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First Patients: The incredible true stories of pioneer patients

First Patients: The incredible true stories of pioneer patients

by Rod Tanchanco
First Patients: The incredible true stories of pioneer patients

First Patients: The incredible true stories of pioneer patients

by Rod Tanchanco

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Like the very best narrative non-fiction writers, Tanchanco is gifted with a prose style that provides clarity of information with the flow of a novelist. At times these historic cases read with the pace and excitement of a top notch medical thriller.---IndieReader

What was it like to be that patient caught in a medical crisis that sparked a medical milestone?
Often marked by the desperate need to save human lives, important developments in medicine have invariably started with patients—people whose ordeals fostered the advancement of medical knowledge. This book is a collection of such stories, each chapter an enthralling view into the history of medicine, revealing the extent of human inventiveness, resilience, and compassion.

• What compelled U.S. Army doctors to infect themselves with yellow fever virus?
• How did an English farmer become the first smallpox vaccinator?
• What led to the first human-to-human blood transfusion in the eighteenth century?
• Who was the first boy to be revived by a defibrillator, and how did that lead to the launch of CPR?
• Could a woman force cautious doctors to implant a new, untested pacemaker in time to save her husband's life?
• How did a fifteen-year-old boy become a victim of AIDS in 1968, decades before the virus even had a name?

Most readers will recognize these renowned health solutions. What makes this book so compelling is how the cases that prompted such groundbreaking innovations have considerably affected longevity and quality of human life for generations.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940160938035
Publisher: Rodrigo Tanchanco
Publication date: 03/08/2022
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 947,374
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

Rod Tanchanco writes medically themed nonfiction focused on historical events and their human narratives. His articles have appeared in,, History News Network, Intima, Medical Economics, and He is an internist and has worked as a primary care physi-cian, hospitalist, research doctor, and medical director for global healthcare organizations.
He is also a champion archer, avid photographer, back-yard birdwatcher, husband to a saint, father to two grown children, and loyal butler to a ridiculously cute cavapoo.

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