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The Medical Detective

Author : Sandra Hempel
ISBN : 9781783780624
Genre : History
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In 1831, an unknown, horrifying and deadly disease from Asia swept across Continental Europe, killing millions in its path and throwing the medical profession into confusion. Cholera is a killer with little respect for class or wealth. When it arrived in Britain, its repercussions rocked Victorian England - from the filthy lanes of the Sunderland quayside and the squalid streets of Soho, to the great centres of power: the Privy Council, Whitehall and the Royal Medical Colleges. One man - alone and unrecognized - uncovered the truth behind the pandemic and laid the foundations for the modern scientific investigation of today's fatal plagues. John Snow was a reclusive doctor, without money or social position, who had the genius to look beyond the conventional wisdom of his day and work out that cholera was spread through drinking water. The book draws extensively on nineteenth-century medical, political and personal records in order to describe what is both an important breakthrough for medical science and also a dramatic story with a cast of colourful characters, from the heroic to the frighteningly incompetent. The book is also full of fascinating diversions into aspects of medical and social history, from Snow's tending of Queen Victoria in childbirth, to the Dutch microbiologist Leeuwenhoek's breeding of lice in his socks, and from Dickensian children's farms to riotous nineteenth-century anaesthesia parties.

Adventures Of A Female Medical Detective

Author : Mary Guinan
ISBN : 9781421419992
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Mary Guinan broke through many gender barriers to have an exciting and successful career in public health. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins (she was one of ten women in a class of 110), she spent five months in India working on smallpox, before becoming an STD expert and an instrumental part of the team that uncovered the AIDS epidemic. (She was even featured in the book and movie And the Band Played On.) Dr. Guinan was the first woman to serve as chief scientific advisor for the CDC. Her career over the next several years at the CDC involved AIDS research and education and culminated in her becoming Nevada's first chief public health officer and the founding Dean of the UNLV School of Public Health. In Adventures of a Female Medical Detective, Guinan writes twelve stories about her career at the CDC as a medical detective, providing the unique perspective of being a woman at a time when very few women worked in this field. Throughout the book, Guinan investigates fascinating diseases including smallpox, AIDS, STDs, and listeria. Her adventures in medical forensics are told within the context of the larger public health concerns of the time. She focuses on methods used to find solutions to problems. This first-hand account is written with the general reader in mind; the stories are short, engaging, and informative. The manuscript reviewer, Dr. Joel Breman, describes Mary's work as a collection of "poignant and often hilarious tales ... from a front-line, public health heroine." In addition to its target market of general readers and public health practitioners, this book will be an enthralling addition to undergraduate public health and early MPH courses"--

Julie Winsome M D Medical Detective

Author : Priscilla Lowell
ISBN : 9781543411256
Genre : Fiction
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If readers have enjoyed Dr. Julie Winsome and government agent Jeff Barton's travels and experiences in Volume I of the series: "Julie Winsome, M.D. , Medical Detective," science fiction mysteries, they will be glad to know six more chronicles will follow. Volume 2 and 3 are on the horizon. As the series continue, Dr. Winsome, goes to work once again to help solve medical mysteries in a future time. The world calls her to a myriad of different locals. From a preserved, historic Washington, D.C. to the transformed ultimate cities; Chicago and Miami then on to the dazzling hilly paradise confines of the island of Molokai, and beyond. Dr. Julie Winsome, M.D. former astronaut and forensic author, goes where her talents and expertise are needed. Will you follow where her ventures lead her?

The Medical Detectives

Author : Berton Roueché
ISBN : 1567319165
Genre : Medicine
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Medical Detective Dogs

Author : Frances E. Ruffin
ISBN : 9781597162517
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes how dogs can alert their owners to certain medical conditions or situations, such as approaching epileptic fits or loss of consciousness due to diabetes, and how they are being trained to detect cancer by smell.

Medical Detective

Author : Pascal James Imperato
ISBN : 0399900586
Genre : Epidemiologists
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The Deadly Dinner Party Other Medical Detective Stories

Author : Jonathan A. Edlow
ISBN : 0300125585
Genre : Diagnosis, Differential
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Some think that the work of a physician is like that of a scientist--based on careful observation leading to a hypothesis that is then tested to determine its veracity. The job of an emergency room physician, however, is more like that of a detective than a scientist. As an ER physician, Edlow (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) does a lot of sleuthing: working back from symptom clues to determine a diagnosis. He exemplifies this methodology in the form of medical mystery thrillers in this new collection of 15 true stories. It reminds readers that many known clinical entities started out as a vague class of symptoms; an example is Lyme disease, which Edlow has also written about (in Bull's-Eye: Unraveling the Medical Mystery of Lyme Disease, CH, Jan'04, 41-2836). The genre of the medical detective story was established through the prolific work of Berton Roueche, to whom Edlow pays homage. It is presently found in television form in the popular series House. Edlow presents cases of mass food poisoning, lung cancer, hyperthyroidism, and more, under fun titles (e.g., "The Case of the Overly Hot Honeymoon") and in an engaging narrative full of twists and turns. It is an entertaining read. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and general readers. M. M. Gillis University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Medical Detective

Author : Beth Alderman MD
ISBN : 1732111073
Genre : Medical
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One day in December of 1996, the author (a physician, medical detective, and academic epidemiologist), developed disabling brain fog as part of a decade-long descent into painful and pervasive chronic illness. Having studied the causes of birth defects through large population-based studies, and the limitations of modern medicine through small methodological studies, she had inadvertently prepared to investigate the causes of her own illness-part of the mysterious new plague provisionally labeled "chronic fatigue."After a fifteen-year search, she found a doctor whose elimination diet relieved her brain fog and enabled her to accelerate her "N of 1" study, and then to self-diagnose Alderman Syndrome-that is, chronic ambient poisoning, the human-caused plague overtaking our own species along with birds, bees, and habitats which may ultimately propel life on Earth toward the sixth extinction.

So You Want To Be A Medical Detective?

Author : National Association of Medical Examiners (U.S.)
ISBN : OCLC:43472993
Genre : Forensic sciences
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The Medical Detectives

Author : Paulette Cooper
ISBN : UOM:39015003819532
Genre : Medical jurisprudence
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Crime Doctor

Author : John Dennis McCallum
ISBN : 0916076202
Genre : Forensic pathologists
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The Deadly Dinner Party Other Medical Detective Stories

Author : Jonathan A. Edlow
ISBN : 9780300154993
Genre : Medical
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Picking up where Berton Roueché's The Medical Detectives left off, The Deadly Dinner Party presents fifteen edge-of-your-seat, real-life medical detective stories written by a practicing physician. Award-winning author Jonathan Edlow, M.D., shows the doctor as detective and the epidemiologist as elite sleuth in stories that are as gripping as the best thrillers. In these stories a notorious stomach bug turns a suburban dinner party into a disaster that almost claims its host; a diminutive woman routinely eats more than her football-playing boyfriend but continually loses weight; a young executive is diagnosed with lung cancer, yet the tumors seem to wax and wane inexplicably. Written for the lay person who wishes to better grasp how doctors decipher the myriad clues and puzzling symptoms they often encounter, each story presents a very different case where doctors must work to find the accurate diagnosis before it is too late. Edlow uses his unique ability to relate complex medical concepts in a writing style that is clear, engaging and easily understandable. The resulting stories both entertain us and teach us much about medicine, its history and the subtle interactions among pathogens, humans, and the environment.

Medicine And The Five Senses

Author : Symposium on Medicine and the Five Senses
ISBN : 0521361141
Genre : Medical
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Doctors must use their five senses in their daily practice, especially in diagnosing disease. Many of the essays in this illustrated collection focus on the diagnostic setting, from the Greek physicians to CAT scanners, and on the ways in which medical education has attempted to train doctors to use their senses. Other essays explore the wider presentation of medicine, anatomy, and disease, through the visual arts and the media. They demonstrate the extent to which medicine is a visual activity, but do not neglect the other senses, as well as historical preoccupations with the role of reason in the doctor's life.

The Case Of Itch And Rash

Author : Erika Kimble
ISBN : 0985950803
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Malcolm Finney, Medical Detective: The Case of Itch and Rash, is an adventurous story that explores the skin disease called eczema. It is a book that teaches affected children and their peers about the cause and treatment of this condition. The message this book imparts is that of empowerment, healthy ideals, and tolerance of those whose skin may look just a little different.

The Anthrax Letters

Author : Leonard A. Cole
ISBN : 0309124182
Genre : Anthrax
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At 2:00am on October 2, 2001, Robert Stevens entered a hospital emergency room. Feverish, nauseated, and barely conscious, no one knew what was making him sick. It was the doctors and public health officials who solved this medical mystery. Stevens was the first fatal victim of bioterrorism in America. The events of September 11th and the anthrax attacks that followed only three weeks later were horrifying. Many of us felt we were living in a world gone mad. Already shaken by the images of jetliners deliberately flown into the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center, we were soon scared to open our mail. No longer could we look forward to birthday wishes or holiday postcards. We couldnâ (TM)t even safely face the delivery of our monthly bills. We had now become literally afraid of the microbial menace that could be lurking in our mailboxes. This time terror had struck close to homeâ "to everyoneâ (TM)s home. But behind the panic and the politics was a key line of defense. While the police and FBI frantically investigated a crime, there were other professionals at work, conducting their own painstaking inquiry â " medical and scientific detectives hot on the trail of deadly organisms deliberately set loose in the postal system. Modern heroes in a quickly changing world, the public health officials, physicians, researchers, and scientists who staff our hospitals, clinics, and laboratories will be the first responders on the scene of any future biowarfare event. Conducting his own detective work, bioterrorism expert Leonard Cole has composed a series of fascinating stories that get to the heart of all the noisy sound bytes and hysterical headlines. Cole is the only person outside law enforcement to have interviewed every one of the surviving inhalation-anthrax victims, along with the relatives, friends, and associates of those who died, as well as the public health officials, scientists, researchers, hospital workers, and treating physicians â " indeed, anyone who has something of value to add to the story. Speaking through their voices, the narrative reflects the tension and emotions stirred by the events from the fall of 2001. Fast paced and riveting, this minute-by-minute chronicle of the anthrax attacks recounts more than a history of recent current events, it uncovers the untold and perhaps even more important story of how scientists, doctors, and researchers perform life-saving work under intense pressure and public scrutiny. The Anthrax Letters amply demonstrates how vulnerable America and the world really were in 2001. It also shows quite clearly how scientific research promises to strengthen our ability to address the challenges we must meet in the future.

Medical Terminology A Short Course E Book

Author : Davi-Ellen Chabner
ISBN : 9780323292122
Genre : Medical
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Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! Using Davi-Ellen Chabner's proven learning methods, Medical Terminology: A Short Course, 6th Edition omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the companion Evolve website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary. Simple, clear, non-technical explanations demystify medical terminology even if you've had little or no background in medicine or science. Self-teaching text/workbook approach reinforces learning every step of the way with labeling diagrams, pronunciation tests, and review sheets throughout the book. Full-color images illustrate anatomical and pathological terms. UNIQUE Picture Show activities, practical case studies, and vignettes demonstrate real-life applications of medical terms. Spotlight feature identifies and clarifies potentially confusing terminology. Audio pronunciations and definitions help you pronounce terms correctly and commit their definitions to memory. Labeled illustrations in the Spanish glossary present Spanish terms used in the healthcare setting. A companion Evolve website includes word games, learning exercises, audio pronunciations, animations, an anatomy coloring book, electronic flash cards, and more. First Person vignettes provide personal narratives to help you understand diseases and conditions from a patient's perspective. Principal Diagnosis feature shows how medical terms are used in clinical practice by asking you to read physician notes about a case and determine the patient's principal diagnosis. Medical Terminology Check Up at the end of each chapter reinforces key concepts. New and updated medical information keeps you current with today's healthcare terminology and includes new and re-drawn illustrations.

Autopsy

Author : Milton Helpern
ISBN : 0245534598
Genre : Medical examiners (Law)
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United States Medical Investigator

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ISBN : UOM:39015074801617
Genre : Homeopathy
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An Anthropology Of Biomedicine

Author : Margaret Lock
ISBN : 9781444357905
Genre : Social Science
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An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exciting new introduction to biomedicine and its global implications. Focusing on the ways in which the application of biomedical technologies bring about radical changes to societies at large, cultural anthropologist Margaret Lock and her co-author physician and medical anthropologist Vinh-Kim Nguyen develop and integrate the thesis that the human body in health and illness is the elusive product of nature and culture that refuses to be pinned down. Introduces biomedicine from an anthropological perspective, exploring the entanglement of material bodies with history, environment, culture, and politics Develops and integrates an original theory: that the human body in health and illness is not an ontological given but a moveable, malleable entity Makes extensive use of historical and contemporary ethnographic materials around the globe to illustrate the importance of this methodological approach Integrates key new research data with more classical material, covering the management of epidemics, famines, fertility and birth, by military doctors from colonial times on Uses numerous case studies to illustrate concepts such as the global commodification of human bodies and body parts, modern forms of population, and the extension of biomedical technologies into domestic and intimate domains Winner of the 2010 Prose Award for Archaeology and Anthropology

Law And Semiotics

Author : Roberta Kevelson
ISBN : 9781461307716
Genre : Law
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of those problems in law which we inherit and/or retrieve in order to reconstruct and interpret in the light of legal semiotics, however defined. In addition to three main areas of underlying metaphysical assumptions there are also three main areas of possible editorial focus and these should be mentioned. The three areas of focus are: 1) the state-of-the-art of legal semiotics; 2) the dynamic, intense and exceptionally interactive quality of conference participation, and 3) the content of the papers presented which is the material of this volume. My choice of this triad of focal possibilities is to exclude the last since the papers speak for themselves and need but a brief reportorial caption. I also eliminate the second possible focus as the main focus since the discussion was not taped for editing into this volume and must remain for all those who participated a quality of scholarly meetings to be remembered, savored and hoped for. My main focus is on the "state-of-the-art" of legal semiotics. II At the conclusion of the First Round Table on Law and Semiotics (1987) it was noted that there were no working paradigms, in Kuhn's sense, that thus far emerged but rather that several problematic areas were disclosed which warrant attention. Therefore the first concern of Legal Semiotics should be to address the surface, i. e.

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