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Surgical limits : the life of Gordon Murray

Author: Shelley McKellar
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shelley McKellar's Surgical Limits chronicles the life of one of Canada's most prominent and controversial surgeons, Gordon Murray (1894-1976). McKellar examines candidly and critically the career successes and failures of Gordon Murray, discussing Murray's surgical ingenuity and skill, and how he saved numerous lives through his advances in heart and vascular surgery, his experimental cancer treatment, and his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McKellar, Shelley.
Surgical limits.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003363465
(OCoLC)51042831
Named Person: Gordon Murray; Gordon Murray; Gordon Murray
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley McKellar
ISBN: 9781442680265 1442680261
OCLC Number: 288095794
Awards: Winner of Science in Society Book Award, Canadian Science Writers' Association 2004 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource (x, 270 pages, [40] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: ""CONTENTS""; ""PREFACE""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""Introduction: A Surgeon's Life""; ""1 Rural Beginnings: The Formation of a Surgeon""; ""2 Toronto Appointment: Heparin and Vascular Surgery""; ""3 Delivering Miracles: Heart Surgery and an Artificial Kidney Machine""; ""4 A Private Laboratory, a Second Artificial Kidney, and New Heart Operations""; ""5 A Cure for Cancer? Sera, Vaccines, and the Theory of Immunity""; ""6 Making Paraplegics Walk Again: The Spinal Cord Controversy""; ""7 Time for Rest: Career Reflections""; ""Conclusion: Surgical Limits"" ""APPENDIX: DR GORDON MURRAY'S MEDICAL WRITINGS""""NOTES""; ""A NOTE ON SOURCES""; ""INDEX""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""; ""Illustrations""
Responsibility: Shelley McKellar.
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By presenting the controversial figure of Gordon Murray within the context of the development of Canadian medicine and surgical practices, McKellar's exceptional biography of an extraordinary surgeon  Read more...

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