Recursos de Sanidad, Biomedicina y Salud



De ayer a hoy. Historia de la Medicina

Un afortunado encuentro con Ana Pobo Castañer en Internet me ha dado la ocasión de asomarme a ese territorio fronterizo en el que la memoria afectiva de un legado familiar adquiere una nueva dimensión de su valor al transformarse en material de investigación, en un recurso útil a la comunidad.

Ana me regaló un ejemplar de De ayer a hoy, un tocho de casi 600 páginas en el que muestra, a base de fotografías fundamentalmente, una peculiar lectura de la evolución del mundo del medicamento desde la óptica de un médico, su abuelo, José Castañer, a través de su legado de documentos, aparataje clínico y muestras de productos farmacéuticos, atesorado en la casa familiar de Teruel.

El trabajo de inventario y documentación que está coordinando Ana con este tesoro familiar va saliendo a la luz, con pocos recursos y mucho entusiasmo, en una lenta pero incesante transmutación del recuerdo en datos. De ayer a hoy es una ventana abierta al conocimiento del contexto del ejercicio de la Medicina desde el reinado de Alfonso XIII a la transición democrática del final de los años 70 del siglo XX. Todo un lujo, disfrutar de las imágenes de los envases de chicles de penicilina; o descubrir con asombro el aparato portátil de rayos x inventado por el manchego Mónico Sánchez, olvidado en su país y reconocido fuera de él; o sonreír con las estrategias publicitarias de la industria farmacéutica de los años 50 del pasado siglo...

Asomarse a este libro es pasear por la memoria sanitaria de un país. Ahí va una reseña más formal, publicada en El Librepensador.


Medicine by Design

In the history of Medicine, hospitals are usually seen as passive reflections of advances in medical knowledge and technology. In 'Medicine by Design', Annmarie Adams challenges these assumptions, examining how hospital design influenced the development of twentieth-century medicine and demonstrating the importance of these specialized buildings in the history of architecture.At the center of this work is Montreal's landmark Royal Victoria Hospital, built in 1893. Drawing on a wide range of visual and textual sources, Adams uses the Royal Vic -along with other hospitals built or modified over the next fifty years-to explore critical issues in architecture and medicine: the role of gender and class in both fields, the transformation of patients into consumers, the introduction of new medical concepts and technologies, and the use of domestic architecture and regionally inspired imagery to soften the jarring impact of high-tech medicine.

Historia del nacimiento de la Sociedad Española de Cardiología y de las sociedades filiales


Recopilación de la información fundacional de las sociedades profesionales de Cardiología en España. Proyecto elaborado con el soporte de Laboratorios Lacer.

The Healthy Jew: The Symbiosis of Judaism and Modern Medicine

'The Healthy Jew' traces the culturally revealing story of how Moses, the rabbis, and other Jewish thinkers came to be understood as medical authorities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Such a radically different interpretation, by scholars and popular writers alike, resulted in new, widespread views on the salubrious effects of, for example, circumcision, Jewish sexual purity laws, and kosher foods. The Healthy Jew explores this interpretative tradition in the light of a number of broader debates over 'civilization' and 'culture,' Orientalism, religion and science (in the wake of Darwin), anti-Semitism and Jewish apologetics, and the scientific and medical discoveries and debates that revolutionized the fields of bacteriology, preventive medicine, and genetics/eugenics.

David Paul Von Hansemann: Contributions to Oncology

In 1890, just a few years after the discovery of the chromosomes, David Paul Hansemann, a pathologist-in-training with the famous Rudolph Virchow in Berlin, produced a theory of the pathogenesis of cancer involving the key current concept: that the first change which occurs in cancer is an alteration of the hereditary material of a normal cell at the site where the cancerous process begins. In the process of linking cancer to chromosomal material, Hansemann coined the terms "anaplasia" and "dedifferentiation." These terms have remained the basis of descriptive terms concerning the microscopical appearances of tumours ever since. Nevertheless, despite the popularity of his terminology, Hansemann's ideas were attacked vigorously by almost all proponents of rival theories of the nature of cancer. Partly due to these disputes during his life-time, and partly due to other factors, interest in von Hansemann's ideas diminished during the twentieth century and his works are rarely mentioned today. This book presents translations of all the relevant German texts, and analyses the background and context of Hansemann's theories as well as the reasons why he was almost completely forgotten.

Vienna: A Doctor's Guide: 15 Walking Tours Through Vienna's Medical History

"The streets of Vienna are paved with history of medicine," the famous Viennese writer and journalist Karl Kraus could have said. In fact, an attentive visitor can't move through the city without being reminded by all the street names, historical buildings, monuments or memorial stones that Vienna has been a capital of medicine where students and doctors from all over the world came to learn. This city guide is meant for all the visitors of this fascinating city, who are interested in the history of medicine. 15 walks through the city show the reader the traces of the old medical Vienna: the Fools'Tower, Freud's private practice and apartment, the workplaces of many famous physicians, through the Old General Hospital, the old university, or the most important pathological museums. Many unknown details and anecdotes are included as well as a short history of Vienna and some gourmet tips and the famous Viennese coffee shops for relaxing.

Matters of Exchange

In this wide-ranging and stimulating book, a leading authority on the history of medicine and science presents convincing evidence that Dutch commerce--not religion--inspired the rise of science in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Harold J. Cook scrutinizes a wealth of historical documents relating to the study of medicine and natural history in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe, Brazil, South Africa, and Asia during this era, and his conclusions are fresh and exciting. He uncovers direct links between the rise of trade and commerce in the Dutch Empire and the flourishing of scientific investigation.Cook argues that engaging in commerce changed the thinking of Dutch citizens, leading to a new emphasis on such values as objectivity, accumulation, and description. The preference for accurate information that accompanied the rise of commerce also laid the groundwork for the rise of science globally, wherever the Dutch engaged in trade. Medicine and natural history were fundamental aspects of this new science, as reflected in the development of gardens for both pleasure and botanical study, anatomical theaters, curiosity cabinets, and richly illustrated books about nature. Sweeping in scope and original in its insights, this book revises previous understandings of the history of science and ideas.

The Historiography of Contemporary Science, Technology, and Medicine

As historians turn to work on post-1945 science, there has been growing debates about the historiographical problems associated with the history of contemporary science. Bringing together authorities on the historiography and methodology of contemporary science, this book reviews the problems facing historians of technology, science and medicine.

A Short History of Medicine

In this lively, learned, and wholly engrossing volume, F. González-Crussi presents a brief yet authoritative five-hundred-year history of the science, the philosophy, and the controversies of modern medicine. While this illuminating work mainly explores Western medicine over the past five centuries, González-Crussi also describes how modern medicine's roots extend to both Greco-Roman antiquity and Eastern medical traditions. Covered here in engaging detail are the birth of anatomy and the practice of dissections; the transformation of surgery from a gruesome art to a sophisticated medical specialty; a short history of infectious diseases; the evolution of the diagnostic process; advances in obstetrics and anesthesia; and modern psychiatric therapies and the challenges facing organized medicine today. González-Crussi's approach to these and other topics stems from his professed belief that the history of medicine isn't just a continuum of scientific achievement but is deeply influenced by the personalities of the men and women who made or implemented these breakthroughs. And, as we learn, this field's greatest practitioners were, like the rest of us, human beings with flaws, weaknesses, and limitations-including some who were scoundrels.Insightful, informed, and at times controversial in its conclusions, A Short History of Medicine offers an exceptional introduction to the major and many minor facets of its subject. Written by a renowned author and educator, this book gives us the very essence of humankind's search to mitigate suffering, save lives, and unearth the mysteries of the human animal.

Medical Identities

Based on ethnographic data, this book looks at the self-fashioning of various healers and promoters of well-being. It also considers how caregivers are viewed by others, and how their identities are influenced by social and cultural factors.

Medicine and Religion in Enlightenment Europe

The Enlightenment period is considered to be a period when religion was obliged to give way to rationality. However, there are indications in scholarship that this may be an overstatement. It appears that religion retained many of its customary relations with medicine. This book explores how far, and the ways in which, this was still the case.

Harmony in Healing: The Theoretical Basis of Ancient and Medieval Medicin

The union of medicine and astronomy gave birth to a progeny that populated the Western world for more than two millennia. This scientific structure rested on the ancient principles of cosmology, astronomy, and the concept of universal harmony. This book tells the tale of how they influenced humankind's efforts to maintain health and fight disease.

Medieval Islamic Medicine

Medieval Islamic Medicine is organized around five topics: the emergence of medieval Islamic medicine and its intense crosspollination with other cultures; the theoretical medical framework; the function of physicians within the larger society; medical care as seen through preserved case histories; and the role of magic and devout religious invocations in scholarly as well as everyday medicine. A concluding chapter on the "afterlife" concerns the impact of this tradition on modern European medical practices, and its continued practice today. The book includes an index of persons and their books; a timeline of developments in East and West; and a chapter-by-chapter annotated bibliographic essay.

The White House Physician: A History from Washington to George W. Bush

When President George Washington fell ill six short weeks after his inauguration, he summoned Samuel Bard, one of the most prominent physicians of the day. Thereafter, when residing at his presidential home in Manhattan, Washington consistently relied on Bard for medical care during the remainder of his presidency. Thus Bard became the first in a line of presidential physicians, the providers of medical care for Americas chief executive. From George Washington to George W. Bush, this volume examines 217 years of health care in the White House and the men and women who ministered to these presidential patients. Beginning with that first presidential physicians visit on June 13, 1789, it analyzes the relationshipssometimes fruitful and sometimes disastrousof the presidents with their physicians. While biographical sketches detailing the background of each physician are included, the main focus of the work is the especially complex physician-patient relationship and the ways in which it has changed over time. The evolution of the presidential physicians responsibilities is also discussed, as are developments in American medicine during presidential terms.

Principles and Practice of Clinical Research

The second edition of this innovative work again provides a unique perspective on the clinical discovery process by providing input from experts within the NIH on the principles and practice of clinical research. Molecular medicine, genomics, and proteomics have opened vast opportunities for translation of basic science observations to the bedside through clinical research. As an introductory reference it gives clinical investigators in all fields an awareness of the tools required to ensure research protocols are well designed and comply with the rigorous regulatory requirements necessary to maximize the safety of research subjects. Complete with sections on the history of clinical research and ethics, copious figures and charts, and sample documents it serves as an excellent companion text for any course on clinical research and as a must-have reference for seasoned researchers.

La colección artística de la Real Academia de Medicina de Sevilla 1700-2000


Selección de imágenes de la colección pictórica de esta institución académica. Inlcuye retratos de médicos ilustres y dibujos utilizados en la docencia médica. Obra patrocinada por Caja San Fernando (Cajasol).

Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-2003). Ciencia y Arte


Estudio sobre las técnicas de fotografía y didujo usadas por Cajal. Comentarios basados en el material del legado del científico. El libro recoge los contenidos de la exposición Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-2003). Evento y edición respaldados por Caja Madrid.


Los hospitales a través de la historia y el arte

Evolución de los hospitales y de la medicina hospitalaria a través de textos históricos y obras de arte.

Médicos en los museos


Comentarios de retratos pictóricos de médicos ilustres de todas las épocas históricas.

Magic Cancer Bullet. How a Tiny Orange Pill is Rewriting Medical History

El presidente y CEO de Novartis, Daniel Vasella, explica con la ayuda de Robert Slater, autor de business books de éxito, la historia del proceso de I+D que condujo a la aparición del imatinib (Glivec, Gleevec) para tratar la leucemia mieloide crónica.

Estudios médico-topográficos de Sevilla (2 vols. más índice)


Autores: PH. HAUSER
Facsímil de esta obra del siglo XIX relativa al estudio de la salud pública en la ciudad de Sevilla.