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Diseases of the Heart (1910) By James Mackenzie
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(460 PAGES)THE speedy exhaustion of the first edition of this book, and the demand for its translation into a number of languages, is an evidence of the interest taken in the more recent methods of... More > studying diseases of the heart. It is extremely gratifying to find many investigators entering a field full of promise of new and original observations, embracing every aspect of the circulatory system. I wish to point out that, in setting forth my own experiences, I desire to keep the record of facts apart from their interpretation. For this reason the numerous figures in the text represent the actual facts as recorded by the movements of the heart and blood-vessels, and are therefore far more trustworthy than a verbal description. The interpretation of these tracings represents the present state of my knowledge. These interpretations may ultimately be proved to be incorrect, but the recorded movements will continue to serve for other and more fitting explanations.< Less
Rare Dermatological Diseases By Prof. Camillo O. Di Cicco
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The study of rare cutaneous diseases. Assigned to the study of cutaneous displays rare and /or most commonly found during AIDS, behaving as an evidence in the early disease diagnosis In people... More > affected by acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome it may often be observed the arise of cutaneous emergencies, whose impact spans from 25% in asyntomatic subjects to 100% in case of very evident AIDS. The frequency and the atypic nature of these emergencies give an highlighted role to the dermatologist, characterizing the early diagnosis of cutaneous pathologies as the qualifying moment in the analysis of AIDS affected patient. As the starting moment in the HIV-positive subject examination, searh for injuries referable to Kaposi's sarcoma, especially at the mucous level (pharinx wounds are evident in 10 to 50% of total cases).< Less
Multiple Sclerosis: The Many Faces of the Disease By Kathy Logsdon
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Multiple Sclerosis: The Many Faces of the Disease is about my aunt’s battle with Multiple Sclerosis. I interviewed her prior to her death and interviewed my grandmother after her death. Her... More > story is comprised of these interviews and observations I made during my aunt Suzanne’s life. Chapter 2 is a case study of Suzanne. However, the book also includes basic information about MS including disease categories, treatments, potential Causes of MS, and drugs & therapies. Whenever possible, Suzanne’s experience is incorporated into the other chapters to show the human side of the disease and how the information correlates in real life. The goal of this story is to show MS from a humanistic perspective and to help others suffering from this disease.< Less
I Sold My Guide Dog on Ebay By Aidan Flynn
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An eclectic collection of poems and verse inspired by Aidan's adaption from life as a respected G.P. into early retirement forced upon him by the degenerative eye condition, macular disease, which... More > left him severely visually impaired. He now writes and performs his poems and verse with his trusty guide dog Lyle by his side.< Less
A Piece of my Mind By Jon Stamford
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Piece of my Mind is an affectionate chronicle of family life bursting with laughter, joy, sorrow and nostalgia. But the book is at the same time a story of one man's battle against Parkinson's and... More > his determination to find laughter in each situation life throws at him. Whether tremors at mealtimes "I reach for the Parmesan and, ten seconds later, the table looks like a nativity scene", or mistaking depilatory cream for face wash "one minute he is Denis Healey, the next he's Niki Lauda", the results are told with nonchalant and engaging deadpan. Think of that literary territory between the laugh-out-loud observations of Bill Bryson and the home spun whimsy of Garrison Keillor, all imbued with a British accent. This is an invigorating book of celebration in the face of adversity. This is a book about life - a slice of life.< Less
An Unprintable Book - Custom and Conflict in Norwegian Hospitals. By Anne Rasmussen
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An anthropologist is hospitalized for different diseases and makes her observations.
Micrographia By Robert Hook
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Micrographia Or Some Physiological Descriptions Of Minute Bodies Made By Magnifying Glasses. With Observations and Inquiries Thereupon By Robert Hooke. Fellow of the ROYAL SOCIETY. By the Council of... More > the ROYAL SOCIETY of London for Improving of Natural Knowledge. Micrographia is a historic book by Robert Hooke, detailing the then thirty-year-old Hooke's observations through various lenses. Published in September 1665, the first major publication of the Royal Society, it was the first scientific best-seller, inspiring a wide public interest in the new science of microscopy. It is also notable for coining the biological term cell. Observations: Hooke most famously describes a fly's eye and a plant cell (where he coined that term because plant cells, which are walled, reminded him of a monk's quarters). Known for its spectacular copperplate engravings of the miniature world, particularly its fold-out plates of insects, the text itself reinforces the tremendous power of the new microscope.< Less
No Court for King Cholera By Chris Leuchars
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In late 1854, a doctor was called to a house in Hampstead, London. He found the patient - an elderly lady - scrunched up into a ball, a rictus of agony contorting her features. More remarkably, all... More > the moisture in her body seemed somehow to have been sucked out, leaving her dried up like a shrivelled husk. Of all the diseases that afflicted people in the nineteenth century, the pandemics of cholera were undoubtedly the most terrifying. Yet much of their horror could have been avoided for, at a comparatively early stage, their true nature and course had been uncovered. In one of the most extraordinary detective stories in the history of scientific discovery, an English doctor had patiently tracked down the disease, and unmasked it for what it was. This book, written for the general reader, tells how John Snow used a mixture of observation, logic and statistical evidence to go against the overwhelming weight of medical opinion and arrive at a correct understanding of the sickness.< Less
Dollar Altar By Robert Mwangi
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Declining Western Development Hinges on Human Suffering: Developing Countries Cautioned From Copying The Entire Model. The observations in this book about Capitalism are not in comparison to other... More > economic models, but on its own merits that need no such comparison to appreciate. Many have questioned the fairness and the skewedness of wealth distribution in Capitalism, but have been dismissed by the so called winners when they say, ”it’s the best that we have.” On this I would say, if you were stranded in sea it would be imprudent to quench your thirst with the best there is. You should focus on how to make the best available water safe to drink. The best we have does not mean that it’s the best there can ever be. The debate about some Capitalism failures always becomes divisive as most people think that the remedy is socialistic and communism-like and cold war hangovers don’t help.< Less
Letting go of the Rice By Connie Pierce
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I could say that my intention with this book is in helping people know what to expect with progression of Alzheimer's Disease, but that would be an erroneous assumption, because of the different... More > personalities we all start out with. I expect it contains helpful observations, even so. This book is somewhat of a chronicle which also contains a dated journal. It is as much of a diary, or memoir, which includes reflections on my own coping mechanisms, as it is a record of my late husband's descent into this disease.< Less