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A Famous and Flourishing Society: The History of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1505-2005

Helen Dingwall

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615674
eISBN:
9780748653355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615674.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book commemorates the five-hundredth anniversary of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Founded in 1505 it has survived, with difficulty at times, to become one of the leading surgical ... More


Advanced Heart Failure: The Role of the Surgeon

Stephen Westaby and Gabriele B. Bertoni

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter deals with the state of knowledge on the role of the surgeon on the advanced heart failure (HF). It begins by addressing how the HF patient reaches the surgeon. The surgeon's role is to ... More


Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil

Alvaro Jarrín

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293878
eISBN:
9780520967212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293878.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Using ethnographic fieldwork carried out in Brazilian hospitals, this book shows how plastic surgeons and patients navigate the public health system to transform beauty into a basic health right. The ... More


Rehabilitative and salvage surgery

Andrea Pusic, Rachel Bell, and Diana Harcourt

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0023
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Mastectomy can have devastating affects on a patient's body image, sexuality, and view of herself as a woman. The decision to have a breast reconstruction can be difficult for women who are already ... More


Communication in surgical oncology

Alexandra Heerdt, Bernard Park, and Patrick Boland

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0040
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

As in every field of oncology, the importance of communication for the surgical oncologist cannot be overstated. The surgeon may become involved with the cancer patient at almost any point in the ... More


Visualizing Disease: The Art and History of Pathological Illustrations

Domenico Bertoloni Meli

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226110295
eISBN:
9780226463636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226463636.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Visualizing Disease provides the first analytic study of the emergence and transformations of visual representations of diseased states from the Renaissance to the mid-nineteenth century. It ... More


Slave Captain: The Career of James Irving in the Liverpool Slave Trade

Suzanne Schwarz (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310676
eISBN:
9781846314070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314070
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As few accounts written by slave ship captains are known to have survived, the personal papers of James Irving are of tremendous interest and academic significance. Irving built a successful career ... More


The First Surgeon General’s Report on Tobacco: Science and the State in the New Age of Chronic Disease

Allan M. Brandt

in Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.003.21
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The Surgeon General's Report of 1964 marks a watershed in the history of public health. Following its publication, both the science and the practice of public health were visibly transformed. This ... More


Conclusion: the College – past, present and future

Helen M. Dingwall

in A Famous and Flourishing Society: The History of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1505-2005

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615674
eISBN:
9780748653355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615674.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. The College has been shaped by many forces and influences over its first 500 years. Their manifestation has, however, changed ... More


Analogy, Metaphor, and Coherence

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Theism can be an existential hypothesis confirmable by empirical evidence only if the reference of the proper name ‘God’ can be spelled out in words that are mostly used literally. However, it is ... More


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