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: Clarissa Simmens
THE TITLE: At the age of seventeen I discovered T.S. Eliot's poem “The Wasteland.” The only part of the poem I could relate to was about “Madame Sosostris, famous clairvoyante.” Four of the tarot cards are invented by Eliot (Drowned Phoenician Sailor, Belladonna, the Lady of the Rocks and the Lady of Situations). Having invented my own Drom Ek Romani cards as part of my heritage, I could appreciate his imaginary cards with their mystical names. My first poem explains each tarot card and the second one details the Drom Romani although I make no claim to be a “famous clairvoyante.” The other poems are a patchwork of subjects including tributes to Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, and other writers of music and poetry.THE POEMS: With the exception of several free verse poems, the others are a mixture of Shakespearean Sonnets, Terza Rima, Rima Royale, and, well, more sonnets. The poetry forms are very confining yet I attempted to make them all-encompassing in their little world. When writing the 22 sonnets for the Drom Romani I began speaking in rhyming iambic pentameter in my dreams. Does that make me a poet? I hope so. Failing that, a sonnet a day keeps senility away. I am hoping that whatever your age, you find enjoyment in my poetry.
Author: Eugene Toy, Donald Briscoe, Bruce Britton, Joel John Heidelbaugh
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
This must-have fourth edition of top-selling Case Files: Family Medicine is reorganized by topic for easier learning during the clerkship, and is updated to reflect the latest guidelines on management of common conditions. 60 high-yield cases feature complete discussions, pearls, and USMLE-style review questions to help you excel in the clerkship and earn honors on the shelf-exam. Features Updated to reflect new guidelines for common conditions, including HTN and cholesterol management 60 realistic family medicine cases with high-yield discussions aligned with the national family medicine clerkship curriculum USMLE-style review questions and clinical pearls accompany each case Primer on how to approach clinical problems and think like an experienced doctor
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: Ralph La Guardia M D
What are you and your family going to do after a collapse of society when there are no doctors and medications available, and the pharmacies and hospitals have been looted? You can prepare for every disaster scenario, but if you are not able to treat medical emergencies and injuries that arise, how long will you last? This book will teach you everything you need to know to keep you and your loved ones healthy. Dr. La Guardia has spent over thirty years researching ways to treat any and all medical conditions with non prescription, over the counter and everyday products, many of which will amaze you. This book is jam packed with useful information in an easy to read format, chock full of illustrations and overflowing with information that could very well save your life.
Author: Arthur L. Caplan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
In When Medicine Went Mad, one of the nation's leading bioethicists-and an extraordinary panel of experts and concentration camp survivors-examine problems first raised by Nazi medical experimentation that remain difficult and relevant even today. The importance of these issues to contemporary bioethical disputes-particularly in the thorny areas of medical genetics, human experimentation, and euthanasia-are explored in detail and with sensitivity.
Author: Alfred F. Tallia, Joseph E. Scherger, Nancy Dickey
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Includes nearly 2,500 case-based questions and answer rationales, newly updated to reflect the most current developments in practice. Chapter Summaries offer a quick review of the concepts-great for last-minute exam preparation. Open-ended Clinical Case Management Problems in each chapter provide additional opportunities for articulating your understanding of key topics. Features the most current information on concussion management, palliative care, pain management, and more. Allows you to earn up to 75 CME Credits online through Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Author: Jillian Finker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
"NATURAL DOCTORS CAN HELP YOU HEAL YOUR LIFE! At last one of America's leading natural health doctors gives you the straight scoop on what natural medicine is: Why natural medicine can give you true wellness -- How to select a natural healthcare provider -- The benefits of being under the care of a naturopathic doctor -- What you must know to keep your family and loved ones well. When Dr. Jillian Finker, ND, first made her choice to help people with natural medicine, she knew that she would also have to battle the mysteries, myths and misconceptions that people have about naturopathic medicine. Dr. Finker wrote "It's About Wellness, Naturally" to help people live healthier, happier, active lives and now for the first time she shares her health giving insights with readers all over the world. Don't miss the opportunity to discover the true secrets to better living and well-being."--back cover
Author: Brett L. Walker
Publisher: University of Washington Press
While in the ICU with a near-fatal case of pneumonia, Brett Walker was asked, �Do you have a family history of illness?��a standard and deceptively simple question that for Walker, a professional historian, took on additional meaning and spurred him to investigate his family�s medical past. In this deeply personal narrative, he constructs a history of his body to understand his diagnosis with a serious immunological disorder, weaving together his dying grandfather�s sneaking a cigarette in a shed on the family�s Montana farm, blood fractionation experiments in Europe during World War II, and nineteenth-century cholera outbreaks that ravaged small American towns as his ancestors were making their way west. A Family History of Illness is a gritty historical memoir that examines the body�s immune system and microbial composition as well as the biological and cultural origins of memory and history, offering a startling, fresh way to view the role of history in understanding our physical selves. In his own search, Walker soon realizes that this broader scope is more valuable than a strictly medical family history. He finds that family legacies shape us both physically and symbolically, forming the root of our identity and values, and he urges us to renew our interest in the past or risk misunderstanding ourselves and the world around us.
Author: Dan Olmsted, Mark Blaxill
A groundbreaking book, THE AGE OF AUTISM explores how mankind has unwittingly poisoned itself for half a millennium For centuries, medicine has made reckless use of one of earth's most toxic substances: mercury—and the consequences, often invisible or ignored, continue to be tragic. Today, background pollution levels, including global emissions of mercury as well as other toxicants, make us all more vulnerable to its effects. From the worst cases of syphilis to Sigmund Freud's first cases of hysteria, from baffling new disorders in 19th century Britain to the modern scourge of autism, THE AGE OF AUTISM traces the long overlooked history of mercury poisoning. Now, for the first time, authors Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill uncover that history. Within this context, they present startling findings: investigating the first cases of autism diagnosed in the 1940s revealed an unsuspected link to a new form of mercury in seed disinfectants, lumber fungicides and vaccines. In the tradition of Silent Spring and An Inconvenient Truth, Olmsted and Blaxill demonstrate with clarity how chemical and environmental clues may have been missed as medical "experts," many of them blinded by decades of systemic bias, instead placed blamed on parental behavior or children's biology. By exposing the roots and rise of The Age of Autism, this book attempts to point the way out – to a safer future for our children and the planet.
Author: Patricia Kullberg
On the Ragged Edge of Medicine offers a unique and personal glimpse into a medical practice for the homeless and urban poor in Portland, Oregon. Told through fifteen patient vignettes and drawn from the author's decades of experience on the front lines, this revealing memoir illuminates the impact of poverty on the delivery of health services and the ways in which people adapt and survive (or don't survive) in conditions of abuse and deprivation. Kullberg's stories show the direct and sometimes devastating effects of poverty on personal health, poignantly demonstrating that medicine is as much a social enterprise as a scientific one.
Author: Frank Bird Linderman
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Pretty-shield, the legendary medicine woman of the Crows, remembered what life was like on the Plains when the buffalo were still plentiful. A powerful healer who was forceful, astute, and compassionate, Pretty-shield experienced many changes as her formerly mobile people were forced to come to terms with reservation life in the late nineteenth century. ø Pretty-shield told her story to Frank Linderman through an interpreter and using sign language. The lives, responsibilities, and aspirations of Crow women are vividly brought to life in these pages as Pretty-shield recounts her life on the Plains of long ago. She speaks of the simple games and dolls of an Indian childhood and the work of the girls and women?setting up the lodges, dressing the skins, picking berries, digging roots, and cooking. Through her eyes we come to understand courtship, marriage, childbirth and the care of babies, medicine-dreams, the care of the sick, and other facets of Crow womanhood. Alma Snell and Becky Matthews provide a new preface to this edition.