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Threatened by sharp cuts in state government support and stagnant federal research funding, US public research universities are becoming fragile ecosystems. By charting flows of research dollars through a leading...

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Limited time offer: Download Epub for free! This reader reprints critical essays published over the course of a 100-year history that grapple with the challenges of defining and justifying the...

Hippocrates Revisited: A Collection of Personal Student Oaths
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Each fall, first year medical students recite the traditional Hippocratic Oath, a promise of their commitment to the field of medicine. This ritual serves to highlight their acceptance of the...

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Do your doctors share what they have learned from you? Likely not! With little precedent for physicians to open up about the impact their patients have on their personal development,...

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What is it to talk about gene transfer, gene therapy, and gene doping? Is choosing deafness with preimplantation genetic diagnosis an ethical way to carry on a cultural bloodline? What...

Tell Me Again: Poetry and Prose from The Healing Art of Writing, 2012
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For more than a decade The Healing Art of Writing conference has sought to strengthen compassionate understanding between healthcare providers and those who seek a state of well-being beyond the...

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Many of the bioethical and medical issues challenging society today have been anticipated and addressed in literature ranging from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Albert Camus’s The Plague, to Margaret Edson's Wit....

The Firefly Project: Conversations about what it means to be alive
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The Firefly Project: Conversations about what it means to be alive presents true dialogues about living and dying, hopes and dreams, grief and loss. These stories show human beings connecting...

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What to Read on Love, not Sex examines Sigmund Freud’s career-long reliance on tragedy, myth, scripture, and art to articulate a psychology of love. The author, a neurologist and psychiatrist...

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Collection of keynote addresses and abstracts of papers presented at the international conference in San Francisco, CA, in 2010. Accompanying PowerPoint images for Robert Proctor's keynote.

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Delves into the tangled strands of social forces that have linked theory and practice in social medicine and examines their impact on changing the principles and directions of public health.

The Remarkables: Endocrine Abnormalities in Art
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Looks at the intersections between medicine and art throughout history, examining paintings that demonstrate the artist's skill of observation manifest in accurate representations of endocrine disease

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In less than a decade, scientists located within 200 yards of one another identified the first cancer genes, discovered that a protein by itself can transmit an infectious disease, learned...

Clowns and Jokers Can Heal Us: Comedy and Medicine
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Presents and analyzes humor on medical topics inside and outside the hospital. Carter argues that comedy can be a form of preventive medicine and should routinely be an adjunct to...

The Healing Art of Writing:
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This volume brings together the voices of caregivers and patients who share a passion for writing about the mysterious forces of illness and recovery. A belief shared among all contributors...

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This collection of essays challenges static and binary discourses regarding the Cuban healthcare system, bringing together papers that paint a nuanced and dynamic picture of the intricacies of Cuban health(care)...

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How is it that people in search of healing were at one time able to experience the therapeutic effects of “animal magnetism”? The evidence suggests that those who went in...

The Supreme Triumph of the Surgeon’s Art: A Narrative History of Endocrine Surgery
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Endocrine surgery – the subspecialty of general surgery involving diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands as well as the endocrine pancreas – is a rapidly growing field of...

Patient Poets: Illness from Inside Out
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Patient Poets: Illness from Inside Out invites readers to consider what caregivers and medical professionals may learn from poetry by patients. It offers reflections on poetry as a particularly apt...