Great Feuds in Medicine: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever / Edition 1

Great Feuds in Medicine: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever / Edition 1

by Hal Hellman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471208337

ISBN-13: 9780471208334

Pub. Date: 02/11/2002

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

"This engaging book documents [the] reactions in ten of the most heated controversies and rivalries in medical history. . . . The disputes detailed are . . . fascinating. . . . It is delicious stuff here." -The New York Times

"An exciting, well-researched work, which should appeal to anyone with an interest in the nature and progress of the human race."-American

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"This engaging book documents [the] reactions in ten of the most heated controversies and rivalries in medical history. . . . The disputes detailed are . . . fascinating. . . . It is delicious stuff here." -The New York Times

"An exciting, well-researched work, which should appeal to anyone with an interest in the nature and progress of the human race."-American Scientist

"[A] solid introduction to the history of medicine." -Kirkus Reviews

"Stimulating."-Journal of the American Medical Association

From seventeenth-century anatomist William Harvey to twentieth-century lightning rod Sigmund Freud, countless researchers, physicians, and scientists have found themselves-and their work-at the center of raging disputes that have destroyed careers and lives. In this captivating follow-up to his acclaimed Great Feuds in Science, Hal Hellman tells the entertaining stories of the most heated and important of these disputes. Highlighting both famous (Sabin vs. Salk) and lesser-known (Galvani vs. Volta) clashes, he offers a front-row seat at the signal bouts of medical history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471208334
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/11/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Harvey versus Primrose, Riolan, and the Anatomists: Circulation of the Blood.

Galvani versus Volta: Animal Electricity.

Semmelweis versus the Viennese Medical Establishment: Childbed Fever.

Bernard versus Chemists, Physicians, and Antivivisectionists: Experimental Medicine.

Pasteur versus Liebig, Pouchet, and Koch: Fermentation, Spontaneous Generation, and Germ Theory.

Golgi versus Ram?n y Cajal: The Nerve Network.

Freud versus Moll, Breuer, Jung, and Many Others: Psychoanalysis.

Sabin versus Salk: The Polio Vaccine.

Franklin versus Wilkins: The Structure of DNA.

Gallo versus Montagnier: The AIDS War.

Epilogue.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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