By Lois N. Magner
Stressing significant topics within the heritage of drugs, this moment version stimulates additional exploration of the occasions, methodologies, and theories that formed clinical practices in a long time prior and in smooth medical practice-highlighting the practices of civilizations world wide, in addition to the study of pioneering scientists and physicians who contributed to our present realizing of healthiness and sickness.
Read Online or Download A History of Medicine PDF
Best forensic medicine books
During this revised and increased version of his severely acclaimed legal Poisoning: Investigational advisor for legislations Enforcement, Toxicologists, Forensic Scientists, and legal professionals, prime forensic scientist John Trestrail bargains a pioneering survey of all that's recognized in regards to the use of poison as a weapon in homicide.
Incorporates a Foreword by way of Dr. James D. Watson, the co-discoverer of the DNA double helix, and Dr. Jan A. Witkowski. "From the Foreword via Drs. Watson and Witkowski: 'DNA: Forensic and criminal purposes is a finished and useful consultant to the sector, protecting themes starting from accumulating samples within the box to featuring the advanced effects to a jury.
''This groundbreaking paintings emphasizes a pragmatic, technical, and interpretive starting place for figuring out the diagnostic use of recent imaging in forensic post-mortem. It covers complex imaging thoughts, reminiscent of radiography, multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), angiography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology is the authoritative, definitive reference at the perform and technique of civil forensic neuropsychological evaluation of youngsters and teenagers. With chapters authored by way of most sensible specialists within the box of pediatric neuropsychology and forensic neuropsychology, this ebook offers serious, a professional, and specialist details for clinicians, lawyers, physicians and different pros fascinated by forensic pediatric neuropsychological overview.
- Quick Guide to Contact Dermatitis
- The Dermal Lymphatic Capillaries
- Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Abused Drugs
- Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales
- Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry
- Ethical Issues in Forensic Psychiatry: Minimizing Harm
Additional info for A History of Medicine
Larsen, C. S. (1999). Bioarchaeology: Interpreting Behavior from the Human Skeleton. New York: Cambridge University Press. Ortner, D. , and Aufderheide, A. , eds. (1991). Human Paleopathology: Current Syntheses and Future Options. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. Roberts, C. , and and Manchester, K. (1995). The Archaeology of Disease. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Rothschild, B. , and and Martin, L. D. (1993). Paleopathology: Disease in the Fossil Record. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Although the healer needed some knowledge of anatomy and drug lore, precise knowledge of magical rituals was more important because errors in this department could alienate the gods. Hordes of demons and devils were thought to cause diseases and misfortune; each evil spirit tended to cause particular disorders. As in the case of folk medicine and so-called-primitive medicine, Mesopotamian healers also attempted to rid their patients of disease-causing demons by the administration of noxious remedies.
Bodies were wrapped in skins or linen and interred in shallow graves in the desert. If the body was not discovered by jackals or otherwise disturbed, the hot dry sand would draw out moisture from the soft tissues, leaving the body looking rather like tanned leather, but still recognizable several thousand years later. Simple sand burials continued to be the norm for peasants, but during the Dynastic Period, the burial chambers of pharaohs and other 34 A History of Medicine An Egyptian mummy.