Extraordinary Clinicians at Work

Author: David Schenck,Larry Churchill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199735387

Category: Medical

Page: 270

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Healing is often discussed but infrequently studied. Schenck and Churchill provide a systematic approach to the elements that make clinician-patient interactions themselves a source of healing, based on comprehensive interviews with 50 physicians and alternative practitioners. The authors present a compelling picture of how healing happens in the practices of extraordinary clinicians.

Women Healers

Portraits of Herbalists, Physicians, and Midwives

Author: Elisabeth Brooke

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892815487

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 1470


Drawing from primary sources to offer a reconstruction of the history of women’s healing practices, the author argues that the medieval image of the healer as witch was deliberately constructed by Church officials to discredit women’s powers. In its place she provides a more accurate picture of these innovative, compassionate, and capable practitioners.

Patients and Healers in the Context of Culture

An Exploration of the Borderland Between Anthropology, Medicine, and Psychiatry

Author: Arthur Kleinman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520045118

Category: Medical

Page: 427

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Kleinman, a psychiatrist, trained in anthropology, reports on his studies of health care in Taiwan. He describes his observations of clinical interviews between various medical practitioner, folk-healers, temple medicine men, and Chinese-style and Western-style physicians and their patients. He stress the importance of adopting the proper cultural perspective, making ones interpretations within that framework.

Women Healers and Physicians

Climbing a Long Hill

Author: Lilian R. Furst

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813158540

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Women have traditionally been expected to tend the sick as part of their domestic duties; yet throughout history they have faced an uphill struggle to be accepted as healers outside the household. In this provocative anthology, twelve essays by historians and literary scholars explore the work of women as healers and physicians. The essays range across centuries, nations, and cultures to focus on the ideological and practical obstacles women have faced in the world of medicine. Each examines the situation of women healers in a particular time and place through cases that are emblematic of larger issues and controversies in that period. The stories presented here are typical of different but parallel facets of women's history in medicine. The first six concern the controversial relationship between magic and medicine and the perception that women healers can harm or enchant as well as cure. Women frequently were banished to the edges of medical practice because their spiritualism or unorthodoxy was considered a threat to conventional medicine. These chapters focus mainly on the Middle Ages and the Renaissance but also provide continuity to women healers in African American culture of our own time. The second six essays trace women healers' efforts to seek professional standing, first in fifth-century Greece and Rome and later, on a global scale, in the mid-nineteenth century. In addition to actual case studies from Germany, Russia, England, and Australia, these essays consider treatments of women doctors in American fiction and in the writings of Virginia Woolf. Women Healers and Physicians complements existing histories of women in medicine by drawing on varied historical and literary sources, filling gaps in our understanding of women healers and nulling social attitudes about them. Although the contributions differ dramatically, all retain a common focus and create a unique comparative picture of women's struggles to climb the long hill to acceptance in the medical profession.

The Heart Healers

The Misfits, Mavericks, and Rebels Who Created the Greatest Medical Breakthrough of Our Lives

Author: James Forrester, M.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466862556

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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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".

Healers and Healing in Early Modern Italy

Author: David Gentilcore

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719041990

Category: History

Page: 240

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Explores the wide range of healers and forms of healing in the southern half of the Italian peninsula that was the kingdom of Naples between 1600 and 1800. By adopting the point of view of the sick people themselves, it uncovers religious and popular ideas about disease and its causation and cures. The training, preparation and practice of all healers is discussed, against a backdrop of growing attempts by the medical and ecclesiastical elites to limit their activities within bounds considered acceptable.

The Faith Healers

Author: James Randi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879755355

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 318

View: 3671


Looks at the history of faith healers, describes tricks used to convince people of their paranormal abilities, and explains how many leading television evangelists victimize their believers


A Morningstar Strain Novel

Author: Brad Munson,Z.A. Recht

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1618686496

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3216


The Morningstar Strain has been let loose—is there any way to stop it? When there is an industrial accident some of the Morningstar Strain is actually released. The doctor who discovered the strain and her assistant will have to fight their way through Sprinters and Shamblers to save themselves, the vaccine, and the base. Then they discover that it wasn't an accident at all—somebody inside the facility did it on purpose. The war with the RSA and the infected is far from over. This is the fourth book in Z.A. Recht's The Morningstar Strain series, written by Brad Munson.

Healers on Healing

Author: Richard Carlson,Benjamin Shield

Publisher: Tarcher


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 205

View: 8315


Discusses the healing process, the relationship between doctors and patients, consciousness, and spiritual aspects of healing

Healers, Harmed & Harmful

Author: Conrad Weiser

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9780800626303

Category: Religion

Page: 186

View: 1666


'At a time when clergy misconduct is broadly reported, Conrad Weiser offers a straight forward, theoretically orthodox, and practical way of both understanding and addressing the issues. Leadership laity, and clergy would be served well by reading and reflecting on Weiser's wisdom.'Fr. Canice Connors, OFM

The Healers

Author: Thomas Heric

Publisher: BookPros, LLC

ISBN: 0982314078

Category: Fiction

Page: 567

View: 7837


It's the year 2021. Medicine has become corporatized, and proprietary treatments are closely guarded secrets. The mysterious Aesculapian Healers offer complete cures of most illnesses with a money-back guarantee, but the outrageous fees have given them a reputation as medical pirates.When recent medical school graduate Wesley Anderson is approached to become a Healer, he reluctantly signs on, hoping to obtain a cure for his father's heart disease and a solution to his family's money troubles. But he soon discovers that there are dark secrets behind the brilliant cures. As Aesculapian practices become increasingly disturbing, a conflicted Wesley-torn between his conscience and the seduction of power-joins a group of dissidents. The atmosphere quickly becomes deadly as they uncover a plan involving human experimentation, and realize that the lives of millions hang in the balance.

Healers of 19th Century Nevada

A Compendium of Medical Practitioners

Author: Anton P. Sohn

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780964975927

Category: Medical

Page: 202

View: 5813


The definitive book on frontier medical practitioners in the Silver State, providing history, anecdotes, and never-before-published letters that paint a vivid picture of the state of medicine in Nevada in the 1800s. Detailed chapters focus on civilian doctors and hospitals, Native American doctors, Chinese doctors, early female physicians, midwifery, and home remedies. Distributed for Greasewood Press.

Healers & Heroes

Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times

Author: Clif Cleaveland

Publisher: ACP Press

ISBN: 1930513542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

View: 9652


When was the last time you sat down and read a book that made you want to stand up and cheer? Clif Cleaveland's Healers & Heroes: Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times is a collection of true stories about ordinary men and women who, through courage and fortitude, exemplify what it means to love life.

Magic Or Medicine?

An Investigation of Healing and Healers

Author: Robert Buckman

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616140461

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 261

View: 6723


. . . a fascinating, informative, complete, and objective picture including descriptions, history, comparisons, and case studies about traditional and complementary medicine. . . . Highly recommended for health professionals, faculty, and students at all levels. - ChoiceModern medicine is one of the most successful branches of science, with a distinguished history of conquering many of the twentieth century's deadliest diseases. Yet today people are turning in record numbers to alternative therapies that have little or no scientific basis. What accounts for this flight from reason in the face of hard evidence that medical doctors do a better job of treating disease and alleviating suffering than their alternative counterparts?In Magic or Medicine? Dr. Robert Buckman and Karl Sabbagh offer a response to this question by critically evaluating both alternative and conventional medical approaches to patient care. The authors argue that healing has always been partly the science of clinical treatment (medicine) and partly an art (magic). Medicine may make the patient get well, but often it is magic that makes the patient feel well.With all the pressures under which they work, modern medical doctors often neglect the magic in their dealings with patients. Alternative therapists, however, frequently offer nothing but magic. Buckman and Sabbagh look closely at the claims made for both medical science and alternative treatments and discover a gap between the promises and the reality of each approach.Magic or Medicine? is vital reading for anyone conerned about the effective delivery of healthcare.Robert Buckman, Ph.D., FRCP, is a cancer specialist and assistant professor at the Toronto Bayview Regional Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital, University of Toronto. He is also the current president of the Humanist Association of Canada. Among his previous books are How to Break Bad News and I Don't Know What to Say: How to Help and Support Someone Who Is Dying.Karl Sabbagh, M.A., is a television producer whose credits include The Body in Question with Dr. Jonathan Miller. He is also the author of numerous books on scientific and medical topics, including The Living Body: A Guide to How the Body Works.

The Healers

Author: Lew Shields

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1553696948

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

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Three young people, of very different backgrounds, are indoctrinated into a religious / healing mission. How will they react to the mission and to the people that they help by bringing this holy gift, and to each other during the mission, and even after they return to normal lives?

The Yoruba Traditional Healers of Nigeria

Author: Mary Adekson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135942218

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

View: 6994


This work examines the counseling approaches and techniques used by Yoruba traditional healers of Nigeria. It also describes the functions performed by Yoruba traditional healers when they work within the Yoruba cultural milieu. The information elicited from Yoruba traditional healers through videotape and interviews was analyzed by a Nigerian woman from the Yoruba ethnic group. The results of the volume support the premise that culture plays a significant role in the kind of healing methods and counseling techniques used by professionals and traditional healers, as well as in the type of professionals chosen by clients for consultation concerning their problems.

Traditional Healers of Central Australia


Author: Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjar Yankunytjatjara Women's Council,Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781921248825

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 272

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Traditional Healers of the Central Desert contains unique stories and imagery and primary source material: the ngangkari speak directly to the reader. Ngangkari are senior Aboriginal people authorised to speak publicly about Anangu (Western Desert language speaking Aboriginal people) culture and practices. It is accurate, authorised information about their work, in their own words.The practice of traditional healing is still very much a part of contemporary Aboriginal society. The ngangkari currently employed at NPY Women's Council deliver treatments to people across a tri-state region of about 350,000 sq km, in more than 25 communities in SA, WA and NT. Acknowledged, respected and accepted these ngangkari work collaboratively with hospitals and health professionals even beyond this region, working hand in hand with Western medical practitioners.


Nature's Internal Healers

Author: Natasha Trenev

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780895298478

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 250

View: 3387


Introduces probiotics, the friendly bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract, and explains their importance in achieving and maintaining good health