"Our Lords, the Sick": McGovern Lectures in the History of Medicine and Medical Humanism

by Lawrence D. Longo
     
 

ISBN-10: 1575242362

ISBN-13: 9781575242361

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company

Our Lords, the Sick comprises eighteen essays in medical humanism, the history of medicine, and health care delivery. They are the John P. McGovern Lectures to the American Osler Society during the past two decades. Each of the essays, given by eminent physicians, historians, and educators, are timeless in their relevance to medicine and health care delivery. In

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Our Lords, the Sick comprises eighteen essays in medical humanism, the history of medicine, and health care delivery. They are the John P. McGovern Lectures to the American Osler Society during the past two decades. Each of the essays, given by eminent physicians, historians, and educators, are timeless in their relevance to medicine and health care delivery. In many respects they are ""lay sermons"" on the philosophy and ethics of health care, ministering to the sick, and professionalism. The contributors, from differing backgrounds and with different points of view, discuss social and cultural factors that have influenced the history of medicine and medical humanism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575242361
Publisher:
Krieger Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
256

Table of Contents

Frontispieceii
Forewordix
Prefacexi
Introduction1
"Our Lords, the Sick"9
To Humane Medicine: Back Door or Front Door?17
Medicine and the Comic Spirit29
The 'Open Arms' Reviving: Can We Rekindle the Osler Flame?41
Rx: Hope57
Osler's Gamble and Ours: The Meaning of Contemporary History69
From Doctor to Nurse with Love in a Molecular Age79
The Heroic Physician in Literature: Can The Tradition Continue?89
"The Leaven of Science": Osler and Medical Research103
A Body of Knowledge: Knowledge of the Body113
Other People's Bodies: Human Experimentation on the 50th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Code125
The Coming of Compassion145
Why We Go Back to Hippocrates163
Health Care in the Next Millennium175
"Writ Large": Medical History, Medical Anthropology, and Medicine and Literature183
Reflections on American Medical Education209
John Shaw Billings as a Historian219
The Evolution of the Controlled Clinical Trial229
About the Editor243

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