The Heart Club

A History of London's Heart Surgery Pioneers

Author: Tom Treasure

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911525844

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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Surgery on the heart was explicitly ruled out of medical teaching in the 1940s. A team of London surgeons lead by Russell Brock were determined to challenge and reverse that dogma. Together, they would help to change the history of heart surgery and the chances of survival for future patients.

Blood and Guts

A History of Surgery

Author: Richard Hollingham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407024531

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Today, astonishing surgical breakthroughs are making face transplants, limb transplants and a host of other previously undreamed of operations possible. But getting here has not been a simple story of selfless men working tirelessly in the pursuit of medical advancement. Instead it's a bloodstained tale of blunders, arrogance, mishap and murder. In trying to keep us alive, surgeons have all too often killed us off, and life-saving solutions have often come from the most surprising places. Accompanying a BBC series, Blood and Guts is an incredible story of stolen corpses, medical fraud, lobotomized patients - and every now and then courageous advances that have saved the lives of millions around the world. You may think twice before going under the knife...

A History of Organ Transplantation

Ancient Legends to Modern Practice

Author: David Hamilton

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822977842

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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"The first book of its kind, A History of Organ Transplantation examines the evolution of surgical tissue replacement from classical times to the medieval period to the present day. This volume will be useful to undergraduates, graduate students, scholars, surgeons, and the general public. Both Western and non-Western experiences as well as folk practices are included."--Project Muse.

A History of Lung Cancer

The Recalcitrant Disease

Author: C. Timmermann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137384239

Category: History

Page: 244

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The first comprehensive history of lung cancer from around 1800 to the present day; a story of doctors and patients, hopes and fears, expectations and frustrations. Where most histories of medicine focus on progress, Timmermann asks what happens when medical progress does not seem to make much difference.

The History of Clinical Endocrinology: A Comprehensive Account of Endocrinology from Earliest Times to the Present Day

Author: V.C. Medvei

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781850704270

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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The definitive reference work, this book combines detailed scientific accuracy with a classical style, erudition, and an appealing presentation. It covers the past, present, and future trends in endocrinology, and includes biographies of major figures. It provides chronological tables and name and subject indexes that make the information easily accessible.

Roy Rogers

A Biography, Radio History, Television Career Chronicle, Discography, Filmography, Comicography, Merchandising and Advertising History, Collectibles Description, Bibliography, and Index

Author: Robert W. Phillips

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780899509372

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 446

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This is the definitive work on Roy Rogers, the "King of the Cowboys." The lives and careers of Rogers and his wife, Dale Evans, are thoroughly covered, particularly their work on radio and television. The merchandising history of Roy Rogers reveals that his marketing of character-related products was second only to that of Walt Disney; Roy Rogers memorabilia are still among the most popular items. Includes a comprehensive discography, filmography and comicography. Heavily illustrated.

Who Goes First?

The Story of Self-experimentation in Medicine

Author: Lawrence K. Altman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520212817

Category: Medical

Page: 430

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This collection of stories of pioneering medical researchers provide readers with a look into the fascinating history of many of the most important medical advancements in recent years, and brings readers up to date on the ethics and controversies in current medical practice.

Who's who in the South and Southwest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Southern States

Page: N.A

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Includes names from the States of Alabama, Arkansas, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

London Charivari

Author: Henry Mayhew,Mark Lemon,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Sir Francis Cowley Burnand,Sir Owen Seaman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English wit and humor

Page: N.A

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Um Leben und Tod

Ein Hirnchirurg erzählt vom Heilen, Hoffen und Scheitern - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

Author: Henry Marsh

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641153700

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Bekenntnisse eines Hirnchirurgen Wie arbeitet ein Hirnchirurg? Wie fühlt es sich an, in das Organ zu schneiden, mit dem Menschen denken und träumen? Wie geht man damit um, wenn das Leben eines Patienten von der eigenen Heilkunst abhängt? Und wie, wenn man scheitert? Mehr noch als in anderen Bereichen der Medizin ist es in der Hirnchirurgie so gut wie unmöglich, nie einem Patienten zu schaden, denn Operationen am Innersten des Menschen sind immer mit unkalkulierbaren Risiken verbunden. Henry Marsh, einer der besten Neurochirurgen Großbritanniens, erzählt beeindruckend offen, selbstkritisch und humorvoll von den Ausnahmesituationen, die seinen Arbeitsalltag ausmachen. Seine Geschichten handeln vom Heilen und Helfen, vom Hoffen und Scheitern, von fatalen Fehlern und von der Schwierigkeit, die richtige Entscheidung zu treffen.

Who's who in the Midwest

A Biographical Dictionary of Noteworthy Men and Women of the Central and Midwestern States

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

World Who's Who in Science

A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Scientists from Antiquity to the Present

Author: Allen G. Debus,Marquis Who's Who, Inc

Publisher: Marquis Whos Who

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1855

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A compact reference to leading world scientists and their achievements