A Short History of Medicine
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

A Short History of Medicine

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-04-29
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Erwin H. Ackerknecht’s A Short History of Medicine is a concise narrative, long appreciated by students in the history of medicine, medical students, historians, and medical professionals as well as all those seeking to understand the history of medicine. Covering the broad sweep of discoveries from parasitic worms to bacilli and x-rays, and highlighting physicians and scientists from Hippocrates and Galen to Pasteur, Koch, and Roentgen, Ackerknecht narrates Western and Eastern civilization’s work at identifying and curing disease. He follows these discoveries from the library to the bedside, hospital, and laboratory, illuminating how basic biological sciences interacted with clinical pr...

Health and Humanity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 544

Health and Humanity

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-06-26
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Between 1935 and 1985, the nascent public health profession developed scientific evidence and practical know-how to prevent death on an unprecedented scale. Thanks to public health workers, life expectancy rose rapidly as generations grew up free from the scourges of smallpox, typhoid, and syphilis. In Health and Humanity, Karen Kruse Thomas offers a thorough account of the growth of academic public health in the United States through the prism of the oldest and largest independent school of public health in the world. Thomas follows the transformation of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health (JHSPH), now known as the Bloomberg School of Public Health, from a small, private i...

Performance Funding for Higher Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 276

Performance Funding for Higher Education

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-10-16
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Seeking greater accountability in higher education, many states have adopted performance funding, tying state financial support of colleges and universities directly to institutional performance based on specific outcomes such as student retention, progression, and graduation. Now in place in over thirty states, performance funding for higher education has been endorsed by the US Department of Education and major funders like the Gates and Lumina foundations. Focusing on three states that are regarded as leaders in the movement—Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee— Performance Funding for Higher Education presents the findings of a three-year research study on its implementation and impacts. Wri...

The 36-Hour Day
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

The 36-Hour Day

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-10-07
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Originally published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day was the first book of its kind. Thirty years later, with dozens of other books on the market, it remains the definitive guide for people caring for someone with dementia. Now in a new and updated edition, this best-selling book features thoroughly revised chapters on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option.

Operation Ebola
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 120

Operation Ebola

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-02-01
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Sheku, Sherry M. Wren

Wired Wilderness
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

Wired Wilderness

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-12-29
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Scholars of and researchers involved in wildlife management will find this history both fascinating and revealing.

Filmmaking by the Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 313

Filmmaking by the Book

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1993
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Explores the impulse to transform literary narrative into cinematic discourse through the work of several postwar Italian film-makers - Visconti, De Sica, Pasolini, Fellini and the Taviani brothers.

Conceiving Risk, Bearing Responsibility
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 277

Conceiving Risk, Bearing Responsibility

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  • Published: 2003
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

In American society, the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is considered dangerous, irresponsible, and in some cases illegal. Pregnant women who have even a single drink routinely face openly voiced reproach. Yet fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in infants and children is notoriously difficult to diagnose, and the relationship between alcohol and adverse birth outcomes is riddled with puzzles and paradoxes. Sociologist Elizabeth M. Armstrong uses fetal alcohol syndrome and the problem of drinking during pregnancy to examine the assumed relationship between somatic and social disorder, the ways in which social problems are individualized, and the intertwining of health and morality that cha...

The Carbon Code
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 232

The Carbon Code

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-05-21
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

The Carbon Code provides a framework to do this, and helps you to become a hero in the fight against climate change.

How NATO Adapts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

How NATO Adapts

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-01-27
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Today’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with nearly thirty members and a global reach, differs strikingly from the alliance of twelve created in 1949 to "keep the Americans in, the Russians out, and the Germans down." These differences are not simply the result of the Cold War’s end, 9/11, or recent twenty-first-century developments but represent a more general pattern of adaptability first seen in the incorporation of Germany as a full member of the alliance in the early 1950s. Unlike other enduring post–World War II institutions that continue to reflect the international politics of their founding era, NATO stands out for the boldness and frequency of its transformations over the...