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The Cambridge illustrated history of surgery

Author: Harold Ellis
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Ellis
ISBN: 9780521896238 0521896231 9780521720335 0521720338
OCLC Number: 253187716
Notes: Revised edition of: A history of surgery / Harold Ellis. 2001.
Awards: Commended for BMA Book Awards 2009
Description: xiii, 274 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Surgery in prehistoric times --
The early years of written history : Mesopotamia, Egypt, China and India --
Surgery in ancient Greece and Rome --
The Dark Ages and the Renaissance --
The age of the surgeon-anatomist, part 1 : from the mid 16th century to the end of the 17th century --
The age of the surgeon-anatomist, part 2 : from the beginning of the 18th century to the mid 19th century --
The advent of anaesthesia and antisepsis --
The birth of modern surgery : from Lister to the 20th century --
The surgery of warfare --
Orthopaedic surgery --
Breast tumours --
Cutting for the stone --
Thyroid and parathyroid --
Thoracic and vascular surgery --
Organ transplantation --
Envoi : today and tomorrow.
Other Titles: Illustrated history of surgery
Responsibility: Harold Ellis.
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