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Author Laar, Arnold van de, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  617 LAA    DUE 06-08-19
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  617 LAA    DUE 05-30-19
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Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 357 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Summary "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.
Note Translation of: Onder het mes : de beroemdste patiënten en operaties uit de geschiedenis van de chirurgie.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-331) and index.
Contents 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.
Subject Laar, Arnold van de. Onder het mes. English.
Surgery -- History.
Added Author Brown, Andy, translator.
Added Title Onder het mes. English
ISBN 9781250200105 (hardcover)
1250200105 (hardcover)

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