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The Nature Of Disease

Autor: Thomas H. McConnell
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1469829568
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Easy to understand and fun to read, this engaging primer on the etiology and pathogenesis of human disease helps health professions students develop a basic understanding of pathology without overwhelming them with details. Maintaining the acclaimed casual writing style that made the first edition so well-received, the Second Edition now offers more coverage of pathophysiology and is reorganized to more closely mirror the teaching trends in foundational courses across the country. Punctuated by humor, unique case studies that link pathology to real world clinical applications, and absorbing tales from the history of medicine, this proven book focuses on the patient as it guides students through the causes and consequences of common diseases. New pop quiz questions and case notes provide additional opportunities to apply and solidify knowledge.

The Nature Of Disease

Autor: Thomas H. McConnell
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781753173
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Geared to allied health students and written in an engaging narrative style, this pathology text is an easy-to-read primer on the etiology and pathogenesis of human disease. This unique book provides a basic understanding of pathology without microscopic pathology and molecular biology details that health professions students do not need. Each chapter reviews normal anatomy and physiology, explains the development of common diseases, lists the major determinants of disease, presents clinical case studies, and includes end-of-chapter problem-solving questions. A bound-in CD-ROM includes animations and a 250-question quiz. Faculty resources include a 2,000-question test bank and PowerPoint slides with lecture notes.

The Nature Of Disease

Autor: J. E. R. McDonagh
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 148319454X
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The Nature of Disease, Part III deals with mal-coordination and disease, disease and the nervous systems, and chronic intestinal intoxication. This book discusses the signs and symptoms of disease which is the result of the body's failure to resist infection. The author sees that dehydration is the prevailing abnormal chemico-physical change in the acute stage of disease attack; hydration in the chronic stage. He notes that these two phenomena occur when protein particles in the plasma in disease undergo either a dehydration or hydration process. The author also reviews F.M. Alexander's work on the conscious control of the individual, through psycho-physical mechanism, as a whole body, instead of being reflected in certain anatomical part such as the kidneys, liver, or skin. The author examines the interrelationships between mal-coordination and the nervous system. Such mal-coordination results in chronic intestinal intoxication on nervous manifestations; the author then demonstrates how nerve tissues are damaged by abnormal protein particles in the plasma. The author cites several cases of mal-coordination concerning the nervous system, the vegetative nervous system and the alimentary tract, as well as the role played by a chronic intestinal intoxication in the invasion of the nervous system by micro-organisms. This book can prove informative for cellular biologists, researchers in micro-chemistry or neuro-biology, and doctors in general practice.

The Nature Of Disease In Plants

Autor: Robert P. Scheffer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521482479
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This book discusses all aspects of plant disease, highlighting the involvement of human activities.

Big Farms Make Big Flu

Autor: Rob Wallace
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1583675914
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Thanks to breakthroughs in production and food science, agribusiness has been able to devise new ways to grow more food and get it more places more quickly. There is no shortage of news items on hundreds of thousands of hybrid poultry – each animal genetically identical to the next – packed together in megabarns, grown out in a matter of months, then slaughtered, processed and shipped to the other side of the globe. Less well known are the deadly pathogens mutating in, and emerging out of, these specialized agro-environments. In fact, many of the most dangerous new diseases in humans can be traced back to such food systems, among them Campylobacter, Nipah virus, Q fever, hepatitis E, and a variety of novel influenza variants. Agribusiness has known for decades that packing thousands of birds or livestock together results in a monoculture that selects for such disease. But market economics doesn't punish the companies for growing Big Flu – it punishes animals, the environment, consumers, and contract farmers. Alongside growing profits, diseases are permitted to emerge, evolve, and spread with little check. “That is,” writes evolutionary biologist Rob Wallace, “it pays to produce a pathogen that could kill a billion people.” In Big Farms Make Big Flu, a collection of dispatches by turns harrowing and thought-provoking, Wallace tracks the ways influenza and other pathogens emerge from an agriculture controlled by multinational corporations. Wallace details, with a precise and radical wit, the latest in the science of agricultural epidemiology, while at the same time juxtaposing ghastly phenomena such as attempts at producing featherless chickens, microbial time travel, and neoliberal Ebola. Wallace also offers sensible alternatives to lethal agribusiness. Some, such as farming cooperatives, integrated pathogen management, and mixed crop-livestock systems, are already in practice off the agribusiness grid. While many books cover facets of food or outbreaks, Wallace's collection appears the first to explore infectious disease, agriculture, economics and the nature of science together. Big Farms Make Big Flu integrates the political economies of disease and science to derive a new understanding of the evolution of infections. Highly capitalized agriculture may be farming pathogens as much as chickens or corn.

How Do We Know The Nature Of Disease

Autor: Paul Kupperberg
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404200753
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Discusses the scientific research which led to the current discoveries regarding disease, including the contributions of Hippocrates, Edward Jenner, Louise Pasteur, and Jonas Salk.

Reframing Disease Contextually

Autor: Mary Ann Gardell Cutter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401701555
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This volume will be of interest to philosophers of medicine, bioethicists, and philosophers, medical professionals, historians of western medicine, and health policymakers. The book provides an overview of key debates in the history of modern western medicine on the nature, knowledge, and value of disease. It includes case studies of e.g. AIDS, genetic disease, and gendered disease.


Autor: Eric J. Cassell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195158625
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Assessing the good and the bad in primary-care medicine, the author explains why primary care is unsuited to the needs of an aging population and shows how medical schools can better train doctors to keep their focus on patients. UP.

A History Of Infectious Diseases And The Microbial World

Autor: Lois N. Magner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275995054
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In keeping with the goal of this series, A History of Infectious Diseases and the Microbial World provides a broad introductory overview of the history of major infectious diseases, including their impact on different populations, the recognition of specific causative agents, and the development of methods used to prevent, control, and treat them. By stressing the major themes in the history of disease, this book allows readers to relate modern concerns to historical materials. It places modern developments concerning infectious diseases within their historical context, illuminating the relationships between patterns of disease and social, cultural, political, and economic factors. Upon completing this volume, readers will be prepared to answer contemporary questions concerning the threat of newly-emerging infectious diseases, potentially devastating pandemics, and the threat of bioterrorism. A History of Infectious Diseases and the Microbial World offers readers answers to specific questions, as well as the challenge of a narrative that will stimulate their curiosity and encourage them to ask questions about the theory, practice, and assumptions of modern medicine. One will gain a precise understanding of the nature of different kinds of pathogens, the unique mechanisms behind disease transmission , and the means used to control, prevent, and treat infectious disease. Although only a few of these deadly illnesses can be addressed in detail, those that are discussed include: malaria, leprosy, bubonic plague, tuberculosis, syphilis, diphtheria, cholera, yellow fever, poliomyelitis, HIV/AIDS, and influenza.

On The Nature Of Health

Autor: L.Y Nordenfelt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401577684
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GENERAL INTRODUCTION This study of the concept of health is an attempt to combine central ideas in modern philosophy of medicine with certain results from analytical action theory. What emerges from the study is a concept of health based on an action-theoretic foundation. A person's health is characterized as his ability to achieve his vital goals. The general conception is not new. This study has been inspired by a number of scholars, both ancient and modern. The most important influences from the latter have been those of Georges Canguilhem, H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr. , Caroline Whitbeck and Ingmar Pörn. The novel aspect of this book consists of elaborations made to the general conception. First, the action-theoretic platform is analysed in some detail. The nature of the ability involved, as well as the conditions for having that ability, are specified. Second, the vital goals of man are given considerable attention. Some previous attempts to define such vital goals are analysed and criticized. A new characterization is proposed, in which the vital goals are conceptually linked to the notion of happiness. A person's vital goals are such states of affairs as are necessary and together sufficient for his minimal happiness. Third, a number of consequences of this con ception are observed and analysed. One issue which is particularly empha sized is that ofwhether the concept ofhealth is a theoretical or a normative concept.

Essentials Of Disease In Wild Animals

Autor: Gary A. Wobeser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118708873
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The interrelationship between wild animal, domestic animals andhuman health is appreciated now more than ever before. This isbecause of the recognition of the involvement of wild animals indiseases of humans and domestic animals, the impact of disease onwildlife management and conservation biology, recognition of newforms of environmental contamination, and academic interest indisease as an ecological factor. This is the first introductory level book about disease in wildanimals that deals with basic subjects such as the nature ofdisease, what causes disease, how disease is described andmeasured, how diseases spread and persist and the effects ofdisease on individual animals and populations. In contrast toauthors of many other veterinary books, Gary A. Wobeser takes amore general approach to health in wild animals, recognizing thatdisease is one ecological factor among many and that disease cannever be considered satisfactorily in isolation. Rather than focuson individual causative agents and their effect on the individualanimal, the emphasis is on why disease occurred, and on the complexinteractions that occur among disease agents, the environment andhost populations. Written by a leading researcher in wildlife diseases, this bookwill fill a knowledge gap for those called to work with disease inwild animals who lack experience or training in the generalfeatures of disease as they relate to wild animals. Veterinarians,ecologists, wildlife biologists, population biologists and publichealth workers will find this book invaluable.

Civilization And Disease

Autor: Henry E. Sigerist
Publisher: Hesperides Press
ISBN: 1406721530
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Civilization and Disease BY Henry E. Sigerist PREFACE THE PRESENT BOOK is based on a series of six Messenger Lectures that I delivered at Cornell University in Ithaca in November and December 1940. I am very much indebted to the authorities of the University and Press for the permission to develop the six lectures into a book of twelve chapters, and I also very much appreciate the patience they have shown in waiting for a much delayed manuscript. While I was writing this book, I relived the very pleasant weeks it was my privilege to spend on the Cornell campus, and I am deeply grateful to the authorities of the University, to faculty and students for the delightful hospitality extended to me. I wish to mention particularly the keen and enthusiastic members of the Telluride Association whose guest I was during my visit. I shall always remember with great pleasure the stimulating discussions we had on many an evening. The subject of this book is one in which I have been interested for many years. In the pursuit of these studies I was greatly en couraged by Dr. Ludwig Kast, the unforgettable first President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, with whom I discussed these problems many times and through whom I obtained a substantial grant from the Josiah Macy Jr, Foundation which made it possible to acquire source materials needed for this book, and for which I wish to express my paroffijid gratitude. And finally I wish tohank my coworkers, the members pf my staff and particularly Dr. Erwin H. Ackerknecht, for advice and criticism Genevieve Miller, my former student and present collaborator who took a very active part in the preparation of this book Hope Trebing and Janet Brock who helped toget the manu script ready for publication. I am much indebted to Mr. Harold Ward in New York, who read the manuscript critically and greatly improved it with valuable suggestions. Henry E.

The Use Of Colloids In Health And Disease

Autor: Alfred Broadhead Searle
Publisher: Franklin Classics
ISBN: 9780342765812
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.