By Kara Dixon Vuic
"'I by no means received an opportunity to be a girl,' Kate O'Hare Palmer lamented, thirty-four years after her journey as a military nurse in Vietnam. even supposing pleased with having served, she felt that the warfare she by no means understood had robbed her of her innocence and compelled her to develop up too fast. As depicted in a photo taken past due in her journey, lengthy hours within the working room exhausted her either bodily and mentally. Her drained eyes and gaunt face mirrored th e weariness she felt after treating numerous sufferers, a few death, a few maimed, all, like her, perpetually replaced. nonetheless, she realized to paintings more durable and speedier than she concept she may, to belief her nursing talents, and to reside independently. She constructed the way to stability the hazards and advantages of being a lady within the military and within the battle. basically fourteen months lengthy, her travel in Vietnam profoundly affected her lifestyles and her beliefs."Such shiny own debts abound in historian Kara Dixon Vuic's compelling examine the stories of military nurses within the Vietnam battle. Drawing on greater than a hundred interviews, Vuic permits the nurses to inform their very own attractive tales, from their purposes for becoming a member of the army to the actual and emotional calls for of a awful warfare and postwar debates approximately how one can commemorate their carrier. Vuic additionally explores the gender matters that arose while a male-dominated military actively recruited and hired the prone of 5,000 nurses in the middle of a turning out to be feminist move and a altering nursing occupation. girls interested in the army's patriotic promise confronted worrying realities within the almost all-male hospitals of South Vietnam. males who joined the nurse corps ran headlong into the army's trust that girls may still nurse and males may still struggle. Officer, Nurse, lady brings to gentle the approximately forgotten contributions of courageous nurses who risked their lives to convey therapy to squaddies in the course of a bad -- and divisive -- battle.
By Dr. Manon Parry
Normally, the heritage of the contraception circulation has been instructed in the course of the debts of the leaders, organisations, and laws that formed the crusade. lately, historians have started interpreting the cultural paintings of published media, together with newspapers, magazines, or even novels in fostering aid for the reason. Broadcasting contraception builds in this new scholarship to discover the flicks and radio and tv publicizes constructed through twentieth-century contraception advocates to advertise relations making plans at domestic within the usa, and within the increasing overseas area of inhabitants control.
Mass media, Manon Parry contends, was once severe to the contraception movement’s makes an attempt to construct aid and later to publicize the belief of fertility regulate and the provision of contraceptive companies within the usa and worldwide. even though those public efforts in ads and schooling have been undertaken at first through prime advocates, together with Margaret Sanger, more and more a turning out to be type of public communications specialists took at the position, mimicking the efforts of industrial advertisers to advertise wellbeing and fitness and birth control briefly performs, cartoons, motion pictures, and cleaning soap operas. during this approach, they made a personal subject—fertility control—appropriate for public discussion.
Parry examines those traits to make clear the contested nature of the motivations of contraception advocates. Acknowledging that supporters of birth control weren't constantly inspired by way of the simplest pursuits of person girls, Parry concludes that kin making plans advocates have been still confident of women’s hope for birth control and hugely conscious of the moral concerns concerned with using the media to notify and convince.
By Wanjek C.
"Christopher Wanjek makes use of a take-no-prisoners procedure in debunking the outrageous nonsense being heaped on a gullible public within the identify of technology and medication. Wanjek writes with readability, humor, and humanity, and concurrently informs and entertains."-Dr. Michael Shermer, writer, Skeptic journal; per thirty days columnist, clinical American; writer of Why humans think bizarre ThingsPrehistoric people believed cedar ashes and incantations may remedy a head harm. historical Egyptians believed the guts used to be the heart of proposal, the liver produced blood, and the mind cooled the physique. the traditional Greek health care provider Hippocrates was once an enormous fan of bloodletting. at the present time, we're nonetheless stricken by numerous scientific myths and misconceptions. undesirable drugs units the checklist instantly via debunking commonly held but fallacious notions of ways the physique works, from chilly therapies to vaccination fears.Clear, available, and hugely wonderful, undesirable medication dispels such scientific convictions as:* you simply use 10% of your mind: CAT, puppy, and MRI scans all end up that there are not any inactive areas of the mind . . . now not even in the course of sleep.* Sitting too with regards to the television explanations nearsightedness: Your mom was once unsuitable. probably, an already nearsighted baby sits with reference to see better.* consuming junk meals will make your face get away: zits is brought on by useless pores and skin cells, hormones, and micro organism, now not from a pizza with every little thing on it.* if you happen to do not gown warmly, you are going to capture a chilly: chilly viruses are the real and purely explanation for colds.Protect your self and those you're keen on from undesirable medicine-the mind you shop can be your personal.
By Jens Nielsen, John Villadsen, Gunnar Lidén
This is often the second one variation of the textual content "Bioreaction Engineering rules" via Jens Nielsen and John Villadsen, initially released in 1994 through Plenum Press (now a part of Kluwer). Time runs quickly in Biotechnology, and while Kluwer Plenum stopped reprinting the 1st version and requested us to make a moment, revised version we fortunately accredited. A textual content on bioreactions written within the early 1990's won't replicate the big improvement of experimental in addition to theoretical facets of mobile reactions in past times decade. within the preface to the 1st variation we admitted to be newbies within the box. considered one of us (JV) has had 10 extra years of activity education in biotechnology, and the more youthful writer (IN) has now acquired overseas acceptance for his paintings with the most well liked themes of "modem" biotechnology. moreover we're chuffed to have caused Gunnar Liden, professor of chemical response engineering at our sister college in Lund, Sweden to hitch us as co-author of the second one version. His contribution, specifically at the chemical engineering elements of "real" bioreactors has been of the best price. bankruptcy eight of the current version is essentially unchanged from the 1st version. we want to thank professor Martin Hjortso from LSU for his titanic support with this bankruptcy.
By Wolfgang Regal
Vienna – medically. you could examine Vienna from this angle, too. There are strains to be chanced on nearly all around the urban, as no longer all that in the past Vienna was once, from the point of view of clinical historical past, considered as the "Mecca of Medicine". This e-book describes a complete of 15 jogging excursions via outdated scientific Vienna. clearly, those excursions are targeting the interior urban and the 9th district; the previous was the guts of mediaeval Vienna whereas the Allgemeines Krankenhaus (General health facility) used to be confirmed in Alsergrund, because the 9th district is understood. even if, a few excursions lead viewers outdoor town and display Vienna from a extra hidden viewpoint, as they lie just a little outdoor the overwhelmed vacationer course and so have their very own precise appeal. discovering one’s manner round this ebook – and expectantly additionally round Vienna – is straightforward. Having selected your travel you could orient your self in keeping with the respective assessment map. yet, as guy doth no longer reside by means of medication on my own, there also are a couple of notes on artwork historical past and an inventory of fine cafés and eating places. this enables the reviews to be digested in an competently Viennese means. A separate museum journey is dedicated to museums with no fastened beginning hours, which include exact collections that exist basically in Vienna.
By G. E. R. Lloyd
This unique and energetic e-book makes use of texts from historic drugs, epic, lyric, tragedy, historiography, philosophy, and faith to discover the impact of Greek principles on health and wellbeing and disorder on Greek notion. basic matters are deeply implicated: causation and accountability, purification and pollutants, the mind-body dating and gender alterations, authority and the specialist, truth and appearances, reliable executive, and sturdy and evil themselves.
By Azad Najmaldin, Steven Rothenberg, David Crabbe, Spencer Beasley
This hugely illustrated quantity presents step by step suggestions to the functionality of endoscopic thoughts in babies and kids. The textual content is easily dependent all through, with all operative chapters written in response to a regular template for authority and consistency, and to make sure that the methods defined could be simply by way of the trainee in addition to skilled doctor. as well as the explanatory textual content, approaches are depicted via a sequence of high quality black and white surgical line diagrams supplemented with scientific pictures the place applicable. power pitfalls and difficulties, and their options, are an immense characteristic of this booklet, and issues are highlighted all through. in addition to describing proven techniques, the publication additionally refers to experimental, yet in all probability major, techniques in proper elements of every bankruptcy. the place a couple of confirmed method exists for a , every one is defined individually and their proper benefits exact to assist the reader to make an educated and acceptable selection. the 1st quantity dedicated to this crucial subject, it is going to be crucial interpreting for trainee and certified pediatric surgeons venture endoscopy and/or endoscopic surgical procedure for thoracic, gastrointestinal, basic belly, urological and different stipulations in babies and youngsters, and an invaluable reference for grownup surgeons with some extent of pediatric perform.
By Brian L. D. Coghlan, Leon P. Bignold
Rudolph Virchow (1821-1902) was once a number one determine within the clinical, political and highbrow lifetime of Germany within the moment 1/2 the 19th century. His most famed paintings used to be "Cellular Pathology" – which defined the first position of the functioning of the cells within the lesions of ailments. Virchow wrote many books and greater than 2,000 articles – generally within the fields of medication and anthropology. He edited a number of journals, together with ‘Virchow’s Archive’ and used to be a member of diverse expert societies. however, just a small percentage of Virchow’s writing comes in English translation. in addition, the translated fabric finds little of the guy himself and his family members to others. This booklet is a compilation of Virchow's memorial addresses on nineteen of his academics –especially Johannes Müller and Johann Lukas Schönlein – colleagues and scholars in addition to one bearing on Morgagni. there's an advent to the fellow and his occasions, and copious editors' notes to give an explanation for allusions and occasions pointed out within the textual content with which a few smooth readers could be strange. there's additionally an in depth bibliography incorporating German assets, with English translations of all titles. The ebook provides a desirable multi-dimensional view of scientists and their lives in 19th century Germany.
By Robert Lanza
New discoveries within the box of stem mobilephone study have usually seemed within the information and in medical literature. examine during this region delivers to guide to new treatments for melanoma, center disorder, diabetes, and a wide selection of different ailments.
This two-volume reference integrates this intriguing region of biology, combining the necessities for a basic knowing of grownup and embryonic stem cells, the instruments, tools, and experimental protocols had to research and represent stem cells and progenitor populations, in addition to a presentation by means of the world's specialists of what's at the moment identified approximately every one particular organ process.
The editors of the Handbook of Stem Cells comprise: Robert Lanza, Helen Blau, John Gearhart, Brigid Hogan, Douglas Melton, Malcolm Moore, Roger Pedersen, E. Donnall Thomas, James Thomson, Catherine Verfaillie, Irving Weissman, and Michael West. The Editorial Board contains: W. French Anderson, Peter Andrews, Anthony Atala, Jose Cibelli, Giulio Cossu, Robert Edwards, Martin Evans, Elaine Fuchs, Margaret Fuller, Fred Gage, Richard Gardner, Margaret Goodell, Ronald eco-friendly, William Haseltine, Joseph Itskovitz-Eldor, Rudolf Jaenisch, Ihor Lemischka, Dame Anne McLaren, Richard Mulligan, Stuart Orkin, Martin Pera, Benjamin Reubinoff, Janet Rossant, Hans Scholer, Austin Smith, Evan Snyder, Davor Solter, Alan Trounson, and Leonard Zon.
This complete set may be a much-needed addition to the library of scholars and researchers alike.
* presents accomplished assurance in this hugely topical subject
* includes contributions by means of the major specialists and superior names within the box of stem mobilephone research
* The accompanying CD-ROM comprises over 250 colour figures
By Patricia A. Baker
This e-book teaches scholars and students of Greco-Roman scientific historical past how one can use and seriously determine archaeological fabrics. historic drugs is a topic ruled by way of textual resources, but there's a wealth of archaeological is still that may be used to develop our figuring out of medication some time past. as a way to use the knowledge thoroughly, this booklet explains how one can ask questions of an archaeological nature, tips to entry types of archaeological fabrics, and the way to beat difficulties the researcher could face. It additionally acts as an advent to the archaeology of medication for archaeologists attracted to this point in their topic. even if the point of interest is at the Greco-Roman interval, the equipment and theories defined in the textual content might be utilized to different classes in background. The parts lined contain textual content as fabric tradition, pictures, artifacts, areas of medication, and technology and archaeology.