The Medic Book
Score: 5
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The Medic


  • Author : Leo Litwak
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2001-05-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781565128774

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The Medic Excerpt :

Leo Litwak was a university student when he joined the Army to fight in World War II, "a na've, callow eighteen-year-old son prepared to join other soldier boys being hauled off to war." In 1944 he found himself in Belgium, in the middle of the waning European war, a medic trained to save lives but often powerless to do much more than watch life slip away. It was hard fighting that took Litwak and his rifle company into the heart of Germany at the close of the war. But Litwak learned there was more to war than fighting, more to understand than maps and ammunition. In the final months of the war, he watched the men in his company tenderly serve food at a Passover seder for a dozen brutalized Jewish women newly liberated from slavery. He watched those same men torture and execute defenseless German soldiers. He fell in love at the Moulin Rouge in a scene straight out of a Toulouse-Lautrec painting. The men in his company were dreamers, thieves, friends, killers, revolutionaries, and heroes. They were the men of their time: sometimes brave, sometimes compassionate, sometimes cruel, sometimes loving, usually scared. They were held together by loyalty, only to be scattered by the war's end. The Medic is the gritty, wise, bighearted, and unflinching account of one man's quest to find sense in war and its aftermath.

The Medic Book
Score: 4
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The Medic


  • Author : Adam Palmer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-11-26
  • Genre: Pacifists
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 1492898562

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The Medic Excerpt :

During WWII, a young man from Lynchburg, Virginia was drafted into the Army and sent to the 77th Infantry Division. When he arrived at camp for basic training, he promptly made it known that he was a pacifist and would be unwilling to take a life or even so much as touch a weapon. He did however say that he would be proud to serve his country as a medic, if they would let him. No matter how much pressure the Army applied, the medic was unwilling to compromise his convictions. The other soldiers in his unit came to hate the conscientious objector, going so far as to throw their boots at him while he knelt by his bunk at night to pray. When the men of Company B assaulted "Hacksaw Ridge" on the island of Okinawa, something happened that would change their opinion of the medic forever.

The Medic Book

The Medic


  • Author : Claire Swedberg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0811739953

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The Medic Excerpt :

From the Bataan Death March to Japanese prison camp to a "hell ship" and forced labor, American medic Henry Chamberlain survived the horrors of three and a half years of imprisonment during WW II. Claire Swedberg tells his story of excruciating hardship, abiding endurance, and transcendent courage beautifully, with great style and deep pathos.

The Medical Book Book

The Medical Book


  • Author : Clifford A. Pickover
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 527
  • ISBN 10 : 1402785852

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The Medical Book Excerpt :

Chronologically documents two hundred and fifty medical milestones from 10,000 B.C. to modern times, including the history of separating conjoined twins, the discovery of viruses, and the Human Genome Project.

The Medical Book Book

The Medical Book


  • Author : Clifford A. Pickover
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-03-01
  • Genre: Medicine
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 1435148045

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The Medical Book Excerpt :

The history of medicine is as old as the history of human civilization. In The Medical Book, popular science writer Clifford A. Pickover explores 250 milestone discoveries in medicine that span more than 12,000 years. Whether writing on 'hard science' topics such as DNA structure, reverse transcriptase and AIDS, polymerase chain reaction, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or ideas from the medical fringe such as witch doctors, patent medicines, bloodletting, and near-death experiences, Pickover brings insight and acumen to the broad spectrum of medical studies and makes it understandable to all readers. This volume is abundantly illustrated in full colour with clinical and historical art.

Users  Guides to the Medical Literature Book
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Users Guides to the Medical Literature


  • Author : Gordon Guyatt
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2008-03-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 860
  • ISBN 10 : 9780071590358

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Users Guides to the Medical Literature Excerpt :

The #1 guide to the principles and clinical applications of evidence-based medicine has just gotten better! A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011! No other resource helps you to put key evidence-based medicine protocols into daily clinical practice better than Users' Guides to the Medical Literature. An instant classic in its first edition, this detailed, yet highly readable reference demystifies the statistical, analytical, and clinical principles of evidence-based medicine, giving you a hands-on, practical resource that no other text can match. Here, you'll learn how to distinguish solid medical evidence from poor medical evidence, devise the best search strategies for each clinical question, critically appraise the medical literature, and optimally tailor evidence-based medicine for each patient. The new second edition of this landmark resource is now completely revised and refreshed throughout, with expanded coverage of both basic and advanced issues in using evidence-based medicine in clinical practice. FEATURES: Completely revised and updated to reflect the enormous expansion in medical research and evidence-based resources since the first edition Innovative organization guides you from the fundamentals of using the medical literature to the more advanced strategies and skills for use in every day patient care situations Abundant and current real-world examples drawn from the medical literature are woven throughout, and include important related principles and pitfalls in using medical literature in patient care decisions Practical focus on the key issues in evidence-based practice: What are the results? Are the results valid? How to I apply to results to the care of my patients? More than 60 internationally recognized editors and contributors from the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia -- the best of the best in the discipline NEW coverage on how to: --Avoid being misled by biased presentations of research findings --Interpret the signif

To Err Is Human Book

To Err Is Human


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2000-03-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309068376

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To Err Is Human Excerpt :

Experts estimate that as many as 98,000 people die in any given year from medical errors that occur in hospitals. That's more than die from motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS--three causes that receive far more public attention. Indeed, more people die annually from medication errors than from workplace injuries. Add the financial cost to the human tragedy, and medical error easily rises to the top ranks of urgent, widespread public problems. To Err Is Human breaks the silence that has surrounded medical errors and their consequence--but not by pointing fingers at caring health care professionals who make honest mistakes. After all, to err is human. Instead, this book sets forth a national agenda--with state and local implications--for reducing medical errors and improving patient safety through the design of a safer health system. This volume reveals the often startling statistics of medical error and the disparity between the incidence of error and public perception of it, given many patients' expectations that the medical profession always performs perfectly. A careful examination is made of how the surrounding forces of legislation, regulation, and market activity influence the quality of care provided by health care organizations and then looks at their handling of medical mistakes. Using a detailed case study, the book reviews the current understanding of why these mistakes happen. A key theme is that legitimate liability concerns discourage reporting of errors--which begs the question, "How can we learn from our mistakes?" Balancing regulatory versus market-based initiatives and public versus private efforts, the Institute of Medicine presents wide-ranging recommendations for improving patient safety, in the areas of leadership, improved data collection and analysis, and development of effective systems at the level of direct patient care. To Err Is Human asserts that the problem is not bad people in health care--it is that good people are workin

Herbal Medic Book

Herbal Medic


  • Author : Sam Coffman
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2021-08-17
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635861952

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Herbal Medic Excerpt :

With a focus on herbal medicine and first-aid essentials, former Green Beret medic and clinical herbalist Sam Coffman presents this comprehensive home reference on medical emergency preparedness for times when professional medical care is unavailable.

The Food Medic for Life Book

The Food Medic for Life


  • Author : Hazel Wallace
  • Publisher : Yellow Kite
  • Release Date : 2018-04-19
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473650558

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The Food Medic for Life Excerpt :

As someone who juggles many jobs between being a doctor, a personal trainer and an author, I understand how difficult it can be to prioritise food and eating well. I wanted to create a collection of beautiful recipes that are not only nutritious and great tasting, but super quick and simple to make, using only a handful of ingredients. The Fuel Up section is designed for just that - it is where you will find my recipes for grab-and-go breakfasts, lunches on the run and dinners that take less than 30 minutes to satisfy you after a long day at work! However, I truly believe that when we do have the time to cook a meal, bake some bread and sit down with friends and family to share some food, we should totally embrace those moments. This is where the Power Down section comes in: for when you're not in a hurry, I have included my chosen recipes for lazy weekend brunches, family dinners, breads and teatime treats. This is a cookbook that will help you fall in love with cooking and improve your relationship with food, so that you approach it not only as a source of nutrients, but also happiness, satisfaction and health. Hazel x Includes more than 100 recipes PLUS: - 10 'no recipe recipes' for emergency snacks + meal prep hacks for maintaining a healthy lifestyle when you're busy - an introduction to Hazel's five store-cupboard saviours, including 10 ways to cook with each one - a key for special dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and low sugar - nutritional advice covering the basics of nutrition, how to meet your 5-a-day and special nutritional requirements for a plant-based diet - features on how to live well for optimum health, with information on sleep, meditation, mindfulness and mindful eating

Medic  Book

Medic


  • Author : Ben Sherman
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307416018

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Medic Excerpt :

A conscientious objector who served as a medic during the Vietnam War offers an unflinching, compelling account of his experiences on the battlefield, describing his work with the injured and dying in the heart of combat.

A Medic s Mind Book

A Medic s Mind


  • Author : Matthew Heneghan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-12-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 1946211761

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A Medic s Mind Excerpt :

A Memoir published first by Free Spirit.

The Medical Messiahs Book

The Medical Messiahs


  • Author : James Harvey Young
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-08
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 522
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400868698

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The Medical Messiahs Excerpt :

James Harvey Young describes the development of patent medicines in America from the enactment in 1906 of the Pure Food and Drugs Act through the mid-1960s. Many predicted that the Pure Food and Drugs Act would be the end of harmful nostrums, but Young describes in colorful detail post-Act cases involving manufacturers and promoters of such products as Cuforhedake Brane-Fude, B. & M. "tuberculosis-curing" liniment, and the dangerous reducing pill Marmola. We meet, among others, the brothers Charles Frederick and Peter Kaadt, who treated diabetic patients with a mixture of vinegar and saltpeter; Louisiana state senator Dudley J. LeBlanc, who put on fabulous medicine shows as late as the 1950s promoting Hadacol and his own political career, and Adolphus Hohensee, whose lectures on nutrition provide a classic example of the continuing appeal of food faddism. Review: "The Medical Messiahs is an example of historical writing at its best—scholarly, perceptive, and exceedingly readable. Despite his objectivity, Young's dry humor shines through and illuminates his entire book."—John Duffy, Journal of Southern History "This book is written in tight, graceful prose that reflects thought rather than substitutes for it. Done with a sure feel for the larger political, social, and economic background, it demonstrates that historians who would make socially relevant contributions need only adhere to the best canons of their art."—Oscar E. Anderson, Jr., The American Historical Review "[This] material is so interestingly presented that the readers may not immediately appreciate what a major historic study [the book] is, and how carefully documented and critically analyzed."—Lester S. King, Journal of the American Medical Association "Dr. Young's well-written social history of health quackery in twentieth-century America will not only increase the understanding of our times by future historians but will also be of great value to all those interested in improving the health o

Conflict of Interest in Medical Research  Education  and Practice Book

Conflict of Interest in Medical Research Education and Practice


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309145442

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Conflict of Interest in Medical Research Education and Practice Excerpt :

Collaborations of physicians and researchers with industry can provide valuable benefits to society, particularly in the translation of basic scientific discoveries to new therapies and products. Recent reports and news stories have, however, documented disturbing examples of relationships and practices that put at risk the integrity of medical research, the objectivity of professional education, the quality of patient care, the soundness of clinical practice guidelines, and the public's trust in medicine. Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice provides a comprehensive look at conflict of interest in medicine. It offers principles to inform the design of policies to identify, limit, and manage conflicts of interest without damaging constructive collaboration with industry. It calls for both short-term actions and long-term commitments by institutions and individuals, including leaders of academic medical centers, professional societies, patient advocacy groups, government agencies, and drug, device, and pharmaceutical companies. Failure of the medical community to take convincing action on conflicts of interest invites additional legislative or regulatory measures that may be overly broad or unduly burdensome. Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice makes several recommendations for strengthening conflict of interest policies and curbing relationships that create risks with little benefit. The book will serve as an invaluable resource for individuals and organizations committed to high ethical standards in all realms of medicine.

The Food Medic Book

The Food Medic


  • Author : Hazel Wallace
  • Publisher : Yellow Kite
  • Release Date : 2017-05-04
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473650527

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The Food Medic Excerpt :

Junior Doctor, personal trainer and Instagram hit Dr Hazel Wallace's first book brings you over 70 nutritional recipes to look and feel amazing whilst debunking the diet myths. 'I'm a girl who juggles two jobs, who loves to lift, who adores real food - and can't resist chocolate. As a junior doctor and a personal trainer, I know that we all feel our best when we are free of illness, full of energy and at a healthy weight - and I know it can be done, even if you lead the busiest of lives! I want to debunk the myths that are out there surrounding dieting and instead offer solid, evidence-based advice. I want to bridge the gap between mainstream medicine and nutrition and help you take full control of your fitness and wellbeing, so you will never have to diet again. I want to show you that eating the most natural, unrefined and unprocessed wholefood ingredients can be enjoyable, uncomplicated and easy to incorporate into a busy lifestyle. I want this book to change your life.' Hazel x

Confessions of a Medical Heretic Book
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Confessions of a Medical Heretic


  • Author : Robert Mendelsohn
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 1990-04-22
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 0809241315

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Confessions of a Medical Heretic Excerpt :

Revealing that modern medicine's methods are often more dangerous than the diseases they are designed to diagnose and treat, Dr. Mendelsohn explains the risks of annual physical examinations, drugs, and unnecessary surgery, and compares home and hospitalbirths