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The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly...
by Lindsey Fitzharris

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p><b>Winner, 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing</b><br /><b>Short-listed for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize</b><br /><b>A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, <i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><b>A Best History Book of 2017, </b><b><i>The Guardian</i> </b></p><p><b>"Warning: She spares no detail!" —Erik Larson, bestselling author of <i>Dead Wake</i> </b></p><p>In <i>The Butchering Art</i>, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery and shows how it was transformed by advances made in germ theory and antiseptics between 1860 and 1875. She conjures up early operating theaters—no place for the squeamish—and surgeons, who, working before anesthesia, were lauded for their speed and brute strength. These pioneers knew that the aftermath of surgery was often more dangerous than patients’ afflictions, and they were baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high. At a time when surgery couldn’t have been more hazardous, an unlikely figure stepped forward: a young, melancholy Quaker surgeon named Joseph Lister, who would solve the riddle and change the course of history.</p><p>Fitzharris dramatically reconstructs Lister’s career path to his audacious claim that germs were the source of all infection and could be countered by a sterilizing agent applied to wounds. She introduces us to Lister’s contemporaries—some of them brilliant, some outright criminal—and leads us through the grimy schools and squalid hospitals where they learned their art, the dead houses where they studied, and the cemeteries they ransacked for cadavers.</p><p>Eerie and illuminating, <i>The Butchering Art</i> celebrates the triumph of a visionary surgeon whose quest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world.</p>
Death, Disease, and Life at War: The Civil War Letters of Surgeon...
by Christopher Loperfido

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English

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168

Publication Date

July 19, 2017

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<SPAN STYLE= "" >Union surgeon James Dana Benton witnessed firsthand the suffering and death brought about by the ghastly wounds, infections, and diseases that wreaked havoc to both the Union and Confederate armies. A native of New York, Dr. Benton penned a series of letters throughout the war to his family relating his experiences with the 111th New York Infantry as an assistant surgeon, and later with the 98th New York as surgeon. His unique correspondence, together with insights from author Chris Loperfido, coalesce to produce Death and Disease in the Civil War: A Union Surgeon’s Correspondence from Harpers Ferry to Richmond.<BR><BR>Dr. Benton was present for some of the war’s most gruesome and important battles, including Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, and the siege of Petersburg. He was also present at Harpers Ferry, Second Battle of Auburn, Battle of Morton’s Ford, and Abraham Lincoln’s second Inaugural address. His pen offers an insightful and honest look into what everyday life was like for the surgeons who tirelessly worked to save the men who risked their lives for the preservation of the nation.<BR><BR>Loperfido’s Death and Disease in the Civil War should be read by every student of the Civil War to better understand and come to grips with what awaited the wounded and the medical teams once the generals were finished with their work.</SPAN>
Paleo diet plan 2019: The Complete Guide to Lose Weight and Creat...
by Katherine Hannah

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English

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164

Publication Date

April 21, 2019

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<h3><strong>Paleo diet plan 2019-<br /></strong><br /></h3><p><strong>Lose 20 pounds in three weeks without cravings or hunger!</strong><br /></p><p><strong><u><br />Are you looking for a quick and efficient way to lose weight? What’s in this book?</u></strong></p><p>That will tell you about the right plan and recipes details.  Let's see what's in this book- Here are lots of recipes that you can see, you will be able to reduce the weight on the right plan and according to recipes.</p><p>If you are looking for some easy and delicious recipes for your weight lose Journey. These diets can also still help you to shed a large amount of pounds, you can find out lot of vital recipes details about paleo diet Plan,</p><p>The Paleo diet refers us to the nutrition of our hunter and gatherer ancestors. Scientific studies support this diet, based on the food consumed by humans before knowing agriculture, as beneficial to lose weight, improve blood pressure, triglycerides and cholesterol levels, and recover energy. In this work, the unique perspective of this guide will help you discover-</p><p>What foods you should take and which ones should not; a guide based on scientific facts improve their quality of life.The causes behind diseases such as cancer, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, and why this diet can prevent and mitigate them.</p><p>An easy diet plan with delicious and quick recipes to prepare to Lose weight, keep an eye young and feel full of energy while preventing different diseases.</p><p>                                            <strong><u>How to improve your athletic performance-<br /></u></strong><br />We need to rediscover the food that gave our Paleolithic ancestors vibrant health, thin bodies, and absence of chronic diseases. The foods that perfectly fit your genetic programming are the same ones that perfectly fit our genetic programming. </p><p>We are ready to eat like our Paleolithic ancestors; here you will find how to do it. Following a Paleolithic diet delays aging, within the book, you will find the keys to delay it and improve your health.</p><h3><em>Learn and enjoy plan and recipes from this book, Get ready to take your Health to the Next Level and Scroll Up and Click the <strong>Buy Now</strong> Button!</em></h3>
Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickn...
by Jeanne E. Abrams

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English

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315

Publication Date

September 13, 2013

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<div><strong>An engaging history of the role that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin played in the origins of public health in America </strong></div><div> </div><div> Before the advent of modern antibiotics, one’s life could be<br />abruptly shattered by contagion and death, and debility from infectious<br />diseases and epidemics was commonplace for early Americans, regardless of<br />social status. Concerns over health affected the founding fathers and their<br />families as it did slaves, merchants, immigrants, and everyone else in North<br />America. As both victims of illness and national leaders, the Founders occupied<br />a unique position regarding the development of public health in America. <em>Revolutionary Medicine</em> refocuses the<br />study of the lives of George and Martha Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas<br />Jefferson, John and Abigail Adams, and James and Dolley Madison away from the<br />usual lens of politics to the unique perspective of sickness, health, and<br />medicine in their era. For the founders, republican ideals fostered a reciprocal<br />connection between individual health and the “health” of the nation. Studying<br />the encounters of these American founders with illness and disease, as well as<br />their viewpoints about good health, not only provides us with a richer and more<br />nuanced insight into their lives, but also opens a window into the practice of<br />medicine in the eighteenth century, which is at once intimate, personal, and<br />first hand. Perhaps most importantly, today’s American public health<br />initiatives have their roots in the work of America’s founders, for they<br />recognized early on that government had compelling reasons to shoulder some new<br />responsibilities with respect to ensuring the health and well-being of its<br />citizenry.<br /> The state of medicine and public healthcare today is still a<br />work in progress, but these founders played a significant role in beginning the<br />conversation that shaped the contours of its development.<br /> </div>
Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Mi...
by Gillian Gill

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English

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592

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December 18, 2007

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Florence Nightingale was for a time the most famous woman in Britain–if not the world. We know her today primarily as a saintly character, perhaps as a heroic reformer of Britain’s health-care system. The reality is more involved and far more fascinating. In an utterly beguiling narrative that reads like the best Victorian fiction, acclaimed author Gillian Gill tells the story of this richly complex woman and her extraordinary family.<br />Born to an adoring wealthy, cultivated father and a mother whose conventional facade concealed a surprisingly unfettered intelligence, Florence was connected by kinship or friendship to the cream of Victorian England’s intellectual aristocracy. Though moving in a world of ease and privilege, the Nightingales came from solidly middle-class stock with deep traditions of hard work, natural curiosity, and moral clarity. So it should have come as no surprise to William Edward and Fanny Nightingale when their younger daughter, Florence, showed an early passion for helping others combined with a precocious bent for power. <br />Far more problematic was Florence’s inexplicable refusal to marry the well-connected Richard Monckton Milnes. As Gill so brilliantly shows, this matrimonial refusal was at once an act of religious dedication and a cry for her freedom–as a woman and as a leader. Florence’s later insistence on traveling to the Crimea at the height of war to tend to wounded soldiers was all but incendiary–especially for her older sister, Parthenope, whose frustration at being in the shade of her more charismatic sibling often led to illness. <br />Florence succeeded beyond her wildest dreams. But at the height of her celebrity, at the age of thirty-seven, she retired to her bedroom and remained there for most of the rest of her life, allowing visitors only by appointment.<br />Combining biography, politics, social history, and consummate storytelling, <i>Nightingales</i> is a dazzling portrait of an amazing woman, her difficult but loving family, and the high Victorian era they so perfectly epitomized. Beautifully written, witty, and irresistible, <i>Nightingales</i> is truly a tour de force.
Carb Counter: A Clear Guide to Carbohydrates in Everyday Foods (C...
by Collins UK

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English

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241

Publication Date

June 13, 2013

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<p>The ideal companion to the hugely successful Gem Calorie Counter, this is a handy portable guide to carbohydrates in everyday foods now improved and optimised for e-readers and tablet devices, with fully searchable text and tables.</p><p>Perfect for those following the Fast Diet (5:2 Diet), Dukan Diet, Atkins Diet or other weight-loss diets.</p><p>Clearly laid out tables give details of net carbohydrates per portion (slice, biscuit, apple) making it quick and simple to use.</p><p>Reducing carbohydrates and following a high protein diet has become a popular and effective way of losing weight and keeping those extra pounds off. The interest in the Dr Atkins New Diet Revolution is clear proof of this.</p><p>The key to following a high-protein diet is to control your carbohydrate intake. Collins Gem Carb Counter is a guide to the net carb contents of everyday foods. It also gives calories, protein and fat.</p><p>Information is given per portion to make it easy to use. High protein, carb-counting diets are often referred to as a man’s diet and this emphasis on portions rather than 100 g means that there is less working out involved.</p><p>Boredom is often the downfall of the carb counter, so a section is included which gives suggestions for different meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.</p>
Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Major Medical Breakthroughs in th...
by Morton Meyers MD

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English

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400

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September 01, 2011

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<I>Happy Accidents</I> is a fascinating, entertaining, and highly accessible look at the surprising role serendipity has played in some of the most important medical discoveries in the twentieth century. What do penicillin, chemotherapy drugs, X-rays, Valium, the Pap smear, and Viagra have in common? They were each discovered accidentally, stumbled upon in the search for something else. In the 1990s, Pfizer had high hopes for a new drug that would boost blood flow to the heart. As they conducted trials on angina sufferers, researchers noted a startling effect: while the drug did not affect blood flow to the heart, it did affect blood flow elsewhere! Now over six million American men have taken Viagra in their lifetime.<BR><BR>Winston Churchill once said, “Men occasionally stumble across the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened.” Within the scientific community, a certain stigma is attached to chance discovery because it is wrongly seen as pure luck. Happy accidents certainly happen every day, but it takes intelligence, insight, and creativity to recognize a “Eureka, I found what I wasn't looking for!” moment and know what to do next. In discussing medical breakthroughs, Dr. Morton Meyers makes a cogent, highly engaging argument for a more creative, rather than purely linear, approach to science. And it may just save our lives!
Functional Medicine for Inflammatory Disorders and the Foundation...
by Alex Vasquez

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English

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221

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May 19, 2016

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This ebook excerpt provides an introduction --via text, illustrations, and video presentations-- to the structured and integrated "intellectual structure" of functional medicine, which allows for a complete comprehension of disease, thereby facilitating better patient care. This version of the ebook (previously published* as ASIN B01BA0PVIE) includes hyperlinks to the full-text of Dr Vasquez's publication on mitochondrial nutrition ("Mitochondrial Medicine Arrives to Prime Time in Clinical Care: Nutritional Biochemistry and Mitochondrial Hyperpermeability 'Leaky Mitochondria' Meet Disease Pathogenesis and Clinical Interventions") published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 2014 Jan and reprinted by the publisher in Integrative Medicine 2014 Aug. *This second version of the previous "Foundational Diet and Nutrition Protocol" is virtually identical, provided here at a slight discount. Update May 28, 2016: Cosmetic changes were made to the cover image, and a few minor edits and clarifications were made; previous customers of this book can receive the updated version from Amazon/Kindle.
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015-2020 Eighth Edition
by Office of Disease Preven...

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May 09, 2019

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The Dietary Guidelines is designed for professionals to help all individuals ages 2 years and older and their families consume a healthy, nutritionally adequate diet. The information in the Dietary Guidelines is used in developing Federal food, nutrition, and health policies and programs. It is also the basis for Federal nutrition education materials designed for the public and for the nutrition education components of HHS and USDA food programs. It is developed for use by policymakers and nutrition and health professionals.<br /><br />Additional audiences who may use Dietary Guidelines information to develop programs, policies, and communication for the general public include businesses, schools, community groups, media, the food industry, and State and local governments.<br /><br />The 2015-2020 edition of the Dietary Guidelines builds from the 2010 edition with revisions based on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and consideration of Federal agency and public comments.<br /><br />The Dietary Guidelines is designed for professionals to help all individuals ages 2 years and older and their families consume a healthy, nutritionally adequate diet. The information in the Dietary Guidelines is used in developing Federal food, nutrition, and health policies and programs. It is also the basis for Federal nutrition education materials designed for the public and for the nutrition education components of HHS and USDA food programs. It is developed for use by policymakers and nutrition and health professionals.<br />
The Art of the Aesthetic Practice: 7 Fundamental Steps to Providi...
by Ashley Cloud

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English

Pages

51

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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Identify the aesthetic patient's buying habits and learn how to position your practice to meet your ideal patient's needs. Use proven strategies to attract & retain highly satisfied clients who become your biggest advocates.

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