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Dates in Gastroenterology: A Chronological Record of Progress in Gastroenterology Over the Last Millennium

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To appreciate the state of the art as it exists today, it is helpful to know something of the background and history of the subject as it has developed over the last few centuries. Attractively bound and illustrated, Dates in Gastroenterology presents a chronological account of the development of modern gastroenterology from the ideas of Greek and Roman civilization to the present day.

Each entry contains a concise historical or biographical synopsis of the developments in ...

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Overview

To appreciate the state of the art as it exists today, it is helpful to know something of the background and history of the subject as it has developed over the last few centuries. Attractively bound and illustrated, Dates in Gastroenterology presents a chronological account of the development of modern gastroenterology from the ideas of Greek and Roman civilization to the present day.

Each entry contains a concise historical or biographical synopsis of the developments in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and technology in the last millennium. The book provides a fascinating, useful record of the landmarks in the development of gastroenterology, including key names and events, from the writings of Hippocrates to the implications of Helicobacter infection.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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This chronology spans from 1500 BC to 1999 AD. Events include John Brown's description of cirrhosis of the liver in the (1685), the introduction of gastrostomy into England (1858), and Ivan Pavlov's winning of the Nobel Prize for work on the physiology of digestion, including neural control of gastric secretion (1904). Occasional b&w photos and drawings punctuate this chronology (exact dates not included) of 10-to 35-word descriptions, often technical, of each noteworthy occurrence. Lacks index and bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781850705024
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/15/2000
  • Series: Landmarks in Medicine Series
  • Edition description: ILLUSTRATED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 100
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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Introduction Chronological record from 1500 BC to 1999 AD
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