Moments of Truth: Four Creators of Modern Medicine / Edition 1

Moments of Truth: Four Creators of Modern Medicine / Edition 1

by Thomas Dormandy
     
 

The nineteenth century saw the transformation of medicine and surgery from the treatment of unexplained symptoms based on ancient lore and skilled butchery into the science-based profession that we would recognise today. The change was brought about not by a series of random events but by the effort of a few

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Overview

The nineteenth century saw the transformation of medicine and surgery from the treatment of unexplained symptoms based on ancient lore and skilled butchery into the science-based profession that we would recognise today. The change was brought about not by a series of random events but by the effort of a few individuals who experienced a moment of truth and who fought, often against fierce resistance, to have that truth generally recognised.

In this compelling narrative Thomas Dormandy takes the reader from revolutionary France, through imperial Austria and Victorian England, to the United States of the early twentieth century. He describes with compassion and insight the, often tragic, lives of individuals who fought with extraordinary determination to relieve suffering and to save lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470863213
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/09/2004
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.86(h) x 1.89(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

I. Laennec and the Stethoscope.

II. Semmelweis and Childbed Fever.

III. Lister and Antiseptic Surgery.

IV. Reed and the Control of Epidemics.

Epilogue.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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