This book could just as accurately have been titled "One person can make a difference" or "Burn him at the stake and use damp straw." Often reviled by their contemporaries but revered by subsequent generations, these medical mavericks blazed the trail of scientific progress. These tales of discovery, personal hardship, court intrigues and hardball professional rivalry make for fascinating reading. This is the perfect book for medical professionals, history buffs, and anyone who just wants to be entertained with incredible anecdotes about pioneers in the fields of medicine. This book will raise the eyebrows of most, make others chuckle and bring a sense of relief to contemporary mavericks, who can take comfort in the thought that at least they aren't being burned at the stake. Volume two will continue what volume one started. It will raise the eyebrows of most, make others chuckle, and bring a sense of relief to contemporary mavericks, who can take comfort in the thought that even the concept that physicians need to wash their hands was ridiculed. Having clinical medicine for more than 30 years, served as consultant to the Executive Vice-President of the American Medical Association for two years, Dr. Riordan brings a unique perspective to the world of medicine. A graduate of University of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Medical School, Dr. Riordan believes that the nationwide lack of history of medicine courses like the ones he enjoyed at Wisconsin leaves a significant void in medical education.
After finishing high school, he enrolled at the Faculty of Medicine in Parma. But
his passion was cinema: Vertov, Dreyer, Eisenstein.... He left university and
moved to Paris. There, from 1954 to 1958, he attended the prestigious “Institut
Author: Roberto Curti
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The history of Italian cinema includes, in addition to the renowned auteurs, a number of peculiar and lesser-known filmmakers. While their artistry was often plagued with production setbacks, their works--influenced by poetry, playwriting, advertising, literature, comics and a nonconformist, sometimes antagonistic attitude--were original and thought provoking. Drawing from official papers and original scripts, this book includes much previously unpublished information on the works and lives of post-World War II filmmakers Pier Carpi, Alberto Cavallone, Riccardo Ghione, Giulio Questi, Brunello Rondi, Paolo Spinola, Augusto Tretti and Nello Vegezzi.
Alexander Hamilton was another maverick who knew more than the
establishment, because he argued against ... Such heroic mavericks pepper the
history of medicine and they also act as powerful role models for modern mavericks, ...
Author: Edzard Ernst
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
The truth about the potions, lotions, pills and needles, pummelling and energizing that lie beyond the realms of conventional medicine. Whether you are an ardent believer in alternative medicine, a skeptic, or are simply baffled by the range of services and opinions, this guide lays to rest doubts and contradictions with authority, integrity, and clarity. In this groundbreaking analysis, over thirty of the most popular treatments—acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic, and herbal medicines—are examined for their benefits and potential dangers. Questions answered include: What works and what doesn't? What are the secrets, and what are the lies? Who can you trust, and who is ripping you off? Can science decide what is best, or do the old wives' tales really tap into ancient, superior wisdom?In their scrutiny of alternative and complementary cures, authors Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst also strive to reassert the primacy of the scientific method as a means for determining public health practice and policy.
... F. W. Cope, "A medical application of the Ling association- induction
hypothesis: The high potassium, low sodium diet of ... Innovator in Nontoxic
Cancer Chemotherapy 1896- 1997 The Journal of Alternative and
Medical Technology and Society. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990. Brooksby,
Robert C. Healing from Within: Be Still and Know. San Jose, CA: Writers Club
Press, 1999. Brown, David Jay. Mavericks of Medicine: Conversations on the ...
Author: John S. Haller, Jr.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Can Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) find common ground? A distinguished historian of medicine, John S. Haller Jr., explores the epistemological foundations of EBM and the challenges these conceptual tools present for both conventional and alternative therapies. As he explores a possible reconciliation between their conflicting approaches, Haller maintains a healthy, scientific skepticism yet finds promise in select complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies. Haller elucidates recent research on the placebo effect and shows how a new engagement between EBM and CAM might lead to a more productive medical practice that includes both the objectivity of evidence-based medicine and the subjective truth of the physician-patient relationship. Haller's book tours key topics in the standoff between EBM and CAM: how and why the double blinded, randomized clinical trial (RCT) came to be considered the gold standard in modern medicine; the challenge of postmodern medicine as it counters the positivism of evidence-based medicine; and the politics of modern CAM and the rise of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He conducts an in-depth case study of homeopathy, explaining why it has emerged as a poster-child for CAM, and assesses CAM's popularity despite its poor performance in clinical trials. Haller concludes with hope, showing how new experimental protocols might tease out the evidentiary basis for the placebo effect and establish a foundation for some reconciliation between EBM and CAM.
In medicine, mavericks practice not only the science of medicine, but also the “art
of medicine.” The history of science often includes an underlying pattern of faulty
reasoning. Throughout modern history, mavericks are the ones who pioneered ...
Author: James Forsythe
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Category: Health & Fitness
Cancer rates continue to skyrocket, and the overall survival rate for Stage IV cancer patients in the United States is a grim 2.1 percent. Clearly, the extensive use of expensive, sometimes ineffective toxins in conventional oncology protocols is a failing strategy. Even the few survivors of these harsh slash-and-burn treatments can have dismal quality of life, suffering with ailments such as nerve damage, heart muscle disease, and liver and kidney failure. And unfortunately, many conventional doctors discourage patients from exploring alternative treatment options. A featured doctor in Suzanne Somers’ bestselling cancer book Knockout, forty-year oncology veteran James W. Forsythe, M.D., H.M.D, offers a more cost-effective, personalized, and compassionate alternative to traditional cancer treatment in Take Control of Your Cancer: Integrating the Best of Alternative and Conventional Treatments. Dr. Forsythe’s integrative approach has yielded an astonishing 46 percent positive response rate in a 500-patient study. In Take Control of Your Cancer, you will find information on all stages of cancer, including: • Warning signs of cancer • How to pinpoint the causes of cancer and to avoid recurrence • Preventative measures such as healthy diet and regular exercise • Overview of how to choose what drugs and supplements to use • How to take charge of your cancer treatment and maintain a positive attitude • Successful case studies of 40 of Dr. Forsythe’s Stage IV cancer patients While Dr. Forsythe offers his patients conventional and alternative therapies on their own as well as an integrative option, Take Control of Your Cancer encourages cancer patients and their families to explore their treatment options and look for doctors who personalize treatment for optimal outcomes.
David is a former member of the psychology faculty of Princeton University and
for almost ten years he was the Director of Research for the Program on
Psychosocial Adaption and the Future at the UCLA School of Medicine . He is
also a ...
Author: David Jay Brown
Conversations with Terence McKenna, Riane Eisler & David Loye, Robert Trivers, Nick Hebert, Ralph Abraham, Robert Anton Wilson, Timothy Leary, Rupert Sheldrake, Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Colin Wilson, Oscar Janiger, John C. Lilly, Nina Graboi, Laura Huxley, Allen Ginsberg, Stephen LaBerge.
Author: James Forrester, M.D.Publish On: 2015-09-29
In The Heart Healers, world renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. James Forrester tells the story of the mavericks and rebels who defied the accumulated medical wisdom of the day to begin conquering heart disease.
Author: James Forrester, M.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
At one time, heart disease was a death sentence. In The Heart Healers, world renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. James Forrester tells the story of the mavericks and rebels who defied the accumulated medical wisdom of the day to begin conquering heart disease. By the middle of the 20th century, heart disease was killing millions and, as with the Black Death centuries before, physicians stood helpless. Visionaries, though, had begun to make strides earlier. On Sept. 7, 1895, Ludwig Rehn successfully sutured the heart of a living man with a knife wound to the chest for the first time. Once it was deemed possible to perform surgery on the heart, others followed. In 1929, Dr. Werner Forssman inserted a cardiac catheter in his own arm and forced the x-ray technician on duty to take a photo as he successfully threaded it down the vein into his own heart...and lived. On June 6, 1944 - D-Day - another momentous event occurred far from the Normandy beaches: Dr. Dwight Harken sutured the shrapnel-injured heart of a young soldier, saved his life and the term "cardiac surgeon" born. Dr. Forrester tells the story of these rebels and the risks they took with their own lives and the lives of others to heal the most elemental of human organs - the heart. The result is a compelling chronicle of a disease and its cure, a disease that is still with us, but one that is slowly being worn away by "The Heart Healers".
Medical Mavericks these evil vapors . ... Evenas a maverick par excellence and
as a histo - tually he had to conclude that the theory rian of “ Medical Mavericks .
and treatment were wrong ; instead of inIf these great physicians and power ...
... as it will generally do under the administration of any irritant to the intestinal
mucous membrance , but would resume its status quo on withdrawal of the medicine . ... Out here in Texas , all the unbranded calves are called “ Mavericks .
The comic film doctor is not simply working against our general ideas about what
it is to practice medicine but often ... by focusing on medical institutions , to
examine the motives of policy makers or , by highlighting the role of ' mavericks ' ,
Author: Graeme Harper
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Category: Performing Arts
Signs of Life: Medicine and Cinema is the first single volume to consider the cinematic representation of medicine, medical science and the medical profession, and explores the political implications of the representations of doctors, nurses, patients, diseases and disabilities. The essays in this collection, from a wide range of film scholars and medical practitioners, also consider how formal qualities of cinema such as empirical observation, mise-en-sc'ne, propaganda and education, melodrama, documentary and narrative construction impact on our understanding of medical procedures and the public image of medicine.
Author: Stephanie Wellen LevinePublish On: 2003-11-26
... almost with longing, and continued on her way. Later, I walked by that window
myself and chuckled at the sight of an attractive blue bikini. 7 Gittel Kassin Medicine and Marriage AT ITS BUSIEST,THE KASSINS' 138 CHAYA
Author: Stephanie Wellen Levine
Publisher: NYU Press
Collects portraits of Hasidic young women and how they manage conflicts between their regimented society and mainstream American life.
Pak T. J. , Martin G. M. , Magness J. L. , Kavanaugh G. J .: Minnesota Medicine 53
: 507 , 1970 . ... Just the same , remembering back over this life among the
doctors , remembering how the mavericks of this chronicle have more and more
of the ...
I go to analternative-medicine doctor in Chapala. I don't believe in pills
andprescriptions. For years I've had Medicare and a supplemental insurance
policyin the States. I tried to sign up for IMSS, the Mexican national insurance,
butwas refused ...
Author: Karen Blue
Category: Social Science
Midlife Mavericks chronicles a new trend--unmarried American and Canadian women building better lives for themselves in Mexico's beautiful colonial villages. Cozy up on a comfortable couch and share a margarita with successful women who have found an alternative to high-stress careers. Sip a glass of wine with empty-nesters seeking adventure and drink a glass of ice tea with retirees living in comfort on just their Social Security or disability income. You'll laugh and cry with these gutsy gringas as they journey from unfulfilled yearnings towards answers each woman must ultimately discover for herself. "Like the seafaring sirens, Midlife Mavericks, will lure reticent readers from their lukewarm existences into lives of discovery and purpose." Marilyn Davis, author of Mexican Voices, American Dreams
This problem I cite in brief as one of those dark corners in medical history ,
intended in the title of this paper . I have also been intrigued , for reasons which I
am sure can be easily fathomed , by the so - called medical mavericks . That is
not my ...
... of the history of medicine , authority on typography , insatiable traveler , and
amused observer of his fellowman , wrote in the July 4 , 1976 , special issue of
The Mayo Alumnus : Mavericks are not evil gnomes . They simply arrive at
Author: Jack D. Key
Publisher: Huntington, N.Y. : R. E. Krieger Publishing Company
And one of the things that we did around the time of Medicine show that I regret is
that I never , back then , would even suck for a second to the machine . Then
when we started getting attention for The Days of Wine and Roses , rather than
Author: Gene Gregorits
Publisher: Fab Press
Features the most eclectic assortment of artists ever gathered between two covers. From angry stand-up comedians and cutting-edge exploitation filmmakers to hardcore crime novelists and controversial cartoonists, this book casts a bright light on underground culture. Featuring 50 artists whose work is significant in its purity and uncompromising attitude, this is a vital study of contemporary Western culture. The bonus CD included makes this package irresistible and features tracks from many well-known, influential bands.