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Saffron: Crocus sativus L.

1st Edition

Moshe Negbi
June 23, 1999

Providing a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the status of this particular genus, this book will be of interest to all those concerned with the study and uses of spices, medicinal and aromatic plants....

Disability: Definitions, Value and Identity

1st Edition

M. Bonner
June 21, 1999

What is disability? Why terminate a pregnancy when disabling traits are diagnosed in the foetus? Can disability be part of a person’s identity? These are important questions in the current climate of increased pre-natal screening programmes designed to further reduce the numbers of children born...

Dictionary of Health Economics

1st Edition

Alan Earl-Slater
May 31, 1999

Comprehensive, concise and easily accessible, this is the first health economics dictionary of its kind and is an essential reference tool for everyone involved, or interested in, healthcare. The modern terminology of health economics and relevant terms used by economists working in the fields of...

Ergot: The Genus Claviceps

1st Edition

Vladimir Kren, Ladislav Cvak
April 08, 1999

This volume provides readers with biotechnological aspects of ergot alkaloid production and genetic and physiological data. Toxicology and environmental risks of ergot infection and contamination of food and forage are also detailed...

Primary Healthcare Premises: An Expert Guide

1st Edition

Seamus Kehoe, Tony Stanton
April 01, 1999

Primary healthcare premises are increasingly becoming more sophisticated offering health promotion minor surgery and specialist services. The acquisition of new premises expansion or investment in traditional surgeries can be the greatest financial commitment and also one of the most daunting. This...

Tea Tree: The Genus Melaleuca

1st Edition

Ian Southwell, Robert Lowe
March 25, 1999

An up-to-date review of this popular medicinal plant genus, this book will be of interest to all those concerned with the study and use of medicinal plants and provides a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the status of tea tree....

Medical Ethics and the Elderly: practical guide

1st Edition

Gurcharan S Rai
March 25, 1999

This concise, introductory handbook discusses the basic principles of medical ethics, and includes practical, realistic guidance on how to evaluate and manage common ethical problems, focusing on the care of elderly patients Typical scenarios faced in clinical practice, such as issues of mental...

Neem: The Divine Tree Azadirachta indica

1st Edition

H.S. Puri
March 25, 1999

This comprehensive review on neem is an excellent collation of observations and research efforts by botanists, taxonomists and medical practitioners and will be of interest to everyone with an interest involved in medicinal and aromatic plant research....

Statutory and Mandatory Training in Health and Social Care: A Toolkit for Good Practice

1st Edition

Wendy Garcarz, Emma Wilcock
March 01, 1999

Statutory and mandatory training is an area that all healthcare organisations are required to tackle, yet it is commonly undertaken as a tick-box exercise without flair or creativity. Proof of attendance at a training course is not in itself proof of competence. This practical reference has been...

Cross Name Index to Medicinal Plants, Volume IV: Plants in Indian Medicine

1st Edition

Anthony R. Torkelson
February 23, 1999

This fourth volume of The Cross Name Index to Medicinal Plants lists more than 12,000 common names in 100 languages, dialects and regions for over 1900 plants used in Indian medicine. Both scientific and common names of medicinal plants are cross indexed to each other. Languages of the common...

The Business of Private Medical Practice

1st Edition

Ray Stanbridge
February 01, 1999

Private medical practice is an attractive option for career development. In the United Kingdom it forms a significant industry, yet little has been done to assist medical consultants in managing their businesses. This book gives clear advice to all medical practitioners on both business management...

Caraway: The Genus Carum

1st Edition

Eva Nemeth
January 28, 1999

Caraway, the seventh volume in the series Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles, collects together all of the existing information in connection with the biology, chemistry, agrotechnology and utilization of the plant genus Carum. After an overview on all Carum species, it deals...