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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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Death Down Under

Death is one of the most challenging aspects of living, demanding inventive and meaningful responses. This insightful collection demonstrates cultural commitment to improving the conditions of the dying and dead and also documents the varied, creative ways that we, the living, already respond to death. Collectively, the 16 essays a...

Easy Medicine for Biologists

Medical knowledge is not only necessary for people working and researching within the field of medicine. Humankind emerged due to the evolution of organic matter over the course of billions of years. From our ancestors, we have inherited the principles of organizing the genome, an anatomical structure, a chain of metabolic processe...

Emergency Cross-cover of Surgical Specialties

With the introduction of the European Working Time Directive and changes to doctors’ contracts, junior doctors are increasingly expected to cross-cover surgical specialties whilst on-call. Often these are specialties in which they have limited, or no, post-graduate experience. Furthermore, this is often out-of-hours, when senior su...

Fatty Liver Disease, a Silent Killer of Human Beings

A large number of people suffer from type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly due to the development of new, calorie-dense foodstuffs with enormous saturated fat content. This has also caused an increase in the percentage of people suffering from metabolic syndrome. Such people become obese, and may develop diabetes and in hypertensi...

Latin American Perspectives on Scientific Research

This collection of papers presents case studies and reflections on research bioethics from the standpoint of two Latin American academics involved in the teaching and dissemination of good practices and essential information on bioethics and various related topics. While limited in scope to a few key issues, the text may be read as...

Pediatric Otolaryngology

This textbook fills a vital need for professionals in many fields to have a concise ear, nose and throat (ENT) reference easily at hand. The information gathered here is up-to-date, accurate, understandable, and presented and organized in a straightforward manner. The book includes a number of images, allowing grater insights into ...

Sickle Cell Disease

Since the first case of sickle cell disease was described in 1910, several efforts have been made to improve its management. However, it remains the leading scourge of our times, with a high level of morbidity and mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and India. There have been few efforts by academia in developing count...

Survival after Treatment for Gynaecological Cancer

As cancer survival rates continue to improve, the number of patients living with cancer or after successful cancer treatment is increasing. Gynaecological cancers are potentially curable if caught in their early stages, and, therefore, quality of life after treatment is important. This is the first textbook to consider the preventi...

The Paradoxical Situation in Carcinogenesis

This volume is dedicated to the ethical problems related to carcinogenesis. It discusses the karyogamic theory in a new light, using new arguments, and considers the prospects of cancer prevention and treatment. The current stage of scientific development fails to answer such questions as: What is a cancer cell? What is its essence...

The Political Economy of Health and Healthcare

Health may be defined as a state of balance in our body, mind and soul. When this balance is disturbed, so is our health. However, the balance in our health is fundamentally related to the balance in our society. Imbalances in our societies, particularly of a socioeconomic nature, would naturally affect our inner balance and health...

Electro-Pulse-Enhanced Cancer Therapy

This book provides knowledge about how cancerous tumour treatment using electrical pulses can increase efficiency and reduce the side effects of established tumour treatment methods. The combination of electrical pulses and chemotherapy has so far been successfully performed on more than 3000 patients, and using such pulses in conj...

Ethics in Child Health

Should every child be vaccinated before being allowed to go to school? Should children be allowed to refuse medical treatment even if it might save their life? Does the fetus or unborn child have any rights? Is it acceptable for a child’s family to demand an expensive treatment despite uncertain benefits? If you are a healthcare pr...
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