2018-09-01

2018‧9月主題書展選介

本月為醫學人文書展

展示地點為:

北醫總館-二樓內部電梯兩側書架區(40冊)
萬芳分館-五樓圖書室(35冊)
雙和分館-一樓圖書室(35冊)

1《Sexual violence against Jewish women during the Holocaust》

2《Philosophical reflections on disability》

3《Pirate latitudes : a novel》

4《Human subjects research after the Holocaust》

5《When doctors kill : who, why, and how》

6《From paralysis to fatigue : a history of psychosomatic illness in the modern era》

7《More than genes : what science can tell us about toxic chemicals, development, and the risk to our children》

8《Nurses and midwives in Nazi Germany : the euthanasia programs》

9《The doctor's book of humorous quotations : a treasury of quotes, jokes, and one-liners about doctors & health care》

10《Anyone, anything, anytime : a history of emergency medicine》

※ 展示期間:9/1-9/30。展示期間不外借,也不可預約。
完整9月主題書展書單(共110冊)。

《Sexual violence against Jewish women during the Holocaust》

Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust (HBI Series on Jewish Women)作者:Hedgepeth, Sonja M. (EDT)/ Saidel, Rochelle G. (EDT)

Using testimonies, Nazi documents, memoirs, and artistic representations, this volume broadens and deepens comprehension of Jewish women's experiences of rape and other forms of sexual violence during the Holocaust. The book goes beyond previous studies, and challenges claims that Jewish women were not sexually violated during the Holocaust.
This anthology by an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars addresses topics such as rape, forced prostitution, assaults on childbearing, artistic representations of sexual violence, and psychological insights into survivor trauma. These subjects have been relegated to the edges or completely left out of Holocaust history, and this book aims to shift perceptions and promote new discourse.

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2樓電梯兩側書展區

索書號

D804.47 S518v

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《Philosophical reflections on disability》

Philosophical Reflections on Disability作者:Ralston, D. Christopher (EDT)/ Ho, Justin (EDT)

This project draws together the diverse strands of the debate regarding disability in a way never before combined in a single volume. After providing a representative sampling of competing philosophical approaches to the conceptualization of disability as such, the volume goes on to address such themes as the complex interplay between disability and quality of life, questions of social justice as it relates to disability, and the personal dimensions of the disability experience.By explicitly locating the discussion of various applied ethical questions within the broader theoretical context of how disability is best conceptualized, the volume seeks to bridge the gap between abstract philosophical musings about the nature of disease, illness and disability found in much of the philosophy of medicine literature, on the one hand, and the comparatively concrete but less philosophical discourse frequently encountered in much of the disability studies literature. It also critically examines various claims advanced by disability advocates, as well as those of their critics.In bringing together leading scholars in the fields of moral theory, bioethics, and disability studies, this volume makes a unique contribution to the scholarly literature, while also offering a valuable resource to instructors and students interested in a text that critically examines and assesses various approaches to some of the most vexing problems in contemporary social and political philosophy.

館藏地

2樓電梯兩側書展區

索書號

HV1568.2 P568r

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《Pirate latitudes : a novel》

Pirate Latitudes作者:Crichton, Michael

In this New York Times bestselling novel, master of suspense Michael Crichton delivers an irresistible tale of swashbuckling pirates in the New World—a classic story of treasure and betrayal.

The Caribbean, 1665. A remote colony of the English Crown, the island of Jamaica holds out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish empire. Port Royal, its capital, is a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses. In this steamy climate there’s a living to be made, a living that can end swiftly by disease—or by dagger. For Captain Charles Hunter, gold in Spanish hands is gold for the taking, and the law of the land rests with those ruthless enough to make it. Word in port is that a galleon, fresh from New Spain, is awaiting repairs in a nearby harbor....

Pirate Latitudes is Michael Crichton at his best: a rollicking adventure tale pulsing with relentless action, crackling atmosphere, and heart-pounding suspense.

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2樓電梯兩側書展區

索書號

PS3553.R48 C928p

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《Human subjects research after the Holocaust》

Human Subjects Research after the Holocaust作者:Sheldon Rubenfeld and Susan Benedict

“An engaging, compelling and disturbing confrontation with evil …a book that will be transformative in its call for individual and collective moral responsibility." – Michael A. Grodin, M.D., Professor and Director, Project on Medicine and the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Boston University

Human Subjects Research after the Holocaust challenges you to confront the misguided medical ethics of the Third Reich personally, and to apply the lessons learned to contemporary human subjects research. While it is comforting to believe that Nazi physicians, nurses, and bioscientists were either incompetent, mad, or few in number, they were, in fact, the best in the world at the time, and the vast majority participated in the government program of “applied biology.” They were not coerced to behave as they did―they enthusiastically exploited widely accepted eugenic theories to design horrendous medical experiments, gas chambers and euthanasia programs, which ultimately led to mass murder in the concentration camps. Americans provided financial support for their research, modeled their medical education and research after the Germans, and continued to perform unethical human subjects research even after the Nuremberg Doctors’ Trial. The German Medical Association apologized in 2012 for the behavior of its physicians during the Third Reich. By examining the medical crimes of human subjects researchers during the Third Reich, you will naturally examine your own behavior and that of your colleagues, and perhaps ask yourself "If the best physicians and bioscientists of the early 20th century could do evil while believing they were doing good, can I be certain that I will never do the same?"

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2樓電梯兩側書展區

索書號

W20.55.H9 H918s

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《When doctors kill : who, why, and how》

When Doctors Kill: Who, Why, and How作者:Joshua A. Perper and Stephen J. Cina

It would come as no surprise that many readers may be shocked and intrigued by the title of our book. Some (especially our medical colleagues) may wonder why it is even worthwhile to raise the issue of killing by doctors. Killing is clearly an- thetical to the Art and Science of Medicine, which is geared toward easing pain and suffering and to saving lives rather than smothering them. Doctors should be a source of comfort rather than a cause for alarm. Nevertheless, although they often don’t want to admit it, doctors are people too. Physicians have the same genetic library of both endearing qualities and character defects as the rest of us but their vocation places them in a position to intimately interject themselves into the lives of other people. In most cases, fortunately, the positive traits are dominant and doctors do more good than harm. While physicists and mathematicians paved the road to the stars and deciphered the mysteries of the atom, they simultaneously unleashed destructive powers that may one day bring about the annihilation of our planet. Concurrently, doctors and allied scientists have delved into the deep secrets of the body and mind, mastering the anatomy and physiology of the human body, even mapping the very molecules that make us who we are. But make no mistake, a person is not simply an elegant b- logical machine to be marveled at then dissected.

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2樓電梯兩側書展區

索書號

W44.1 P453w

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《From paralysis to fatigue : a history of psychosomatic illness in the modern era》

From Paralysis to Fatigue: A History of Psychosomatic Illness in the Modern Era作者:Shorter, Edward

In the 19th century, when gender roles were more confining, the dominant forms of psychosomatic illness were paralysis and hysteria. Today, when people experience confusion about the abundant possibilities available to them, when all is permitted, the dominant complaint is fatigue. Edward Shorter's history shows how patients throughout the centuries have produced symptoms in tandem with the cultural shifts of larger society. He argues that newly popularized diseases such as chronic fatigue syndrome are only the most recent examples of patients' ailments that express the deepest truths about the culture in which we live.

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2樓電梯兩側書展區

索書號

WM90 S559f

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