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Heredity Produced: At the Crossroads of Biology, Politics, by Laure Cartron, François Duchesneau, Carlos López Beltrán,

By Laure Cartron, François Duchesneau, Carlos López Beltrán, Peter McLaughlin, Renato Mazzolini, Helmuth Müller-Sievers, Ohad Parnes, Nicolas Pethes, Marc J. Ratcliff, Visit Amazon's Staffan Müller-Wille Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Staf

Until eventually the center of the eighteenth century, the organic make-up of an organism used to be ascribed to a person example of "generation"--involving perception, being pregnant, embryonic improvement, parturition, lactation, or even astral affects and maternal mood--rather than the organic transmission of qualities and features. Discussions of heredity and inheritance happened principally within the criminal and political sphere. In Heredity Produced, students from a huge variety of disciplines discover the advance of the concept that of heredity from the early sleek interval to the period of Darwin and Mendel.The individuals study the evolution of the idea that in disparate cultural realms--including legislations, medication, and traditional history--and convey that it didn't coalesce right into a extra common figuring out of heredity till the mid-nineteenth century. they give thought to inheritance and kinship in a felony context; the category of convinced illnesses as hereditary; the research of botany; animal and plant breeding and hybridization for fascinating features; theories of new release and evolution; and anthropology and its learn of actual changes between people, really pores and skin colour. The editors argue that basically while humans, animals, and vegetation turned extra mobile--and have been separated from their usual habitats via exploration, colonialism, and different causes--could scientists distinguish among inherited and environmentally brought on characteristics and increase a coherent thought of heredity

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Power and Knowledge: Astrology, Physiognomics, and Medicine by Tamsyn Barton

By Tamsyn Barton

Power and Knowledge charts a heritage of 3 old scientiae within the Roman Empire--astrology, scientific analysis, and physiognomy (the artwork of discerning personality or future from a person's physique). Drawing on modern ways in social idea and the philosophy of technology, Tamsyn Barton argues that the traditional sciences are top understood by way of rhetoric, as their practitioners are occupied with sociopolitical struggles and their disciplines are rooted in Greco-Roman cultural norms and practices.

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Lasers in Restorative Dentistry: A Practical Guide by Giovanni Olivi, Matteo Olivi

By Giovanni Olivi, Matteo Olivi

This publication provides the state-of-the-art within the use of laser in restorative dentistry. After dialogue of proper heritage, easy physics and laser kinds, the total diversity of scientific purposes is roofed due to greater than six hundred scientific photos, charts, and tables. as well as traditional symptoms, more recent operative systems that reliably yield favorable results are conscientiously defined step-by-step. The authors’ personal examine findings and medical circumstances are incorporated within the e-book, which additionally offers an entire, up to date overview of the foreign literature on laser adhesive dentistry.

Lasers in Restorative Dentistry should be a worthy advisor for common dentists who use the laser of their day-by-day perform and are searching for recommendation on how one can enhance the standard in their paintings. when you are a brand new, skilled, or maybe complicated laser person, this booklet should be an incredibly resource. take pleasure in delving into the glorious global of laser dentistry!

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Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression: A Practical Guide by Daniel S.J. Choy

By Daniel S.J. Choy

This sensible advisor, superbly illustrated with line drawings and pictures all through, covers the elemental technological know-how, laser physics, sufferer choice, diagnostic maneuvers and worthwhile imaging equipment of PLDD. additionally, step-by-step directions are given on needle placement, easy methods to input tricky discs and supply of laser strength. additionally incorporated are chapters on attainable problems and the way to control them, while to think about a repeat process, in addition to long-term rehabilitation. Succeeding generations of experts as they graduate from residency courses will reap the benefits of this useful ebook. Physicians must be capable to solution questions in addition to study the strategy because the process maintains to extend. As extra sufferers familiarize yourself with this minimally invasive process, practitioners usually are inundated with sufferers looking PLDD therapy for agonizing again soreness.

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The Archaeology of Medicine in the Greco-Roman World by Patricia A. Baker

By Patricia A. Baker

This booklet teaches scholars and students of Greco-Roman clinical heritage the best way to use and seriously check archaeological fabrics. historic drugs is a topic ruled by means of textual assets, but there's a wealth of archaeological is still that may be used to develop our knowing of drugs some time past. as a way to use the knowledge correctly, this ebook explains tips on how to ask questions of an archaeological nature, easy methods to entry kinds of archaeological fabrics, and the way to beat difficulties the researcher may face. It additionally acts as an creation to the archaeology of medication for archaeologists attracted to this point in their topic. even though the point of interest is at the Greco-Roman interval, the tools and theories defined in the textual content should be utilized to different sessions in background. The parts coated comprise textual content as fabric tradition, pictures, artifacts, areas of medication, and technology and archaeology.

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Hippocrates in Context: Papers read at the International by Philip J. Van Der Eijk

By Philip J. Van Der Eijk

This selection of papers reviews the Hippocratic writings of their courting to the highbrow, social, cultural and literary context during which they have been written. ‘Context’ contains not just the Greek international, but additionally the scientific suggestion and perform of different civilisations within the Mediterranean, equivalent to Babylonian and Egyptian drugs. an additional focal point are the family among the Hippocratic writings and ‘non-Hippocratic’ clinical authors of the 5th and fourth century BCE, resembling Diocles of Carystus, Praxagoras of Cos, in addition to Plato, Aristotle and Theophrastus. the gathering additional comprises reviews of a few of the fewer famous works within the Hippocratic Corpus, resembling Internal Affections, On the Eye, and Prorrheticon. and eventually, a few papers are dedicated to the effect and reception of Hippocratic inspiration in later antiquity and the early glossy interval.

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A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient by Georgia L. Irby

By Georgia L. Irby

A better half to technological know-how, know-how, and medication in old Greece and Rome brings a clean standpoint to the research of those disciplines within the historic global, with 60 chapters reading those subject matters from various severe and technical views. Brings a clean standpoint to the examine of technological know-how, expertise, and drugs within the old global, with 60 chapters analyzing those subject matters from a number of severe and technical views starts insurance in six hundred BCE and contains sections at the later Roman Empire and past, that includes dialogue of the transmission and reception of those principles into the Renaissance Investigates key disciplines, thoughts, and pursuits in historic technological know-how, expertise, and drugs in the ancient, cultural, and philosophical contexts of Greek and Roman society Organizes its content material in halves: the 1st specializes in mathematical and typical sciences the second one makes a speciality of cultural purposes and interdisciplinary issues.

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Handbook of Stem Cells, Two-Volume Set: Volume 1-Embryonic by Robert Lanza

By Robert Lanza

New discoveries within the box of stem mobile examine have usually seemed within the information and in clinical literature. learn during this sector grants to guide to new remedies for melanoma, middle disorder, diabetes, and a wide selection of alternative ailments. This two-volume reference integrates this interesting sector of biology, combining the must haves for a normal knowing of grownup and embryonic stem cells, the instruments, equipment, and experimental protocols had to research and represent stem cells and progenitor populations, in addition to a presentation through the world's specialists of what's presently identified approximately each one particular organ process. The editors of the guide of Stem Cells contain: Robert Lanza, Helen Blau, John Gearhart, Brigid Hogan, Douglas Melton, Malcolm Moore, Roger Pedersen, E. Donnall Thomas, James Thomson, Catherine Verfaillie, Irving Weissman, and Michael West. The Editorial Board contains: W. French Anderson, Peter Andrews, Anthony Atala, Jose Cibelli, Giulio Cossu, Robert Edwards, Martin Evans, Elaine Fuchs, Margaret Fuller, Fred Gage, Richard Gardner, Margaret Goodell, Ronald eco-friendly, William Haseltine, Joseph Itskovitz-Eldor, Rudolf Jaenisch, Ihor Lemischka, Dame Anne McLaren, Richard Mulligan, Stuart Orkin, Martin Pera, Benjamin Reubinoff, Janet Rossant, Hans Scholer, Austin Smith, Evan Snyder, Davor Solter, Alan Trounson, and Leonard Zon.This finished set could be a much-needed addition to the library of scholars and researchers alike. * presents entire assurance in this hugely topical topic* comprises contributions through the main experts and greatest names within the box of stem mobile examine* The accompanying CD-ROM comprises over 250 colour figures

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The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of by Stanley Williamson

By Stanley Williamson

Stanley Williamson’s meticulously researched background of the British government’s smallpox vaccination software starts with Edward Jenner’s improvement of the vaccine on the finish of the eighteenth century, charts the impressive pace at which it grew to become obligatory for kids, and files the a long time of resistance that ended in its repeal in 1946. alongside the best way Williamson examines the social, political, and moral motivations of either factions. the ability to make scientific offerings, together with these relating to vaccination, continues to be a hotly contested factor this day, making The Vaccination Controversy a well timed contribution to our wisdom of scientific background.

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