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Poliomyelitis In Upstate New York 1944-1963
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / contagious
Infantile paralysis killed thousands of Americans and crippled countless others. My work is compiled from newspaper articles and ancestral records of individual deaths. Polio was greatly feared in the summer months from June-September. Isolated cases occurred in October. My e-book provides statistical info and human stories of its impact in upstate New York. Syracuse and Buffalo had many cases.
Scarlet Fever Epidemics Treatment And Opinion
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / contagious
Scarlet fever is deadly for a period of at least 28 days after infection. Most often exposure comes via other persons who already have the sickness. Quarantines are needed for 4 weeks or more. Patients who are not isolated remain contagious. My ebook describes epidemics, 18th-20th century opinion, how to treat the illness antiseptically and why it is still problematic in developing countries.
Über die Existenz der Empfindung in den Köpfen und Rümpfen der Geköpften: Eine medizinische Untersuchung aus dem Jahr 1808
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,270. Language: German. Published: December 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine, Essay » Literature
Schon zu Lebzeiten war Franz von Paula Gruithuisen (1774-1852) ein umstrittener Arzt, Astronom und Rundumgelehrter, der ein Buch über die Bauwerke der Mondbewohner vorgelegt hatte, über das ganz Europa lachte. Zuvor war Gruithuisen aber einer ganz anderen – und zu seiner Zeit heiß diskutierten – Frage nachgegangen: Was geht eigentlich in einem abgeschlagenen Kopf so vor sich?
Ophthalmoscopes, Mirrors, & Talking Lights
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 9,770. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Scientific Instruments
This book is a compilation of three lectures which were prepared for presentation at the annual meeting of the Ocular Heritage Society in April 2011, 2012, and 2013.Under discussion are antique medical instruments and an optical signalling device. The lectures are entitled: Dating of 19th Century Ophthalmoscopes, A Diagnostic Tool for the 19th Century, and A Tale of Talking Lights.
The Lumber Room: Mental Illness in the House of Medicine (2016 second edition)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,050. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
A lively, literate essay argues that, with medical progress, unruly mental illnesses vanish and re-emerge as quantifiable, often curable physical illnesses. Includes references to the DSM, epilepsy, lycanthropy, syphilis, cancer, the Capgras delusion, malaria, Alzheimer's disease, porphyria, multiple sclerosis, psychoanalysis, E.M. Forster, Samuel Johnson and Louis Pasteur. Updated in 2016.
Homeopathy In Perspective: A Critical Appraisal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,120. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Homeopathy, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
This is is a book about homeopathy: what it is, how it developed, where it stands today. It is written for people with questioning minds; anyone who has adopted a fixed opinion in advance about homeopathy, either for or against, may receive the odd shock. It is written with "insider knowledge"; I was a consultant physician at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital for over 20 years.