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Practicing Biomedicine at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital 1913-1965

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Book Series: Clio Medica ISBN: 9789004436978 Year: Pages: 319 DOI: 10.1163/9789004436978 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Medicine (General)
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Tizian Zumthurm uses the extraordinary hospital of an extraordinary man to produce novel insights into the ordinary practice of biomedicine in colonial Central Africa. His investigation of therapeutic routines in surgery, maternity care, psychiatry, and the treatment of dysentery and leprosy reveals the inco-herent nature of biomedicine – and not just in Africa. Reading rich archival sources against and along the grain, the author combines concepts that appeal to those interested in the history of medicine and colonialism. Through the micro-cosm of the hospital, Zumthurm brings to light the social worlds of Gabonese patients as well as European staff. By refusing to easily categorize colonial medi-cal encounters, the book challenges our understanding of biomedicine as solely domineering or interactive. Readership: People interested in the history of medicine, especially in the colonies. Practitioners of Global Health. Students of Medical History. Historians of Africa. People interested in the work of Albert Schweitzer.

Barren Women. Religion and Medicine in the Medieval Middle East

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Book Series: Islam – Thought, Culture, and Society ISSN: 2628-4286 ISBN: 9783110596588 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: 324 DOI: 10.1515/9783110596588 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion --- History --- Medicine (General)
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This book explores the ramifications of being infertile in the medieval Arab-Islamic world by examining legal texts, medical treatises, and works of religious preaching. Sara Verskin illuminates how attitudes toward mixed-gender interactions legal theories pertaining to marriage, divorce, and inheritance and scientific theories of reproduction contoured the intellectual and social landscape infertile women had to navigate.

Progress and pathology

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ISBN: 9781526147547 Year: Pages: 392 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Medicine (General) --- History
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This collaborative volume explores changing perceptions of health and disease in the context of the burgeoning global modernities of the long nineteenth century. During this period, popular and medical understandings of the mind and body were challenged, modified, and reframed by the politics and structures of ‘modern life’, understood in industrial, social, commercial, and technological terms. Bringing together work by leading international scholars, this volume demonstrates how a multiplicity of medical practices were organised around new and evolving definitions of the modern self. The study offers varying and culturally specific definitions of what constituted medical modernity for practitioners around the world in this period. Chapters examine the ways in which cancer, suicide, and social degeneration were seen as products of the stresses and strains of ‘new’ ways of living in the nineteenth century, and explore the legal, institutional, and intellectual changes that contributed to both positive and negative understandings of modern medical practice. The volume traces the ways in which physiological and psychological problems were being constituted in relation to each other, and to their social contexts, and offers new ways of contextualising the problems of modernity facing us in the twenty-first century.

Strange Blood

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Book Series: Medical Humanities ISBN: 9783839451632 Year: Pages: 216 DOI: 10.14361/9783839451632 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Medicine (General)
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In the mid-1870s, the experimental therapy of lamb blood transfusion spread like an epidemic across Europe and the USA. Doctors tried it as a cure for tuberculosis, pellagra and anemia; proposed it as a means to reanimate seemingly dead soldiers on the battlefield. It was a contested therapy because it meant crossing boundaries and challenging taboos. Was the transfusion of lamb blood into desperately sick humans really defensible? The book takes the reader on a journey into hospital wards and lunatic asylums, physiological laboratories and 19th century wars. It presents a fascinating story of medical knowledge, ambitions and concerns - a story that provides lessons for current debates on the morality of medical experimentation and care.

Fundo Bibliográfico Antigo da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra: séc. XV-XVIII

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Book Series: Documentos ISBN: 9789892618265 Year: Pages: 590 DOI: 10.14195/978-989-26-1827-2 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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Dos 581 títulos que constituem o fundo bibliográfico antigo da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra e que abarcam os séculos XV a XVIII, cabem ao século XV apenas cinco, constituindo, assim, os denominados incunábulos, o núcleo mais antigo. Do século XVI podem destacar-se nomes como Amato Lusitano, Aristóteles, Avicena, Guido de Chauliac, Dioscórides, Hipócrates, Galeno, Jacopo da Forli, Rasis, o “damasceno” Mesue e Pedro Julião ou Pedro Hispano. Estes são os principais manuais que contêm, na sua maior parte, comentários aos clássicos gregos da medicina, particularmente Galeno, Hipócrates e Dioscórides, pois o estudo medieval feito a partir do comentário, geralmente traduzido graficamente pelo texto original da auctoritas a ocupar o centro da página, destacado pelo corpo do tipo e rodeado pelo comentário ou glosa, ainda estava muito presente no século XVI. Em matérias tão sensíveis como a Medicina, as afirmações tinham que estar fundamentadas em qualquer dos autores reconhecidos como autoridades. Do século XVII constam algumas obras de autores portugueses como Duarte Madeira Arrais, Manuel de Azevedo, Rodrigo de Castro (segundo alguns o fundador da obstetrícia portuguesa), Rodrigo da Fonseca, Tomás Rodrigues da Veiga e Abraão Zacuto, este impresso em Lyon e Amsterdão, tal como alguns dos atrás citados, o que atesta o reconhecimento internacional dos estudos destes autores portugueses. Do século XVIII, a par com as farmacopeias, avulta um número significativo de obras de cirurgia, algumas das quais de autoria portuguesa e numerosos dicionários de matéria médica, de História da Medicina e, curiosamente, dicionários portáteis de saúde, na linha dos tratados da saúde dos povos. Autores portugueses como Jacob de Castro Sarmento, João Curvo Semedo, Feliciano de Almeida e outros, publicam as suas obras em Portugal e no estrangeiro. Intensifica-se a produção de obras de Fisiologia, Física médica e medicina conservativa e preventiva. O presente trabalho descreve minuciosamente cada um dos exemplares deste fundo, dando especial relevo

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