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County: Life, Death, and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital

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"Named through the "Wall highway magazine "as one of many 5 most sensible overall healthiness books of 2011!
County" is the superb story of 1 of America's oldest and most unique city public hospitals. From its inception as a "poor apartment" meting out loose treatment to indigents, Chicago's cook dinner County health center has been either a popular instructing clinic and the healthcare professional of final lodge for the city's uninsured. "County" covers greater than thirty years of its heritage, starting within the overdue Nineteen Seventies whilst the writer started his internship, to the "final rounds" in 2002, whilst enormous quantities of former trainees and team of workers, lots of whom shared Ansell's imaginative and prescient of resurrecting a medical institution in serious situation, collected to bid the long-lasting Victorian health facility construction an emotional farewell sooner than it used to be closed to make means for a brand new facility."County" is ready people--from Ansell's mentors, together with the mythical Quentin younger, to the multitude of sufferers whom he and County's clinical employees worked to diagnose and heal. it's a tale approximately politics; from contentious union moves, to battles opposed to "patient dumping." most significantly, it chronicles the battles for instigating new courses that will aid to avoid, instead of simply deal with, severe health problems, together with the outlet of County's HIV/AIDS health facility (the first within the city), in addition to an early-detection breast melanoma screening application. eventually, it truly is approximately an idealistic younger man's clinical schooling in city the US, a coming-of-age tale set opposed to a backdrop of race, segregation, and poverty.

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Breve historia de la medicina

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La medicina acompaña al hombre desde el inicio de los tiempos, siempre hemos conocido los angeles enfermedad y l. a. muerte y siempre hemos luchado, con todos nuestros medios, contra ellas. Desde los angeles Prehistoria, en los angeles que l. a. curación estaba ligada a l. a. magia, hasta l. a. actualidad, en los angeles que existen máquinas nanotecnológicas o píldoras capaces de standard casi todos nuestros procesos, l. a. historia de l. a. medicina es una aventura apasionante llena de hombres que sacrificaron todo por acabar con las enfermedades principales de sus comunidades. Breve Historia de l. a. Medicina nos presenta, de un modo conciso y asimilable, esta lucha interminable.

Arranca el libro en l. a. Prehistoria, donde lo espiritual se mezcla con lo fisiológico y los chamanes practican ritos en los que incluyen técnicas como los angeles trepanación. Pedro Gargantilla hará hincapié en los angeles relación entre mito y salud que existe en civilizaciones como Egipto, Grecia, o Roma, pese a que nos leguen personalidades como Hipócrates o Galeno. Asistiremos también a los avances médicos de los doctores musulmanes y al importante retroceso científico que se dio en l. a. Edad Media, hasta el S. XIV, en el que los angeles medicina vuelve a las universidades laicas. También nos detallará con todo el vértigo que corresponde, l. a. revolución médica que se da en los S. XIX y XX en los que los angeles medicina vive una auténtica edad de oro: se superan las tres barreras de l. a. medicina - el dolor, los angeles hemorragia y l. a. infección, se descubren las células, los virus y las bacterias, las radiografías, aparecen disciplinas nuevas, como los angeles psicología o l. a. homeopatía, y se erradican enfermedades legendarias pero aparecen otras como el SIDA.

El autor nos presenta l. a. medicina no como un catálogo de técnicas, instrumental es y protocolos, sino de un modo integrador, mostrando los cambios continuos en el tiempo de los conceptos de enfermedad y salud e integrando los avances con las culturas en las que se dan.

Please observe: This audiobook is in Spanish.

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Take Care, Son: The Story of My Dad and his Dementia

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By Tony Husband

Hello Dad ...can we have now a talk approximately your dementia ...Can you take into accout the way it began? while Ron Husband began to overlook issues - dates, names, appointments ...daft issues, very important issues - it took it slow to grasp that this used to be 'a varied type of forgetting'. however it was once simply the 1st signal of the sickness that delicately took him clear of the kinfolk he enjoyed. this can be the touching, illustrated tale of Tony's father and the way dementia slowly took him clear of his kin. The name is a connection with his final phrases to his son - on an afternoon while Tony had spent the day within the care domestic without signal of popularity. The booklet is framed as a talk among Tony and his dad, who fades away in the course of the previous few pages of the ebook. "...rather incredible comic strip strips ...chronicling his father's dementia with loving appeal and wit." Stephen Fry, Twitter

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Pain: A Political History

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In this heritage of yank political tradition, Keith Wailoo examines how discomfort has outlined the road among liberals and conservatives from simply after global battle II to the current. From disabling discomfort to end-of-life ache to fetal soreness, the conflict over whose ache is genuine and who merits aid has created stark ideological divisions on the bedside, in politics, and within the courts.

Beginning with the go back of infantrymen after international struggle II and fierce clinical and political disagreements approximately no matter if ache constitutes a real incapacity, Wailoo explores the Sixties upward thrust of an expansive liberal discomfort common in addition to the rising conviction that subjective ache was once actual, disabling, and compensable. those innovations have been attacked through the Reagan period, whilst a conservative backlash ended in decreased incapacity relief and an increasing position of courts as arbiters within the politicized fight to outline discomfort. New fronts in soreness politics opened national as advocates for demise with dignity insisted that end-of-life discomfort warranted complete reduction, whereas the non secular correct mobilized round fetal pain.

The e-book ends with the 2003 OxyContin arrest of conservative speak convey host Rush Limbaugh, a cautionary story approximately deregulation and the widening gaps among the overmedicated and the undertreated.

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USMLE Step 2 Secrets, 3rd Edition

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By Theodore X. O'Connell, Adam Brochert

USMLE Step 2 secrets and techniques is an easy-to-read evaluation excellent for busy scholars such as you. Adam Brochert, MD―who scored within the 99th percentile at the Step 2 USMLE―and Theodore X. O’Connell, MD―author of a number of assessment and medical reference books―present crucial questions and solutions overlaying the real options you must understand to attain good at the USMLE Step 2 examination: key stipulations you'll be anticipated to acknowledge, all forte and subspecialty issues, and worthy scientific concepts.

  • Learn an important questions and solutions with the confirmed structure of the hugely acclaimed secrets and techniques Series.
  • Master all forte and subspecialty themes lined on Step 2.
  • Identify key evidence and secrets and techniques utilizing the head a hundred secrets and techniques chapter.
  • Review fabric fast and simply because of bulleted lists, algorithms, and illustrations.
  • Apply the pearls, assistance, reminiscence aids, and "secrets" from famous and hugely well known authors, Adam Brochert, MD and Theodore X. O’Connell, MD.
  • Find info fast with a moment colour highlighting bankruptcy and part titles, legends, bullets and icons, and key terms.
  • Consult the e-book anywhere you pass due to the moveable measurement that matches on your lab coat pocket.

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Foreign Accent Syndromes: The stories people have to tell

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What does it believe wish to get up someday talking with a international accessory from a rustic one hasn't ever visited?

Why does an individual get up doing this?

This booklet seeks to painting the wide and various stories of people with an extraordinary neurological speech affliction known as international accessory Syndrome (FAS). via a mix of private testimony and medical statement, the booklet goals to shed remarkable mild at the figuring out of FAS through elucidating the advanced hyperlinks among how the mind produces speech, how listeners understand speech and the function that accessory performs in our belief of self and others.

The first a part of the publication offers a entire creation to FAS and covers a few key topic parts, including:

• The definition and phenomenology of FAS

• A heritage of study on FAS

• The motives and psychosocial outcomes of FAS

• A advisor to additional analyzing and a thesaurus of specialised terms.

The chapters partially offer a different perception into the via own testimony and money owed from family. This selection of 28 tales from the world over underlines the significance of listening rigorously to sufferers clarify their instances, and of their personal phrases. the ultimate part features a questionnaire to be used by way of clinicians to aid case background taking.

The authors are prime international specialists on FAS, and this is often the 1st quantity of its sort to supply this type of wide and entire exam of this infrequent and poorly understood . will probably be of significant curiosity to training clinicians in neurology, psychiatry, psychology and speech and language therapy/pathology, in addition to scholars in well-being disciplines appropriate to neurorehabilitation, linguists and in addition to households and caregivers.

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Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

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By Robert Whitaker

Now with bonus fabric, together with a brand new foreword and afterword with up-to-date research

In this staggering and startling e-book, award-winning technological know-how and historical past author Robert Whitaker investigates a scientific secret: Why has the variety of disabled mentally ailing within the usa tripled over the earlier 20 years? each day, 1,100 adults and kids are further to the govt incapacity rolls simply because they've got turn into newly disabled by means of psychological affliction, with this epidemic spreading so much speedily between our nation’s young children. what's going on?
Anatomy of a plague challenges readers to imagine via that query themselves. First, Whitaker investigates what's recognized at the present time in regards to the organic factors of psychological problems. Do psychiatric medicines repair “chemical imbalances” within the mind, or do they, actually, create them? Researchers spent a long time learning that question, and by means of the overdue Nineteen Eighties, they'd their resolution. Readers can be startled—and dismayed—to observe what was once mentioned within the clinical journals.
Then comes the clinical question on the center of this publication: in past times fifty years, while investigators checked out how psychiatric medicines affected long-term outcomes, what did they locate? Did they notice that the medication aid humans remain good? functionality greater? take pleasure in strong actual wellbeing and fitness? Or did they locate that those medicinal drugs, for a few paradoxical cause, increase the chance that folks becomes chronically ailing, much less in a position to functionality good, extra vulnerable to actual disorder?
This is the 1st booklet to examine the advantages of psychiatric drugs during the prism of long term effects. Are long term restoration premiums better for medicated or unmedicated schizophrenia sufferers? Does taking an antidepressant lessen or elevate the danger depressed individual turns into disabled by means of the ailment? Do bipolar sufferers fare larger this day than they did 40 years in the past, or a lot worse? while the nationwide Institute of psychological overall healthiness (NIMH) studied the long term results of youngsters with ADHD, did they make sure that stimulants offer any gain?
By the tip of this overview of the results literature, readers are sure to have a haunting query in their personal: Why have the implications from those long term studies—all of which aspect to an identical startling conclusion—been saved from the general public?
In this compelling background, Whitaker additionally tells the private tales of youngsters and adults swept up during this epidemic. eventually, he stories on cutting edge courses of psychiatric care in Europe and the us which are generating stable long term results. Our kingdom has been hit via a scourge of disabling psychological disease, and but, as Anatomy of an outbreak reveals, the scientific blueprints for curtailing that epidemic have already been drawn up.

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Oral Radiology: Principles and Interpretation (7th Edition)

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By Stuart C. White, Michael J. Pharoah

With greater than 1,000 top of the range radiographs and illustrations, this bestselling publication visually demonstrates the fundamental ideas of oral and maxillofacial radiology in addition to powerful scientific program.

You'll have the ability to diagnose and deal with sufferers successfully with the assurance of imaging recommendations, together with really expert concepts akin to MRI and CT, and the excellent dialogue of the radiographic interpretation of pathology. The e-book additionally covers radiation physics, radiation biology, and radiation security and safeguard - aiding you offer state of the art care!

A constant structure makes it effortless to stick with and understand scientific fabric on each one pathologic , together with a definition, synonyms, scientific positive aspects, radiographic gains, differential prognosis, and management/treatment.

• up-to-date photographs exhibit new apparatus and radiographs within the parts of intraoral radiographs, basic radiographic anatomy, panoramic imaging, and complicated imaging.
• up-to-date electronic Imaging bankruptcy expands assurance of PSP plates and its use in cephalometric and panoramic imaging, interpreting the bigger latitudes of photostimulable phosphor receptors and their linear reaction to the 5 orders of importance of x-ray exposure.
• up to date guidance for Prescribing Dental Radiographs bankruptcy comprises the newest ADA guidance, and likewise discusses the ecu Guidelines.
• up to date info on radiographic manifestations of illnesses within the orofacial area contains the most recent facts on etiology and analysis, with an emphasis on complex imaging.
Expert members contain many authors with around the globe reputations.
• Cone Beam Computed Tomography bankruptcy covers machines, the imaging strategy, and general medical functions of cone-beam imaging, with examples of examinations made of scans.
• Evolve site provides extra assurance of situations, with extra examples of particular matters.

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Primary Ovarian Insufficiency: A Clinical Guide to Early Menopause

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Presenting the most up-tp-date and suitable info at the analysis and administration of fundamental ovarian insufficiency, sometimes called untimely ovarian failure (POI/POF), this ebook offers both very important voices. the 1st is the medical, evidence-based voice discussing the most recent details on POI/POF in a concise and logical type: etiologies, signs, genetics, mechanisms, linked stipulations, in addition to mental and way of life concerns. the second one voice provides the first-person tales of affected girls, who're usually confronted with a analysis of irreversible infertility at a truly younger age and who one way or the other learn how to reside with nice uncertainty approximately their skill to create a family members – a center identification factor for lots of girls. it's therefore no longer easily a scientific, case-based presentation, yet a extra collaborative attempt among clinicians who're well-versed within the box and girls who've POI/POF. Primary Ovarian Insufficiency: A medical consultant to Early Menopause will as a result be an exceptional sensible but own reference for OB/GYNs, reproductive medication experts, and any clinician, nurse or health and wellbeing care employee treating ladies dwelling with POI/POF.

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Pharmacology of Ocular Therapeutics

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This e-book contains an built-in assessment of ocular therapeutics throughout all proper fields. It addresses the real-world requisites of ophthalmologists, pharmacists and optometrists, as saw via operating along those practitioners for 2 a long time. wisdom surrounding  agents utilized in ophthalmic perform has, traditionally, been scattered. The ebook allows knowing of ocular drug treatment by means of compiling all key features of the pharmacology, toxicology, pharmaceutical technological know-how, ocular biochemistry and phone biology of those agents.

Chapters aspect drug move throughout limitations, systemic toxicity of topically utilized medications, autonomic medicinal drugs used for diagnostics, in addition to anti inflammatory, antiallergic, glaucoma and antimicrobial cures, and avenues for the advance of latest ocular medications. purposes of extemporaneously ready formulations are defined to notify day by day scientific perform.  The use of mucoadhesive polymers in tear substitutes, ocular drug supply platforms, stem telephone remedy, pharmacogenomics and antiangiogenic ocular chemotherapy also are explored. The ebook additionally presents insights from medications of natural foundation, and a ancient point of view on medicines for ocular use.

Practicing and resident ophthalmologists, optometrists, pharmacists, nursing pros, students in ocular drug learn and scholars will both reap the benefits of this accomplished guide.

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