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What Is Medicine

Author : Paul U. Unschuld
ISBN : 9780520944701
Genre : Social Science
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What Is Medicine? Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing is the first comparative history of two millennia of Western and Chinese medicine from their beginnings in the centuries BCE through present advances in sciences like molecular biology and in Western adaptations of traditional Chinese medicine. In his revolutionary interpretation of the basic forces that undergird shifts in medical theory, Paul U. Unschuld relates the history of medicine in both Europe and China to changes in politics, economics, and other contextual factors. Drawing on his own extended research of Chinese primary sources as well as his and others' scholarship in European medical history, Unschuld argues against any claims of "truth" in former and current, Eastern and Western models of physiology and pathology. What Is Medicine? makes an eloquent and timely contribution to discussions on health care policies while illuminating the nature of cognitive dynamics in medicine, and it stimulates fresh debate on the essence and interpretation of reality in medicine's attempts to manage the human organism.

What Is Medicine Classic Reprint

Author : Albert Leary Gihon
ISBN : 0428721044
Genre : Education
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Excerpt from What Is Medicine? A Presidential address is usually gratulatory to the body which has honored the speaker by selecting him to preside over it. In medical conclaves it is also customarily historical. The shades of Hippocrates and Celsus, of Galen and Avicenna, are paraded in their ancient garbs, and twenty centuries are gone over in as many minutes, preluding a summary of the novelties and notorieties of the preceding year, which, in these days of medical periodicals, is an easier matter than it used to be. The special olog'y which each Association flies as its distinguishing pendant determines the objects legitimately within its purview, and the President, for the time, is monarch of the medical, surgical, gynecological, ophthalmological, rhinological, dermatological or whatever other realm, for the two, three, or, at most, four days he may have to rule, without question of his authority, provided he does not encroach upon the domain of any fellow sovereign. But the American Academy of Medicine would have little reason for being at all, and I no occasion for any public utterance, if its place were to be sought among the pathological and clinical, the biological and sanitary associations of a national character, which are numerous enough to include the devotees of each particular department of our great science. It is, however, concerned with none of these parts of the body politic of Medicine, but with the illimitable spirit which animates them all. It trenches on no other's ground, and hence antagonizes none, but, permeating all, seeks to cement them into a compact unity by inculcating principles that should govern all. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

What Is Medicine

Author : Albert Leary Gihon
ISBN : 1113364009
Genre : History
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

What Is Medical History

Author : John C. Burnham
ISBN : 9780745632254
Genre : History
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Written as a key introductory textbook for students, this work explores the reasons behind the expansion of the field of the history of medicine and health.

Acsm S Exercise Is Medicine

Author : Steven Jonas
ISBN : 158255739X
Genre : Medical
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Exercise is Medicine(TM) is an American College of Sports Medicine initiative to "make physical activity and exercise a standard part of a disease prevention and treatment medical paradigm." This book will teach practitioners how to motivate and instruct patients on the importance of exercise and how to design practical exercise programs for patients of all ages and fitness levels, as well as those with special conditions such as pregnancy, obesity, and cancer. Coverage includes in-depth discussions of both the lifestyle exercise approach to exercising regularly and the structured exercise approach.

Psychiatry As Medicine

Author : A. Fried
ISBN : 9789400968639
Genre : Psychology
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PREFACE This volume is a sequel to yet independent of our Paranoia: A Study in Diagnosis, Reidel, Dordrecht and Boston, 1976. Whereas our first book centered on diagnosis, this centers on treatment. In our first volume, all discussions of nosology (theory of illness) and of treatment was ancillary to our discussion of diagnosis; similarly all discussion of this volume dealing with nosology - there is very little on diagnosis here - is ancillary to our discussion of psychotherapy. It is still our profoundest conviction that to speak of treatment without diagnosis is meaningless, if not irresponsible, since otherwise one does not know what one is talking about. Hence, our present study, though it centers on theories of treatment, links psychotherapy with psychopathology. It is the rationale of psychotherapy which is of importance, and the rationale dwells in this link. We wish our present study to be self-contained and understood by readers who are not familiar with our first book - or with any specific literature. Our discussion of medicine in general, meaning the rationale of therapy in general, helps the uninitiated reader, as well as the initiated, we hope: it certainly has helped us. We did not see how else can we study a branch of medicine; we felt the need for some idea of how medicine is supposed to work.

The Hermeneutics Of Medicine And The Phenomenology Of Health

Author : F. Svenaeus
ISBN : 9789401594585
Genre : Medical
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Fredrik Svenaeus' book is a delight to read. Not only does he exhibit keen understanding of a wide range of topics and figures in both medicine and philosophy, but he manages to bring them together in an innovative manner that convincingly demonstrates how deeply these two significant fields can be and, in the end, must be mutually enlightening. Medicine, Svenaeus suggests, reveals deep but rarely explicit themes whose proper comprehension invites a careful phenomenological and hermeneutical explication. Certain philosophical approaches, on the other hand - specifically, Heidegger's phenomenology and Gadamer's hermeneutics - are shown to have a hitherto unrealized potential for making sense of those themes long buried within Western medicine. Richard M. Zaner, Ann Geddes Stahlman Professor of Medical Ethics, Vanderbilt University

An Introductory Philosophy Of Medicine

Author : James A. Marcum
ISBN : 1402067976
Genre : Medical
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In this book the author explores the shifting philosophical boundaries of modern medical knowledge and practice occasioned by the crisis of quality-of-care, especially in terms of the various humanistic adjustments to the biomedical model. To that end he examines the metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical boundaries of these medical models. He begins with their metaphysics, analyzing the metaphysical positions and presuppositions and ontological commitments upon which medical knowledge and practice is founded. Next, he considers the epistemological issues that face these medical models, particularly those driven by methodological procedures undertaken by epistemic agents to constitute medical knowledge and practice. Finally, he examines the axiological boundaries and the ethical implications of each model, especially in terms of the physician-patient relationship. In a concluding Epilogue, he discusses how the philosophical analysis of the humanization of modern medicine helps to address the crisis-of-care, as well as the question of “What is medicine?” The book’s unique features include a comprehensive coverage of the various topics in the philosophy of medicine that have emerged over the past several decades and a philosophical context for embedding bioethical discussions. The book’s target audiences include both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as healthcare professionals and professional philosophers. “This book is the 99th issue of the Series Philosophy and Medicine...and it can be considered a crown of thirty years of intensive and dynamic discussion in the field. We are completely convinced that after its publication, it can be finally said that undoubtedly the philosophy of medicine exists as a special field of inquiry.”

Issues In Medical Law And Ethics

Author : Derek Morgan
ISBN : 9781135340988
Genre : Law
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Thirty years ago, English jurist Patrick Devlin wrote: "Is it not a pleasant tribute to the medical profession that by and large it has been able to manage its relations with its patients ... without the aid of lawyers and law makers". Medical interventions at the beginnings and the endings of life have rendered that assessment dated if not defeated. This book picks up some of the most important of those developments and reflects on the legal and social consequences of this metamorphosis over the past ten years, and will be of interest to students of law, sociology and ethics who want a considered and critical introduction to, and reflection on, key issues in these pivotal moments of human life.

The History Of Medical Education

Author : Charles Donald O'Malley
ISBN : 0520015789
Genre : Science
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