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The Invention of Surgery

David Schneider

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John Murray
25 August 2020
History of medicine; Surgery; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science
A fascinating history of the practice of surgery from one of the leading figures in the field, chronicling centuries of scientific breakthroughs by the discipline's most dynamic, pioneering doctors.

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
By:   David Schneider
Imprint:   John Murray
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   540g
ISBN:   9781529362244
ISBN 10:   1529362245
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   25 August 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  General/trade ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr. David Schneider is one of the most sought-after total shoulder and total elbow replacement surgeons in the world. He has written for the New England Journal of Medicine, among other medical journals, and is also a lecturer on the history of surgery and a frequent guest on regional radio and TV programs. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Reviews for The Invention of Surgery

Bold and compelling - The Wall Street Journal


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