Annotation "Written in order to help medical students better understand medical & other biological terminology, Scarborough's...thought-provoking chapters on botany, invertebrates, arthropods, & the human skeletal, nervous, muscular, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, endocrine, circulatory, & sensorial systems illustrate the historical development & metaphorical importance of the jargon. The book is also an elegant introduction to the history of ideas in Western scientific thought. [MEDICAL & BIOLOGICAL TERMINOLOGIES is] a highly recommended aid for teachers."--RELIGIOUS STUDIES REVIEW. "Practitioners & students of medicine & allied disciplines as well as general readers with an interest...
This text, written by members of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine and first published in 1995, is designed to cover the history of western medicine from classical antiquity to 1800. As one guiding thread it takes, as its title suggests, the system of medical ideas that in large part went back to the Greeks of the eighth century BC, and played a major role in the understanding and treatment of health and disease. Its influence spread from the Aegean basin to the rest of the Mediterranean region, to Europe, and then to European settlements overseas. By the nineteenth century, however, this tradition no longer carried the same force or occupied so central a position within medicine. This book charts the influence of this tradition, examining it in its social and historical context. It is essential reading as a synthesis for all students of the history of medicine.
Spiraldynamik meets Yoga: Östlich-traditionelle und westlich-innovative Bewegungslehre ergänzen sich perfekt. Denn mit dem Konzept der anatomisch richtigen Bewegung lassen sich die Asanas völlig neu erleben. Bei korrekter Ausführung der Übungen werden verkürzte Strukturen gezielt gedehnt, überdehnte gestärkt. Um die Wirkung der Asanas ganz nachvollziehen zu können, braucht es das anatomische Wissen, das hier auf eindrückliche Weise zugänglich gemacht wird. So bekommen Sie endlich das Yoga-Buch, das ausführlich auf richtige Bewegungsabläufe achtet, um Fehlhaltungen entgegen zu wirken und um Beschwerden zu vermeiden.
Because marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, the therapeutic benefits of cannabis are no longer mentioned in the formal education of health care professionals. Doctors who do learn of the drug's therapeutic value are often intimidated by its illegal status. Thus millions of patients afflicted with such illnesses as glaucoma, AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, seizure disorders and chronic pain are denied access to information about the drug's benefits and, in many cases, suffer needlessly. Straightforward and nonpoliticized information on the therapeutic uses of cannabis is provided here by medical, legal and scientific professionals. Legal issues, a worldwide history of therapeutic cannabis and a discussion of its pharmacology are covered. Specific medical uses are then examined, including its application for sufferers of cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, and seizure disorders, and its potential use in psychiatry. Dosages and administration of cannabis are explored, along with considerations on the use of the drug during pregnancy and the risks of addiction and dependency.
This new and up-to-date edition of the Medical College Admission Test preparation manual presents four full-length model MCATs with all questions answered and explained. Test takers will also find important advice on scheduling a study timetable for this difficult test, plus extensive subject reviews. They include an MCAT science review covering Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, a math review, verbal reasoning test-taking strategies, and extensive guidance and advice on writing a successful MCAT essay.
Medical anthropology is one of the youngest and most dynamic of anthropology's various subdisciplines, examining health-related issues in precapitalist indigenous and state societies, capitalist societies, and postrevolutionary of socialist-oriented societies. While critical medical anthropology draws heavily on neo-Marxian, critical, and world systems theoretical perspectives, it attempts to incorporate the theoretical contributions of other systems in medical anthropology, including biocultural or medical ecology, ethnomedical approaches, cultural constructivism, poststructuralism, and postmodernism. This is the first textbook to incorporate this perspective.