Contemporary Biographies in Healthcare

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1 volume
300 Pages
30 Biographies
30 Photos
Name Index
10 Historical Biographies of "Healthcare Greats."

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November 2013 · 1 volume · 300 pages · 8"x10"

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Contemporary Biographies in Healthcare
Contemporary Biographies in Healthcare is a collection of biographies of "living leaders" in the field of healthcare and allied health.

A supplement to Salem Press's Careers In series, a career-focused series exploring the fields and occupations of physics, chemistry, and other sciences with an emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) occupations and outlooks, Contemporary Biographies in Healthcare is a collection of biographies of "living leaders" in the field of healthcare and allied health. Culled from the pages of Current Biography, the monthly magazine renowned for its unfailing accuracy, insightful selection and the wide scope of influence of its subjects, these up-to-date profiles draw from a variety of resources and are an invaluable source for researches, teachers, students, and librarians.

Contemporary Biographies in Healthcare features 30 profiles of notable people in the field of healthcare and allied health. The coverage is broad and includes figures such as: 

  • American cardiologist, Arthur Agatston
  • Personal fitness trainer, Billy Blanks
  • Indian cardiologist, Naresh Trehan
  • Algerian-American radiologist, Elias A. Zerhouni
  • Swiss pharmaceutical executive and physician, Daniel Vasella
  • American secretary of health and human services, Kathleen Sebelius
  • American epidemiologist, David L. Haymann
  • and many more

In addition, an appendix consisting of 10 historical biographies of "Healthcare Greats" is included, as well as geographical and name indexes.

Careers in Healthcare
Careers in Healthcare 
explores the fields and occupations of science and other emerging fields, emphasizing STEM occupations and outlooks and green technologies where applicable. It contains over twenty profiles of branches or fields of healthcare and allied health such as Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Nuclear Medicine, Physical Therapy, Radiation Therapy, Speech Pathology, Respiratory Therapy, Athletic Training, Healthcare Information Management and over twenty corresponding occupational profiles that highlight a particular career within that branch or field.