Children and Drug Safety

Author: Cynthia A Connolly
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813575230
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Children and Drug Safety traces the development, use, and marketing of drugs for children in the twentieth century, a history that sits at the interface of the state, business, health care providers, parents, and children. This book illuminates the historical dimension of a clinical and policy issue with great contemporary significance—many of the drugs administered to children today have never been tested for safety and efficacy in the pediatric population. Each chapter of Children and Drug Safety engages with major turning points in pediatric drug development; themes of children’s risk, rights, protection and the evolving context of childhood; child-rearing; and family life in ways freighted with nuances of race, class, and gender. Cynthia A. Connolly charts the numerous attempts by Congress, the Food and Drug Administration, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and leading pediatric pharmacologists, scientists, clinicians, and parents to address a situation that all found untenable.

Prelude to Hospice

Author: Emily K. Abel
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 081359393X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Hospices have played a critical role in transforming ideas about death and dying. Viewing death as a natural event, hospices seek to enable people approaching mortality to live as fully and painlessly as possible. Award-winning medical historian Emily K. Abel provides insight into several important issues surrounding the growth of hospice care. Using a unique set of records, Prelude to Hospice expands our understanding of the history of U.S. hospices. Compiled largely by Florence Wald, the founder of the first U.S. hospice, the records provide a detailed account of her experiences studying and caring for dying people and their families in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Although Wald never published a report of her findings, she often presented her material informally. Like many others seeking to found new institutions, she believed she could garner support only by demonstrating that her facility would be superior in every respect to what currently existed. As a result, she generated inflated expectations about what a hospice could accomplish. Wald’s records enable us to glimpse the complexities of the work of tending to dying people.

Textbook of Endovascular Procedures

Author: John F. Dyet
ISBN: 9780443065415
Format: PDF, Kindle
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94 leading international experts -- including radiologists as well as surgeons -- provide a thorough review of indications, procedures, outcomes, and complications for both endovascular and traditional vascular surgery. Authoritative coverage includes new techniques for endovascular repair of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms ... endovascular therapy in the female reproductive tract ... discussions of medicolegal issues ... and much more.