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Written in a lively and engaging style, by a medical author and teacher of great renown, this book provides a fascinating and informative introduction to the development of surgery through the ages. It illustrates some of the key advances in surgery from primitive techniques such as trepanning, through some of the gruesome but occasionally successful methods employed by the ancient civilisations, the increasingly sophisticated techniques of the Greeks and Romans, the advances of the Dark Ages and the Renaissance and on to the early pioneers of anaesthesia and antisepsis such as Morton, Lister and Pasteur. Heavily illustrated in colour, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Surgery is the only serious choice for a reader wanting a lively and informative single-volume introduction to surgical history.

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Written in a lively and engaging style, this book provides a fascinating introduction to the development of surgery through the ages.

About the Author

Harold Ellis is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the University of London, UK.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Further reading; Picture index; 1. Surgery in prehistoric times; 2. The early years of written history - Mesopotamia, Egypt, China and India; 3. Surgery in Ancient Greece and Rome; 4. The Dark Ages and the Renaissance; 5. The age of the surgeon-anatomist: Part 1 - From the mid sixteenth century to the end of the seventeenth century; 6. The age of the surgeon-anatomist: Part 2 - From the beginning of the eighteenth century to the mid nineteenth century; 7. The advent of anaesthesia and antisepsis; 8. The birth of modern surgery - from Lister to the twentieth century; 9. The surgery of warfare; 10. Orthopaedic surgery; 11. Breast tumours; 12. Cutting for the stone; 13. Thyroid and parathyroid; 14. Thoracic and vascular surgery; 15. Organ transplantation; 16. Envoi - today and tomorrow; Index.

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drelamaran, August 31, 2010 (view all comments by drelamaran)
excellent eye opener for every surgery resident and changes the way you look on surgery
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780521720335
Author:
Ellis, Harold
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Surgery -- History
Subject:
Surgery - General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Illustrated History
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.50x7.30x1.10 in. 1.75 lbs.

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