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Medicine

Medicine

The Definitive Illustrated History

  • Author: DK
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • ISBN: 0241287154
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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Medicine tells the fascinating history of medicine through the ages to the present day. Follow the greatest stories of medicine and its breakthroughs, with incredible coverage of disease, drugs, treatment, and cures. Medicine covers the gory pitfalls and miraculous breakthroughs of medical history from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to brand new developments in IVF and gene therapy with compelling stories and stunning illustrations. Clear diagrams explain major diseases such as cancer, and trace the progression of medical treatment through the centuries, from ancient healers and herbalists to scurvy and smallpox, and the World Wars to modern psychiatry. Perfect for adults and students alike, and anyone interested in the fascinating medical history of the world, Medicine is the definitive visual history of our health.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine

  • Author: Roy Porter
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521002523
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 400
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An authoritative and accessible illustrated introduction to medical history.

Western Medicine

Western Medicine

An Illustrated History

  • Author: Irvine Loudon
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199248131
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 347
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Featuring more than 150 illustrations, including twenty-four color plates, a finely produced history ranges from the birth of rational medicine in ancient Greece to modern organ transplants and includes a glossary, a chronology, and an index. History Feat Alt. UP.

The Evolution of Medical Technology

The Evolution of Medical Technology

  • Author: Hillary Dodge
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 1538303256
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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Modern medicine was no accident, except when it was. The history of medical innovation, which spans centuries, is filled with killer diseases, scientific inquiry, accidental discoveries, and brilliant machines. Readers will embark on a journey across time from Ancient Egypt to the twenty-first century, and learn about the creative mistakes and ingenious solutions physicians, scientists, and regular people devised to explore and heal the human body. As we prepare for the Next Generation Science Standards to enter our schools, curious minds will enjoy delving into the history of medical innovation.

Healing Waters

Healing Waters

A History of Victorian Spas

  • Author: Jeremy Agnew
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company
  • ISBN: 1476636176
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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Modern spas are wellness resorts that offer beauty treatments, massages and complementary therapies. Victorian spas were sanitariums, providing “water cure” treatments supplemented by massage, vibration, electricity and radioactivity. Rooted in the palliative health reforms of the early 19th century, spas of the Victorian Age grew out of the hydrotherapy institutions of the 1840s—an alternative to the horrors of bleeding and purging. The regimen focused on diet, rest, cessation of alcohol and foods that upset the stomach, stress reduction and plenty of water. The treatments, though sometimes of a dubious nature, formed the transition from the primitive methods of “heroic medicine” to the era of scientifically based practices.

Medicine

Medicine

An Illustrated History

  • Author: Albert S. Lyons,R. Joseph Petrucelli
  • Publisher: Abradale Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 616
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Traces the history of medicine from prehistoric times to the 20th century and examines the growth of the healing professions

Yoga as Medicine

Yoga as Medicine

The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing

  • Author: Yoga Journal,Timothy McCall
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 9780553903942
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 592
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The definitive book of yoga therapy, this groundbreaking work comes to you from the medical editor of the country’s premier yoga magazine, who is both a practicing yogi and a Western-trained physician. Beginning with an overview of the history and science of yoga, Dr. McCall describes the many different techniques in the yoga tool kit; explains what yoga does and who can benefit from it (virtually everyone!); and provides lavishly illustrated and minutely detailed instructions on starting a yoga practice geared to your fitness level and your health status. Yoga as Medicine offers a wealth of practical information, including how to: •Utilize yogic tools, including postures, breathing techniques, and meditation, for both prevention and healing of illness •Master the art of becoming more in tune with your body •Communicate more effectively with your doctor •Adopt therapeutic yoga practices as either an alternative or a complement to surgery and to expensive, sometimes dangerous medications •Practice safely Find an instructor and a style of yoga that are right for you. With twenty chapters devoted to the work of individual master teachers, including such well-known figures as Patricia Walden, John Friend, and Rodney Yee, Yoga as Medicine shows how these experts have applied the wisdom of this ancient holistic practice to twenty different conditions, ranging from arthritis to chronic fatigue, depression, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, infertility, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, and obesity. Defining yoga as “a systematic technology to improve the body, understand the mind, and free the spirit,” Dr. McCall shows the way to a path that can truly alter your life. An indispensable guide for the millions who now practice yoga or would like to begin, as well as for yoga teachers, body workers, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.

The History of Massage

The History of Massage

An Illustrated Survey from Around the World

  • Author: Robert Noah Calvert
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
  • ISBN: 9780892818815
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 268
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Covering the development of massage from prehistory to today's "golden age," the founder of Massage Magazine helps to explain the evolution of this popular therapy.

Blood Pressure Measurement

Blood Pressure Measurement

An Illustrated History

  • Author: N.H. Naqvi,M. Donald Blaufox
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9781850700135
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 170
  • View: 1978
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This is a volume of medical history that documents and illustrates the development of blood pressure measurement from the times of the Chinese emperors some 5,000 years ago to modern medicine today. The only book of its kind, it examines the relationship between the availability of technical methodology and the development of methods to measure blood pressure and shows how the availability of materials and preceding work led to the modern measurement of blood pressure. Also, it describes the changing attitude of physicians toward the measurement of blood pressure and its bearing on the interpretation of the significance of blood pressure. Following an introduction, the book's main sections cover the pulse, sphygmography, sphygmomanometry in the 19th century, sphygmomanometry in the modern era, and how the evolution of blood pressure measurement from the art of the pulse lore to modern non-invasive automated portable devices has offered physicians down the ages opportunities to improve the clinical outcome of their patients. The book contains a great many exclusive illustrations of antique as well as modern instruments, definitive bibliographic references, and a comprehensive index.

Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine

Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine

  • Author: Thomas Bartram
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • ISBN: 9781569245507
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 474
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A respected authority on herbal medicine provides an A-to-Z listing that covers herbal treatments, properties, preparations, tinctures, and oils for a wide range of common and rare disorders. Original.