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If people who smoke—more than a quarter of the adult population— are defined as being in a state of drug addiction and are considered as a result to be incapable of making rational decisions trusted zyvox 600 mg, then the state is justified in taking ever greater control over their behaviour. The dominant theme in the earlier medical literature was that cigarette smoking was merely a bad habit. That this habit could be broken by an effort of will was confirmed by the rapid response of an informed public to the revelations of the link between cigarettes and lung cancer. As we saw in Chapter 3, publicity about the dangers of smoking following the RCP’s 1962 report led to a steady decline in levels of smoking. In a chapter devoted to ‘the smoking habit’, the second edition of the RCP report acknowledged discussion of ‘pharmacological dependence’ on nicotine (RCP 1971: 112) Though it suggested that this matter required further research, its general tone was dismissive: ‘evidence that the difficulty that many smokers find in giving up the habit is due to habituation to nicotine is scanty’ (RCP 1971:41). In the course of the 1960s and 1970s a wide range of programmes, using everything from behavioural and psychodynamic therapies to hypnotism and acupuncture, were established in the effort to encourage people to quit smoking. A review of these programmes in the USA in 1982 drew gloomy conclusions: 1 No one cessation technique or approach is clearly superior to any other; 2 Most people who join cessation programmes do not quit smoking; 110 THE EXPANSION OF HEALTH 3 Of those who do quit, most do not remain off cigarettes for any substantial period of time. In the course of the 1980s, the recognition of nicotine addiction allowed for the convergence of different forms of dependence in the concept of ‘substance abuse’, or in the less judgemental term increasingly favoured in medical circles, ‘substance misuse’. This provided a useful umbrella to cover not only alcohol, heroin and nicotine, but other illicit ‘substances’—such as cannabis, solvents, cocaine/crack, amphetamines, LSD and ecstasy, and others—which were in widespread use, but for which the evidence of ‘dependency’ was weak. Indeed they needed ‘nicotine replacement therapy’, a formulation paying richly ironic homage to the use of ‘hormone replacement therapy’ in post-menopausal women. A blood nicotine assay had become available for research purposes and nicotine chewing gum came on the market. In 1988 the US Surgeon-General’s report gave official approval to nicotine addiction as a condition requiring appropriate medical treatment (Berridge 1998).

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They fit into the self-care or self- management movements (Ellers 1993; Holman 1996) generic 600 mg zyvox mastercard, where people with chronic conditions and physicians negotiate as “therapeutic allies,” each bearing different but reciprocal responsibilities (Kleinman 1988, 4). These interviewees were probably unaware they had adopted a new care para- digm—it simply works for them. The rheumatologist Bevra Hahn (Man- ning and Barondess 1996, 68) warns against creating “one size fits all... The African-American women in one focus group see self-management as necessary to protect themselves. A woman with arthritis had an allergic reaction to a drug administered despite clear warnings in her medical record—an all-too-common medical error (Institute of Medicine 1999, 2001a). They feel they know more than the patient, and he didn’t even listen to me. As in other professions, some physicians, gen- eralists and specialists alike, are more knowledgeable, technically skilled, and interested than others. I interviewed wonderful physicians who seem- ingly do the “right” things for people with mobility problems. Neverthe- less, as mentioned repeatedly by physician interviewees, especially those in primary care: physicians receive little training about addressing mobility; they wonder if it’s really their job; and general medical publications pro- vide little information about assessing mobility or physical functioning, in general. No wonder people sometimes question the utility of talking to physicians about walking problems. Ironically, however, physicians are the anointed arbiters for many deci- sions that have critical consequences for peoples’ lives. Physicians determine whether people meet medical criteria for disability from Social Security, the state, or private insurance, and for workers’ compensation (chapter 7). To en- sure health insurance coverage, physicians oversee physical and occupational therapy; doctors write prescriptions for mobility aids, attesting to their med- ical necessity (chapters 13 and 14). Doctors diagnose people’s underlying dis- eases, providing socially “legitimate” reasons for walking difficulties as well as treatment and prognoses about future functioning. Chapter 9 examines how physicians assess and address impaired mobil- ity. These activities require time—skill in questioning patients and families, patience to watch patients walk, however slowly, and willingness to work with other clinical professionals.

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The lecture notes discount zyvox 600 mg with amex, religiously recorded by his assistants, Other well-documented biographies of Brière de Boismont, Paillard and Marx, were pub- Dupuytren have been written by Cruveilhier lished in the Leçons Orales de Clinique Chirurgz- (1841) and Mondor (1945). They began in 1832 and by his associates and promptly translated abroad filled five volumes. Dupuytren died in November attest to the method, content, and style of these 1835. Surgery was an exten- Later, Dupuytren’s assistants and Dupuytren sion, a demonstration of clinical lectures. In 1818, himself discovered that this condition had already 2,363 patients were admitted to Dupuytren’s been mentioned by Astley Cooper, and the service and 764 major operations performed, “Leçon sur la Rétraction Permanente des Doigts” ranging from strangulated hernias, skull fractures, was relegated to article XI of volume 4 of the mastectomies, amputations of the upper and second edition, which appeared in 1839, after lower jaw, artificial anus and malignant tumors, Dupuytren’s death. He devised oped pleurisy and died in a few days, while an apparatus for leg lengthening, an operation for Cruveilhier, Bouillaud and Broussais were debat- correction of internal rotation of the hip in spastic ing whether to drain his empyema. In paralysis, and a technique for transplantation of Dupuytren’s opinion it was “better to die of the the biceps femoris. His mortal remains were carried Medical Association, a Fellow of the American to the Père Lachaise cemetery by his students, College of Surgeons, and a member of the Clini- who would not delegate this last duty to anyone cal Orthopedic Society and of the Eastern State else. He was an out-of-doors man and got his recreation by shooting, riding, and golf. Herbert Alton Durham died at Shreveport, Louisiana, on March 13, 1946, at the age of 62. He was survived by his wife, Beatrice Anderson Herbert Alton DURHAM Durham, to whom he was married in England in 1884–1946 1918, and by two children. Herbert Alton Durham was Surgeon-in-Chief of the Shriners’ Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, and an outstanding orthopedic Joseph Gichard DUVERNEY surgeon. He spent his boyhood on a farm in Vermont and received the degrees of AB in 1905 1648–1730 and MD in 1909 from the University of Vermont. After serving a general internship, he became a The son of doctor in a small town near Lyon, resident at the New York Orthopedic Hospital. Hibbs was Chief Surgeon of the Hos- Avignon, and like so many ambitious young pital at that time, and had just announced his oper- Frenchmen, sought his fortune in Paris. He was impressed by nately for him, he carried a letter of introduction Durham’s ability and, at the completion of his res- by which he gained entrance into the scientific idency, sent him abroad on a traveling fellowship.