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Introduction: the kinds of medicine

Introduction: the kinds of medicine  

William Bynum

in The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776984
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.003.0001
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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
9. From epidemiology to medicine, prevention, and public health

9. From epidemiology to medicine, prevention, and public health  

Rodolfo Saracci

in Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777257
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.003.0009
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9780199543335
Epidemiology is an essential component of all public health activities that implement the organized efforts of society to promote, protect, and restore health. These comprise: clinical ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Philip V. Mladenov

in Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778407
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10.1093/actrade/9780199695058.003.0001
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9780199695058
We are now realising that the marine environment and the organisms that live there are critically important for our well-being and survival. The Introduction provides an overview of the ... More
1. Roots of the blues

1. Roots of the blues  

Elijah Wald

in The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365760
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10.1093/actrade/9780195398939.003.0002
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9780195398939
‘The roots of the blues’ outlines the genesis of blues music. Blues music hit the mainstream in 1912, when W.C. Hardy's Memphis Blues caused a national craze. The roots of the blues can be ... More
5. The rise of lifestyle: 1900–1980s

5. The rise of lifestyle: 1900–1980s  

Virginia Berridge

in Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191785481
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688463.003.0005
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9780199688463
Public health underwent further redefinition during the 20th century. The focus on mothers and babies heightened during World War I, and after the war a ‘public health empire’ developed in ... More
5. Medicine in the laboratory

5. Medicine in the laboratory  

William Bynum

in The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776984
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10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.003.0006
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‘Medicine in the laboratory’ explores how medicine became a more scientific field, moving away from its reliance upon the experience of doctors towards results obtained by experiment in the ... More
3. Medicine in the hospital

3. Medicine in the hospital  

William Bynum

in The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776984
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.003.0004
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‘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
The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction  

William Bynum

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776984
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.001.0001
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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
Blood: A Very Short Introduction

Blood: A Very Short Introduction  

Chris Cooper

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785467
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199581450.001.0001
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9780199581450
Blood is vital to most animals. In mammals it transports oxygen and food, carries away waste, and contains the white cells that attack invading microbes. Playing a central role in life, ... More
4. Medicine in the community

4. Medicine in the community  

William Bynum

in The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776984
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.003.0005
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9780199215430
‘Medicine in the community’ examines the rise of public health in the nineteenth century, with its new concepts of state directives on healthcare and mass treatment and prevention ... More
1. Medicine at the bedside

1. Medicine at the bedside  

William Bynum

in The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776984
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.003.0002
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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
Epilogue: the future of veterinary medicine

Epilogue: the future of veterinary medicine  

James Yeates

in Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
eISBN: 
9780191833366
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198790969.003.0007
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9780198790969
A primary veterinary aim is to help ill and suffering non-human animals. But veterinary science is essential in protecting the health, growth, function, resilience, and well-being of all ... More
6. The future of superstition

6. The future of superstition  

Stuart Vyse

in Superstition: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191859854
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198819257.003.0006
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9780198819257
People have been fascinated with superstition for a very long time, and that fascination is unlikely to end soon. ‘The future of superstition’ looks at the various areas of superstition ... More
6. Medicine in the modern world

6. Medicine in the modern world  

William Bynum

in The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776984
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.003.0007
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9780199215430
‘Medicine in the modern world’ considers the consequences for modern medicine of the topics covered in the earlier chapters, as well as the impact of cost and the implications of a ... More
6. Tropical and international public health

6. Tropical and international public health  

Virginia Berridge

in Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191785481
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688463.003.0006
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9780199688463
‘Tropical and international public health’ considers the establishment of tropical public health tied to colonial concerns before World War I; the influence of missionary medicine; and ... More
2. Medicine in the library

2. Medicine in the library  

William Bynum

in The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776984
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.003.0003
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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
2. The connected world

2. The connected world  

Lawrence M. Principe

in The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777493
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567416.003.0003
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9780199567416
‘The connected world’ examines the viewpoints of early modern natural philosophers. Unlike modern scientists, natural philosophers viewed the world in an interconnected, cosmic sense. They ... More
1. History

1. History  

Les Iversen

in Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191808210
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745792.003.0001
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9780198745792
‘History’ outlines the knowledge and use of drugs through the ages. Early written records of medicinal drugs are known to have existed in a range of ancient cultures, including the Greek, ... More
Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction

Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction  

James Yeates

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
eISBN: 
9780191833366
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198790969.001.0001
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book
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9780198790969
Every year billions of animals are treated by veterinarians. Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction introduces the field of veterinary science, covering the history of its scientific ... More
2. Selection in Islam

2. Selection in Islam  

J. L. Heilbron

in The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191782435
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199684120.003.0003
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9780199684120
‘Selection in Islam’ chronicles the developments of Muslim science. It begins with the Christian Nestorians who settled in Persia after the excommunication of Nestorius in 431 ce. They ... More

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