Sickness and Health in America

Author: Judith Walzer Leavitt
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 029915324X
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Health & Fitness

An invaluable resource for students, scholars, and general readers, this highly regarded and widely used social history of medicine and public health in the United States is now available in a third edition. Extensively revised and updated, it includes twenty-one new essays; graphs illustrating the rise in deaths caused by HIV, homicide, and suicide; and a greatly expanded Guide to Further Reading. Entirely new sections on Sickness and Health, Early American Medicine, Therapeutics, the Art of Medicine, and Public Health and Personal Hygiene have been added, supplementing updated sections on the Science of Medicine, Education, the Allied Health Professions, Image and Income, Institutions, Race and Medicine, Epidemics, Public Health Reform, and Public Health and Medical Theory. An introductory essay and a series of historical photographs complement the articles.

The Migraine Detective

Author: Roland Pfeiffer
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783748114406
Release Date: 2018-11-28
Genre: Health & Fitness

The Migraine Detective looks at 44 fascinating cases of migraines and unravels their unique causes. The results lead to a treatment concept that is tailor-made for each individual patient. A book for patients, doctors, alternative practitioners and osteopaths. Yet in truth, each patient is unique and each cause of migraine is unique too. As unique as a fingerprint. This is why this book was written. The migraine is a puzzle that is begging for a solution. The book is aimed at everybody who suffers from migraines and aims to make this puzzle more tangible for each and every one of you. Dr medic Pfeiffer is also addressing his colleagues. Doctors, alternative practitioners and osteopaths, so that this puzzle can be solved for the benefit of their patients. Dr medic Pfeiffer shows you 44 detailed cases of patients with migraines to illustrate just how diverse the causes of migraine can be and how these causes can be analytically investigated, unlocked and eliminated. He describes people suffering from migraines and how he has succeeded in healing them. As a patient you will see similarities to your own medical history. The specialist knowledge he shares in his book is intended to inspire and encourage all professionals involved in treating and curing migraines. In his book he illustrates the complete root-cause-analysis: Through the eyes of the medic we look at the detailed migraine anamnesis, a special laboratory diagnosis, a complete osteopathic examination, as well as neural therapeutic interference zones and trial treatments. By systematically decoding the migraine, he will show you how the causes of migraines can be specifically targeted and eliminated enabling your body to tackle any remaining potential causes itself. The message: Migraines are curable!

Booker T Washington in Perspective

Author: Raymond Smock
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604735987
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This book, an important companion volume to Louis R. Harlan's prize-winning biography of Booker T. Washington, makes available for the first time in one collection Harlan's essays on the life and career of the celebrated black leader.Written over a span of a quarter of a century, they present a remarkably rich and complex look at Washington, the educator and leading precursor of the Civil Rights Movement who rose from slavery to be the dominant force in black America at the opening of the twentieth century.Harlan's mastery of biography is revealed in essays printed here exploring the nature of biographical writing. Readers interested in the art of historiography and biography will find here Harlan's essays detailing his experience in crafting his acclaimed biography of Washington, which received two Bancroft Awards, the Beveridge Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.Booker T. Washington in Perspective reveals Harlan as historian and biographer in the essays that were the prelude to his masterwork.

BLUE HIGHWAYS Revisited

Author: Edgar I. Ailor
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826219695
Release Date: 2012-05-25
Genre: Photography

Media Kit In 1978, William Least Heat-Moon made a 14,000-mile journey on the back roads of America, visiting 38 states along the way. In 1982, the popular Blue Highways, which chronicled his adventures, was published. Three decades later, Edgar Ailor III and his son, Edgar IV, retraced and photographed Heat-Moon’s route, culminating in Blue Highways Revisited, released for publication on the thirtieth anniversary of Blue Highways. A foreword by Heat-Moon notes, “The photographs, often with amazing accuracy, capture my verbal images and the spirit of the book. Taking the journey again through these pictures, I have been intrigued and even somewhat reassured that America is changing not quite so fast as we often believe. The photographs, happily, reveal a recognizable continuity – but for how much longer who can say – and I'm glad the Ailors have recorded so many places and people from Blue Highways while they are yet with us. Through illustrative photography and text, Ailor and his son capture once more the local color and beauty of the back roads, cafes, taverns, and people of Heat-Moon’s original trek. Almost every photograph in Blue Highways Revisited is referenced to a page in the original work. With side-by-side photographic comparisons of eleven of Heat-Moon’s characters, this new volume reflects upon and develops the memoir of Heat-Moon’s cross-country study of American culture and spirit. Photographs of Heat-Moon’s logbook entries, original manuscript pages, Olympia typewriter, Ford van, and other artifacts also give readers insight into Heat-Moon’s approach to his trip. Discussions with Heat-Moon about these archival images provide the reader insight into the travels and the writing of Blue Highways that only the perspective of the author could provide. Blue Highways Revisited reaffirms that the "blue highway" serves as a romantic symbol of the free and restless American spirit, as the Ailors lose themselves to the open road as Heat-Moon did thirty years previously. This book reminds readers of the insatiable attraction of the “blue highway”—“But in those brevities just before dawn and a little after dusk—times neither day or night—the old roads return to the sky some of its color. Then, in truth, they carry a mysterious cast of blue, and it's that time when the pull of the blue highway is strongest, when the open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself” (Introduction to Blue Highways).

Kirk s Current Veterinary Therapy XV E Book

Author: John D. Bonagura
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323227629
Release Date: 2013-12-01
Genre: Medical

Written by today s leading experts, Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy, Volume XV keeps you completely current with the latest in disease management for dogs and cats. It uses a clear and practical approach to medical disorders; the typical chapter includes both a brief guide to diagnosis and a detailed discussion of therapy. You ll gain quick access to information such as critical care; infectious, toxicologic, and dermatologic disorders; and diseases of the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, neurologic,and ophthalmologic systems. From editors John Bonagura and David Twedt plus hundreds of expert contributors, Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy enhances your skills in evidence-based treatment planning. "For the practitioner who wants to keep abreast of current therapies for a wide range of topics, ... CVT is the perfect reference ." Reviewed by: Ryan Ong, WAVES Veterinary Hospital on behalf of Australian Veterinary Hospital, March 2015 Authoritative, easy-to-read coverage includes a brief approach to diagnosis with detailed discussions of the latest therapies. An organ-system organization and a convenient index make it easy to find solutions for specific disorders. Treatment algorithms help you manage patients with difficult medical problems. A handy Table of Common Drugs, updated by Dr. Mark Papich, offers a quick reference to dosage information. 365 illustrations depict the pathophysiologic basis for therapy or show the management of a defined condition. A companion website includes valuable information still relevant from CVT XIV, an index, and drug formulary, all fully searchable; a collection of 300 images; references that link to PubMed; and clinical references on laboratory test procedures and interpretation, normal reference ranges, conversion tables, and more. Concise chapters are only 2-5 pages in length, saving you time in finding essential information. Expert contributors and editors provide scientific, up-to-date coverage of clinically useful topics, including broad, traditional, and controversial subjects. References indicate related material from earlier volumes of Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy. NEW chapters cover the most important, emerging information on current diagnostic, treatment, and preventive challenges in today’s veterinary practice. A new section on feline and canine nutrition covers important issues in nutritional health. 50 new chapter authors join hundreds of expert international contributors, all of whom are leading authorities in their fields. NEW! Availability as Pageburst ebook allows you digital access to this volume along with your library of other Elsevier references.