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Dr. Mutter's Marvels

Dr. Mutter's Marvels
A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-09-04
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0698162102
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country’s most famous museum of medical oddities Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools—or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. Although he died at just forty-eight, Mütter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time. Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mütter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum. Award-winning writer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter’s efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation—despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. (Foremost among them: Charles D. Meigs, an influential obstetrician who loathed Mütter’s "overly" modern medical opinions.) In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the "P. T. Barnum of the surgery room."

A History of Medicine in 50 Discoveries (History in 50)

A History of Medicine in 50 Discoveries (History in 50)
A Book

by Marguerite Vigliani,Gale Eaton,Phillip Hoose

  • Publisher : Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
  • Release : 2017-06-27
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0884485323
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vigliani and Eaton’s high-interest exploration of medicine begins in prehistory. The 5,000-year-old Iceman discovered frozen in the Alps may have treated his gallstones, Lyme disease, and hardening of the arteries with the 61 tattoos that covered his body—most of which matched acupuncture points—and the walnut-sized pieces of fungus he carried on his belt. The herbal medicines chamomile and yarrow have been found on 50,000-year-old teeth, and neatly bored holes in prehistoric skulls show that Neolithic surgeons relieved pressure on the brain (or attempted to release evil spirits) at least 10,000 years ago. From Mesopotamian pharmaceuticals and Ancient Greek sleep therapy through midwifery, amputation, bloodletting, Renaissance anatomy, bubonic plague, and cholera to the discovery of germs, X-rays, DNA-based treatments and modern prosthetics, the history of medicine is a wild ride through the history of humankind.

Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman

Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman
A Book

by Neil Gaiman

  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Release : 2010-02-24
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 078517074X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Neil Gaiman's vision of the Marvel Universe in the year 1602! The year is 1602, and strange things are stirring in England. In the service of Queen Elizabeth, court magician Dr. Stephen Strange senses that the bizarre weather plaguing the skies above is not of natural origin. Her majesty's premier spy, Sir Nicholas Fury, fends off an assassination attempt on the Queen by winged warriors rumored to be in service to a mad despot named Doom. News is spreading of "witchbreed" sightings - young men bearing fantastic superhuman powers and abilities. And in the center of the rising chaos is Virginia Dare, a young girl newly arrived from the New World, guarded by a towering Indian warrior. Can Fury and his allies find a connection to these unusual happenings before the whole world ends? Collects Marvel 1602 (2003) #1-8.

Cure Diabetes Parkinson’s & Chronic Disease: A New, Definitive Cure for Many Chronic Diseases. Medical Fallacies Exposed. Why Modern Medicine Is Wrong, & Your Doctor Is Clueless. How to Save Your Life

Cure Diabetes Parkinson’s & Chronic Disease: A New, Definitive Cure for Many Chronic Diseases. Medical Fallacies Exposed. Why Modern Medicine Is Wrong, & Your Doctor Is Clueless. How to Save Your Life
A Book

by Robert S Farmer MD

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2017-10-23
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1483474755
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A New, Successful, Unique, Effective, and Definitive approach that recognizes chronic diseases as parasitic infections, and cures them. Exposing medical fallacies and revealing the truth about so-called "incurable" diseases. Why the modern medical model is wrong and your doctor doesn't have a clue. Why modern medicine is insanely expensive, overpriced, and often harmful, actually worse than useless. Contains self-help, medical knowledge, and medical history to explain how to regain much of your youthful beauty and energy, while curing chronic pain, degeneration, and many diseases that are falsely alleged to be genetic and/or incurable.

Boston Medical and Surgical Journal

Boston Medical and Surgical Journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1853
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal

The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1853
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Merchants and Marvels

Merchants and Marvels
Commerce, Science, and Art in Early Modern Europe

by Pamela Smith,Paula Findlen

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-10-18
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1135300283
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The beginning of global commerce in the early modern period had an enormous impact on European culture, changing the very way people perceived the world around them. Merchants and Marvels assembles essays by leading scholars of cultural history, art history, and the history of science and technology to show how ideas about the representation of nature, in both art and science, underwent a profound transformation between the age of the Renaissance and the early 1700s.

Consentability

Consentability
Consent and its Limits

by Nancy S. Kim

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2019-02-14
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1316732681
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Problems regarding the nature of consent are at the heart of many of today's most pressing issues. For example, the #MeToo movement has underscored the need to move beyond viewing consent as a simple matter of yes or no. Consent is complex because humans and their relationships are complicated. Humans, as a result of cognitive limitations and emotional and physical vulnerabilities, are susceptible to manipulation and mistakes. Given the potential for regret, are there some things to which one should not be permitted to consent? The consentability quandary becomes more urgent with technological advances. Should we allow body hacking? Cryogenics? Consumer travel to Mars? Assisted suicide? In Consentability: Consent and Its Limits, Nancy S. Kim proposes a bold, original framework for evaluating consentability, which considers the complexities surrounding consent.

In the Hands of Doctors: Touch and Trust in Medical Care

In the Hands of Doctors: Touch and Trust in Medical Care
Touch and Trust in Medical Care

by Paul E. Stepansky Ph.D.

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2016-05-23
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN : 144085078X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written by a highly respected medical historian, this book examines how and why medical caring—including the role of touch and procedure in caregiving—has evolved in recent decades and how these changes have affected doctor-patient trust as well as patient health and the "health" of the current medical system. • Draws on medical history since the early 19th century to demonstrate how the procedural aspects of medicine are foundational to trusting doctor-patient relationships • Examines how the diminished authority of physicians as decision makers and consumerization of medical services have complicated caregiving • Provides concrete proposals for reinvigorating primary care medicine by developing a new primary care specialty and making better use of nurse practitioners and other nonphysician providers

The Scientific Attitude

The Scientific Attitude
Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience

by Lee McIntyre

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2020-04-07
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0262538938
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An argument that what makes science distinctive is its emphasis on evidence and scientists' willingness to change theories on the basis of new evidence. Attacks on science have become commonplace. Claims that climate change isn't settled science, that evolution is “only a theory,” and that scientists are conspiring to keep the truth about vaccines from the public are staples of some politicians' rhetorical repertoire. Defenders of science often point to its discoveries (penicillin! relativity!) without explaining exactly why scientific claims are superior. In this book, Lee McIntyre argues that what distinguishes science from its rivals is what he calls “the scientific attitude”—caring about evidence and being willing to change theories on the basis of new evidence. The history of science is littered with theories that were scientific but turned out to be wrong; the scientific attitude reveals why even a failed theory can help us to understand what is special about science. McIntyre offers examples that illustrate both scientific success (a reduction in childbed fever in the nineteenth century) and failure (the flawed “discovery” of cold fusion in the twentieth century). He describes the transformation of medicine from a practice based largely on hunches into a science based on evidence; considers scientific fraud; examines the positions of ideology-driven denialists, pseudoscientists, and “skeptics” who reject scientific findings; and argues that social science, no less than natural science, should embrace the scientific attitude. McIntyre argues that the scientific attitude—the grounding of science in evidence—offers a uniquely powerful tool in the defense of science.

Dr. Mutter's Marvels Deluxe

Dr. Mutter's Marvels Deluxe
A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-09-04
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0698196996
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This enhanced eBook edition of Dr. Mütter’s Marvels includes over one hour of audio in which author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz shares facts, stories and insights about Dr. Mütter and his contemporaries that she discovered in her research but didn’t make it into the book. A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country’s most famous museum of medical oddities Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools—or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. Although he died at just forty-eight, Mütter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time. Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mütter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum. Award-winning writer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter’s efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation—despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. (Foremost among them: Charles D. Meigs, an influential obstetrician who loathed Mütter’s "overly" modern medical opinions.) In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the "P. T. Barnum of the surgery room."

The Corseted Skeleton

The Corseted Skeleton
A Bioarchaeology of Binding

by Rebecca Gibson

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-11-16
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 3030503925
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unpacking assumptions about corseting, Rebecca Gibson supplements narratives of corseted women from the 18th and 19th centuries with her seminal work on corset-related skeletal deformation. An undergarment that provided support and shape for centuries, the corset occupies a familiar but exotic space in modern consciousness, created by two sometimes contradictory narrative arcs: the texts that women wrote regarding their own corseting experiences and the recorded opinions of the medical community during the 19th century. Combining these texts with skeletal age data and rib and vertebrae measurements from remains at St. Bride’s parish London dating from 1700 to 1900, the author discusses corseting in terms of health and longevity, situates corseting as an everyday practice that crossed urban socio-economic boundaries, and attests to the practice as part of normal female life during the time period Gibson’s bioarchaeology of binding is is the first large-scalar, multi-site bioethnography of the corseted woman.

You Bet Your Life

You Bet Your Life
From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, the Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation

by Paul A Offit

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2021-09-21
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1541620380
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of America’s top physicians traces the history of risk in medicine—with powerful lessons for today Every medical decision—whether to have chemotherapy, an X-ray, or surgery—is a risk, no matter which way you choose. In You Bet Your Life, physician Paul A. Offit argues that, from the first blood transfusions four hundred years ago to the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine, risk has been essential to the discovery of new treatments. More importantly, understanding the risks is crucial to whether, as a society or as individuals, we accept them. Told in Offit’s vigorous and rigorous style, You Bet Your Life is an entertaining history of medicine. But it also lays bare the tortured relationships between intellectual breakthroughs, political realities, and human foibles. Our pandemic year has shown us, with its debates over lockdowns, masks, and vaccines, how easy it is to get everything wrong. You Bet Your Life is an essential read for getting the future a bit more right.

The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Surgery

The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Surgery
A Book

by Thomas Schlich

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-12-12
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN : 1349952605
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This handbook covers the technical, social and cultural history of surgery. It reflects the state of the art and suggests directions for future research. It discusses what is different and specific about the history of surgery - a manual activity with a direct impact on the patient’s body. The individual entries in the handbook function as starting points for anyone who wants to obtain up-to-date information about an area in the history of surgery for purposes of research or for general orientation. Written by 26 experts from 6 countries, the chapters discuss the essential topics of the field (such as anaesthesia, wound infection, instruments, specialization), specific domains areas (for example, cancer surgery, transplants, animals, war), but also innovative themes (women, popular culture, nursing, clinical trials) and make connections to other areas of historical research (such as the history of emotions, art, architecture, colonial history). Chapters 16 and 18 of this book are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

Tar Heels in Gray

Tar Heels in Gray
Life in the 30th North Carolina Infantry in the Civil War

by John B. Cameron

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2021-09-30
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN : 147664358X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 30th North Carolina Infantry was involved in most of the major battles in Virginia from the Seven Days through the surrender at Appomattox, and saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the American Civil War. Two-thirds of these men volunteered early; the others were enlisted at the point of a bayonet. Their casualty rate was high, the rate of death from disease was higher and the desertion and AWOL rate was higher still. What was the war actually like for these men? What was their economic status? To what extent were they involved in the institution of slavery? What were their lives like in the Army? What did they believe they were fighting for and did those views change over time? This book answers those questions and depicts Civil War soldiers as they were, rather than as appendages to famous generals or symbols of myth. It focuses on the realities of the men themselves, not their battles. In addition to the author's personal collection of letters and other contemporary records, it draws upon newly discovered letters, diaries, memoirs, census records, and published works.

Leonard's Annual Price Index of Art Auctions

Leonard's Annual Price Index of Art Auctions
1995-1996 Auction Season

by Susan Theran

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996-11
  • Pages : 670
  • ISBN : 9780918819161
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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UC Dr. Mutter's Marvels Deluxe

UC Dr. Mutter's Marvels Deluxe
A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-09-04
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0698192478
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

Bazaar Exchange and Mart, and Journal of the Household

Bazaar Exchange and Mart, and Journal of the Household
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Encyclopædia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled by a society of gentlemen in Scotland [ed. by W. Smellie].

Encyclopædia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled by a society of gentlemen in Scotland [ed. by W. Smellie].
A Book

by Encyclopaedia Britannica

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1773
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge

Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge
The Dirty Secrets Behind Early American Medicine

by J. Marin Younker

  • Publisher : Zest Books ™
  • Release : 2019-08-01
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1541581687
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Riots over the medical use of cadavers, public access to institutions for the insane, and full-blown surgeries without the aid of anesthetics or painkillers. Welcome to the middle ages of American medicine. Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge exposes the extraordinary practices and major players of American medical history, from America's colonial era to the late 1800s. It's hard to believe that today's cutting-edge medicine originated from such crude beginnings, but this book reminds us to be grateful for today's medical care, while also raising the question: what current medical practices will be the horrors of tomorrow?