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It is claimed that the same linguistic means of term-formation as those found in Celsus continued to be used by medical writers until the fifth century, with variation only in detail (pp. 184, 200-1; contrast p. 87). Given the level of generality of the description (borrowing; affixation; semantic extension; use of noun phrases), it would be amazing were(More)
The first medical article on the hazards of asbestos dust appeared in the British Medical Journal in 1924. Following inquiries by Edward Merewether and Charles Price, the British government introduced regulations to control dangerous dust emissions in UK asbestos factories. Until the 1960s these appeared to have addressed the problem effectively. Only then,(More)
  • P W J Bartrip
  • 2003
Between the early 1960s and his death, Irving John Selikoff (1915-1992) was the dominant figure in the field of asbestos and health. He was particularly important in helping to establish a causal association between relatively low and spasmodic exposure to asbestos dust on the part of insulation workers and excess mortality rates. Through scientific and(More)
In 1953 myxomatosis, a viral disease of rabbits, broke out in Britain for the first time. It rapidly killed tens of millions of the animals from Kent to the Shetlands. Many farmers and foresters welcomed a disease that virtually eliminated a longstanding and serious agricultural pest. Others were horrified by the sight of thousands of dead and dying(More)
treated cancer sufferers with herbal infusions, derived, according to her own account, from a native American recipe. Clow dedicates the second half of her book to explaining why, "while Connell was described as an experimenter and Hett was depicted as a maverick, Caisse was considered a quack" (p. 85). But before she turns to her three protagonists, she(More)
continue employing physicians who had allowed relatives to die, would have been resolved had she systematically applied her initial insight. The issue was not, as she says elsewhere, about appropriate medical knowledge or setting standards of care, but about the care of the soul in its physical setting, a job which might be done as well by an educated(More)
administered anaesthesia also was remarkable: in patients' houses or lodgings, the private consulting rooms of surgeons and dentists, the great London hospitals, fashionable West End hotels, and Buckingham Palace. Presented with this range in social space and social position, one wonders whether the expectations about differential need for anaesthesia(More)