Physical Signs in Medicine and Surgery: An Atlas of Rare, Lost and Forgotten Physical Signs : Includes a Collection of Extraordinary Papers in Medicine, Surgery and the Scientific Method

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Museum Press Books, 2009 - Medical - 816 pages
Physical Signs in Medicine and Surgery - An Atlas of Rare, Lost and Forgotten Physical Signs: The work for this text began over two decades ago as Dr. Ashley White was researching ancient diseases and their initial presentations for prevention of future pandemic plagues. This evidence based paleopathology research has granted Dr. White access to some of the world's most sensitive archaeological sites. These locations have been in England, Scotland, North and Central America, Nine additional countries in Europe, Asia - including Russia and China, the Middle East, North and Sub-Sahara Africa, and South America including the Amazon Basin. This comprehensive Atlas was originally conceived for doctors providing needed care in dangerous, rugged and remote situations often created by catastrophe, disasters, epidemics, and military conflicts. It is within these serious environments that this Atlas can assist practitioners find the most obscure and difficult diagnosis where access to x-rays and modern laboratory equipment are often impossible. Designed with a unique reference style of key words tagged to known medical systems the Atlas functions as an easy to use clinical field manual whether in use in an advanced medical care unit or in the harsh realm of the jungle. This extensive compendium of rare medical findings, together with an incredible group of landmark essays make this the most complete Atlas of physical signs ever published.
 

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This extremely important clinical reference atlas: Physical Signs in Medicine and Surgery, by Dr. F. A. White contains the most extensive scholarship on the subject. With some 250 pages of physical signs it covers thousands of differential descriptions, some that have been truly lost to the discipline for centuries. It covers essentially every rare expression of physical signs known, including the most misunderstood zoonosis vectors. It does follow the format of a reference dictionary and is written as such for professionals and research scholars. However the colorful descriptions of some of the more bizarre cases, like the ones that involved poisons were extremely interesting, and thus made it a fun read. The second part of the text is a valuable Thaumatgraphia Medica. It contains a chronological arrangement of some of the most overlooked, yet important cases found in medical literature. These phenomenal selections span some five hundred years of history and establish the ultimate collection of extraordinary papers in medicine, surgery and the scientific method. You can feel just by reading some of these landmark works that the authors faced some intense criticism from their rivals. But without their determination these important discoveries would have never come to light. Under that same line of thought, I am thankful that Dr. White has made available such an extraordinary reference volume, which belongs in every medical library. One of the best aspects of this enjoyable book, was the conversations that it inspired among colleagues. Books that get you excited to talk about science should get some type of award. Bravo! KSR Group London - New York
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Health Science Library Systems Review - Health Science Library Editor's Recommendation: "This book is excellent. Its detail, readability, and 300 references make it a necessary addition to the library of every student in the health sciences. If you want a clinical atlas you will actually use again and again, well this is the one, and believe me you will be thumbing through it twenty years from now trying to find the answers to your most difficult cases." Reader Rating * * * * *
New England Quarterly - Best Choice Reviews: "Dr. White's Atlas covers the ancient and latest medical scholarship. This book has been a long time in the coming. There are approximately 4000 entries on strange and obscure diseases. This is the one essential study tool that will allow a medical student to out diagnose HOUSE. Phenomenally Interesting." Reader Rating * * * * *
NewEnglandChapter: "Physical Signs in Medicine and Surgery is the most comprehensive resource available for practitioners and students in the clinical fields. Whether you are studying medicine, dentistry, nursing, or veterinary science the answers to even the most difficult diagnosis are in this Atlas. When it arrived I was blown away by how thick and heavy it was, but then after beginning to use it, it has now replaced a half dozen books that were in my satchel. This awesome clinical text and a scut monkey house manual are all you will need for even the toughest residency. It is the - Must Have Book - for learning differentials. Use it, Love it, and Save a Life." Reader Rating * * * * *
Scrub Notes Reviews: "Physical Signs in Medicine and Surgery Highly Recommended. Dr. White takes us on a journey into medicine's earliest diagnostic findings. This path brings to light descriptions of physical signs long lost to history. This is not the information you'll find in other textbooks. This is a unique and vibrant narrative that you would recommend highly to anyone considering the field of medicine or to the practitioner that has been at this for years and needs that spark back in their eyes. Very Engaging." Reader Rating * * * * *
 

Contents

PHYSICAL SIGNS IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY
21
JOURNEYS IN DIVERSE PLACES
253
AN ACCOUNT OF THE SORE THROAT ATTENDED WITH ULCERS
287
ON PERCUSSION OF THE CHEST
317
CHICKEN POX
332
AN INQUIRY INTO THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OFTHE VARIOLAE VACCINAE OR COWPOX PART I AND II
335
AN ACCOUNT OF A PECULIAR DISEASE OF THE HEART
385
BRIEF OUTLINE OF A PLAN FOR DIMINISHING THE PREVALENCE AND FATAL TENDENCY OF HOOPINGCOUGH
389
ON THE ANTISEPTIC PRINCIPLE OF THE PRACTICE OF SURGERY
548
MARKINGS OR FURROWS ON THE NAILS AS THE RESULT OF ILLNESS
557
ON AN INTERESTING SERIES OF EYESYMPTOMS IN A CASE OF SPINAL DISEASE WITH REMARKS ON THE ACTION OF BELLADONN...
559
ON DISEASE OF THE MAMMARY AREOLA PRECEDING CANCER OF THE MAMMARY GLAND
571
THE GERM THEORY AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO MEDICINE AND SURGERY
574
ON THE EXTENSION OF THE GERM THEORY TO THE ETIOLOGY OF CERTAIN COMMON DISEASES
578
ON CYCLIC ALBUMINURIA ALBUMINURIA IN THE APPARENTLY HEALTHY
586
THE FORMATION OF ABNORMAL SYNOVIAL CYSTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE JOINTS SECOND COMMUNICATION
594

OBSERVATIONS ON THE DROPSY WHICH SUCCEEDS SCARLET FEVER
393
ON THE FRACTURE OF THE CARPAL EXTREMITY OF THE RADIUS
400
A CASE OF APOPLEXY IN WHICH THE FLESHY PART OF THE HEART WAS CONVERTED INTO FAT
403
AUSCULTATION OF THE VOICE
407
PRACTICAL ESSAY ON TYPHOUS FEVER
417
AUSCULTATION OF SOUNDS NOT NECESSARILY ACCOMPANYING THE RESPIRATION AND VOICE
444
ON PERMANENT PATENCY OF THE MOUTH OF THE AORTA OR INADEQUACY OF THE AORTIC VALVES
452
PERMANENT RETRACTION OF THE FINGERS PRODUCED BY AN AFFECTION OF THE PALMAR FASCIA
469
THE CONTAGIOUSNESS OF PUERPERAL FEVER
476
FATTY DEGENERATION OF THE HEART
501
REPORT ON THE EFFECTS OF INFANTILE SYPHILIS IN MARRING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TEETH
507
ON CARDIAC MURMURS
512
RETINITIS IN GLYCOSURIA
537
ON THE PROPER DESIGNATION OF THE PRESENT EPIDEMIC CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS
540
EXPERIENCE WITH EARLY OPERATIVE INTERFERENCE IN CASES OF DISEASE OF THE VERMIFORM APPENDIX
606
ON THE AMOEBA COLI IN DYSENTERY AND IN DYSENTERIC LIVER ABSCESS
624
THREE LECTURES ON SOME POINTS RELATING TO INJURIES TO THE HEAD
629
THE DIAGNOSIS OF THE INVASION OF MEASLES FROM A STUDY OF THE EXANTHEMA AS IT APPEARS ON THE BUCCAL MUCOUS ...
648
THE ETIOLOGY OF YELLOW FEVER A PRELIMINARY NOTE
652
RETROOCULAR NEURITIS
659
THE TRANSMISSION OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER BY THE BITE OF THE WOODTICK DERMACENTOROCCIDENTALIS
662
CHRONIC INFECTIOUS ENDOCARDITIS
664
A NEGLECTED RECTAL SIGN OF VALUE IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS OF OBSCURE MALIGNANT AND INFLAMMATORY DIS...
676
PECULIAR ELONGATED AND SICKLESHAPED RED BLOOD CORPUSCLES IN A CASE OF SEVERE ANEMIA
680
FIVE DIAGNOSTIC METHODS OF JOHN BENJAMIN MURPHY
686
THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN MEDICINE
689
BIBLIOGRAPHY
797
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