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The Hippocratic Myth: Why Doctors Are Under Pressure to Ration Care, Practice Politics, and Compromise their Promise to Heal

The Hippocratic Myth: Why Doctors Are Under Pressure to Ration Care, Practice Politics, and Compromise their Promise to Heal Lowest new price: $4.94
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Author: M. Gregg Bloche

When we’re ill, we trust in doctors to put our well-being first. But medicine’s expanding capability and soaring costs are putting this promise at risk. Increasingly, society is calling upon physicians to limit care and to use their skills on behalf of health plan bureaucrats, public officials, national security, and courts of law. And doctors are answering this call. They’re endangering patients, veiling moral choices behind the language of science and, at times, compromising our liberties. In The Hippocratic Myth, Dr. M. Gregg Bloche marshals his expertise in medicine and the law to expose how:

*Doctors are pushed into acting both as caregivers and cost-cutters, compromising their fidelity to patients

*Politics keeps doctors from giving war veterans the help they need

*Insurers and hospital administrators pressure doctors to discontinue life-saving treatment, even when patients and family members object

*Medicine has become a weapon in America’s battles over abortion, child custody, criminal responsibility, and the rights of gays and lesbians

*The war on terror has exploited clinical psychology to inflict harm

Challenging, provocative, and insightful, The Hippocratic Myth breaks the code of silence and issues a powerful warning about the need for doctors to forge a new compact with patients and society.


Running Group Visits in Your Practice

Running Group Visits in Your Practice Lowest new price: $59.89
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Author: Edward B. Noffsinger
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The comprehensive text is designed to be the definitive work on group visits. This book provides the reader with an authoritative reference for today's major group visit models (SMA's, DIGMAs, and CHCC): what they are; their strengths and weaknesses; and how they can best be used together and in combination with traditional individual office visits.

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Suppressing the Diseases of Animals and Man: Theobald Smith, Microbiologist (Boston Medical Library in the Countway Library of Medicine)

Suppressing the Diseases of Animals and Man: Theobald Smith, Microbiologist (Boston Medical Library in the Countway Library of Medicine) Lowest new price: $42.75
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Author: Claude E. Dolman

Theobald Smith (1859-1934) is widely considered to be America's first significant medical scientist and the world's leading comparative pathologist. Entering the new field of infectious diseases as a young medical graduate, his research in bacteriology, immunology, and parasitology produced many important and basic discoveries. His most significant accomplishment was proving for the first time that an infectious disease could be transmitted by an arthropod agent. He also made significant discoveries on anaphylaxis, vaccine production, bacterial variation, and a host of other methods and diseases. His work on hog cholera led to the selection of the paratyphoid species causing enteric fever as the prototype of the eponymous Salmonella genus, mistakenly named for his chief at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Daniel Salmon, who first reported the discovery in 1886, although the work was undertaken by Smith alone.

In 1895, Smith began a twenty-year career as teacher and researcher at the Harvard Medical School and director of the biological laboratory at the Massachusetts State Board of Health. In 1902, when the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was founded, he was offered but declined its directorship; however, in 1914, when the Institute established a division of animal pathology, he became director of its research division. Suppressing the Diseases of Animals and Man, the first book-length biography of Smith to appear in print, is based primarily on personal papers and correspondence that have remained in the possession of his family until now.


Fundamentals of Cutaneous Surgery

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Author: Richard G. Bennett

Dermatology; Surgery


Dictionary of Symptoms: A Medical Dictionary to Help Sufferers, by Easier Self-Diagnosis, to Eliminate Groundless Fears and Know When to Consult Their Doctor

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Author: Joan Gomez


Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

Encyclopedia of Neuroscience Lowest used price: $357.98


Pediatric Retina

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Author: Reynolds James D./ Olitsky Scott E. M.D.


Visual Guide to Physical Examination: Breasts And Axillae (Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination(vhs))

Visual Guide to Physical Examination: Breasts And Axillae (Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination(vhs)) Lowest used price: $99.99


Acland's Dvd Atlas Of Human Anatomy: The Trunk Disc 3 (institutional Single Seat)

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Author: Robert D., M.D. Acland

Now available in DVD format, this product represents Robert Acland's painstaking efforts to bring human anatomy to life by teaching it in real-time using fresh tissues. The conversion from video to DVD provides features including searchable video images and a main menu, table of contents, index, and a glossary of anatomical terms. The advantages of these new features include greater accessibility and ease of navigation, improved speed and efficiency, and high-resolution images. Disc 1 will focus on the upper extremity, Disc 2 on the lower extremity, Disc 3 on the trunk, Discs 4 and 5 on the head and neck, and Disc 6 on internal organs.


Aquatic Responses to Watershed Clearcutting: Implications for Forestry and Fisheries Management (Integrative Studies in Water Management and Land Development)

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