Last Updated: Apr 14, 2015
Dr. Mütter's Marvels
Call Number: BIO MUT
Publication Date: 2014-09-04
Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools--or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. Award-winning writer Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter's efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation--despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals.
Call Number: 610.3 DOB
Publication Date: 2008-02-01
Essays on 50 key diseases, plagues and epidemics function both as self contained mini histories of individual diseases and as part of a larger narrative chronicling the history of medicine. Includes timelines, boxed features on significant medical breakthroughs, fascinating case histories, anecdotes and medical curiosities. Contains 150 color photographs.
Call Number: 616.9 INF
Publication Date: 2011-01-15
Outbreaks of infectious disease pose some of the greatest public health risks to humans across the globe. Although an increasing number of preventative measures and cures are available against a number of these threats, many are still untreatable or have no remedy. However, the human response to these diseases has matured as increasing awareness and new scientific research emerges. This volume examines the many causes and effects of bacterial, viral, and other forms of disease, as well as the various steps taken over time to mitigate the damaging consequences of infection.
Melanoma Skin Cancer
Call Number: 616.99 MEL
Publication Date: 2012-02-22
This pocket-sized reference covers everything from the risk factors of melanoma skin cancer to the diagnosis procedure to living well after treatment. With greater public awareness, early detection of melanoma skin cancer is on the rise and mortality rates are declining; this medical guide emphasizes that all patients should be well-informed decision makers in planning their own treatment and is updated with the latest patient treatment guidelines. An advanced dictionary of cancer-related terms and a list of critical questions to ask health care administrators are also included.
Call Number: 616.99 JUE
Publication Date: 2007-12-10
Discusses the causes and types of skin cancer, how to diagnose and prevent the skin cancer, and the treatments available.
Call Number: 616.99 EGA
Publication Date: 2005-08-01
Filled with helpful information on this preventable form of cancer, the author explores how cells can becomecancerous and how skin cancer in particular develops. It covers the differences between non-melanomas and melanoma, the current statistics regarding fatality rates, and the frequency of occurrence of each type of skincancer. Using sidebars, clear captions, and full-colorphotos, this book covers current and emergingtreatment options, preventative measures, alternative treatments, and education.
Call Number: 616.994 ROD
Publication Date: 1990-01-01
-- A complete overview of the health issues that are of vital concern to the public -- Presents up-to-date information on a wide range of topics, from basic anatomy and physiology to ethical and legal issues -- Written chiefly by leading medical and science journalists
These foundations exist to raise funds and advocate for research for their respective diseases and to provide information for patients, families and the general public.
Integumentary Disease: 50 pts.
Your task will be to produce a thorough presentation on one human integumentary disease/ disorder. The report may take one of several forms. You may produce a traditional written report, a PowerPoint presentation, a website, poster board, or other media (please get approval from Ms. Schade). The final form of presentation you choose will need to include all the elements listed in this rubric.
In brief, the following elements are necessary for a complete presentation:
- An introduction to the disease which will include a short statement on each of the following topics: (20 pts.)
- The nature of the disease (what is the definition of this disease).
- The cause of the disease (typically a pathogen, although you may also choose a genetic disease).
- The prevalence of the disease (How many people are affected by the disease).
- The range of the disease (How is this disease distributed worldwide).
- Typical symptoms
- The course of the disease and its prognosis. (What is the typical fate of the individual who catches this disease?)
- The severity of the disease (How "bad" is the disease? Is it fatal? How many people who catch the disease actually die of this disease, are permanently scarred, etc.?)
- Can the disease be transmitted? If yes, what is the vector? If not, why?
- Any other interesting facts about the disease.
- Graphics of basic biology of the pathogen/disease process. Include at the following: (10 pts.)
- An illustration, animation or photograph of the microbiology of the pathogen and/or disease process (cause of disease; virus, bacteria, microorganism, autoimmune, etc. and how it affects the human body).
- An illustration, animation or photograph of the appearance of any diseased organ, tissue or body part.
- How the disease is diagnosed and treated including: (10 pts.)
- How is the disease/disorder diagnosed?
- Prevention of the disease- is it possible?
- Medical treatments including:
- Modern medicine or drug therapies
- Cutting-edge research
- Fully annotated bibliography using Noodletools in APA advanced form (10 pts.) (http://noodletools.com) Using Noodletools, prepare a proper bibliography with annotations. This bibliography can be embedded in the presentation or linked to Ms. Schade’s noodletools folder (Integumentary Disease Research AP1). You must include at least one book, one journal/magazine, and one web resource in your bibliography.
- For every fact, group of facts or illustrations that you find on the web, you must provide a proper citation with the web address of the site where you found that information and include in your bibliography.
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