History, Modern 1601-

Publication Title: 
Bulletin of the Indian Institute of History of Medicine (Hyderabad)

Ayurveda is a science of life, therefore it is the science, by the knowledge of which life may be prolonged. It is human nature to aspire for longevity and this desire is found practically among all the peoples of the world. Accordingly if longevity is desired, there must be a system of rejuvenation for one who keeps on remaining young. Rasayana therapy has been described for this person in Ayurveda as a systematic and scientific medical discipline and great results were claimed by this therapy.

Author(s): 
Ali, M.
Publication Title: 
Early Science and Medicine

There are present 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, which together offer more than 50 health sciences degree programs. But as the Society's membership is shrinking and the financial risks involved in sponsoring health sciences education are rising, the question arises whether the Society should continue to sponsor health sciences degree programs. In fact, at least eight Jesuit health sciences schools have already closed their doors.

Author(s): 
Welie, Jos V. M.
Publication Title: 
Gesnerus

The nightshades (solanaceae) were used as intoxicants since the ancient civilizations and are still in use today. Their alkaloids, atropine and scopolamine, were the major active substances of the ointments of witches, of medieval "anaesthetics", and of modern poisons for murder. In a medium dose-range the predominant symptoms are hallucinations and illusions. This explains the use of nightshades in fortune-telling and religious rituals. In higher doses the alkaloids produce coma and apnea. Scopolamine enjoyed a particular popularity as a poison for murder.

Author(s): 
Müller, J.
Publication Title: 
Medycyna Nowozytna: Studia Nad Historia Medycyny

The need for support in case of illness or poverty has probably existed ever since. In ancient times this need was indicated by means of a mythical Aesculapius staff. The importance of charity toward one's neighbors was already emphasized by Hippocrates, also in his wording of the medical oath. In those times, however, rationalism determined actual approach towards the sick or unfortunate, and such concepts as "charitas" or "misericordia" were unfamiliar in the contemporary Greece and Rome.

Author(s): 
Urbanek, B.
Publication Title: 
Histoire Des Sciences Medicales

Since Hippocrates had succeeded to specify the medical science his ethical principles-kindness, deference to human life, privacy of home-were expressed in the so-called Hippocratic Oath. Later some principles of non-discrimination were added, chiefly in the field of the medical research.

Author(s): 
Hoerni, Bernard
Publication Title: 
Medycyna Nowozytna: Studia Nad Historia Medycyny

The need for support in case of illness or poverty has probably existed ever since. In ancient times this need was indicated by means of a mythical Aesculapius staff. The importance of charity toward one's neighbors was already emphasized by Hippocrates, also in his wording of the medical oath. In those times, however, rationalism determined actual approach towards the sick or unfortunate, and such concepts as "charitas" or "misericordia" were unfamiliar in the contemporary Greece and Rome.

Author(s): 
Urbanek, B.
Publication Title: 
Histoire Des Sciences Medicales

Since Hippocrates had succeeded to specify the medical science his ethical principles-kindness, deference to human life, privacy of home-were expressed in the so-called Hippocratic Oath. Later some principles of non-discrimination were added, chiefly in the field of the medical research.

Author(s): 
Hoerni, Bernard
Publication Title: 
Minerva Medica
Author(s): 
Daglio, P.
Publication Title: 
Journal Of The Korean Research Society For Dental Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Yoon, K. C.
Publication Title: 
The Western Journal of Medicine

Although both the philosophic and physiologic basis of acupuncture seems fanciful to Western medical thinking, the results obtained in the treatment of certain disease states cannot be lightly dismissed. Its use in the induction of surgical analgesia may have immediate application for Western Medicine. Its mechanism of action is a complete enigma, but information accumulated from research in hypnosis, visceral learning and, most important, the physiology of pain perception may contain clues to the pathophysiologic principles involved.

Author(s): 
Lewin, A. J.

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