Doctors, Nurses, And Medical Practitioners: A Bio-bibliographical Sourcebook

Hardcover | August 1, 1997

EditorLois N. Magner

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Biographical essays on 56 remarkable individuals in the medical field are included in this book. Many of these figures are not well known outside of their own country, calling, or specialized field; some are famous, some infamous, but most were dedicated to "a more egalitarian system of health care delivery." They are significant because of their ideas, diagnostic or therapeutic methods, writings, the institutions that they founded, and the impetus they imparted to their students. By integrating biographies of doctors, nurses, and practitioners of different time periods and different cultures, this book addresses the kinds of questions currently of interest to scholars and students. Profiles of individuals from different cultures and time periods provide a valuable perspective on changing patterns of health and disease and differences in medical philosophy.

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Biographical essays on 56 remarkable individuals in the medical field are included in this book. Many of these figures are not well known outside of their own country, calling, or specialized field; some are famous, some infamous, but most were dedicated to "a more egalitarian system of health care delivery." They are significant becau...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.52 × 6.38 × 1.17 inPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313294526

ISBN - 13:9780313294525

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?This is a well-thought-out and -produced book...Fifty-six historically significant health workers have an average of just under six pages devoted to biographical information and lists of works by and about each person.... The aim of this volume is to explore the work of less familiar individuals from all parts of the world. Most of the persons included are not found in nonspecialist literature and are not easily found in many libraries. Among the medical practitioners covered here are Miguel Enrique Bustamente, one of Mexico's leading public health officials; Maude E. Callen, an African American nurse midwife; and Carlos Montezuma, one of the first American Indians to receive an M.D. This kind of coverage makes the book a valuable addition not only to academic libraries but also to public and high-school libraries where students regularly need such information for school assignments.??Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin