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Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Facing an Uncertain Future Together

Timothy Quill

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195139402
eISBN:
9780199999859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139402.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

In this book, the author uses his wide range of clinical experience caring for severely ill patients and their families to illustrate the challenges and potential of end-of-life care. Section One ... More


Sources and Perspectives: A Quantitative Reckoning

Samuel K. Cohn

in Cultures of Plague: Medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574025
eISBN:
9780191722530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574025.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter 1 shows quantitatively the effect of the 1575–8 plague on medical writing and publishing. In two years alone, 1576 and 1577, almost half the century's published writings on plague appeared. ... More


The Humanist Invention of Natural History

in The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissance Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620879
eISBN:
9780226620862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620862.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The discipline of natural history was invented in the sixteenth century, but Renaissance naturalists drew upon ancient and medieval predecessors in the study of nature. Steeped in medical humanism, ... More


The World of Renaissance Natural History

in The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissance Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620879
eISBN:
9780226620862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620862.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the formation of natural history in the late Renaissance. Over the course of a little more than a century, natural history developed out of medical humanism into a distinct ... More


Inside the Whale: Bioethics in History and Discourse

Roger Cooter and Claudia Stein

in Writing History in the Age of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186635
eISBN:
9780300189438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186635.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter presents an analysis of an essay on bioethics in history and discourse. It explains that this essay was intended as an update on some of the literature on bioethics published since the ... More


The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissance Europe

Brian W. Ogilvie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620879
eISBN:
9780226620862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620862.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Out of the diverse traditions of medical humanism, classical philology, and natural philosophy, Renaissance naturalists created a new science devoted to discovering and describing plants and animals. ... More


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