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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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Making America Green and Safe

Since history is a critical part of future planning, the eight chapters of this book offer both academics and the general public a historical perspective of the evolution of science and policy actions on climate change and steps toward building a resilient and sustainable society, especially at the Environmental Protection Agency (...

The “Calcium Paradox” and its Impact on Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases (Second Edition)

This book extends the original concept of the “calcium paradox” discovery, herein compiling more than 300 references in the field of calcium ion (Ca2+/cAMP) signalling pathways, neurotransmission and neurodegeneration, and neurological and psychiatric diseases. In this second edition, novel illustrations and tables (highlighting cu...

African Life with Known and Unknown Love Partners

This book explores the issues of promiscuity and carelessness and their effect on the prevalence of STIs and HIV/AIDS in Africa from a perspective focusing on African cultural constructs. As such, it puts African sexual habits and cultural beliefs vis-à-vis the STI and HIV/AIDS debate in an understandable context. It will appeal to...


The impressive advances in medical technology in the last half-century have helped to save thousands of lives that would have been lost due to organ failures. However, the use of this technology in clinically irreversible settings can result in the undue delay of the death process.Throughout its chapters, this book highlights the v...

Learning from Empire

Internationalisation of medical knowledge, its circulation and implementation through colonial institutions have played a significant role in combating diseases of public health importance. With contributions from reputed faculty and researchers, this volume examines the dynamics of circulation of medical knowledge and the creation...

The Neurolinguistic Approach (NLA) for Learning and Teaching Foreign Languages

Since its inception in Canada in 1998 as a method for teaching French as a second language in a school setting, the Neurolinguistic Approach to second-language acquisition (NLA) has expanded to several countries and is now also applied to teaching adults. Based on research in the neurosciences, psychology, and sociology, the NLA fo...

Religiosity and Subjective Well-being in the Arab Context

Throughout the history of humanity, religion has played an important role as one of the most powerful forces of life, death, health and disease. In psychology, interest in the study of religion dates back around one and a half centuries. This interest has been driven, in large part, by the findings of a positive relationship betwee...

Basic Biology for Born Engineers

Physics owes much of its success to the application of differential calculus. Correspondingly, most laws of physics are formulated as differential equations. This success has created the prejudice that a science cannot be ‘exact’ unless it stands firmly on a foundation of calculus. This doesn’t, however, work for biology. Living th...

Medical Education in Western India

“Medical knowledge is not communicable to the natives of this country.” With these words, James McAdam, Secretary of the Medical Board of Bombay, sounded the death-knell in 1832 of the pioneering medical school set up in Bombay by Governor Mountstuart Elphinstone.Sir Robert Grant, appointed Governor of Bombay in 1834, disagreed, ho...

Obesity as a Common Denominator in Breast Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease

Obesity is widely regarded as a shared, modifiable risk factor of both breast cancer (BC) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive BC displays very aggressive behavior, and can be effectively treated with targeted therapies and chemotherapy regimens, though such treatments can induc...

Rare and Uncommon Diseases

This book explores a number of uncommon diseases, including autism, Asperger’s syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, Huntington’s disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, psychosis, rabies, psoriasis, and many more. Each disease is explained with regards to its symptoms, diagnosis, causes and treatment. Keywords are also included to prov...

The Propagation of Ultrasonic Waves in Gas-containing Suspensions

This book presents the results of research in the field of automated systems for the monitoring and control of technological processes of mining production. It offers the first mathematical description of Lamb waves’ propagation processes on surfaces in contact with randomly heterogeneous media (gas-containing suspensions). It is a...
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