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‘What is Wrong’ and ‘How We Know It’: Changing Concepts of Illness in General Practice

Marshall Marinker

in General Practice under the National Health Service, 1948–1997: The First Fifty Years

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206750
eISBN:
9780191677304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206750.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the different changes in regards to understanding morbidity and human biology, the range and power of medicines, and the techniques of clinical investigation and surgery. It ... More


Guinea Pigs

Angela N. H. Creager

in Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226017808
eISBN:
9780226017945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017945.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter addresses the use of radioisotopes in medical research, where the use of human subjects raised new ethical problems. It features examples from physiology and endocrinology, where ... More


An overview of serotonin neurochemistry and neuroanatomy

Dennis L. Murphy

in 5-Hydroxytryptamine in Psychiatry: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192620118
eISBN:
9780191724725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192620118.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

In the past few years, the predominant focus of basic science and clinical investigations of serotonergic neurotransmission has been the many serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) receptors and their ... More


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