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Download The Bizarre Careers of John R. Brinkley by R. Alton Lee PDF

By R. Alton Lee

Tells the tale of the notorious "Goat Gland Doctor"―controversial scientific charlatan, groundbreaking radio impresario, and prescient political campaigner―and recounts his outstanding rags to riches to rags profession. a well-liked shaggy dog story of the Nineteen Twenties posed the query, "What's the quickest factor on 4 legs?" The punch line? "A goat passing Dr. Brinkley's hospital!"

It turns out that John R. Brinkley's virility rejuvenation cure―transplanting goat gonads into getting older men―had taken the state by means of hurricane. by no means brain that "Doc" Brinkley's clinical credentials have been shaky at top and that he prescribed drugs over the airwaves through his high-power radio stations. the guy outfitted an empire. The Kansas scientific Board mixed with the Federal Radio fee to revoke Brinkley's scientific and radio licenses, which quite a few courts upheld. to not be stopped, Brinkley all started a write-in crusade for Governor. He obtained extra votes than the other candidate yet misplaced because of invalidated and "misplaced" ballots.

Brinkley's strategies, rather using his radio station and private plane, replaced political campaigning ceaselessly. Brinkley then moved his radio scientific perform to Del Rio, Texas, and started working a "border blaster" at the Mexico part of the Rio Grande. His rogue stations, XER and its successor XERA, ultimately broadcast at an antenna-shattering a million watts and weren't just a haven for Brinkley's profitable quackery, but additionally hosted an remarkable variety of then-unknown kingdom musicians and different guests.

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Download Of Moose and Men: A Wildlife Vet's Pursuit of the World's by Jerry Haigh PDF

By Jerry Haigh

Drawing at the author’s own reports with either tame and wild moose, this guide incorporates a wealth of knowledge approximately this specific animal from all corners of the realm. an summary of moose biology is featured, together with their really good nutrition and the connection among intercourse and antlers, the place measurement rather does subject. protecting the heritage of moose on the earth and the marked fluctuations in populations that experience happened through the years, this consultant additionally comprises obtainable chapters exploring moose illnesses, moose and site visitors, moose as a source, and the makes use of of stay moose in numerous methods, starting from delivery and garments to dairy animals and pets.

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Download Mary Breckinridge: The Frontier Nursing Service and Rural by Melanie Beals Goan PDF

By Melanie Beals Goan

In 1925 Mary Breckinridge (1881-1965) based the Frontier Nursing provider (FNS), a public health and wellbeing association in japanese Kentucky offering nurses on horseback to arrive households who in a different way wouldn't obtain wellbeing and fitness care. via this public overall healthiness association, she brought nurse-midwifery to the USA and created a hugely profitable, budget friendly version for rural future health care supply that has been replicated in the course of the world.

In this primary finished biography of the FNS founder, Melanie Beals Goan presents a revealing examine the demanding situations Breckinridge confronted as she sought reform and the contradictions she embodied. Goan explores Breckinridge's viewpoint on gender roles, her air of mystery, her feel of legal responsibility to dwell a lifetime of carrier, her eccentricity, her religiosity, and her software of professionalized, science-based well-being care principles. extremely smart and inventive, Breckinridge additionally suffered from melancholy, used to be by way of smooth criteria racist, and fought growth as she aged--sometimes to the detriment of these she served.

Breckinridge with a bit of luck believed that she might swap the realm via offering healthiness care to ladies and youngsters. She eventually replaced only one nook of the realm, yet her event maintains to supply robust classes in regards to the percentages and the constraints of reform.

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Download The Journey Begins With 1,000 Miles: Thriving With by John C. Alexander PDF

By John C. Alexander

When John Alexander was once clinically determined with a degenerative ailment, he decided to take regulate of his future health and attitude by means of discovering how you can inspire himself and others with Parkinson's.
John turned a distance bicycle owner and triathlete after gaining knowledge of that staying active is the best way to strive against the consequences of the affliction. John keeps his upbeat angle by means of seeking inspiration from the Parkinson's community.
He stays involved in aiding rework different peoples' lives as a committed ambassador for various corporations and a sought-after inspirational speaker.

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Download Éthique d'une mort annoncée: Ou travail de mémoire auprès by Jean-Pierre Guillabert PDF

By Jean-Pierre Guillabert

Sébastien, dix ans, meurt dans les bras de sa mère. l. a. leucémie a accompli son workplace. Son médecin de famille est là, conformément à los angeles volonté de ce petit garçon qui a décidé de mourir chez lui. Le docteur Guillabert s’est engagé dans ce témoignage et cette réflexion autour de l’éthique, convaincu qu’elle ne peut se résumer à des textes de lois et des protocoles.

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Download Carlo Maggiorani: Politica e medicina nel Risorgimento by Claudio Canonici,Giuseppe Monsagrati PDF

By Claudio Canonici,Giuseppe Monsagrati

Il lungo arco di vita di Carlo Maggiorani, che corre dal 1800 al 1885, coprendo quasi consistent with intero il XIX secolo, coincide e s’incrocia con scansioni e avvenimenti centrali della storia italiana. E non soltanto quanto ai processi politici di unificazione nazionale che lo videro partecipe e talvolta protagonista, ma anche, e direi soprattutto, relativamente alla storia culturale, e in particolare a quella scientifica, del nostro Paese nonché, in step with il periodo post-unitario, a quella dei delicati rapporti tra Stato e Chiesa le cui implicazioni non furono soltanto politiche ma, appunto, soprattutto culturali. Attributo di valore di questa raccolta di saggi voluta dal Comune di Campagnano che a Maggiorani diede i natali è appunto quello di averne ricostruito un profilo scientificamente aggiornato.

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Download The Human Tradition in California (The Human Tradition in by Clark Davis,David Igler PDF

By Clark Davis,David Igler

With a land mass one and part instances greater than the uk, a inhabitants of greater than thirty million, and an economic climate that will rank 6th between international international locations, the heritage of the nation of California calls for a more in-depth look.

The Human culture in California captures the region's wealthy historical past and variety, taking readers into the day-by-day lives of standard Californians at key moments in time. those short biographies exhibit how person humans and groups have prompted the large social, cultural, political and fiscal forces that experience formed California heritage from the pre-mission interval during the late-twentieth century. In personalizing California's historical past, this enticing new ebook brings the Golden kingdom to life.

About the Editors
Clark Davis has written greatly approximately California and its colourful background. His paintings has seemed within the Los Angeles Times and Pacific historic Review. he's a professor of historical past at California nation college, Fullerton.

David Igler is a long-time historian of California historical past and tradition. He has awarded for the Western ancient organization, the Pacific Coast department of the yankee old organization, and the California reviews organization. Dr. Igler is professor of background on the collage of Utah.

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Download Thirteen Years in a Psychiatric Hospital by Lorraine Balch Limero PDF

By Lorraine Balch Limero

During the 13 years that Lorraine Limero was once a clinician in psychiatry, she was once capable of deal with the very ailing. with her colleagues, she turned the caretaker of many secrets and techniques and painful revelations.

It was once a solemn project that introduced her many rewards. those tales have been choked with suffering and tears, in addition to humor, spirituality, and hopefulness. It was once an honor to understand those individuals.

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Download Je parle avec les yeux (French Edition) by Bruno Lamarre PDF

By Bruno Lamarre

« Les aides-soignantes, infirmières, ergothérapeutes, kinésithérapeutes, psychologues, psychomotriciennes, élèves et autres professionnels de los angeles santé, et les ASH, qui normalement sont là pour veiller au bon déroulement du nettoyage des chambres, des couloirs et autres, pourquoi ne sont-elles jamais sous les feux de los angeles rampe ? N'en déplaise à une minorité de personnes, moi, je vais les mettre en avant dans mon livre. Même si, en théorie, je suis muet, en pratique, je peux le faire et je tiens à leur dire merci moi-même. » À travers ce récit autobiographique, Bruno Lamarre, souffrant du locked-in syndrome, nous fait half de son expérience dans différents hôpitaux et centres de rééducation. Devenu tétraplégique après un AVC, l'auteur témoigne de sa convalescence, de sa douleur, mais également de l'accueil et du soutien du body of workers hospitalier. Par cet ouvrage, « Nono » met en avant les femmes de l'ombre, celles délaissées au détriment de los angeles determine démiurgique du médecin. Il établit ainsi un constat de ce qui a lieu dans les constructions médicales comme, par exemple, le comportement odieux de certains sufferers, et pire encore. C'est dans une écriture dénonciatrice que l'auteur montre, ici, une certaine détresse dans le milieu de los angeles santé, tant du côté des sufferers que de celui des membres du group of workers. Une prise de moral sense bouleversante qui révèle au lecteur l. a. face cachée des centres médicaux.

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