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Lions Roar : March 2008
Your body is a fortress under constant assault. Infectious diseases, parasites, environmental toxins, physical trau- ma, allergens, and natural disasters are some external enemies it faces. Inside, it is threatened by occasional overzealous aller- gic, immune, and inflammatory responses, as well as by the cellular mutations that produce cancer. Fortunately, the body’s defenses are remarkably successful, and most of the time we are unaware of the intense drama taking place within our cells and organs. The intriguing details of this drama make up the field of pathophysiology—the study of the disruptions in a normal body’s functions that are caused by disease or injury. Medical students get exhaustive early training in this subject, and the best clinicians are masters of it. Yet few lay- people understand the story of how our bodies fail and the marvelous ways they heal themselves. The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal is designed to fill this informa- tion gap. In 24 half-hour lectures, you will explore the many ways the body meets the challenges of disease and injury with remarkable defenses and restorative powers, and how, in some cases, it may either fail or overreact. Your guide is Dr. Anthony A. Goodman, surgeon, professor, novelist, and a superb communicator of medical information. Dr. Goodman presents a systematic survey of what can go wrong, why, and how the body itself responds, as well as what doc- tors can do to intervene. There is no better demonstration of the wondrous intricacies of the body and the everyday miracle of good health. Dr. Goodman’s goal is to give you the tools to understand diseases and injuries and the body’s reaction to them. Such knowledge is no substitute for seeing your physician; however, now you will be better able to communicate with your doctor, know what questions to ask, and have more clarity regarding your own illness or that of a loved one. About Your Professor Professor Anthony A. Goodman is is Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Montana State University and Affiliate Professor in the Department of Biological Structure at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He received his B.A. from Harvard College and his M.D. from Cornell Medical College. About The Teaching Company We review hundreds of top-rated profes- sors from America’s best colleges and uni- versities each year. From this extraordinary group, we choose only those rated highest by panels of our customers. Fewer than 10% of these world-class scholar-teachers are selected to make The Great Courses. We’ve been doing this since 1990, produc- ing more than 3,000 hours of material in modern and ancient history, philoso- phy, literature, fine arts, the sciences, and mathematics for intelligent, engaged, adult lifelong learners. If a course is ever less than completely satisfying, you may exchange it for another, or we will refund your money promptly. Lecture Titles 1. How We Fail 2. Cell Biology—Introduction and Definitions 3. Inflammation—Basic Principles 4. The Inflammatory Response 5. Inflammation—Clinical Manifestations 6. The Immune Response 7. The Immune Response Continued 8. Hypersensitivity and the Allergic Response 9. Infectious Diseases— General Introduction 10. Bacteria 11. Viruses 12. Spirochetes, Rickettsiae, Chlamydiae, Prions 13. Malaria 14. Schistosomiasis, Filariasis, Tapeworms 15. Infectious Diseases—Treatment 16. Infectious Diseases—Triumph and Failure 17. Shock—Principles and Hypovolemic Shock 18. Categories of Shock 19. Cancer—The Enemy Within 20. Environmental Carcinogens 21. Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis 22. Invasion, Metastasis, and Angiogenesis 23. Treatment—Surgery, Radiation, Chemotherapy 24. 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