Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine

Author: W. F. Bynum
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136110445
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a comprehensive reference work which surveys all aspects of the history of medicine, both clinical and social, and reflects the complementary approaches to the discipline. The editors have assembled an international team of scholars to provide detailed and informative factual surveys with contemporary interpretations and historiographical debate. Special Features * Comprehensive: 72 substantial and original essays from internationally respected scholars * Unique: no other publication provides so much information in two volumes * Broad-ranging: includes coverage of non-Western as well as Western medicine * Up-to-date: incorporates the very latest in historical research and interpretation * User-friendly: clearly laid out and readable, with a full index of Topics and People * Indispensable: essential information for study and research, including bibliographic notes and cross-referencing between articles.

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine

Author: Miriam Solomon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131751985X
Format: PDF
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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine is a comprehensive guide to topics in the fields of epistemology and metaphysics of medicine. It examines traditional topics such as the concept of disease, causality in medicine, the epistemology of the randomized controlled trial, the biopsychosocial model, explanation, clinical judgment and phenomenology of medicine and emerging topics, such as philosophy of epidemiology, measuring harms, the concept of disability, nursing perspectives, race and gender, the metaphysics of Chinese medicine, and narrative medicine. Each of the 48 chapters is written especially for this volume and with a student audience in mind. For pedagogy and clarity, each chapter contains an extended example illustrating the ideas discussed. This text is intended for use as a reference for students in courses in philosophy of medicine and philosophy of science, and pairs well with The Routledge Companion to Bioethics for use in medical humanities and social science courses.

Insanity Identity and Empire

Author: Catharine Coleborne
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719087244
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book examines the formation of colonial social identities inside the institutions for the insane in Australia and New Zealand. It looks at insanity in the context of migration to the colonies by focusing on two urban, public hospitals for the insane in the colonies of Victoria, Australia,and Auckland, New Zealand, between 1873 and 1910.During this period, there was a significant amount of migration from Britain and other parts of the world to both destinations, as part of a widespread Anglo-settler "explosion". This was also the period in which social institutional networks were developed across the Australasian colonies. Thesesocial institutions included health, medical, and welfare institutions, all of which were modelled on British imperial institutional spaces and with imperial sensibilities. This volume engages with two important scholarly projects: the examination of gendered and "raced" bodies in the imperial worldof the nineteenth century on the one hand, and on the other, a consideration of the imperial discourses of insanity and the formation of colonial institutional knowledge and practice.Of particular interest to students and historians of colonialism, imperialism and medicine at undergraduate and postgraduate level, the book examines the creation of an institutional language of gender and race in two nineteenth-century colonial institutional sites. It will also appeal to the manyhistorians of insanity and its institutions, given that these sites were part of an imperial network of solutions to the problem of "madness" which followed Europeans to new places of settlement.

Companion Encyclopedia of Theology

Author: Peter Byrne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134922000
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Companion Encyclopedia of Theology provides a comprehensive guide to modern theological thought. An international team of theologians and practitioners of both the Christian and Jewish faiths investigate and consider aspects of theology in 48 self-contained articles. Neither partisan and denominational, nor detached and abstract, this Companion explores the resources and applications of theology in the light of Christianity's place in the modern world. The Structure The Companion Encyclopedia of Theology is divided into six parts. The first three deal with major foundational aspects of Western theological reflection: * the Hebrew and Christian Bible * the Tradition * the contribution of Philosophy The second half of the Companion is concerned with application: * in relation to Spirituality * in relation to contemporary Ethics * in relation to issues in and aspects of present-day theological construction The 48 essays are descriptive, informative and analytical; their wide-ranging content is bound into a unified perspective by the editors' general introduction and the introductions to each of the six parts. At the end of each article, there are suggestions for further reading and the work is concluded with a comprehensive index. This Companion Encyclopedia is a valuable source of reference for students, teachers and both lay and clerical practitioners of Christian and Jewish theology. Key Features * Broad Coverage - contains 48 in-depth essays covering both the history and application of Western theological thought * International Authorship - written in non-technical language by a distinguished team of editors and authors from both Christian and Jewish faiths * Balanced Approach - discusses and analyses the key issues without imposing any single viewpoint * Clearly Presented - at the end of each article, there are suggestions for further reading and the work contains a comprehensive index

Companion Encyclopedia of Medicine in the Twentieth Century

Author: Roger Cooter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780203826522
Format: PDF, Mobi
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During the twentieth century, medicine has been radically transformed and powerfully transformative. In 1900, western medicine was important to philanthropy and public health, but it was marginal to the state, the industrial economy and the welfare of most individuals. It is now central to these aspects of life. Our prospects seem increasingly dependent on the progress of bio-medical sciences and genetic technologies which promise to reshape future generations. The editors of Medicine in the Twentieth Centuryhave commissioned over forty authoritative essays, written by historical specialists but intended for general audiences. Some concentrate on the political economy of medicine and health as it changed from period to period and varied between countries, others focus on understandings of the body, and a third set of essays explores transformations in some of the theatres of medicine and the changing experiences of different categories of practitioners and patients.

Geschr pft und zur Ader gelassen

Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: Dörlemann eBook
ISBN: 3908778689
Format: PDF, ePub
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Geschröpft und zur Ader gelassen erkundet die vielfältige, oftmals seltsame und manchmal schauerliche Art und Weise, in der die Menschen über die Jahrhunderte hinweg versucht haben, Krankheiten zu bekämpfen. Roy Porter, weltweit einer der renommiertesten Medizinhistoriker, verschafft uns mit profunder Sachkenntnis und tiefgründigem Humor einen Überblick über die Geschichte der Medizin.

Politische Philosophie heute

Author: Will Kymlicka
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783593358918
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Eine grundlegende und umfassende Einführung in die modernen Strömungen der politischen Philosophie: Utilitarismus, Liberalismus, Libertarismus, Marxismus, Kommunitarismus und Feminismus.

ARBA Guide to Subject Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Author: Susan C. Awe
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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These reviews identify, describe, and evaluate subject dictionaries and encyclopedias that are useful in all types of libraries. Providing complete bibliographic information as well as reviews, the guide is an excellent tool for collection development.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice

Author: Michael D. Palmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444355376
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and SocialJustice brings together a team of distinguished scholars toprovide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justicein the major religious traditions. The first publication to offer a comparative study of socialjustice for each of the major world religions, exploringviewpoints within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism,and Confucianism Offers a unique and enlightening volume for those studyingreligion and social justice - a crucially important subject withinthe history of religion, and a significant area of academic studyin the field Brings together the beliefs of individual traditions in acomprehensive, explanatory, and informative style All essays are newly-commissioned and written by eminentscholars in the field Benefits from a distinctive four-part organization, withsections on major religions; religious movements and themes;indigenous people; and issues of social justice, from colonialismto civil rights, and AIDS through to environmental concerns