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Harvey Cushing

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Harvey Cushing was the leading figure in the creation of modern neurosurgery. This biography traces his medical school education; ... Lire la suite
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Harvey Cushing was the leading figure in the creation of modern neurosurgery. This biography traces his medical school education; his hospital-based surgical career; and his career as a battlefield surgeon during World War I. He has an enduring place in the field of medicine and his name has become part of medical lexicography.

"It is beautifully written and illustrated, a pleasure to read, and paints Cushing 'warts and all.' A must for anyone with an interest in the development of our profession and with the life of this extraordinary man."British Journal of Hospital Medicine

Michael Bliss holds the prestigious rank of University Professor at the University of Toronto. He has written numerous prize-winning books in medical history, including The Discovery of Insulin and William Osler: A Life in Medicine. One of Canada's most distinguished historians, he has received the Order of Canada and an honorary Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Here is the first biography to appear in fifty years of Harvey Cushing, a giant of American medicine and without doubt the greatest figure in the history of brain surgery. Drawing on new collections of intimate personal and family papers, diaries and patient records, Michael Bliss captures Cushing's professional and personal life in remarkable detail. Bliss paints an engaging portrait of a man of ambition, boundless, driving energy, a fanatical work ethic, a penchant for self-promotion and ruthlessness, more than a touch of egotism and meanness, and an enormous appetite for life. Equally important, Bliss traces the rise of American surgery as seen through the eyes of one of its pioneers. The book describes how Cushing, working in the early years of the 20th century, developed remarkable new techniques that let surgeons open the skull, expose the brain, and attack tumorsall with a much higher rate of success than previously known. Indeed, Cushing made the miraculous in surgery an everyday event, as he and his team compiled an astonishing record of treating more than two thousand tumors. Moreover, Cushing was also a leading authority on the pituitary gland and a pioneer of endocrinology. And in his spare time, he won a Pulitzer Prize for his massive two-volume biography of William Osler, who was Cushing's colleague. This is the definite Cushing biography, an epic narrative of high surgical adventure. Written by a prize-winning medical historian and acclaimed author, it captures the highs and lows of an extraordinary life, illuminating the contributions of a surgeon who has earned an enduring place in the pantheon of medical history.


Opening: The Surgeon and the General; 1. Western Reserve: The Cushings of Cleveland; 2. Making a Yale Man; 3. Making a Harvard Doctor; 4. Making an American Surgeon; 5. A Window on the Brain; 6. Opening the Closed Box: The Birth of Neurosurgery; 7. The Bottom of the Box: Interrogating the Pituitary; 8. Adieu the Simple Life; 9. Adieu America: Cushing Goes to War; 10. An American Surgeon at Passchendaele; 11. Fathers and Sons; 12. Johnson and Boswells: Chief and Harem; 13. Sprinting to the Tape; 14. Regius Professor at Yale; Closing: Inheritance and Memory

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Titre: Harvey Cushing
Sous-titre: A Life in Surgery
Code EAN: 9780195329612
ISBN: 978-0-19-532961-2
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Médecine
nombre de pages: 608
Poids: 969g
Taille: H235mm x B159mm x T40mm
Année: 2007


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