By Helen Dingwall
Together with advancements in drugs, surgical procedure, and replacement medication relating to the altering fiscal and social history, the writer deals a brand new synthesis of drugs and society in Scotland.
Read or Download A history of Scottish medicine: themes and influences PDF
Similar special topics books
All of us face disorder and loss of life, and depend upon the scientific occupation to increase our lives. but, David Wootton argues, from the 5th century BC until eventually the Thirties, medical professionals really did extra damage than strong. during this arguable new account of the heritage of medication, he asks simply how a lot strong it has performed us through the years, and what sort of damage it keeps to do at the present time.
Half biography, half scientific background, and half research of Jewish lifestyles in turn-of-the-century the US, Jeanne Abrams's e-book tells the tale of Dr. Charles David Spivak --a Jewish immigrant from Russia who grew to become one of many leaders of the yankee Tuberculosis circulation. Born in Russia in 1861, Spivak immigrated to the U.S. in 1882 and acquired his clinical measure from Philadelphia's Jefferson scientific university via 1890.
Within the decade from 1935-1945, whereas the second one global struggle raged in Europe, a brand new type of medications able to controlling bacterial infections introduced a healing revolution that keeps this present day. the recent medications weren't penicillin and antibiotics, yet sulfonamides, or sulfa medicinal drugs. The sulfa medications preceded penicillin through nearly a decade, and through international conflict II they carried the most healing burden in either army and civilian drugs.
Ambroise Paré, born in France round 1510, was once leader health practitioner to either Charles IX and Henri III. in a single of the 1st makes an attempt to provide an explanation for beginning defects, Paré produced On Monsters and Marvels, an illustrated encyclopedia of curiosities, of titanic human and animal births, weird and wonderful beasts, and normal phenomena.
- Charity and Mutual Aid in Europe and North America since 1800 (Routledge Studies in Modern History)
- Rockefeller Philanthropy and Modern Biomedicine : International
- Tissue Culture in Science and Society: The Public Life of a Biological Technique in Twentieth Century Britain
- Poucher's Perfumes, Cosmetics and Soaps
- Pharmaceutical Technology. Controlled Drug Release,
Additional info for A history of Scottish medicine: themes and influences
15. , 43. , The Saints of Scotland: Essays in Scottish Church History (Edinburgh, 1997). 16. , Scotland in Early Christian Times (Edinburgh, 1881), 193. , Scottish Healing Wells: Healing, Holy, Wishing and Fairy Wells of the Mainland of Scotland (Sandy, 1982). 17. Lynch, Scotland, 36–7. 18. Darwin, Scots Herbal, 11. 19. Dickson, C. , Plants and People in Ancient Scotland (Stroud, 2000). This book is a very rich and rewarding source of detail and information about many medicinal and other plants in all areas of Scotland.
Much useful information on medical practice has been gleaned, which cannot be obtained from other sources. This was a monastic foundation, which had books, but the books have not survived. What have survived, though, are the bones of infants or fetuses, grains of grain, utensils and other debris and detritus. What this evidence provides is an insight – limited but none the less useful – into the experiences of the sick and the traveller; the common diseases, the herbal remedies, and the sheer variety of the latter.
One of the main facets of medical treatment for much of the early period, and indeed for the next two millennia, was the treatment of wounds of all sorts sustained in conflicts of all sorts. The Scottish nation would be forged by the sword as well as by the feudal system, and early medical practitioners were required to try – often in vain – to save the lives of those wounded in battle or bloodfeud. Before the days of litigation, many disputes were settled by bloodfeud or mortal combat. This chapter will attempt to assess the fragmentary surviving evidence about medicine and medical treatment in this period, before Scots were Scots, and before Scotland was Scotland.
A history of Scottish medicine: themes and influences by Helen Dingwall