Black's Medical Dictionary


Author: Harvey Marcovitch
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408145642
Category: Medical
Page: 784
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Black's Medical Dictionary has been the best-selling medical dictionary for over 100 years. It is invaluable as a home reference and for all who need clear explanation of medical terms: nurses, health care professionals and students, health service management, actuaries, lawyers and journalists. It contains over 5000 definitions and descriptions of medical terms and concepts with over 1000 diagrams, drawings and colour illustrations. It also provides helpful appendices on common medical tests and procedures, travel and health, measurements in medicine, health economics, complementary and alternative medicine, and an address list of support professional organisations. This new edition contains new material on: - HPV vaccine : the vaccine now given to all young girls to protect against cervical cancer - Monoclonal Antibodies: the `designer' drugs of the future - The new guidelines for fibroid treatment - Endoscopy and laparoscopy - the more and more widely used types of keyhole surgery - Coronary angioplasty: the emergency tretament of heart attacks - The latest on MRSA and stem cell research

Black's Medical Dictionary


Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408104199
Category: Medical
Page: 848
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The forty-first edition gives over 5000 definitions and descriptions of medical terms and concepts accompanied by appendices on important subjects such as Health Economics, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Common Medical Tests and an address list of support and professional organisations. All material has been checked and updated with new and substantially revised entries on: abortion, anaesthetics, assisted conception, breast screening, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME), clinical guidelines, clinical trials, evidence-based medicine, general practice, Gulf War syndrome, menopause, psychosomatic medicine.

Black's Veterinary Dictionary


Author: Edward Boden
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0713650621
Category: Médecine vétérinaire - Dictionnaires anglais
Page: 585
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The bible for all those involved in vet science - covers all aspects of medicine and surgery.

Black's Student Medical Dictionary


Author: Gordon Macpherson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780713669084
Category: Medical sciences
Page: 688
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Republished for the medical student market, the latest edition of this standard work of reference contains over 5000 encyclopaedic entries, giving full definitions and descriptions of medical terms and concepts. All material has been checked and updated with new or substantially revised entries on: · apoptosis · attention deficit disorder · autism · children's physical and mental health · cognitive behaviour therapy · environmental health · ethics · general practice · nursing · occupational health · pregnancy and labour · prostheses · research fraud · suicide · transfusion

Black's Veterinary Dictionary


Author: N.A
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408149559
Category: Medical
Page: 816
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Black's Veterinary Dictionary has been a bestseller for over 80 years. It is an essential reference tool for all with a professional or leisure interest in the care of animals. Much more than a list of veterinary terms, its practical approach ensures that readers gain an insight into the signs and symptoms of common, and less common, diseases, their diagnosis and treatment. For the 22nd edition much new and updated information has been included, reflecting the numerous developments that have taken place in animal care and husbandry, and welfare. There is greatly expanded coverage of topics relating to popular breeds of dog and cat, and the inheritable conditions that might affect their health. Advances in medicine, surgery and diagnostic techniques; descriptions of newly identified diseases such as Schmallenberg virus; the resurgence of old scourges such as TB in cattle, and ongoing enzootic infections such as bird flu are included in this new edition. The growing risk of exotic diseases such as heartworm being imported following the relaxation of travel arrangements for dogs and cats is reflected in new entries. Notes on many new species being farmed or kept as companion animals are among the thousands of topics covered. Whether your interest is in cats or cattle, horses or hamsters, puppies or pigeons, the A-Z of veterinary matters is covered in Black's Veterinary Dictionary.

Black's law dictionary

definitions of the terms and phrases of American and English jurisprudence, ancient and modern
Author: Henry Campbell Black,Joseph R. Nolan,Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley,West Publishing Company
Publisher: West Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 1136
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Provides definitions of basic legal terms and phrases used in various branches of law throughout English and American history

Black American Military Leaders

A Biographical Dictionary
Author: Walter L. Hawkins
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476612358
Category: Social Science
Page: 559
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This book is a revision, with greatly expanded inclusion criteria, of the 1993 African American Generals and Flag Officers: Biographies of Over 120 Blacks in the United States Military. It offers detailed, career-oriented summaries for men and women who often overcame societal obstacles to become ranking members of the armed forces. Persons from all branches are now included (Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps), as well as the National Guard and Reserves.

Black's Veterinary Dictionary


Author: Geoffrey Philip West
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780713639469
Category: Veterinary medicine
Page: 618
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This compact but encyclopedic dictionary has offered practical help to farmers and owners of stables since the first edition in 1928 and, increasingly over the years, to the owners of an ever wider variety of pets. It has also become a recognized reference book for veterinary surgeons, students and journalists faced with unusual pets and unfamiliar conditions. Content has been regularly revised, updated, and reorganized, shifting away from the dominant focus on the horse still so relevant in the early editions. With the 18th edition, the range of animals and topics widens further to embrace more detailed legislation, equine motor neuron disease, predetermining the sex of calves and tarantulas.

Black talk

words and phrases from the hood to the amen corner
Author: Geneva Smitherman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 243
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Words and phrases in current use by all segments of the Black community are accompanied by historical information and sentences used to clarify meanings

Black's Rhyming and Spelling Dictionary


Author: Pie Corbett,Ruth Thomson
Publisher: A & C Black
ISBN: 9780713665109
Category: Children's poetry, English
Page: 127
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The book supports both the writing and spelling objectives of theNational Literacy Strategy at KS2 and should appeal to parents keen tohelp their children extend their vocabulary and develop their writingskills.

The Invention of Heterosexuality


Author: Jonathan Katz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226426017
Category: History
Page: 291
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Widely reviewed and praised in hardcover, this work is the first book to study the social construction of heterosexuality. This is a provocative re-examination of the very definitions of sexual identity--"a valuable primer . . . misses no significant twists in sexual politics".--the Village Voice.

Black Man in a White Coat

A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine
Author: Damon Tweedy, M.D.
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781250105042
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S TOP TEN NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR A LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK SELECTION • A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE BOOK SELECTION One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans When Damon Tweedy begins medical school, he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. The recipient of a scholarship designed to increase black student enrollment, Tweedy soon meets a professor who bluntly questions whether he belongs in medical school, a moment that crystallizes the challenges he will face throughout his career. Making matters worse, in lecture after lecture the common refrain for numerous diseases resounds, “More common in blacks than in whites.” Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of many health problems in the black community. These issues take on greater meaning when Tweedy is himself diagnosed with a chronic disease far more common among black people. In this powerful, moving, and deeply empathic book, Tweedy explores the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients, ultimately seeking a way forward to better treatment and more compassionate care.

Black Ethnics

Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream
Author: Christina M. Greer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199989311
Category: Political Science
Page: 212
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In an age where racial and ethnic identity intersect, intertwine, and interact in increasingly complex ways, Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream offers a superb and rigorous analysis of black politics and coalitions in the post-Civil Rights era. Using an original survey of a New York City labor population and multiple national data sources, author Christina M. Greer explores the political significance of ethnicity for new immigrant and native-born blacks. Black Ethnics concludes that racial and ethnic identities affect the ways in which black ethnic groups conceptualize their possibilities for advancement and placement within the American polity. The ethnic and racial dual identity for blacks leads to significant distinctions in political behavior, feelings of incorporation, and policy choices in ways not previously theorized. The steady immigration of black populations from Africa and the Caribbean over the past few decades has fundamentally changed the racial, ethnic, and political landscape in the U.S. An important question for social scientists is how these 'new' blacks will behave politically in the US. Should we expect new black immigrants to orient themselves to politics in the same manner as native Blacks? Will the different histories of the new immigrants and native-born blacks lead to different political orientations and behavior, and perhaps to political tensions and conflict among black ethnic groups residing in America? And to what extent will this new population fracture the black coalition inside of the Democratic party? With increases in immigration of black ethnic populations in the U.S., the political, social, and economic integration processes of black immigrants does not completely echo that of native-born American blacks. The emergent complexity of black intra-racial identity and negotiations within the American polity raise new questions about black political incorporation, assimilation, acceptance, and fulfillment of the American Dream. By comparing Afro-Caribbean and African groups to native-born blacks, this book develops a more nuanced and accurate understanding of the 'new black America' in the twenty-first century. Lastly, Black Ethnics explores how foreign-born blacks create new ways of defining and understanding black politics and coalitions in the post-Civil Rights era.

Germany's Black Holocaust, 1890-1945


Author: Firpo W. Carr
Publisher: Scholar Technological
ISBN: 9780963129345
Category: History
Page: 254
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In the 1890s Blacks were tortured in German concentration camps in Southwest Africa (now called Namibia) when Adolph Hitler was only a child. Colonial German doctors conducted unspeakable medical experiments on these emaciated helpless Africans decades before such atrocities were ever visited upon the Jews. Thousands of Africans were massacred. Regrettably, historians neglected to properly register the slaughter-that is, to lift it from the footnote in history that it had been relegated to-until now. In an attempt to give the incidents their rightful recognition in the historical context of the Holocaust, Dr. Firpo W. Carr has authored a new book entitled, Germany?s Black Holocaust: 1890-1945. In it, he reveals the startling hidden history of Black victims of the Holocaust. The mayhem and carnage date back to the turn of the 20th century, many years before there were ever any other unfortunate victims-Jew or Gentile-of the Holocaust.

Professional Values in Nursing


Author: Lesley Baillie,Sharon Black
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444180614
Category: Medical
Page: 303
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This practical guide explores professional values in nursing, helping you to develop safe, compassionate, dignified, person-centred and evidence-based nursing practice. The emphasis of the book is on fundamental values of equality, dignity and caring. The authors discuss holistic nursing care, working in partnership with people and families, working collaboratively with the interprofessional team, vulnerability and safeguarding, challenging poor practice and promoting best practice. Features: Chapters linked to the Professional Values domain in the NMC Standards for pre-registration nursing education Strong evidence base to ensure best practice Accessible style with learning outcomes, practice scenarios, questions and activities Relevant to all fields of nursing, with practice scenarios representing people across the lifespan and with different healthcare needs Professional Values in Nursing is a valuable resource for all nursing students, helping to embed professional values in their everyday practice.

Black Rights/White Wrongs

The Critique of Racial Liberalism
Author: Charles W. Mills
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190245425
Category:
Page: 304
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Liberalism is the political philosophy of equal persons - yet liberalism has denied equality to those it saw as sub-persons. Liberalism is the creed of fairness - yet liberalism has been complicit with European imperialism and African slavery. Liberalism is the classic ideology of Enlightenment and political transparency - yet liberalism has cast a dark veil over its actual racist past and present. In sum, liberalism's promise of equal rights has historically been denied to blacks and other people of color. In Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism, political philosopher Charles Mills challenges mainstream accounts that ignore this history and its current legacy in self-conceivedly liberal polities today. Mills argues that rather than bracket as an anomaly the role of racism in the development of liberal theory, we should see it as shaping that theory in fundamental ways. As feminists have urged us to see the dominant form of liberalism as a patriarchal liberalism, so too Mills suggests we should see it as a racialized liberalism. It is unsurprising, then, if contemporary liberalism has yet to deliver on the recognition of black rights and the correction of white wrongs. These essays look at racial liberalism, past and present: "white ignorance" as a guilty ignoring of social reality that facilitates white racial domination; Immanuel Kant's role as the most important liberal theorist of both personhood and sub-personhood; the centrality of racial exploitation in the United States; and the evasion of white supremacy in John Rawls's "ideal theory" framing of social justice and in the work of most other contemporary white political philosophers. Nonetheless, Mills still believes that a deracialized liberalism is both possible and desirable. He concludes by calling on progressives to "Occupy liberalism!" and develop accordingly a radical liberalism aimed at achieving racial justice.

Black Citymakers

How The Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America
Author: Marcus Anthony Hunter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199948135
Category: History
Page: 286
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Black Citymakers revisits the Black Seventh Ward neighborhood and residents of W.E.B. DuBois's The Philadelphia Negro over the twentieth century. Hunter's analysis demonstrates that black Philadelphians were by not mere victims of large scale socio-economic and political change, but active participants influencing the direction of urban policy and change.