Med School in a Box

  • Filename: med-school-in-a-box.
  • ISBN: 1594741476
  • Release Date: 2007-03-08
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Mental Floss
  • Publisher:



So you're thinking about med school but you're not ready to devote the next ten years to grad school. Or perhaps you're already a medical doctor and just want a quick refresher course. Either way, the brilliant minds at Mental_Floss magazine are happy to help. Med School in a Box offers instruction in anatomy, physiology, neurosurgery, and other impressive-sounding subjects for the wildly low price of $14.95. Your program includes: Med School in 96 Pages: Your Comprehensive Textbook 10 Heroes of Medicine Trading Cards 10 Extra-Credit Study Cards A devilishly complicated medical trivia board exam A rolled diploma with real Latin words It's the perfect gift for doctors and would-be doctors of all ages, from the highest-ranked boxed medical school in the country!

The 2007 Pfizer Medical School Manual

  • Filename: the-2007-pfizer-medical-school-manual.
  • ISBN: 1889793213
  • Release Date: 2006-12-01
  • Number of pages: 98
  • Author: Mike Magee
  • Publisher: Pfizer/Spencer Books



This annually updated manual is a step-by-step guide to the admissions process. Clearly and concisely written, it provides an overview of the process as well as contact information and statistics for U.S. medical schools, and listings of other informational resources.

Get Into Medical School

  • Filename: get-into-medical-school.
  • ISBN: 1883620317
  • Release Date: 2004-01
  • Number of pages: 460
  • Author: Kenneth V. Iserson
  • Publisher: Galen PressLtd



This comprehensive "must-have" for every pre-med student details every step from high school through MCATs, interviews, and acceptance into medical school.

Let Me Heal

  • Filename: let-me-heal.
  • ISBN: 9780199392179
  • Release Date: 2014-09-01
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Kenneth M. Ludmerer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



In Let Me Heal, prize-winning author Kenneth M. Ludmerer provides the first-ever account of the residency system for training doctors in the United States. He traces its development from its nineteenth-century roots through its present-day struggles to cope with new, bureaucratic work-hour regulations for house officers and, more important, to preserve excellence in medical training amid a highly commercialized health care system. Let Me Heal provides a highly engaging, richly contextualized account of the residency system in all its dimensions. It also brilliantly analyzes the mutual relationship between residency education and patient care in America. The book shows that the quality of residency training ultimately depends on the quality of patient care that residents observe, but that there is much that residency training can do to produce doctors who practice in a better, more affordable fashion. Let Me Heal is both a stunning work of scholarship and a highly engaging account of how one becomes a doctor in the United States. It is indispensable reading for those who wish to understand what it means to learn and practice medicine and what is needed to make medical education and patient care in America better. The definitive work on the subject, it is destined to become a classic that will be consulted by readers far into the future.

Learn to Live Through Cancer

  • Filename: learn-to-live-through-cancer.
  • ISBN: 9781617050626
  • Release Date: 2011-06-20
  • Number of pages: 137
  • Author: Stewart B. Fleishman, MD
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing



A roadmap to help you recover better and faster following a cancer diagnosisófrom the moment of diagnosis through remission and life after cancer. For more than 25 years, Dr. Fleishman has helped thousands of patients and families navigate the hopes, fears, and realities of cancer. In Learn to Live through Cancer, he provides a supportive and empowering guide so that you and your family know what to expect and how to proceed at every stage of your journey with cancer. Using the tools and suggestions of his step-by-step system, youíll learn how to: Evaluate your condition Improve communication with your health care providers Participate in care decisions more easily Research your illness and treatment options Assess complementary therapy options improve overall health habits Tend to your emotional well-being Adjust to the physical and emotional changes posttreatment Packed with practical tools and evidence-based advice, Learn to Live through Cancer is an essential companion for every cancer survivor and his or her loved ones.

Not Just Any Medical School

  • Filename: not-just-any-medical-school.
  • ISBN: 0472110764
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 382
  • Author: Horace Willard Davenport
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press



Presents a fascinating view of medical education at the University of Michigan supplemented with rare photographs

Copeland s Cure

  • Filename: copeland-s-cure.
  • ISBN: 9780307555373
  • Release Date: 2009-07-22
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Natalie Robins
  • Publisher: Knopf



Today, one out of every three Americans uses some form of alternative medicine, either along with their conventional (“standard,” “traditional”) medications or in place of them. One of the most controversial–as well as one of the most popular–alternatives is homeopathy, a wholly Western invention brought to America from Germany in 1827, nearly forty years before the discovery that germs cause disease. Homeopathy is a therapy that uses minute doses of natural substances–minerals, such as mercury or phosphorus; various plants, mushrooms, or bark; and insect, shellfish, and other animal products, such as Oscillococcinum. These remedies mimic the symptoms of the sick person and are said to bring about relief by “entering” the body’s “vital force.” Many homeopaths believe that the greater the dilution, the greater the medical benefit, even though often not a single molecule of the original substance remains in the solution. In Copeland’s Cure, Natalie Robins tells the fascinating story of homeopathy in this country; how it came to be accepted because of the gentleness of its approach–Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow were outspoken advocates, as were Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Daniel Webster. We find out about the unusual war between alternative and conventional medicine that began in 1847, after the AMA banned homeopaths from membership even though their medical training was identical to that of doctors practicing traditional medicine. We learn how homeopaths were increasingly considered not to be “real” doctors, and how “real” doctors risked expulsion from the AMA if they even consulted with a homeopath. At the center of Copeland's Cure is Royal Samuel Copeland, the now-forgotten maverick senator from New York who served from 1923 to 1938. Copeland was a student of both conventional and homeopathic medicine, an eye surgeon who became president of the American Institute of Homeopathy, dean of the New York Homeopathic Medical College, and health commissioner of New York City from 1918 to 1923 (he instituted unique approaches to the deadly flu pandemic). We see how Copeland straddled the worlds of politics (he befriended Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, among others) and medicine (as senator, he helped get rid of medical “diploma mills”). His crowning achievement was to give homeopathy lasting legitimacy by including all its remedies in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938. Finally, the author brings the story of clashing medical beliefs into the present, and describes the role of homeopathy today and how some of its practitioners are now adhering to the strictest standards of scientific research–controlled, randomized, double-blind clinical studies. From the Hardcover edition.

Med School Confidential

  • Filename: med-school-confidential.
  • ISBN: 9781429907187
  • Release Date: 2007-04-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Robert H. Miller
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin



Med School Confidential from Robert H. Miller and Daniel M. Bissell uses the same chronological format and mentor-based system that have made Law School Confidential and Business School Confidential such treasured and popular guides. It takes the reader step-by-step through the entire med school process--from thinking about, applying to, and choosing a medical school and program, through the four-year curriculum, internships, residencies, and fellowships, to choosing a specialty and finding the perfect job. With a foreword by Chair of the Admissions Committee at Dartmouth Medical School Harold M. Friedman, M.D., Med School Confidential provides what no other book currently does: a comprehensive, chronological account of the full medical school experience.

Pediatric Oncology 1

  • Filename: pediatric-oncology-1.
  • ISBN: 9789400982192
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 312
  • Author: G. Bennett Humphrey
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Where do you begin to look for a recent, authoritative article on the diagnosis or management of a particular malignancy? The few general onco logy textbooks are generally out of date. Single papers in specialized journals are informative but seldom comprehensive; these are more often preliminary reports on a very limited number of patients. Certain general journals fre quently publish good indepth reviews of cancer topics, and published sympo sium lectures are often the best overviews available. Unfortunately, these reviews and supplements appear sporadically, and the reader can never be sure when a topic of special interest will be covered. Cancer Treatment and Research is a series of authoritative volumes which aim to meet this need. It is an attempt to establish a critical mass of oncology literature covering virtually all oncology topics, revised frequently to keep the coverage up to date, easily available on a single library shelf or by a single personal subscription. We have approached the problem in the following fashion. First, by divid ing the oncology literature into specific subdivisions such as lung cancer, genitourinary cancer, pediatric oncology, etc. Second, by asking eminent authorities in each of these areas to edit a volume on the Specific topic on an annual or biannual basis. Each topic and tumor type is covered in a volume appearing frequently and predictably, discussing current diagnosis, staging, markers, all forms of treatment modalities, basic biology, and more.

MBA Degree in a Box

  • Filename: mba-degree-in-a-box.
  • ISBN: 159474310X
  • Release Date: 2009-04-08
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Mental_floss Presents
  • Publisher: Quirk Books



With Law School in a Box and Med School in a Box, Quirk Books and mental_floss magazine brought affordable postgraduate education to some 50,000 eager students. Now the world's #1 boxed university is expanding its curriculum to include MBA Degree in a Box, an advanced course in business education for the low price of $14.95. Your study materials include: • Business School in 96 Pages: Your Comprehensive Textbook • 10 Heroes of the Boardroom Trading Cards • 10 CEO Case Study Cards • A fiendishly complicated business-trivia final exam • A rolled diploma with real Latin words Packed with entertaining trivia about Henry Ford, Donald Trump, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and more, MBA Degree in a Box is the perfect gift for businesspeople of all ages from the highest-ranked boxed business school in the world!

Cardiac Preexcitation Syndromes

  • Filename: cardiac-preexcitation-syndromes.
  • ISBN: 9781468475265
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: David G. Benditt
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



correction of such a reentry when he observed The W olff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, . . . in a favourable experiment, the vigorous the most common variety of preexcitation, has for some time held a fascination for those circulating wave and its instantaneous arrest by interested in clinical electrophysiology because section of the ring is a sight not easily forgotten. it seems to represent a naturally occurring event which, if adequately understood, would un Courageous is the only way to describe the mask answers to many fundamental questions first attempt to surgically interrupt an accessory concerning mechanisms and treatment of car pathway. The immensity of the feat speaks for diac arrhythmias. Thus, it has been described by itself: Open heart surgery was performed to Scherf and Neufeld [1] as the "Rosetta Stone" divide an invisible stream of electrons! This of electrocardiography. historic event was not anticipated. A fisherman The historic overview of the pre excitation from the coast of North Carolina presented to syndromes will be deferred to Dr. Burchell's Duke University Medical Center in 1968 with authoritative chapter, but a few highlights de refractory supraventricular tachycardia related serve emphasis here because they graphically to the WPW syndrome [2]. Attempts to control portray how elements of serendipity, courage, the tachycardia medically failed. Dr. Andrew and luck played important roles in the unfold Wallace (then Director of the Coronary Care Unit) had recently returned from the NIH ing of the mysteries of preexcitation.

Glutathione In The Nervous System

  • Filename: glutathione-in-the-nervous-system.
  • ISBN: 1560326433
  • Release Date: 1998-02-27
  • Number of pages: 389
  • Author: Christopher Ari Shaw
  • Publisher: CRC Press



The goal of this text is to focus readers attention on three major areas; the origin and localization of GSH in the nervous system; the multiple effects of GSH on neural health activity; and the potential for alterations on GSH status to lead to neurological damage of the type observed in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders. The text also touches upon the additional roles of the antoxidant GSH, including possible neurotransmitter action, redox modulation of ionotropic receptor function, and neuroprotection against exicitoxic actions of glutamate.

A Clinician s Pearls Myths in Rheumatology

  • Filename: a-clinician-s-pearls-myths-in-rheumatology.
  • ISBN: 1848009348
  • Release Date: 2009-10-03
  • Number of pages: 493
  • Author: John H. Stone
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Important strides have been made in understanding the pathophysiologic basis of many inflammatory conditions in recent years, but rheumatology remains a discipline in which diagnosis is rooted in the medical history skillfully extracted from the patient, the careful physical examination, and the discriminating use of laboratory tests and imaging. Moreover, selection of the most appropriate therapy for patients with rheumatic diseases also remains heavily reliant upon clinical experience. Medical disciplines such as rheumatology that depend significantly upon clinical wisdom are prone to the development of systems of ‘Pearls’ and ‘Myths,’ related to the diseases they call their own, a ‘Pearl’ being a nugget of truth about the diagnosis or treatment of a particular disease that has been gained by dint of clinical experience and a ‘Myth’ being a commonly held belief that influences the practice of many clinicians – but is false. This book will pool together the clinical wisdom of seasoned, expert rheumatologists who participate in the care of patients with autoimmune diseases, systemic inflammatory disorders, and all other rheumatic conditions.

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