This text, published in the profession's centenary year, traces the history of cardiac surgery from ancient times to the present, detailing clinical developments with facsimilies of the original articles, consent forms from the first heart transplant, newspaper articles, and correspondence. The text follows a set pattern, describing the historical background to each new procedure, facsimilies of the original articles, bibliography of the main clinicians, and a commentary putting each development into its historical context.
Table of Contents
1. Preface 2. List of Original Articles 3. Foreword John Kirklin 4. Foundations of Cardiac Surgery 5. Historical Background 6. Evolution of Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Myocardial Protection 7. Palliation and Correction of Congenital Heart Defects 8. Development of Surgery for Valvular Heart Disease 9. Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease 10. Surgery of the Thoracic Aorta 11. Transplantation 12. Appendix/Summary
Cecil Bosher (Author) , Stephen Westaby (Author)