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The Natural History of Disease

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This books author, John Ryle, came from the school of master clinicians who walked the wards and tended the needs of patients (at Guy’s Hospital, London). He was a physician who listened but was also noted for his clinical research on gastric function. “Ryle’s tube” was for many years the eponymous name for that tube used for emptying the stomach and for gastric lavage.

He begins this book by invoking the physician as a naturalist, an idea he used to introduce a broader approach to medicine: the study of the human animal in its environment, both external physical and inner psychological. It was thus he who first transplanted the then new idea of holism into medicine. His reputation allowed him to move to Oxford in 1945, to become the first professor of social medicine there. He took this book and his holistic attitude with him.

Black & White Illustrations and diagrams.

CONDITION: Blue boards have moderate wear. Booksellers sticker on inside board (approx 4 x 1cm). 'Peterborough Medical Book Society' stamps on inside front and back boards. Moderate foxing and browning to page edges. Pages inside clean and bright with no inscriptions or notations. (See photos for details)

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Author(s):
John A. Ryle
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
22 x 15 x 4cm
Edition:
1949 Second Edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
484
Publisher:
Geoffrey Cumberlege
Title:
The Natural History of Disease

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This books author, John Ryle, came from the school of master clinicians who walked the wards and tended the needs of patients (at Guy’s Hospital, London). He was a physician who listened but was also noted for his clinical research on gastric function. “Ryle’s tube” was for many years the eponymous name for that tube used for emptying the stomach and for gastric lavage.

He begins this book by invoking the physician as a naturalist, an idea he used to introduce a broader approach to medicine: the study of the human animal in its environment, both external physical and inner psychological. It was thus he who first transplanted the then new idea of holism into medicine. His reputation allowed him to move to Oxford in 1945, to become the first professor of social medicine there. He took this book and his holistic attitude with him.

Black & White Illustrations and diagrams.

CONDITION: Blue boards have moderate wear. Booksellers sticker on inside board (approx 4 x 1cm). 'Peterborough Medical Book Society' stamps on inside front and back boards. Moderate foxing and browning to page edges. Pages inside clean and bright with no inscriptions or notations. (See photos for details)

Author(s):
John A. Ryle
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
22 x 15 x 4cm
Edition:
1949 Second Edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
484
Publisher:
Geoffrey Cumberlege
Title:
The Natural History of Disease

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