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The age of miracles : medicine and surgery in the nineteenth century

Author: Guy R Williams
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Academy Chicago Publishers, 1987, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of medical treatment from the barbarous era of the eighteenth century through the revolutionary and often bizarre changes of the nineteenth century: the introduction of anesthesia and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guy R Williams
ISBN: 0897332865 9780897332866 0897332857 9780897332859
OCLC Number: 16525095
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: London : Constable, 1981.
Description: 234 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The age of miracles --
John Hunter --
Some contemporaries and followers of the Hunters --
Body-snatchers --
Anaesthetics --
Antiseptics --
Birth and infancy in the nineteenth century --
Going to hospital in the nineteenth century --
The start of modern orthopaedics --
Blood and blood transfusions --
Spas and watering-places during the nineteenth century --
The birth of tropical medicine --
The treatment of the mentally sick in the nineteenth century --
Alternative medicine in the nineteenth century --
X-rays and their application --
The discovery of radium.
Responsibility: Guy Williams.

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