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The invention of surgery : a history of modern medicine : from the Renaissance to the implant revolution  Cover Image Book Book

The invention of surgery : a history of modern medicine : from the Renaissance to the implant revolution / David Schneider, MD.

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  • ISBN: 9781643133164
  • ISBN: 1643133160
  • Physical Description: xx, 380 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus books cloth edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2020.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-366) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Dilemma -- Paper, prophet, and printing press -- Vesalius and De Humani Corporis Fabrica -- The rise of science -- Harvey and Hunter -- Pathology -- Germs -- Antibiotics -- Anesthesia -- Elective surgery -- Vitallium -- Oversight and entitlement -- Device clearance -- Medical industrial complex and medical devices -- Surgery of the heart -- Specialization in surgery -- Implant revolution -- The birth of sports medicine -- Calculating the impact -- Brain implants -- Cyborg future and homo erectus.
Summary, etc.:
The Invention of Surgery explains this dramatic progress and highlights the personalities of the discipline's most dynamic historical figures. It links together the lives of the pioneering scientists who first understood what causes disease, how organs become infected or cancerous, and how surgery could powerfully intercede in people's lives, and then shows how the rise of surgery intersected with many of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the last century, including the evolution of medical education, the transformation of the hospital from a place of dying to a habitation of healing, the development of antibiotics, and the rise of transistors and polymer science. And as Schneider argues, surgery has not finished transforming; new technologies are constantly reinventing both the practice of surgery and the nature of the objects we are permanently implanting in our bodies. Schneider considers these latest developments, asking "What's next?" and analyzing how our conception of surgery has changed alongside our evolving ideas of medicine, technology, and our bodies.-- Publisher's description.
Subject: Surgery > History.
Surgery > Popular works.
General Surgery > history.
History of Medicine.
Surgeons > history.
Genre: Creative nonfiction.
Creative nonfiction.
Popular works.

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