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The medical book : from witch doctors to robot surgeons : 250 milestones in the history of medicine

Autor: Clifford A Pickover
Editorial: New York : Sterling Pub., ©2012.
Edición/Formato:   Libro : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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Chronologically documents two hundred and fifty medical milestones from 10,000 B.C. to modern times, including the history of separating conjoined twins, the discovery of viruses, and the Human Genome Project.
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Género/Forma: Chronology
History
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Clifford A Pickover
ISBN: 9781402785856 1402785852 9781402792335 1402792336
Número OCLC: 768126344
Descripción: 527 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Contenido: Introduction --
10,000 B.C. : witch doctor --
6500 B.C. : trepanation --
4000 B.C. : urinalysis --
3000 B.C. : sutures --
2800 B.C. : glass eye --
2400 B.C. : circumcision --
2000 B.C. : ayurvedic medicine --
1600 B.C. : Edwin Smith surgical papyrus --
1500 B.C. : bloodletting --
1000 B.C. : Greville Chester great toe --
600 B.C : sewage systems --
400 B.C. : Hippocratic oath --
300 B.C. : Huangdi Neijing --
100 B.C. : mithridatium and theriac --
70 : abortion --
70 Dioscorides's De Materia Medica --
190 : Galenic writings --
900 : Al-Razi's Comprehensive Book --
1025 : Avicenna's Canon of Medicine --
1161 : persecution of Jewish physicians --
1210 : Barber pole --
1242 : Al-Nafis's pulmonary circulation --
1284 : eyeglasses --
1346 : biological weapons --
1510 : Leonardo's anatomical drawings --
1522 : burning of Dr. Wertt --
1527 : Paracelsus burns medical books --
1543 : De Humani Corporis Fabrica --
1545 : Pare's "rational surgery" --
1552 : Eustachi's rescued masterpieces --
1563 : De Praestigiis Daemonum --
1564 : condom --
1580 : obstetrical forceps --
1597 : tissue grafting --
1601 : acupuncture Compendium --
1618 : drawings of Pietro da Cortona --
1628 : circulatory system --
1642 : murder and Wirsung's duct --
1652 : lymphatic system --
1664 : cranial nerves classified --
1665 : Micrographia --
1678 : discovery of sperm 1679 : Brunner's glands --
1683 : zoo within us --
1687 : discovery of Sarcoptes Scabiei --
1689 : separation of conjoined twins --
1707 : pulse watch --
1726 : Mary Toft's rabbits --
1733 : Cheselden's Osteographia --
1747 : Albinus's Tables of the human body --
1753 : A Treatise on scurvy --
1761 : autopsy --
1761 : causes of cancer --
1761 : Morgagni's "Cries of suffering organs" --
1764 : cerebrospinal fluid --
1772 : exploring the labyrinth --
1774 : Hunter's Gravid Uterus --
1784 : hospitals --
1784 : Lavoisier's respiration --
1785 : digitalis --
1792 : ambulance --
1793 : unchaining the lunatics --
1796 : alternative medicine --
1796 : phrenology --
1798 : smallpox vaccination --
1809 : cerebellum function --
1811 : Bell-Magendie law --
1812 : snow anesthesia --
1812 : women medical students --
1813 : hysterectomy --
1816 : stethoscope --
1817 : ligation of the abdominal aorta --
1825 : leech therapy --
1829 : blood transfusion --
1830 : medical specialization --
1832 : Anatomy Act of 1832 --
1832 : intravenous saline solutions --
1833 : observations of St. Martin's stomach --
1842 : general anesthesia --
1842 : The sanitary condition of the labouring population of Great Britain --
1846 : Panum's "measles on the Faroe Islands" --
1846 : spirometry --
1847 : American Medical Association --
1847 : Semmelweis's hand washing --
1848 : appendectomy --
1850 : ophthalmoscope --
1851 : plaster of Paris casts --
1853 : hypodermic syringe --
1854 : Broad Street pump handle --
1854 : nursing --
1855 : cell division --
1857 : treatment of epilepsy --
1858 : Gray's Anatomy --
1861 : cerebral localization --
1862 : germ theory of disease --
1863 : Red Cross --
1864 : denial drill --
1865 : antiseptics --
1865 : Mendel's genetics --
1866 : medical thermometer --
1872 : thyroid surgery --
1873 : cause of leprosy --
1879 : modern brain surgery --
1881 : sphygmomanometer --
1882 : Cesarean section --
1882 : Koch's tuberculosis lecture --
1882 : phagocytosis theory --
1883 : health insurance --
1883 : salpingectomy --
1884 : cocaine as local anesthetic --
1890 : antitoxins --
1890 : latex surgical gloves --
1891 : neuron doctrine --
1892 : discovery of viruses --
1892 : osteopathy --
1893 : discovery of adrenaline --
1894 : cause of bubonic plague --
1895 : D.D. Palmer and chiropractic --
1895 : x-rays --
1897 : cause of malaria --
1899 : aspirin --
1899 : defibrillator --
1899 : hearing aids --
1899 : psychoanalysis --
1902 : Caduceus --
1902 : chromosomal theory of inheritance --
1902 : inborn errors of metabolism --
1902 : cause of sleeping sickness --
1902 : vascular suturing --
1903 : electrocardiograph --
1903 : radiation therapy --
1904 : Halstedian surgery --
1905 : corneal transplant --
1905 : genes and sex determination --
1906 : "analytic" vitamin discovery --
1906 : allergies --
1906 : Alzheimer's disease --
1906 : Meat Inspection Act of 1906 --
1906 : patent medicines --
1906 : cause of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever --
1907 : imprisonment of Typhoid Mary 1907 : searches for the soul --
1910 : chlorination of water --
1910 : Ehrlich's magic bullets --
1910 : Flexner report and medical education --
1914 : common cold --
1914 : fluoridated toothpaste --
1914 : neurotransmitters --
1916 : heparin --
1920 : band-aid bandage --
1921 : human growth hormone --
1922 : banishing rickets --
1922 : commercialization of insulin --
1922 : truth serum --
1924 : human electroencephalogram --
1925 : modern midwifery --
1926 : liver therapy --
1927 : sterilization of Carrie Buck --
1928 : "The rabbit died" --
1928 : iron lung --
1928 : pap smear test --
1928 : penicillin --
1929 : IUD --
1929 : maggot therapy --
1929 : medical self-experimentation --
1933 : Jung's analytical psychology --
1935 : Stanley's crystal invaders --
1935 : sulfa drugs --
1937 : antihistamines --
1937 : cause of yellow fever --
1938 : electroconvulsive therapy --
1943 : "autistic disturbances" --
1943 : dialysis --
1944 : Blalock-Taussig shunt --
1946 : cancer chemotherapy --
1946 : transorbital lobotomy --
1947 : informed consent --
1947 : prosopagnosia --
1948 : cortisone --
1948 : nerve growth factor --
1948 : randomized controlled trials --
1949 : cause of sickle-cell anemia --
1949 : mammography --
1950 : antipsychotics --
1951 : HeLa cells --
1951 : tobacco smoking and cancer --
1952 : amniocentesis --
1952 : artificial heart valves --
1953 : DNA structure --
1953 : heart-lung machine --
1954 : endoscope --
1954 : kidney transplant --
1955 : birth-control pill --
1955 : placebo effect --
1955 : polio vaccine --
1956 : autoimmune diseases 1956 : bone marrow transplant --
1956 : cardiopulmonary resuscitation --
1957 : Levodopa for Parkinson's disease --
1957 : fetal monitoring --
1957 : medical ultrasound --
1958 : artificial pacemaker for heart --
1958 : hip replacement --
1958 : pineal body --
1959 : nanomedicine --
1959 : radioimmunoassay --
1959 : structure of antibodies --
1960 : laser --
1961 : self-surgery --
1961 : thymus --
1962 : cryonics --
1962 : mitochondrial diseases --
1962 : thalidomide disaster --
1963 : cognitive behavioral therapy --
1963 : liver transplant --
1963 : lung transplant --
1964 : angioplasty --
1964 : beta-blockers --
1964 : hand transplant --
1966 : pancreas transplant --
1967 : CAT scans --
1967 : heart transplant --
1967 : hospice --
1970 : reverse transcriptase and AIDS --
1972 : cyclosporine --
1973 : positron emission tomography (PET) --
1973 : statins --
1975 : near-death experiences --
1976 : oncogenes --
1977 : cochlear implants --
1977 : magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) --
1978 : first test-tube baby --
1981 : fetal surgery --
1981 : laparoscopic surgery --
1982 : prions --
1983 : epigenetics --
1983 : polymerase chain reaction --
1984 : peptic ulcers and bacteria --
1984 : telomerase 1987 : small bowel transplant --
1990 : gene therapy --
1991 : do not resuscitate --
1998 : RNA interference --
2000 robotic surgery --
2001 : telesurgery --
2003 : human genome project --
2005 : face transplant --
2006 : growing new organs --
2008 : human cloning --
Notes and further reading --
Index --
Photo credits.
Otros títulos: From witch doctors to robot surgeons
Responsabilidad: Clifford A. Pickover.

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