Integrated Neuroscience and Neurology: A Clinical Case History Problem Solving Approach

Integrated Neuroscience and Neurology: A Clinical Case History Problem Solving Approach

Integrated Neuroscience argues that in order to make an intelligent diagnosis and provide a rational treatment nervous system disorders, it is necessary to answer the basic questions of clinical neurology. Where is the disease process located, and what is the nature of the disease process? For students to answer these questions, the authors first review […]

Mao Tse-Tung (1893-1976)--His Habits and His Health (History of Medicine) (Biography)

Mao Tse-Tung (1893-1976)–His Habits and His Health (History of Medicine) (Biography)

Mao Tse-tung (Mao Zedong) was born of Chinese peasant stock in the twilight years of China’s imperial reign, which had lasted for more than 2 000 years. He lived to become paramount ruler over a quarter of the global population, and to establish the world’s largest Communist regime. His successes as revolutionary leader were, however, […]

The Library of the Royal Society of Physicians in Budapest Becomes Today's Semmelweis Medical History Library (Report)

The Library of the Royal Society of Physicians in Budapest Becomes Today’s Semmelweis Medical History Library (Report)

PREFACE How the Library of the Royal Society of Physicians in Budapest became today’s Semmelweis Medical History Library is a tale of the shift in focus characteristic of the way medical libraries, containing books and journals of contemporary interest and importance to practicing physicians and medical researchers, become medical history libraries over time. This particular […]

The Nervous System in Antiquity (History of Medicine) (Report)

The Nervous System in Antiquity (History of Medicine) (Report)

This overview of the nervous system in antiquity shows that whereas neuro-anatomy had its heyday in the 4th and 3rd centuries BC (the Alexandrian School) and was later consolidated by Galen in the 2nd century AD, neurophysiology remained largely mired in erroneous concepts. While the descriptions of neurological disease often produced quite apt clinical pictures, […]

The History of Institutional Ethics at Baylor University Medical Center.

The History of Institutional Ethics at Baylor University Medical Center.

The discipline of clinical medical ethics guides both the moral stance of the total institution as well as the specific ethical decisions of physicians, nurses, and other health care providers. None would quarrel with the fact that a health care institution as a caring entity must have an ethical stance. This is made necessary by […]