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An authoritative, well-illustrated coverage of surgery, from prescientific and primitive surgery through ancient Egypt and Hebrew civilizations to the 20th century when specialization began. Famous works of art--drawings, paintings and sculptures--are used to demonstrate its progress through time. 550 pp. Pub: 9/93.

This book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Reviewer: Herold B. Griffith, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This extremely well-produced and attractive book is a remarkably comprehensive yet very readable history of the past 5,000 years of surgery.
Purpose: The stated purpose is threefold: (1) to provide an understanding of the significant events of world history that occurred during each surgical era; (2) to trace the development of the professionalization of surgery and describe the outstanding achievements in this broad field; and (3) to provide detailed information about the lives of the great surgeons. These goals are nicely met.
Audience: Not only is this book useful for the education and enjoyment of surgeons, students, and residents, but it serves historians and the general public as a superb reference work.
Features: The well-written text is embellished by 345 illustrations, 110 of them in full color, taken from old books, manuscripts, museums, and galleries. It is divided into eras, and then by regions, cultures, specialties, and personalities. Of particular value are five large charts that list the important events and people in daily life, science and technology, religion and philosophy, literature and theater, music, and the visual arts, in chronological relation to the great surgeons of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
Assessment: As is inevitable in a book of this scope and magnitude, there are a few minor errors and typos, e.g., the Susruta Samhita does not mention the forehead flap for nasal reconstruction, and W.S. Halsted did not die in 1992, but rather in 1922. Also there might have been more attention given to the great advances in, for example, plastic surgery and orthopedics, that occurred during World Wars I and II and in the years since then. But it is impossible to include everything, especially in one's own century. Overall this is a splendid book in format and in content. It deserves a place in every surgeon's book collection and certainly in every medical and reference library.
Herold B. Griffith
This extremely well-produced and attractive book is a remarkably comprehensive yet very readable history of the past 5,000 years of surgery. The stated purpose is threefold: (1) to provide an understanding of the significant events of world history that occurred during each surgical era; (2) to trace the development of the professionalization of surgery and describe the outstanding achievements in this broad field; and (3) to provide detailed information about the lives of the great surgeons. These goals are nicely met. Not only is this book useful for the education and enjoyment of surgeons, students, and residents, but it serves historians and the general public as a superb reference work. The well-written text is embellished by 345 illustrations, 110 of them in full color, taken from old books, manuscripts, museums, and galleries. It is divided into eras, and then by regions, cultures, specialties, and personalities. Of particular value are five large charts that list the important events and people in daily life, science and technology, religion and philosophy, literature and theater, music, and the visual arts, in chronological relation to the great surgeons of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. As is inevitable in a book of this scope and magnitude, there are a few minor errors and typos, e.g., the Susruta Samhita does not mention the forehead flap for nasal reconstruction, and W.S. Halsted did not die in 1992, but rather in 1922. Also there might have been more attention given to the great advances in, for example, plastic surgery and orthopedics, that occurred during World Wars I and II and in the years since then.But it is impossible to include everything, especially in one's own century. Overall this is a splendid book in format and in content. It deserves a place in every surgeon's book collection and certainly in every medical and reference library.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801660788
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 550
  • Product dimensions: 10.63 (w) x 14.85 (h) x 3.27 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Prescientific and Primitive Surgery 1
2 Ancient Civilizations 5
Mesopotamians 5
Jews 7
Egyptians 10
3 The Classical World 19
Greece 19
Alexandria 28
Rome 30
4 The Byzantine Empire 45
5 Islamic and Jewish Surgery 53
6 The Far East 65
India 65
China 70
Japan 75
7 The Middle Ages 81
8 The Renaissance 119
Germany and Switzerland 140
Italy 153
Spain 162
France 164
England and Scotland 173
9 The Seventeenth Century 185
Germany and Switzerland 200
England, Scotland, and Ireland 208
Italy 214
Netherlands 216
France 218
10 The Eighteenth Century 229
France 240
Great Britain and Ireland 257
Germany and Austria 287
Italy 292
Netherlands 294
Denmark and Sweden 298
Spain 298
United States 299
11 The Nineteenth Century 321
Cellular Pathology 324
Experimental Physiology 328
Anesthesia 331
Bacteriology and Surgical Antisepsis and Asepsis 339
X Rays 350
Blood Transfusion 352
Surgical Education and Training 352
Surgical Nursing 353
Surgical Societies and Journals 356
Great Britain and Ireland 357
Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Switzerland 386
France 406
Italy 428
Russia 430
Scandinavia 432
Netherlands 432
United States 433
12 The Twentieth Century 505
General Surgery 512
Colorectal Surgery 517
Gynecological Surgery 518
Neurological Surgery 520
Ophthalmological Surgery 522
Orthopedic Surgery 524
Otorhinolaryngological Surgery 525
Plastic Surgery 526
Thoracic Surgery 528
Urological Surgery 531
Summary 532
Bibliography 535
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