By Stephen Turnbull

ISBN-10: 1854095234

ISBN-13: 9781854095237

Courageous, invincible warriors, scuffling with sword in hand opposed to overwhelming odds. these have been the Samurai. during this finished, mesmerizing, illustration-filled examine their historical past, personalities, thoughts, gown, and crusade you'll locate each aspect in their armor and weaponry, in addition to info at the Samurai army's improvement, its association, and the fighters' feudal legal responsibility. persist with the evolution of the sword and polearms, plus, the know-how and deployment of explosives. Take a peek into fortress existence and the rituals of conflict. Case stories, frequently according to modern chronicles, diaries and respectable documents, concentration in at the most crucial invasions and wrestle occasions from 940 to 1638, and spiritual traditions. a whole diversity of maps chart wartime adjustments. 320 pages, one hundred seventy five b/w illus., 7 3/4 x 10.

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In some cases, a non-abortion-providing physician can offer perfectly adequate backup if necessary. But in too many other cases, such backup can be very problematic. For example, doctors not familiar with the working of mifepristone might not know how much bleeding is normal and order a transfusion when it is not warranted, adding anxiety and cost to the procedure for the patient. Similarly, uterine perforations occasionally occur in aspiration abor- “you need a community with you” 37 tion, leading abortion providers to worry about the “punitive hysterectomy” that an antiabortion ER doctor might order.

One of those I spoke with was Rebecca Jacobs, an intense young assistant professor of family medicine in the medical school of an East Coast university. She recognizes the controversial nature of abortion; nonetheless, she feels that abortion care is a natural part of her specialty. When she started to offer medication abortions, she said, “I began to feel I was helping them in a way that was very special. And it wasn’t about abortions, it was about them. And their whole problem. Ultimately I was helping them to have the life that they wanted to have.

In light of the unexpected turmoil in his program, Dr. Wolff quickly realized that implementing abortion training needed to be handled differently from other curricular additions. As he put it, “Providing a service as controversial as medical abortion required that the group as a whole come to terms with the decision, or we needed to rethink whether to proceed. We needed to set up a meeting with concerned residents, a more open-ended format than our usual resident-faculty meetings. ” Such fear of being “targeted by the antis” was a major concern of both those who supported the incorporation of abortion care into the residency program and those who did not.

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