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The Story of Surgery: An Historical Commentary [Hardcover]

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From the discovery of anesthesia over 150 years ago in Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital to heart transplants and beyond, advances in surgery have had the drama and excitement of a novel. Here is the full, fascinating story of these advances discussed in an eminently readable book. In lively fashion the author describes such outstanding developments as the discoveries of antisepsis and asepsis; techniques that permitted abdominal and brain surgery; the evolution of surgical specialization; and Roentgen's X-rays, critical in the advancement of orthopedics. Surgery is filled with absorbing accounts of surgical triumphs, including the unmasking of appendicitis by the Harvard pathologist Reginald Fitz; the brilliance of Harvey Cushing at Johns Hopkins in establishing neurosurgery; and the work of William Stewart Halsted, also of Johns Hopkins, on hernia surgery and breast cancer. This revised and enlarged edition contains much new material, particularly on abdominal surgery--the sphere of the "general" surgeon--and a full bibliography of some 800 entries.

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Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.21" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.42"
Weight:   1.59 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 30, 2004
Publisher   Quiller Publishing
ISBN  1904057462  
ISBN13  9781904057468  

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2Books > Subjects > Medicine > Special Topics > History
3Books > Subjects > Medicine > Specialties > Surgery > General
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