Medicine and Western Civilization / Edition 1

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Overview


This fabulous anthology is sure to be a core text for history of medicine and social science classes in colleges across the country. In order to demonstrate how medical research has influenced Western cultural perspectives, the editors have collected original works from 61 different authors around nine major themes (among them "Anatomy and Destiny," "Psyche and Soma," and "The Construction of Pain, Suffering, and Death"). The authors range from Aristotle, the Bible, and Louis Pasteur, to Masters and Johnson, Ernest Hemingway, and Simone de Beauvoir. The primary sources selected to illustrate the themes are well chosen and contrast with each other nicely. However, the brief background material for the selections center around the authors and offer little or no discussion about the selections' relevance to the topics at hand. This book would be best read in a class or group where the texts' meaning in relation to each other can be discussed, but the book can stand alone if the reader is prepared to do some critical thinking.
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This fabulous anthology is sure to be a core text for history of medicine and social science classes in colleges across the country. In order to demonstrate how medical research has influenced Western cultural perspectives, the editors have collected original works from 61 different authors around nine major themes (among them "Anatomy and Destiny," "Psyche and Soma," and "The Construction of Pain, Suffering, and Death"). The authors range from Aristotle, the Bible, and Louis Pasteur, to Masters and Johnson, Ernest Hemingway, and Simone de Beauvoir. The primary sources selected to illustrate the themes are well chosen and contrast with each other nicely. However, the brief background material for the selections center around the authors and offer little or no discussion about the selections' relevance to the topics at hand. This book would be best read in a class or group where the texts' meaning in relation to each other can be discussed, but the book can stand alone if the reader is prepared to do some critical thinking. Recommended for academic libraries.-Eric D. Albright, Galter Health Sciences Lib., Northwestern Univ., Chicago
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813521909
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 651,262
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
The Bible (6th century B.C.) 11
The Hand 17
Volumen Medicinae Paramirum 23
Clerical Investigation into the Case of Benedetta Carlini (1619-1623) 33
The Life of Sister Chiara of Montefalco (1663) 37
The Nature of Man 43
Timaeus 48
The Fabric of the Human Body (1543) 54
Andreas Vesalius' First Public Anatomy at Bologna, 1540: An Eyewitness Report 61
Journal (1554) 66
An Anatomical Study on the Motion of the Heart and the Blood in Animals (1628) 68
The Generation of Animals 79
Malleus Maleficarum (ca. 1486) 84
Remarks on Masturbation (1835) 89
Sex in Education; or, A Fair Chance for Girls (1874) 92
Do Women Require Mental and Bodily Rest during Menstruation? (1886) 97
The Dissolution of the Oedipus Complex (1924) 103
Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) 109
The Second Sex (1949) 117
Human Sexual Response (1966) 125
The Nature and Evolution of Female Sexuality (1972) 130
An Envoi, Post-TURP (1991) 134
The Sacred Disease 139
The Creation of the Man's Soul 145
On the Power of the Imagination (1580) 152
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621) 159
Goody Blake and Harry Gill: A True Story (1798) 162
A Treatise on Insanity (1801) 166
Studies on Hysteria (1893-1895) 178
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness (1990) 198
The Symptoms of Lepers 209
Of the Beginning of the French Pox, and the Several Names by Which It Has Been Called (1519) 212
Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain (1842) 217
The Etiology, Concept, and Prophylaxis of Childbed Fever (1861) 240
On the Antiseptic Principle in the Practice of Surgery (1867) 247
On the Extension of the Germ Theory to the Etiology of Certain Common Disease (1880) 253
The Hippocratic Oath 261
The Bible (A.D. 1st century) 263
Admonition 267
On the Precautions That Physicians Must Observe 269
Malleus Maleficarum (ca. 1486) 274
The Vices and Virtues of Physicians (1801) 278
The Influence of Women in the Profession of Medicine (1890) 282
My Most Humiliating Jim Crow Experience (1944) 288
Balm in Gilead: Journey of a Healer (1988) 290
An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae, or Cow-Pox (1798) 299
A Treatise on the Diseases of the Chest and on Mediate Auscultation (1818) 310
An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine (1865) 314
The Aetiology of Tuberculosis (1882) 319
Hearings before the Senate Subcommittee on Health: Quality of Health Care-Human Experimentation, 1973 330
The Clinical Training of Doctors (1793) 343
On Behalf of the Insane Poor (1843) 352
Notes on Hospitals (1859) 360
By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, Acts and Resolves (1861) 365
How the Poor Die (1946) 368
The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception (1963) 376
A Mastectomy (1811) 383
Memoir of the Early Life (1816) 390
Answer to the Religious Objections Advanced against the Employment of Anaesthetic Agents in Midwifery and Surgery (1849) 398
Indian Camp (1925) 402
The Interior Castle (1946) 406
The Prolongation of Life (1958) 417
A Definition of Irreversible Coma: Report of the Ad Hoc Committee of the Harvard Medical School to Examine the Definition of Brain Death (1968) 421
Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir (1988) 426
Aubade (1977) 435
Index 437
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