Clinician's Pocket Drug Reference 2008 by Leonard Gomella, Steven Haist, Aimee Adams, Kelly Smith

By Leonard Gomella, Steven Haist, Aimee Adams, Kelly Smith

Exactly what you must learn about a thousand of the main conventional medications

Proving that usually much less is extra, this super-concise advisor contains greater than one thousand established medicines besides crucial facts on their choice and administration.

* geared up alphabetically by way of regular drug identify * universal makes use of, mechanisms of motion, dosages (adult and pediatric), precautions/contraindications, shape provided, and notes/common negative effects * up to date to hide greater than dozen new medications and the elimination of substances from the marketplace * comprises directory of the medicinal drugs geared up through drug category * Summaries of the FDA "black box" precautions and contraindications

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Strange Medicine: A Shocking History of Real Medical by Nathan Belofsky

By Nathan Belofsky

Strange medication casts a gimlet eye at the perform of drugs in the course of the a while that highlights the main doubtful principles, weird and wonderful remedies, and largest mistakes. From undesirable technological know-how and oafish habit to stomach-turning tactics that harm greater than helped, Strange Medicine offers unusual yet actual proof and an honor roll of medical professionals, scientists, and dreamers who inadvertently grew to become the clock of medication backward:

• the traditional Egyptians utilized electrical eels to healing gout.
• Medieval dentists burned candles in patients’ mouths to kill invisible worms gnawing at their teeth.
• Renaissance physicians timed surgeries in response to the placement of the celebs, and steered epileptics to gather clean blood from the newly beheaded.
• Dr. Walter Freeman, the world’s optimal practitioner of lobotomies, practiced his craft whereas touring on kinfolk camping out journeys, cramming the again of the station wagon with kids—and surgical tools—then hammering ice choices into the attention sockets of his sufferers in among hikes within the woods.

Strange Medicine is an illuminating landscape of clinical historical past as you’ve by no means visible it sooner than.

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Smallpox: The Death of a Disease by D. A. Henderson

By D. A. Henderson

For greater than 3000 years, hundreds of thousands of hundreds of thousands of individuals have died or been left completely scarred or blind by way of the relentless, incurable affliction referred to as smallpox. In 1967, Dr. D.A. Henderson grew to become director of a global crusade to cast off this sickness from the face of the earth.

This spellbinding e-book is Dr. Henderson's own tale of the way he led the realm well-being Organization's crusade to get rid of smallpox--the simply disorder in historical past to were intentionally eradicated. a few have referred to as this feat "the maximum clinical and humanitarian fulfillment of the earlier century."

In a full of life, engrossing narrative, Dr. Henderson makes it transparent that the gargantuan overseas attempt concerned greater than hassle-free mass vaccination. He and his employees needed to do something about civil wars, floods, impassable roads, and refugees in addition to ambitious bureaucratic and cultural hindrances, shortages of neighborhood wellbeing and fitness group of workers and meager budgets. nations the world over joined within the attempt; the us and the Soviet Union labored jointly throughout the darkest chilly warfare days; and execs from greater than 70 countries served as WHO box employees. On October 26, 1976, the final case of smallpox happened. The sickness that each year had killed million humans or extra have been vanquished--and in precisely over ten years.

The tale didn't finish there. Dr. Henderson recounts in bright aspect the ongoing fight over even if to smash the remainder virus within the laboratories nonetheless that held it. Then got here the startling discovery that the Soviet Union have been experimenting with smallpox virus as a organic weapon and generating it in huge amounts. the specter of its attainable use through a rogue state or a terrorist has needed to be taken heavily and Dr. Henderson has been a vital determine in plans for dealing with it.

New tools for mass smallpox vaccination have been such a success that he sought to extend this system of smallpox immunization to incorporate polio, measles, whooping cough, diphtheria, and tetanus vaccines. That software now reaches greater than 4 out of 5 little ones on the earth and is removing poliomyelitis.

This special e-book is to be treasured--a own and precise tale that proves that via cooperation and perseverance the main daunting of stumbling blocks should be triumph over.

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Color Atlas of Medical Microbiology by F. Kayser, K. Bienz, J. Eckert, R. Zinkernagel

By F. Kayser, K. Bienz, J. Eckert, R. Zinkernagel

Whereas scientific and hygienic advancements have pushed down the mortality charges of infectious ailments, pathogenic microorganisms are nonetheless a significant factor in daily scientific perform. they're nonetheless the main widespread reason for demise in 3rd international nations. New and incurable infectious ailments are a global challenge. it really is, for that reason, worthy for contemporary drugs to double its efforts to appreciate the connection among microorganisms and people and proceed to steer the quest for brand new therapies.

This publication is dependent in a understandable layout. the varied colour illustrations and microscopic photographs render complicated issues simply obtainable. Summaries firstly of each bankruptcy, a color-coded reference advisor, and designated diagnostic tables make this a very good sourcebook for quick studying and fast reference. an inventory of vital net addresses within the appendix also will aid readers retain abreast of state of the art research.

This e-book is either a textbook for college students of drugs and dentistry and an invaluable spouse for clinical technicians and laboratory assistants. it's going to additionally function a convenient paintings of reference for scientific practitioners.

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Atlas of Acupuncture by Claudia Focks

By Claudia Focks

This excellently designed Atlas of Acupuncture is straightforward to entry and offers transparent details at the complete diversity of acupuncture issues and major channels in a scientific and transparent approach. each one of those issues mix anatomical drawings and images of floor anatomy. This acupuncture atlas not just presents newcomers with an summary of an important acupuncture issues, yet skilled practitioners may also find out about seldom used acupuncture issues and hence expand their knowledge.

transparent details at the complete diversity of acupuncture issues and major channels in a scientific and transparent way
every one element combines anatomical drawings and pictures of floor anatomy
appealing two-colour design
hugely illustrated

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What They Didn't Tell You At Medical School by Alan V. Parbhoo

By Alan V. Parbhoo

In the course of clinical education there are specific elements of daily projects that aren't taught at scientific university nor inthe conventional referencebooks. There are a few abilities that clinical scholars are anticipated to benefit by means of ‘osmosis’ whereas on placement and lower than the counsel of junior medical professionals. those talents are by no means formally taught or tested in clinical university. they're, in spite of the fact that, a primary a part of being a secure, solid and effective medical professional. This booklet contains ‘golden ideas’ or small print to recollect and case examples, either one of that are given as displayed extracts.
This booklet is designed to assist the junior health care professional release their strength and increase their functionality, slicing the time it takes to accomplish sure scientific pursuits. it's intended to fill within the gaps the place the scientific tuition and scientific publications cease. It provides the reader the data had to organise themselves for you to hit the floor operating. it isn't meant as a medical survival advisor, yet extra a pleasant hand to permit the reader to get forward in medication and the way to maintain on the right track and increase a profession course.

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The Hands-on Guide to Midwifery Placements by Luisa Cescutti-Butler, Margaret Fisher

By Luisa Cescutti-Butler, Margaret Fisher

The appropriate significant other for scholar midwives in medical settings, packed jam-packed with priceless and useful info to aid consultant and aid you get the simplest from your midwifery placements.

This compact, transportable textual content comprises what to anticipate on every one kind of placement – even if or not it's operating in a low or excessive threat atmosphere – from the right way to organize for perform, what you could count on while you’re there, the main crucial talents to obtain, what pitfalls and difficulties to pay attention to, and the way to house them in the event that they do come up.

Each bankruptcy comprises ‘Top Tips’ from present or lately certified midwifery scholars, in addition to genuine lifestyles pupil reviews and proposals for additional readings.

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Precious Pills: Medicine and Social Change Among Tibetan by Audrey Prost

By Audrey Prost

Whilst individuals are displaced, their social platforms flow with them. This ebook investigates what occurs to conventional scientific platforms after they are uprooted , i.e. whilst practitioners and sufferers develop into displaced, via the differences of conventional Tibetan medication one of the Tibetan refugee neighborhood in India. It addresses how long term displacement impacts options of wellbeing and fitness and examines the good fortune and efficacy of Tibetan medication within the context of social upheaval.

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