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Vignettes on Surgery, History and Humanities

1st Edition

By Luis Horacio Toledo-Pereyra

CRC Press

169 pages

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Description

This book introduces writings on the history and philosophy of surgery that previously appeared in the Journal of Investigative Surgery. It attempts to reach students of history in general and those interested in the history and philosophy of surgery in particular.

Table of Contents

Section I: Surgery of Old Times 1. Times of Surgery 2. Medicine in Ancient Egypt 3. Ancient India 4. Ancient Far East 5. Ancient Greece—Pergamum 6. Turkey 7. Ancient Mexico 8. Early America Section II: Surgery: Old Masters, Pioneers and Others 9. Galen (130 A.D.–200 A .D .) 10. Avicenna (981 A.D.–1032 A .D .) 11. Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) 12. Ambroise Pare (1510–1590) 13. Andreas Vesalius (1514–1567) 14. John Hunter (1728–1793) 15. William Shippen, Jr. (1736–1808) 16. Benjamin Rush (1746–1813) 17. Philip Syng Physick (1768–1837) 18. John Syng Dorsey (1782–1818) 19. William Beaumont (1785–1853) 20. Paul Broca (1824–1880) 21. Joseph Lister (1827–1912) 22. Theodor Billroth (1829–1894) 23. Theodor Kocher (1841–1917) 24. Charles McBurney (1843–1913) 25. Carl Johann August Langenbuch (1846–1901) 26. William Stewart Halsted (1852–1922) 27. Harvey Cushing (1869–1939) 28. Marie Joseph Auguste Carrel (1873–1941) 29. Ferdinand Sauerbruch (1875–1951) 30. Wilder Penfield (1891–1976) 31. Charles Brenton Huggins (1901–1997) Section III: Surgery: Anesthesia 32. Founders of Modern Surgery 33. Pioneering Steps in Anesthesia Section IV: Surgery: The Encounter with Transplantation 34. Organ Transplantation: From Myth to Reality 35. The Origin and Future of Transplant Surgery 36. The Long Journey to Cardiac Transplantation 37. The Man and the Father of Transplantation Section V: Other Historical Aspects 38. British Colonial America 39. First American Medical Schools 40. Military Surgery 41. American Civil War Section VI: Short Editorial Notes: Philosophy and Humanities 42. The Soul of the Knife 43. The Search for Meaning in Surgery 44. Cushings Way 45. The Ethics of Surgical Research 46. American Research Leadership and Ingenuity 47. Advice from a Committed Scientist 48. Art and Surgery 49. Poetry and Surgery 50. Solitude in the Surgeons Life 51. The Invention of the NIH 52. Passion for Surgical Research 53. Intellectual Honesty

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED085000
MEDICAL / Surgery / General
SCI008000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General