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Doctor Of Society

Author : Roy Porter
ISBN : 9781315518077
Genre : History
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First published in 1992, this book explores how we come to hold our present attitudes towards health, sickness and the medical profession. Roy Porter argues that the outlook of the age of Enlightenment was crucially important in the creation of modern thinking about disease, doctors and society. To illustrate this viewpoint, he focuses on Thomas Beddoes, a prominent doctor of the eighteenth century and examines his challenging, pugnacious, radical and often amusing views on a wide range of issues concerning the place of illness and medicine in society. Many modern debates in medicine continue to echo the topics which Beddoes himself discussed in his ever-trenchant and provocative manner. This book will be of interest to those studying the history of medicine, social history and the Enlightenment.

Benjamin Rush Revolutionary Gadfly

Author : David Freeman Hawke
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John Haygarth Frs 1740 1827

Author : Christopher Charles Booth
ISBN : 0871692546
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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John Haygarth, MD, FRS (1740-1827) hailed from an obscure valley in the Yorkshire dales in the north west of England. Educated at Sedbergh School, Cambridge, and Edinburgh, he became a physician in Chester in 1767. There he introduced separate wards in the Chester Infirmary where patients with fever could be isolated and cared for. It was the stimulus for the development of the fever hospitals of nineteenth century England. Haygarth moved to Bath in 1798, where he continued to write on medical matters. He also played a major role in the foundation of the Bath Provident Institution for Savings, a model for the savings-bank movement in England. John Haygarth died in 1827 at Swainswick near Bath and was buried in the graveyard there.

The Cure For Catastrophe

Author : Robert Muir-Wood
ISBN : 9780465096473
Genre : Nature
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We can't stop natural disasters but we can stop them being disastrous. One of the world's foremost risk experts tells us how. Year after year, floods wreck people's homes and livelihoods, earthquakes tear communities apart, and tornadoes uproot whole towns. Natural disasters cause destruction and despair. But does it have to be this way? In The Cure for Catastrophe, global risk expert Robert Muir-Wood argues that our natural disasters are in fact human ones: We build in the wrong places and in the wrong way, putting brick buildings in earthquake country, timber ones in fire zones, and coastal cities in the paths of hurricanes. We then blindly trust our flood walls and disaster preparations, and when they fail, catastrophes become even more deadly. No society is immune to the twin dangers of complacency and heedless development. Recognizing how disasters are manufactured gives us the power to act. From the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 to Hurricane Katrina, The Cure for Catastrophe recounts the ingenious ways in which people have fought back against disaster. Muir-Wood shows the power and promise of new predictive technologies, and envisions a future where information and action come together to end the pain and destruction wrought by natural catastrophes. The decisions we make now can save millions of lives in the future. Buzzing with political plots, newfound technologies, and stories of surprising resilience, The Cure for Catastrophe will revolutionize the way we conceive of catastrophes: though natural disasters are inevitable, the death and destruction are optional. As we brace ourselves for deadlier cataclysms, the cure for catastrophe is in our hands.

The Grub Street Journal 1730 1733

Author : Bertrand A. Goldgar
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026142088
Genre : English literature
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Isidore Snapper S Notes For Memoirs 1889 1973

Author : Isidore Snapper
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121810969
Genre : Medical teaching personnel
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The Pennsylvania Magazine Of History And Biography

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007311520
Genre : Pennsylvania
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The Grub Street Journal

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ISBN : IND:30000096454578
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Information Science Abstracts

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ISBN : UOM:39015082969455
Genre : Documentation
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Isis Cumulative Bibliography

Author : Magda Whitrow
ISBN : 0720116430
Genre : Science
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A three volume index by personality, institution and subject to the critical bibliographies on the history of science published in ISIS from 1913 to 1965. References in the bibliographies are to items in books, journals, reports, documents, etc. An excellent starting point for researching a topic in the history of science.

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