By Robert B. Taylor

This re-creation of White Coat stories presents exciting tales that provide ancient context to what we do in medication today—the body’s “holy bone” and the way it bought its identify, a shocking the reason for this is that gout looked to be so everyday a number of centuries in the past, and the healing misadventure that shortened the lifetime of Eleanor Roosevelt. as well as many new stories, this revised variation comprises 128 illustrations, similar to photographs of Baron von Münchhausen aloft with cannonballs and Vincent van Gogh’s portrait of his healthcare professional exhibiting a clue to the painter’s well-being. examine mythical scientific innovators, illnesses that modified heritage, health problems of recognized people, and a few epic mistakes of physicians and scientists. the writer is Robert B. Taylor, MD, Emeritus Professor, Oregon future health & technology college institution of drugs, and Professor, japanese Virginia clinical tuition. Dr. Taylor is the writer and editor of greater than 33 scientific books.

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The medical faculty in Paris disparaged his writings as not only contradictory to current belief but written in a vernacular that was not at all scholarly. Fortunately, reason prevailed, and Paré’s work in wound care and other areas led to the greatest advances in surgery until the introduction of asepsis and anesthesia in the nineteenth century. Fig. 5 Ambroise Paré amputating leg on battlefield. Oil painting by Ernest Board. jpg) Circulation of the Blood: William Harvey (1578–1657) 15 Anatomic Dissection: Vesalius (1514–1564) If psychiatry was advanced by Paracelsus, anatomy must acknowledge an even greater debt to Andreas Vesalius, who, Garrison (p.

6 1 Heroes in Medical History Ancient Egyptian Medicine: A Comprehensive Approach to Medicine (Beginning ca. 2900 BCE) Ancient Egypt’s “Father of Medicine” is Imhotep, who lived about the twentyseventh century BCE. His name means “He who beings peace,” and he was a philosopher, astronomer, architect, and poet, as well as a physician. Imhotep proposed theories about the roles of vital organs, and he diagnosed and treated hundreds of diseases. ” Much of what we know about early Egyptian medicine comes from the medical papyri.

A bit of Hunter’s aura must come from the colorful legends that whirl about his memory. He dissected countless cadavers, some provided by professional grave Surgery as an Experimental Science: John Hunter (1728–1793) 19 Fig. png) robbers. According to Reynolds and Stone, he pioneered the modern technique of embalming (p. 316). After rupturing his Achilles tendon, Hunter severed the tendons of several dogs, sacrificing them at intervals to observe how the tendon healed. He lacked tact and often lost control of his temper.

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