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The History of Respiratory Therapy: Discovery and Evolution includes the earliest beginning of the inhalational practice of medicine, vapors, and aromatherapy around 6,000 B.C. Its roots are in Egypt, China, India, and the middle East. From there, it spreads to Europe and the Americas. Some highlights include:In 6000 B.C. aromatherapy has its beginning. In 3000 B.C. Egypt, tracheostomy is depicted on a sculptured slab. 2600 B.C. there is mention of inhalational treatment for asthma in China. Tuberculosis-Pott's Disease is found in mummies in Egypt around 2400 B.C. In 1275 A.D., Lillius discovers ether but it is not apparently used until 1842 when Crawford Long M.D. administers ether to remove two cysts from a patient.In 1783, Caillens was first reported doctor to use oxygen therapy as a remedy. In 1873, Theodore Billroth M.D. performs first laryngectomy. In 1917, Captain Stokes M.D. uses a rubber nasal catheter and nasal prongs to administed oxygen for WWI pulmonary edema patients. But only in the past 100 years is the major evolution of respiratory therapy been realized.The History of Respiratory Therapy: Discovery and Evolution is the first comprehensive written book on this subject and makes it a pioneer which officially documents information which is scattered throughout various resources.

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When you need the absolute best in health care, John Hopkins is the institute ranked #1 year after year. And when you want answers fast, turn to the Johns Hopkins Family Health Book for the knowledge you need from a name you know. Developed in consultation with an advisory board of more than 100 Johns Hopkins physicians, nurses, and health professionals, this indispensable home and medical resource covers a broad range of family health issues and focuses on maintaining good health and preventing diseases.

Read "How to Use this Book" first to learn how the book is organized and to find out where to look for information you need, whether you are trying to interpret symptoms, wish to know more about a medication, or are looking for general health and nutrition facts.

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Black's Medical Dictionary has been the best-selling medical dictionary for over 100 years. It is invaluable as a home reference and for all who need clear explanation of medical terms: nurses, health care professionals, students, health service management, actuaries, lawyers and journalists.
It contains over 5000 definitions and descriptions of medical terms and concepts with over 1000 diagrams, drawings and colour illustrations. It also provides helpful appendices on common medical tests and procedures, travel and health, measurements in medicine, health economics, complementary and alternative medicine, and an address list of supporting professional organisations.
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Researchers have come to rely on this thesaurus to locate precise terms from the controlled vocabulary used to index the ERIC database. This, the first print edition in more than 5 years, contains a total of 10,773 vocabulary terms with 206 descriptors and 210 use references that are new to this edition. A popular and widely used reference tool for sets of education-related terms established and updated by ERIC lexicographers to assist searchers in defining, narrowing, and broadening their search strategies. The Introduction to the "Thesaurus" contains helpful information about ERIC indexing rules, deleted and invalid descriptors, and useful parts of the descriptor entry, such as the date the term was added and the number of times it has been used.

Preface and Personal Information Intro Trade Names, Trade Marks, and References Air and Gases Composition of Air Physical Properties of Air Densities of Gases Standard Atmosphere Definition General Gas Laws & Formulas Density of Moist Air Elevation vs. Air & Water Properties Dry Air Specific Heat & Sound Velocity at 1 Atmosphere for Various Temperatures Dry Air Specific Heat at 20°C Constant Temperature and Various Pressures Air Tool CFM & PSI Requirements CFM vs. PSI for Various Nozzle Sizes Air Hose Friction & Pressure Loss Air Line Recommended Sizes Air Receiver Capacities Air Pollution Safe Limits Automotive Antifreeze Table Spark Plug Spark Plug Lead-Acid Battery Specific Gravity/Charge Oil Viscosity vs. Temperature Auto Headlight Warning Automotive Air Conditioning Automotive Electric Wiring Tire Size vs. Load Rating Tire Manufacturer Codes Tire Size Coding Load Range vs. Ply Rating Automotive Formulas Carpentry and Construction Softwood Lumber Sizes Softwood Lumber Grading Hardwood Lumber Size and Grade Wood Moisture Content Plywood & Panel Grading Wood Characteristics Insulation Value of Materials Maximum Floor Joist Spans Douglas Fir - Larch Group Hemlock,-Fir Group Spruce- Ping Group Southern Pine Group Redwood Group Strength of Wood Beams Wood Gluing Characteristics Concrete Mortar Chemistry and Physics Element Tables Element Properties Periodic Table of the Elements pH of Common Acids pH of Common Bases pH Indicators Elementary Particles Radioisotope Half Lives Uranium-238 Decay Series Galvanic Series of Metals in Seawater Computers Computer ASCII Codes IBM PC Memory Map IBM PC Hardware Interrupts Serial Ports DMA Channels Megabytes and Kilobytes Constants- Physical, Chemical and Math Electrical- Wire, Motors and Frames Copper Wire Current Capacity Ampacity vs. Temperature Correction Copper Wire Current Capacity (3 wire) Standard Lamp & Extension Cord Current Capacities Aluminum Wire Amp Capacity Ampacity vs. Temp. Correction (Al) Aluminum Wire Amp Capacity (3 wire) Current Adjustment for more than 3 Wires in a Cable Copper Wire Resistance Standard Copper Wire Specs Wire Classes & Insulation Standard Wire Color Codes Wire Size vs. Voltage Drop Conduit Size vs. Wire Size Box Size vs. Number of Wires Average Electric Motor Specs NEMA Electric Motor Frames NEMA Electric Enclosure Types DC Motor Wiring Specs 3 Phase Electric Motor Specs HP vs. Torque vs. RPM for Motors Electronics Resistor Color Codes Resistor Standard Values Capacitor Color Codes Capacitor Standard Values Pilot Lamp Specs Fuses- Small Tube Type Battery Characteristics Batteries - Standard Sizes RF Coil Winding Data Wire Size vs. Number of Turns/Inch Decibels vs. Voltage & Power Ratios Formulas for Electricity General Information Holidays Season & Clock Dates Signs of the zodiac Flowers for each Month Birthstones Anniversary Names Paper Sizes English - Greek Alphabet Radio Alphabet Morse Code "Ten" Radio Codes Military Rank and Grade State Information Climate Data in U.S. Cities Time Zones in the US Time Zones in the World Telephone Area Codes by Location Telephone Area Codes by Area Code Major World Airports & Elevations Airline Two-Letter Codes Airports in the USA with Elevation, Codes City Populations and Airport Name Major World Airports & Elevations Airline Two Letter Codes Airline 1-800 Phone Numbers Lost Credit Card Phone Numbers General Science Temperature Conversions °F-°C Sound Intensities Human Body Composition Body Weight vs. Height Physical Growth % - Boys Physical Growth %$- Girls Acceleration Due to Gravity Beaufort Wind Strength Scale Wind Chill Factors Heat - Humidity Factors Firewood/Fuel Heat Comparisons Frequency Spectrum Sun and Planetary Data Geology Mineral Table Abbreviations Mineral Tables Element to Oxide Conversions Minerals Sorted by Density Minerals Sorted by Hardness Metal Content of Minerals Distinct Color Minerals Mineral Crystal System Minor Elements in Sedimentary Rocks Minor Elements in Igneous Rocks Igneous Rock Classification Igneous Rock Classes by Color Sedimentary Rock Classes Metamorphic Rock Classes Geochemical Lower Detection Limits Mohn Scale of Hardness Particle Size Descriptions Richter & Mercali Earthquake Scales Core Drill Specs Geologic Time Scale Glue, Solvents, Paints and Finishes Glue Types and Applications Common Solvents Paints and Finishes Hardware Bolt Torque Specs (Inch) Effect of Lubrication on Torque Rating Bolt Torque Specs (Metric) Bolt Torque Specs (Whitworth Std) Wood Screw Specifications Wood Screw Number vs. Screw Length Sheet Metal Screw Specs Pictures of Screw Heads Cable Clamps for wire Rope Nails Pictures of Nail Types Math Numeric Prefixes Roman Numerals Convert Inch-Foot-mm-Drill # Squares, Cubes and Roots Degrees, Radians, and Trig Functions Log, Log e, Circumference, & Circle Area Right Triangle Formulas Oblique Triangle Formulas Plane Figure Formulas Solid Figure Formulas Mine, Mill and Aggregate Standard Sieve Series Mineral Dressing Sizing Scale Stockpile Volume and Weight Material Dumping Angles Rock Bulking Factors Length of Conveyor Belt in a Roll Conveyor Slope Angle Maximums Conveyor Capacities Conveyor Horsepower vs. Load Jaw Crusher Horsepower vs. Tons/Hour Money Currency Exchange Rates Discount Factors for Net Present Value Simple Interest Compound Interest Numbered Days of the Year Plumbing and Pipe Copper Pipe and Tubing Plastic Pipe Steel Pipe Steel Pipe Formulas Steel Pipe - Pressure Ratings of Sch 40 Rope, Cable and Chain Rope (poly, nylon, manila) Wire Rope Chain Feet of Cable or Rope on a Reel Pull Angle vs. Strength Loss Steel and Metals Steel Wire Gauges Steel Sheet Gauges Steel Plate Sizes Wire and Sheet Specifications Channel Steel Angle Steel Tee Steel Round Bar Steel Square Bar Steel Hexagonal Bar Steel Octagonal Bar Steel Flat Steel Square Steel Tubing Rectangular Steel Tubing Round Steel Tubing Aluminum Types Surveying and Mapping Percent Grade to Degrees Stadia Table Formulas to Create Stadia Table Mapping Scales and Areas Apparent Dip Table Three Point Problem Magnetic Declination Map Tools American National Taps and Dies Metric Taps and Dies British Taps and Dies British Association Standard Thread American Standard Taper Pipe Thread American Standard Straight Pipe Thread Water Weights and Properties of Materials Friction Loss in Various Pipe Friction Loss Tables Friction Loss in Fittings Suction, Head & Vapor Press vs. Altitude Horizontal Pipe Discharge Nozzle Discharge Vertical Pipe Discharge Weir Discharge Volumes Horizontal Cylinder Fillage Steam Table Water Pollution Water Hardness Water Data & Formulas Weights & Properties of Materials Welding Arc Electrodes - Mild Steel Electrode Amperages Electrodes- Low Allow Steel Electrodes - Stainless Steel Electrode Brand Conversion (Steel) Gas Welding Rods Welding Gases Hard and Soft Solder Alloys Solder Flux Tempering Color for Steel Conversion Tables 12 Year Perpetual Calendar Index Notes-Blank pages and Rulers Preface and Personal Information Intro Trade Names, Trade Marks, and References Air and Gases Composition of Air Physical Properties of Air Densities of Gases Standard Atmosphere Definition General Gas Laws & Formulas Density of Moist Air Elevation vs. Air & Water Properties Dry Air Specific Heat & Sound Velocity at 1 Atmosphere for Various Temperatures Dry Air Specific Heat at 20°C Constant Temperature and Various Pressures Air Tool CFM & PSI Requirements CFM vs. PSI for Various Nozzle Sizes Air Hose Friction & Pressure Loss Air Line Recommended Sizes Air Receiver Capacities Air Pollution Safe Limits Automotive Antifreeze Table Spark Plug Spark Plug Lead-Acid Battery Specific Gravity/Charge Oil Viscosity vs. Temperature Auto Headlight Warning Automotive Air Conditioning Automotive Electric Wiring Tire Size vs. Load Rating Tire Manufacturer Codes Tire Size Coding Load Range vs. Ply Rating Automotive Formulas Carpentry and Construction Softwood Lumber Sizes Softwood Lumber Grading Hardwood Lumber Size and Grade Wood Moisture Content Plywood & Panel Grading Wood Characteristics Insulation Value of Materials Maximum Floor Joist Spans Douglas Fir - Larch Group Hemlock,-Fir Group Spruce- Ping Group Southern Pine Group Redwood Group Strength of Wood Beams Wood Gluing Characteristics Concrete Mortar Chemistry and Physics Element Tables Element Properties Periodic Table of the Elements pH of Common Acids pH of Common Bases pH Indicators Elementary Particles Radioisotope Half Lives Uranium-238 Decay Series Galvanic Series of Metals in Seawater Computers Computer ASCII Codes IBM PC Memory Map IBM PC Hardware Interrupts Serial Ports DMA Channels Megabytes and Kilobytes Constants- Physical, Chemical and Math Electrical- Wire, Motors and Frames Copper Wire Current Capacity Ampacity vs. Temperature Correction Copper Wire Current Capacity (3 wire) Standard Lamp & Extension Cord Current Capacities Aluminum Wire Amp Capacity Ampacity vs. Temp. Correction (Al) Aluminum Wire Amp Capacity (3 wire) Current Adjustment for more than 3 Wires in a Cable Copper Wire Resistance Standard Copper Wire Specs Wire Classes & Insulation Standard Wire Color Codes Wire Size vs. Voltage Drop Conduit Size vs. Wire Size Box Size vs. Number of Wires Average Electric Motor Specs NEMA Electric Motor Frames NEMA Electric Enclosure Types DC Motor Wiring Specs 3 Phase Electric Motor Specs HP vs. Torque vs. RPM for Motors Electronics Resistor Color Codes Resistor Standard Values Capacitor Color Codes Capacitor Standard Values Pilot Lamp Specs Fuses- Small Tube Type Battery Characteristics Batteries - Standard Sizes RF Coil Winding Data Wire Size vs. Number of Turns/Inch Decibels vs. Voltage & Power Ratios Formulas for Electricity General Information Holidays Season & Clock Dates Signs of the zodiac Flowers for each Month Birthstones Anniversary Names Paper Sizes English - Greek Alphabet Radio Alphabet Morse Code "Ten" Radio Codes Military Rank and Grade State Information Climate Data in U.S. Cities Time Zones 9780969582229\Dr Michael Greenwood draws on the healing wisdom of many traditions in treating a variety of common problems. 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Here in one compact volume is a personal medical reference guide you can turn to with trust. The fully expanded and revised sixth edition of The Bantam Medical Dictionary provides the most up-to-date medical information in an easy-to-access format specifically designed for general readers, students, and health-care professionals. Compiled and reviewed by a distinguished team of more than forty doctors and experts, this essential reference covers the entire domain of the health sciences, defining more than 11,000 medical terms and concepts in all the major medical and surgical specialties. You’ll find commonly prescribed drugs described, along with their generic and brand names, as well as definitions of frequently used medical abbreviations and acronyms. Comprehensive and clearly written, this is the only medical dictionary you’ll ever need.

This market-leading illustrated dictionary contains 12,500 authoritative entries on all aspects of medical science. Written by a team of medical experts, all entries have been revised and updated for this new edition to reflect the very latest in medical knowledge and practice. Entries are accessible and jargon-free and are complemented by over 140 illustrations and diagrams. This brand new edition includes over 500 new entries and features increased coverage of pharmacology, obstetrics/gynaecology, paediatrics, ethics, nephrology, and psychiatry. Recommended web links are now provided for many entries, which are accessed and kept up to date via the Medical Dictionary companion website, and appendices have been expanded to include tables of paediatric reference ranges, milk formulas, and additional abbrevations for blood tests Selling almost 700,000 copies in previous editions, this is an essential A-Z for students and those working in the medical and allied professions. It is also an invaluable home reference guide for the general reader.