The Resource On the Shoulders of Medicine's Giants : What Today's Clinicians Can Learn from Yesterday's Wisdom, by Robert B. Taylor, (electronic resource)

On the Shoulders of Medicine's Giants : What Today's Clinicians Can Learn from Yesterday's Wisdom, by Robert B. Taylor, (electronic resource)

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On the Shoulders of Medicine's Giants : What Today's Clinicians Can Learn from Yesterday's Wisdom
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On the Shoulders of Medicine's Giants
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What Today's Clinicians Can Learn from Yesterday's Wisdom
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by Robert B. Taylor
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eng
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Medical history offers us many wise thoughts, a few misguided notions, and a host of intriguing back-stories. On the Shoulders of Medicine’s Giants presents a selection of these, and tells how the words of medicine’s “giants”—such as Hippocrates, Sir William Osler, Francis Weld Peabody, and Elizabeth Kübler-Ross—are relevant to medical science and practice in the 21st century. Which physician was the inspiration for the fictional character Sherlock Holmes, and what did he identify as “the real essential factor in all successful medical diagnoses”? What did Sigmund Freud describe as his “tyrant,” and what might this mean for doctors today? Do you know the attributed source of the well-known aphorism about horses and zebras, and what we believe this physician actually said? This book answers these questions and more, while also providing fascinating tales about each individual quoted. On the Shoulders of Medicine’s Giants is recommended for practicing physicians, students, and residents, as well as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and anyone involved in patient care who wants to understand the historical and epistemological foundations of what we do each day in practice. Robert B. Taylor, MD is the author and editor of more than 30 medical books and several hundred published articles, as well as a veteran of rural private practice and, later, chairmanship of a major medical school department
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Taylor, Robert B
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  • Medicine
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  • Medicine & Public Health
  • Medicine/Public Health, general
  • History of Medicine
  • History of Science
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On the Shoulders of Medicine's Giants : What Today's Clinicians Can Learn from Yesterday's Wisdom, by Robert B. Taylor, (electronic resource)
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The Profession and Professionalism -- Being a Physician -- The Art and Science of Doctoring -- Health, Disease, Illness, and Death -- Disease Detection and Diagnosis -- Therapy and Healing -- Learning and Teaching Medicine -- Medical Experience, Knowledge, and Wisdom -- Errors, Uncertainty, and Ethical Issues -- Current Issues and Future Practice
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XIV, 251 p. 100 illus., 48 illus. in color.
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9781493913350
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10.1007/978-1-4939-1335-0
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(DE-He213)978-1-4939-1335-0
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On the Shoulders of Medicine's Giants : What Today's Clinicians Can Learn from Yesterday's Wisdom, by Robert B. Taylor, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Profession and Professionalism -- Being a Physician -- The Art and Science of Doctoring -- Health, Disease, Illness, and Death -- Disease Detection and Diagnosis -- Therapy and Healing -- Learning and Teaching Medicine -- Medical Experience, Knowledge, and Wisdom -- Errors, Uncertainty, and Ethical Issues -- Current Issues and Future Practice
Dimensions
unknown
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XIV, 251 p. 100 illus., 48 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9781493913350
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4939-1335-0
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online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4939-1335-0

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