Subject Area: Medical Reference

Advance Treatment Directives and Autonomy for Incompetent Patients: An International Comparative Survey of Law and Practice with Special Attention to the Netherlands
2008 0-7734-4980-9
In the framework of an international comparative legal survey, this monograph makes available reliable information on the practice of advance treatment directive and their role in medical decision making. Using survey research and focusing on the Netherlands, this work offers on the topic empirical evidence, which was previously lacking, especially for European literature.

Anglo-American Biomedical Antecedents of Nazi Crimes
2007 0-7734-5502-7
This study seeks to trace the development and implementation of the various Nazi crimes in Europe and to analyze these crimes in relation to certain antecedents prevalent in modern American and British history. By tracing the development and implementation of racism, romantic nationalism, and positive and negative eugenics in the history of these three nations, the author is able to demonstrate the lack of novelty in Nazi actions. Most chapters begin by considering British and American concepts relating to individual Nazi crimes before moving on to illustrate the particular developments in Germany that led to the grotesque reality of the Holocaust.

Autobiography and Personal Philosophy of a Retired Physician
1997 0-7734-8470-1
Born a Cockney, Cyril Hart spent his childhood on a large housing estate at Dagenham, just outside London's East End. He was raised in an evangelical Christian family, but by the age of 18 he was a card-holding Communist. He passed this phase and during the war served in the ranks in the army, and with a commission in the RNVR, where he was an air engineer. Subsequently he entered Barts and graduated in medicine. He married, and for over 30 years was the senior partner in a large country practice in Huntingdonshire. He studied local history at Leicester, where he became the university's first MA and was awarded its first DLitt. He has written extensively in medicine and in English history, and is currently completing a book on England in the Tenth Century. In retirement he also turned to philosophy and water colours. This unusual range of interests is the range of his autobiography, and the book also presents a fascinating social history of one English family during the whole of the present century.

Biographical Encyclopedia of Medical Travel Authors : England and Wales
2010 0-7734-3687-1
The collection is a wide-ranging reference guide. The six volumes are made up of one-paragraph biographies of medical travel authors drawn from all peoples and regions of the world. The authors are included because they have published a book of travel or have left significant material of book potential. Some space is given to travellers from abroad into the region represented by the volume.

Biographical Encyclopedia of Medical Travel Authors: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Pacific and the Antarctic
2010 0-7734-3683-9
The collection is a wide-ranging reference guide. The six volumes are made up of one-paragraph biographies of medical travel authors drawn from all peoples and regions of the world. The authors are included because they have published a book of travel or have left significant material of book potential. Some space is given to travellers from abroad into the region represented by the volume.

Biographical Encyclopedia of Medical Travel Authors: Ireland
2010 0-7734-3689-8
The collection is a wide-ranging reference guide. The six volumes are made up of one-paragraph biographies of medical travel authors drawn from all peoples and regions of the world. The authors are included because they have published a book of travel or have left significant material of book potential. Some space is given to travellers from abroad into the region represented by the volume.

Biographical Encyclopedia of Medical Travel Authors: Scotland
2010 0-7734-3691-X
The collection is a wide-ranging reference guide. The six volumes are made up of one-paragraph biographies of medical travel authors drawn from all peoples and regions of the world. The authors are included because they have published a book of travel or have left significant material of book potential. Some space is given to travellers from abroad into the region represented by the volume.

Biographical Encyclopedia of Medical Travel Authors: The Americas and Canada
2010 0-7734-3681-2
The collection is a wide-ranging reference guide. The six volumes are made up of one-paragraph biographies of medical travel authors drawn from all peoples and regions of the world. The authors are included because they have published a book of travel or have left significant material of book potential. Some space is given to travellers from abroad into the region represented by the volume.

Classroom Lectures on Human Viral Diseases Presented at the City University of New York. An Explanation of Basic Principles
2013 0-7734-4328-2
This college level instructional aid is a concise yet comprehensible review of human viral diseases specifically designed for beginning microbiology instructors and their students. It presents pathogens initially with respect to their biological identity and as an alternative to their presentation in many college textbooks as pathogens of the human organ systems. The material is up-to-date in advances in the science of microbiology.

Documentary Description of Health, Medicine, Disease, and Crime in Late Nineteenth-Century America
2009 0-7734-3830-0
This book is an edited compilation of selected primary source documents (articles, reports, letters, court cases, speeches, newspaper accounts, governmental findings, and excerpts from memoirs and contemporary books) pertaining to health, medicine, medical education, disease, crime, and related areas in the United States from 1860 to the early years of the twentieth century. Due to early-twenty-first century interests in American health, diet, alcoholism, vaccinations, contagious diseases, and treatments, readers should find especially helpful an understanding of how an earlier generation of Americans coped with some of the same issues during a crucial period in the development of the foundations of modem America.

Frontiers in Brain and Dream Research
1992 0-88946-229-1
New developments in brain research, including discussions of: neural Darwinism and theories reflecting the work of Gerald M. Edelman and Israel Rosenfield (Part One); left-right brain literature, focusing on the article "Religious Experience, Archetypes, and the Neurophysiology of Emotions" by neurologist James P. Henri (Part Two); and a review of J. Allen Hobson's The Dreaming Machine, which proposes "activation synthesis" as a new theory of dream interpretation.

History of American Medicine from the Colonial Period to the Early Twentieth Century
2006 0-7734-5530-2
This book has long been needed as a concise review of American medical history for college level, graduate, and medical students. Written by a surgeon with doctoral training in the history of medicine, this work is helpful in giving an overview of the topic to beginning graduate students in the field, before beginning specialization. It will also serve the medical student with a special interest in the history of medicine, or as a textbook in those medical schools that have a history sequence in their medical humanities offerings.

History of the Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, New York, 1848-1900
2005 0-7734-6035-7
In 1848, the Sisters of Charity founded and operated the first hospital in the city, Buffalo Hospital of the Sisters of Charity (Sisters Hospital). The general historical literature has dismissed Catholic hospitals as ethnic hospitals. Too little attention has been paid to the role these hospitals have played in the “new” antebellum commercial cities and in the transition of medicine to its modern practice; nor has the role of women in 19th century hospital management received much attention. This study will analyze how the sister administrators/nurses gained and maintained control of their hospital and exercised “real” authority, within the context of patriarchy, and throughout the 19th century transformation of medical practice. By focusing on the development of Sisters Hospital from 1848-1900, one can trace the transformation of antebellum hospitals from warehouses of the poor sick to the post Civil War emergence of the modern hospital. The story of Sisters Hospital is also the story of changes in the role of physicians, nurses and in medical care, that is, the professionalization and modernization of the health care. By 1900, Sisters Hospital had survived and adapted to the tremendous changes in medical knowledge and the function of hospitals without destroying the orders’ authority over its hospital.

Interdisciplinary Cooperation Between Scientists and Historians in the Nineteenth Century: A Study of Medical Dissertations in the Private Library of the German Historian Leopold Von Ranke
2013 0-7734-4306-1
The first discovery of and commentary on the medical dissertations existing in the private library collection of noted nineteenth-century historian Leopold von Ranke originating in the Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Berlin and later purchased and removed to the library at the University of Syracuse in New York State.

Medical Theory About the Body and the Soul in the Middle Ages
2007 0-7734-5208-7
This study examines the cross-cultural transmission of medical knowledge and theory between Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities in the Medieval period. The monastery of Monte Cassino in Southern Italy became the pivotal center for the transfer if Arabic medical science into the Latin West at the end of the eleventh century. Special attention is given to the debates over the precise relationship of the body and soul, one of the central concerns of contemporaneous philosophy and theology.

Metaphoric Analysis of the Debate on Physician Assisted Suicide
1999 0-7734-8041-2
Uses metaphoric analysis to explore the rhetorical aspects of the debate as represented in the published works of three physicians with opposing views: Dr. C. Everett Koop, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, and Dr. Timothy Quill. After examining the texts, the author invents a hybrid metaphorical concept which can serve as a rhetorical bridge for participants in the debate. Once this metaphorical means of communication is in place, the necessary exploration of ethical systems can occur. Spragins goes well into the rhetorically unexplored territory of the debate on physician assisted suicide, illustrating in every argument how metaphor figures on thinking and speaking about the human mode of perceiving and being.

Modernity and the Appearance of Idiocy: Intellectual Disability as a Regime of Truth
2014 0-7734-4289-8
A decisive new approach to our understanding of ‘intellectual disability’ as a social and linguistic category. This book breaks both with essentialist approaches, which ground the understanding of intellectual disability in the putative physical and intellectual materiality of individuals, and with social constructionist approaches, which are caught in an inescapable paradox of being unable to grasp their nebulous target.

Philosophical Examination of the History and Values of Western Medicine
1993 0-7734-9210-0
The study's central thesis is that medicine reflects better than any other discipline the ethical crises of our age and that these are the natural result of the schism between "facts" and "values" brought about at the time of the scientific revolution. It offers a brief introduction to the philosophical history of medicine, argues that current ethical theory rests upon a fallacy of abstraction, calls for a more realistic appraisal of ethical responsibility, and challenges the notion that ethics is necessarily more "subjective" than science. Examines the role of ethics in medical education, managing ethical issues in health-care delivery systems, medical economics, abortion, and sexually transmissible diseases, giving special attention to the realities of ethical responsibility in each case.

Promoting Professionalism in Exercise Physiology: Vision, Challenges and Opportunities
2015 1-4955-0295-3
A new visionary study to help academics recognize exercise physiology as a legitimate healthcare profession. This work explores the concept that the quality of the scientific training necessary to achieve the prescribed exercise medicine, that promotes healthier lifestyles, is as relevant to society as is nursing or physical therapy. It offers a break from past ways of thinking about exercise physiology and introduces ways to implement the steps necessary to standardize it’s professionalization in order to help it become a nationally recognized healthcare profession.

Psychological/Medical Method to Help People Cope with Adversity. Nine Case Studies of Self-Defining Stories
2015 1-4955-0275-9
An innovative book written for the benefit of professionals who, in their various roles, deal with people beset by adversity. These self-narrative stories of adversity ground the ideas within the book to real-life experiences, real-life sorrows, and real-life triumphs. The book looks at adversity from a real-life perspective, not just from the individual’s perspective. The lessons gained from this study are significant for theory and practice in the helping professions.

Relationship Between Race and the Prevalence of Hypertension: A Sociological Analysis of a Critical Socio-Medical Problem in America Today
2015 1-4955-0285-6
A new theoretical approach to aid in the inter-disciplinary research on the question of why some racial and ethnic groups are more susceptible to hypertension than others. In this research, the minority status group hypothesis is used to compare the African Americans /European Americans hypertension differentials. It provides a theoretical framework for conceptualizing racial/ethnic group behavior, for constructing hypotheses and interpreting differences in behavior across racial and ethnic boundaries.

Relief and Recovery in Post Civil War South Carolina. A Death by Inches
1997 0-7734-8437-X
In this study of relief and recovery efforts in South Carolina after the Civil War, the emphasis is on people, and in particular on those people who seem to be excluded from, or barely mentioned in, the conventional studies of the era. By delving deep into the primary source material of the period, this study allows readers to discover an expanded past, one that for the most part has remained as 'hidden history.'

Sleep Deprivation and Adhd: Cause and Effect
2014 0-7734-0082-6
A promising new treatment is advanced from the analysis of the relationship between Sleep Deprivation and symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This neurobiological approach, wherein the author combines Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Behavior Modification into a new treatment, identified as Cognitive Restructuring Therapy has great practical implementation in the clinical practice and growing field of sleep medicine.


Social Impacts of Infectious Disease in England 1600 to 1900
2000 0-7734-7764-0
A report of a sociological, social-history study of the effects of threats of infectious diseases on the everyday behavior of members of a society. Episodes of a variety of infectious diseases, including bubonic plague, cholera, smallpox, and typhoid fever were identified over the time period studied to determine their impacts. Disruptions and alterations were identified as either temporary or permanent in nature.

Socio-history of Cerebrovascular Disease and the Development of Modern Stroke Medicine. A Foucauldian Analysis
2010 0-7734-3659-6
This book examines historiographical accounts of the cerebrovascular condition using a socio-historical approach influenced by the writings of Michel Foucault in an attempt to understand how stroke medicine has emerged in its current form.

Study Based on the Clerk's Report Book of the Swansea Local Board of Health 1855-1866
1998 0-7734-8489-2
Researches the town of Swansea in the early 19th century, together with an account of the events which led to the formation of a Local Board of Health (epidemics of typhoid and cholera), and considers the functions and duties of the Board, and a study of its structure.

Universal Health Care as a Human Right: The Argument of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
2014 1-4955-0281-3
A new look at the highly relevant and impassioned issue of Universal Health Care. Bonhoeffer's writings offer a theological defence for the earthly conditions needed for human well-being. Implicitly that would include basic health care. Utilizing pertinent Bonhoeffer writings, the author offers us an unique perspective on the moral issues of human rights as it relates to health care for everyone.

Why Nurses Commit Suicide. Mobbing in Health Care Institutions
2014 0-7734-0068-0
The first English translation of the seminal work of Dr. Heinz Leymann. The term workplace mobbing, or the ganging up of peers and managers against a workmate, was conceptualized by a single scientist, Heinz Leymann in his research to identify a distinct form of collective workplace aggression that has now opened the door to specialization in the field of mobbing and laid the groundwork for its subsequent policies and laws governing human resource management departments globally.