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Distress in Dying: First published as a letter in British Medical Journal, vol. 2 (July – December 1963), p. 746.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

1963 saw the appearance of Cicely Saunders' first publication in the British Medical Journal — further evidence of the green shoots of recognition within the medical establishment. In the journal, it ... More


More informative abstracts

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630889
eISBN:
9780191723568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0025
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a 1993 commentary on medical abstracts. Clinicians must read about 200 articles and seventy editorials each month to keep abreast of current literature in internal medicine. It ... More


The glut of information

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630889
eISBN:
9780191723568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a 1989 commentary on the growing number of medical articles being published each year. It considers the question of how readers can cope with this unprecedented glut of data. It ... More


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

Gretchen Long

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

For enslaved and newly freed African Americans, attaining freedom and citizenship without health for themselves and their families would have been an empty victory. Even before emancipation, African ... More


Epilogue

Carin Berkowitz

in Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226280394
eISBN:
9780226280424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280424.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Over the course of Bell’s career in London, and of his priority dispute, pedagogy lost pride of place. Teaching was no longer the mode in which the production and dissemination of medical science ... More


Patrolling Professional Borders

Colleen Derkatch

in Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Two examines how medical commentators on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) situate their texts in medical journals, on subjects not typically under the purview of such journals, in ... More


State power, governmentality, and the (mis)remembrance of Chinese medicine

David Luesink

in Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096006
eISBN:
9781781708460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096006.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In China, between 1916 and 1930, two projects mixed power, language and epistemology: the attempt to unify the terminology for medicine; and the attempt to regulate and abolish Chinese medicine. The ... More


Medicine

Elizabeth Lake

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0048
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the development of medical publishing in nineteenth-century Ireland. Medical journalism made a fledgling start at the beginning of the century and became fully established by ... More


The Journals Revolt

in Science for Sale: The Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306254
eISBN:
9780226306261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306261.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter discusses the actions taken by medical journals to address the issue of fraudulent research papers by individual scientists. Many journals have strengthened their peer-review and ... 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


Reading Between the Lines, or How to Read a Journal Article

Curtis L. Meinert

in An Insider’s Guide to Clinical Trials

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199742967
eISBN:
9780199897278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742967.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Results papers are akin to reference books in that they are not meant to be read like novels, from cover to cover. Indeed, it is likely that the only persons reading them from beginning to end are ... More


Medicine

Shannon Brownlee

in A Field Guide for Science Writers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195174991
eISBN:
9780197562239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195174991.003.0030
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Medical writers have gone through a period of soul searching, a reappraisal of our role as journalists and members of the fourth estate. Are we supposed to simply cover the medical news: the new ... More


Style's Body: The Case of Dr. Johnson

Helen Deutsch

in Loving Dr. Johnson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226143828
eISBN:
9780226143859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143859.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines style in relation to the autopsied body of Samuel Johnson. It shows that the body upon which the Johnsonian monument is based was in fact in perpetual motion marred by a series ... More


Political and Hot Topics in the NHS

Sara Watkin and Andrew Vincent

in The Consultant Interview

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199594801
eISBN:
9780191918025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199594801.003.0013
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

In so many cases, it is a lack of understanding of the political agenda that gives most trainees (and existing consultants) their greatest cause for concern when applying for a consultant post. As ... More


Echoes from the Reception of Periodic Classification in Portugal

Isabel Malaquias

in Early Responses to the Periodic System

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190200077
eISBN:
9780197559468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200077.003.0022
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

This essay attempts to evidence the remaining echoes of the reception of Mendeleev’s periodic classification in Portugal during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The research involved the ... More


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