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Sinopsis: A major new biography of the doctor who invented modern surgery. Brilliant, driven, but haunted by demons, William Stewart Halsted took surgery from a horrific, dangerous practice to what we now know as a lifesaving art.
Halsted was born to wealth and privilege in New York City in the mid-1800s. He attended the finest schools, but he was a mediocre student. His academic interests blossomed at medical school and he quickly became a celebrated surgeon. Experimenting with cocaine as a local anesthetic, he became addicted. He was hospitalized and treated with morphine to control his craving for cocaine. For the remaining 40 years of his life he was addicted to both drugs.
Halsted resurrected his career at Johns Hopkins, where he became the first chief of surgery. Among his accomplishments, he introduced the residency training system, the use of sterile gloves, the first successful hernia repair, radical mastectomy, fine silk sutures, and anatomically correct surgical technique. Halsted is without doubt the father of modern surgery, and his eccentric behavior, unusual lifestyle, and counterintuitive productivity in the face of lifelong addiction make his story unusually compelling.
Gerald Imber, a renowned surgeon himself, evokes Halsted’s extraordinary life and achievements and places them squarely in the historical and social context of the late 19th century. The result is an illuminating biography of a complex and troubled man, whose genius we continue to benefit from today.
About the Author: Dr. Gerald Imber is a well known plastic surgeon and authority on cosmetic surgery, and directs a private clinic in Manhattan. An early proponent of prevention and minimally invasive procedures, he has devised many popular anti-aging techniques, and is attending surgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital and assistant clinical professor of surgery at Weill-Cornell School of Medicine.
Dr. Imber has published many scientific papers and is a regular lecturer at professional meetings. He is also the author of a number of “beauty books” and has written on many subjects for varied publications such as Departures, and The Wall Street Journal, and appears regularly on network television.
Título: Genius on the Edge: The Bizarre Double Life ...
Editorial: Kaplan Publishing
Año de publicación: 2010
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Kaplan Publishing, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. de la librería S_208189048
Descripción Kaplan Publishing. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Used - Very Good Item may show signs of wear. May contain some writing and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 3-F-1-3834
Descripción Kaplan Publishing, New York, 2010. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 013457
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Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. Genius on the Edge: The Bizarre Double Life of Dr. William Stewart Halsted. Nº de ref. de la librería Grb1620821
Descripción Kaplan Publishing 2010-02-02, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: good. 1. 1607146274. Nº de ref. de la librería 729767
Descripción Kaplan Publishing, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 14828411
Descripción Kaplan Publishing, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P021607146274
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