More Than Medicine

Author by : Robert M. Kaplan
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Description : American science produces the best medical treatments in the world. Yet U.S. citizens lag behind in life expectancy and quality of life. Robert Kaplan marshals extensive data to make the case that U.S. health care priorities are sorely misplaced--invested in attacking disease, not in solving social problems that engender disease in the first place.


More Than Medicine

Author by : Jennifer Nelson
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Publisher by : NYU Press
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Description : In 1948, the Constitution of the World Health Organization declared, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Yet this idea was not predominant in the United States immediately after World War II, especially when it came to women’s reproductive health. Both legal and medical institutions—and the male legislators and physicians who populated those institutions—reinforced women’s second class social status and restricted their ability to make their own choices about reproductive health care. In More Than Medicine, Jennifer Nelson reveals how feminists of the ‘60s and ‘70s applied the lessons of the new left and civil rights movements to generate a women’s health movement. The new movement shifted from the struggle to revolutionize health care to the focus of ending sex discrimination and gender stereotypes perpetuated in mainstream medical contexts. Moving from the campaign for legal abortion to the creation of community clinics and feminist health centers, Nelson illustrates how these activists revolutionized health care by associating it with the changing social landscape in which women had power to control their own life choices. More Than Medicine poignantly reveals how social justice activists in the United States gradually transformed the meaning of health care, pairing traditional notions of medicine with less conventional ideas of “healthy” social and political environments.


Fighting Cancer With More Than Medicine

Author by : Paul N Rossi
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Publisher by : The History Press
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Description : Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the UK's best-loved and largest charities. It is most widely known for its Macmillan nurses, who give care and support to people living with cancer and their families. But it does so much more, providing a wide range of medical help, but also practical, emotional and financial support to people whose lives have been turned upside down by cancer, something that one in three of us will get at some point in our lives. Macmillan has been at the heart of cancer care for a century. And until now no history has been written. This book is the heart-warming story of how one man's vision in Edwardian England has grown into a huge movement of people today, staff, supporters, volunteers, all with one aim: to improve the lives of people living with cancer. Former Deputy Chief Executive Paul N. Rossi traces the charity's origins and development alongside the history of cancer itself, and discovers how Macmillan continues to support people in an ever-changing cancer world.


More Than Medicine

Author by : LaTonya J. Trotter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Description : In More Than Medicine, LaTonya J. Trotter chronicles the everyday work of a group of nurse practitioners (NPs) working on the front lines of the American health care crisis as they cared for four hundred African American older adults living with poor health and limited means. Trotter describes how these NPs practiced an inclusive form of care work that addressed medical, social, and organizational problems that often accompany poverty. In solving this expanded terrain of problems from inside the clinic, these NPs were not only solving a broader set of concerns for their patients; they became a professional solution for managing "difficult people" for both their employer and the state. Through More Than Medicine, we discover that the problems found in the NP's exam room are as much a product of our nation's disinvestment in social problems as of physician scarcity or rising costs.


More Than Medicine

Author by : Anonim
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The Golden Wand Of Medicine

Author by : Walter J. Friedlander
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : The Caduceus, two entwined snakes set upon a rod, was the ancient symbol of Hermes, the Greek god of merchants. Today, it is a common and popular symbol of the medical and allied professions. This book traces the use of the caduceus symbol and answers the question of how it came to be the symbol of medicine. The book covers its origins in the Greco-Roman world, its use by a medical publisher in the early 19th century, the U.S. army's adoption of the symbol in 1902, and its widespread use after World War I.


Philosophy Of Medicine

Author by : Alex Broadbent
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Philosophy of Medicine asks two central questions about medicine: what is it, and what should we think of it? Philosophy of medicine itself has evolved in response to developments in the philosophy of science, especially with regard to epistemology, positioning it to make contributions that are medically useful. This book locates these developments within a larger framework, suggesting that much philosophical thinking about medicine contributes to answering one or both of these two guiding questions. Taking stock of philosophy of medicine's present place in the landscape and its potential to illuminate a wide range of areas, from public health to policy, Alex Broadbent introduces various key topics in the philosophy of medicine. The first part of the book argues for a novel view of the nature of medicine, arguing that medicine should be understood as an inquiry into the nature and causes of health and disease. Medicine excels at achieving understanding, but not at translating this understanding into cure, a frustration that has dogged the history of medicine and continues to the present day. The second part of the book explores how we ought to consider medicine. Contemporary responses, such as evidence-based medicine and medical nihilism, tend to respond by fixing high standards of evidence. Broadbent rejects these approaches in favor of Medical Cosmopolitanism, or a rejection of epistemic relativism and pluralism about medicine that encourages conversations between medical traditions. From this standpoint, Broadbent opens the way to embracing alternative medicine. An accessible and user-friendly guide, Philosophy of Medicine puts these different debates into perspective and identifies areas that demand further exploration.


Redeeming Marketplace Medicine

Author by : Abigail Rian Evans
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Asserting what most Americans already suspect -- that corporate-based managed care places profits over patient care -- theologian Abigail Rian Evans points out that medical experts have reduced health care to medical treatment under arrangements with health insurance plans and HMOs. Her reasoned, practical alternative engages Christian theology, proposing a much broader concept of health care. An important contribution to a critical discussion.


The Handbook Of Social Studies In Health And Medicine

Author by : Gary L Albrecht
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : This is the first international and inter-disciplinary social science Handbook on health and medicine. Five years in the making, and building on the insights and advice of an international editorial board, the book brings together world-class figures to provide an indispensable, comprehensive resource book on social science, health and medicine. Pinpointing the focal issues of research and debate in one volume, the material is organized into three sections: social and cultural frameworks of analysis; the experience of health and illness; and health care systems and practices. Each section consists of specially commissioned chapters designed to examine the vital conceptual and methodological practice and policy issues. Readers recei


The Retrospect Of Practical Medicine And Surgery

Author by : William Braithwaite
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Being an analysis of the British and foreign medical journals and transactions; or, a selection of the latest discoveries and most practical observations in the practice of medicine, surgery, and the collateral sciences, for the past year, made chiefly with reference to the treatment of disease.


Intertwinements Of Law And Medicine

Author by : Jan M. Broekman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Leuven University Press
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Description : The general aim of this book is to discuss a number of important and interrelated issues in life of modern man in medicine and the law. That discussion is not only on material aspects of those issues but also on the forms of knowledge which enable us to develop the relevant arguments and to cope with related experiences in everyday life. These issues are on the whole understood in terms of the 'law-medicine relationship' or the 'law and medicine interface'. However, a reflexion on the philosophical and cultural basis of those expressions shows the shortcomings of that appraoch and the need for an understanding of that relationship in terms of intertwining discourses.


Resources For Medical Research

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Mother Of Invention

Author by : Robert I. Field
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Underlying America's robust private health care industry is an indispensible partner that has guided and supported it for over half a century: the government. This book demonstrates how government initiatives created American health care as we know it today and places the Obama plan in its true historical and political context.


Medical Education Politics And Social Justice

Author by : Alan Bleakley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book critically analyses how politics and power affect the ways that medicine is taught and learned. Challenging society’s historic reluctance to connect the realm of politics to the realm of medicine, Medical Education, Politics and Social Justice: The Contradiction Cure emphasizes the need for medical students to engage with social justice issues, including global health crises resulting from the climate emergency, and the health implications of widening social inequality. Arguing for an increased focus on community-based learning, rather than acute care, this innovative text maps the territory of medicine’s contradictory engagement with politics as a springboard for creative curriculum design. It demonstrates why the socially disempowered - such as political and climate refugees, the homeless, or those without health insurance should be primary subjects of attention for medical students, while exploring how political engagement can be refined, sharp, cultivated and creative, engaging imagination and demanding innovation Exploring how the medical humanities can promote engagement with politics to improve medical education, this book is a ground-breaking and inspiring contribution. It is an essential read for all those with a focus on medical education and medical humanities, as well as medical and healthcare students with an interest in the social determinants of health.


The Medical Mandarins

Author by : George Weisz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press on Demand
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Description : This wide-ranging and imaginative book examines the social and scientific role of the French Academy of Medicine from its creation in 1820 to the outbreak of the Second World War. The first chapters focus on the institution and its activities, including the evaluation of medical innovations and the cultivation of professional memory through eulogies and institutional art. Weisz argues that the Academy was gradually transformed from a low-status public institution that was central to French medical science in the nineteenth century to an establishment institution largely irrelevant to medical science but playing a key role in public health policy. The second half of the book uses the activities and literary productions of the Academy to explore broader issues of medical history. The Academy's role in the regulation and scientific study of mineral waters illuminates processes of discipline formation in medical science and explores the therapeutic specificity of French medicine. Academic debates are used to investigate the appropriation of new research techniques like animal experimentation and quantification in therapeutic reasoning. Academic eulogies provide a starting point for the evolving medical and scientific reputation of Laennec, the inventor of ausculation, Using techniques of prosopography applied to the membership of the Academy, Weisz goes on to analyze the role of the Parisian medical elite in French medicine and its social place within the French bourgeoisie. His concluding chapter examines the emerging self-images of this Parisian elite in academic eulogies.


Medical Misadventure In An Age Of Professionalisation 1780 1890

Author by : Alannah Tomkins
Languange : en
Publisher by : Manchester University Press
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Description : This book looks at medical professionalisation from a new perspective, one of failure rather than success. It questions the existing picture of broad and rising medical prosperity across the nineteenth century to consider the men who did not keep up with professionalising trends. It unpicks the life stories of men who could not make ends meet or who could not sustain a professional persona of disinterested expertise, either because they could not overcome public accusations of misconduct or because they struggled privately with stress. In doing so it uncovers the trials of the medical marketplace and the pressures of medical masculinity. All professionalising groups risked falling short of rising expectations, but for doctors these expectations were inflected in some occupationally specific ways.


Gender And The Making Of Modern Medicine In Colonial Egypt

Author by : Hibba Abugideiri
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt investigates the use of medicine as a 'tool of empire' to serve the state building process in Egypt by the British colonial administration. It argues that the colonial state effectively transformed Egyptian medical practice and medical knowledge in ways that were decidedly gendered. On the one hand, women medical professionals who had once trained as 'doctresses' (hakimas) were now restricted in their medical training and therefore saw their social status decline despite colonial modernity's promise of progress. On the other hand, the introduction of colonial medicine gendered Egyptian medicine in ways that privileged men and masculinity. Far from being totalized colonial subjects, Egyptian doctors paradoxically reappropriated aspects of Victorian science to forge an anticolonial nationalist discourse premised on the Egyptian woman as mother of the nation. By relegating Egyptian women - whether as midwives or housewives - to maternal roles in the home, colonial medicine was determinative in diminishing what control women formerly exercised over their profession, homes and bodies through its medical dictates to care for others. By interrogating how colonial medicine was constituted, Hibba Abugideiri reveals how the rise of the modern state configured the social formation of native elites in ways directly tied to the formation of modern gender identities, and gender inequalities, in colonial Egypt.


Abortion And The Law In America

Author by : Mary Ziegler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : With the Supreme Court likely to reverse Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion decision, American debate appears fixated on clashing rights. The first comprehensive legal history of a vital period, Abortion and the Law in America illuminates an entirely different and unexpected shift in the terms of debate. Rather than simply championing rights, those on opposing sides battled about the policy costs and benefits of abortion and laws restricting it. This mostly unknown turn deepened polarization in ways many have missed. Never abandoning their constitutional demands, pro-choice and pro-life advocates increasingly disagreed about the basic facts. Drawing on unexplored records and interviews with key participants, Ziegler complicates the view that the Supreme Court is responsible for the escalation of the conflict. A gripping account of social-movement divides and crucial legal strategies, this book delivers a definitive recent history of an issue that transforms American law and politics to this day.


Locating Medical History

Author by : Frank Huisman
Languange : en
Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : "With diverse constitutions, a multiplicity of approaches, styles, and aims is both expected and desired. This volume locates medical history within itself and within larger historiographic trends, providing a springboard for discussions about what the history of medicine should be, and what aims it should serve."--Jacket


Medical School At A Glance

Author by : Rachel K. Thomas
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Starting Medical School can be incredibly daunting, and the transition to being a medical student can be enormously challenging. Medical School at a Glance is an accessible guide to help give you confidence and to gain a running start to your medical school training. Covering core areas such as medical training, developing effective learning strategies, understanding common principles, learning how to behave in the clinical setting and how to interact with patients and peers, this book will help to demystify the process and prepare you as you embark on your medical career. Providing an insider’s view of useful information to build a solid basic foundation for your learning, Medical School at a Glance is essential for those considering studying medicine or are in their first years of study.


Medical Repository

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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American Medical Schools And The Practice Of Medicine

Author by : William G. Rothstein
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : In this extensively researched history of medical schools, William Rothstein, a leading historian of American medicine, traces the formation of the medical school from its origin as a source of medical lectures to its current status as a center of undergraduate and graduate medical education, biomedical research, and specialized patient care. Using a variety of historical and sociological techniques, Rothstein accurately describes methods of medical education from one generation of doctors to the next, illustrating the changing career paths in medicine. At the same time, this study considers medical schools within the context of the state of medical practice, institutions of medical care, and general higher education. The most complete and thorough general history of medical education in the United States ever written, this work focuses both on the historical development of medical schools and their current status.


Wiley Pathways Health Care Economics

Author by : Thomas E. Getzen
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Becoming a manager of a health care organization requires a broad understanding of the field. This includes a strong grasp of the economics involved in the daily operation of the organization. Providing an accessible introduction to important economic concepts in the field, this book will help readers gain the knowledge to run an organization. Getzen breaks down difficult topics while explaining the importance of economics in the function of the health care system.


The Medical Times And Gazette

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The Miracle Of Me

Author by : Alice Snow
Languange : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : The Miracle of Me is funny, romantic, and ultimately heartbreaking a winning offbeat mix of Six Feet Under and Eat Pray Love. While growing up in the eccentric family of undertakers, Alice Snow learned firsthand about death and impact on the living. As a young woman, she traveled the world, boarding with Dutch nuns who were entranced by the novelty of stove-top popcorn and witnessing the crushing poverty of Bolivia firsthand. Through these journeys, she learned that no oppression, grief or suffering could permanently crush the human spirit, or deny human beings of their power of hope. Love swept into her life and changed it forever, when she met Floyd, a handsome pilot who spoke to her soul. Their lifelong romance broke all of the rules and sustained them both through tremendous difficulties including the challenge of facing their own mortality. Alice Snow has been living with a brain tumor the past fifteen years. Her doctor told her many times, she was at death's door, but she never believed them. She held fast to the belief that her life was meant to serve a higher purpose the purpose of inspiring others to lead their best lives through service, spirituality, and recognition of life's precious gifts. This faith has been the key to her miraculous survival, and she is in a unique position to impart this powerful, positive message to her readers.