Plagues and Peoples by William H. McNeill

By William H. McNeill

Upon its unique e-book, Plagues and Peoples used to be a right away serious and well known good fortune, providing a notably new interpretation of worldwide historical past as obvious in the course of the remarkable impact--political, demographic, ecological, and psychological--of illness on cultures. From the conquest of Mexico through smallpox up to via the Spanish, to the bubonic plague in China, to the typhoid epidemic in Europe, the historical past of affliction is the background of humankind. With the identity of AIDS within the early Nineteen Eighties, one other bankruptcy has been additional to this chronicle of occasions, which William McNeill explores in his new advent to this up-to-date editon.

Thought-provoking, well-researched, and compulsively readable, Plagues and Peoples is that infrequent publication that's as attention-grabbing because it is scholarly, as exciting because it is enlightening. "A brilliantly conceptualized and hard achievement" (Kirkus Reviews), it truly is crucial interpreting, supplying a brand new standpoint on human historical past.

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KNOOP, 1958). Der Schadelknochen des Greises zeigte dagegen eine gering ere Faserdicke. Es ist anzunehmen, daB die wechselnden Resultate von Messungen der Faserdicke von Kollagenfasern nicht nur auf unterschiedliche Untersuchungstechnik sondern auch auf Unterschiede der Knochen in den einzelnen Skelettabschnitten zurtickzufiihren sind. Die Kollagen£lbrillen ftigen sich an der Osteoblasten- 28 F. HEUCK: Allgemeine Radiologie und Morphologie der Knochenkrankheiten oberflache zu Btindeln zusammen.

1974) berichtet. Die vorhandenen Kenntnisse tiber Zusammensetzung und Struktur der anorganischen Fraktion in der gesunden und kranken Tela ossea werden im allgemeinen tiberschatzt. Die verschiedenen Stufen des komplizierten Prozesses von Knochenbildung und Knochenabbau, der sich aus vielen Einzelprozessen zusammensetzt, sind noch nicht bekannt. Die Beziehungen der Mineralisation zu den Osteoblasten sind sehr eng. Unmittelbar neben dem noch nicht verkalkten Osteoid sind Knochensalze in amorpher Form oder als subelektronenmikroskopische Kristalle abgelagert.

Die konkav gebogenen periostalen und endostalen Bezirke lassen eine negative Ladung erkennen, die konvex gebogenen Regionen eine positive Ladung. Als Folge dieser Potentialdifferenzen kommt es zu einer zellularen Antwort der Tela ossea in Form eines Abbaues an der konvexen und eines Anbaucs an del' konkaven Seite. Nach langeI' dauernder Druckeinwirkung resultiert einneuer, der Druckrichtung entsprechender Knochenabschnitt (F = Knochenbildung oder Anbau, R = Knochenresorption odeI' Abbau, T ~ Tension oder Zugspannung, C = Kompression oder Druckspannung) schem Strom bei Versuchen zur Stimulierung der Frakturheilung zeigte gute Resultate; denn die Knochenbildung konnte angeregt werden.

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