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Galen Into Arabic

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Islamic reception of Greek scientific knowledge in the 9th and 10th centuries ad relied directly on the preceding adoption of elements of Greek culture, such as medicine, by Eastern Christians. ... More


Living with medicine

Sonali Shah and Mark Priestley

in Disability and social change: Private lives and public policies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427878
eISBN:
9781447302070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427878.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks at the role of medical institutions and medical authority in the lives of young people with physical impairments. It illustrates change in the influence of health professions over ... More


Hard Times: The Dark Years

Gerard N. Burrow

in A History of Yale's School of Medicine: Passing Torches to Others

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092073
eISBN:
9780300132885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092073.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter focuses on the death of Nathan Smith in 1829, which signified a great loss to the young Medical Institution of Yale College. His reputation as a clinician in conjunction with Benjamin ... More


By Nature Specially Fitted for the Care of the Sufferer: Black Doctors, Nurses, and Patients after the War

Gretchen Long

in Doctoring Freedom: The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835838
eISBN:
9781469601472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837399_long.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the experiences of African Americans as patients, medical students, and doctors from the end of the war through the early twentieth century. Faced with Jim Crow practices of ... More


The Watt Family, Thomas Beddoes, Davies Giddy, Humphry Davy, and the Medical Pneumatic Institution, Bristol

Frank A. J. L. James

in James Watt (1736-1819): Culture, Innovation and Enlightenment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620818
eISBN:
9781789629767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620818.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This essay, eschewing the use of meta-narratives such as Enlightenment, Romanticism or Industrialisation, examines in detail the role that the Watt family (James senior and his sons James junior and ... More


Introduction

Gerard N. Burrow

in A History of Yale's School of Medicine: Passing Torches to Others

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092073
eISBN:
9780300132885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092073.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Throughout the rich history of the Yale University School of Medicine, several important themes have tended to recur. First and foremost among these themes has been the close relationship between the ... More


Epilogue

Gerard N. Burrow

in A History of Yale's School of Medicine: Passing Torches to Others

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092073
eISBN:
9780300132885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092073.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book concludes with an understanding of the Yale University School of Medicine's fortunes at the time of its tercentenary, which will allow the story to be put in context. It is generally ... More


States of Eugenics: Institutions and Practices of Compulsory Sterilization in California

Alex Wellerstein

in Reframing Rights: Bioconstitutionalism in the Genetic Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015950
eISBN:
9780262298667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015950.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter addresses California’s notorious sterilization program from the first half of the twentieth century. Looking at sterilization practices in three California medical institutions, it ... More


No Peculiar Strictness Is Observed: Slavery and Innovation

Wendy Gonaver

in The Peculiar Institution and the Making of Modern Psychiatry, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648446
eISBN:
9781469648460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648446.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the life and writings of Superintendent John M Galt, and argues that the experience of heading an asylum in the United States South and the example of slaves hiring out prompted ... More


So Different: The Asylum and the Civil War

Wendy Gonaver

in The Peculiar Institution and the Making of Modern Psychiatry, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648446
eISBN:
9781469648460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648446.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at the transformation of asylum care that was initiated by the Civil War. At the Eastern Lunatic Asylum, the biggest change came after the suicide of Superintendent John M. Galt ... More


Dr. Anna B. Ott, Local Doctress

Kim E. Nielsen

in Money, Marriage, and Madness: The Life of Anna Ott

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043147
eISBN:
9780252052026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043147.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1856, by establishing herself as physician, marrying George Ott and then moving to Madison, Wisconsin, the newly renamed Mrs. Dr. Anna B. Ott transformed herself. Instead of a local doctor’s wife, ... More


Mental Illness, Psychiatric Institutions, and the Singularity of Lives

Veena Das

in Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261802
eISBN:
9780823268917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261802.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how illness is dispersed over people, relationships, and technologies by focusing on the case of a Delhi boy named Swapan, who is suffering from madness. It describes what ... More


A Case Study

Bruce I. Blum

in Beyond Programming: To A New Era of Design

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195091601
eISBN:
9780197560662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195091601.003.0019
Subject:
Computer Science, Software Engineering

The purpose of this chapter is to evaluate TEDIUM. Evaluation is similar to correctness in that both are always with respect to some external criteria. what criteria should be used for evaluating ... More


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