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Under the knife : a history of surgery in 28 remarkable operations / Arnold van de Laar.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250200105
  • ISBN: 1250200105
  • Physical Description: 357 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translation of: Onder het mes : de beroemdste patiƫnten en operaties uit de geschiedenis van de chirurgie.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-331) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Lithotomy -- Asphyxia -- Wound healing -- Shock -- Obesity -- Stoma -- Fracture -- Varicose veins -- Peritonitis -- Narcosis -- Gangrene -- Diagnosis -- Complications -- Dissemination -- Abdomen -- Aneurysm -- Laparoscopy -- Castration -- Lung cancer -- Placebo -- Umbilical hernia -- Short stay, fast track -- Mors in tabula -- Prosthesis -- Stroke -- Gastrectomy -- Anal fistula -- Electricity -- The surgeon of the future : a top 10.
Summary, etc.:
"Surgeon Arnold Van de Laar uses his own experience and expertise to tell this engrossing history of surgery through 28 famous operations - from Louis XIV to JFK, and from Einstein to Houdini. From the story of the desperate man from seventeenth-century Amsterdam who grimly cut a stone out of his own bladder to Bob Marley's deadly toe, Under the Knife offers all kinds of fascinating and unforgettable insights into medicine and history via the operating theater. What happens during an operation? How does the human body respond to being attacked by a knife, a bacterium, a cancer cell or a bullet? And, as medical advances continuously push the boundaries of what medicine can cure, what are the limits of surgery? From the dark centuries of bloodletting and of amputations without anaesthetic to today's sterile, high-tech operating theatres, Under the Knife is both a rich cultural history, and a modern anatomy class for us all"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Laar, Arnold van de. Onder het mes. English.
Surgery > History.
Medicine > History.
Surgical Procedures, Operative.
HISTORY / Social History.
MEDICAL / History.
Genre: Nonfiction.