Thornton's Medical Books, Libraries, and Collectors

Thornton's Medical Books, Libraries, and Collectors

Author: John Leonard Thornton

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009560140

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 458

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This book is the standard work on the production, distribution and storage of medical literature from the earliest times. This third edition, edited by Alain Besson, is in keeping with the author's original intention and retains the basic structure of the first two editions. A new team of contributors have each provided chapters on their specialized subject to ensure a wide-ranging but detailed study. The opening chapter 'Medical Books before the Invention of Printing' now focuses on the production and transmission of medical manuscripts in the West, instead of giving a shallow treatment to the entire field of manuscript studies.

Medical Books, Libraries and Collectors

Medical Books, Libraries and Collectors

Author: John Leonard Thornton

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010147000

Category: Medical libraries

Page: 506

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Introductory history of the production, distribution and storage of medical literature from the earliest times. Plates are facsimilies from medical literature of the sixteenth-nineteenth centuries.

Thornton's Medical Books, Libraries, and Collectors

Thornton's Medical Books, Libraries, and Collectors

Author: John Leonard Thornton

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015017921456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 458

View: 400

This book is the standard work on the production, distribution and storage of medical literature from the earliest times. This third edition, edited by Alain Besson, is in keeping with the author's original intention and retains the basic structure of the first two editions. A new team of contributors have each provided chapters on their specialized subject to ensure a wide-ranging but detailed study. The opening chapter 'Medical Books before the Invention of Printing' now focuses on the production and transmission of medical manuscripts in the West, instead of giving a shallow treatment to the entire field of manuscript studies.

Thornton and Tully's Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors

Thornton and Tully's Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors

Author: Andrew Hunter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351878951

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

View: 853

In the 25 years since the last edition of Thornton and Tully’s Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors was published, scientific publishing has mushroomed, developed new forms, and the academic discipline and popular appreciation of the history of science have grown apace. This fourth edition discusses these changes and ponders the implications of developments in publishing at the end of the twentieth century, while concentrating its gaze upon the dissemination of scientific ideas and knowledge from Antiquity to the industrial age. In this shift of focus it departs from previous editions, and for the first time a chapter on Islamic science is included. Recurrent themes in several of the ten essays in the present volume are the definition of ’science’ itself, and its transmutation by publishing media and the social context. Two essays on the collecting of scientific books provide a counterpoint, and the book is grounded on a rigorous chapter on bibliographies. The timely publication of Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors comes at the coincidence of the advent of electronic publishing and the millennium, a dramatic moment at which to take stock.

Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences, Sixth Edition

Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences, Sixth Edition

Author: Jeffrey T. Huber

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911846

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 488

View: 395

Prepared in collaboration with the Medical Library Association, this completely updated, revised, and expanded edition lists classic and up-to-the-minute print and electronic resources in the health sciences, helping librarians find the answers that library users seek. Included are electronic versions of traditionally print reference sources, trustworthy electronic-only resources, and resources that library users can access from home or on the go through freely available websites or via library licenses. In this benchmark guide, the authors Include new chapters on health information seeking, point-of-care sources, and global health sources Focus on works that can be considered foundational or essential, in both print and electronic formats Address questions librarians need to consider in developing and maintaining their reference collections When it comes to questions involving the health sciences, this valuable resource will point both library staff and the users they serve in the right direction.

International Dictionary of Library Histories

International Dictionary of Library Histories

Author: David H. Stam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136777851

Category: History

Page: 1086

View: 210

Following the format of Fitzroy Dearborn's highly successful International Dictionary of Historic Places and International Dictionary of University Histories, the International Dictionary of Library Histories provides basic information for each institution - location and holdings - followed by an extensive (1,000-5,000 word) essay on its history as well as a Further Reading list. In addition, the dictionary includes introductory articles on the history of various types of libraries and a library history in various regions of the world. The dictionary profiles more than 200 institutions from around the world, including the world's most important research libraries and other libraries with globally or regionally notable collections, innovative traditions, and significant and interesting histories. The essays take advantage of the growing scholarship of library history to provide insightful overviews of each institution, including not only the traditional values of these libraries but their innovations as well, such as developments in automated systems and electronic delivery. The profiles will emphasize the unique materials of research in these institutions - archives, manuscripts, personal and institutional papers. The introductory articles on types of libraries include topics ranging from theological libraries to prison libraries, from the ancient to the digital. An international team of more than 200 leading scholars in the field have contributed essays to the project.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds

Author: Russell C. Maulitz

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512804294

Category: Medical

Page: 404

View: 645

The history of medicine has come to occupy a significant place in our understanding of modern society and the American cultural fabric. To fully understand and appreciate American medicine in the twentieth century one must contend with the twin processes of specialization and professionalization. Grand Rounds considers the critical period for these two processes, the years between World War I and the Vietnam era. A diverse group of contributors (clinicians as well as historians and "participant-observers") outline broad themes involved in the evolution of modern internal medicine and trace the origins of sub­specialties such as cardiology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, infectious diseases, and nephrology. Paul Beeson, Rosemary Stevens, and others discuss the literature, diagnostic approaches, and therapeutic research in the field. Grand Rounds will be of interest to historians of science and medicine, students of American civilization, and medical practitioners.