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A history of limb amputation

Author: John Kirkup
Publisher: London : Springer, ©2007.
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"A History of Limb Amputation traces humanity's long experience of natural amputations due to congenital absence, disease, frostbite, toxins, domestic and wild animal trauma, and for nonmedical reasons related to punitive, ritual, and legal actions, ultimately leading to the development of elective surgical amputation."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kirkup, John.
History of limb amputation.
London : Springer, ©2007
(DLC) 2006927418
(OCoLC)70987394
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Kirkup
ISBN: 9781846285097 1846285097 9781846284434 1846284430
OCLC Number: 184942669
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 184 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Introduction and sources --
Natural causes of dismemberment --
Accidental causes for amputation : auto-amputation --
Ritual, punitive, legal and iatrogenic causes --
Cold steel and gunshot causes --
Elective amputation : early evoluation to the end of the 17th century --
Elective amputation : from the 18th century to 1846 --
Elective amputation : from 1846 to recent times --
Interpretations of amputation by society, patients, and surgeons --
Surgical instrumentation and equipment --
Indications, timing, and procedures --
Stumps : reattachment, management, complications, revision, and care for limb-fitting --
Artificial limbs and rehabilitation with contributions by Kingsley Robinson.
Responsibility: John Kirkup.
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Provides a historical review of natural amputations due to congenital absence, disease, frostbite, animal trauma, and to punishment and ritual.  Read more...

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