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The Resource Great discoveries in medicine, edited by William & Helen Bynum

Great discoveries in medicine, edited by William & Helen Bynum

Label
Great discoveries in medicine
Title
Great discoveries in medicine
Statement of responsibility
edited by William & Helen Bynum
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An unrivaled account of turning points and breakthroughs in medical knowledge and practice from ancient Egypt, India and China to the latest technology"--Page [4] of jacket
Cataloging source
NLM
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bynum, W. F.
  • Bynum, Helen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History of Medicine
  • Biomedical Research
  • Medicine
  • Medical sciences
Label
Great discoveries in medicine, edited by William & Helen Bynum
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
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Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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Contents
The science & art of medicine -- Part 1: Discovering the body -- Egyptian medicine: art, archaeology, papyri and human remains -- Chinese medicine: understanding the whole -- Medicine in India: ayurveda in context -- Humours & pneumas: the hippocratic tradition -- Islamic medicine: transmission and innovation -- Dissecting the body: laying bare the flesh -- Pathological anatomy: cutting the corpse -- Cell theory: units of life -- Neuron theory: the last cellular frontier -- Molecules: the chemistry of life -- Part 2: Understanding health and disease -- Circulation: what goes around comes around -- Bedlam & beyond: confining the mad -- The milieu intérieur: the importance of equilibrium -- Germs: the greatest medical discovery? -- Parasites & vectors: insects & disease -- Psychoanalysis & psychotherapy: the talking cures -- Hormones: chemical messengers -- Immunology: the body's defences -- The genetic revolution: from genes to genome -- The evolution of cancer: hijacking the body -- Complementary medicine: curing through nature -- Part 3: Tools of the trade -- The stethoscope: listening in -- The microscope: discovering new worlds -- The hypodermic syringe: getting under the skin -- The thermometer: 'measure is medicine' -- X-rays & radiotherapy: invisible light illuminates the body -- The sphygmomanometer: feeling the pressure -- Defribrillators: rescuing the dying -- Lasers: light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation -- The endoscope: seeing round the corners -- Imaging the body: beyond the x-ray -- The incubator: re-inventing the womb -- Medical robots: a helping hand -- Part 4: Battling the scourges -- Plague: death on the ground scale -- Typhus: preying on the weak -- Cholera: the deadliest diarrhoea -- Puerperal fever: killer of mothers -- Tuberculosis: spitting blood -- Influenza A: a mutating virus -- Smallpox: eradicating a disease -- Polio: the summer plague -- HIV: a stark reminder -- Part 5: 'A pill for every ill' -- Opium: pleasure & pain -- Quinine: the bark against the bite -- Digitalis: tonic for the heart -- Penicillin: the healing mould -- The pill: a woman's choice -- Drugs for the mind: treating mental suffering -- Ventolin: breathing easier -- Beta-blockers: designer drugs -- Statins: lowering cholesterol -- Part 6: Surgical breakthroughs -- Paré & wounds: innovation on the battlefield -- Anaesthesia: revolutionizing surgery -- Antisepsis & asepsis: clean surgery -- Blood transfusion: the gift relationship -- Neurosurgery: the approach to the brain -- Cataract surgery: restoring lost sight -- Caesarean surgery: 'from his mother's womb / untimely ripped' -- Cardiac surgery: pushing the limits -- Transplant surgery: diseases & organs, self & non-self -- Hip replacement: new for old -- Keyhole surgery: through the looking glass -- Part 7: Medical triumphs -- Vaccines: preventing disease -- Vitamins: accessory food factors -- Insulin: 'a force of magical activity' -- Dialysis: the artificial kidney -- Smoking & health: lifestyle & medicine -- Assisted reproduction: IVF & embryo transfer -- The pap smear & human papilloma virus: a preventable cancer -- Helicobater pylori & peptic ulcer: bacteria in an unexpected place
Control code
ocn759563312
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780500251805
Lccn
2011922602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., ports
Label
Great discoveries in medicine, edited by William & Helen Bynum
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The science & art of medicine -- Part 1: Discovering the body -- Egyptian medicine: art, archaeology, papyri and human remains -- Chinese medicine: understanding the whole -- Medicine in India: ayurveda in context -- Humours & pneumas: the hippocratic tradition -- Islamic medicine: transmission and innovation -- Dissecting the body: laying bare the flesh -- Pathological anatomy: cutting the corpse -- Cell theory: units of life -- Neuron theory: the last cellular frontier -- Molecules: the chemistry of life -- Part 2: Understanding health and disease -- Circulation: what goes around comes around -- Bedlam & beyond: confining the mad -- The milieu intérieur: the importance of equilibrium -- Germs: the greatest medical discovery? -- Parasites & vectors: insects & disease -- Psychoanalysis & psychotherapy: the talking cures -- Hormones: chemical messengers -- Immunology: the body's defences -- The genetic revolution: from genes to genome -- The evolution of cancer: hijacking the body -- Complementary medicine: curing through nature -- Part 3: Tools of the trade -- The stethoscope: listening in -- The microscope: discovering new worlds -- The hypodermic syringe: getting under the skin -- The thermometer: 'measure is medicine' -- X-rays & radiotherapy: invisible light illuminates the body -- The sphygmomanometer: feeling the pressure -- Defribrillators: rescuing the dying -- Lasers: light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation -- The endoscope: seeing round the corners -- Imaging the body: beyond the x-ray -- The incubator: re-inventing the womb -- Medical robots: a helping hand -- Part 4: Battling the scourges -- Plague: death on the ground scale -- Typhus: preying on the weak -- Cholera: the deadliest diarrhoea -- Puerperal fever: killer of mothers -- Tuberculosis: spitting blood -- Influenza A: a mutating virus -- Smallpox: eradicating a disease -- Polio: the summer plague -- HIV: a stark reminder -- Part 5: 'A pill for every ill' -- Opium: pleasure & pain -- Quinine: the bark against the bite -- Digitalis: tonic for the heart -- Penicillin: the healing mould -- The pill: a woman's choice -- Drugs for the mind: treating mental suffering -- Ventolin: breathing easier -- Beta-blockers: designer drugs -- Statins: lowering cholesterol -- Part 6: Surgical breakthroughs -- Paré & wounds: innovation on the battlefield -- Anaesthesia: revolutionizing surgery -- Antisepsis & asepsis: clean surgery -- Blood transfusion: the gift relationship -- Neurosurgery: the approach to the brain -- Cataract surgery: restoring lost sight -- Caesarean surgery: 'from his mother's womb / untimely ripped' -- Cardiac surgery: pushing the limits -- Transplant surgery: diseases & organs, self & non-self -- Hip replacement: new for old -- Keyhole surgery: through the looking glass -- Part 7: Medical triumphs -- Vaccines: preventing disease -- Vitamins: accessory food factors -- Insulin: 'a force of magical activity' -- Dialysis: the artificial kidney -- Smoking & health: lifestyle & medicine -- Assisted reproduction: IVF & embryo transfer -- The pap smear & human papilloma virus: a preventable cancer -- Helicobater pylori & peptic ulcer: bacteria in an unexpected place
Control code
ocn759563312
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780500251805
Lccn
2011922602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., ports

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