Great Feuds in Medicine: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever / Edition 1by Hal Hellman
Pub. Date: 02/11/2002
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
"An exciting, well-researched work, which should appeal to anyone with an interest in the nature and progress of the human race."-American
"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.
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgments.
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.
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