Author: George Borrow
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
This early work by George Borrow was originally published in 1905 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. From an early age George Borrow had an aptitude for languages and this skill led him to travel widely around Europe and on his travels he developed a deep affinity with the Romany Gypsy people, finding their culture and language fascinating. This is a collection of recollections and transcribed oral stories taken from the Romany people he met. Also included is a Romany-English dictionary.
Author: Daniele Bryden, Andrew Temple
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Guiding FFICM and EDIC exam candidates through the intensive care medicine curriculum, this book provides 48 case studies mapped to eight key areas of study in the UK and European syllabuses. Cases include clinical vignettes, explanations and a list of key learning points, while also being formatted along the structure of FICM case reports. Key clinical management points are identified and linked to appropriate scientific or evidence-based research and case studies chosen reflect a general population relevant to a worldwide readership. Conditions covered are significant to large areas of clinical practice as well as more discrete specialist knowledge, making this an essential study guide for trainees preparing for exams in intensive care medicine and also a useful learning tool for candidates in related disciplines such as anaesthesia (FRCA), emergency medicine (MCEM) and surgery (MRCS).
Author: Gypsy Petulengro
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Originally published in 1935, this brilliant little book contains a host of geniune Romany Remedies collated by Gipsy Petulengro, Grandson of the old gypsy tinker, Petulengro, immortalised by George Borrow in"The Romany Rye" and "Lavengro". All the remedies should be taken with a pinch of salt (or in some cases, not at all!) but the majority of them still make good sense today and the book is a fascinating read. Contents Include Remedies, Ointments, Embrocations and Liniments, Recipes, Dog Hints, Fakes, Fishing, Poaching and Other Tricks and Recipes. Contains alleged remedies for Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Jaundice, Dyspepsia and Deafness. Remedies: Aperient, Appendicitis, Asthma and Chest Complaints, Bad Blood, Scurvy, Eruptions, Bad Legs, Ulcers, Bladder trouble, Blood Pressure, Boils and carbuncles, Catarrh, Catarrh of the Bladder (!), Chilblains, Colds, Constipation, Consumption, Corns, Coughs, Cystitis, Deafness, Diabetes, Diarrhoea, Dropsy, Dyspepsia, Epilepsy, Eye Afflictions, Gastritis, Gout, gravel, Hair Stimulant, Heart, Hoarseness, Indigestion, Inflamed Eyes, Influenza, Insomnia, Itches, Jaundice, Kidney complaints, Lumbago, Lung troubles, Menstrual Irregularities, Nerves, Neuralgia, Obesity, Piles, Pleurisy, Quinsy, Rheumatism, Sciatica, Sickness, Sore Throats, St Vitus' Dance, Stone in Bladder, Tapeworms and Whooping cough. And that's just the first chapter!Keywords: Boils And Carbuncles Romany Rye Chilblains Dyspepsia Appendicitis Scurvy Catarrh Deafness Recipes Dropsy Jaundice Rheumatism Bad Blood Old Gypsy George Borrow Chest Complaints Liniments Geniune Pinch Of Salt Corns
Author: Luis Garcia-Ballester
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
From the eleventh century to the Black Death in 1348 Europe was economically vigorous and expanding, especially in Mediterranean societies. In this world of growing wealth new educational institutions were founded, the universities, and it was in these that a new form of medicine came to be taught and which widely influenced medical care throughout Europe. The essays in this collection focus on the practical aspects of medieval medicine, and among other issues they explore how far this new learned medicine percolated through to to the popular level; how the learned medical men understood and coped with plague; the theory and practice of medical astrology, and of bleeding (phlebotomy) for the cure and prevention of illness. Several essays deal with the development and interrelations of the nascent medical profession, and of Christian, Muslim and Jewish practioners one to another. Special emphasis is given to the practice of surgery and, the problems of recovering knowledge of a large proportion of medical care - that given by women - are also explored. This collection forms a companion volume to The Medical Renaissance of the Sixteenth Century (1985, edited by Andrew Wear, Roger French and I. M. Lonie), The Medical Revolution of the Seventeenth Century (1989, edited by Roger French and Andrew Wear), The Medical Enlightenment of the Eighteenth Century (1990, edited by Andrew cunningham and Roger French), and The Laboratory Revolution in Medicine (1992, edited by Andrew Cunningham and Perry Williams).
Author: Meredith Blevins
When her oldest friend, Jerry, mysteriously turns up dead, widow Annie Szabo is forced into an uneasy alliance with Madam Ina, her powerful former mother-in-law and matriarch of a proud Gypsy clan, to find a killer with a dark and hidden agenda, using ancient curses, strange love magic, a Gypsy P.I., and other unusual resources to solve the crime. A first novel. Reprint.
Author: William Bennett Stewart
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Written by a respected surgeon and holistic health pioneer, "Deep Medicine" shows readers how to tap into the mind's power to heal the body by building two essential skills: self-inquiry and finding quiet within.
Author: Warwick Anderson
Publisher: Duke University Press
Colonial Pathologies is a groundbreaking history of the role of science and medicine in the American colonization of the Philippines from 1898 through the 1930s. Warwick Anderson describes how American colonizers sought to maintain their own health and stamina in a foreign environment while exerting control over and “civilizing” a population of seven million people spread out over seven thousand islands. In the process, he traces a significant transformation in the thinking of colonial doctors and scientists about what was most threatening to the health of white colonists. During the late nineteenth century, they understood the tropical environment as the greatest danger, and they sought to help their fellow colonizers to acclimate. Later, as their attention shifted to the role of microbial pathogens, colonial scientists came to view the Filipino people as a contaminated race, and they launched public health initiatives to reform Filipinos’ personal hygiene practices and social conduct. A vivid sense of a colonial culture characterized by an anxious and assertive white masculinity emerges from Anderson’s description of American efforts to treat and discipline allegedly errant Filipinos. His narrative encompasses a colonial obsession with native excrement, a leper colony intended to transform those considered most unclean and least socialized, and the hookworm and malaria programs implemented by the Rockefeller Foundation in the 1920s and 1930s. Throughout, Anderson is attentive to the circulation of intertwined ideas about race, science, and medicine. He points to colonial public health in the Philippines as a key influence on the subsequent development of military medicine and industrial hygiene, U.S. urban health services, and racialized development regimes in other parts of the world.
Author: Christina Bjorndal
An inspiring and empowering guide to emotional freedom, from a Naturopathic Doctor who took charge of her own life and mental health. "This book should be on the shelves of every person struggling with their moods." Dr. Jonathan Prousky, ND, author of the Textbook of Integrative Clinical Nutrition For years, Dr. Christina Bjorndal, ND, endured debilitating depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety and battled bulimia, addiction, and a range of other mental health challenges. Finally, feeling terrorized by her own thoughts, she attempted to take her life. This devastating low point led to a deep reckoning. She began to take back control of her life. Today she is the owner of a thriving naturopathic clinic, living her life's purpose and passion in the most authentic way. In Beyond the Label, Bjorndal outlines, step-by-step, how you can move from the current mental health "label" you have been given to optimal health on all levels - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Dr. Chris's book will give you the courage, support, confidence, and guidance you need to take your own steps to mental wellness.
Author: Sue Grafton
Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifties when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but he wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now, at thirty-two, she is about to be paroled, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers." "It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. Maybe all of a week's work. Nothing untoward - the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good." But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling round.
Author: United States Marine Corps
U.S. Marine Corps Cold Weather Medicine Survival Course, Training and Skills is an excellent manual for anyone who might find themselves in a survival situation. Table of Contents: Mountain Safety (Winter); Survival Kit; Cold Weather Clothing; Winter War Fighting Load Requirements; Nomenclature and Care of Military Ski Equipment; Military Snow Shoe Movement; Preventive Medicine; Patient Assessment; Triage; Tactical Combat Casualty Care; Land Navigation Review; Nutrition; Hypothermia; Freezing / Near Freezing Tissue Injuries; Extreme Cold Weather Tent; Personal / Team Stoves; Ten Man Arctic Tent: Burn Management; Miscellaneous Cold Weather Medical Problems; CaseVacs and CaseVacs Reporting; High Altitude Health Problems; Environmental Hazards 1; Environmental Hazards 2; Avalanche Search Organization; Avalanche Transceivers; Bivouac Routine; Wilderness Orthopedic Trauma; Cold Weather Leadership Problems; Submersion Incidents; Requirements for Survival; Survival Signaling...
Author: Bernard Lown
The author draws on his forty years of experience as a physician to call for a new appreciation of the importance of the doctor-patient relationship and of the art rather than the technology of medicine