Download e-book for kindle: Medical Education: a History in 100 Images by Kieran Walsh

By Kieran Walsh

ISBN-10: 1498751970

ISBN-13: 9781498751971

This attention-grabbing advisor to clinical schooling introduces the reader to the ancient improvement of this crucial topic via a hundred strong photos from the distinguished Wellcome Library assortment that spotlight key figures within the box and ideas that experience taken position, not only within the fresh earlier yet over the centuries. The readable textual content that accompanies each one snapshot either describes that photograph and exhibits how the tips coming up from it have helped to form sleek clinical schooling, with relevance to present scientific perform. it will be a useful and visible advent for college students, lecturers, managers and practitioners trying to achieve a greater knowing of the evolution of academic perform in drugs, and the way it could possibly growth sooner or later.

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Watercolour by: H. Solomon. ) 15 4 SUSRUTA Susruta was an Indian physician, surgeon and author who probably lived in the sixth century BC. Little is known of his life. He was likely the author of the Sushruta Samhita – a comprehensive textbook on medicine and surgery. The Sushruta Samhita is remarkable for its ambition and range. It describes a variety of communicable and non-communicable diseases (including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, hypertension and leprosy). Perhaps most extraordinary is the text’s section on plastic surgery: it mentions the use of flaps for a number of different purposes and also gives a basic outline on how to reconstruct the nose after an injury.

INTRODUCTION Further Reading Anderson J, Barnes E, Shackleton E. The Art of Medicine: Over 2,000 Years of Images and Imagination. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, IL, 2012. Fox DM, Lawrence C. Photographing Medicine: Images and Power in Britain and America since 1840. Greenwood Press: New York, 1988. Porter R. The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK, 2001. 7 MEDICAL EDUCATION: A HISTORY IN 100 IMAGES Asclepius was a Greco-Roman god who was associated with healing and medicine.

The Sushruta Samhita is remarkable for its ambition and range. It describes a variety of communicable and non-communicable diseases (including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, hypertension and leprosy). Perhaps most extraordinary is the text’s section on plastic surgery: it mentions the use of flaps for a number of different purposes and also gives a basic outline on how to reconstruct the nose after an injury. The text also touches on how best to study medicine: it suggests a programmatic approach and emphasises the importance of good study habits: ‘A pupil who is pure, obedient to his preceptor, applies himself steadily to his work, and abandons laziness and excessive sleep, will arrive at the end of the science he has been studying’ (2).

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