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Medical History: Some Perspectives. Second Edition
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Authors: Donald E. Greydanus, M.D. and Joav Merrick, M.D. (Former Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel, and others) 
Book Description:
A variety of topics are presented in this book that seek to reflect on medical history before and after the golden age of the Medical Renaissance. These topics include newborn care, the story of adolescence, behavioral pediatrics, psychopharmacology, substance abuse, psychodermatology, the story of diabetes mellitus, specific organ systems that range from the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, kidney and the heart in pediatrics, and other motifs. Reflections on adolescence are provided based on society’s classic disdain and envy of its youth seen throughout the ages of human life. In this book, the authors include a variety of scholars, who stood on the shoulders of giants and made exponential progress in medicine of their own. Throughout the centuries, from the Mesopotamian masters to present physicians, these giants advanced the field of medicine to represent what has been understood as the standard of current medical care, and perhaps we can learn what it will be like in the future. These esteemed experts learned from the past, made mistakes, exhibited amazing courage, and faced scientific and sometimes sacerdotal criticism. Their courage was astonishing, as many were confronted by minacious, inauspicious, portentous, and unpropitious attacks on their ethics and accomplishments. However, they persisted and were able to develop verifiable data that others could independently substantiate and sometimes improve upon for the benefit of all humans. This book celebrates their astounding, awe-inspiring achievements. (Nova Biomedical)

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Table of Contents:


Chapter 1. Pre-Aesculapian Messages from Ancient Archives of Mesopotamia: The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Library of Ashurbanipal (pp. 3-10)

Chapter 2. From Lilith to Shiphrah and Puah—and Beyond: What Have We Learned about Caring for the Newborn in the past 300 Millennia? (pp. 11-30)

Chapter 3. From Childhood to Adolescence: Reflections of Civilization’s Laureates (pp. 31-40)

Section One: Perspectives in General Medicine

Chapter 4. The Legacy of Smallpox and Polio Vaccines: a Pandora’s Box or Gordian Knot in the 21st Century? (pp. 43-50)

Chapter 5. Behavioral Pediatrics: Historical Dilemmas and Challenges with Faith in the Future (pp. 51-62)

Chapter 6. Substance Use and Abuse down through the Ages of Human History (pp. 63-74)

Chapter 7. Tragedy of Sibling Abuse: Convergence of Fiction, Research, and the Reality of Human Nature (pp. 75-80)

Chapter 8. Perspectives on Incest: a Perplexing Paradox Characterized by Destructive Betrayal of Trust (pp. 81-96)

Chapter 9. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Motor Vehicle Crashes in Children and Adolescents: a Historically Delayed Realization (pp. 97-114)

Section Two: Perspectives in Psychiatry and Pharmacology

Chapter 10. Pediatric Schizophrenia: Perspectives of History (p. 117-124)

Chapter 11. Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Perspectives of History (pp. 125-160)

Chapter 12. The Scientific Seeds of Pharmacology (pp. 161-168)

Chapter 13. Pediatric Psychopharmacology: The Past Leads to the Future (pp. 169-182)

Section Three: Perspectives in Specific Organ Systems

Chapter 14. The Story of Diabetes Mellitus (pp. 185-238)

Chapter 15. Historical Perspectives in Pediatric Pulmonology (pp. 239-300)

Chapter 16. History of Developments in Understanding the Complexities of the Pediatric Gastrointestinal Tract (pp. 301-322)

Chapter 17. Understanding the Pediatric Heart (pp. 323-362)

Chapter 18. The Pediatric Kidney: a Historic View (pp. 363-388)

Chapter 19. The Skin: Historical Perspectives (pp. 389-398)

Section Four: Acknowledgements

Chapter 20. About the Authors (pp. 401-402)

Chapter 21. About the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine (WMED), Kalamazoo, Michigan United States (pp. 403-406)

Chapter 22. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel (pp. 407-410)

Chapter 23. About Book Series "Public health: Practices, Methods and Policies" (pp. 411-412)

Section Five: Index

Index (pp. 415)

Total Pages: 434

      Public Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2018 - March
   ISBN: 978-1-53613-319-6
   Status: AV
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
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