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Spiro, Howard M. (Howard Marget) 1924-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 168 publications in 5 languages and 9,376 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: R726.8, 155.937
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Most widely held works about Howard M Spiro
 
Most widely held works by Howard M Spiro
Facing death : where culture, religion, and medicine meet by Howard M Spiro( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an important manual for those professionally involved with the dying, as well as a treatment & consolation for private readers. It brings together medical and humanities experts, to reflect on medical, cultural and religious responses to death
Clinical gastroenterology by Howard M Spiro( Book )

51 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yale guide to careers in medicine & the health professions : pathways to medicine in the twenty-first century by Robert M Donaldson( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of first person accounts of what life is like in the medical field
Empathy and the practice of medicine : beyond pills and the scalpel by Howard M Spiro( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicine is not only increasingly technical but also increasingly involved with legal, governmental, and insurance constraints on patient care, and this state of affairs has done much to distance physicians from their patients
The power of hope : a doctor's perspective by Howard M Spiro( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book an eminent physician explores how patients and caring doctors can help lessen suffering when illness occurs. Dr. Howard Spiro urges that physicians focus on their patients' feelings of pain and anxiety as well as on physical symptoms. He also suggests that patients and their doctors be receptive to the emotional relief that may be obtained from nature and from hope." "Drawing on his previous highly praised work on the doctor-patient relationship and the problem of pain, Dr. Spiro tells how people can be helped by a combination of alternative medicine and mainstream medicine - a treatment of mind, body, and spirit that energizes patients, strengthens their expectations, and starts them on the road to feeling better. In various forms of alternative medicine, from meditation to massage, from faith healing to folk medicine, from herbology to homeopathy, practitioners heed patients' complaints and help them to help themselves."--Jacket
Doctors, patients, and placebos by Howard M Spiro( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When doctors get sick by Harvey N Mandell( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a doctor gets sick, his status changes. No longer is his role de fined as deriving from doctus, i. e., learned, but as from patiens, the present participle of the deponent verb, patior, i. e., to suffer, with all the passive acceptance of pain the verb implies. From pass us, the past participle, we get the word passion, with its wide gamut of emotional allusions, ranging from animal lust to the sufferings of martyrs. It is the connotation, not the denotation, of the word that defines the change of status. When a doctor is sick enough to be admitted to a hospital, he can no longer write orders; orders are written about him, removing him from control of his own situation. One recalls a sonnet from W.H. Auden's sequence, The Quest, which closes with the lines: Unluckily they were their situation: One should not give a poisoner medicine, A conjuror fine apparatus, Nor a rifle to a melancholic bore. That is a reasonable expression of twentieth-century skepticism and ra tionalism. Almost all medical literature is written from the doctor's point of view. Only a few medically trained writers-one thinks of Chekhov's Ward Six-manage to incorporate the patient's response to his situa tion. Patients' voices were not much in evidence until well into the twentieth century, but an early example is John Donne's Devotions upon Emergent Occasions (1624)
Doctors afield( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing and speaking for excellence : a guide for physicians by Deborah St. James( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinical gastroenterology, fourth edition by Basil Rigas( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Placebo : Heilung, Hoffnung und Arzt-Patient-Beziehung by Howard M Spiro( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yale journal for humanities in medicine( )

in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The optimist : meditations on medicine : collected essays, 1994-2003 by Howard M Spiro( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upper gastrointestinal disease management : an update on therapeutics( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current status of barium enema and colonoscopy in diagnosis of colonic disease : symposium proceedings( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dean Winternitz : Yale Medical School's passionate humanist by Priscilla Waters Norton( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Milton Winternitz, Dean of Yale Medical School from 1920 -1935, was confident of his own wisdom and right-thinking. He hoped to turn that New Haven school from a local medical training center to the national and international reasearch institution it has become. He simplified the educational program, certain that graduate students, freed from compulsory attendance at lectures, would learn for themselves. "Winter," as he liked to be called, strengthen the requirement that students carry out a research project before graduation. He established the nursing school, the psychiatry department, supported the epidemiology and public health activities. Most importsaant, he brough about a full-time salaried academic faculty. But his real love, his enthusiasm, lay in humanizing the medical curriculum, in the 1920s beginning to verge on the purely scientific. In his short-lived Institute for Human Relations, he hoped to bring Yale Law and Divinity schools down to the medical area, and to encourage a far more humanuistic approach to medical trainiung. If he had succeeded, medical students would become science-based but fully aware of the psychological and social origin of much of their complaints. But Winternitz was a Jew in a Christian society. In order to fulfill his ambitions and remain at his post, he yielded to the prejudices of the time in limiting the admission of Jews, Italian Catholics, and Afr0- Americans to the medical school. For that he has been vilified, and only in this 1910 200th Anniversary celebration, are his contributions finally getting the recognition they have long deserved. Here we present a bio-memoir of this remarkable man
Peptic ulcer: a Medcom perspective on progress by Howard M Spiro( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treatment of peptic ulcer disease in 1983 :( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When four outspoken leaders in the field assemble to present "what we know and what we think we know," you can expect some controversy, some wisdom and wit, and a good deal of clinical perspective. With the liberal support of graphics, you'll gain a new and notable insight into the disease and its management, including the latest developments in H₂ antagonist therapy
The effect of adrenocorticotrophic hormone upon uropepsin excretion by Howard M Spiro( Book )

2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern concepts in gastroenterology by A. B. R Thomson( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fine team of state-of-the-art researcher/clinicians who know their fields, have contributed to the advancement of knowledge, and are in a position to judge what is truly important have here pooled their thoughts in a series of chapters on the cutting edges of gastroenterology. Four attributes render this volume superior to other update-oriented publications. The first striking feature, which is immediately evident upon scanning the table of contents, is the imaginative choice of subjects, ranging from trav eler's diarrhea and sexually transmitted GI infections through TPN and interventional endoscopy to geriatrics and iatrogenic disease. A second outstanding feature of this volume is its success in balanc ing basic pathophysiology with practical considerations of clinical man agement. This is achieved in the discussions of such diverse topics as acid-peptic diseases, infectious and other diarrheal syndromes, and hep atitis immunization. Throughout the book we are led smoothly from basic science principles to specific recommendations for diagnosis and therapy. This practical emphasis appears repeatedly and sometimes pro duces a delightful surprise, such as a chapter on radiology that is not tech nology-based but instead problem-oriented
 
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Facing death : where culture, religion, and medicine meet
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Spiro, H. M.

Spiro, Howard.

Spiro, Howard M.

Spiro, Howard M. 1924-

Spiro, Howard M. 1924-2012

Spiro, Howard Marget 1924-2012

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The Yale guide to careers in medicine & the health professions : pathways to medicine in the twenty-first centuryEmpathy and the practice of medicine : beyond pills and the scalpelThe power of hope : a doctor's perspectiveWhen doctors get sickDoctors afieldWriting and speaking for excellence : a guide for physiciansClinical gastroenterology, fourth editionThe optimist : meditations on medicine : collected essays, 1994-2003