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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.

The book contains both black-and-white and color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: David L. Nahrwold, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is an illustrated, comprehensive history of American surgery and its specialties. The details are separated into 12 eras, such as Native American Surgery and the Civil War. A time line of socioeconomic and political events is provided for each era so the reader can relate surgical history to the history of our country. The general history of surgery comprises the first two-thirds of the book and the remaining third consists of the histories of surgical specialties, largely exposed through the biographies of those who developed and advanced them.
Purpose: The author, an accomplished surgical historian, noted the absence of a comprehensive sourcebook for his studies of surgical history. He produced this work to rectify this for those interested in the history of surgery as well as to link surgical history to that of our country.
Audience: This extraordinary work was written for all who are interested in medical history. General and medical historians, surgeons, surgical residents, medical students, and any interested physician will find it an invaluable resource in researching the genesis of events in American surgery and in studying the lives of the many surgeons who shaped the field in our country. The author himself is emerging as an important contemporary surgical historian and this work confirms his talent.
Features: The hundreds of illustrations, mostly portraits, but also paintings, photographs, and other illustrations—many from the Burns collection—are the highlight of the work. Many are in color and reproduction value is excellent. The very complete bibliography, consisting of general historical works as well as journal articles, is a valuable resource in itself. The table of contents and the index are clear and complete. The cover, stock, size, and appearance of the book all speak of its quality.
Assessment: Without question, this is the modern, definitive text on the history of American surgery. Although the details of the development of the surgical specialties are limited, readers will find the book outstanding as a reference source, or for relating the development of surgery to this times in which the innovators and leaders lived, as well as a very good read. The work is simply splendid.
David L. Nahrwold
This is an illustrated, comprehensive history of American surgery and its specialties. The details are separated into 12 eras, such as Native American Surgery and the Civil War. A time line of socioeconomic and political events is provided for each era so the reader can relate surgical history to the history of our country. The general history of surgery comprises the first two-thirds of the book and the remaining third consists of the histories of surgical specialties, largely exposed through the biographies of those who developed and advanced them. The author, an accomplished surgical historian, noted the absence of a comprehensive sourcebook for his studies of surgical history. He produced this work to rectify this for those interested in the history of surgery as well as to link surgical history to that of our country. This extraordinary work was written for all who are interested in medical history. General and medical historians, surgeons, surgical residents, medical students, and any interested physician will find it an invaluable resource in researching the genesis of events in American surgery and in studying the lives of the many surgeons who shaped the field in our country. The author himself is emerging as an important contemporary surgical historian and this work confirms his talent. The hundreds of illustrations, mostly portraits, but also paintings, photographs, and other illustrations--many from the Burns collection--are the highlight of the work. Many are in color and reproduction value is excellent. The very complete bibliography, consisting of general historical works as well as journal articles, is a valuable resource in itself. The table of contents and theindex are clear and complete. The cover, stock, size, and appearance of the book all speak of its quality. Without question, this is the modern, definitive text on the history of American surgery. Although the details of the development of the surgical specialties are limited, readers will find the book outstanding as a reference source, or for relating the development of surgery to this times in which the innovators and leaders lived, as well as a very good read. The work is simply splendid.
New England Journal of Medicine
Rutkow has performed a great service for both the surgical and medical historical communities in synthesizing so much material in so palatable a form. This book will be required reading for many a trainee and senior surgeon alike.
Library Journal
The world's leading expert on the history of American surgery, Rutkow surgery, Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey is noted for his two-volume History of Surgery in the United States, 1775-1900 Norman Pub., 1988-92 and Surgery: An Illustrated History Mosby Year-Book, 1993. His current work builds on his last, updating the history into the 1990s and focusing on the dramatic leaps forward in surgical technology in the United States. Rutkow has included time lines, linking historic events to developments in surgery, and an excellent bibliography to make this work a useful reference source. The images and the compelling stories he chooses to tell will make the book appeal to everyone from teenagers to adults. Highly recommended for all libraries.Eric D. Albright, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr. Lib., Durham, N.C.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316763523
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 9.45 (w) x 12.33 (h) x 1.25 (d)

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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