modern physicians considered the illnesses in their popular sufferers and the way they may have taken care of them. It describes the features of the health problems in query, and brings to existence the clinical historical past, social heritage, relations heritage, and actual exam in their recognized sufferers.
Then Postmortem sifts during the scientific proof, trying out quite a lot of diagnostic theories opposed to the recognized proof and today’s top medical examine, to reach on the analysis so much in keeping with the disorder defined within the old record.
By MD Richard M. Newton
By John Tate Lanning
By Graham RV Hughes,Charles Christian
In 1983, Professor Hughes defined the $64000 situation of 'sticky blood', referred to now all over the world as Hughes syndrome – a situation which can reason migraine, stroke and reminiscence loss. In being pregnant, 'sticky blood' can result in negative fetal blood provide and being pregnant loss – lots in order that Hughes syndrome is now acknowledged because the unmarried most vital treatable reason for recurrent miscarriage – one of many significant discoveries of contemporary medicine.
In this autobiographical account, Graham Hughes sketches the constructing tale of lupus and Hughes syndrome. In doing so, he paints a perfectly evocative photo of scientific education within the twentieth century. Peppered with anecdotes of his go back and forth adventures – and misadventures – this publication portrays lifestyles as a scientific pupil and physician in an a laugh and sometimes hilarious manner.
To would-be scientific scholars, in addition to to the general public normally, this ebook is a must-read, if purely to reaffirm their religion within the humanity of the scientific profession.
By Vincent Genovese
But he additionally received one other type of notoriety to boot, approximately which there has been quite often a discreet silence within the city: he could willingly practice secure and trustworthy abortions. girls "in hassle" may well seek advice him with no disgrace or worry, and he might practice the technique speedy and successfully with out questions requested. This used to be detailed within the period ahead of Roe v. Wade, in particular within the Nineteen Twenties whilst Dr. Spencer opened his perform. hence he quickly turned a much-sought-after health practitioner, to whom medical professionals through the kingdom may refer ladies who wanted to finish their pregnancies.
Of path, many disapproved of his not-so-secret and unlawful abortion perform. regardless of the townspeople's reliance on him for his clinical services, through the years he was once blackmailed, robbed, usually kept away from in public, censured by way of the yank clinical organization, and arrested by way of the police.
This is the 1st biography of Dr. Spencer. Vincent Genovese has performed yeoman's paintings in reconstructing Dr. Spencer's lifestyles and profession by means of learning his correspondence, interviewing surviving Ashland citizens who knew him, and brushing via outdated newspaper documents. This detailed biography is a needs to learn for somebody drawn to the difficulty of abortion.
By Richard Clarke
Ulster has produced a magnificent variety of surgeons who've received world-wide renown. None has been extra celebrated, or extra deserving of a biography than Sir Ian Fraser whose lifestyles spanned virtually the total of the 20 th century. Following a brillant college occupation, Fraser's education occupied many of the inter-war years. As with so much innovatory surgeons, his occupation fairly flourished in war-time stipulations. through the moment global struggle, he was once on the leading edge of the early box trials of a drug that may profit the complete of mankind - penecillin - first, within the an important allied victory in North Africa after which in Italy. For the braveness and talent he continually confirmed in the course of in the course of those campaigns, he was once presented the prestigious carrier Order. In 1945 got here his well timed appointment to the surgical employees of the Royal Victoria clinic Belfast, during which he was once to serve with equivalent contrast until eventually his retirement in 1966. Richard Clarke's sympathetic, insightful and never uncritical biography may possibly in simple terms were written by way of an individual who was once taught by means of Fraser and who then labored along him. the end result is an engaging, and trained total view of Sir Ian Fraser, the general practitioner, the instructor, the author and, specially, the man.
By Greg McCaffrey RN MICN MICP
Watching and studying the expansion of the helicopter as an air ambulance from the early days of seat-of-your-pants flying to the attractiveness of nationwide criteria in air scientific safety.
From sensible joking to actually conserving someone’s center in his palms, the writer takes you on a whirlwind trip of the short paced global of helicopter and emergency division medication. Near-death reports, saving lives that shouldn’t were savable, and the pain of keeping anyone on your fingers as they slowly slip away.
By Michael Helquist
Equi self-studied her method right into a San Francisco clinical college after which got her license in Portland to turn into one of many first training lady physicians within the Pacific Northwest. From Pendleton, Portland, Seattle and past to Boston and San Francisco, she leveraged her specialist prestige to struggle for girl suffrage, hard work rights, and reproductive freedom. She fixed soapboxes, fought with police, and spent an evening in reformatory with contraception suggest Margaret Sanger. Equi marched so frequently with unemployed males that the media noted them as her military. She battled for monetary justice at each flip and protested the U.S. access into international battle I, resulting in a conviction for sedition and a three-year sentence in San Quentin. Breaking obstacles in all features of lifestyles, she turned the 1st famous lesbian in Oregon, and her same-sex affairs figured prominently in U.S. ideal courtroom cases.
Marie Equi is a finely written, carefully researched account of a lady of final result, who one fellow-activist thought of “the best lady that ever lived during this country, definitely the main attention-grabbing, colourful, and flamboyant.” This a lot expected biography will have interaction someone drawn to Pacific Northwest historical past, women’s reviews, the background of lesbian and homosexual rights, and the private calls for of political activism. it's the inspiring tale of a unique lady who was once no longer afraid to take hazards, who refused to compromise her ideas within the face of huge competition and adversity, and who paid a steep own expense for dwelling through her convictions.
By Irwin H. Berkowitz MD
Raising childrens doesn’t need to be this sort of puzzle. All you would like are sturdy instincts and a suite of down-to-earth instructions that can assist you in your method. directions no longer integrated is the sensible guide they forgot to ship you domestic with should you looked at of the maternity ward and into the wondrous, baffling international of parenthood.
Part scientific memoir and half how-to consultant, this hot, convenient reference supplies down-to-earth parenting recommendation immediately from the mouth of a professional pediatrician. Over the process 4 many years, Dr. Irwin H. Berkowitz has cared for greater than 30,000 young ones and their mom and dad. Now, he invitations readers to affix him on the exam desk for a travel via adolescence – as visible via a pediatrician’s lens.
This travel starts off with the tale of Dr. Berkowitz’s personal trip via clinical tuition, residency and personal perform after which makes stop-offs at each significant section in a child’s improvement, from delivery the entire solution to formative years. Dr. Berkowitz attracts on colourful, illustrative anecdotes culled from his years in education, perform and parenting as he dispenses suggestion on every little thing from making plans your loved ones to assessing universal health problems to what to seem for (and what to appear out for) in the course of each one specific level of childhood.
Drawing at the common-sense culture of liked pediatrician and parenting consultant writer Dr. Benjamin Spock, directions no longer incorporated deals new (and newly flummoxed) mom and dad the sound suggestion and heartfelt encouragement they should increase the superior young children at the block.