Moments of Truth
Four Creators of Modern Medicine Moments of Truth
By (author) Thomas Dormandy
Moments of Truth by Thomas Dormandy
Book DescriptionWho were the scientific geniuses behind some of the most innovative and important discoveries in modern medicine? Medical science in the 21st century is continuing to advance, but the character of that advancement is now governed by research teams and committees. Yet in the 19th century -- a century when there were many great individual discoveries in medicine -- the contributions of four individuals in particular accelerated developments in each of the main branches of medicine. This medical history by Thomas Dormandy focuses on these four individuals and their "moments of truth" -- Laennec, a French physician; Semmelweis, a Hungarian obstetrician; Lister, a Scottish surgeon; and Walter Reed, an American army pathologist. They are not well known, compared with their contemporaries in other walks of life, yet their moments of truth transformed the lives of millions. Thomas Dormandy is a retired consultant pathologist (MD, PhD, DSc, FRCS, FRCPath). He is the author of over 300 scientific papers and two books aimed at a general readership, The White Death: A History of Turberculosis , which was short listed for the Aventis prize and RMS book of the month, and Old Masters, a work of art history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470863213
(218mm x 141mm x 49mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Thomas Dormandy
Thomas Dormandy is a retired consultant pathologist (MD, DSc, FRCS, FRCPath). He is the author of over 300 scientific papers as well as two books aimed at a general readership, The White Death, a history of tuberculosis (short--listed for the Aventis Prize) and Old Masters, a work of art history.
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