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2. The concept of schizophrenia

2. The concept of schizophrenia  

Christopher Frith and Eve Johnstone

in Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775529
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802217.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192802217
Detailed classification and description of mental disorders did not begin in Europe until the late eighteenth century. Psychiatry became a subject for academic study in German universities ... More
3. How is cancer treated?

3. How is cancer treated?  

Nicholas James

in Cancer: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777424
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199560233.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199560233
The treatment of cancer is complex and involves the input of many different health professionals. ‘How is cancer treated?’ presents this complex picture as a journey from symptoms to ... More
Introduction: the kinds of medicine

Introduction: the kinds of medicine  

William Bynum

in The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776984
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199215430
The ‘Introduction’ identifies the framework used in this book for understanding the history of medicine. It is presented through a typology of the five primary kinds of medicine, namely: ... More
3. Medicine in the hospital

3. Medicine in the hospital  

William Bynum

in The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776984
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199215430
‘Medicine in the hospital’ charts the ‘medical revolution’ seen in nineteenth-century France, and the development of new techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of physical and mental ... More
8. Progress and possibility

8. Progress and possibility  

John Waller

in Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2017
Published Online: 
Aug 2017
eISBN: 
9780191831706
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198790457.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198790457
After millennia of speculation, confusion, and belated progress geneticists are now able to explain how coils of DNA create the proteins out of which we are all formed; they can tell us ... More
3. A huge increase in cases

3. A huge increase in cases  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199207565
Since the 1990s there has been an increase of 172 per cent of people diagnosed as autistic. ‘A huge increase in cases’ looks at the possible causes of autism. It is very unlikely that ... More
1. The autism spectrum

1. The autism spectrum  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199207565
‘The autism spectrum’ examines three individuals from different parts of the autism spectrum. It explains how all of the ‘autisms’ originate from before birth, and all affect the developing ... More
1. Medicine at the bedside

1. Medicine at the bedside  

William Bynum

in The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776984
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199215430
‘Medicine at the bedside’ examines the origins of Western medicine in ancient Greece, as relayed by the writings of Hippocrates, and the legacy of Hippocratic medicine. The approach was ... More
Depression: A Very Short Introduction

Depression: A Very Short Introduction  

Mary Jane Tacchi and Jan Scott

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
Published Online: 
Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780191785788
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199558650.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199558650
Covering melancholia, depression, manic depression, and bipolar disorder, Depression: A Very Short Introduction gives a brief account of the history of these concepts, before focusing on ... More
8. The impact of microscopy

8. The impact of microscopy  

Terence Allen

in Microscopy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
Published Online: 
May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785290
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198701262.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198701262
Almost every aspect of our day-to-day existence has been influenced by microscopy. ‘The impact of microscopy’ considers a few examples to demonstrate the universality of microscopy. It ... More
The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction  

William Bynum

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776984
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199215430
The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction assesses the origins and development of medicine from ancient times, through the scholastic medieval tradition and the ... More
2. Medicine in the library

2. Medicine in the library  

William Bynum

in The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776984
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199215430
‘Medicine in the library’ describes the continued influence of ancient manuscripts throughout Europe and the Middle East, and how individuals with access to such texts dominated healthcare ... More
Dementia: A Very Short Introduction

Dementia: A Very Short Introduction  

Kathleen Taylor

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2020
Published Online: 
Jul 2020
eISBN: 
9780191864674
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198825784.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198825784
Dementia: A Very Short Introduction explains how dementia is diagnosed, its different types and symptoms, and its effects on sufferers and their families. Why is dementia ... More
2. The modern era: Diagnosis and classification of depression

2. The modern era: Diagnosis and classification of depression  

Mary Jane Tacchi and Jan Scott

in Depression: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
Published Online: 
Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780191785788
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199558650.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199558650
Although theories about the underlying causes of depression changed over the centuries, there was a remarkable level of consistency in the descriptions of the core symptoms with sadness and ... More

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