The Heart Club

A History of London's Heart Surgery Pioneers

Author: Tom Treasure

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911525844

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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Surgery on the heart was explicitly ruled out of medical teaching in the 1940s. A team of London surgeons lead by Russell Brock were determined to challenge and reverse that dogma. Together, they would help to change the history of heart surgery and the chances of survival for future patients.

Blood and Guts

A History of Surgery

Author: Richard Hollingham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407024531

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Today, astonishing surgical breakthroughs are making face transplants, limb transplants and a host of other previously undreamed of operations possible. But getting here has not been a simple story of selfless men working tirelessly in the pursuit of medical advancement. Instead it's a bloodstained tale of blunders, arrogance, mishap and murder. In trying to keep us alive, surgeons have all too often killed us off, and life-saving solutions have often come from the most surprising places. Accompanying a BBC series, Blood and Guts is an incredible story of stolen corpses, medical fraud, lobotomized patients - and every now and then courageous advances that have saved the lives of millions around the world. You may think twice before going under the knife...

A History of Organ Transplantation

Ancient Legends to Modern Practice

Author: David Hamilton

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822977842

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 6034


"The first book of its kind, A History of Organ Transplantation examines the evolution of surgical tissue replacement from classical times to the medieval period to the present day. This volume will be useful to undergraduates, graduate students, scholars, surgeons, and the general public. Both Western and non-Western experiences as well as folk practices are included."--Project Muse.

A History of Lung Cancer

The Recalcitrant Disease

Author: C. Timmermann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137384239

Category: History

Page: 244

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The first comprehensive history of lung cancer from around 1800 to the present day; a story of doctors and patients, hopes and fears, expectations and frustrations. Where most histories of medicine focus on progress, Timmermann asks what happens when medical progress does not seem to make much difference.

The History of Clinical Endocrinology: A Comprehensive Account of Endocrinology from Earliest Times to the Present Day

Author: V.C. Medvei

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781850704270

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 6569


The definitive reference work, this book combines detailed scientific accuracy with a classical style, erudition, and an appealing presentation. It covers the past, present, and future trends in endocrinology, and includes biographies of major figures. It provides chronological tables and name and subject indexes that make the information easily accessible.

Higher and Colder

A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration

Author: Vanessa Heggie

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022665091X

Category: Science

Page: 264

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During the long twentieth century, explorers went in unprecedented numbers to the hottest, coldest, and highest points on the globe. Taking us from the Himalaya to Antarctica and beyond, Higher and Colder presents the first history of extreme physiology, the study of the human body at its physical limits. Each chapter explores a seminal question in the history of science, while also showing how the apparently exotic locations and experiments contributed to broader political and social shifts in twentieth-century scientific thinking. Unlike most books on modern biomedicine, Higher and Colder focuses on fieldwork, expeditions, and exploration, and in doing so provides a welcome alternative to laboratory-dominated accounts of the history of modern life sciences. Though centered on male-dominated practices—science and exploration—it recovers the stories of women’s contributions that were sometimes accidentally, and sometimes deliberately, erased. Engaging and provocative, this book is a history of the scientists and physiologists who face challenges that are physically demanding, frequently dangerous, and sometimes fatal, in the interest of advancing modern science and pushing the boundaries of human ability.

Who Goes First?

The Story of Self-experimentation in Medicine

Author: Lawrence K. Altman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520212817

Category: Medical

Page: 430

View: 930


This collection of stories of pioneering medical researchers provide readers with a look into the fascinating history of many of the most important medical advancements in recent years, and brings readers up to date on the ethics and controversies in current medical practice.