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Herbal Medicine : 2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded - Volker Fintelmann

Herbal Medicine

2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded

Hardcover Published: 21st June 2000
ISBN: 9783131263322
Number Of Pages: 500

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With the new contribution of Dr. Volker Fintelmann, Weiss’s classic text on Herbal Medicine has been expanded and refocused to meet the needs of practicing physicians, residents, students, and other clinicians.

Arranged by organ system, the book’s clear structure and scientific orientation make the topic of herbal medicine accessible to even the most traditional medical doctor. You will benefit from the newest research, clinical studies, and the pivotal findings of the German Commission E on the efficacy of herbs.

Book features:

  • In-depth coverage of the state-of-the-art of phytotherapy
  • Key prescription information highlighted in each chapter
  • Superb color photographs throughout the text
  • Two new quick reference sections that maximize your access to the material– by herbs and the disorder they are used for, and by disorder and the herbs used in its treatment


  • About the Authors

    Volker Fintelmann, MD is a licensed doctor of internal medicine and gastroenterology. Former Chairman of the German Commission E, his work focuses on the practical and methodological development of herbal medicine. Rudolf Fritz Weiss, MD (1895-1991), author of the first edition of Herbal Medicine is highly regarded as the founding father of modern German phytotherapy. He studied botany and medicine at the University of Berlin, qualifying as a doctor in 1922 and subsequently taking additional qualifications in internal medicine. A teaching post in herbal medicine was interrupted by war service as an army doctor, followed by seven years in Russian captivity as a doctor in prisoner-of-war camp hospitals.

    After retiring from clinical practice in 1961, he devoted his life to the scientific development and acceptance of herbal medicine. Weiss was appointed as a member of the German Commission E in 1978. He was founder and editor of the Zeitschrift Fuer Phytotherapie, and lectured on current advances in the subject at the University of Tuebingen.

    Industry Reviews

    Acclaim for Herbal Medicine, Second Edition:A seminal work in the annals of modern phytotherapy one of the chief standards against which all future publications will be measured. --from the foreword by Mark Blumenthal, Founder and executive Director, American Botanical Council, Editor, HerbalGramStill one of the best manual on clinical Western herbal medicine, if not the best available. --Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., fourth-generation clinical herbalistThe definitive text of herbal medicine from the conventional medical approach. --Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M.D., author of Way of HerbsA scientific and authoritative work based on the authors' decades of real-life clinical experience. The practical formulas and well-referenced data sets this work at a quantum level beyond any other herb books on the market. I plan to use this excellent text in the training of my medical students. --Dr. Jill E. Stansbury, N.D., Chair Botanical Medicine Department, National College of Naturopathic Medicine

    Part A: Fundamental Principles
    Part B: Practical Applications
    Gastrointestinal and Metabolic Disease
    Cardiovascular Disease
    Respiratory Disease
    Diseases of the Kidney, Efferent Urinary Passages, and Prostate
    Rheumatic Disease and Gout
    Diseases of the Nervous System and Psyche
    Dermatologic Disease
    Opthalmic Disease
    Phytobalneology
    Gynecological Disease
    Geriatric Disease
    Pediatrics
    Phyto-Oncology
    Part C: Quick Reference
    A-Z of Indications
    A-Z of Medicinal Plants
    Index

    ISBN: 9783131263322
    ISBN-10: 3131263326
    Series: Complementary Medicine
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 500
    Published: 21st June 2000
    Country of Publication: DE
    Dimensions (cm): 24.89 x 17.53  x 2.79
    Weight (kg): 1.16
    Edition Number: 2
    Edition Type: New edition

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