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 Malady

Bernard Gert, Charles M. Culver, and K. Danner Clouser

in Bioethics: A systematic approach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195159066
eISBN:
9780199786466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159063.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter introduces the technical term “malady” as a genus term that includes as species: diseases, disorders, injuries, allergies, illnesses, etc., and can be taken as meaning that something is ... More


Spinal Cord Dysfunction: Volume II: Intervention and Treatment

L. S. Illis (ed.)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192617873
eISBN:
9780191724312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192617873.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This is the second in a series of books dealing with the enormous clinical problem of spinal-cord dysfunction. Volume I discussed assessment; this book focuses on intervention. There are three main ... More


Humans: a species beyond limits

Charles W. Fowler

in Systemic Management: Sustainable Human Interactions with Ecosystems and the Biosphere

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199540969
eISBN:
9780191716249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540969.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines what is necessary to fulfill the requirements of management, specifically that of avoiding abnormal human participation within ecosystems and the biosphere. This chapter also ... More


Rethinking English Homicide Law

Andrew Ashworth and Barry Mitchell (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299158
eISBN:
9780191685637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299158.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The law of homicide is probably the most high-profile area of the criminal law, and yet in recent years it has been relatively neglected by law-reform agencies. This book brings together six English ... More


A Thousand Friends of Frogs: Its Origins

Tony P. Murphy

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0051
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

In 1995, large numbers of malformed frogs were discovered in Minnesota. Images of frogs with gross abnormalities were broadcast on national news programs and printed in newspapers across the country. ... More


Manifest Madness: Mental Incapacity in the Criminal Law

Arlie Loughnan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698592
eISBN:
9780191738883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698592.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Whether it is a question of the age below which a child cannot be held liable for their actions, or the attribution of responsibility to defendants with mental illnesses, mental incapacity is a ... More


The Descriptive Inaccuracy of the Harm-within-the-Risk Analysis as Measuring Proximate Causation

Michael S. Moore

in Causation and Responsibility: An Essay in Law, Morals, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199256860
eISBN:
9780191719653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256860.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues that as applied to any crimes or torts, not just those of negligence, the harm within the risk test does not address the issues that tests of proximate causation do and should ... More


Clinical profile: Diagnosis and prognosis

Kay Metcalfe

in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan: A neuroconstructivist approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199594818
eISBN:
9780191738166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594818.003.0034
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter describes the clinical profile of Williams syndrome (WS) to illustrate how atypical development proceeds in WS. It covers physical appearance, cardiovascular abnormalities ... More


Scientific Understanding of Eating Disorder s

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the organic basis of eating disorders, and discusses whether eating disorders are a form of addiction. Gene variations seem to be involved in both anorexia and bulimia nervosa. ... More


Monstrous Births and Credible Reports: Portents, Texts, and Testimonies

David. Cressy

in Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: Tales of Discord and Dissension

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198207818
eISBN:
9780191677809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207818.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter pursues the themes of natural and supernatural childbirth by examining popular broadsheets and pamphlets from the mid-16th to the early 17th century. Often luridly illustrated and laden ... More


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