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The Invention of Surgery: A History of Modern Medicine: From the Renaissance to the Implant Revolution
 

The Invention of Surgery: A History of Modern Medicine: From the Renaissance to the Implant Revolution (Hardback)

By Schneider, David

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  • Pub Date
    24 Mar 20

Written by an author with plenty of experience holding a scalpel, Dr. David Schneider's The Invention of Surgery is an in-depth biography of the practice that has leapt forward over the centuries from the dangerous guesswork of ancient Greek physicians through the world-changing ...implant revolution of the twentieth century. The Invention of Surgery explains this dramatic progress and highlights the personalities of the discipline's most dynamic historical figures. It links together the lives of the pioneering scientists who first understood what causes disease, how organs become infected or cancerous, and how surgery could powerfully intercede in people's lives, and then shows how the rise of surgery intersected with many of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the last century, including the evolution of medical education, the transformation of the hospital from a place of dying to a habitation of healing, the development of antibiotics, and the rise of transistors and polymer science. And as Schneider argues, surgery has not finished transforming; new technologies are constantly reinventing both the practice of surgery and the nature of the objects we are permanently implanting in our bodies. Schneider considers these latest developments, asking What's next? and analyzing how our conception of surgery has changed alongside our evolving ideas of medicine, technology, and our bodies.
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ISBN 9781643133164
Released NZ 24 Mar 2020
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781643133164
Stock Release date is 24 March 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Pegasus Books
Released 24 Mar 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Schneider, David
Category History Of Medicine
Surgery
History Of Science
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 239mm
Spine: 36mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 589g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Surgery: Professional
ONIX Text General/trade

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