wombs with a view illustrations of the gravid uterus from the renaissance through the nineteenth century

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Wombs With A View

Author : Lawrence D. Longo
ISBN : 9783319235677
Genre : Medical
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The volume provides an archive of some of the most beautiful illustrations ever made of the gravid uterus with fetus and placenta, which will serve future generations of investigators, educators, and students of reproduction. The approximately two hundred figures from over one hundred volumes included are from the late fifteenth through the nineteenth century. For each author whose work is depicted in this volume, we have used the first edition or first illustrated edition. In the commentary, each volume and illustration is placed in its historical perspective, noting both the significance of that image, but also some background on the life and work of the author. For most of the works cited, there are additional references for the reader who may wish to explore these in greater depth. This volume is a unique collection not only of these historical images, but also their place in the development of scientific study.

Monster Und Kapitalismus

Author : Till Breyer
ISBN : 9783839438107
Genre : Social Science
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Die Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften dient als kritisches Medium für Diskussionen über »Kultur«, die Kulturwissenschaften und deren methodische Verfahren. Ausgehend vom internationalen Stand der Forschung sollen kulturelle Phänomene gleichermaßen empirisch konzis wie theoretisch avanciert betrachtet werden. Auch jüngste Wechselwirkungen von Human- und Naturwissenschaften werden reflektiert. Diese Ausgabe spürt der monströsen Ikonographie des Kapitalismus nach. Die Beiträge untersuchen ihre Geschichte und die Szenarien ihrer Darstellung ebenso wie ihre diskursiven und ideologischen Funktionen. Dabei werden Monster als Problemfiguren lesbar, anhand derer sich die Lebens- und Wissensformen kapitalistischer Verhältnisse befragen lassen. Der Debattenteil lotet das politische Potential der aktuellen Kulturwissenschaften aus und stellt die Frage nach einem »socio-political turn«.

Making Sex

Author : Thomas Walter Laqueur
ISBN : 0674543556
Genre : Psychology
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History of sex in the West from the ancients to the moderns by describing the developments in reproductive anatomy and physiology.

The Flaming Womb

Author : Barbara Watson Andaya
ISBN : 9780824829551
Genre : Social Science
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The Princess of the Flaming Womb, the Javanese legend that introduces this pioneering study, symbolizes the many ambiguities attached to femaleness in Southeast Asian societies. Yet, despite these ambiguities, the relatively egalitarian nature of male-female relations in Southeast Asia is central to arguments claiming a coherent identity for the region. This challenging work by senior scholar Barbara Watson Andaya considers such contradictions while offering a thought-provoking view of Southeast Asian history that focuses on women's roles and perceptions. Andaya explores the broad themes of the early modern era (1500-1800) - the introduction of new religions, major economic shifts, changing patterns of state control, the impact of elite lifestyles and behaviors - drawing on an extraordinary range of sources and citing numerous examples from Thai, Vietnamese, Burmese, Philippine, and Malay societies.

Ephemeral Bodies

Author : Roberta Panzanelli
ISBN : 0892368772
Genre : Art
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The material history of wax is a history of disappearance--wax melts, liquefies, evaporates, and undergoes innumerable mutations. Wax is tactile, ambiguous, and mesmerizing, confounding viewers and scholars alike. It can approximate flesh with astonishing realism and has been used to create uncanny human simulacra since ancient times--from phallic amulets offered to heal distressing conditions and life-size votive images crammed inside candlelit churches by the faithful, to exquisitely detailed anatomical specimens used for training doctors and Medardo Rosso's "melting" portraits. The critical history of wax, however, is fraught with gaps and controversies. After Giorgio Vasari, the subject of wax sculpture was abandoned by art historians; in the twentieth century it once again sparked intellectual interest, only soon to vanish. The authors of the eight essays in Ephemeral Bodies--including the first English translation of Julius von Schlosser's seminal "History of Portraiture in Wax" (1910-11)--break new ground as they explore wax reproductions of the body or body parts and assess their conceptual ambiguity, material impermanence, and implications for the history of Western art.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Author : Martin Clayton
ISBN : 1606060201
Genre : Art
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Reproduces Leonardo's "Anatomical Manuscript A," created in the winter of 1510-1511, with notes in his characteristic mirror writing, as well as the same pages with the text in English translation, and discusses its background and accuracy.

Medieval And Early Renaissance Medicine

Author : Nancy G. Siraisi
ISBN : 0226761312
Genre : History
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Western Europe supported a highly developed and diverse medical community in the late medieval and early Renaissance periods. In her absorbing history of this complex era in medicine, Siraisi explores the inner workings of the medical community and illustrates the connections of medicine to both natural philosophy and technical skills.

More Harm Than Good

Author : Edzard Ernst
ISBN : 9783319699417
Genre : Medical
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This book reveals the numerous ways in which moral, ethical and legal principles are being violated by those who provide, recommend or sell ‘complementary and alternative medicine’ (CAM). The book analyses both academic literature and internet sources that promote CAM. Additionally the book presents a number of brief scenarios, both hypothetical and real-life, about individuals who use CAM or who fall prey to ethically dubious CAM practitioners. The events and conundrums described in these scenarios could happen to almost anyone. Professor emeritus of complementary medicine Edzard Ernst together with bioethicist Kevin Smith provide a thorough and authoritative ethical analysis of a range of CAM modalities, including acupuncture, chiropractic, herbalism, and homeopathy. This book could and should interest all medical professionals who have contact to complementary medicine and will be an invaluable reference for patients deliberating which course of treatment to adopt.

The Cambridge History Of Medicine

Author : Roy Porter
ISBN : 9780521864268
Genre : Medical
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The Cambridge History of Medicine surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present. Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, this 2006 volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, engaging with the issues, discoveries, and controversies that have characterized medical progress.

Leonardo On The Human Body

Author : Leonardo da Vinci
ISBN : 9780486319278
Genre : Art
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Here are clear reproductions of over 1,200 anatomical drawings by one of humanity's greatest geniuses — still considered, nearly five centuries later, the finest ever rendered. With 215 plates, including studies of the osteological, myological, nervous, respiratory, alimentary, and genito-urinary system, this treasury will be admired by artists and scientists alike.

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