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Some are well known, such as Fernel, Malpighi, Baglivi, and Lancisi: some are historically obscure, such as Capivaccius, Sebizius, and J. C. Hufeland. The "grand climax" is reached with Ippolito Francesco Albertini (1662-1738). Albertini worked with Morgagni: he was a kinsman and assistant of Malpighi, and a close friend of Valsalva. Such a distinguished(More)
STEPHEN GARTON, Medicine and madness: a social history of insanity in New South Wales 1880-1940, The Modem History Series, Kensington, New South Wales University Press, 1988, 8vo, pp. viii, 212, illus., A$29.95, A$19.95, (paperback). Gradually we are piecing together the world of the asylum. Social historians have been attracted down those long corridors by(More)
One of the most intriguing changes in the orientation of medicine this century has been the decline and fall of the spa and water cure in the English-speaking world.' It is a demise that has been dramatic: even as late as the turn of the present century, doctors, patients, and therapeutic systems alike were commonly ardent advocates of the healing powers of(More)
The Nazis were able to capitalize on this authoritarian conception, just as they were able to play on the differences between the more conventionally authoritarian and scientific supporters of racial hygiene and the radical anti-Semites and racists. Just as Weindling provides a more complex understanding of the German Sonderweg, so he demonstrates that the(More)
The chemical composition of the essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation from the aerial parts of Hyptis verticillata Jacq. was elucidated by a combination of GC and GC-MS analyses. The oil was dominated by the sesquiterpenoids cadina-4,10(15)-dien-3-one (15.1%) (1) and aromadendr-1(10)-en-9-one (squamulosone) (30.7%) (2). The oil exhibited(More)
he classified them on the grounds of their symptoms." (pp. 60-61). In accordance with these assumptions Dr. Potter devotes much of his commentary to suggesting objective counterparts for the author's description of symptoms. I believe that this is an unprofitable undertaking, and that the assumptions are false. No-one would want to deny that there is some(More)
There have been many calls of late for the study of medical politics; Evans has put precept into practice, going beyond analysis of abstract ideologies to plot the precise interplay of real power politics with medical crises. Not least, he has drawn explicit international comparisons. Hamburg turns out to have been more English than the English: by contrast(More)
approach might have shown (following S. F. Cannon) just how indebted Lyell really was to Buckland's own actualistic style of reasoning. Once Rupke's orientation towards Buckland and Oxford is taken into account, his study has a great deal to recommend it. He gives excellent accounts of early cave palaeontology, of discoveries of monstrous fossil reptiles,(More)
Five different essential oil extractions of the aerial parts of Cleome spinosa Jacq. were examined. The oils obtained by hydrodistillation of the whole aerial parts, aerial parts without flowers (fruit, leaves and stem), flowers, fruits and leaves have been examined by GC-FID and GC-MS. The chemical profiles of the oils reveal the dominance of oxygenated(More)