R - Medicine Acquisitions during September 2018

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Overcharged : why Americans pay too much for health care
Silver, Charles, 1957- author
Washington, D.C. : Cato Institute, [2018]
Part 1. Misdiagnosis : the problems Obamacare should have fixed. Patent nonsense ; No limits ; Vial misdeeds ; Don't go breaking my heart ; Money matters ; Integrity ; Providers and politicians ; Payment-induced epidemics ; Out of network, out of luck ; Making a killing on the terminally ill ; My doctor, my drug dealer ; Whac-a-mole ; Bad business ; An offer you can't refuse -- part 2. Mistreatment : why Obamacare failed and what will succeed. Health care is expensive because it's insured ; Blind alleys and lost causes ; The retail sector will save us, if we let it ; Bargains galore in Bangalore ; Prizes, not patents ; Playing whac-a-mole to win ; Catastrophic coverage is good coverage ; Morality and health care.
Feldberg RA410.53 .S585 2018

Misery to mirth : recovery from illness in early modern England
Newton, Hannah, author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
Misery to Mirth aims to change our thinking about health in early modern England. Drawing on sources such as diaries and medical texts, it shows that recovery did exist as a concept, and that it was a widely-reported event. The study examines how patients, and their loved ones, dealt with overcoming a seemingly fatal illness.
Baker Berry R486 .N49 2018

An autobibliography
Caius, John, 1510-1573, author
New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
Baker Berry R489.C3 C35 2018

The poisoned city : Flint's water and the American urban tragedy
Clark, Anna author
New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2018
Part I: Taught by thirst. The well ; Corrosion ; Revelations ; Saturation -- Part II: Divination. Alchemy ; Citizen/science ; Meditations in an emergency ; Blood -- Part III: Water's perfect memory. Switchback ; Legion ; Truth and reconciliation ; Genesis.

"When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins. Through a series of disastrous decisions, the state government had switched the city's water supply to a source that corroded Flint's aging lead pipes. Complaints about the foul-smelling water were dismissed: the residents of Flint, mostly poor and African American, were not seen as credible, even in matters of their own lives. It took eighteen months of activism by city residents and a band of dogged outsiders to force the state to admit that the water was poisonous. By that time, twelve people had died and Flint's children had suffered irreparable harm. The long battle for accountability and a humane response to this man-made disaster has only just begun. In the first full account of this American tragedy, The Poisoned City recounts the gripping story of Flint's poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it. It is a chronicle of one town, but could also be about any American city, all made precarious by the neglect of infrastructure and the erosion of democratic decision making. Places like Flint are set up to fail--and for the people who live and work in them, the consequences can be fatal."--Dust jacket.
Dana RA591 .C53 2018

What the eyes don't see : a story of crisis, resistance, and hope in an American city
Hanna-Attisha, Mona, author
New York : One World, an imprint of Random House, [2018]
How I got my name -- What the eyes don't see -- The barbecue -- The valedictorian -- Haji -- Red flags -- First encounter -- Miasma -- No response -- Sit down -- Jenny + the data -- Public health enemy #1 -- What field are you on? -- The man in the panda tie -- Environmental injustice -- Poisoned by policy -- Shortwave radio crackling -- Meeting the Mayor -- Aeb -- The press conference -- Splice and dice -- Numbers war -- Demonstration of proof -- All the things we found out later -- Fire ant -- Truth and reconciliation -- Prescription for hope -- Haji and the birds.

Flint was already a troubled city in 2014 when the state of Michigan shifted the source of its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Citizens began complaining about the water that flowed from their taps, but officials insisted that the water was fine. Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at the city's public hospital, took state officials at their word. Then leaked documents from an environmental inspector, and the activism of a concerned mother, raised red flags about lead. This is the story of how a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders proved that Flint's kids were exposed to lead-- and fought the government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. -- adapted from dust jacket
Dana RA1231.L4 H34 2018

Reconstructing bodies : biomedicine, health, and nation building in South Korea since 1945
DiMoia, John Paul, 1966- author
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013]
Medicine and its fragments, 1945-1948 -- Mobilizing new models of public health and medicine, 1945-1948 -- From Minneapolis to Seoul: transforming surgery, clinical practice, and professional identity at Seoul National University Hospital, 1954-1968 -- Family planning and nation-building in South Korea, 1961 through the mid-1970s -- Taking samples for the nation: historicizing the biological sample in the South Korean anti-parasite campaigns, 1969-1995 -- Reconstructing the face: "Asian blepharoplasty," professional expertise, and the development of a plastic surgery market, 1954 to the present -- Conclusion: challenging developmental expectations.

"South Korea represents one of the world's most enthusiastic markets for plastic surgery. The growth of this market is particularly fascinating as access to medical care and surgery arose only recently with economic growth since the 1980s. Reconstructing Bodies traces the development of a medical infrastructure in the Republic of Korea (ROK) from 1945 to the present, arguing that the plastic surgery craze and the related development of biotech ambitions is deeply rooted in historical experience. Tracking the ROK's transition and independence from Japan, John P. DiMoia details how the South Korean government mibolized biomedical resources and technologies to consolidate its desired image of modern and progressive nation. Offering in-depth accounts of illustrative transformations, DiMoia narrates South Korean biomedical practice."--Page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry R627 .D56 2013

Heavy laden : Union veterans, psychological illness, and suicide
Logue, Larry M., 1947- author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Baker Berry RC451.4.V48 L64 2018

De la circulación del conocimiento a la inducción de la ignorancia : culturas médicas trasatlánticas, siglos XVI y XVII
Angélica Morales Sarabia, José Pardo-Tomás, Mauricio Sánchez Menchero, (coordinadores)
México D. F. : Centro de Estudios Filosóficos, Políticos y Sociales Vicente Lombardo Toledano, 2017
Baker Berry R464.5 .D39 2017

Cicely Saunders : a life and legacy
Clark, David, 1953- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
The Saunders' of Hadley Hurst (1918-38) -- Social science, nursing, social work (1938-1951) -- Becoming a doctor (1951-1957) -- Learning the craft and crafting the vision (1957-1967) -- The expansive years of hospice in the world (1967-1985) -- An exacting joy : reflection, illness, loss and death (1985-2005) -- Epilogue -- making sense of Cicely Saunders.
Baker Berry R726.8 .C53 2018

Making medicine a business : x-ray technology, global competition, and the transformation of the Japanese medical system, 1895-1945
Donzé, Pierre-Yves, author
Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
The emergence of an industry -- The birth of a new medical discipline -- Cooperation between firms and doctors -- The diffusion of radiology and its effects on hospital management -- Regulating the healthcare system.

"This book goes back to the origins of the transformation of health and medicine into a business, during the first part of the twentieth century, focusing on the example of Japan. In the past hundred years, medicine has gone from being a charitable activity to a large economic sector, amounting to 12-15% of the GDP in many developed countries, and one of the fastest-growing businesses around the world. Despite the mounting presence of the medical industry, there is a lack of academic work detailing this major transformation. The objective of this book is to fill this gap and address the following question: how did medicine become a business? Using over ten years of research in the field, Pierre-Yves Donzé argues that economic factors and business factors were decisive in transforming the way that medicine enters our lives. This book will be of interest to historians of medicine, business historians, health economists, scholars in medical humanities, and more."--
Baker Berry RA395.J3 D66 2018

Doctoring traditions : ayurveda, small technologies, and braided sciences
Mukharji, Projit Bihari, author
London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
Braiding science: refiguring ayurveda -- A baidya-bourgeois world: the sociology of braided sciences -- The clockwork body: the pocket watch and machinic physiospiritualism -- The snayubik man: reticulate physiospiritualism and the thermometer -- The chiaroscuric man: visionaries, demonic germs, and the microscope -- Endocrino-chakric machine: hormonized humors and organotherapy -- Baidya-as-technology: from diagnosis to pharmacy in a bottle -- Conclusion: the pataphysics of cosmo-therapeutics: a requiem.

Like many of the traditional medicines of South Asia, Ayurvedic practice changed dramatically in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With "Doctoring Tradition", Projit Bihari Mukharji offers a close look at that transformation, upending the widely held yet little-examined belief that it was the result of the introduction of Western anatomical knowledge and cadaveric dissection. Rather, Mukharji reveals, what instigated those changes were a number of small technologies that were introduced in the period by Ayurvedic physicians, men who were simultaneously Victorian gentlemen and members of a particular Bengali caste. The introduction of these devices, including thermometers, watches, and microscopes, Mukharji shows, ultimately led to a dramatic reimagining of the body. The new Ayurvedic body that thus emerged by the 1930s, while different from the biomedical body, was nonetheless largely compatible with it. The more incompatible elements of the old Ayurvedic body were then rendered therapeutically indefensible and impossible to imagine in practice. The new Ayurvedic medicine, therefore, was the product not of an embrace of Western approaches, but of a creative attempt to develop a viable alternative to the Western tradition by braiding together elements drawn from both the West and the East.
Baker Berry R605 .M954 2016

Emergent strategy : shaping change, changing worlds
Brown, Adrienne M., author
Chico, CA : AK Press, [2017]
Introduction -- Principles of emergent strategy -- Elements of emergent strategy -- Fractals: the relationship between small and large -- Intentional adaptation: how we change -- Interdependence and decentralization: who we are and how we share -- Nonlinear and iterative: the pace and pathways of change -- Resilience: how we recover and transform -- Creating more possibilities: how we move towards life -- Conversations -- Assess yourself: your emergent strategy journal -- Spells and practices for emergent strategy -- Tools for emergent strategy facilitation -- Outro.

"Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, this book invites us to feel, map, assess, and learn from the swirling patterns around us in order to better understand and influence them as they happen. This is a resolutely materialist "spirituality" based equally on science and science fiction, a visionary incantation to transform that which ultimately transforms us."--Amazon.com.
Baker Berry RC489.M53 B756 2017

道医探源 : 生命在呼吸之间 / 宋天彬 胡卫国 编著
宋天彬, author
Beijing : Xue yuan chu ban she, 2018
Baker Berry East Asian R602 .S66 2018

Mental illness in ancient medicine : from Celsus to Paul of Aegina
edited by Chiara Thumiger and P. N. Singer
Boston : Brill, [2018]
Between insanity and wisdom : perceptions of melancholy in the ps. -- Hippocratic letters / George Kazantzidis -- "Not a daimon, but a severe illness" : Oribasius, Posidonius and later ancient perspectives on superhuman agents causing disease / Nadine Metzger -- Athenaeus of Attalia on the psychological causes of bodily health / Sean Coughlin -- Archigenes of Apamea's treatment of mental diseases / Orly Lewis -- Mental perceptions and pathology in the work of Rufus of Ephesus / Melinda Letts -- Mental disorders and psychological suffering in Galen's Cases / Julien Devinant -- Galen on memory, forgetting and memory loss / Ricardo Juliao -- Stomachikon, hydrophobia and other eating disturbances : volition and taste in late-antique medical discussions / Chiara Thumiger -- "A most acute, disgusting and indecent disease" : satyriasis and sexual disorders in ancient medicine / Chiara Thumiger -- Mental derangement in methodist nosography : what Caelius Aurelianus had to say / Anna Maria Urso -- Mental illnesses in the medical compilations of late antiquity : the case of Aetius of Amida / Ricarda Gabel -- Making the distinction : the stoic view of mental illness / Marke Ahonen -- Philosophical psychological therapy : did it have any impact on medical practice? / Christopher Gill -- Galen's pathological soul : diagnosis and therapy in ethical and medical texts and contexts / P. N. Singer.

In 'Mental Illness in Ancient Medicine: From Celsus to Paul of Aegina' a detailed account is given, by a range of experts in the field, of the development of different conceptualizations of the mind and its pathology by medical authors from the beginning of the imperial period to the seventh century CE.0New analysis is offered, both of the dominant texts of Galen and of such important but neglected figures as Rufus, Archigenes, Athenaeus of Attalia, Aretaeus, Caelius Aurelianus and the Byzantine 'compilers'. The work of these authors is considered both in its medical-historical context and in relation to philosophical and theological debates - on ethics and on the nature of the soul - with which they interacted.
Baker Berry RC438 .M46 2018

The human body in the age of catastrophe : brittleness, integration, science, and the Great War
Geroulanos, Stefanos, 1979- author
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
The injuries suffered by soldiers during WWI were as varied as they were brutal. How could the human body suffer and often absorb such disparate traumas? Why might the same wound lead one soldier to die but allow another to recover? Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers uncover a fascinating story of how medical scientists came to conceptualize the body as an integrated yet brittle whole. Responding to the harrowing experience of the Great War, the medical community sought conceptual frameworks to understand bodily shock, brain injury, and the wildly divergence between patients. Geroulanos and Meyers carefully trace how this emerging constellation of concepts became essential for thinking about integration, individuality, fragility, and collapse far beyond medicine: in fields as diverse as anthropology, political economy, psychoanalysis, and cybernetics. Moving effortlessly between the history of medicine and intellectual history, The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe is an intriguing look into the conceptual underpinnings of the world the Great War ushered in.
Baker Berry R149 .G47 2018

Practical essays on medical education and the medical profession in the United States
Drake, Daniel, 1785-1852
Cincinnati : Roff & Young, 1832
Rauner Rare Book R740 .D78 1832

Personalized medicine : empowered patients in the 21st century?
Prainsack, Barbara, author
New York : New York University Press, [2017]
Setting the stage for personalized medicine -- The patient researcher -- Always on : the transmitting patient -- Beyond empowerment -- Just profit? -- Beyond individualism -- The social life of evidence in personalized medicine -- Conclusion: Patient work in the context of personalization.

"Personalized Medicine investigates the recent movement for patients' involvement in how they are treated, diagnosed, and medicated; a movement that accompanies the increasingly popular idea that people should be proactive, well-informed participants in their own healthcare. While it is often the case that participatory practices in medicine are celebrated as instances of patient empowerment or, alternatively, are dismissed as cases of patient exploitation, Barbara Prainsack challenges these views to illustrate how personalized medicine can give rise to a technology-focused individualism, yet also present new opportunities to strengthen solidarity. Facing the future, this book reveals how medicine informed by digital, quantified, and computable information is already changing the personalization movement, providing a contemporary twist on how medical symptoms or ailments are shared and discussed in society."--Provided by publisher.
Matthews Fuller RM301.3.G45 P348 2017

건강 에 좋은 안마 료법 / 김 무남, 어 영철
김 무남, author
[P'yŏngyang] : Chosŏn Ch'ulp'anmul Suipsa, Chuch'e 106 (2017)
Baker Berry Korea RM723.A27 K566 2017