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Mavericks, miracles, and medicine : the pioneers who risked their lives to bring medicine into the modern age

Author: J M Fenster; History Channel (Television network)
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Books, 2005, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Fenster; History Channel (Television network)
ISBN: 0760772894 9780760772898
OCLC Number: 63197900
Notes: "The companion to The History Channel series Mavericks, Miracles, and Medicine."
Description: xv, 304 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Art of medicine / Andreas Vesalius, observation and anatomy --
Peculiar light / Wilhelm Roentgen, the first x-ray --
Picture of youth / Werner Forssmann, the cardiac catheter --
Never say die / Ian Wilmut and Dolly, cloning a mammal --
Perfect focus / Antony van Leeuwenhoek, the microscopic world --
Too much trouble / Ignaz Semmelweis, hospital cleanliness --
Public enemy / Robert Koch, the tuberculosis bacillus --
Trailing death / George A. Soper and Mary Mallon, "Typhoid Mary" --
Worldly wise / Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, smallpox inoculation --
Tag ook / Paul Ehrlich, salvarsan for syphilis --
Et al / Selman Waksman and Albert Schatz, a drug for TB --
Battery operated / Arne and Else-Marie Larsson, the cardiac pacemaker --
Organized brain / Thomas Willis, depicting cranial anatomy --
Lost in thought / Franz Joseph Gall, phrenology --
Ether frolic / Horace Wells, William T.G. Morton, and Charles Jackson, surgical anesthetic --
Human feeling / David Ferrier and Frances Power Cobbe, brain localization and the animal-rights debate --
Transfusion of murder / Jean-Baptiste Denis, experiments in blood transfusion --
Master of the system / William Harvey, blood circulation --
Long way to bypass / John H. Gibbon Jr., the heart-lung machine --
Bit of life / Joseph E. Murray and John P. Merrill, kidney transplantation.
Responsibility: Julie M. Fenster.

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