New articles and forthcoming conference talks by Robert E. Smith

Robert E. Smith, the author of the two-volume set Systems Thinking in Medicine and New Drug Discovery (see here and here), has published two open access articles in EC Microbiology that build upon his recent books.

The articles, The Deep Ecology of the Human Body and The Importance of the Human Microbiome in Developing and Maintaining a Healthy Neuroendocrine Immune System and Responding to Vaccinesare essential reading for anyone interested in the application of systems thinking to the physical sciences, particularly in medicine.

In addition to this, we are delighted to share news that Robert will be speaking at Todi Week on the morning of June 26th, the World Gastroenterology & Hepatology Conference in September, and then giving two talks at the World Congress and Expo on Toxicology and Pharmacology in November. Both of these two conferences are in Rome, and details of the talks that Robert will be delivering are below.  Continue reading


Guest blog: Robert E. Smith on breast milk and his new book Systems Thinking in Medicine and New Drug Discovery: Volume Two

As part of our observance of World Immunization Week this month, we are pleased to share a guest blog post from Robert E. Smith, taken from his newly published book Systems Thinking in Medicine and New Drug Discovery: Volume Two. Robert holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Missouri, and he has served as an Assistant Professor at Park University, USA, and as a science advisor for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 16 years. This new book is the second part of a two-volume set that explores a ‘Systems Thinking’ approach to medicine, vaccination, and immunization. Part of this second volume discusses and analyses breast milk as the only true human superfood, and it is this that Robert focuses on in this post. Continue reading

World Immunization Week 2018 – Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This month we are pleased to support World Immunization Week, taking place between the 24th and 30th of April. The World Health Organization estimates that immunization currently prevents between 2-3 million deaths per year, but that almost this amount again could be prevented if global vaccination coverage was to improve. World Immunization Week seeks not only to highlight the importance of vaccines and immunization efforts worldwide, but also to celebrate the commitment and efforts of those individuals who devote their lives to stopping preventable diseases.

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Book Review: Reflections on Contemporary Values, Beliefs and Behaviours

This book is a collection of episodes that the author has encountered through his time, prompting his readers to enquire into every aspect of life. He gives ample evidence for his actions and opinions by providing numerous references. He brings forth his views vividly, giving adequate evidence while recording his personal experiences and presenting them to the reader. Though the book appears at first glance to be heavy reading because of the abundant references in each chapter, the author has brought out a very delicate subject lucidly and in such a way that even a layman can understand. Those who want to read more about this subject may peek into the references he has given, which will enable them to do their own research into the topic. Continue reading

Book Announcement: A Handout on Medical English for Health Professionals

A Handout on Medical English for Health Professionals now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp228, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of A Handout on Medical English for Health Professionals by Goretti Faya Ornia and Héctor Hernández Lázaro.

This book offers a guide to medical English, and is addressed to healthcare professionals and students with an upper-intermediate level of English. It will also be useful as a handout for specialised English courses offered in medicine, nursing, and physiotherapy degrees, and can be used as a self-study book. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Vocabulary of Medical English: A Corpus-based Study

The Vocabulary of Medical English: A Corpus-based Study now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp190, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Vocabulary of Medical English: A Corpus-based Study by Renáta Panocová.

The question of characterizing academic vocabulary has often been framed in a context that is purely determined by questions of language teaching. The aim in such approaches is to come up with a list of words for learners of English for Special Purposes. This book approaches this question from a more general, empirical perspective, focusing on medical vocabulary. Continue reading