9780521127820

Operations that Made History

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521127820

  • ISBN10:

    0521127823

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-20
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

This book aims to give the reader an appreciation of the historical perspective of surgery.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Major Breakthroughs
The first ovariotomy
Ligation of the abdominal aorta
Ruptured ectopic pregnancy
The first successful gastrectomy
Splenectomy for rupture of the spleen
Renal transplantation
Innovations
'I dressed the wound and God healed him'
The birth of anaesthesia
The compound fracture
Electrosurgery
Famous Patients
Queen Caroline's umbilical hernia
Lord Nelson's amputation
The sebaceous cyst of George IV
Henry Thompson and two royal bladder stones
The appendiceal abscess of Edward VIII
The empyema of George V
The pneumonectomy of George VI
Envoi
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