Many surgical revolutions distinguish the history and evolution of surgery. Some are small, others more dominant, but each revolution improves the art and science of surgery. Surgical revolutionaries are indispensable in the conception and completion of any surgical revolution, initiating scientific and technological advances that propel surgical practice forward. Surgical revolutionaries can come in the guises of Lister (antisepsis), Halsted (surgical residency and safe surgery), Cushing (safe brain surgery), Wangensteen (gastrointestinal physiological surgery), Blalock (relief of cyanotic heart disease), Lillehei (open heart surgery), and many others. With the hindsight of history, we can recognize patterns of progress, evaluate means of advancing new ideas, and solidify details of innovative behavior that could lead to new surgical revolutions.
This volume examines the following vital questions in detail: What is a surgical revolution and how do we recognize one? Are surgical revolutionaries different? Is there a way to educate new surgical revolutionaries? Can history provide enduring examples of surgical revolutions? Are there different kinds of surgical revolutions? What characterizes a surgical revolution in the context of science and technology? What surgical revolutions are on the horizon?
Readership: Medical students in training, practicing and retired surgeons, and other medical professionals. The book would also appeal to scientists, historians of science, and mass market readers intrigued by the processes and personalities that shaped modern surgical practice.
- Surgical Revolutions:
- Surgical Revolutions
- De Humani Corporis Fabrica Surgical Revolution
- Exercitatio Anatomica De Motus Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Surgical Revolution
- The Strange Little Animals of Antony van Leeuwenhoek — Surgical Revolution
- Anesthesia Surgical Revolution
- Introduction A L'Etude de la Medicine Experimentale Surgical Revolution, Part I
- Introduction A L'Etude de la Medicine Experimentale, Part II
- Joseph Lister Surgical Revolution
- Birth of Scientific Surgery: John Hunter versus Joseph Lister as the Father or Founder of Scientific Surgery
- X-Rays Surgical Revolution
- Concluding Remarks on the Surgical Revolutions
- History of Surgery and Medical Humanities:
- Surgical Research II
- Arpad Gerster and Max Thorek Contributions to American Surgery
- Michael E DeBakey: Reformer of Cardiovascular Surgery
- Christiaan Barnard
- Heart Transplantation
- Art, Surgery and Transplantation
- Believing in Yourself
- Gentleman Surgeon