Invasion of the Body: Revolutions in Surgery

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Harvard University Press, Dec 1, 2011 - Medical - 432 pages
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A pioneering organ transplant surgeon narrates in gripping detail the revolutions that have transformed modern surgery, and the turmoil in medical education and health care reform as new capacities to prolong life and restore health run headlong into unsustainable costs. Tilney’s stage is the famous Boston teaching hospital, Brigham and Women's.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Three Operations
7
2 The Teaching Hospital
35
3 Evolution of a Profession
52
4 Steps Forward and Steps Backward
75
5 War and Peace
97
6 The Promise of Surgical Research
128
7 Operations on the Heart
153
9 The Transfer of Organs
213
10 Making Surgeon Then and Now
240
11 Shifting Foundations
267
12 Unsolved Challenges
295
Notes
325
Acknowledgments
345
Index
347
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8 The Mechanical Heart
186

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Tilney Nicholas L. :

Nicholas L. Tilney holds the posts of Honorary Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and Francis D. Moore Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School.

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