White Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and by Giles Milton

By Giles Milton

In the summer season of 1716, a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow and fifty-one of his comrades have been captured at sea via Barbary corsairs. Their captors--Ali Hakem and his community of Islamic slave traders--had declared struggle more commonly of Christendom. Pellow and his shipmates have been got by means of the tyrannical sultan of Morocco. Drawn from the unpublished letters and manuscripts of Pellow and survivors like him, White Gold is an interesting glimpse at a time lengthy forgotten through history.

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The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine by Eric J. Cassell

By Eric J. Cassell

The character of agony underscores the swap that's occurring in drugs from a easy hindrance with sickness to a better specialize in the in poor health individual. Cassell facilities his dialogue at the challenge of affliction simply because, he says, its attractiveness and reduction are a try of the adequacy of any approach of drugs. He describes what discomfort is and its courting to the in poor health individual: our bodies don't endure, humans do. An particular obstacle with clinical wisdom of the physique and disorder, consequently, impedes an realizing of ache and diminishes the care of the soreness sufferer. The transforming into feedback that medication isn't really sufficiently humanistic doesn't pass deep sufficient to supply a foundation for a brand new realizing of drugs. New innovations in medication should have their foundation in its historical past and within the improvement of principles approximately sickness and therapy. Cassell makes use of many tales approximately sufferers to illustrate that, regardless of the present dominance of technological know-how and expertise, there should be no analysis, look for the reason for the patient's sickness, prognostication, or remedy with out attention of the person ailing individual. contemporary tendencies in drugs and society, Cassell believes, convey that it's time for the in poor health individual to be now not in simple terms a major problem for physicians however the imperative concentration of medication. He addresses the interesting difficulties curious about any such shift. during this new drugs, medical professionals must comprehend the individual in addition to they comprehend the illness. What are people, even though, and the way are medical professionals to realize them? the types of data concerned are various, together with values and aesthetics in addition to technological know-how. within the strategy of figuring out the adventure of sufferer and health practitioner circulation to middle level. He believes that the exploration of the individual will have interaction medication within the twenty first century simply as knowing the physique has occupied the final hundred years.

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Advances in Human Clinical Nutrition by Joseph J. Vitale ScD, MD (auth.), Joseph J. Vitale ScD, MD,

By Joseph J. Vitale ScD, MD (auth.), Joseph J. Vitale ScD, MD, Selwyn A. Broitman PhD (eds.)

Boston collage college of medication has validated a chain of clinical education schemes in food held each one summer season in view that 1975. those take care of controversies in human scientific meals. the topics have coated numerous issues, together with these facing the relation­ ships among nutrition and middle disorder, nutrition and melanoma, breast· as opposed to bottle-feeding, and nutritional fiber and affliction. different noncontroversial themes have been additionally coated at those meetings; they have been mentioned just to deliver to the eye of the physician new happenings in dietary learn. those themes handled the relationships of nutrients to immune functionality, to neurotransmitters, to an infection, to weight problems, and to chemotherapy. this article is a compilation of chosen manuscripts of curiosity to the medical professional within the zone of human scientific meals. no matter what luck this article enjoys is in no small method because of the advert­ ministrative and editorial efforts of our administrative assistant, Mrs Geraldine Rankin - our honest thanks.

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Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa by Robert Moffat

By Robert Moffat

Robert Moffat, Scottish missionary and linguist, arrived in South Africa in 1817 less than the aegis of the London Missionary Society. He pioneered missionary job one of the Tswana humans and have become deeply influential in South Africa, assisting to open up the 'missionary street' north of the Cape and later criticising the Afrikaners and changing into an suggest of British imperial rule within the area. He used to be additionally the 1st transcriber of the Setswana language. Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa (1842) is an autobiographical account of Moffat's time as a missionary and includes, as he states within the preface, a 'faithful checklist of occasions that have happened in the variety of his adventure and commentary' that 'supplies a lot that could serve to demonstrate the abnormal attributes of African society.' Missionary Labours was once highly well liked by the Victorian readership and have become a vintage narrative of missionary task in Africa.

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Fluorine in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal ChemistryFrom by Veronique Gouverneur, Veronique Gouverneur, Klaus Muller

By Veronique Gouverneur, Veronique Gouverneur, Klaus Muller

Fluorine chemistry is an increasing region of analysis that's attracting foreign curiosity, a result of impression of fluorine in drug discovery and in medical and molecular imaging (e.g. puppy, MRI). Many researchers and lecturers are coming into this region of study, whereas scientists in business and scientific environments also are in some way uncovered to fluorine chemistry by utilizing fluorinated compounds for imaging.

This publication offers an summary of the impression that fluorine has made within the lifestyles sciences. within the first part, the emphasis is on how fluorine substitution of amino acids, peptides, nucleobases and carbohydrates grants precious info at a molecular point. the next chapters offer solutions to the main questions posed at the value of fluorine in drug discovery and medical functions. For examples, the reader will detect how fluorine has discovered its position as a key point enhancing drug efficacy, with regards to a number of the best-selling medicinal drugs out there. eventually, an intensive assessment at the layout, synthesis and use of 18F-radiotracers for positron emission tomography is supplied, and this is often complemented with a dialogue on how 19F NMR has complex molecular and scientific imaging.

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The Facial Nerve: An Update on Clinical and Basic by G. Székely, C. Matesz (auth.), E. R. Stennert, G. W.

By G. Székely, C. Matesz (auth.), E. R. Stennert, G. W. Kreutzberg, O. Michel, M. Jungehülsing (eds.)

The goal of the VIIth overseas Symposium at the Facial Nerve used to be to create a platform for an intensive trade of information and medical infor­ mation among clinicians and simple examine staff. This goal may well in simple terms be learned at the foundation of a typical curiosity within the facial nerve, which unites the interdisciplinary medical efforts of otologists, neurosurgeons, facial plastic surgeons, neurologists, neurophysiologists, and neuroanatomists. accordingly, a gathering of this sort continues to be in its objective to interchange rules over clinical disciplines which don't come exact jointly basic stipulations. The symposium has been held each 4 years on the grounds that 1966. The VIIth sym­ posium used to be preceded through symposia in Stockholm (1966), Osaka (1970), ZUrich (1976), l. a. (1980), Bordeaux (1984) and Rio de Janeiro (1988), and marked a massive milestone within the consistently constructing wisdom concerning the facial nerve, its body structure, issues, diagnostics and therapy. not like the former conferences this symposium prolonged in vitations to either clinicians and easy study employees. greater than 350 scientists from 25 diverse countries met in Cologne, Germany, in June 1992 and their high-level shows contributed to the overpowering good fortune of this overseas assembly. The symposium happened within the neighborhood of the outdated cllthedral of Cologne, itself a shiny image of endless efforts to create whatever excellent and lasting.

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Organic electronics. : II more materials and applications by Hagen Klauk

By Hagen Klauk

"Like its predecessor this booklet is dedicated to the fabrics, production and purposes facets of natural thin-film transistors. once more authored through the main popular specialists from this attention-grabbing and fast-moving zone of analysis, it bargains a joint point of view either vast and in-depth at the most recent advancements within the parts of fabrics chemistry, shipping physics, fabrics characterization, manufacturing Read more...

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Succeeding in the MRCGP CSA : common scenarios and revision by Milan Mehta, Chirag Mehta, Khizzer Majid, Lisa Broom

By Milan Mehta, Chirag Mehta, Khizzer Majid, Lisa Broom

Do you need to go the CSA examination first time and with a excessive ranking? Are you searching for a accomplished CSA revision booklet? Succeeding within the MRCGP scientific talents overview (CSA) is a necessary a part of progressing via common perform forte education. This finished revision consultant is the main updated on hand and includes a style circumstances of overlaying the total breadth of the RCGP curriculum. Written via medical professionals who've effectively handed the MRCGP CSA examination, this publication is filled with suggestion and assistance, together with counsel on subject matters that applicants continually fight with. This accomplished MRCGP CSA revision advisor describes the writers' thoughts in their contemporary CSA checks including common recommendation on how one can most sensible organize for it in these previous few weeks (and hours!) prior to the examination. It incorporates a number of circumstances spanning around the complete RCGP curriculum. It bargains distinctive counsel for every case on the way to get the main out of every session via maximising your session abilities. It provides either directions for role-players and applicants for every case. It equips applicants with a dependent, generalised strategy that may be utilized to any CSA situation which may come up. It offers complete mock CSA circuits (26 situations) which are accomplished below timed stipulations. This enticing and simple to take advantage of consultant offers you every little thing you must be aware of to completely organize for all features of the CSA examination, and is a necessary e-book for somebody severe in excelling during this examination

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