'A significant contribution, Nature Cures provides a valuable perspective on the unconventional therapies that for many decades have, to the dismay of organized medicine, attracted large numbers of Americans engaged in the pursuit of health.' -Science'An authority on the history of medicine and health...his engaging, authoritative, and interesting book provides a valuable background to the wide range of therapies available today.' -NAPRA Review'A lively tale filled with fads and quackery, much of which was sanctioned by the medical establishment of its day, while efficacious regimes that are still practiced today were denounced. In so doing, he remains remarkably evenhanded and touches on the lives and reputations of such notables as Mary Baker Eddy, Catherine Beecher (sister of Harriet Beecher Stowe) and Daniel Webster.' -New York Daily News'A distinguished and respected writer about health and medicinal studies, Whorton gives us a thorough, deeply researched and objective history of alternative medicine. Presented in a relaxed and reliable style, this book is highly readable and surprisingly entertaining.' -Statesman Journal'Thorough, enjoyable, and rigorous, this study documents the major 'unconventional' healing movements of 19th- and 20th-century America. This book fills a large gap.... Highly recommended.' -Library Journal'A lively, entertaining, and well-documented introduction to the history of unconventional medicine in the U.S. over the past two centuries... There's much here to interest and perhaps amaze anyone who has ever been a patient.' -Kirkus ReviewsFrom reflexology and rolfing to shiatsu and dream work, we are confronted today by a welter of alternative medical therapies. But as James Whorton shows in Nature Cures, the recent explosion in alternative medicine actually reflects two centuries of competition and conflict between mainstream medicine and numerous unorthodox systems.This is the first comprehensive history of alternative medicine in America, examining the major systems that have emerged from 1800 to the present. Writing with wit and with fairness to all sides, Whorton offers a fascinating look at alternative health systems such as homeopathy, water cures, Mesmerism, Christian Science, osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, and acupuncture. He highlights the birth and growth of each system (including European roots where appropriate) and vividly describes both the theories and the therapies developed within each system, including such dubious practices as hour-long walks barefoot in snow or Samuel Thompson's 'puking and steaming' regimen. In particular, Whorton illuminates the philosophy of 'natural healing' that has been espoused by alternative practitioners throughout history and the distinctive interpretations of 'nature cure' developed by the different systems. Though he doesn't hesitate to point out the failings of these systems, he also shows that some 'cult medicines' have eventually won recognition from practitioners of mainstream medicine.Throughout, Whorton writes with a light touch and quotes from contemporary humorists such as Mark Twain. His book is an engaging yet authoritative history that highlights the course of alternative medicine in the U.S., providing valuable background to the wide range of therapies available today.Readership: General readers, students and scholars of medicine and medical history
Packed with essential lists, figures, tables, and algorithms, the Tarascon Internal Medicine & Critical Care Pocketbook, Fifth Edition provides instant reminders of hard-to-remember yet vitally important clinical information. The Fifth Edition contains more information and several new topics throughout each chapter, including: Anthropometric Equations; Echo, MRI, and Nuclear Anatomy; ECG ST Elevation (STE) Patterns; Sepsis; Therapeutic Hypothermia; Pharyngeal Swab Technique; NIH Stroke Scale; Bronchoscopic Anatomy; SIADH; Serotonin Syndromes; and more. Intended for busy internal medicine physicians, nurses, or any healthcare provider in the ICU, Tarascon Internal Medicine & Critical Care Pocketbook is meticulously referenced with expert commentary on current academic controversies in the field.
Medical Electronic Laboratory Equipment 1967-68 provides information of a comprehensive range of electronic and nucleonic equipment for use in laboratories concerned with all branches of medical research. This book covers a variety of topics, including amplifiers, computers, chromatographs, gamma encephalographs, display systems, kidney function systems, scintillation cameras, and ultrasonic equipment.
Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of a wide-section of the equipment available in the specialized field. This text then provides general descriptive data of equipment with considerable operating and applications information. Other chapters consider a large number of illustrations showing equipment in use, as well as the case histories, analyses, and references. This book presents as well data from Europe, United States, and Japan that are useful as a practical guide and manual by all concerned with the acquisition, assessment, and use of electronic equipment for medical research.
This book is a valuable resource for readers interested in acquiring medical electronics equipment.
Clinical Naturopathic Medicine is a foundation clinical text integrating the holistic traditional principles of naturopathic philosophy with the scientific rigour of evidence-based medicine (EBM) to support contemporary practices and principles.
The text addresses all systems of the body and their related common conditions, with clear, accessible directions outlining how a practitioner can understand health from a naturopathic perspective and apply naturopathic medicines to treat patients individually. These treatments include herbal medicine, nutritional medicine and lifestyle recommendations. All chapters are structured by system and then by condition, so readers are easily able to navigate the content by chapter and heading structure. The content is designed for naturopathic practitioners and students (both undergraduate and postgraduate levels) and for medical and allied health professionals with an interest in integrative naturopathic medicine.
- detailed coverage of naturopathic treatments provides readers with a solid understanding of the major therapeutic modalities used within naturopathic medicine
- each system is reviewed from both naturopathic and mainstream medical perspectives to correlate the variations and synergies of treatment
- only clinically efficacious and evidence-based treatments have been included
- information is rigorously researched (over 7500 references) from both traditional texts and recent research papers
- the content skilfully bridges traditional practice and EBM to support confident practitioners within the current health care system
This all-in-one, up-to-date career and professional reference provides a comprehensive survey of integrative, alternative and complementary medicine therapies, their study and practice, for students as well as holistic practitioners. It covers the 11 major medical licenses – including natural and allopathic medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, body and mind therapies and nursing – and 50 non-degree modalities such as ayurveda, herbal medicine, midwifery, biofeedback and yoga training. Modality history, philosophy, basic techniques and methods of each discipline are surveyed, along with career and training opportunities, licensure guidelines and salary information. With over 2,500 entries, it also features continuing education and postgraduate studies, conference and retreat centers, online resources and social networks, associations and research institutes, and major periodicals and publications. This book is a must-have desk resource for career seekers, students, holistic-minded healers and anyone interested in seeking out integrative medicine techniques and practitioners for themselves.
Remediation in medical education is the act of facilitating a correction for trainees who started out on the journey toward becoming excellent physicians but have moved off course. This book offers an evidence-based and practical approach to the identification and remediation of medical trainees who are unable to perform to standards. As assessment of clinical competence and professionalism has become more sophisticated and ubiquitous, medical educators increasingly face the challenge of implementing effective and respectful means to work with trainees who do not yet meet expectations of the profession and society.
Remediation in Medical Education: A Mid-Course Correction describes practical stepwise approaches to remediate struggling learners in fundamental medical competencies; discusses methods used to define competencies and the science underlying the fundamental shift in the delivery and assessment of medical education; explores themes that provide context for remediation, including professional identity formation and moral reasoning, verbal and nonverbal learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders in high-functioning individuals, diversity, and educational and psychiatric topics; and reviews system issues involved in remediation, including policy and leadership challenges and faculty development.