What is a wound, how does it heal, and how can we prevent scarring? The concept of wound healing has puzzled humans even before the advent of modern medicine.In this new, exciting and interdisciplinary book, its contributors address multiple questions related to the anatomy, biology, and metabolism of wound healing, and discuss cutting-edge bioengineering tools that diagnose and treat wounds.In recent years, bioengineering has tackled the problems of cancer, tissue engineering and molecular manufacturing. The broad spectrum of technologies developed in these fields could potentially transform the wound care practice. However, entering the world of wound healing research is challenging - a broad spectrum of knowledge is required to understand wounds and improve healing.This book provides an essential introduction of the field of wound healing to bioengineers and scientists outside the field of medicine. Written by leading researchers from various fields, this book is a comprehensive primer that gives readers a holistic understanding of the field of wound biology, diagnostics and treatment technologies.
Unwanted and unexpected hurts, fears, losses and events force their way into every life story. For some, healing comes in unusual and unplanned ways. For others, the scars remain and forever affect the rest of their lives. Set in Delaware, USA, this collection of stories feature everyday folks and the challenges they face. As such, theses tales could be set anywhere and involve any of us. They speak to the happenings in people's lives that often evoke the strongest emotions and lifelong memories. - an undocumented worker who risks discovery to assist another... - a woman who longs to resolve guilt linked to her father's death... - a terminally ill child who finds solace and more in his pet... - a mother whose only son lies critically injured a continent away... - a partnership of two young men facing drastic life changes... - a middle aged man who has lost someone dear to him... - a bungling thief and his unexpected benefactor...
This book re-connects the history of medicine with the social and political history of India and analyses the popular and subaltern healing practices in the region. Moving away from the view that a relatively homogenous and discrete set of practices organized under the name of 'indigenous' medicine confronted an equally homogenous and discrete set of 'modern' practices in a colonial situation, the author argues that both the pre-existing domain of healing as well as the new forces of modernity was heterogeneous and pluralised. The book argues that owing to this plurality on both sides their relationship was not an uniformly confrontational one. Different aspects of the pre-existing healing praxes articulated with different aspects of colonial modernity through a range of ways ranging from mimesis to confrontation. The first full-length first historical exploration of the histories of 'minor/non-classical' domain of healing, the book maps the intellectual history of 'subaltern' healing in the region. It will be of interest to academics working in the field of Indian history, the history of medicine and public health.
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