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The Rise of Modern Medicine

Milton J. Lewis

in Medicine and Care of the Dying: A Modern History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195175486
eISBN:
9780199999903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175486.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses in detail the rise of scientific medicine, while highlighting two significant models used during the nineteenth century: the German laboratory-based model and the Paris ... More


Conclusion:: Thinking with Modern Chinese Medicine

Sean Hsiang-lin Lei

in Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine in the Struggle over China's Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226169880
eISBN:
9780226169910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169910.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

To explore the general implications suggested by the early history of modern Chinese medicine presented in the previous chapters, Chapter 11 recasts these historical findings as a heuristic tool for ... More


Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine in the Struggle over China's Modernity

Sean Hsiang-lin Lei

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226169880
eISBN:
9780226169910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169910.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book aims to answer one question: How was Chinese medicine transformed from an antithesis of modernity in the early twentieth century into a potent symbol for China’s exploration of its own ... More


Scorn, Mockery, and Invectives for Chinese Medicine

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0083
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter talks about the lack of respect and criticism for Chinese medicine. Europe's unbelievable enthusiasm in the nineteenth and early twentieth century to gain new knowledge by doing research ... More


Left Alone in the Computer Tomograph

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0091
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Modern medicine uses technology, even nuclear technology, in diagnosis and therapy. But not only this, technology comes between physician and patient. In diagnosis, the patient is examined by ... More


Towards the Decolonization of the Mind

Stephen A. Marglin

in Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286943
eISBN:
9780191684531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286943.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the influence of development, culture, and resistance on the dominant knowledge or intellectual model in India. This book provides a ... More


Contented Customers in a Supermarket of Possibilities

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0096
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

It is astonishing that modern Western medicine works for the Chinese and the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) works for the citizens of industrialized Western nations. This indicates a cultural ... More


Joyce and Modern Medicine

Vike Martina Plock

in Joyce, Medicine, and Modernity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034232
eISBN:
9780813038803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034232.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

James Joyce's ongoing fascination with medicine, health, and discourses on the human body is well known. His correspondence, interspersed with medical details and descriptions, distinctly reveals the ... More


Healing and the Energy Crisis

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0092
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines how traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has affected people of the Western nations. Modern medicine missed the belief in the life force. The effect of TCM on Western nations has ... More


Weill Cornell Medicine: A History of Cornell's Medical School

Antonio M. Jr., MD Gotto and Jennifer Moon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702136
eISBN:
9781501703676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702136.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This book is a story of continuity and transformation. Cornell medical school has been a leader in education, patient care, and research—from its founding as Cornell University Medical College in ... More


Medicine Made Modern by Medicines

Jeremy A. Greene, Flurin Condrau, and Elizabeth Siegel Watkins

in Therapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals and Social Change in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390734
eISBN:
9780226390901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390901.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In this introductory chapter to the volume Therapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals and Social Change in the Twentieth Century, the editors review the utility of "revolution" as an analytic category ... More


Shadow Medicine: The Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

John Haller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169042
eISBN:
9780231537704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169042.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Can evidence-based medicine (EBM) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) find common ground? This book explores the epistemological foundations of EBM and the challenges these conceptual ... More


Nonabandonment: A Central Obligation of Physicians  

Timothy E. Quill

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

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195139402
eISBN:
9780199999859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139402.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the nonabandonment obligations of physicians in end-of-life care. It explains that nonabandonment is a concept exemplified in a continuous caring partnership between physician ... More


Elisabeth of Rochlitz and the Experience of Illness

Alisha Rankin

in Panaceia's Daughters: Noblewomen as Healers in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226925387
eISBN:
9780226925394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925394.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the case of Duchess Elisabeth of Rochlitz. It presents in-depth studies of noblewomen practitioners in early modern medicine from the patient's viewpoint. Elisabeth relied on ... More


Protestant Experimentalists and the Energy of Love

Pamela E. Klassen

in Spirits of Protestantism: Medicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244283
eISBN:
9780520950443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244283.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines developments of liberal Protestants of forms of energetic healing that depended precisely on embracing modern medicine, and modern technologies more broadly, as conduits of the ... More


Rethinking Clinical Practice: Toward a <i>More Materialistic</i> Medicine

Drew Leder

in The Distressed Body: Rethinking Illness, Imprisonment, and Healing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226396071
eISBN:
9780226396248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226396248.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The chapter presents a philosophical analysis of the ruling medical paradigm, and a suggested remedy. Modern medicine is often accused by diverse critics of being “too materialistic” and therefore ... More


Belief, Hope, and Healing

Robert A. Scott

in Miracle Cures: Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262751
eISBN:
9780520946200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262751.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In matters of health, nothing is more fundamental to the practice of appealing to saints than hope and belief: the hope that cures for illness are possible and the abiding conviction that saints can ... More


Therapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals and Social Change in the Twentieth Century

Jeremy A. Greene, Flurin Condrau, and Elizabeth Siegel Watkins (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390734
eISBN:
9780226390901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390901.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Histories of medicine in the twentieth century are often illustrated with specific pharmaceuticals: antibiotics that defeated infectious diseases, vaccines that prevented childhood diseases, ... More


Offices Without Names

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume One: The Patron Author

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198123743
eISBN:
9780191829437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123743.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Chapter 4 argues that the Montaignean essai’s transformation of literary precedents was understood by contemporaries to be the performance of an unofficial role or unnamed office on the part of a ... More


Women and Affective Religious Reading and Writing

Femke Molekamp

in Women and the Bible in Early Modern England: Religious Reading and Writing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665402
eISBN:
9780191752193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665402.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter shows that the devotional life of early modern women was marked by reading practices that were often meditative and affective, in the pursuit of divine inspiration. The chapter explores ... More


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