By Lilian R. Furst
An anthology of nineteenth-century literature approximately medication and scientific issues.
Medical development and Social Reality is an anthology of nineteenth-century literature on medication and clinical perform. located on the interdisciplinary juncture of medication, background, and literature, it contains commonly fictional but in addition a few nonfictional works through British, French, American, and Russian writers that describe the daily social realities of drugs in the course of a interval of momentous switch. matters addressed in those works comprise the hierarchy within the career, using new tools similar to the stethoscope, the appearance of girls medical professionals, the functionality of the sanatorium, and the moving stability of strength among physicians and sufferers. the quantity offers an introductory review of an important features of scientific development within the 19th century, and it contains an annotated bibliography of extra readings in clinical historical past and literature. choices from Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, Gustave Flaubert, Sarah Orne Jewett, Sinclair Lewis, Mikhail Bulgakov, and others are incorporated, in addition to the yank clinical Association's 1847 Code of Ethics.
"The first such source of its style for the learn of medication in literature. Furst's introductions and choices convey that nineteenth-century literature will help scholars comprehend present clinical perform since it portrays the beginnings of technological and clinical medication, with difficulties, values, occasions, and relationships which are nonetheless with us today." -- Peter W. Graham, coauthor of Articulating the Elephant guy: Joseph Merrick and His Interpreters
"Lilian Furst has produced a welcome and invaluable addition to the transforming into box of scientific humanities. Premedical and scientific scholars in addition to medical professionals with an curiosity in scientific literature and heritage will locate this a pleasant and informative read." -- Larry Zaroff, M.D., Stanford collage institution of drugs
By H Lutz
Ultrafiltration for Bioprocessing is vital studying for all these keen on the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical parts. Written by means of a number one employee within the quarter, it comprises many useful purposes and case reports within the key means of ultrafiltration (UF), that's utilized in virtually each bioprocess.
- Focuses on ultrafiltration for biopharmaceuticals—other books examine normal ultrafiltration or normal biopharmaceuticals
- A mixture of conception and sensible applications—other books are usually extra theory-oriented
- Addresses the most concerns encountered in improvement and scale-up via techniques and case studies
By Emily K. Abel
The photo of the feminine caregiver retaining a middle of the night vigil on the bedside of a unwell relative is so firmly rooted in our collective mind's eye we'd suppose that such caregiving might have attracted the scrutiny of various historians. As Emily Abel demonstrates during this groundbreaking learn of caregiving in the United States throughout type and ethnic divides and over the process 90 years, this has rarely been the case.
While taking care of ailing and disabled family was once regular for ladies in 19th- and early-twentieth-century the USA, that caregiving, the caregivers' adventure of it, and the scientific profession's response to it took varied and occasionally unforeseen varieties. a fancy sequence of ancient adjustments, Abel exhibits, has profoundly altered the content material and cultural which means of care. Hearts of Wisdom is an immersion into that "world of care." Drawing on antebellum slave narratives, white farm women's diaries, and public health and wellbeing files, Abel places jointly a multifaceted photograph of what caregiving intended to American women--and what it rate them--from the pre-Civil struggle years to the edge of America's access into the second one global struggle. She exhibits that caregiving provided girls an enviornment within which event should be parlayed into services, whereas even as the revolution in bacteriology and the transformation of the formal overall healthiness care process have been weakening women's declare to that expertise.
By Ashley J. Welch, Martin JC van Gemert
The moment version of 'Optical-Thermal reaction of Laser-Irradiated Tissue' continues the normal of excellence verified within the first version, whereas adjusting the content material to mirror adjustments in tissue optics and scientific purposes due to the fact 1995.
The fabric touching on gentle propagation now comprises new chapters dedicated to electromagnetic thought for coherent mild. the fabric relating thermal laser-tissue interactions encompasses a new bankruptcy on pulse ablation of tissue. The clinical functions part now contains a number of new chapters on Optical Coherent Tomography, acoustic imaging, molecular imaging, forensic optics and nerve stimulation. a close review is supplied of the optical and thermal reaction of tissue to laser irradiation besides diagnostic and healing examples together with fiber optics. adequate thought is integrated within the e-book in order that it's appropriate for a one or semester graduate or for senior optional classes. fabric lined includes:
1. mild propagation and diagnostic program;
2. the thermal reaction of tissue and healing program;
The conception and functions supply researchers with enough aspect that this quantity becomes the first reference for laser-tissue interactions and clinical applications.
By Steven M. Kurtz Ph.D., Avram Edidin
During the last decade, there was swift progress in bioengineering functions within the box of backbone implants. This publication explains the technical starting place for figuring out and increasing the sector of backbone implants, studies the most important verified applied sciences concerning backbone implants, and offers reference fabric for constructing and commercializing new backbone implants. The editors, who've a song list of collaboration and enhancing technical books, supply a unified method of this subject within the such a lot accomplished and valuable publication to this point. ?·Related site offers the most recent details on backbone know-how together with articles and study papers at the most modern know-how and development.?·Major applied sciences reviewed comprise units used for fusion (screws, plates, rods, and cages), disc fix and augmentation, overall disc alternative, and vertebral physique fix and augmentation. ?·Technology panorama, evaluate of published/public area info at present on hand, and protection and efficacy of expertise mentioned intimately.
By Nancy G. Siraisi
During the Renaissance, collections of letters either chuffed humanist enthusiasm for historical literary kinds and supplied the flexibleness of a layout acceptable to many varieties of inquiry. the published collections of scientific letters by way of Giovanni Manardo of Ferrara and different physicians in early sixteenth-century Europe may possibly therefore be considered as items of scientific humanism. The letters of mid- and overdue sixteenth-century Italian and German physicians tested in Communities of realized Experience by means of Nancy G. Siraisi additionally illustrate practices linked to the suggestions of the Republic of Letters: open and comparatively casual verbal exchange between a realized group and a liberal alternate of data and concepts. also, such released clinical correspondence may perhaps usually have served to supply mutual reinforcement popularity.
Siraisi makes use of a few of these collections to match ways to sharing scientific wisdom throughout vast areas of Europe and inside of a urban, with the target of illuminating geographic ameliorations in addition to variety inside of social, city, courtly, and educational environments. The collections she has chosen contain essays on common scientific issues addressed to colleagues or disciples, a few suggestion for person sufferers (usually written on the request of the patient’s doctor), and a powerful dose of controversy.
By Prof. Jie Tian (auth.)
"Molecular Imaging: basics and functions" is a finished monograph which describes not just the idea of the underlying algorithms and key applied sciences but in addition introduces a prototype approach and its purposes, bringing jointly idea, know-how and functions. by way of explaining the fundamental techniques and rules of molecular imaging, imaging suggestions, in addition to examine and purposes intimately, the publication offers either specified theoretical history info and technical tools for researchers operating in clinical imaging and the existence sciences. scientific medical professionals and graduate scholars also will take advantage of this book.
Jie Tian is a professor on the Institute of Automation, chinese language Academy of Sciences, China.
By Walter Sneader
Written by means of a number one authority with an exceptional attractiveness and talent for writing an excellent narrative, Drug Discovery: A History is a miles cry from easily an inventory of chemical buildings.
This vigorous new textual content considers the origins, improvement and historical past of medications that generate excessive media curiosity and feature a big social and financial influence on society.
Set inside of a large historic, social and cultural context, it presents extended insurance of pre-twentieth century medications, the massive advances made within the 20th century and the newest advancements in drug examine.
- Up-to-the-minute info in drug research
- Vignettes of targeted and strange info, and anecdotes
- Discusses drug prototypes from all sources
- More entire than different volumes on historical past of drug discovery
From the reviews:
"...an very good bibliographic source for these drawn to the heritage papers that function the basis for discovery of particular drug entities." magazine OF scientific CHEMISTRY, June 2006
"...a very complete review of drug improvement. it's going to be at the shelf on any aspiring pharmacist, medicinal chemist, or individual drawn to the historical past of healing agents." magazine OF CHEMICAL schooling, February 2006
"...a very readable and heavily researched book..." CHEMISTRY & undefined, October 2005
Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–7):
Chapter 2 The Prehistoric interval (pages 6–11):
Chapter three Pre?Hellenic Civilisations (pages 12–17):
Chapter four Greece and Rome (pages 18–23):
Chapter five The Arab international (pages 24–31):
Chapter 6 Herbals (pages 32–40):
Chapter 7 Chemical drugs (pages 41–73):
Chapter eight Systematic drugs (pages 74–87):
Chapter nine Alkaloids (pages 88–105):
Chapter 10 Non?Alkaloidal Plant items (pages 106–114):
Chapter eleven Plant Product Analogues and Compounds Derived from Them (pages 115–150):
Chapter 12 The Origins of Hormone remedy (pages 151–154):
Chapter thirteen Neurohormones (pages 155–163):
Chapter 14 Peptide Hormones (pages 164–172):
Chapter 15 intercourse Hormones (pages 173–178):
Chapter sixteen Adrenal Cortex Hormones (pages 179–184):
Chapter 17 Prostaglandins (pages 185–187):
Chapter 18 Hormone Analogues (pages 188–225):
Chapter 19 supplementations (pages 226–247):
Chapter 20 Antimetabolites (pages 248–268):
Chapter 21 Blood and organic items (pages 269–286):
Chapter 22 Antibiotics (pages 287–318):
Chapter 23 Antibiotic Analogues (pages 319–340):
Chapter 24 Pharmacodynamic brokers from Micro?Organisms (pages 341–348):
Chapter 25 Analogues of Pharmacodynamic brokers from Fungi (pages 349–354):
Chapter 26 the 1st man made medicines and Their Analogues (pages 355–374):
Chapter 27 medications Originating from the Screening of Dyes (pages 375–402):
Chapter 28 medicines Originating from the Screening of natural chemical compounds (pages 403–431):
Chapter 29 medicines came across via Serendipitous Observations concerning people (pages 432–437):
Chapter 30 medications chanced on via Serendipity within the Laboratory (pages 438–445):
Chapter 31 Concluding feedback (pages 446–447):
By James Kelly, Fiona Clark
The tale of early sleek drugs, with its extremes of medical brilliance and barbaric perform, has lengthy held a fascination for students. the good discoveries of Harvey and Jenner take a seat incongruously with the endurance of Galenic idea, superstition and blood-letting. but regardless of persisted study into the interval as an entire, so much paintings has focussed at the metropolitan centres of britain, Scotland and France, ignoring the large diversity of nationwide and nearby perform. This assortment goals to move a way to rectifying this case, offering an exploration of the adjustments and advancements in medication as practised in eire and via Irish physicians learning and dealing in a foreign country through the 17th and eighteenth centuries. Bringing jointly learn undertaken into the ignored zone of Irish clinical and social historical past throughout various disciplines, together with historical past of drugs, Colonial Latin American heritage, Irish, and French background, it builds upon ground-breaking paintings lately released through numerous of the members, thereby augmenting our figuring out of the function of drugs inside of early smooth Irish society and its broader medical and highbrow networks. through addressing basic concerns that stretch past the scientific associations, the gathering expands our figuring out of Irish drugs and throws new gentle on clinical practices and the wider cultural and social problems with early sleek eire, Europe, and Latin the USA. Taking numerous techniques and assets, starting from using eplistolary alternate to the examine of scientific receipt books, legislative perform to trust in miracles, neighborhood professionalization to foreign networks, every one essay bargains a desirable perception right into a nonetheless mostly missed sector. in addition, the gathering argues for the significance of widening present examine to contemplate the significance and effect of early Irish clinical traditions, networks, and practices, and their interplay with similar matters, comparable to politics, gender, financial call for, and non secular trust.