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The Hippocratic Myth: Why Doctors Are Under Pressure to Ration Care, Practice Politics, and Compromise their Promise to Heal

The Hippocratic Myth: Why Doctors Are Under Pressure to Ration Care, Practice Politics, and Compromise their Promise to Heal Lowest new price: $22.68
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Author: M. Gregg Bloche M.D.

When we're ill, we trust in doctors to put our well-being first. But medicine's expanding capability and soaring costs are putting this promise at risk. Increasingly, society is calling upon physicians to limit care and to use their skills on behalf of health plan bureaucrats, public officials, national security, and courts of law. And doctors are answering this call. They're endangering patients, veiling moral choices behind the language of science and, at times, compromising our liberties. In The Hippocratic Myth, Dr. M. Gregg Bloche marshals his expertise in medicine and the law to expose how:

*Doctors are pushed into acting both as caregivers and cost-cutters, compromising their fidelity to patients

*Politics keeps doctors from giving war veterans the help they need

*Insurers and hospital administrators pressure doctors to discontinue life-saving treatment, even when patients and family members object

*Medicine has become a weapon in America's battles over abortion, child custody, criminal responsibility, and the rights of gays and lesbians

*The war on terror has exploited clinical psychology to inflict harm

Challenging, provocative, and insightful, The Hippocratic Myth breaks the code of silence and issues a powerful warning about the need for doctors to forge a new compact with patients and society.

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Suppressing the Diseases of Animals and Man: Theobald Smith, Microbiologist (Boston Medical Library in the Countway Library of Medicine)

Suppressing the Diseases of Animals and Man: Theobald Smith, Microbiologist (Boston Medical Library in the Countway Library of Medicine) Lowest new price: $38.00
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Author: Claude E. Dolman

Theobald Smith (1859-1934) is widely considered to be America's first significant medical scientist and the world's leading comparative pathologist. Entering the new field of infectious diseases as a young medical graduate, his research in bacteriology, immunology, and parasitology produced many important and basic discoveries. His most significant accomplishment was proving for the first time that an infectious disease could be transmitted by an arthropod agent. He also made significant discoveries on anaphylaxis, vaccine production, bacterial variation, and a host of other methods and diseases. His work on hog cholera led to the selection of the paratyphoid species causing enteric fever as the prototype of the eponymous Salmonella genus, mistakenly named for his chief at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Daniel Salmon, who first reported the discovery in 1886, although the work was undertaken by Smith alone.

In 1895, Smith began a twenty-year career as teacher and researcher at the Harvard Medical School and director of the biological laboratory at the Massachusetts State Board of Health. In 1902, when the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was founded, he was offered but declined its directorship; however, in 1914, when the Institute established a division of animal pathology, he became director of its research division. Suppressing the Diseases of Animals and Man, the first book-length biography of Smith to appear in print, is based primarily on personal papers and correspondence that have remained in the possession of his family until now.


Running Group Visits in Your Practice

Running Group Visits in Your Practice Lowest new price: $59.80
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Author: Edward B. Noffsinger
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A Fateful Meeting A year and a half ago, I was sitting at a conference listening to Ed Noffsinger speak, and suddenly had the most profound ‘‘Aha’’ moment of my professional career. Here was someone presenting a practical and tested solution to some of the most challenging problems currently plaguing the US healthcare system, problems such as poor access to primary and specialty care; the uncontainable and rising costs of healthcare; our nation’s relatively poor quality outcomes; and finally, the sense of frustration, disempowerment, loneliness, and disenfranchisement that patients and their families too often experience. Dr. Noffsinger’s solution seemed deceptively simple―shared medical appointments (SMAs) that afford the highest quality healthcare to be delivered in the highest quality care experience―a group setting. Experience collected over a decade and involving more than 100,000 patient visits throughout the United States, Canada, and parts of Europe has demonstrated that SMAs, when used in primary care as well as in the medical and surgical subspecialties, lead to increased access to care, enhanced quality of care, and improved patient satisfaction. For physicians, the efficiency gains and team support from their participation in SMAs translate into much needed relief and improved career satisfaction.

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Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

Encyclopedia of Neuroscience Lowest used price: $2,953.80
Author: MARC D. BINDER

This 5000-page masterwork is literally the last word on the topic and will be an essential resource for many. Unique in its breadth and detail, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive and highly readable guide to a complex and fast-expanding field. The five-volume reference work gathers more than 10,000 entries, including in-depth essays by internationally known experts, and short keynotes explaining essential terms and phrases. In addition, expert editors contribute detailed introductory chapters to each of 43 topic fields ranging from the fundamentals of neuroscience to fascinating developments in the new, inter-disciplinary fields of Computational Neuroscience and Neurophilosophy. Some 1,000 multi-color illustrations enhance and expand the writings.


Online Course Pack: Human Physiology:An Integrated Approach, w/ Interactive Physiology 8-System Suite(International Edition) and CourseCompass Access Code

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Author: Dee Unglaub Silverthorn

Human Physiology: An Integrated Approachbroke ground with its thorough coverage of molecular physiology seamlessly integrated into a traditional homeostasis-based systems approach . The newly revised Fourth Edition strengthens the coverage of the “big picture” themes in the study of physiology and helps students tie concepts together in a logical framework for learning.  BASIC CELL PROCESSES: INTEGRATION AND COORDINATION, Introduction to Physiology, Molecular Interactions, Compartmentation: Cells and Tissues, Energy and Cellular Metabolism, Membrane Dynamics, Communication, Integration, Homeostasis, HOMEOSTASIS AND CONTROL, Introduction to the Endocrine System, Neurons: Cellular and Network Properties, The Central Nervous System, Sensory Physiology, Efferent Division: Autonomic and Somatic Motor Control, Muscles, Integrative Physiology I: Control of Body Movement, INTEGRATION OF FUNCTION, Cardiovascular Physiology, Blood Flow and the Control of Blood Pressure, Blood, Mechanics of Breathing, Gas Exchange and Transport, The Kidneys, Integrative Physiology II: Fluid and Electrolyte Balance, METABOLISM, GROWTH, AND AGING, Digestion, Energy Balance and Metabolism, Endocrine Control of Growth and Metabolism, The Immune System, Integrative Physiology III: Exercise, Reproduction and Development. For all readers interested in the study of human physiology.

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Dictionary of Symptoms: A Medical Dictionary to Help Sufferers, by Easier Self-Diagnosis, to Eliminate Groundless Fears and Know When to Consult Their Doctor

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Author: Joan Gomez

Brief descriptions of symptoms, their significance and treatment, with diagrams and cross-references


Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking Lowest new price: $39.98
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Author: Bickley Lynn S./ Szilagyi Peter G. M.D.


Fundamentals of Cutaneous Surgery

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Author: Richard G. Bennett

Dermatology; Surgery


New Perspectives in Histamine Research (Agents and Actions Supplements)

New Perspectives in Histamine Research (Agents and Actions Supplements) Lowest new price: $50.01
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Author: H. Timmermann

Histamine is an intriguing compound; the same is true for the several classes of anti-histaminergic compounds. The classical anti-histamines, now known as H -antagonists have 1 been the result of intensive research in the 1950s and 1960s. The new, so-called non-sedating H1-antagonists, which became available in the 1980s, could be d'eveloped mainly due to insights into structural features causing the sedating effects of the older compounds. In the 1970s the H2-receptors became important targets for developing new anti-ulcer agents. The H2-antagonist story is a stimulating example of modern research on pharmacology and medicinal chemistry. Unknown and new properties of histamine and histaminergic systems came to the attention of the pharmacologists and medicinal chemists in the 1980s. The role of histamine as a neurotransmitter, the existence of a presynaptic receptor (H ) controlling the release of histamine 3 and other neurotransmitters, and the particular character of this receptor became important as the possibilities to design new therapeutic agents were realized. Recently, other roles of the histaminergic systems have been suggested. Is there a distinct histamine receptor involved in immunological features of histamine? Is histamine involved in the prolactin axis? Are histamine receptors intracellularly present in certain cells and what is their possible role? For these reasons it was the right time to discuss "New Perspectives in Histamine Research" during a scientific meeting. Therefore a symposium was organized as a satellite of the XIth International Congress of Pharmacology of IUPHAR in Amsterdam in 1990.


Guide to Genital HPV Infection: Diseases and Prevention

Guide to Genital HPV Infection: Diseases and Prevention Lowest used price: $1.34

Custom-designed for clinicians on the frontline of treatment and prevention of the human papillomavirus (HPV), this stand-alone handbook provides the scientific background needed to understand and administer the new HPV vaccines. Written by some of the discoverers of these vaccines, this accessible text explores the biology and epidemiology of HPV, its diagnosis, screening, prevention, and treatment, and the types of diseases linked to the virus.

The Guide to Genital HPV Diseases and Prevention:

  • aids clinicians in addressing patient questions and concerns
  • discusses the basic virology and pathogenesis of HPV
  • explores the relationship between HPV and cancer, especially cancer of the cervix
  • covers the various treatment methods, including both chemical and physical methods
  • details prevention strategies, such as condoms and microbicides, and vaccines (Gardasil, Cervarix, Silgard, and those in development)
  • is an essential reference for an array of clinicians, including family practice physicians, internal medicine specialists, pediatricians, dermatologists, gynecologists, and oncologists


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