This new book would help an awakening Rip and Winkle (cardiologist) because it is straightforward and logical, taking the reader through current coronary medicine along a practical route from pathogenesis to prognosis. Skillfully written by two coauthors rather than assembled from multiple contributors, the book is quite readable and well organized. One of the great virtues of this book is the careful, critical way in which several topics are reviewed. This book satisfies a need not usually filled by large general textbooks.' The New England journal of Medicine, 1987 'This book covers virtually all aspects of management of patients with coronary problems necessitating hospitalization in a coronary care unit.' American Journal of Cardiology, 58 (1986) 'The authors provide a detailed discussion of hospital and post hospitalization management in uncomplicated and complicated acute myocardial infarction and the prognosis after myocardial infarction. The book is well referenced, with citations given throughout the text. well illustrated with photographs, drawings, electrocardiograms, graphs, and tables. will be valued by physicians at all levels of experience who are involved in acute coronary care and will be a welcome addition to the reference shelves of coronary care units.' Annals of Internal Medicine, July 1987
This book offers a fundamental and comprehensive overview of nanomedicine from a systems engineering perspective, making it the first book in the field of quantitative nanomedicine based on systems theory. It will advance knowledge of nanoscale science and engineering by efficiently employing quantitative tools for fundamental biomedical engineering and biological science research.The book starts by introducing the concept of nanomedicine, and provides basic mathematical modeling techniques that can be used to model nanoscale biomedical and biological systems. It then demonstrates how this idea can be used to model and analyze the central dogma of molecular biology, tumor growth, and the immune system. Broad applications of the idea are further illustrated by Bayesian networks, multiscale and multiparadigm modeling, and AFM engineering.This book demonstrates how systems engineering, which has been very successful in conventional engineering, may help with nanomedicine.
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an emerging and increasingly popular group of treatments, therapies and philosophies of health and wellbeing. It is a fascinating and fast-changing area of social life, which also poses an interesting challenge to current healthcare delivery and policy making.
This reader presents a lively and engaging collection of classic, controversial and new readings on CAM and covers issues including:
The text provides insight into many of the current and complex issues surrounding CAM, and will appeal to everyone who is concerned with, or who has an interest in, complementary and alternative healthcare. The book will be essential reading for students of CAM, health studies, nursing, medicine and allied health subjects, as well as medical sociology and modern health policy.
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