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Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s edited collections and monographs present leading research in medicine across key topics, including the history of medicine, medical ethics, and clinical practice and surgery. Combined, this diverse collection of books will be of interest to healthcare professionals and medical students, as well as researchers in the humanities. 

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Collagen, from Tissue Culture to Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, and Beyond

As collagen is the main structural component of body tissues, there has been much effort expended, both in the past and today, to use it in cell culture applications. Indeed, its importance is further stressed by the wide use of collagen biomaterials in tissue repair and regeneration, including the treatment of burns, chronic wound...

The Magical and Sacred Medical World

This collection of papers explores the sacred and magical aspects of ethno-medicine. The subject area is marked out by the points of connection between religious anthropology, ethno-medicine and medical anthropology, focusing on topics such as magical and religious concepts of health and disease, causes of disease, religious and ma...

How Organic Pollutants Poison Our Health

The human body is made up of quadrillions of individual cells, and each cell contains over a billion proteins. Some of these are long-lived and some are manufactured and degraded daily. In order to pack so many proteins into one cell, they are folded into intricate, complex shapes. The folded, three-dimensional shapes of proteins a...

Medical Education Reform in China

Due to the rapid pace of scientific progress in medicine, there is a global movement to improve medical education. This unique book describes the Wuhan University Medical School reform initiative, a successful example of medical education reform in China that may offer inspiration, motivation, and new ideas to medical school leaders both in China and abroad. Feng Youmei, MD, is the former Vice President of Wuhan University and Dean of Wuhan University Medical School, China. She is currently the Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University, which is a partnership between Duke University and Wuhan University.Yu Xiangting, MD, is Vice Dean of Wuhan University Medical School, China.Beginning in 2008, Wuhan University and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine collaborated to build a state-of-the-art, world-class curriculum and pedagogy with high levels of student and faculty satisfaction and improved student performance. The first chapter of this book outlines reform innovations, before the rest of the text moves on to detail the collaboration process, the entire reform curriculum, and the novel evaluation research methods. As such, it offers practical recommendations to medical school faculty and medical education researchers both in China and abroad, as well as to international partners working in reform collaborations.
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