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

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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.

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 xi
1 Native American Surgery
3(12)
2 Surgical Practice in Colonial America, 1607-1783
15(30)
Biographies of colonial and revolutionary surgeons
35(10)
3 English and French Influences, 1784-1845
45(38)
Biographies of early federal-era surgeons
72(11)
4 Surgical Anesthesia, 1846-1860
83(36)
Biographies of mid-nineteenth-century surgeons
109(10)
5 Civil War Surgery, 1861-1865
119(38)
6 Professionalization and Antisepsis, 1866-1889
157(54)
Biographies of late-nineteenth-century surgeons
195(16)
7 German Authority and Scientific Advancement, 1890-1916
211(78)
Biographies of turn-of-the-century surgeons
264(25)
8 World War I Surgery, 1917-1918
289(14)
9 Consolidation and Specialization, 1919-1940
303(36)
10 World War II Surgery, 1941-1945
339(18)
11 American Surgical Supremacy, 1946-1974
357(26)
12 Socioeconomic and Political Transformation, 1975-1997
383(14)
SURGICAL SPECIALITIES AND BIOGRAPHIES 397(202)
13 General Surgery
397(38)
Biographies of general surgeons
406(29)
14 Cardiothoracic Surgery
435(20)
Biographies of cardiothoracic surgeons
440(15)
15 Colorectal Surgery
455(10)
Biographies of colorectal surgeons
458(7)
16 Gynecologic Surgery
465(22)
Biographies of gynecologic surgeons
472(15)
17 Neurologic Surgery
487(16)
Biographies of neurologic surgeons
493(10)
18 Ophthalmologic Surgery
503(18)
Biographies of ophthalmologic surgeons
510(11)
19 Orthopedic Surgery
521(24)
Biographies of orthopedic surgeons
530(15)
20 Otorhinolaryngologic Surgery
545(20)
Biographies of otorhinolaryngologic surgeons
552(13)
21 Plastic Surgery
565(18)
Biographies of plastic surgeons
573(10)
22 Urologic Surgery
583(16)
Biographies of urologic surgeons
588(11)
References 599(14)
Index 613

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