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The Word As Scalpel

By Samuel W. Bloom
  • ISBN Code: : 0198023642
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Social Science
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"A doctor can damage a patient as much with a misplaced word as with a slip of the scalpel." In this statement, from Lawrence J. Henderson, a famous physician whose name is part of the basic science of medicine, epitomizes the central theme of The Word as Scalpel. If words, the main substance of human relations, are so potent for harm, how equally powerful they can be to help if used with disciplined knowledge and understanding. Nowhere does this simple truth apply more certainly than in the behavior of a physician. Medical Sociology studies the full social context of health and disease, the interpersonal relations, social institutions, and the influence of social factors on the problems of medicine. Throughout its history, medical sociology divides naturally into two parts: the pre-modern, represented by various studies of health and social problems in Europe and the United States until the second World War, and the modern post-war period. The modern period has seen rapid growth and the achievement of the full formal panoply of professionalism. This engaging account documents the development of professional associations, official journals, and programs of financial support, both private and governmental. Written by a distinguished pioneer in medical sociology, The Word as Scalpel is a definitive study of a relatively new, but critically important field.

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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By turns gleefully precise and happily contrarian, this is a highly opinionated guide to better communication. In Literally, the Best Language Book Ever, author Paul Yeager attacks with a linguistic scalpel the illogical expressions and misappropriated meanings that are so commonplace and annoying. Identifying hundreds of common language miscues, Yeager provides an astute look at the world of words and how we abuse them every day. For the grammar snobs looking for any port in a storm of subpar syntax, or the self-confessed rubes seeking a helping hand, this witty guide can transform even the least literate into the epitome of eloquence.

Dancing in the Dungeon

By Ron Ethridge
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1098025164
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 774
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Book Short Summary:

Dancing in the Dungeon: Suffering with Hopeful Joy for God's Glory faces with quiet and courageous faith the challenges that come when life leads into pain and suffering. By combining an honest portrait of his own experiences and his journey through suffering with the riches of Scripture, Ron Ethridge offers a way to embrace God's comfort in severe circumstances leading to hopeful joy. In this book, Ron offers accounts of his suffering and suggests passages of Scripture that can enable you to experience God's comfort in the midst of such circumstances. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and reflections that examine in greater detail at specific theological questions. If you have suffered or are suffering, and wondered what God may be doing in your life, if you know someone who is suffering, or if people ask you for help when they suffer, Dancing in the Dungeon is an excellent resource for those circumstances. Dancing in the Dungeon is filled with the comfort and encouragement God offers to all who will seek Him.

The Scalpel and the Cross

By Gene L. Green
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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310516064
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 961
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Book Short Summary:

We know the bedrock themes upon which the Christian faith stands: creation, fall, redemption, restoration. As Christians, we live within these great moments of God’s plan for humanity and all of his creation. In other words, our lives are part of Christian theology—every part of our lives, even surgery. As a part of Zondervan’s Ordinary Theology series, The Scalpel and the Cross recounts New Testament professor Gene Green’s encounter with open-heart surgery and carefully examines the many ways in which Christian doctrine spoke into the experience. The result is a short book that avoids shallow explanations and glib promises, instead guiding readers to deeper understanding and enduring hope in the face of one of modern life’s necessary traumas.

Cutting for Stone

By Abraham Verghese
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  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Book Code : 0307372081
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 955
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International Bestseller A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel — an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home. Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death in childbirth and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics — their passion for the same woman — that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him — nearly destroying him — Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him. An unforgettable journey into one man’s remarkable life, and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others.