The Heart Club

Author: Tom Treasure
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ISBN: 9781911525844
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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.

A History of Organ Transplantation

Author: David Hamilton
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822977842
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"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.

Blood and Guts

Author: Richard Hollingham
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407024531
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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 Lung Cancer

Author: C. Timmermann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137384239
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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.

Who s who in the South and Southwest

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Includes names from the States of Alabama, Arkansas, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

1918 Die Welt im Fieber

Author: Laura Spinney
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446259589
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Der Erste Weltkrieg geht zu Ende, und eine weitere Katastrophe fordert viele Millionen Tote: die Spanische Grippe. Binnen weniger Wochen erkrankt ein Drittel der Weltbevölkerung. Trotzdem sind die Auswirkungen auf Gesellschaft, Politik und Kultur weitgehend unbekannt. Ob in Europa, Asien oder Afrika, an vielen Orten brachte die Grippe die Machtverhältnisse ins Wanken, womöglich beeinflusste sie die Verhandlung des Versailler Vertrags und verursachte Modernisierungsbewegungen. Anhand von Schicksalen auf der ganzen Welt öffnet Laura Spinney das Panorama dieser Epoche. Sie füllt eine klaffende Lücke in der Geschichtsschreibung und erlaubt einen völlig neuen Blick auf das Schicksalsjahr 1918.

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
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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.