A History of Neurosurgery: In Its Scientific and Professional Contexts

Front Cover
Thieme, 1997 - Medical - 625 pages
2 Reviews
A History of Neurosurgery is the first thorough book on the history of neurosurgery published since 1951. The book is organized around a specific historiographic framework that traces the advancement of the specialty. Included are chapters on ancient trepanation, Macewen's first use of the combined technologies of anesthesia, antisepsis and cortical localization in 1879 to plan and perform craniotomies, the emergence of Harvey Cushing's leadership, the evolution of modern neurosurgical techniques and technology and much more.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

A great book!

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Nice information but historically the book is not very accurate.

Contents

A Brief Overview
11
Surgery of the Head and Brain Prior
27
Neurosurgery in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds
37
The Neurosurgical Management of
65
Treatment of Craniocerebral Infection and Other Common
83
Gestation and Birth of the Specialty
97
1800 to 1875
131
From Theory to Practice Paul Broca and
137
The Management of Head Trauma
289
Hydrocephalus and the Development of Pediatric Neurosurgery 45
345
History of Degenerative and Traumatic Diseases of the Spine 55
355
History of Pituitary Surgery
373
History of Stereotactic Surgery
401
History of Pain Management
439
History of the Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy
465
The Neurosurgeons Interest in the Corpus Callosum
489

Macewen to Cushing
153
1901 to 1920
167
The Evolution of Modern Neurosurgical
191
History of Neuroanesthesia
213
The Evolution of Treatment
247
History of Neurovascular Surgery
259
Organizational and Philosophical Issues
517
Philosophical Currents in the History of Neurosurgery
561
Appendix and Indexes
579
List of Illustrations
603
F AANS Historical BOOks
625
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 262 - Transactions of a Society for the Improvement of Medical and Chirurgical Knowledge.
Page 246 - Purcell. EM; Torrey, HC; Pound, RV Resonance absorption by nuclear magnetic moments in a solid.
Page 129 - The Physiognomical System of Drs Gall and Spurzheim, founded on an Anatomical and Physiological Examination of the Nervous System in general, and of the Brain in particular ; and indicating the Dispositions and Manifestations of the Mind.
Page 96 - A System of Surgery, Theoretical and Practical, in Treatises by Various Authors.
Page 246 - Handler P: The use of positronemitting radioisotopes for the localization of brain tumors.
Page 293 - medieval" was invented by the 16th century to differentiate itself from the period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance period.
Page 342 - Remarks on that Kind of Palsy of the Lower Limbs, which is Frequently Found to Accompany a Curvature of the Spine and is Supposed to be Caused by it.
Page 37 - If a doctor has treated a man with a metal knife for a severe wound, and has caused the man to die, or has opened a man's tumour with a metal knife, and destroyed the man's eye ; his hands shall be cut off.
Page 200 - If it be a man's slave, the owner of the slave shall give two shekels of silver to the physician.

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information