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The Prince Of Medicine

Author : Susan P. Mattern
ISBN : 9780199767670
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The remarkable career of Galen of Pergamum (A.D. 129 - 216) began as a provincial medic tending to wounded gladiators in Asia Minor. It ended at the very heart of Roman power as one of a small circle of court physicians to the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Susan Mattern's The Prince of Medicine offers the first authoritative biography of this brilliant, audacious, and profoundly influential figure. Like many Greek intellectuals living in the high Roman Empire, Galen was a prodigious polymath, writing on subjects as varied as ethics and eczema, grammar and gout. Indeed, he was highly regarded in his lifetime as much for his philosophical works as for his medical treatises, and his writings, published in twenty-two volumes, comprise fully one-eighth of all surviving classical Greek literature. From the later Roman Empire through the Renaissance, medical education would be based primarily on his works. Even up to the twentieth century, he would remain the single most influential figure in western medicine. Mattern presents a Galen possessed of breathtaking arrogance, fierce competitiveness (he once disemboweled a live monkey and challenged the physicians in attendance to correctly replace its organs), shameless self-promotion, and lacerating wit. Not just caustic and polemical, mocking his enemies and hurling abuse at them, Galen was also a brilliant critical thinker and rhetorical strategist. He is also credited with being the first physician with a good bedside manner. Relentless in pursuit of anything that would cure the patient, he insisted on rigorous observation and experiment. Even confronting one of human history's most horrific events - a devastating outbreak of smallpox - he persevered, bearing patient witness to its predations, year after year. Including intriguing character studies of Marcus Aurelius, Commodus (of Gladiator infamy), Galen's family and close friends, several of his patients, not a few of his rivals, and the city of Rome at itsapex of power and decadence, The Prince of Medicine offers a deeply human and long-overdue portrait of one of ancient history's most significant and engaging figures.

Egypt Greece And Rome

Author : Charles Freeman
ISBN : 9780191509704
Genre : History
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Egypt, Greece, and Rome is regarded as one of the best general histories of the ancient world, having sold more than 80,000 copies in its first two editions. It is written for the general reader and the student coming to the subject for the first time and provides a reliable and highly accessible point of entry to the period. Beginning with the early Middle Eastern civilizations of Sumer, and continuing right through to the Islamic invasions and the birth of modern Europe after the collapse of the Roman empire, the book ranges beyond political history to cover art and architecture, philosophy, literature, society, and economy. A wide range of maps, illustrations, and photographs complements the text. This third edition has been extensively revised to appeal to the general reader with several chapters completely rewritten and a great deal of new material added, including a new selection of images.

Author : Manfred Ullmann
ISBN : 9786035030793
Genre : Medical
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يؤدي الطب الإسلامي في تراثنا الفكري والعملي دوراً أكبر كثيراً مما ندركه في العادة. كانت المراجع التي يقرؤها طلاب الطب في أوروبا بين عام 1200 حتى عام 1600 هي الكتب المترجمة عن الكتّاب المسلمين الذين كتبوا باللغة العربية. لا يمثل هذا الكتاب مرجعاً في تاريخ الطب الإسلامي, بل يمثل محاولة لإظهار خواصه المميزة بالتركيز على نواحٍ أساسية فيه. يظهر الكاتب كيف أدت ترجمة الكتب الطبية, أساساً من الأدب اليوناني, إلى إعادة إحياء هذا التراث في العالم الإسلامي ومن ثم أسلمته. بعد شرح وجيز لتطور الطب الإسلامي ونقله إلى أوروبا, يشرح الكتاب بعض مفاهيم الطب الإسلامي الأساسية- نظام علم وظائف الأعضاء, والأفكار السائدة فيه عن طبيعة المرض وكيفية انتقال الإنتان, وقواعده المتعلقة بالحمية واستعمال الأدوية. يشرح الفصل الأخير العلاقة بين (الطب التقليدي) والسحر والتنجيم. لقد كتب الأستاذ الجامعي أولمان من جامعة توبنجين كتاباً مليئاً بالأمور المثيرة الماتعة في قراءتها. سوف يجد الطلاب والقراء عامة هذا الكتاب كنزاً مليئاً بالمعلومات الرائعة. يتضمن الكتاب أيضاً رسوماً ماتعة مفيدة. العبيكان للنشر

Author : Averroës
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215808119
Genre : Islamic philosophy
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Author : محمد بن احمد الذهبي
ISBN : LCCN:ne63000301
Genre : Medicine, Arab
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British And Foreign Medico Chirurgical Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015024482278
Genre : Medicine
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A History Of Ideas About The Prolongation Of Life

Author : Gerald J. Gruman, MD, PhD
ISBN : 0826118747
Genre : Medical
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Dr. Grumanís book examines the quest for longevity and immortality up to the year 1800. He presents multicultural perspectives and attitudes as depicted in Islamic and Chinese societies as well as in Western Civilization. This scholarly work contributes to our understanding of the origins of medicine, personal hygiene and public health as well as the underlying psychological and social determinants of longevity and humanityís longing for its attainment.

Medicine Before Science

Author : Roger Kenneth French
ISBN : 0521007615
Genre : History
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An introductory history of university-trained physicians from the middle ages to the eighteenth century.

Kinn S The Medical Assistant E Book

Author : Deborah B. Proctor
ISBN : 9780323187817
Genre : Medical
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Prepare for a successful career in medical assisting! Kinn’s The Medical Assistant, 12th Edition helps you learn the real-world administrative and clinical skills essential to working in the health care setting. Administrative coverage ranges from professionalism and interpersonal skills to billing and coding and electronic health records; clinical content teaches how to assist with medications, diagnostic procedures, and surgeries. And no other comprehensive medical assisting text can match its coverage of assisting with medical specialties! Written by medical assisting experts Alexandra Adams and Deborah Proctor, this classic resource also includes an Evolve companion website with practical exercises and activities, videos, and review questions for the CMA and RMA certification exams. More chapters on assisting with medical specialties than any other Medical Assisting text prepare you to assist in specialty exams and make you better qualified to work in specialty fields like cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, gynecology, and neurology. Step-by-step, illustrated procedures make it easier to learn and understand medical assisting skills, and include rationales for each step. Threaded case scenarios help you develop critical thinking skills and apply concepts to realistic administrative and clinical situations. Patient education and legal and ethical issues are described in relation to the Medical Assistant's job. A Portfolio Builder on the Evolve website helps you demonstrate proficiency to potential employers. Detailed learning objectives and vocabulary with definitions in each chapter help you study more effectively, with connections icons linking concepts in the text to exercises in the study guide and on the Evolve companion website. Study Guide includes a variety of exercises to test your knowledge and critical thinking skills, case scenarios from the book, and a Procedure Checklists Manual. Sold separately. NEW! Charting examples within the procedures are highlighted for easier learning. UPDATED coverage of the Electronic Health Record ensures that you are familiar with the technology you'll use on the job. UPDATED content on alternative therapies and treatment includes the latest herbal remedies such as red rice yeast for lowering cholesterol, St. John’s Wort for depression, and probiotic bacteria for GI maladies.

The Western Herbal Tradition E Book

Author : Graeme Tobyn
ISBN : 9780702048456
Genre : Medical
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The Western Herbal Tradition provides a comprehensive and critical exploration of the use of plant medicines through 2000 years of history from Dioscorides to the present day. It follows each of the 27 herbs through a wide range of key sources from European, Arabic and American traditions including Greek, Roman and Renaissance texts. A rich discussion of the historical texts is balanced with current application and research. The herbs have been selected on the basis of common use by practising herbalists. Each illustrated monograph contains: Species, identification and botanical description A study of the characterisation and medicinal use of the plants consistently drawn from featured herbals which includes the authors’ own translations from the Latin Assessment of past and current texts in the transmission of herbal knowledge Consideration of traditional therapeutics, including humoral and physiomedical approaches Suggestions towards a modern experiential approach through Goethean methodology Current evidence on pharmacological constituents Review of evidence on safety Recommendations for internal and external uses, prescribing and dosage Excellent illustrations accompany each monograph to aid learning First book to cover broader historical perspective and discussions of issues surrounding each herb Written by leading experts who are well known in the field Includes some monographs of which there is little material already available The bibliographic evidence provided could support applications for registration of Herbal Medicinal Products under the provisions of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Product Directive An excellent valuable resource for everyone interested in herbal medicine

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