Poisons: From Hemlock to Botox and the Killer Bean of Calabar

By Peter Macinnis

“Uses background, technology, and enjoyable poison evidence to make vigorous analyzing of all issues lethal.”—The Boston Globe
Poisons permeate our global. they're within the setting, the place of work, the house. they're in meals, our favourite whiskey, medication, and good water. they've been used to treatment illnesses in addition to incapacitate and kill. They delicate wrinkles, block discomfort, stimulate and improve athletic skill. during this enjoyable and fact-filled publication, technology author Peter Macinnis considers poisons in all their points. He recounts tales of the prestigious poisoners in background and literature, from Nero to Thomas Wainewright, and from the loss of life of Socrates to Hamlet and Peter Pan.

From cyanide to strychnine, from Botox to ricin and Sarin gas—have you ever puzzled approximately their assets? the place do they arrive from? How do you discover anything that may kill you in an issue of seconds? Macinnis methodically analyzes the technology of those killing brokers and their makes use of in drugs, cosmetics, warfare, and terrorism. With wit and precision, he weighs those questions and many extra: used to be Lincoln’s volatility as a result of mercury poisoning? was once Jack the Ripper an arsenic eater? Can wallpaper kill? For somebody who has ever questioned and been afraid to invite, here's a wealthy miscellany on your mystery questions on pollutants. 14 black-and-white pictures

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The Hand and the Brain: From Lucy's Thumb to the Thought-Controlled Robotic Hand

This publication offers the human hand from an total viewpoint – from the 1st visual appeal of hand-like buildings within the fins of huge fishes residing hundreds of thousands of years in the past to today´s and the future’s mind-controlled man made arms.

Much concentration is given to the super well-developed sensation of the hand, its significance and its linkage to mind plasticity mechanisms. How can energetic arms speedily extend their representational sector within the mind? How can the experience of contact alternative for different poor senses, equivalent to in Braille analyzing the place hand sensation substitutes for lacking imaginative and prescient? How can the mere commentary of lively palms, belonging to others, turn on the hand region within the observer’s personal mind and what's the significance of this phenomenon for studying through imitation and the certainty of alternative peoples’ activities, gestures and physique language? Why are a few of us left-handed and what are the results from cultural and physiological viewpoints? Why does phantom sensation and phantom discomfort happen after hand amputation, and what do we do approximately it? Why can salamanders regenerate new extremities whereas people can't? Is it attainable to transplant a hand from a diseased person to an amputee? Can synthetic robot palms be managed through our brain, and will they ever achieve the position of a standard hand? What position did the hand and the mind play in the course of evolution in tool construction and improvement of language and cognitive services? The hand has a excessive symbolic price in faith, literature and paintings and our arms have a key position in gestures and physique language.  

The Hand and the Brain is aimed toward anyone with curiosity in existence sciences, within the scientific box in particular hand surgeons, orthopaedic experts, neurologists and normal practitioners, and people operating in rehabilitation medication and discomfort remedy. the unique Swedish model of The Hand and the mind has additionally develop into very hot between physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and between a basic inhabitants with an curiosity in technology.

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Cerebral Angiography: Normal Anatomy and Vascular Pathology

This revised and enlarged version of Cerebral Angiography, which include new angiographic reviews and illustrative drawings, bargains precise suggestions on diagnostic use of the technique. the 1st a part of the ebook describes the conventional anatomy of the cerebral arteries and veins, with consciousness to morphological element, embryological improvement, functionality and vascular territories. The intraorbital and extracranial vascularization can also be thought of. The reader will achieve a valid wisdom of standard vascular anatomy and its adaptations that might function a foundation for the right kind interpretation of pathological techniques and their medical value, as coated within the moment a part of the book.

Among the pathologies thought of are vascular abnormalities, together with angiomas, fistulas and aneurysms; atherosclerotic and non-atherosclerotic stenosis and occlusion of the cerebral vessels; venous thrombosis; intraorbital and extracranial vascular malformations. Pathogenesis, morphological and dynamic facets, liable for scientific indicators and influencing the treatment are defined. whereas the emphasis all through is at the diagnostic price of cerebral angiography, many examples of endovascular therapy in several pathological occasions also are awarded, with dialogue of symptoms, dangers and results.

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Kill or Cure: An Illustrated History of Medicine

Telling the compelling tales at the back of mankind's endless quest to remedy each disorder, Kill or Cure makes use of an all-new layout — a text-rich narrative mixed with DK's attractive visible layout — to track the intense heritage of medication.

Beginning with early healers, probability discoveries, technological development, and "wonder" medicinal drugs, and utilizing panels, timelines, and thematic spreads, Kill or Cure highlights information regarding human anatomy, surgical tools, and clinical breakthroughs whereas telling the dramatic story of clinical development. Diaries, notebooks, and different first-person debts inform the attention-grabbing tales from the point of view of people that witnessed scientific heritage firsthand.

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Breastfeeding A Guide for the Medical Professional (8th Edition)

By Ruth A. Lawrence, Robert M. Lawrence

The main authoritative, depended on advisor to breastfeeding for the clinical profession

Stay trained on each point of breastfeeding, from simple facts at the anatomical, physiological, biochemical, dietary, immunological, and mental points of human lactation, to the issues of medical administration of breastfeeding.

Learn from the award-winning writer and co-founder of the Academy of Breastfeeding medication, Dr. Ruth Lawrence, and her son, Dr. Rob Lawrence.

Make applicable drug ideas, together with authorized medicines, over the counter medicines, and natural remedies.

Provide considerate information to the breastfeeding mom in keeping with her situations, difficulties, and way of life from built-in insurance of evidence-based info and sensible experience.

Find what you wish fast with a brand new, streamlined method that strikes huge tables and key references online.

Treat stipulations linked to breastfeeding and successfully deal with using medicinal drugs in the course of lactation because of large, updated, evidence-based info.

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Foreign Accent Syndromes: The stories people have to tell

What does it consider wish to get up at some point conversing with a overseas accessory from a rustic one hasn't ever visited?

Why does a person get up doing this?

This booklet seeks to painting the huge and numerous reviews of people with an extraordinary neurological speech disease known as international accessory Syndrome (FAS). via a mixture of non-public testimony and clinical remark, the publication goals to shed exceptional gentle at the realizing of FAS through elucidating the complicated hyperlinks among how the mind produces speech, how listeners understand speech and the position that accessory performs in our conception of self and others.

The first a part of the e-book offers a accomplished creation to FAS and covers a couple of key topic parts, including:

• The definition and phenomenology of FAS

• A historical past of study on FAS

• The reasons and psychosocial outcomes of FAS

• A advisor to additional examining and a thesaurus of specialised terms.

The chapters partially supply a distinct perception into the situation via own testimony and money owed from relatives. This choice of 28 tales from the world over underlines the significance of listening conscientiously to sufferers clarify their circumstances, and of their personal phrases. the ultimate part encompasses a questionnaire to be used by means of clinicians to aid case historical past taking.

The authors are best worldwide specialists on FAS, and this is often the 1st quantity of its sort to supply any such large and finished exam of this infrequent and poorly understood situation. it is going to be of significant curiosity to training clinicians in neurology, psychiatry, psychology and speech and language therapy/pathology, in addition to scholars in wellbeing and fitness disciplines correct to neurorehabilitation, linguists and likewise to households and caregivers.

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What is Diabetes? Diabetes Management for You:What You Need to Know and What You Can do About Your Diabetes

By Katie Lenhart

What's diabetes? Diabetes is a significant, yet reversable disorder. it will probably result in many illnesses, yet you must have the data of diabetes administration to show this round and dwell a regular existence back. There are purple scorching information during this ebook that might aid your diabetes keep an eye on and aid opposite your diabetes too! how you can reduce your blood sugar, that you can take your health and wellbeing again! Diabetes remedy is essential to unfastened you from this dreaded . what's truth? what's fiction? become aware of the chilly challenging evidence and what you are able to do to dwell an ordinary existence again.Straight, to the purpose wisdom, can provide a one-two punch to knocking off this risky enemy!
Diabetes doesn't must be a dying sentence!

Revealed inside:

Diabetes explained
Types of diabetes
Expected indicators are...
Fact or fiction?
Pre-diabetic facts...
What does reason diabetes?
Blood sugar degrees basics
Methods you should use to regulate diabetes are...
Reversing diabetes 2..very doable
Specific how you can decrease your blood sugar
What are the simplest meals for diabetics?
Meal plan example
Potential overall healthiness matters and what to do

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Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide

Now jam-packed with new illustrations and extra clinically suitable than ever earlier than, this absolutely up to date 8th variation of Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide helps readers advance a primary wisdom of the scientific terminology worthwhile for a occupation in any future health care setting.
 
to assist scholars examine either clinical phrases and the way they're utilized in real-world settings, this reader-friendly ebook demonstrates how clinical phrases are outfitted from observe elements (Part 1), introduces physique buildings, ailments, and coverings (Part 2), and covers each one physique approach (Part 3). obtainable content material, a logical association, and reinforcing drills in each bankruptcy mix to assist readers grasp the data they want for achievement of their destiny careers.
 
An superior artwork software, many new, clinically centred case experiences, and a higher on-line educating and studying assets (including prepU adaptive quizzing) make this 8th version excellent for school room guideline, autonomous research, or distance learning.

·        Greater scholar self assurance = Success: Use of Barbara Cohen’s Memmlers Anatomy and body structure besides this clinical Terminology textual content offers continuity of writing sort, layout, and on-line assets making scholars extra convinced and finally extra profitable of their selected overall healthiness profession.
·        A better emphasis on scientific illustrations brings innovations to existence and is helping scholars attach studying to practice.
·        Updatedcases studies focus on present matters and sizzling themes to organize scholars for the categories of demanding situations they're going to come across in practice.
·        PrepU is featured in the Ancillaries-at-a-Glance section and is pointed out with an icon during the text.
·        Online Student Resources have been up to date and enhanced.
·        Online Lesson Plans have been up-to-date with pointers on utilizing the ebook in a flipped school room or in on-line learning.

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Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Fourteenth Edition (Lange)

 

The so much concise, clinically correct, and present assessment of clinical microbiology and immunology

 

Essential for USMLE overview and clinical microbiology coursework!

 

Review of scientific Microbiology and Immunology is a succinct, high-yield assessment of the medically very important facets of microbiology and immunology. It covers either the elemental and scientific features of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology and likewise discusses vital infectious ailments utilizing an organ process approach.  The e-book emphasizes the real-world scientific program of microbiology and immunology to infectious ailments and provides a distinct mixture of narrative textual content, colour photos, tables and figures, Q&A, and scientific vignettes.

Content necessary to any research goal or studying type:

·         650 USMLE-style perform questions try your wisdom and understanding

·         50 medical circumstances illustrate the significance of simple technology details in medical diagnosis

·         A entire USMLE-style perform examination together with eighty questions is helping you organize for the exam

·         Pearls impart vital simple technology info precious in answering questions about the USMLE

·         Concise summaries of medically very important organisms

·         Self-assessment questions with solutions seem on the finish of every bankruptcy

·        Color photos depict clinically vital findings, similar to infectious illness lesions

·        Gram stains of micro organism, electron micrographs of viruses, and microscopic pictures depict fungi, protozoa, and worms

·        Chapters on infectious ailments from an organ method perspective

 

 

 

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