American Surgery: An Illustrated History / Edition 1

American Surgery: An Illustrated History / Edition 1

by Ira M. Rutkow, Williams and Wilkins Review Staff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0316763527

ISBN-13: 9780316763523

Pub. Date: 01/01/1998

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


Written by a world-renowned historian of surgery, this volume is a masterful textual and pictorial history of the evolution of American surgery. Dr. Rutkow draws on his experience as a surgeon and a historian to provide an enlightening account of the development of surgery in the context of American social, economic, and political history. Interspersed with the…  See more details below

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Written by a world-renowned historian of surgery, this volume is a masterful textual and pictorial history of the evolution of American surgery. Dr. Rutkow draws on his experience as a surgeon and a historian to provide an enlightening account of the development of surgery in the context of American social, economic, and political history. Interspersed with the narrative is an extraordinary collection of archival photographs and drawings, many of which have never before been published.The first section chronicles the history of American surgery from Native American practices and colonial times to the present. Particular attention is given to the professionalization and specialization of surgery, as well as to the influence of wars, technological advances, and other pivotal events on the profession. The second section details the history of specific surgical specialties. More than 1,000 biographical accounts of famous surgeons are deftly woven into the narrative.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316763523
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
9.45(w) x 12.33(h) x 1.25(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

1. Native American Surgery

2. Surgical Practice in Colonial America, 1607-1783
Biographies of colonial and revolutionary surgeons.

3. English and French Influences, 1784-1845
Biographies of early federal-era surgeons

4. Surgical Anesthesia, 1846-1860
Biographies of mid-nineteenth-century surgeons

5. Civil War Surgery, 1861-1865

6. Professionalization and Antisepsis, 1866-1889
Biographies of late-nineteenth-century surgeons

7. German Authority and Scientific Advancement, 1890-1916
Biographies of turn-of-the-century surgeons

8. World War I Surgery, 1917-1918

9. Consolidation and Specialization, 1919-1940

10. World War II Surgery, 1941-1945

11. American Surgical Supremacy, 1946-1974

12. Socioeconomic and Political Transformation, 1975-1997

SURGICAL SPECIALTIES AND BIOGRAPHIES

13. General Surgery
Biographies of general surgeons

14. Cardiothoracic Surgery
Biographies of cardiothoracic surgeons

15. Colorectal Surgery
Biographies of colorectal surgeons

16. Gynecologic Surgery
Biographies of gynecologic surgeons

17. Neurologic Surgery
Biographeis of neurologic surgeons

18. Ophthalmologic Surgery
Biographies of ophthalmologic surgeons

19. Orthopedic Surgery
Biographies of orthopedic surgeons

20. Otorhinolaryngologic Surgery
Biographies of otorhinolaryngologic surgeons

21. Plastic Surgery
Biographies of plastic surgeons

22. Urologic Surgery
Biographies of urologic surgeons

References

Index

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