In the Grip of Disease

Studies in the Greek Imagination

Author: G. E. R. Lloyd

Publisher: OUP Oxford


Category: History

Page: 280

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This original and lively book explores Greek ideas about health and disease and their influence on Greek thought. Fundamental issues such as causation and responsibility, purification and pollution, mind-body relations and gender differences, authority and the expert and who can challenge them, reality and appearances, good government, happiness, and good and evil themselves are deeply implicated. Using the evidence not just from Greek medical theory and practice but also from epic, lyric, tragedy, historiography, philosophy, and religion, G. E. R. Lloyd offers the first comprehensive account of the influence of Greek thought about health and disease on the Greek imagination.

Medical Record

Author: George Frederick Shrady



Category: Medicine


View: 945

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress



Category: Law


View: 177

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Parkinson's Disease

Anatomy, Pathology, and Therapy

Author: Max B. Streifler

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


Category: Medical

Page: 596

View: 649

Hard To Grip

A Memoir of Youth, Baseball, and Chronic Illness

Author: Emil DeAndreis

Publisher: IPG


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 778

In 2008, after a record-breaking career as a D1 college baseball player, Emil DeAndreis' life seemed set: He was twenty-three, in great shape, and had just been offered a contract to pitch professionally in Europe. Then his body fell apart. It started with elbow stiffness, then swelling in his wrist. Soon, his fingers were too bloated to grip a baseball. He had Rheumatoid Arthritis, a disease that causes swelling and eventual deterioration of the joints, mostly targeting old people and women. Hard To Grip tells the story of a young man's body giving out when he needs it most. It chronicles an ascending sports career, the ups and downs of life in the NCAA, and the challenges of letting go of pro baseball due to a dehumanizing condition. In a series of humorous anecdotes, Emil takes the reader on his bittersweet journey of a young man's having to grapple with an "old woman's disease." From striking out future major leaguer All Stars, to sitting in support groups; from breaking university records, to barely making it up the stairs; from language barriers with Chinese healers to figuring out how to be employed as a vegetable, this book unveils the disease with humor and fearless honesty through the eyes of an unlikely victim. This memoir is an honest, rueful and at times hilarious story about learning to come to terms with a new reality, and an inspiring account of how Emil learned to run with the disease and not from it.

The Journal of the American Medical Association

Author: American Medical Association



Category: American Medical Association


View: 427

Includes proceedings of the Association, papers read at the annual sessions, and list of current medical literature.

Get a Grip

A Take-Charge Approach to Living with Arthritis

Author: Amye Leong

Publisher: Tarcher


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 244

View: 479

The author draws from her own experiences with rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic, debilitating, and incurable disease, to present a compassionate and compelling guide, filled with inspiration and motivation, that will help readers to overcome the disease both at home and in the workplace. 12,500 first printing.