The Invention of Surgery

A History of Modern Medicine: From the Renaissance to the Implant Revolution
Narrated by: Peter Noble
Length: 23 hrs and 4 mins
Categories: History, World
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Written by an author with plenty of experience holding a scalpel, Dr. David Schneider's in-depth biography is an encompassing history of the practice that has leapt forward over the centuries from the dangerous guesswork of ancient Greek physicians through the world-changing implant revolution of the 20th century. 

The Invention of Surgery explains this dramatic progress and highlights the personalities of the discipline's most dynamic historical figures. It links together the lives of the pioneering scientists who first understood what causes disease, how organs become infected or cancerous, and how surgery could powerfully intercede in people's lives, and then shows how the rise of surgery intersected with many of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the last century, including the evolution of medical education, the transformation of the hospital from a place of dying to a habitation of healing, the development of antibiotics, and the rise of transistors and polymer science. And as Schneider argues, surgery has not finished transforming; new technologies are constantly reinventing both the practice of surgery and the nature of the objects we are permanently implanting in our bodies. Schneider considers these latest developments, asking "What's next?", and analyzing how our conception of surgery has changed alongside our evolving ideas of medicine, technology, and our bodies.

©2020 David Schneider, MD (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Fantastic!

I love this book. I found fascinating how he tied in how medicine tied in directly with history. If you are a medically oriented person that loves history this is THE book for you.