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Perilous Medicine


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Author : Leonard Rubenstein
language : en
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date : 2021-09-21



Perilous Medicine written by Leonard Rubenstein and has been published by Columbia University Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2021-09-21 with Political Science categories.


Pervasive violence against hospitals, patients, doctors, and other health workers has become a horrifically common feature of modern war. These relentless attacks destroy lives and the capacity of health systems to tend to those in need. Inaction to stop this violence undermines long-standing values and laws designed to ensure that sick and wounded people receive care. Leonard Rubenstein—a human rights lawyer who has investigated atrocities against health workers around the world—offers a gripping and powerful account of the dangers health workers face during conflict and the legal, political, and moral struggle to protect them. In a dozen case studies, he shares the stories of people who have been attacked while seeking to serve patients under dire circumstances including health workers hiding from soldiers in the forests of eastern Myanmar as they seek to serve oppressed ethnic communities, surgeons in Syria operating as their hospitals are bombed, and Afghan hospital staff attacked by the Taliban as well as government and foreign forces. Rubenstein reveals how political and military leaders evade their legal obligations to protect health care in war, punish doctors and nurses for adhering to their responsibilities to provide care to all in need, and fail to hold perpetrators to account. Bringing together extensive research, firsthand experience, and compelling personal stories, Perilous Medicine also offers a path forward, detailing the lessons the international community needs to learn to protect people already suffering in war and those on the front lines of health care in conflict-ridden places around the world.

Perilous Chastity


Perilous Chastity
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Author : Laurinda S. Dixon
language : en
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date : 2019-01-24



Perilous Chastity written by Laurinda S. Dixon and has been published by Cornell University Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2019-01-24 with Art categories.


Bearing such titles as The Doctor's Visit or The Lovesick Maiden, certain seventeenth-century Dutch paintings are familiar to museum browsers: an attractive young woman—well dressed, but pale and listless—reclines in a chair, languishes in bed, or falls to the floor in a faint. Weathered crones or impish boys leer suggestively in the background. These paintings traditionally have been viewed as commentary on quack doctors or unmarried pregnant women. The first book to examine images of women and illness in the light of medical history, Perilous Chastity reveals a surprising new interpretation. In an engaging analysis enhanced by abundant illustrations-including eight pages of color plates—Laurinda S. Dixon shows how paintings reflect changing medical theories concerning women. While she illuminates a tradition stretching from antiquity to the present, she concentrates on art from the thirteenth through the eighteenth centuries, and particularly on paintings from seventeenth-century Leiden. Dixon suggests how the assumptions of a predominantly male medical establishment have influenced prevailing notions of women's social place. She traces the evolution of the belief that women's illnesses were caused by "hysteria," so named in ancient Greece after the notion that the uterus had a tendency to wander in the body. All women were considered prone to hysteria-strong emotions, idleness, intellectual activity, or unladylike pursuits could cause it—but it was most commonly diagnosed among celibates. Analyzing paintings of women's sickrooms by Jan Steen, Dirck Hals, Gabriel Metsu, Jacob Ochtervelt, Godfried Schalcken, Samuel van Hoogstraten, and Franz van Mieris, Dixon perceives metaphoric identifications of the womb as the source of illness. She also documents changing fashions in cures for hysteria and discusses allusions to the debilitating effects of women's passions not only in paintings, but also in madrigals by John Dowland and Henry Purcell. In conclusion, Dixon argues that her study has strong ramifications of attitudes towards women and illness today. She takes up images in twentieth-century culture as well and calls attention to a resurgence of female "hysteria" after World War II.

American Medicine As Culture


American Medicine As Culture
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Author : Howard F Stein
language : en
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date : 2019-03-01



American Medicine As Culture written by Howard F Stein and has been published by Routledge this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2019-03-01 with Social Science categories.




Perilous Encounters


Perilous Encounters
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Author : Stanley M. Aronson
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2009-09-01



Perilous Encounters written by Stanley M. Aronson and has been published by this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2009-09-01 with Literary Collections categories.


Stanley M. Aronson, M.D., the founding dean of Brown University's medical school, has been writing newspaper columns for more than a decade for two Rhode Island publications. His Medical Arts' commentaries, compiled in this volume, have graced the pages of The Rhode Island Jewish Voice & Herald with wisdom, humor and a compelling humanity. The columns take readers on a journey into the history, heroes, marvels and maladies of ancient and current medical practices, captured in engaging tales. This collection includes stories of Jewish Nobel Prize winners, Biblical and medical giants as well as notables from the Rhode Island and New York Jewish medical communities. Thus, you will read, through a medical, Jewish and universal perspective, of David and Goliath, the Biblical Miriam, the historic Lewis and Clark, Jonas Salk, Alexander Fleming, Metchnikoff, and Maimonides to name but a few, in these pages. Dr. Aronson also reflects on his own humble origins through recollections of growing up in a Jewish immigrant family in Brooklyn. He then broadens the experience to an examination of exile, from the Mosaic era to the present. The commentaries are leavened with the wit and wonder of what were often "perilous" medical encounters, hence the title of this collection. It includes chapters on clinical cases in the Scriptures, the evolution of Judaic medicine, Jewish physicians, the historic development of hospitals, Diaspora and disease, and medical curiosities and customs. The author's penchant for the odd detail ("And He smote them with what?) as well as his innate curiosity ("Jonas Salk, sleuth") and questing spirit ("Lewis and Clark: The Lost Tribes of Israel") illuminate this work.

Perilous Modernity


Perilous Modernity
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Author : Anne Marie Moulin
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2010



Perilous Modernity written by Anne Marie Moulin and has been published by this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2010 with Medicine categories.




The Medical Brief


The Medical Brief
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Author :
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1892



The Medical Brief written by and has been published by this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1892 with Medicine categories.




Poison


Poison
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Author : Sarah Albee
language : en
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Release Date : 2017-09-05



Poison written by Sarah Albee and has been published by Crown Books for Young Readers this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2017-09-05 with Juvenile Nonfiction categories.


Science geeks and armchair detectives will soak up this non-lethal, humorous account of the role poisons have played in human history. Perfect for STEM enthusiasts! For centuries, people have been poisoning one another—changing personal lives and the course of empires alike. From spurned spouses and rivals, to condemned prisoners like Socrates, to endangered emperors like Alexander the Great, to modern-day leaders like Joseph Stalin and Yasser Arafat, poison has played a starring role in the demise of countless individuals. And those are just the deliberate poisonings. Medical mishaps, greedy “snake oil” salesmen and food contaminants, poisonous Prohibition, and industrial toxins also impacted millions. Part history, part chemistry, part whodunit, Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines traces the role poisons have played in history from antiquity to the present and shines a ghoulish light on the deadly intersection of human nature . . . and Mother Nature.