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Life Under the Sun

Peter A. Ensminger

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088045
eISBN:
9780300133523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088045.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Which fungus is as sensitive to light as the human eye? What are the myths and facts about the ozone hole, tanning, skin cancer, and sunscreens? What effect does light have on butterfly copulation? ... More


The Purple Disease

Pete A. Ensminger

in Life Under the Sun

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088045
eISBN:
9780300133523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088045.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

The metabolic disease, porphyria, makes humans sensitive to light and leads to the abnormal accumulation of porphyrins. Its symptoms may differ but they are always accompanied by neuropsychiatric ... More


King George III and the Royal Malady

in The Turnstone: A Doctor's Story

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237570
eISBN:
9781846314292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237570.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents the author's views regarding a study which claimed that King George III as well as other members of the British royal family suffered from of porphyria variegata. The paper, ... More


The Turnstone: A Doctor's Story

Geoffrey Dean

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237570
eISBN:
9781846314292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314292
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is an account of more than sixty years of travel, medical research, and clinical practice. The author was born in Wales in 1918 and trained as a doctor in Liverpool before serving with ... More


Porphyria: The Master Family Tree

in The Turnstone: A Doctor's Story

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237570
eISBN:
9781846314292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237570.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the author's research on the family trees of patients suffering from porphyria variegata. His efforts yielded a master family tree, showing how the forebears of thirty-two ... More


Arrested!

in The Turnstone: A Doctor's Story

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237570
eISBN:
9781846314292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237570.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the author's concerns over the treatment of prison inmates. The rising incidence of porphyria variegata in South Africa prompted him to examine the records of patients who had ... More


Practice and Lauries Bay

in The Turnstone: A Doctor's Story

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237570
eISBN:
9781846314292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237570.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter details the author's medical practice in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. As a newly arrived physician, he was often asked by other doctors to see a number of patients who appeared to be ... More


Porphyria's Lover

in The Turnstone: A Doctor's Story

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237570
eISBN:
9781846314292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237570.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the author's research on acute porphyria. His first report about porphyria in South Africa was published in the British Medical Journal in 1953, and further reports were ... More


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