Medicine Today: 2000 to the Present

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The History of Medicine is a six-volume chronological account of the development of biology and chemistry and the economic and policy issues associated with public health. The interdisciplinary set begins with an exploration of the medical practices of early humans and concludes with a volume presenting readers with the vital information they need to answer questions concerning the future, from understanding personal risks associated with certain diseases to the ethical ...

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Overview

The History of Medicine is a six-volume chronological account of the development of biology and chemistry and the economic and policy issues associated with public health. The interdisciplinary set begins with an exploration of the medical practices of early humans and concludes with a volume presenting readers with the vital information they need to answer questions concerning the future, from understanding personal risks associated with certain diseases to the ethical questions concerning organ transplants and the preservation of life.

Medicine Today: 2000 to the Present provides information on significant developments in medical research, discovery, and technology. It is a notable addition to the history of medicine because it puts into perspective the discoveries of the time period and presents a focused overview of the current state of medical science. The book illustrates the advances that today's scientific community is making to ensure that the safest decisions are made in all medical situations.

The volume includes information on

the environment and human health

health care

medical ethics

nanotechnology

preventive medicine

stem cell research

the swine flu, HIV/AIDS, and SARS

transplants

The book contains more than 40 color photographs and line illustrations, sidebars, a translation of the Hippocratic oath, a chronology, a glossary, a detailed list of print and Internet resources, and an index. The History of Medicine is essential for high school students, teachers, and general readers who wish to learn about how and when various medical discoveries were made and how those discoveries affected health care at the time.

The History of Medicine Set

Early Civilizations

Medicine Becomes a Science

Medicine Today

The Middle Ages

Old World and New

The Scientific Revolution and Medicine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816072101
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Series: Facts on File History of Medicine Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface viii

Acknowledgments xii

Introduction xiii

1 Recently Crossed Medical Frontiers 1

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3

How the CDC Identifies an Illness 7

Medical Frontiers Recently Crossed 10

Transplants: A Recent Accomplishment 12

The First Test Tube Baby 17

Advances in Surgery 20

Conclusion 22

2 Human Health and the Environment 23

The Dangers of Mercury 24

Mercury: Early Use as a Medicine 28

Lead and Asbestos 30

Radon and Electromagnetic Fields 36

Global Warming Expected to Affect Human Health 38

Rise in Asthma Partially Due to Pollutants 40

Medical Waste 42

Conclusion 45

3 Animal and Human Diseases-A Definite Link 47

SARS-a Clear Alert 48

HIV/AIDS 50

Worries about Avian Flu 51

How the Virus Might Mutate 55

Hope for the Future-Conservation Medicine 61

What Scientists Learned from the 1918 Flu Virus 62

The Deadly Dozen from the Wildlife Conservation Society 65

Conclusion 67

4 Medical Frontiers of the Future 69

The Hope for Stem Cells 70

The Controversy over Stem Cells 75

Genetic Testing and Gene-Based Medicine 77

How a Cloned Sheep Could Help Medicine 78

Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine 83

The Goals of Nanotechnology 85

Nanomedicine-Not without Risks 88

Conclusion 89

5 Modern Medicine and Medical Ethics 90

Baby K 92

Karen Ann Quinlan 93

The Pillow Angel Case 94

The Ethics of Medical Studies 95

Correcting Ethical Mistakes of the Past 96

The Creation of Hospital Ethics Boards 98

Values in Medical Ethics 99

Conclusion 101

6 Health Care in Crisis-Who Will Pay? 102

The Background on Health Insurance 104

The Medicaid Program 106

How Most Americans Receive Health Insurance 107

The Problem with Having So Many Uninsured 108

Possible Solutions to the American Dilemma 109

How Massachusetts Puts Itself on the Map 110

How Other Countries Manage 112

Why Electronic Health Records Are Important 114

Conclusion 116

7 Preventive Medicine-Key to Better Health 117

The New Epidemic-Obesity 118

Fighting Simple Colds and the Flu 122

The Dangers of Our Food Supply 125

People Resist Simple Measures That Help 126

The Solution Lies in Balance 131

The Challenge of Autoimmune Diseases 131

Conclusion 133

8 A Medical Visit of Tomorrow 134

A Virtual Doctor Visit 134

Cyberchondria-Fears Grow 136

The Patient, the Expert 136

Advances in Medicine 137

Not All Answers Are Medical 140

Conclusion 142

Chronology 143

Glossary 145

Further Resources 148

Index 153

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