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Description - Doctors by Sherwin B. Nuland

F rom the author of How We Die , t he extraordinary story of the development of modern medicine, told through the lives of the physician-scientists who paved the way.How does medical science advance? Popular historians would have us believe that a few heroic individuals, possessing superhuman talents, lead an unselfish quest to better the human condition. But as renowned Yale surgeon and medical historian Sherwin B. Nuland shows in this brilliant collection of linked life portraits, the theory bears little resemblance to the truth. Through the centuries, the men and women who have shaped the world of medicine have been not only very human, but also very much the products of their own times and places. Presenting compelling studies of great medical innovators and pioneers, Doctors gives us a fascinating history of modern medicine. Ranging from the legendary Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, to Andreas Vesalius, whose Renaissance masterwork on anatomy offered invaluable new insight into the human body, to Helen Taussig, founder of pediatric cardiology and co-inventor of the original "blue baby" operation, here is a volume filled with the spirit of ideas and the thrill of discovery."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679760092
ISBN-10: 0679760091
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 140mm x 28mm)
Pages: 519
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sherwin B. Nuland

Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., wasa clinical professor of surgery at Yale University andthe author of numerous books, includingHow We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter, which won the National Book Award, Lost in America: A Journey with My Father, Maimonides, andLeonardo da Vinci. In addition to his numerous articles for medical publications, he wrote for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New Republic, Time, and The New York Review of Books. Dr. Nuland died in 2014."

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