Advances in Mesopotamian Medicine from Hammurabi to - download pdf or read online

By Attia, A.; Buisson. G. (ed.)

ISBN-10: 9004178767

ISBN-13: 9789004178762

Show description

Read Online or Download Advances in Mesopotamian Medicine from Hammurabi to Hippocrates PDF

Similar special topics books

Get An American Health Dilemma, Volume One: A Medical History of PDF

Starting with the origins of Western medication and technological know-how in Egypt, Greece and Rome, the authors discover the connection among race, drugs, and healthiness care. they provide an intensive exam of the heritage of highbrow and medical racism that developed to offer sanction to the mistreatment, clinical abuse, and forget of African american citizens and different non-White humans.

Get Service Characteristics Of Biomedical Materials And Implants PDF

A large choice of fabrics is getting used in biomedical engineering for varied services. This incorporates a diversity of ceramics, polymers and steel fabrics for implants and scientific units. an incredible query is how those fabrics will practice contained in the physique, that's very delicate to alien fabrics.

Read e-book online Worse than the Disease: Pitfalls of Medical Progress PDF

This ebook examines 4 clinical thoughts that epitomize the pitfalls of development: DES, an artificial estrogen prescribed to hundreds of thousands of girls to avoid miscarriages, which produced devastating unintended effects; the factitious middle; the 1976 swine flu immunization application; and genetic engineering. Dutton and the members hint the human offerings that govern clinical and medical innovation and discover the political, fiscal, and social components that effect these offerings.

Lasers and Optical Fibers in Medicine by Abraham Katzir PDF

The expanding use of fiber optics within the box of drugs has created a necessity for an interdisciplinary point of view of the expertise and techniques for physicians in addition to engineers and biophysicists. This ebook provides a entire exam of lasers and optical fibers in an hierarchical, three-tier approach.

Additional resources for Advances in Mesopotamian Medicine from Hammurabi to Hippocrates

Example text

The medical model to which these developments have been assimilated is the model of biological medicine, the so-called biomedical model. The metaphysical foundations of this model derive from a concept of science and scientific explanation whose roots can be traced to the seventeenth-century scientific revolution, and they comprise what I just alluded to as the Enlightenment or modern thought world. This is the world described in E. A. Burtt’s classic, The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science (1924), a world composed of independently existing fundamental units that are not influenced by mental processes or by nonsubstantive factors such as information or ideas.

Textbook writers are caught between a rock, medical science, and a hard place, materialistic or behavioristic metaphysics. Little wonder they summarily pass on to the business at hand, pathophysiologic business. 1 Coupled with the voluminous amount of information typically stored in medical textbooks (Guyton’s text runs to 1,079 pages), there is little inclination and less time to step back and reexamine the response of one’s profession to this fundamental question: Are we really automatons? Further, who is to conduct this reexamination?

First is the question: What is the experimental evidence for an alternative (or successor) model of medical science? Inasmuch as the answer to this question turns on findings that involve the patient’s subjective participation in the healing process, there is a second related question: How can the objective language of science accommodate the subjectivity evidently inherent in both pathogenesis and healing? These represent different levels of questions. While one question moves at the level of experimental evidence, the other moves at the level of science criticism and leads to questions of the conceptual foundations of medical science.

Download PDF sample

Advances in Mesopotamian Medicine from Hammurabi to Hippocrates by Attia, A.; Buisson. G. (ed.)

by Kenneth

Rated 4.33 of 5 – based on 34 votes